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Intellectual Property Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Student Writing Competition

2014 Writing Competition.  The Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section is seeking papers written by law students who are attending law school in Virginia or are residents of Virginia attending law school outside of Virginia and relating to an intellectual property law issue or the practice of intellectual property law.  Entries are due May 23, 2014.  Winner will receive a prize of $5,000, with a potential prize of $2,500 for the runner-up.  Complete Rules and Flyer are available.

2013 Writing Competition Winner.  Thomas R. Randall was the winner of the 2013 Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition for his submission entitled "Patent Harmonization in the 21st Century:  Narrowing the Issues." Randall is a 2013 graduate of George Mason Law School.  His paper is available here.

2012 Writing Competition Winner.  Matthew E. Kelley was the winner of the 2012 Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition for his submission entitled "Pornography, Piracy, and Privacy:  How Adult Entertainment Companies' Mass Copyright Infringement Litigation Threatens Sexual Privacy, and What Courts Should Do About It."  Kelley is a 2012 graduate of George Washington University Law School.  His paper is available here.

2011 Writing Competition Winner.  Christopher Reaves was the winner of the 2011 Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition for his submission entitled "Whose Tube?  Youtube's Rights, Liabilities, and Incentives Under 17 U.S.C. § 512."  Reaves is a 2011 graduate of George Washington University Law School.  His paper is available here.

2010 Writing Competition Winner.   Timothy A. Cook was the winner of the 2010 Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition for his submission entitled "A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Pharmaceutical Reverse-Payment Settlement Regulations." Cook is a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia Law School.  His paper is available here.

2009 Writing Competition Winner. Jacob A. Schroeder was the winner of the 2009 Intellectual Property Law Student Writing Competition for his submission entitled "Anti-circumvention of Competition: Avoiding Conflict Between DMCA and Antitrust." Schroeder is a 2009 graduate of George Washington University Law School.  His paper is available here.