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Writing Competitions for Law Students: Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Competitions

The Federal Circuit Bar Association’s George Hutchinson Writing Competition

Papers must deal with a topic that lies within the substance, procedure, or scope of the specialized jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

New York Intellectual Property Law Association William C. Conner Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition

An entry must be directed to any of the following subject areas of intellectual property, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair trade practices, as well as antitrust and data security/privacy issues to the extent they relate to intellectual property.  Submit by February 25, 2024.

Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Contest

The Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Contest was established to provide an opportunity for law students to express in writing their insight and knowledge in the areas of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or trade dress. 

The American Association of Patent Judges Frederick E. McKelvey Writing Competition

Candidates shall submit essays concerning any subject relating to U.S. patent law.