The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has created and is hiring for a new Judicial Law Clerk Program. This program is modeled off the judicial law clerk program used in the federal courts.
Judicial Law Clerks will gain experience working at the PTAB for a one-year term directly with one or more Administrative Patent Judges (APJs). Judicial Law Clerks will assist on cases in all jurisdictions of the PTAB, including trials under the America Invents Act and ex parte appeals. Judicial Law Clerks positions are available in our Alexandria Headquarters as well as our four Regional Offices located in Detroit, Denver, Dallas, and San Jose.
The Judicial Law Clerk position currently is posted on USAJobs. Applications are due by Thursday, April 26, 2018. Interested candidates must have an engineering or science background, law degree, and bar membership in any state within 14 months of a hire date.
For more information, the PTAB is hosting a free webinar on April 11, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m. EST to go over the position, experience, and skills required. APJs also will answer any questions. Please encourage interested candidates to attend.