Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL) launched in 2008 and is jointly organized by the University of Turku Faculty of Law (Finland), the University of Eastern Finland Law School, the University of Louisville School of Law (USA), Michigan State University College of Law (USA), Texas A&M University School of Law (USA), the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged (Hungary), and IPR University Center (Finland).
Each year, CICL brings together top scholars exploring issues in intellectual property law, communications law, and issues related to the intersection of the two.
In the past decade, conferences in the CICL series have not only showcased the latest research in the intellectual property field, but they have also provided excellent forums for intellectual property teachers, researchers and students to exchange their experience. Featuring cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary perspectives and presentations from graduate students, the conference series has benefited professors and students alike.
The inaugural conference was held at the University of Turku in Finland in July 2008. Since then, the event has been held at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne in Australia, the University of Leeds in England and the University of Szeged in Hungary in addition to the co-sponsoring institutions. In July 2015, CLIP co-organized the seventh annual conference in Xiamen, China, with the Intellectual Property Research Institute at Xiamen University.