Perkins Coie understands that your career is about choices, not trade-offs. Named one of the country’s “100 Best Places to Work For” by Fortune for nearly two decades, Perkins Coie’s Patent Agent Program allows you to use your technical background to spring board into the legal world.
From day one, patent agents are introduced to cutting edge technology and begin development of their legal skills. More specifically, patent agents are tasked with working side-by-side with attorneys and other legal personnel to draft and prosecute patent applications before the United State Patent and Trademark Office.
Our firm culture encourages you to define and pursue your definition of success, while providing support and mentorship during the process. We offer not only professional development and career training programs, but also a personalized mentoring program in which a more senior attorney takes an active role in helping you achieve the highest level of success and become an important member of the Perkins Coie team. Additionally, many patent agents choice to proceed to law school and have an option to continue employment while in school.