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IDEA - Annual Student Competition

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IDEA Student IP Writing Competition

 

2013 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners

The IDEA® Editorial Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Student Writing Competition:

First Place: Pandora & Spotify: Legal Issues And Licensing Requirements For Interactive And Non-Interactive Internet Radio Broadcasters – Sofia Ritala, The University of Texas School of Law and University of Edinburgh.

Second Place: What Do You Care What the Color of my Sole Is?: Analyzing if Copyright Law is a Better Solution for the Those Seeking Protection for Color in the Fashion Industry – Sara Falk, American University, Washington College of Law.

Third Place: China’s Indigenous Innovation Policy: Promoting Innovation at Foreign Firms’ Expense – Cindy Bi, The Ohio State University-Moritz College of Law.


We would like to thank all of this year's participants. Although we were only able to choose three winners, we were extremely impressed with all of the entries and encourage your participation next year.


IDEA®: The Intellectual Property Law Review is proud to announce our Annual IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition. We are looking for original, publishable papers addressing compelling issues in intellectual property law.

The awards include:

  • 1st prize - $500 and publication in IDEA®;
  • 2nd prize - $200; and
  • 3rd prize - A one-year subscription to IDEA®.

Competition Details

To be eligible for consideration, the paper must focus on intellectual property law and have been written solely by a student. Submissions should be double-spaced (except for footnotes, which should be single-spaced). The font size should be 12 point at a minimum. All margins should be one inch at a minimum. Students should follow the format presented in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.). Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, though paper submissions also will be accepted. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, May 16, 2014.

Entry Form

The entry form is available at this link: Entry Form

Contact Information:

IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition
IDEA®: The Intellectual Property Law Review
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301

 

Previous Finalists

2012 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners

First Place: Game Over, Insert Coin to Continue: Entering a New Era of Video Game Intellectual Property Enforcement - Andrew Eichner, The University of Texas School of Law.

Second Place: Taking Note: Reflections on Copyrighting Students’ Lecture Notes - Matthew Pagett, Wake Forest University School of Law.

Third Place: Duty to Deal: The Antitrust Antidote to the Gene Patent Dilemma - Jolene Fernandes, University of California, Irvine School of Law.

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2011 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners

The IDEA® Editorial Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Student Writing Competition:

First Place: A "License to Read": The Effect of E-Books on Publishers, Libraries, and the First Sale Doctrine - Rachel Berube, Emory University School of Law.

Second Place: The Culture of Puffery - Anyu Fang, Stanford Law School.

Third Place: Economics of Process Methods: Intellectual Property Movements and Guideposts for Information Age Patents - Blair Russell, Chapman University School of Law.

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2010 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners

The IDEA® Editorial Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Student Writing Competition:

First Place: Irrational Behavior, Hindsight, and Patentability: Balancing the "Obvious to Try" Test with Unexpected Results - Scott Conley, Salmon P. Chase School of Law.

Second Place: A Brave New Step: Why the Music Industry Should Follow the Hulu Model - Jessica Wang, UCLA School of Law.

Third Place: Although Wi-Fi Is Hot, Security Measures Are Not: Does Maintaining an Unsecured Wi-Fi Network Diminish Your Fourth Amendment Rights? - Dayna Tann, St. John's University School of Law.

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The following are the finalists for the 2008-2009 IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition:

1st Prize - Kenneth Shurtz, UC Hastings College of the Law, Has the CUTSA Furthered or Frustrated Underlying Theories of Trade Secret Law?

2nd Prize - Willow Noonan, The George Washington University Law School, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and the iTunes Ecosystem

3rd Prize - Aaron White, DePaul University College of Law, The Copyright Tree: Using German Moral Rights as the Roots for Enhanced Authorship Protection in the United States

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The following are the finalists for the 2007-2008 IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition:

1st Prize - David Simon, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2008, Register Trademarks and Keep the Faith: Trademarks, Religion, and Identity

2nd Prize - Frank Muller, DePaul University College of Law, 2008, Human Rights and the Moral Right of Textual Integrity: A Convergence

3rd Prize - Steve Johnston, William and Mary School of Law, 2009, Anything But Obvious: Interpreting the 'Obvious to Try' Maxim in the Chemical Arts

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