Kick-Off Reception

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The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s International Intellectual Property Law Clinic in conjunction with the Elijah J. McCoy U.S. Patent and Trademark Office hosted the Second Annual International Patent Drafting Competition Feb. 10-11. A kick-off reception took place Friday, Feb. 10, at the Detroit Mercy Law atrium. Among those celebrating the start of the competition were (front row, l-r) Liz Arnkoff, Shikha Somnai, Julia Dierker, Juliet Kavanaugh, and John Chau; (second row) Detroit Mercy Law Assistant Dean Denise Hickey, Rod Wittenberg, Jennifer Taylor, Kelly Burris, and Kevin MacKenzie; (back row) Clinic Director Wissam Aoun, Mark Harper, John Wright, and Joe Dierker. The competition provided student teams the opportunity to present their patent applications in front of a panel of judges comprised of patent examiners and practitioners.

Photo by John Meiu

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