The Suffolk Law IP Center is pleased to host the 20th Annual Works in Progress for Intellectual Property Scholars Colloquium (WIPIP 2023). The colloquium provides intellectual property scholars with a forum to present their academic works-in-progress and receive early feedback from their peers. Once again, WIPIP 2023 will host the famous “Evil Twins” debate, organized by Richmond Law School.
The formal programming for WIPIP 2023 will begin on the morning of Friday, February 3, 2023 and will conclude by 3 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2023. There will also be an Opening Night Reception on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
The official WIPIP program will begin Friday morning and conclude around 3 pm ET on Saturday afternoon.
Thursday, February 2
|6:00 p.m.||Opening Night Reception|
Friday, February 3
|8:00 a.m.||Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome Remarks|
|8:30 a.m.||Concurrent Session #1|
|10:10 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|10:30 a.m.||Concurrent Session #2|
|1:30 p.m.||Concurrent Session #3|
|3:30 p.m.||Concurrent Session #4|
|5:10 p.m.||Day One Presentations Conclude|
|6:00 p.m.||Cocktail Hour|
|6:15 p.m.||University of Richmond’s 16th Annual Evil Twins Debate , featuring Zahr Said (University of Washington School of Law) & Bruce Boyden (Marquette University Law School) on “ChatGPT: Pandora’s Box or Box of Chocolates?”|
Saturday, February 4
|8:00 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:30 a.m.||Concurrent Session #4|
|10:30 a.m.||Concurrent Session #5|
|1:10 p.m.||Tribute to Dmitry Karshtedt & Closing Plenary Session|
|3:10 p.m.||WIPIP Program Concludes|
We have made a PDF copy of the Schedule at a Glance [PDF] available for download.
A PDF copy of the full Schedule of WIPIP Presentations [PDF] is also available for download.
Please note that there will be a virtual attendance option for the “Evil Twins” debate and for all sessions on Friday and Saturday. There will also be a virtual Social Hour on Thursday night. Further details regarding these virtual attendance opportunities will be sent closer to the event date.
WIPIP 2023 will be a “hybrid” format with a mixture of virtual and on-site presenters and/or attendees (subject to any COVID-19 regulations required by Suffolk University and/or the city of Boston).
There is no cost to attend WIPIP, but conference attendees are responsible for their own travel costs. Suffolk Law School is located at 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108 and is a short taxi or train ride from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
If you plan to present or attend in person, we recommend reserving a room at the Omni Parker House hotel, which is located mere steps from the law school. If you have any other questions regarding travel and accommodations, please contact Jenn Karnakis, Executive Director, Suffolk Law IP Center, directly.
If you have any questions about WIPIP 2023, please contact the Suffolk Law IP Center.
Learn more about the WIPIP series and track the Twitter conversation at #WIPIP2023.
Evil Twins Debate
The University of Richmond School of Law, the Suffolk Law IP Center, and WIPIP are pleased to present the 16th Annual Evil Twin Debate on the evening of February 3, 2023 at Suffolk University Law School.
Our evil twins this year are Zahr Said (University of Washington School of Law) and Bruce Boyden (Marquette University Law School), who will be debating the topic: “ChatGPT: Pandora’s Box or Box of Chocolates?”
There will be a virtual attendance option for the Evil Twins debate. Details for the livestream will be sent closer to the event date. Please contact Jenn Karnakis if you are not already on the WIPIP email distribution list.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a participation request. The presentation schedule is currently full, and no further participation requests will be accepted.
All accepted presenters have been notified. If you submitted a participation request, but did not receive an acceptance email, please contact Jenn Karnakis, Executive Director, Suffolk Law IP Center, directly.
Anyone who wishes to attend WIPIP 2023 as a non-presenting participant-discussant should send us an email with their request to attend. Please note whether you wish to attend the conference in person or virtually.