All students currently enrolled in full-time graduate program anywhere in the world can participate in the competition by submitting essays on the topic below:
Should the process of creating an invention or work determine its protectability as an intellectual property?
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
Word Limit: The submissions should not exceed more than 5,000 words inclusive of footnotes and references. Entries exceeding the word limit would be automatically disqualified.
Awards: The winning entry will receive Rs. 25,000 and will be eligible for publication at the NUJS Law Review. The runner up will receive Rs. 12,500 and the third best entry will receive Rs. 7,500.
Deadline: The last date for submission is July 14th, 2012.
The terms and conditions of the competition are available here. For more details about the competition, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.