The 2010 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

The Loyola Patent Law Interview Program is a two-day interview program held in Chicago each summer that brings together patent law employers and law students from across the country to interview for summer associate positions and post-graduate employment. The 2010 Patent Law Interview Program will be held on Thursday, July 29 & Friday, July 30 at the Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront at 511 North Columbus Drive in Downtown Chicago.

Each year roughly 1,500 law students register for the program, submit their resumes, and bid on interviews with the nation-wide employers that interest them. The program is entirely employer selected – which means that participating employers review the resumes submitted to them and choose the law students they are interested in interviewing at the program. Roughly half of the students registered for the program are selected for interviews each year.

Only law students are eligible to participate in the Patent Law Interview Program. It is not required that students be patent bar eligible to register for the program; however, many employers require patent bar eligibility as a qualification for bidding on interviews, and most employers strongly prefer patent bar eligible students. For more information on eligibility for the patent bar, please refer to the General Requirements Bulletin from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Career Planning Office will pay the $35/student registration fee.  However, each student is responsible for paying their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

Student registration will open on Monday, February 15th and close on Monday, March 8th.

The student registration link will be located at:

The 2010 Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:

  • JD students graduating in May/June 2011 (3Ls)
  • JD students graduating in May/June 2012 (2Ls)
  • JD students graduating in December 2010/January 2011 (3Ls)
  • JD students graduating in December 2011/January 2012 (2Ls)
  • Students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2011 and 2012 (LLMs)

Students who will graduate before the program is held in July 2010 and students who plan to graduate after May/June 2012 are not eligible for the 2010 Patent Law Interview Program.