YB Patent Apprenticeship


Fast Track Your Patent Career

Are you a first-year law student committed to becoming a highly qualified patent attorney?

Then you are invited to apply for the
YB Patent Apprenticeship.


Program Summary:

  • Available to 1L students
  • Full-time in summer, part time during school
  • Paid employment
  • Work remotely

The YB Patent Apprenticeship is a paid, two-year employment opportunity that would build your core competencies in patent prosecution. The program provides both classroom training and closely supervised hands-on experience in a flexible, remote-work arrangement.

YB Patent Apprenticeship Participants working together

Questions and Answers


The YB Patent Apprenticeship is a unique program designed to foster your professional growth and development. The Questions and Answers to the right will offer you more insight into the benefits and specifics of the program.


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What would the apprenticeship do for you?
The apprenticeship would enable you to earn a competitive wage while you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a highly qualified patent attorney. Working with leading technology innovators ranging from emerging unicorns to established giants, you would be immersed in cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, video encoding, and cloud computing. You would receive continuous mentorship and one-on-one feedback, enriching your journey from trainee to patent practitioner. The focus would be entirely on your professional growth and readiness for a rewarding career in patent prosecution. As a participant, you would be better prepared for practice after graduation, with many real-world patent projects on live client matters under your belt.
Would the apprenticeship lead to you being offered an associate position with Young Basile?
As a participant in the apprenticeship, the expectation is that you would progress toward full-time employment upon completing your law degree. While full-time employment isn’t guaranteed, the intention is to present offers to rising third-year law students who have demonstrated their capabilities through hard work in the apprenticeship.
When would your work in the apprenticeship begin?
Your two-year apprenticeship would start at your 1L summer and continue through the end of your 3L year. Your participation in the apprenticeship would include a 2L summer associate position.
What are the requirements for you to apply?
  • Enrollment as a first-year student in an accredited law school
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for law school and undergraduate degree
  • Undergraduate degree in science or technology (priority given to electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering)
  • Eligibility for admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Eligibility for employment in the United States
When should you apply?
Your application will be accepted any time from January 15th through the end of February or until the program for the coming summer is full. You are encouraged to apply early.
How should you apply?

You can apply by filling out an online application during the application period.

If you have additional questions, please contact Warren Pate, Program Director, at [email protected].


What Participants Have Said About The Program.

I think the best aspect of the apprenticeship is the director’s accessibility for providing feedback on both learning projects and billable projects assigned to me within the firm.
I really appreciate receiving guidance on how to be an effective associate, which I think many law students must typically figure out on their own.
The program facilitated an interactive learning atmosphere and provided 1:1 mentorship, which was incredibly accommodating.

Are you ready to fast track your patent career?


Warren Pate
YB Patent Apprenticeship Program Director

[email protected]
P: 248-649-3333

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