Federal Circuit Clerkship

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
klpps
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:09 pm

Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby klpps » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:43 am

For an IP guy, how prestigious do you guys think a federal circuit clerkship is compared to the 9,2, D.C. circuits?

Gooner
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:42 pm

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby Gooner » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:05 am

Fed Circuit clerkship >>> 2/9/DC for patent dudes. There have been all of about 10 patent appellate cases outside the Fed Circuit since it was created (check out Holmes v. Vornado if you're interested).

User avatar
TTT-LS
Posts: 764
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:36 pm

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby TTT-LS » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:43 pm

.
Last edited by TTT-LS on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
nealric
Posts: 2391
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:53 am

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby nealric » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:52 pm

If you can snag any of those

Image

We will all salute you!

klpps
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:09 pm

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby klpps » Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:57 pm

nealric wrote:If you can snag any of those

Image

We will all salute you!


Ok, I'll update this thread when it happens! =P

klpps
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:09 pm

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby klpps » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:10 pm

nealric, you owe me a salute.

User avatar
fatduck
Posts: 4186
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:16 pm

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby fatduck » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:14 pm

klpps wrote:nealric, you owe me a salute.

on a scale from 1 to 100 how prestigious do you feel?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273265
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:15 pm

I'm an IP guy. I think in terms of practical skills, a Fed. Cir. would probably be more beneficial. But I think numbered circuits are much more selective. People with an engineering/science background at my T20 regularly got Fed. Cir. after 2-3 years working despite having very mediocre grades.

User avatar
rayiner
Posts: 6184
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:43 am

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby rayiner » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm an IP guy. I think in terms of practical skills, a Fed. Cir. would probably be more beneficial. But I think numbered circuits are much more selective. People with an engineering/science background at my T20 regularly got Fed. Cir. after 2-3 years working despite having very mediocre grades.


I think this has been changing in the last couple of years, as GP firms have invested more heavily in patent litigation. The last few years of Fed. Cir. clerks from my T14 have been top 5-10% types.

lukertin
Posts: 775
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:16 am

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby lukertin » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:45 pm

rayiner wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm an IP guy. I think in terms of practical skills, a Fed. Cir. would probably be more beneficial. But I think numbered circuits are much more selective. People with an engineering/science background at my T20 regularly got Fed. Cir. after 2-3 years working despite having very mediocre grades.


I think this has been changing in the last couple of years, as GP firms have invested more heavily in patent litigation. The last few years of Fed. Cir. clerks from my T14 have been top 5-10% types.


GW is a big feeder school for Fed Cir clerkships, I think that's what he meant.

User avatar
Julio_El_Chavo
Posts: 803
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:09 pm

Re: Federal Circuit Clerkship

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:49 am

rayiner wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm an IP guy. I think in terms of practical skills, a Fed. Cir. would probably be more beneficial. But I think numbered circuits are much more selective. People with an engineering/science background at my T20 regularly got Fed. Cir. after 2-3 years working despite having very mediocre grades.


I think this has been changing in the last couple of years, as GP firms have invested more heavily in patent litigation. The last few years of Fed. Cir. clerks from my T14 have been top 5-10% types.


CR. It's pretty tough to rely on things other than top grades from a top school to get a Fed Cir clerkship these days unless you have a hard science PhD or a ridiculous amount of top notch IP litigation experience (in which case the clerkship would be totally useless to you anyway).




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.