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Careers in Patent Law; Networking with Wilson Sonsini Law Firm

Workshop/Seminar: Networking Opportunities

Jun 17, 2021

This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

Interested in a career in intellectual property and patent law? Please join our virtual visit from law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to hear more about opportunities for graduate students and postdocs.

The event will consist of a short presentation lead by Lora Green and Lou Lieto followed by an open Q&A with current associates, law clerks, and patent agents, who can discuss how they transitioned from research to working at a law firm. Participants are welcome to submit questions in advance via email to

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About Wilson Sonsini:
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance them. Wilson Sonsini’s patents and innovations practice helps clients leverage their intellectual property, defend against claims of others, and establish a competitive position for the future in fields such as therapeutics, biologics, personalized medicine, research tools, and clean technologies.
Our team helps growing companies achieve important milestones by securing, developing, and protecting their most vital IP assets, while also advising established companies responsible for advancing groundbreaking discoveries. The firm’s patent attorneys and patent professionals have extensive experience working side-by-side with mature companies valued at billions of dollars, innovative start-up enterprises, and individual inventors as their trusted IP advisors. We have a long and trusted track record of IP value creation, as members of our practice are responsible for the development of the IP portfolios in all areas of life science, including IP for small molecule therapies, biologic therapies, synthetic biology, gene therapies, nanotechnology, genetic tests, medical devices, stem cell technologies, next-generation sequencing, and many others.

This is part of an informal networking series to increase your awareness of career opportunities in biomedical and biotechnology fields. This series of seminars will invite organizations with positions to network with the trainee population of the intramural community. You should treat the sessions similar to a job fair.