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Electrical Patent Engineer Summer Intern

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, a boutique Intellectual Property Law firm located in downtown Chicago, is looking for interested Electrical Engineering students to join their team of patent attorneys and patent engineers. This is a summer intern position which exposes the Engineering student to the world of domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Interested individuals must have a sound electrical engineering foundation. HFZ will provide opportunities for the intern to be exposed to IP content such as invention disclosures, patent searching, patent drawing, preparation of Office Action Responses, performance of technical research, preparation of Information Disclosure Statements, claim study, prosecution and legal strategy, inventor and patent examiner interviews, and clerical and file support services. The summer internship is a window into the world of patent prosecution, demonstrating in a hands-on, real-world way,  what it is like to work in a professional patent prosecution and counseling law firm.

Electrical/Electrical & Computer Engineering background required. Solid academic performance (preferably 3.3 GPA or higher). Qualified candidates should have an avid interest in patent law and be proficient with Microsoft Office. No prior law firm experience required. Candidate will receive ample on the job training.

Please provide resume, most up to date version of your academic transcript, and cover letter expressing your interest in patent law.

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC, is a full-service intellectual property law firm located in downtown Chicago.  We specialize in domestic and foreign patent prosecution and counseling. Many of our attorneys and technical specialists are former design engineers who work with clients and inventors to identify patentable intellectual property and obtain enforceable patent rights. Our client base includes Fortune 500 and 100 global companies who are developing and using cutting edge technologies. Our team of practitioners have advanced degrees within the Electrical, Computer, Computer Science, Mechanical and BioMedical sciences.

We service small, medium and large companies and corporations with the preparation and prosecution of their patents and trademarks. We counsel clients on patentability and provide a full service of intellectual property expertise to help them manage their patent families and portfolios.

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC  is an Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

Fortune 500 “go-to” Patent Law Firm 2013

Corp America’ “Most innovative law firms – Illinois 2016”

As the Midwest’s premier patent prosecution firm in the electro-mechanical arts.

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