Patent Attorney Law Clerks Sought to Handle AIA Proceedings

As announced a few weeks back, the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) will be taking on a limited number of law clerks. The posting on USA Jobs (here) explains that: "[t]he Judicial Law Clerk will be responsible for assisting Administrative Patent Judges in the following: adjudicating inter partes review proceedings, post-grant review proceedings, covered business method review proceedings, and derivation proceedings; addressing appeals from adverse decisions of Examiners regarding patent applications, reissue applications, and reexamination requests; conducting interference proceedings; and other projects critical to the Board's mission."

While USPTO registration does not appear to be required, a technical background necessary to sit for the exam is, as is a state bar membership (prior to start date). This opening will close on July 5th, or when 300 applicants are received, whichever occurs first. Don't delay.