Ninth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition

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.