JOSH THE BALLOON GUY SCHOLARSHIP OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. This Program is subject to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
The Josh The Balloon Guy Scholarships begins on October 25th, 2019 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on November 23rd, 2019, at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Scholarship Award.
By participating, each participant (and, if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Josh Malone (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to the Scholarship Award.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW.
The Scholarship Program was created to inspire law students interested in the field of intellectual property. The Scholarship Award aims to give students an awareness of the role of Patent Trial and Appeal Board and to help educate the future generation of IP legal professionals.
The Scholarship Program is open to all students in law school/colleges, who meet all eligibility requirements stated below.
There is one scholarship to be awarded.
The Scholarship Program is open to students (“Eligible Students” or “Students”) who meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Attend a public, private, law school/college, located in one of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, or any other U.S. territories and possessions;
- Enrolled in an accredited law program
Children or wards of employees, officers and trustees of MP Inventor are not eligible to receive Scholarships as part of this Scholarship Program.
HOW TO ENTER.
Step 1: Students who wish to enter should register on our EventBrite event-page, for the Friday 25th October 2019 event. Once registered, students will receive a registration notification about the event via email. We request that you present this on arrival as proof of attendance.
Step 2: May complete the following activities:
- Registration Packs can be collected from the US INVENTOR advocates, at the hotel resort, starting at 8:15am. Forms and other instructions will distributed to registered attendees at this time.
- The formal trial begins at 9am, we highly recommend that students are outside the ballroom by 8:45am
- Students looking to win the scholarship are encouraged to attend the PTAB hearing and write an amicus style brief (known as the Scholarship Paper), sharing their thoughts on the process, the final judgement, whether or not they agree with the decisions/arguments made and if they feel that the law protects independent inventors.
- Final Scholarship Papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Please put your “Scholarship: Paper Submission” in the title. Entries must be sent by the closing date of November 23rd, 2019 to be eligible.
- Limit one (1) entry per student. Entries received from any person in excess of these limitations shall be void. Automated or bulk entries or entries submitted by third parties may be disqualified. Entries must be submitted by the Eligible Student.
Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, email addresses, logins, or any other methods will disqualify that participant’s entries, and that participant may be disqualified from the Program.
Winner will be selected by a panel of notable inventors and other prominent IP professionals.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNER.
The potential winner will be notified by email around December 23rd 2019.
In addition, potential winner must digitally sign an affidavit of eligibility and any other applicable waivers (“Required Documentation”) to claim their prize. Winner will also be asked to digitally sign a publicity release. If any such student is a minor, they will need to have their parent sign Required Documentation to claim their prize.
If a potential winner cannot be contacted in person as provided herein, after two attempts to contact them, if they fail to sign and return any Required Documentation within the required time period, or if a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the potential winner forfeits the prize.
Student selected to receive scholarship fund must provide proof of address, for which a check for the total award amount will be sent.
VERIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS.
POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SCHOLARSHIP. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY SCHOLARSHIP UNLESS AND UNTIL PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND PARTICIPANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.
Except where otherwise prohibited by law, by participating, each entrant agrees to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their name, voice, performance, city and state of residence, name of school, photograph (including, but not limited to,), and/or likeness and entry, for advertising, promotional and other purposes (including their school and district), in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the internet, and in perpetuity, without compensation or additional consents from entrant, their parent or legal guardian or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. If a potential winner is a minor, they will need to provide an additional publicity release signed by their parent or legal guardian.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
By participating, each entrant (and, if a minor, their parent or legal guardian) agrees to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor (and advertising and promotion agencies), and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses, and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from student’s participation in the Scholarship or any Scholarship Program-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any awarded prize.
Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Scholarship, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Scholarship Program be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate the Scholarship Program and, if terminated, at its discretion, award the prizes from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT DELIBERATELY TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Scholarship or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Scholarship Program, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.