Saturday, March 7, 2009

Intellectual Property (1L & 2L) - May 15, 2009, $5,000 (1L); $5,000(2L)

10th Annual IP Writing Competition; Foley & Lardner LLP

10th Annual Intellectual Property Writing Competition with prizes totaling $15,000 for papers addressing intellectual property topics, such as patents, copyrights, domain names, trademarks, computer law, and trade secret law.


* One (1) – $5,000 Grand Prize to one first-year law student
* One (1) – $5,000 Grand Prize to one second-year law student
* Three (3) – Honorable Mention prizes

Acceptable topics are as broad as a candidate's initiative, creativity, and vision. Representative examples include, but are not limited to:

* Focus on metrics or other measurements of intellectual asset management performance
* Protecting intellectual property rights to maximize competitive opportunities
* Extracting untapped value from intellectual property
* Auditing patents to determine whether they should be enforced, licensed, donated, or terminated
* Identifying prospective IP licensees

Read the winning papers from prior years here.

Eligibility Requirements: Individuals who are currently enrolled in their first or second year of either a three-year full-time or four-year part-time Juris Doctorate program at an AALS accredited law school are eligible.

Image, Mandala: Spiritual Experience of Tibet

The word “mandala” is Sanskrit for “circle.” Created by hand, mandalas embody traditional meditative designs that represent the universal qualities of harmony, balance and community. Tibetans have long believed that to witness the creation of a mandala is to cultivate these enduring qualities within each of us, and so to witness the creation of a mandala is to lay the foundation for a strong and balanced human community. (from press release about Mandala at the University of Arkansas).