Santa Clara Law is hosting the West Coast Regional rounds of the National IP LawMeets on Friday, November 1st in Bannan Hall. This is a day-long skills competition followed by a reception, which will be attended by a number of Valley IP practitioners. If you are interested in attending the reception, please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition is a relatively new format of student skills competition that has been described as “moot court for transactional skills.” Student teams draft agreements and exchange markups with opposing teams in advance of the competition, and then the teams meet for live negotiations of a IP-related deal on the day of the event.
This event at Santa Clara Law will be attended by about 60 people: 12 teams of 2 or 3 law students from schools across the country, including 2 Santa Clara teams, plus their coaches (practitioners and faculty), and we’ll have about 15 Silicon Valley IP law practitioners who will be serving as judges.
This is only the third year that the IP LawMeets competition been held, and the nationwide popularity of the competition led LawMeets to increase the scope of the event by holding the event on two coasts. As such, Santa Clara was honored to be the school asked to be the west coast host school for the first time the event was expanded to both coasts. The east coast rounds will be held at Suffolk Law the same day as the west coast rounds.