A member of our Mentoring Committee will be in touch shortly to discuss the next steps! Our next program will begin June 2024.
We’re looking for patent professionals who are passionate about increasing diversity and representation in the patent field to mentor for our upcoming Patent Pathways® program!
Each of our 50 participants will be assigned one law firm mentor and one in-house mentor, in order to provide multiple perspectives and expertise for a successful career in patent law. Mentors set up sessions with their mentees based on their own schedules and availability.
The only requirements for Patent Pathways® Mentors are to be located in the United States, familiar with United States patent laws, and have experience practicing patent law as a patent attorney, patent agent, or technical specialist. Registration with the USPTO is a plus, but not required, as long as you have the equivalent working experience.
The program is approximately 9 months long. Mentoring duties will vary during each phase of the program, and mentors have the flexibility to schedule their sessions according to their availability. To learn more about mentor expectations, click HERE.