On Friday, November 15, Mizzou Law hosted the Ninth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition. Thirteen students wrote briefs and presented oral arguments in a mock-version of a pending infringement lawsuit involving a patented device for 3D modeling of orthodontistry.
Overall winner of the competition this year (brief + arguments) was Kevin Johnston who will receive the $1,000 prize sponsored by McKool Smith. Runner-up was Jack Gilkey. There were a number of contenders for the top prize, with five additional students being ranked by at least one judge as top oral advocate of the competition: Helena Guye, Samantha Sweet, Evan Weidner, Matthew Hodgson, and Kate Lanagan. Congratulations!
Special thanks to Sydney Johnson who helped to organize the event (and who was co-champion in 2018).
The next competition is expected to be held in the Fall of 2020 as an element of the Patent Law course.