2023 2L Patent Summer Associate – Law Firm – Seattle, WA or Portland, OR

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the ‎Pacific Northwest, providing a broad range of transactional and litigation services to the ‎Northwest’s leading companies. We are seeking a highly motivated second-year law student ‎who demonstrates aptitude, leadership, teamwork, initiative, and strong verbal and written ‎communication skills to become a Patent Summer Associate at Schwabe for the summer of ‎‎2023 in either our Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington office. ‎

We are looking for people who embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and take initiative. A strong ‎‎desire to practice intellectual property law in a regional setting is key.‎
The summer associate program will be held in-person and will start on June 5, 2023; summer ‎associates will receive a weekly salary of $2,600. Summer ‎associates receive formal and ‎informal evaluations of their work from a dedicated adviser and a ‎number of assigning ‎attorneys.‎


  • Applicants are preferred to have a top 25% class ranking or equivalent GPA;
  • Applicants must possess a technical background, with a focus in either computer science or ‎electrical engineering;
  • Willingness to work in-person in the Portland or Seattle office at least ‎three days per week;
  • Schwabe requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for employment.‎

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ‎color, ‎religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ‎gender ‎identity or other status protected by law. The firm will make reasonable ‎accommodations for ‎religious beliefs and for the known needs of qualified applicants and ‎employees with disabilities.‎
Candidates selected for callback interviews will be interviewed at the Portland or Seattle office.‎

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Please submit the following documents as PDF: Resume; Cover Letter; Law transcript (unofficial acceptable); ‎Complete undergraduate transcript (unofficial acceptable); References; and Writing sample that ‎reflects applicant’s writing and legal analysis which has not been significantly edited by others ‎‎(not to exceed 5 pages).‎ Direct your materials to: Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and ‎Integration

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seattle, WA or Portland, OR