Law students from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and the University of Michigan Law School recently were named winners in the 2013 Michigan Innovation and Intellectual Property Legal Writing Competition, sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Cooley Law School Graduate Program in Intellectual Property Law.
That sounds like a good thing. And it made me remember that when I wrote this article, I relied on an award-winning piece of student scholarship because it seemed to be pretty good.
This, in turn, made me think that publicizing the winners of these awards and their work could be a good idea. For one, boom: A blog post! I really need not go any further. Secondly, why not give talented law students, who we all know can use any help they can get, a bit of encouragement? And third, seeing as how the most talented students — a group that presumably includes winners of these awards — will probably get jobs and then have the creativity beaten out of them so they can “succeed” in the legal profession, maybe, um, something else good.
I asked for, and received, a copy of the winning paper, and permission to post it ahead of its publication, in this case in a journal called IPLS Proceedings. That’s actually reason-to-do-this number four: Not too many people read things in legal journals, to be perfectly frank. But, evidently, some people read blogs. Anyway, it couldn’t hurt.
So, I present you with the first-prize-winner’s paper: Kyle Quigley, a graduating senior at Cooley Law School, was awarded first prize for The Experimental Exception to Patent Infringement Should be Expanded: The Proposal Of A Modified Exception Comprising A Bright-Line Rule Permitting Experimental Use Upon Delivery Of Express Notice Of Intent.”
There ya go! Great work, Kyle. Read More…