Foley & Lardner LLP 8th Annual IP Writing Competition

17 May 2007 Washington, D.C. Past Event

Location

Mail Entries to:
c/o Marion Baker
Department Operating Officer, IP
Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

Agenda

May 17, 2007

Foley & Lardner LLP is on the forefront of intellectual property law, and actively committed to promoting scholarly research and writing. We are proud to sponsor the Eighth 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.

Prizes:

  • 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

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. Individuals who have accepted either summer or post-graduate employment with Foley & Lardner LLP but are not yet employees of the firm are eligible. Employees or immediate relatives of employees of Foley & Lardner LLP are not eligible.

Submission:

  • Two (2) hard copies (no emails or facsimiles, please)
  • Postmarked no later than May 15, 2007
  • Mailed to: Foley & Lardner LLP 8th Annual IP Writing Competition
                   c/o Marion Baker
                   Department Operating Officer, IP
                   Foley & Lardner LLP
                   3000 K Street, N.W.
                   Washington, D.C. 20007
  • Papers must be of publishable quality for a law review and not have been published, submitted or otherwise used prior to September 1, 2005. Papers used for academic credit or papers submitted to law reviews, etc., after September 1, 2005, may be submitted as is or in a modified form. Papers should be from 10 to 30 double-spaced typed pages, including footnotes. Individuals may submit multiple entries. Each entry must include the name of the individual’s law school, their year of law school, and their contact information. Receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged by return mail.

Judging: Winners will be determined at the sole discretion of Foley & Lardner LLP. All entrants will be notified of the competition results in writing. Criteria for judging include: (a) originality of thought; (b) contributions to the law and practice; (c) completeness of scholarly research; and (d) the overall style and content of the work.

Publishing Rights: The author will retain ownership of the copyright for all works submitted. However, authors receiving any award must first grant Foley & Lardner LLP a worldwide, royalty free, non-exclusive license to publish the work or have the work published. All authors shall retain the right to publish or have published submitted articles. However, authors receiving any award must include a footnote on the first page noting the Foley & Lardner LLP award.

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Foley & Lardner LLP 8th Annual IP Writing Competition

Location

Mail Entries to:
c/o Marion Baker
Department Operating Officer, IP
Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

Agenda

May 17, 2007