A team of four Case Western Reserve University law students emerged as regional champions in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPT0)'s 2021 National Patent Application Drafting Competition.
In this second year of the competition, 51 teams from across the United States were grouped into five regions. Each team was responsible for drafting a complete patent application based on a common invention disclosure, and then defending the patentability of the application during an oral presentation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's regional and national competitions were held remotely via a video conferencing platform.
The CWRU team, consisting of Hunter Louderback (2L), Reagan Fay (2L), Geng Hua (2L) and Nick Dulaney (2L), prevailed against 10 other law schools to win its regional round, earning a berth against the other four regional champions in the National Finals.
"While they did not take home the Patent Drafting Competition championship, making it to the National Final Round was an amazing accomplishment," said the team's coach, adjunct professor Chris Hunter (LAW ’89), associate general counsel of Parker-Hannifin Corp.