Giles Rich Moot Court Competition

HIPLA will host the Southern Regional Competition of the 2022-23 Giles Rich Moot Court Competition on March 17-18, 2023.

Teams from law schools throughout the south and southwest are invited to compete in Houston.  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 celebrates its 50th year in 2023.

HIPLA MEMBERS: Please volunteer to grade briefs and judge oral arguments (see dates below).  Please email Jonathan if you can help. 

Competition Deadlines:

  • Priority deadline for submission of Notices of Intent to Compete: Friday, December 9, 2022 (11:00 pm Central)
  • All Notices of Intent to Compete must be submitted: Friday, January 13, 2023 (11:00 pm Central)
  • Briefs for Regional Rounds must be served: Monday, January 30, 2023 (11:00 pm Central)
  • Regional Rounds held in Houston: Friday, March 17 and Saturday March 18, 2023

2022-23 Competition Documents:

For more information, contact HIPLA Giles Rich Moot Court Co-Chair Jonathan Hernandez at

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