Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Summer Program

Summer Program

Summer Program

When you get to know us for a summer, you want to come back.

As a Knobbe Martens Summer Associate, you’ll contribute to one of the world’s leading IP law firms. And we’re not talking about just doing research and writing memos. You’ll be on the front lines—growing, advancing, and being part of a world-class team.

We pack a lifetime of learning into ten short weeks. You’ll have the opportunity to take on a wide variety of assignments ranging from patent prosecution to licensing to litigation. You’ll also attend client meetings and hearings when possible, and participate in professional activities designed to give you real-world experience. All under the guidance of a Partner Mentor and Host Associate.

Our Training Program is both deep and diverse. We offer classes in numerous facets of IP law including Patents, Trademarks, Litigation & Brief Writing, Legal Research, and License Agreements. And when class is out, you’ll have a chance to get together with the Knobbe Martens family in a series of casual, off-site events such as baseball games, a surf camp, and even a day at Disneyland.

Not surprisingly, a majority of our full-time associates are graduates of our Summer Associate program. They’ve seen what it’s like to belong here. And what a difference they can make here.

Our Summer Associate Program is available to qualified students who have completed their second year of law school.  We also consider a limited number of qualified students who have completed their first year of law school.  There are two ways to apply, either directly by using the appropriate link below, or through an on-campus interview at your school.

If you would like to apply for a 1L Summer Associate position, please click here.

If you would like to apply for a 2L Summer Associate position, please click here.

Please direct any questions to our Attorney Recruiting Coordinator.

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