PatCon: The Annual Patent Conference

Friday-Saturday, April 14-15, 2023

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611


The Patent Conference ("PatCon") is an interdisciplinary forum where scholars from the fields of law, economics, business, public health, history & philosophy of science, engineering, and other disciplines can share their research. In addition, PatCon stands out in its commitment to including judges, USPTO personnel, and members of industry in order to encourage applications of scholarship in the wider world.

There is no registration fee to attend PatCon. Conference participants must pay their own travel and lodging, but all meals will be provided gratis during the conference.

Conference attendance is by invitation only.

Abstract Submissions

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023
Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to  

Conference Organizers

David Schwartz
Laura Pedraza-Fariña


Warwick Allerton
701 N Michigan Ave