February 26, 2012 by Dan Whalen
What an experience! Following months of intense preparation, the fourth annual Harold G. Fox Moot took place last weekend – much to the enjoyment and satisfied relief of all those involved. With the competition now behind us, the team has a few reflections and words of thanks to offer.
This year’s moot problem centered on remedies for patent infringement. In the problem’s hypothetical scenario, the defendant had admittedly infringed the plaintiff’s valid patent. What remained to be determined was the appropriate quantum of damages and whether a permanent injunction ought to be granted for the remainder of the patent’s life. This simple premise was greatly complicated by a number of carefully worded situational factors that allowed for compelling arguments to be made on behalf of either party.