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Moot Court Competition

The AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition is celebrating its 45th year in 2018. Named for a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit who was the most distinguished jurist in the field of patent law in the world.   

The competition is divided into five regional competitions followed by a national competition among the top two teams from each region.

 Application Deadline

 Priority deadline for submission of Notices of Inten​t to Compete
Friday, December 15, 2017 (11:00 pm local time)
All Notices of Intent to Compete must be submitted
Friday, January 19, 2018 (11:00 pm local time
Briefs for Regional Rounds must be served
​Monday, February 5, 2018 (11:00 pm local time)
All Regional Rounds will be held over three days
​Friday, March 23 to Sunday, March 25
Briefs for teams advancing to the National Rounds must be served
Friday, March 30, 2018 (11:00 pm local time)
The National Rounds will be held over three days
Wednesday, April 18 to Friday, April 20


2018 Program:


The National First Place winners of the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Award will receive $2,000. 

The National Second Place winners will receive $1,000.

Awards are presented at the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC each October.​​​​​​​​