One-Year Clerkship Opportunities

The PTAB has created and is hiring for a new Judicial Law Clerk Program. The PTAB modeled this program off the judicial law clerk program used in the federal courts.

Judicial law clerks will gain experience working at the PTAB for a one-year term directly with one or more administrative patent judges (APJs). Judicial law clerks will assist on cases in all jurisdictions of the PTAB, including trials under the America Invents Act and ex parte appeals. Judicial law clerk positions are available at our Alexandria headquarters and all four regional offices in Detroit, Denver, Dallas, and San Jose, California.

The judicial law clerk position currently is posted on USAJobs. Applications are due by Thursday, April 26. Interested candidates must have an engineering or science background, law degree, and bar membership in any state within 14 months of a hire date. For more information, the PTAB is hosting a free webinar on April 11 from noon to 1 p.m. ET to review the position, experience, and skills required. APJs will answer questions.