REMINDER: Submit interest forms by March 31 for PTAB Moot Court Competition

Published on: 03/27/2024 14:07 PM


Patent Trial and Appeal Board

US Patent and Trademark Office

PTAB Moot Court Competition gives law students opportunity to develop valuable advocacy skills 

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If you’re a law student interested in working in the intellectual property field, take advantage of the unique opportunity to participate in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) Moot Court Competition. You'll develop and practice the written and oral advocacy skills needed to succeed in America Invents Act proceedings at PTAB. Interest forms are due by March 31.

This free, fully virtual program is open to teams of students who will be enrolled in law school full-time or part-time during the 2024-2025 academic year. It will begin in October 2024 and continue through April 2025. 

Participants will:  

  • Work closely with a PTAB Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) coach 
  • Get practical tips and gain experience in how to best present a case before the PTAB 
  • Participate in live mock oral arguments before a panel of APJs  

Interested students should ask a professor or school administrator to submit the required information for them. You can find more information, including eligibility and form submission requirements, on the program webpage.

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