Many law firms, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures face challenging patenting issues and need assistance in their research, review, drafting, and prosecution efforts. Graduates of the MLS-Patent Practice program will have skills that are generally associated with those who have learned through a traditional mentor/apprentice relationship or a patent-focused JD program from a reputable law school.
Graduates will have spent at least a full calendar year developing skills and expertise useful to employers:
The MLS-Patent Practice program is also designed to provide graduates with patent drafts, office action responses, and other writing samples that can assist employers with hiring decisions.
Because graduates of the program sit in the same classes as JD students, obtain hands on experience in working with clients' patent prosecution activities in the Lisa Foundation Patent Law Clinic, and earn 30 credit hours from a top US law school, employers can feel confident that MLS-Patent Practice students are less risky job candidates than many "off the street" applicants that have not been through a similarly rigorous program.
Contact us to discuss your hiring needs and to identify current MLS-Patent Practice students and past Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law graduates that meet your hiring criteria.