Careers | Law Students – YB Patent Apprenticeship

Law Students – YB Patent Apprenticeship

If you are a law student committed to becoming a skilled patent attorney,
we invite you to apply for the Young Basile Patent Apprenticeship.

What is it like to work at Young Basile?

Few firms offer an opportunity quite like ours. We have built an amazing practice with tremendous clients and a firm culture that we value highly. We hire the brightest and most qualified law clerks and attorneys. We have a presence in Michigan, California, Houston, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia and permit law clerks and attorneys to work remotely from other U.S. locations. We maintain a fast-paced work environment with a focus on life balance.

At Young Basile, you will have the opportunity to engage in interesting and challenging work for some of the world’s most innovative companies. Our clients range from industry-leading global corporations to mid-sized technology-driven companies, to emerging companies poised for growth. Our work includes protecting cutting-edge inventions in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, video encoding, and cloud computing.

Our firm culture is very important to us and we pride ourselves on our collaborative work environment. We are committed to the success of each law clerk we hire. The YB Patent Apprenticeship is an outgrowth and manifestation of that commitment.

What Is the YB Patent Apprenticeship?

The YB Patent Apprenticeship is a paid, year-round program for law students that builds core competencies in patent law, so participants can contribute in meaningful ways during law school and be prepared for practice when they graduate. The apprenticeship is conducted remotely, enabling students from around the country to participate.

Our program director, Warren Pate, is a highly experienced attorney that will provide mentorship and one-on-one feedback on each law clerk’s journey from trainee to practitioner. The apprenticeship includes both classroom training and closely supervised, real-world patent projects on live client matters.

Does the apprenticeship lead to a full-time associate position with Young Basile?

We hire students into the apprenticeship with the expectation that we will invite them to become an associate at our firm once they’ve completed their law degree. While offers of full-time employment are not guaranteed, our intention is to extend offers to third year law students that have established themselves through their work in the apprenticeship.

When is the apprenticeship offered?

The apprenticeship is a two-year program extending from the start of the 1L summer through the end of the 3L school year. With a new class of law clerks being hired each year, the apprenticeship includes both new clerks in their first year with Young Basile and more seasoned clerks in their second year with the firm. The apprenticeship includes a 2L summer associate position.

What are the requirements to apply?

  • Enrollment as a 1L 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, mechanical engineering, and computer science)
  • Eligibility for admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Eligibility for employment in the United States

When do I apply?

Applications are accepted each year from January 1 to February 15 or until the program for that year is full. Students are encouraged to apply early.

How do I apply?

You can apply by selecting the appropriate link on our job board and filling out an online application during the application period. If you have additional questions, please contact Warren Pate, Program Director, at [email protected].

Careers Contact

Warren Pate
[email protected]
P: 248-649-3333

Note: Young Basile is only interested in patent-bar eligible candidates