The Rossman Award is given annually to the author of the article in the Journal that, in the opinion of the judges, makes the greatest contribution to the field of patents, trademarks, or copyrights. Factors that are taken into consideration include accuracy, depth of research, originality, readability, timeliness of the subject, and potential for impact on the existing system.
Each year, three highly qualified judges who are leading professionals in the intellectual property field consider all of the articles published in the Journal between July of one year and June of the next year. Our judges give a great amount of their time and consideration to the selection of a winning article.
The winner receives a plaque and a check for $1500 in a special meeting of the Patent and Trademark Office Society as the winner of the Annual Rossman Memorial Award.
You will find announcements for the upcoming Rossman Award competition and an article on the winner of the Rossman Award published annually in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society (www.jptos.org).