The Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot focuses on practical problems of Canadian domestic intellectual property.
Competition typically involves about a half-dozen teams representing law schools primarily in Ontario but potentially from across Canada. The University of Ottawa team may be comprised of up to 4 students.
In making selections, strong preference will be given to 2nd year students, because one of the Fox Moot prizes is guaranteed entry and paid travel (by Dimock Stratton, LLP) to compete in the Oxford Moot the following year. The Fox IP Moot is also ideally suited to second-year students because it presents an incredible, practical opportunity to enhance your job prospects. Almost nowhere else is there such a chance to not only network with, but actually audition in front of, dozens of the most senior and well-connected members of Canada’s IP bar and judiciary.
The Fox Moot organizers have released the following information about the problem:
The Fox Moot problem this year will be about patents. There are two separate, but factually linked, issues: (a) the scope of the duty of disclosure placed on patent applicants and (b) whether a useful advance in a particular technical area is patentable subject-matter, as set out in the Patent Act.
Here’s the schedule of deadlines for the 2013-14 Fox Moot. The problem will be released September 30, 2013.