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We believe in the power of ideas. They are infectious, exciting, and exhilarating. They bring people together. They embolden and inspire. This passion for innovation permeates our culture. Part of our firm’s mission is to recruit and retain highly qualified, motivated, and innovative professionals to serve our clients. We do that by:

  • Fostering a culture of teamwork and mutual respect
  • Encouraging excellence
  • Maintaining a robust mentoring program
  • Promoting and supporting community service
  • Providing marketing and business development support

Our attorneys and professionals relish the experience of working in a highly regarded IP law firm with a growing national and international presence, without the demanding hours one might expect. They enjoy collaborating with the brilliant minds that are their clients and colleagues with the goal of advancing innovation. If you are an intellectual property attorney and Patterson Thuente IP sounds like a fit for your practice, please contact our Recruiting & Diversity Committee at [email protected].

Intellectual Property Law Clerk

We are looking for second or third-year law students with an engineering or science degree and eligibility to sit for the patent bar to participate in our law clerk program.

Our law clerk program is as unique as the ideas we protect. This is a year-round opportunity for a flexible part-time work schedule during the school year with the possibility of a full-time role during the summer. Our law clerks are involved in real work from the beginning, such as conducting patent searches, drafting patent applications, responding to Office Actions, and assisting our litigation team. Learn more about our law clerk program.

We are currently looking for law school students with at least a B.S. degree in engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Computer/Software, Electrical, or Mechanical), Computer Science, Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or similar.

Qualified candidates should submit resumes, transcripts (undergraduate and law school) and writing samples by email to [email protected] or by mail to Human Resources, Patterson Thuente IP, 4800 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Patterson Thuente Pederson, P.A., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Current Opportunities

Intellectual Property Law Clerk