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PIP Competition 2012 : Pondering Intellectual Property Competition 2012


When Jul 1, 2012 - Oct 1, 2012
Where Online submission
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2012
Categories    law   intellectual property

Call For Papers

The Ministry of Human Resource Development IP Chair at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), India, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society (IPTLS) and Spicy IP (India’s leading blog on IP laws) are hosting the First Pondering Intellectual Property (PIP) Competition, 2012.

This is an exclusive legal writing competition on intellectual property open to all students currently pursuing a law degree anywhere in the world. The best three entries will receive total prize money of USD 850.

Topic: Should the process of creating an invention or work determine its protectability as an intellectual property?

Word Limit: 5,000 words inclusive of footnotes & references

The deadline for the competition has been extended till October 1st, 2012 and we accept co-authored entries. The entries will be judged by a 5 member panel of renowned international experts in intellectual property. The panel comprises:

Professor David Vaver, Professor of IP Law, Osgoode Hall Law School
Professor Lionel Bently, Director of the Centre for IP Law, University of Cambridge
Judge Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Professor Graeme Dinwoodie, Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Center, University of Oxford
Professor Shamnad Basheer, MHRD Chair Professor in IP Law at the National University of Juridical Sciences

The terms and conditions of the competition and other details of the competition is attached herewith and can also be accessed from

For any information/clarification regarding the competition, feel free to drop us an email at

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