Overview

Patent Bar Examination  Information on the Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases Before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Resources

Soft IP Resources for students intersted in Trademark, Copyright, and Licensing law.   

American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law has advanced the development of intellectual property laws, and their fair and just administration. As the forum for rich perspectives and balanced insight on the full spectrum of IP law, the Section serves as the ABA voice—within the profession, before policymakers and with the public.  See the Section’s page on Law Student Resources.

The American Intellectual Property Law Association  The American Intellectual Property Law Association is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.  AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

The Intellectual Property Law Server  The Server provides information about intellectual property law including patent, trademark and copyright.  Resources include comprehensive links, general information, space for professionals to publish articles and forums for discussing related issues.  Includes a section on job postings.

World Intellectual Property Organization The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.  It’s mission is the promotion of innovation and creativity for the economic, social and cultural development of all countries through a balanced and effective international IP system.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of the U.S. Constitution that the Executive branch "promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries." The continued demand for patents and trademarks underscores the ingenuity of American inventors and entrepreneurs. The USPTO is at the cutting edge of the Nation's technological progress and achievement.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Attorney/Agent Search  Listings of contact information for attorneys and agents with licenses to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Intellectual Property Today   Intellectual Property Today focuses on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law. Content is geared to the patent attorneys and agents, professionals and executives in firms and companies that provide products and services to this industry. Features emphasize developments in cutting edge technology and their effect on intellectual property law practice.  Includes a classified section and a jobs section.

Patently-O Blog  The nation's leading patent law blog, written by professors from the University of Missouri School of Law and Hastings College of Law at the University of California.  Includes a job bank.

The National Association of Patent Practitioners  The focus of the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) is to foster professionalism in the patent practitioner community and to aid patent agents and patent attorneys in staying current in matters relating to practice before the USPTO.  The NAPP supports its members by disseminating information via its newsletter: The Disclosure, its website, and its two e-mail discussion forums.  Includes a job bank.

International Trademark Association  The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce.  Website includes a job bank.

Association of Patent Law Firms  The member firms of the APLF represent a prestigious international group of patent, copyright and trademark specialty law firms, a group uniquely qualified to practice in these unique areas of the law.  Includes a job bank under development. 

LLM Programs in Intellectual Property   American Bar Association list of post-JD programs, listed by category.

Job Postings

New Media Rights  New Media Rights answers questions from the public and takes media inquiries regarding the law and technology. New Media Rights is seeking individuals interested in Technology/IP law.  New Media Rights provides internships specifically to work on new media legal issues, particularly public interest, intellectual property, and internet related. 

Library of Congress

Patently-O Job Board  Includes national and international postings for positions in all IP areas.

World Intellectual Property Organization Recruitment

Google Policy Fellowship (Summer)

The American Intellectual Property Law Association Career Center

Public Knowledge  Public Knowledge is a Washington, D.C.-based public interest group working to defend citizens' rights in the emerging digital culture.

Electronic Frontier Foundation  The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) fights for digital rights primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits. The EFF also mobilizes concerned citizens when proposed legislation threatens digital rights.  In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public.

National Gallery of Art   Internship opportunities for professional museum training.

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts  The Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (PVLA) program provides pro-bono and low cost legal assistance, educational programs and business counseling to artists and arts and cultural organizations, including protecting copyrights and trademarks and securing protection of artwork.

New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts   New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts helps artists and arts organizations through pro bono attorney referrals and legal education. Artists face more legal issues than ever before including copyright and trademark infringement claims.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts   A network of organizations which provide a broad range of free and low-cost legal services and educational programs addressing the needs of artists and arts organizations of all artistic disciplines.

National Association of Record Industry Professionals Professionals  The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) promotes education, career advancement and good will among record executives. NARIP offers professional development opportunities, educational programs and seminars, the opportunity to meet and interact with peers, a job bank, a member resume database for employers, a mentor network, a newsletter and other services.

Intellectual Property Job Fairs

Please see the Job Fairs section of the Career Planning website for information on the Loyola Patent Law Job Fair.