Widener Law Student Wins Pennsylvania Bar Association's IP Writing Competition
Web Editor - Published: August 24, 2012
Ritterbeck235Delaware campus student Daniel Ritterbeck recently took first prize in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2012 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Writing Competition with his paper titled The Assignability of an Exclusive Copyright License in a Bankruptcy Context: The Correct Application of ‘Applicable Law.’

The paper analyzes the effect that sections of the bankruptcy and copyright statutes have on the transfer of exclusive copyright issues in the context of bankruptcy proceedings and examines the approach that courts could take to such issues in the future. Daniel will receive a $2,500 award and his paper will be published in the IP section of an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s newsletter, as well as on their website.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the Pennsylvania Bar Association,” says Ritterbeck. “I’m passionate about intellectual property rights and how they relate to other complex civil issues. Consistent treatment by the courts is crucial considering the importance of intellectual property in today’s business and legal landscapes.”

Established in 2004, The Intellectual Property Law Section writing contest affords law students in their second or third years the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks. The competition is open to second or third year law students enrolled in Pennsylvania law schools including Drexel University, Duquesne University, Penn State Dickinson, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Villanova University and Widener University.

The Widener Law community congratulates Daniel on his wonderful accomplishment!