Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C.
Georgia State Law students have a rare opportunity to participate in an externship program with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Students spend 10 weeks during the summer in Washington, D.C., at the USPTO being trained and working on real patent and trademark applications with patent and trademark examiners. In addition to the experience, students earn four hours of class credit.
The college sends teams to participate in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition and Cardozo Intellectual Property Competition. Teams are usually coached by Intellectual Property Advisory Board members with travel, food and lodging costs covered.
Intellectual Property Law Society
The Intellectual Property Law Society gathers regularly to discuss intellectual property issues, listen to guest speakers and track intellectual property developments. The society also provides access to IP mentoring, job shadowing and mock interview programs. The society’s officers include a president, vice president for programming, vice president for membership, vice president for strategic initiatives, treasurer and secretary. Officer elections occur each spring. IPLS officers also participate in the Intellectual Property Advisory Board meetings.
IPLS’s mission is to provide members with opportunities to network with practicing IP attorneys, learn more about intellectual property, and provide a forum for students to work together to build their legal careers.
Students interested in intellectual property are encouraged to join the Intellectual Property Law Society and participate in its many events and initiatives. For further details, contact Walter Freitag.
Georgia State Law offers a mentoring program to all Intellectual Property Law Society students. Each student is matched with an IP attorney based in Atlanta. The program kicks off each fall with a mentor/mentee mixer, where students meet their attorney mentors and other local attorneys. These attorneys commit to two to three one-on-one meetings throughout the school year, one of which may include a job shadowing day.
Georgia State Law offers a mock interview program to all Intellectual Property Law Society students. Mock interviews typically take place in the spring in preparation for fall interviews.
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Georgia State University Associate Program
Georgia Tech students interested in patent law can join the associate program to learn how they can apply their Georgia Tech degrees in a hot career field, why intellectual property professionals see the future first and how they can join the invention team and access mentoring and networking of Georgia State Law’s strong IP community.