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UNH Law Students Named Winners of Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize Competition

UNH Law Students Named Winners of Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize Competition

Two University of New Hampshire School of Law students have recently been named winners of the inaugural Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize competition. Kanav Hasija, a Masters in Intellectual Property candidate, and T. Paul Tanpitukpongse, a 3L student, won in the student category. They will receive a $5,000 cash prize and the opportunity to join other winners at a patent remedies conference to be held at Stanford Law School on February 18, 2011.

According to Hasija, “This award is an honor, both for us and for the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, which houses all the pioneering IP research going on at the UNH School of Law.  We're excited to share our ideas with this impressive group of scholars from around the country.”

Presented by Samsung Electronics and Stanford Law School, the competition was established to encourage new research in the field of patent remedies.  In their paper, “Game Theory: A Zooming and Sliding Method for the Determination of Reasonable Royalties in Patent Damages,” Hasija and Tanpitukpongse demonstrated a new framework, using game theory, for calculating royalties in patent damage cases.

Tanpitukpongse earned both his B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Hasija earned his Bachelor in Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, in Kharagpur, India, which recently gave him an honorary award in technology.