International Patent Drafting Competition

The annual International Patent Drafting Competition, organized by the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and held at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USTPO, takes place at the beginning of each year and offers student teams the opportunity to present their patent applications in front of a panel of judges comprised of patent examiners, practitioners and several high profile guest judges.

 

2018 COMPETITION

Each team is required to pay a registration fee. The fee is $200 USD  and is non-refundable. This fee covers the team registration into the competition as well as food and drinks during the competition.

All other expenses, including travel and accommodations, are the sole responsibility of each competing team.

Please note that by submitting this registration form, you agree to the 2018 International Patent Drafting Competition Rules

You also agree that you meet the eligibility requirements (found in rules document) to participate in this competition.

 

 

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The registration deadline is October 13, 2017

 

 

Past competition hypothetical problems: