Registration Is Open for the Loyola Patent Interview Program!

Loyola University Chicago School of law is hosting the 2011 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 28 & Friday, July 29 at the Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront at 511 N. Columbus Drive in downtown Chicago.

This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the resumes of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program.  

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program.  You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.

For more information on the program, please refer to the program website at

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program is now open and will close on Monday, March 7.  Please note that Loyola does not accept late registrations, so you must register by Monday, March 7 to participate in the program.  To register, click on the “Register Now” link on the above web page.  At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on interviews later in the semester).  Please note that our school is listed alphabetically University of Utah College of Law on the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools. 

There is a non-refundable $35 dollar registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration.  Please have your credit card ready when you register.

Below is a table with the critical dates.  For more information, visit the program website, or email PDO.

 Monday, February 14 Student Registration Begins
Monday, March 7 Deadline for Student Registration
Monday, April 18 Students receive Symplicity passwords/bidding instructions
Tuesday, April 19 Student Bidding Begins
Thursday, May 5 Deadline for Student Bidding
Monday, June 20 Initial interview schedules available on Symplicity
Monday, June 20 – Wednesday, June 22 Interview Cancellation Period
Friday, June 24 Final Schedules available on Symplicity
Thursday, July 28 & Friday, July 29 2011 Patent Law Interview Program