The Ninth Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property (JSIP) Workshop

May 17-18, 2017 (Wednesday-Thursday)

The JSIP Workshop offers an opportunity for junior scholars* writing in the areas of intellectual property, communications, and cyberlaw to receive extended commentary on their work from established scholars in a focused workshop setting (almost an hour of feedback per paper). Articles will be chosen through a blind-review selection process. Participants must commit to attend the entire workshop.

*Eligible junior scholars have seven or fewer years of full-time teaching experience.



John Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law
Rebecca Eisenberg, University of Michigan Law School
Wendy J. Gordon, Boston University School of Law
Paul Heald, University of Illinois College of Law
Laura Heymann, William & Mary Law School
Michael Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Joseph Miller, University of Georgia School of Law
Jason Rantanen, University of Iowa College of Law
Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center


Jeremy W. Bock
University of Memphis School of Law
Behavioral Claim Construction (PDF)

Joseph Fishman
Vanderbilt University Law School
Music as a Matter of Law (PDF)

Paul R. Gugliuzza
Boston University School of Law
Quick Decisions in Patent Cases (PDF)

Dmitry Karshtedt
The George Washinton University Law School
The Modern Pirate: Toward a New Standard for Enhanced Damages in Patent Law (PDF)

Dustin Marlan
The University of Michigan Law School
Visual Metaphor and the Distinctiveness of Images in Trademark Law (PDF)

Andrew Michaels
The George Washinton University Law School
Patent Transfer and The Bundle of Rights (PDF)

Laura Gabriela Pedraza-Farina
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
The Social Origins of Innovation Failures (PDF)

Guy A. Rub
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Copyright Survives: Rethinking the Copyright-Contracts Conflict (PDF)

Deepa Varadarajan
Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business
The Trade Secret-Contract Interface

MSU Law IPIC Program Host Faculty

Adam Candeub
Professor of Law & IPIC Program Director

Sean A. Pager
Associate Professor of Law & IPIC Program Associate Director

James Chen
Justin Smith Morrill Chair in Law

Jennifer Carter-Johnson
Assistant Professor of Law

David Blankfein-Tabachnick
Assistant Professor of Law

Contact Adam Candeub at for more information.

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