Call for Papers/Abstracts: 7th Mid-Atlantic Patent Works-In-Progress (MAPWIP) Colloquium



Event Date: 


Location name: 

Washington, DC


American University Washington College of Law


  • Abstract or Draft Submission Deadline:  September 1, 2018 (rolling decisions)
  • Deadline to Serve as Dedicated Commentator:  September 15, 2018
  • Contact:  Jonas Anderson,
  • Expected Size:  6–9 participants


The event will be dedicated to discussing works in progress on any topic related to patent law, liberally defined. Papers should be in progress and not fully developed. Articles already submitted for publication are therefore not ideal.

Participants agree to read all of the papers in advance. Each paper receives an hour of discussion. Typically, the presenter will take no more than 5 minutes to situate the project with the remaining time devoted to discussion of the paper.  This format works best with a small number of committed participants. Therefore, I will aim for 6-9 papers.  You can also choose to participate as a dedicated commentator.


Participants fund their own travel and lodging. We have negotiated a good room rate at a nearby hotel.

American University will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on September 28th.

There is no registration fee.

We will start at approximately 9 am on Friday, September 28th, and wrap up around 4:00 pm, depending on the amount of papers to discuss.

Please request a paper slot by emailing me a draft or abstract by September 1, 2018. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so feel free to email me sooner. If you would like to participate as a dedicated commentator, please email me by September 15, 2018.

If you know of any other people that may be interested in participating, please feel free to forward this message.