Western nabs national moot win

Western Law students Ben Reingold and Charlie Pettypiece won the Fox Intellectual Property Cup held at the Federal Court in Toronto on Feb. 17-18. The pair now represent Canada at the international Oxford Intellectual Property Moot in England in March 2013.

Reingold and Pettypiece appeared in the final round before Justice Marshall Rothstein of the Supreme Court of Canada; Chief Judge Randall Rader of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of the United States; Justice J. Edgar Sexton of the Federal Court of Appeal; Justice Eleanore Cronk of the Ontario Court of Appeals; and Justice Roger Hughes of the Federal Court.

Pettypiece also won the Dimock Stratton Award for Mooting Excellence, awarded to the second-year student with the highest all-around advocacy and mooting skills throughout the national moot competition

Reingold and Pettypiece were Western’s Appellant Team; Shaunak Desai and Trevor Pellerine were Western’s Respondents. The team was supported throughout by researcher Meghan Taylor, as well as co-coaches Harj Mann, Western Law alumnus and partner in Anissimoff Professional Corporation, and Western Law professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson.

The team is supported by Ridout & Maybee.

Western has now won the cup in two of the first four years of the Fox IP Moot. Shane Gonsalves and Adriana Morrison won in 2009, the first year of the Fox.