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Congratulations 2018 IP Video Contest Winners!

  • 13-15 Years
  • 16-18 Years
  • 19 Years & Over

Catherine Tomasello

Patent Man saves the day when three Intellectual Property Pirates try to steal a scientist's original invention!

Rhys Kroehler

This short film is an attempt to show a world without some patented items that we take for granted every day.

Simon Rivera

Video Camera Phone Invention

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Contest Prizes

  • 13-15 Years Old: $3,000 CASH PRIZE
  • 16-18 Years Old: $7,500 SCHOLARSHIP
  • 19+ Years Old: $7,500 CASH PRIZE
  • New category as of 2018: $5,000 CASH PRIZE to DONATE to a charity of your choice
  • All finalist videos are eligible for a $2,000 CASH PRIZE for the most Facebook likes received. This can be regardless of or in addition to winning another category
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What's IP?

Think about your favorite technology, sports team, or fast food chain. Intellectual property can be found all around us from the sign above the café you went to last week to the phone that you have with you at all times. There are 4 types of IP: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Did you know that many soda companies keep their recipes private? This is considered a trade secret! What about the cell phone you use every day? It has loads of patented inventions inside of it to make the phone function the way it does! There are many more forms of intellectual property including: music, literature, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. What intellectual property do you know?

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