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News Posted on November 6, 2013

King Hall Students Excel in Intellectual Property LawMeet Competition Regionals

The King Hall team of Helen Liu '15 and Sean Newland '14 advanced to the semifinals and won the award for Best Draft at the Intellectual Property LawMeet regional competition held at Santa Clara University School of Law on November 1. 

The IP LawMeet is a competition involving simulated contract drafting and negotiation of a complex intellectual property transaction.  Students were asked to represent one of two sides in drafting and negotiating a joint development agreement for a promising new 3D printing technology. The drafting stage took place over two months, with students drafting joint development agreements, having interviews with their clients, and marking up opposing teams' drafts. The regional portion of the competition culminated with the live negotiations.

The team's faculty adviser was Professor Thomas Joo.  The team received invaluable advice from Professor Afra Afsharipour and King Hall alumni practitioners Stephen Abreu '07 and Stefan Spich '06.