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), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association the Past Presidents of AIPLA, law schools are invited 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 AIPLA and Chair of the 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, will be presented at the 2016 AIPLA Annual Meeting from October 27-29, 2016 in Washington, D.C. 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 27, 2016 addressed to:

American Intellectual Property Education Foundation
241 18th Street South, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202
or emailed to

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Robert C. Watson Award

AIPLA announces the 2016 Robert C. Watson Competition recognizing law students for outstanding article on IP Law.

Law students are encouraged to submit an article on an IP topic, written on or before June 30, 2016. 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, 2015.

The winner will receive reasonable expense reimbursement to attend the AIPLA Annual Meeting, October 27-29, 2016 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 30, 2016. 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 Competition

Award: $2,000
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016
The award will be presented Friday, October 28, 2016 during the AIPLA Annual Meeting Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

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HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute

The HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute is NOW accepting applications. IPLI is an intensive week-long program focused on all aspects of intellectual property law and offered to 25 Latino students from across the country. Participants in the program, held in Washington, D.C., will have all necessary expenses covered. The program will focus on: Trade Secrets, Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks. The 2015 IPLI will be held May 31-June 6. Application deadline: March 31, 2015. For more info, click HERE.

Georgia State University College of Law IP Writing Competition

Open to students enrolled in ABA-accredited law schools. Prizes: $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000. The winner will have the option to publish her or his article in the Georgia State University Law Review and may present the article at the Corporate IP Institute (CIPI) meeting, an annual two-day event where about 200 IP professionals gather to discuss current issues, stories and strategies of corporations. Winning papers will also be published in the materials for the 2015 Corporate IP Institute. For more info, click HERE. Application deadline: April 30, 2015.