Seeking IP Transactional Law Attorneys to be Judges at IP Law Meets, Oct. 17, 2014

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“Santa Clara Law is again hosting the Western Regional Meet for the 2014 Intellectual Property LawMeet (the “Meet”) and would love to have you join us as a judge. The Meet is the country’s premier IP law competition, designed to give law students hands-on experience in developing transactional lawyering skills, and the value judges provide to this program is essential.

Twenty-four teams from around the country will participate in one of two Regional Meets hosted by Santa Clara Law and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Twelve teams will participate in the Western Regional Meet. The Meet will take place on Friday, October 17, 2014, 9:00a to 5:00p.

This year’s problem involves a licensing agreement between a movie studio and an online gaming company. In this transaction, the movie studio is seeking to secure the rights necessary to produce, market and distribute a new movie using a story and characters based on a popular video game owned by the gaming company.

Judges are asked to evaluate four teams during each of two rounds during the morning and/or afternoon. Prior to the negotiations (September 26th – October 15), judges will evaluate each of the teams’ draft provisions and teams’ mark-ups using a one-page scoring sheet for each. The judges evaluate negotiations that take place between the hours of 9:00am to 12:30pm for the morning session, and 1:00pm to 4:30pm for the afternoon session. Each negotiation lasts 40 minutes and is followed by ten minutes of feedback to each team. Four of the twelve judges will be selected to participate in an expert demonstration and panel from 4:00pm to 4:45pm. For planning purposes, the timeline and schedule for the Meet are attached. Judges can participate all day (eight teams, four rounds total), or half day (four teams, two rounds total).

Judge Commitment- Past judges have estimated the following for time commitment for LawMeets:
• 1-2 hours reviewing the case statement and instructions
• 3 hours scoring 4 drafts (half day)
• 2 hours scoring 2 mark-ups (half day
• 4 hours attending and judging competition (half day)
Estimated total hours: 11-14 (half day) — 21-26 (full day)

Although students learn a tremendous amount preparing and marking-up drafts for the live negotiations, we have found that the real value of the Meet is the depth of knowledge and wisdom senior attorneys share with each team through their participation as judges.

We also have sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorships require no monetary contribution, but we ask that sponsoring law firms or corporations commit to either two judges for the full day (or four half-day judges). We also have sponsorship opportunities to underwrite lunch on the day of the meet or a reception after the meet.”

Interested? Please fill out and submit the form.