Summer Associate Program
Harness Dickey is ranked as one of the top intellectual property firms in the country, annually filing thousands of patent applications and hundreds of trademark applications with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Our summer associate program provides an individualized experience and is suited for those with the desire to learn an incredible amount about intellectual property law.
We Offer Real Work Experience
Our first interest is to expose summer associates to actual work, with a goal of producing attorneys who know what they are doing. Summer associates are encouraged to explore the areas in which they are most interested. Each is assigned to an experienced attorney who serves as mentor, and is introduced to the patent drafting process, IP litigation, copyright, and trademark matters. There are also continuing education seminars to assist with the steep learning curve.
Who do we look for?
The summer associate program provides the rare opportunity to learn alongside leading intellectual property law practitioners. Due to the high volume of resumes received, we only consider those who demonstrate a high level of achievement in previous educational and/or work experiences, and who have excellent communication skills.
IP law is extremely specialized, and work at Harness Dickey requires navigation of some of the most complicated technologies on behalf of some of the world's largest brands. Therefore, success requires an inquisitive mind matched with the ability to interact professionally with attorneys and staff.
No specific experience is necessary to be eligible for the summer associate program. However, candidates interested in becoming registered patent attorneys must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, in addition to meeting the requirements set forth by the state bar. For those interested in trademark law, summer associates are typically selected for demonstrated interest in trademark-related matters, in addition to their ability to meet the requirements set forth by the state bar.
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