May 4, 2015 – A third-year student at the University of California, Irvine School of Law is the 2015 winner of a grant awarded annually by the University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law.
Joseph Roth was recognized for his Irvine Law Review article titled “Exhaustion Cannot Stifle Innovation: A Limitation on the ‘First Sale’ Doctrine.”
The $3,000 grant is designed to facilitate newly-authored scholarship on intellectual property and information law by law clerks in the federal appellate courts. Roth will clerk for the Hon. Harry T. Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, this fall, and for the Hon. Robert E. Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in August 2016.
Prior recipients include Sapna Kumar, an associate professor at the Law Center, who won the award in 2008. She clerked for the Hon. Kenneth Ripple of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit after graduating from the University of Chicago Law School.
The Institute also sponsors an annual grant for faculty scholarship on specific areas of IPIL law. For 2015-16, the focus is copyright, entertainment, media, art and sports law.