Post-Patent Pilot Clerkship Prospects

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Post-Patent Pilot Clerkship Prospects

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:42 pm

Clerking next year in a non-CA or NY Patent Pilot court next year. Does clerking in a patent pilot court provide any post-clerkship hiring benefits? I'm in big law now and interested in pursuing a COA clerkship afterwards.

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Re: Post-Patent Pilot Clerkship Prospects

Postby QContinuum » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:41 pm

No inside info but I assume it'd enhance your prospects at least somewhat for a Fed. Cir. clerkship. Doubt it'd help you w.r.t. any other CoAs.

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Re: Post-Patent Pilot Clerkship Prospects

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:49 am

It probably would only help you with FedCir, and only if you're able to put on your resume/cover letter that you worked on a lot of patent cases. Just clerking on a court in the patent pilot program doesn't necessarily guarantee you a lot of patent work. I'm clerking on a patent pilot program court, albeit in a big district, and the court has a dedicated floating patent clerk who does a lot of the heavy lifting on most of the patent cases. Unless you know that clerks for your judge work on a lot of patent cases, you may not do much patent stuff at all.



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