IDEA Student IP Writing Competition
IDEA®: The Journal of the Franklin Pierce Center For Intellectual Property 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.
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 (20th ed.). Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, though paper submissions also will be accepted. The deadline for submitting notes is forthcoming, please check back for updates.
The awards include:
1st prize - $500 and publication in IDEA®;
2nd prize - $200; and
3rd prize - A one-year subscription to IDEA®.
The entry form for 2018 can be accesssed here.
IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition
IDEA®: The Intellectual Property Law Review
University of New Hampshire School of Law
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Concord, NH 03301
The IDEA® Editorial Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Student Writing Competition:
"A Mind of its Own- Direct Infringement by Users of Systems of Artificial Intelligence"
“Appropriation at Augusta: An Illustration of the Battle Over the Publicity Right and the First Amendment"
“The Future of the Compulsory License: Tick Tock and it's Time to Eliminate It "
2016 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners
“Patently Unfair - Confirmation Bias and the Due Process of Inter Partes Review"
Nicholas J. Doyle
“Lost in Space: The Copyright Dilemma"
“A Photographer’s Copyright Protection for Orphaned Works"
2015 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners
“Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Intellectual Property Protection for Cake Design”
Hannah Brown, University of San Diego School of Law, 2015
“The Trademark as a Novel Innovation Index”
Brian Focarino, William & Mary Law School, 2015
“Enlightened Learning from a Venerable Master: The Right of Publicity Adopts Trademark Law’s Teachings in Fashioning a Principles First Amendment Defense”
Wee Jin Yeo, Boston University School of Law, 2015
2014 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners
Hyper-Linking Content as Copyright Infringement: Not Worth All the Hype
Katherine Beyer, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2015
Patenting Proteins After Myriad
Priti Phukan, University of San Diego School of Law, 2015
Is Porn too Provocative for Copyright?: Analyzing the Constitutionality of Obscene and Pornographic Copyrights
Ashley Winkler, University of Kentucky College of Law, 2015
2013 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners
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
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
China’s Indigenous Innovation Policy: Promoting Innovation at Foreign Firms’ Expense
Cindy Bi, The Ohio State University-Moritz College of Law
2012 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners
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
Taking Note: Reflections on Copyrighting Students’ Lecture Notes
Matthew Pagett, Wake Forest University School of Law
Duty to Deal: The Antitrust Antidote to the Gene Patent Dilemma
Jolene Fernandes, University of California, Irvine School of Law
2011 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners
The IDEA® Editorial Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Student Writing Competition:
A "License to Read": The Effect of E-Books on Publishers, Libraries, and the First Sale Doctrine
Rachel Berube, Emory University School of Law
The Culture of Puffery
Anyu Fang, Stanford Law School
Economics of Process Methods: Intellectual Property Movements and Guideposts for Information Age Patents
Blair Russell, Chapman University School of Law
2010 IDEA Student Writing Competition Winners
The IDEA® Editorial Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Student Writing Competition:
Irrational Behavior, Hindsight, and Patentability: Balancing the "Obvious to Try" Test with Unexpected Results
Scott Conley, Salmon P. Chase School of Law
A Brave New Step: Why the Music Industry Should Follow the Hulu Model
Jessica Wang, UCLA School of Law
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
The following are the finalists for the 2008-2009 IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition:
Has the CUTSA Furthered or Frustrated Underlying Theories of Trade Secret Law?
Kenneth Shurtz, UC Hastings College of the Law
Antitrust, Intellectual Property, and the iTunes Ecosystem
Willow Noonan, The George Washington University Law School
The Copyright Tree: Using German Moral Rights as the Roots for Enhanced Authorship Protection in the United States
Aaron White, DePaul University College of Law
The following are the finalists for the 2007-2008 IDEA Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition:
Register Trademarks and Keep the Faith: Trademarks, Religion, and Identity
David Simon, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2008
Human Rights and the Moral Right of Textual Integrity: A Convergence
Frank Muller,DePaul University College of Law, 2008
Anything But Obvious: Interpreting the 'Obvious to Try' Maxim in the Chemical Arts
Steve Johnston, William and Mary School of Law, 2009