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Team Wins Second in Pepperdine Competition

  Moot Court Competition Participants
Robert Newman, Professor Mickie PIatt, and Jason Gordon -- 8th annual Pepperdine University School of Law National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition.
Jason Gordon and Robert Newman survived five rounds of argument at the 8th Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition at Pepperdine University, November 11-13, 2005. They also placed second for their Respondents' brief on the problem set in the recording industry that posed a question of constitutionality of the federal antibootlegging statute and the wrongfulness requirement for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage in California. Professor Mickie Piatt coached and advised the team; other faculty and Program friends who assisted with practice included Professors Deb Quentel, Sanford Greenberg, Kathryn Penrose, and Rich Renner, Scott Cole, Atul Trivedi, and Brian Rosenblatt.

Previous Competitions

2005 Giles Rich Patent Competition First Place Regional Winners, Scott Turk and Scott Cole!

2004 Giles Rich Patent Competition Second Place Regional Winners, Scott Kolassa and Kara Szpondowski!

2004 Lefkowitz Trademark Team Chris Haggerty and Chris Kaiser Second Place and Best Brief in Regional Competition, Second Place Brief Nationally!

2002 Giles Rich Patent Competition Regional Winners, Matt Fannin and Nabeela McMillian!

Moot Court Competitions

IP Moot Court: There are two moot court competitions that are administered by the IP Program: Giles Rich Patent and Lefkowitz Trademark.

Any student wishing to compete in the Giles Rich Patent competition must participate in the internal competition in mid-January and must have taken the Patent Course by that time. Participation in the competition may be accomplished simply by receiving the problem, completing the brief, and participating in the oral competition on one's own. It may also be accomplished by participating in the Practice Before the Federal Circuit course that is offered in the Fall. (This course also includes the brief-writing and the oral competition.)



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