• Patent Drafting and Oral Advocacy Competition Team – 7127

    Fall 2020*

    * Multi-semester course

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  • Prerequisites

    Prereq or co-req one of the following: Law 6224/5224 Patents, Law 6231/5231 Patent Prosecution I, Law 6243/5243 Patent Research & Writing, or Director of Patent Law Programs permission.

    Grad. Requirements
    • Experiential Learning
    • Upper Division Legal Writing
    Subject Area
    • Intellectual Property and Technology *
    Student Year
    Upper Division, LL.M.
    Grade Base
    A - F
    Course type
    Moot Court

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.

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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