IP Firms in the Salt Lake Area

If you are a 1L student who is interested in the Intellectual Property sector, did you know that employers expect to receive applications for summer clerk jobs in early December?  (Even before your first semester grades are available!)  There are several firms in the area which are known specifically for strong IP practices, including:

Bateman IP
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Clayton, Howarth & Cannon
Howard, Anderson Phillips
Morriss O’Bryant Compagni, PC
Rader, Fishman & Grauer
Stoel Rives
Thorpe North & Western
Workman Nydegger

Several other firms, including large, full-service firms, are also known for their IP/IP litigation practices.  These include:

Durham Jones & Pinegar
Fabian & Clendenin
Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough
Kirton & McConkie
Parsons Behle & Latimer
Ray Quinney & Nebeker
VanCott Bagley Cornwall & McCarthy

Remember that these lists are not exhaustive!  Research other IP firms, both in state and out of state, by using the law firm lists provided by PDO and consulting www.nalpdirectory.com and www.martindale.com.  Also, keep in mind that although you may be applying specifically for IP jobs right now, if and when you apply to some of the larger, multi-practice firms in the spring, you will likely want to express interest in other areas of law–the hiring attorneys who come from some of these firms may be looking for candidates with interests beyond IP.  If you have questions, consult PDO.