Summer Program

Summer Program

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1L Patent Litigation & Patent Fellowships

The Perkins Coie Patent Litigation and Patent Fellowships provide a $7500 academic scholarship and a paid summer associate position following the first year of law school for 1L students with particular technical backgrounds and an interest in patent litigation and/or patent prosecution. Our summer associates work on real legal matters while working for and learning from attorneys who service the needs of Fortune 100 and 500 companies in a variety of industries around the nation. Few firms, if any, in the country have our patent litigation expertise and our deep technical bench. Perkins was named by U.S. News as the 2013 Law Firm of the Year in Patent Law.

The offices below are hosting a 2014 1L Patent or Patent Litigation Fellow. Please click on a link to apply by the deadline. You may apply to only one office. Please submit your application materials via the links below before contacting any individual in an office. 

To be considered, please submit the following materials:
    • Resume

    • Cover Letter

    • Three references (name, email, phone.)

    • Undergraduate transcript, and if applicable, graduate transcript (unofficial versions are acceptable.)

    • Law school transcript, if available (unofficial versions are acceptable.) If your law school transcript is not available at the time of application, please provide it as soon as possible by returning here and uploading.

    • Legal writing sample (10-page maximum.)
The Perkins Coie 1L Patent Litigation and Patent Fellows are selected based on the following criteria: 
    • The individual must be a first-year law student in good standing pursuing a J.D. degree at an ABA-accredited law school.

    • Strong academic law school performance.

    • Excellent undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate academic performance in a technical program in one of the following fields: electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.

    • Previous technical professional experience strongly preferred.
IP Recognition
    • "Law Firm of the Year for Patent Law" - U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, 2012 - 2013


    • Listed as a 2013 Top Patent Law Firm, Intellectual Property Today

    • Ranked #4 nationally, for preparing and prosecuting the highest quality patents in the 2012 & 2013 Intellectual Asset Management magazine/Ocean Tomo quality report

    • Ranked in the Top 10 firms for patent quality in the Information Technology area by Ocean Tomo and Intellectual Asset Management Magazine

    • Ranked as the 4th most-hired law firm in the country for patent litigation defense and within top 10 for overall patent litigation per Corporate Counsel

    • Ranked by Law360 as having one of the largest IP practices in the country

    • Ranked by Law360 and IP Law & Business as having one of the largest patent litigation practices in the U.S.

    • Ranked by Law360 and IP Law & Business as having one of the largest patent litigation practices in the U.S.

    • The only AmLaw 100 firm ranked in the Top 10 for patent quality by Ocean Tomo and Intellectual Asset Management Magazine.
For general questions regarding the Patent Litigation and Patent Fellowships please contact Shelley Levine, Attorney Recruiting Manager, at  .