patent legal novice.

Patent Legal Novice (Patent Intern)

Location: Virtual (based out of Jacksonville, FL)    |     Type: Summer Internship (Patents)

Note: for the Summer of 2023, we are looking for 2 legal novices (interns): 1 that may be a good fit on the patent side, and 1 that may be a good fit on the trademark side.  Please apply to the respective position you are interested in accordingly!

Applications are due December 16, 2022.

If a good match is found, we will choose a candidate by late December 2022, with interviews scheduled the week of December 19th.

Tired of hearing that attorneys are bad at math and not scientifically inclined?

Looking for a way to integrate your passion for learning into your excitement about tech?  Want to get first-hand experience learning about what goes on behind the scenes when drafting a patent application?  Perfect!  We have the internship for you!

Wilson Dutra is a virtual law firm based out of Jacksonville, Florida, that focuses on patents, trademarks, startups . . . and most importantly fun.  We have the amazing privilege to work with new tech and startups from a wide variety of markets.
If you love researching new tech as much as we do (which is a lot, in case you were unsure), then be part of our growing team.  Help us help the startups and entreps out there.  We need your inquisitive mind to find out everything we need to know about the tech and brands we work with.

For 12-14 weeks (or over the course of a summer), we want you to immerse yourself in whatever tech world we pair you with.  Live it.  Love it.  Breathe it . . . then we want you to tell us how to do the same!

We know.  You are looking for that list of requirements to see if you qualify for this internship.  Well, if you have read this far, then you likely are our ideal candidate.  But, just to make everyone feel better, we have compiled a very long list of characteristics that we feel would embody our best legal novice (what we call our interns).

We know.  You are looking for that list of requirements to see if you qualify for this internship.  Well, if you have read this far, then you likely are our ideal candidate.  But, just to make everyone feel better, we have compiled a very long list of characteristics that we feel would embody our best legal novice (what we call our interns).

1. Love fun.
2. Love tech.
3. Love learning.
4. Have a solid sense of humor.
5. Available for a period of at least 12-14 weeks (or over the course of a summer, typically end of May to mid-August).
6. Prep a cover letter that addresses our specific question below (if you are wondering why you didn’t get a call back or a response...you probably skipped this step).
7. Have taken an intellectual property course (introductory intellectual property course required, additional courses preferred!).
8. Have a technical background (i.e., you could qualify for sitting for the patent bar if you wanted to)

If this is you, then please apply!

This is not your standard internship posting, so naturally your application process won’t be either.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter describing your favorite technology from the past decade.  We want specifics.  Don’t send us something like “televisions” or “video games.”  Tell us why you love the recent developments in autonomous driving, how ray tracing works to enhance rendering in video game experiences, or however the latest tech craze speaks to you.  We want to feel how passionate you are by your description.  You can include links, images, the best sites to learn more about the tech . . . get creative and be authentic.

You may send us your resume and transcript, but understand that it will only give us context for your interests and tech background and will not affect whether we think you are a good fit.

This summer, applicants who have taken an intellectual property course will be prioritized over applicants who have not done so yet (what are you waiting for?!  You’re missing out on this internship!!!).
If you are interested in earning academic credit for your internship experience, please contact the appropriate team at your school.

Thank you for taking the time to read this write-up.  We wish you the best of luck!

Please note that we will not consider your application if you do not include a cover letter answering the above prompt.  If we mention it twice in this post, it must be important, eh?

Apply:

Legal Novice (Summer 2023)

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
Max. file size: 5 MB.
Max. file size: 5 MB.
Max. file size: 5 MB.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.