Patent Drafting and Oral Advocacy Competition Team – 5127
This competition team furthers students’ research, writing, and oral advocacy using a patent invention disclosure. The focus is on patent searching, patent drafting, and oral advocacy. The writing component is a simulation of the real-world patent prosecution environment where a junior lawyer or patent agent prepares a patent application for review by a patent examiner. The competition team is open to 16 students, who will compete in a local competition and defend their patent application before a panel of judges. One (1) to three (3) of the students will be selected to compete for the annual International Patent Drafting Competition held at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to defend the team patent application before of a panel of patent examiners and judges.