January 22, 2016

Workman Nydegger Hosts Giles Rich Sutherland Memorial Moot Court Competition

By: Paige White

SALT LAKE CITY, JANUARY 22, 2016 – Workman Nydegger hosted the local round of the 43rd Annual AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition on January 20th. 14 students participated in the competition, four two-person teams from Brigham Young University and three two-person-teams from the University of Utah. W│N Shareholders Dave Johnson, David Todd, and Matthew Barlow coached the teams.

The competition consisted of each team preparing two briefs and participating in three rounds of oral arguments before three judge panels. David Jaffa and Michael Eixenberger (Utah) and Lloyd Wilson and Jedediah Knight (BYU) earned the right to advance, and both teams will now compete at the exhibition round at Workman Nydegger’s offices on February 17th at 12:00PM and the regional round in Palo Alto, CA on March 11-13.

Workman Nydegger thanks the firms and organizations who donated time and/or financial support to help make the competition a success: Clayton, Howarth & Cannon, P.C.; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Keller Jolley Preece; Kirton McConkie; Kunzler Law Group; Maschoff Brennan; Stoel Rives LLP; Trask Britt and the Utah Bar Intellectual Property Section.

Founded over 30 years ago, Workman Nydegger specializes in intellectual property (IP) law and complex litigation.  The firm represents a wide array of clients in all areas of intellectual property law and complex litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, litigation and prosecution, unfair competition and related licensing matters, and ANDA litigation, and possesses expertise in a diverse range of technologies, including computer systems, software, e-commerce and information technology; electronics and electrical engineering; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical and life science technologies; physics and optics; mechanics and mechanical engineering and alternative energy.