This externship will expose the students to technology transfer issues, including the identification, protection and commercialization of new technology.
Students in our legal externship program must hold a technical undergraduate or graduate degree (science, engineering, technology, computer science). Experience with IP in general and patent law in particular is helpful; an eagerness to learn is required.
You will coordinate with inventors and internal and external counsel as you prepare technology transfer documents, including technology evaluations, claim charts, patent applications, office action responses, and more.
Graduate (Masters/PhD/MBA) students with backgrounds in engineering, physical sciences, biology, biochemistry and bioscience are encouraged to apply.
Students will be responsible for writing reports, assessing commercial viability of inventions submitted to Skysong Innovations, identifying potential investors or licensees, developing marketing materials for our inventions, and/or conducting financial analyses for negotiations. Students will be invited to attend internal staff presentations and engage with our team.
Students that fill this position will be reporting to our administrative team and should be able to work in a team environment, have a basic knowledge of MS office programs, strong attention to detail and willingness to learn. The essential functions of this position are answering the phone, filing, and data entry as well as any other duties needed to improve and support our day-to-day operations.
The student paralegal will assist SI’s paralegals with collecting and managing data in SI’s patent database. The essential functions of this position include reviewing and attaching documentation and emails to specific records in the database, as well as data entry - attention to detail being vital. The student will also help with filing and other projects throughout the year. SI is a fast-paced office with many tasks to complete.