Competitions

 The Jan Jancin Competition

On behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF), the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IPL) the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Past Presidents of AIPLA, we are please to invite your institution to nominate a law student who has excelled in the study of intellectual property law for the Jan Jancin Award.

The late Jan Jancin served not only as President of the AIPLA and Chair of ABA-IPL Section, but served with distinction in other leadership roles in other intellectual property law associations nationally and internationally.

The Jan Jancin Award, which includes a cash award of $5,000 plus reasonable travel expenses to receive the award at the 2018 ABA Annual Meeting from August 2-17, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The recipient must be able to attend in person to receive the award, which will be presented at the conference.

The second place winner will be awarded the AIPLA Past Presidents Award of $2,500 at the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

To be considered, nominations must be received no later than May 25, 2018 addressed to:

American Intellectual Property Education Foundation
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22202
or emailed to jarnold@aipla.org

For more information, visit www.aipelf.org

For further details, email Professor Sherkow at jacob.sherkow@nyls.edu

Robert C. Watson Award

AIPLA announces the 2018 Robert C. Watson Writing Competition recognizing law students for outstanding articles on IP Law.

Law students are encouraged to submit an article on an IP topic, written on or before June 29, 2018. Judges will consider the merit of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously written or published by the author prior to July 1, 2017.

The winner will receive reasonable expense reimbursement to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting, October 25-27, 2018 in Washington D.C., to receive their award.

To be eligible for consideration, the article must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) or prepared in connection with a law school course. The article must be submitted to the American Intellectual Property Law Association on or before June 29, 2018. Papers should be approximately the equivalent of 10 law review pages, including footnotes (30-40 pages typed copy). Submission must be made in PDF or text format. Submission must include the submitter’s name, current address, current telephone number, and employment information, if applicable.

Submit articles to:
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Watson Award Writing Competition
watsonaward@aipla.org

Award: $2,000
Submission Deadline: June 29, 2018
The award will be presented Friday, October 26, 2018 during the AIPLA Annual Meeting Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit www.aipla.prg/resources2

For further details, email Professor Sherkow at jacob.sherkow@nyls.edu

Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition

AIPLA announces the 2018 Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition presenting an appeal from a District Court judgement of patent infringement and contract breach in a case captioned “Headspace, Inc. v. Neptune University School of Medicine.”

National First Place
AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Award – $2,000.
Sponsored by the AIPLA Fellows

National Second Place
Award – $1,000

Regional Competitions: March 23-25, 2018
Boston – Chicago – Houston – Silicon Valley – Atlanta

National Finals Competition: April 18-20, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by: American Intellectual Property Law Association

For more information, visit www.aipla.org/rich

For further details, email Professor Sherkow at jacob.sherkow@nyls.edu

Sidney B. Williams, Jr. IP Law Scholarship

The American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation’s mission is to promote diversity in the intellectual property bar by providing educational, mentoring and employment opportunities to minority law students, and acknowledging outstanding accomplishments in the study and practice of intellectual property law.

The Foundation awards scholarships to law students from minority groups that are presently under-represented among intellectual property attorneys, through the Sidney B. Williams, Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarships. In the last ten years, the Foundation has awarded nearly $2,000,000 to assist minority law students studying to receive $10,000 per year for three years. Twenty-two scholarships were given this year.

Deadline to Apply is March 16, 2018

To apply visit www.aiplef.org

For further details, email Professor Sherkow at jacob.sherkow@nyls.edu