Widener Law Students Take Top Spots in Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition
Web Editor - Published: May 18, 2009
Students Daniel Bell-Jacobs and Kelly Lombardo of Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus placed first and second respectively in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2009 Intellectual Property Law Section Annual Writing Competition.

Widener Law adjunct professor Carmen Santa Maria encourages students in his intellectual property class to submit their papers to the competition each year. Professor Santa Maria is the Patent Division Leader at the law firm McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC.

“The Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section selects the first and second place winners, both of which come with cash awards, and publication of their papers in the quarterly IP Section News Letter,” says Professor Santa Maria of the competition process.

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 and Kelly for this wonderful achievement.