Burris Law Sponsors International Patent Drafting Competition

We are extremely proud to announce that Burris Law is the Title Sponsor for this event!

The annual International Patent Drafting Competition, which is held at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO, takes place at the beginning of each year and offers student teams the opportunity to present their patent applications in front of a panel of judges comprised of patent examiners, practitioners, and several high profile guest judges. 

Four of our attorneys at Burris Law will be judging the competition in 2020.  We are delighted to have Abha Fadipe, George Patsarikas, Mark Harper and our fearless leader Kelly Burris all judging this year’s submissions.

The competition is growing in popularity as it started with just 4 teams in 2016 and has now grown to over 15 teams from across the United States and Canada.  Truly an International event!  Being this is our third consecutive year being involved, we have seen firsthand the growth taking place.  Each event brings an increase in teams and we hope to see up to 20 teams competing next year!

We are looking forward to mentoring the students, and sharing our collective experience with all involved.  Kudos to our neighbors at the USPTO for hosting another exciting competition in our hometown of Detroit!