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Matthew Bloom '08 Wins IP Writing Contest

Matthew Bloom '08 recently won the grand prize in the 7th Annual Intellectual Property Writing Competition sponsored by Foley & Lardner. The title of Bloom's winning paper is "Subpoenaed Sources and the Internet: A Test for When Bloggers Should Reveal Who Misappropriated a Trade Secret." The paper was published in the Yale Law & Policy Review's Spring 2006 issue.

Bloom is the second Yale Law School student to have won the IP Writing Competition. Irina D. Manta won the competition for her paper titled "In Search of Validity: The Proper Stimulus and its Presentation in Trademark Violation Surveys" in 2005.

Foley & Lardner's annual IP Writing Contest honors papers addressing intellectual property topics such as patents, copyrights, domain names, trademarks, computer law, and trade secrets. The contest awards $15,000 annually, naming two grand prize winners and three honorable mentions.