IP Specific and Non-Specific Job Fairs (note some are limited to those just interested in patent work)
- Southeastern IP Job Fair at Georgia State University - July 2012 (TBA): http://law.gsu.edu/careers/sipjf/
- Emory Student Instructions Only: Students start the first part of the registration process in April (where you will review the employer list, decide if you want to participate, submit an "Intent to Participate" form, along with a $30 registration fee by credit card). The second part of the registration process will begin in May, where you will create a new account, upload resumes (and other requested documents) and bid/apply for interviews. All registration will take place online.
- Loyola Patent Law Interview Program in Chicago - July 2012 (TBA): http://www.luc.edu/law/career/Patent_Program_-_Stu.html
- By far, the best place to find a patent law related job. Even if you want to practice in Atlanta, this event is highly recommended by the IP Society.
- Important dates:
- Registration: Feb. to March (TBA)
- Bidding: April to May (TBA)
- Emory in NY, August 2012
- NY firms, some are looking at IP folks only. Talk to the Office of Career Services for more information.
- Emory in DC, August 2012
- Talk to the Office of Career Services for more information.
- Emory August OCI, August 2012
- Firms from all over, including IP boutiques. Talk to the Office of Career Services for more information.
- American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Job Fair in Washington, D.C. - October 2012: http://www.aipla.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Student_Center/Job_Fair/Job_Fair.htm
- Resume collection - August 2012
In addition there are other traditional OCI that the Emory Law Office of Career Services provides.
Which firms have the largest patent practice in the city you want to practice?
The averyindex provides a ranking based on the number of registered patent attorneys and agents. For Atlanta, click here. For other cities, click here. For a ranking based on number of patent attorneys and agents in a city, click here. For overall ranking by firm, click here.
Additional considerations (such as diversity, billable hours requirements), you should take a look at the Build a Better Legal Profession website.
IP Law And Business provides articles about Trademark, Patent, and Copyrights.
Office of Career Services
The Emory Law Office of Career Services provides more information, as well as sample resumes and cover letters on their website. http://www.law.emory.edu/career-services/information-for-current-students.html