IP Fellows Testimonials

 
Jennifer McCollough
Jennifer McCollough 
Law Clerk at United States District Court for the District of Delaware

“I cannot emphasize enough the real-world practical experience you will gain from working in the patent clinic,…you can tell your potential employers that you already have experience doing many of the things that will be required of you, something that many law school students do not have the opportunity to say….I believe experience in the patent clinic is the single most important thing a TJSL student interested in patent law can do….”


 
Sumant Pathak
Sumant Pathak 
Intellectual Property Associate & Patent Attorney at Rosenberg Klein & Lee and May 2014 TJSL grad

“The Intellectual Property Fellowship Program at Thomas Jefferson was extremely helpful to me because it allowed me to develop practical skills while also taking insightful classes that focused on various aspects of intellectual property. The USPTO Patent Clinic was integral to my initial learning of various skills required to be a successful patent practitioner. I was able to hone these skills with a local San Diego IP law firm through the school’s externship program. I was also able to partake in intellectual property classes ranging from Trademark and Patent Law to one on Open Source. I was thus able to blend the intellectual rigor of the IP classes at the school with practical skills to present myself as a viable candidate to various firms. Moreover, the keen interest and help from the IP fraternity at the school, ranging from professors to alumni, allowed me make a seamless transition from the technical field to the legal field.”