CIPSC 2018 Legal Writing Competition Winner Announced

Unified Patents and the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal are pleased to award the 2018 CIPSC Legal Writing Competition winner, Michael McLaughlin, a 3L at Washington School of Law at American University who received $1,500 for his essay, Computer-Generated Inventions, addressing the legal issues surrounding the patenting of computer-generated inventions.

 Pictured (left to right): Kevin Jakel (Unified Patents, CEO), Jonathan Stroud (Unified Patents, Chief IP Counsel), Michael McLaughlin (American University), Troy Sanders (SCU High Tech Law Journal, Editor in Chief).

Pictured (left to right): Kevin Jakel (Unified Patents, CEO), Jonathan Stroud (Unified Patents, Chief IP Counsel), Michael McLaughlin (American University), Troy Sanders (SCU High Tech Law Journal, Editor in Chief).

We would like to thank all of the participants for the dozens of other high-quality submissions received for this contest. The CIPSC Legal Writing Competition is one of the many initiatives offered by Unified to promote innovation and excellence in the IP legal community. For more opportunities to win cash prizes, visit Unified’s prior art crowdsourcing website (PATROLL).