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Candidates who are selected for interviews will meet with intellectual property attorneys and others in the firm.

We require an undergraduate or graduate degree in a discipline required to be eligible to sit for the U.S. Patent Bar examination.

Our patent agents have passed the patent bar and are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. They represent clients in patent prosecution matters before the USPTO by preparing and filing patent applications, responses to office actions, and other patent-related correspondence. They also represent clients in prosecuting patents outside the United States and rendering opinions on patentability.

Our technical specialists have not passed the patent bar but are part of an on-the-job training program to take the patent bar. Under the direct supervision of a registered patent attorney, they draft patent applications and other patent-related correspondence and conduct prior art searches, patent family searches, and other scientific analysis.

Yes, a technical specialist is eligible to be considered for a patent agent position after successful completion of the U.S. Patent Bar examination.

IPLPs receive assignments from partners, associates, and practice group leaders.