Loyola University Chicago School of Law is once again coordinating and hosting the 2007 Patent Law Interview Program. This is an excellent opportunity if youre interested in practicing patent law. If you have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or a technical science, you may want to consider registering for the program. This program offers qualified law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with patent law firms, as well as law firms, corporations and government agencies with patent law departments. Last year, 150 employers from across the country participated, along with more than 1500 registered students from 135 accredited law schools. The program will be held at the Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare on Thursday & Friday August 2-3. There will be some employers who will interview one day and some who will interview both days. If you want to participate, pick up and complete a Student Registration Form (available in the Career Services Office) AND drop off a check for $35 payable to Loyola University Chicago School of Law, by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26. The Career Services Office has a list of the employers who participated in last year's Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, as well as a list of the academic fields that the participating employers indicated they were interested in. Patent Bar Exam Requirements The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office annually publishes requirements for taking the patent bar exam, which has been a requirement of almost all of the past participating employers (please note that not all computer science majors will qualify). For full details on the patent bar exam requirements, check the Code of Federal Regulations, 37 C.F.R. § 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7. As of October 2001, the General Requirements Bulletin, with information on taking the patent bar exam, could be found on the Internet at the following URL:http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/oed/grb0110.pdf. Otherwise, information about the Patent and Trademark Office can be found on its Website: http://www.uspto.gov.

Submitted by Ingrid Borwick, J.D. Advisor on January 30, 2007

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