2012 Writing Competition Sponsored by the Boston Patent Law Association

Writing Competition

Sponsored by the

Boston Patent Law Association


1st Prize:  $1000

2nd Prize:  $500


The BPLA is once again holding its annual Writing Competition.  Law students are encouraged to submit papers on a subject relating to intellectual property law.  The requirements for eligibility are outlined below.


Judges will consider the merits of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property law and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously published or available.


Contest Rules:


  • Articles must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) within the jurisdiction of the First Federal Judiciary Circuit or prepared in connection with a course at a law school situated in the First Circuit.
  • Articles must have been written or published between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012.
  • Articles must be submitted to the Boston Patent Law Association on or before September 30, 2012.
  • Papers should be no more than the equivalent of ten (10) law review pages including footnotes (30-40 pages typed copy).
  • Submission of five (5) copies or a .pdf file is required.
  • Submissions must include the submitter’s name, current address, current telephone number, law school, and employment information (if applicable).


Please send articles to:


Rory P. Pheiffer, Esq.

Boston Patent Law Association

c/o Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA  02210


Phone:   (617) 439-2879

Fax:       (617) 310-9879

Email:     rpp at nutter.com


Please e-mail  bplawriting at bpla.org if you have any questions.

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