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Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition

The Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court competition is the nation's foremost intellectual property moot court competition. The competition is named for the late Honorable Giles Sutherland Rich, a noted jurist and Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its predecessor, the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

The competition is a nationwide moot court compteition run by the American Intellectual Property Law Association and covers issues involving patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets. The problem is usually released in October, with a University of Michigan round hosted by the Intellectual Property Students Association in January. From this round, the top two-member teams travel to the regional competition in Chicago, with the finals taking place in April at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit the American Intellectual Property Law Association's website.