USPTO in Washington, D.C.

Summer IP Program in Washington, D.C.

Georgia State Law students have the 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 patent and trademark applications with patent and trademark examiners.

Summer IP Program Details
  • A four-credit hour summer course consisting of an intellectual property externship placement and a concurrent seminar taught by an Atlanta patent attorney.
  • To satisfy the externship component, students are required to work 40 hours per week for nine weeks either at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, or the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C.
  • The concurrent seminar meets regularly throughout the nine weeks, explores topics relevant to the role of a lawyer in the intellectual property practice setting, and addresses practical issues students may face while working at the USPTO and/or Copyright Office.
  • Applications are typically due by mid-February.

Questions? Contact Kendall Kerew, Externship Program director and assistant clinical professor.