Giles Rich Moot Court Competition

HIPLA will host the Southern Regional Competition of the 2019-20 Giles Rich Moot Court Competition on March 20-21, 2020.

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 47th year in 2020.

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

Competition Deadlines:

  • Priority deadline for submission of Notices of Intent to Compete: Friday, December 13, 2019 (11:00 pm Central)
  • All Notices of Intent to Compete must be submitted: Friday, January 17, 2020 (11:00 pm Central)
  • Briefs for Regional Rounds must be served: Monday, February 3, 2020 (11:00 pm Central)
  • Regional Rounds in Houston, TX: Friday, March 20 and Saturday March 21, 2020

2019-20 Competition Documents:


For more information, contact HIPLA Giles Rich Moot Court Chair Thomas Landers at TWLanders@AkinGump.com.


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