A trio of students wrote the best draft in the East Coast Region of the 2014 Intellectual Property LawMeet, which was held at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
3L Robert Bean, 2L Michael Neher and 3L Chris Pattillo represented a video gaming company in a simulated deal in which a movie studio sought rights to produce, market and distribute a movie using a story and characters based on a popular video their clients produced and owned. The students drafted a proposed licensing agreement with the movie studio.
Teams from Cardozo School of Law and the University of Virginia School of Law advanced to the national competition, which will be held in November. The regional competition featured students from American University Washington College of Law, Charlotte School of Law, DePaul University College of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, the College of William and Mary, New York Law School and Suffolk University Law School.
The competition, created by a company founded by Professor Karl Okamoto was designed to allow students to demonstrate their mastery of issues in intellectual property law that are embedded in complex transactions.