2022 Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition

Texas Law students are invited to participate in the 2022 Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. The competition is sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the most prestigious intellectual property organization in the country. Tryouts for the Competition will be held November 2 and 4, 2021, from 2:00–5:00 pm in CCJ 3.310. All tryouts will be recorded and distributed to the coaches. If you cannot make it on one of the scheduled dates, please contact Peter McCabe at pmccabe0922@gmail.com to schedule a makeup date.

Specific details have yet to be announced, but the regional competition will occur March 11–13, 2022. The teams that finish first and second in the regionals will move on to the nationals held in April.

You will submit your application via email to Judy White (jwhite@law.utexas.edu). Please sign up for a tryout slot here. Applications and signups are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Questions about the application process can also be directed to Judy.

The subject of the tryouts is the problem from the 2020-21 GSR Competition. The full problem, along with briefs for both appellant and appellee, are available for download below.  In preparation for the tryout, you may address either the claim construction or the pre-suit damages issue. You may argue for either the appellant or appellee. You do not need to do any further research outside of the attached briefs in preparation for the tryout.

For the tryouts, choose one side and prepare an argument of approximately 5-7 minutes in length. The point of this exercise is simply to demonstrate your advocacy skills. You should not do any outside research or spend significant time on the question.

To apply:

Email your application, writing sample, and résumé to Judy at the email address above.