CMU Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation Legal Intern/Externship

CTTEC manages the intellectual property assets of one of the leading research universities in the country. It receives over 250 new invention disclosures each year, and is looking for one or more law school interns/externs to assist in this effort by conducting patent searches for newly disclosed inventions.
Externs/interns will work with CTTEC staff to conduct patent searches on new invention disclosures, and to develop IP protection strategy. Externs/interns will be given training in conducting patent searches and in preparing reports in a format desired by the office. Externs/interns will be expected to summarize the claimed novelty of new inventions, conduct thorough searches of the patent literature, and cogently describe similar patents that are found and distinguishing attributes, if any, of the claimed invention. Other than this initial training, and periodic ‘check-in’ meetings, externs/interns will be able to conduct their research at times and locations that are most convenient to them. The externship is unpaid, with academic credit available through the Law School. Interns will be paid on an hourly basis.
For more information, including how to apply, please visit PittLawWorks (go to the "OCI and Job Listing" link and use the search term "CTTEC"). Application are due by Feb 16, 2019.