Resume Tips from Ben Holt, SJQ 2008 & Patent Attorney, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Ben Holt is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property with industry experience in software, cloud computing, Internet technologies, video game systems, electronics and embedded systems. He advises Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, foreign entities and start-ups on patent prosecution and portfolio strategy.

Some tips on resumes:

  • Think of a resume as a pedigree – do something amazing/outside of the box WHILE getting the best grades you can
  • Get experience – everyone is in class – get out in the legal workforce in an internship
  • Proofread Anything you send three times and then spell check it – if they see a mistake, they see a headache
  • Make the Resume relevant to the position – i.e. make several different resumes – put what they want to see first:  Maybe big firm = pedigree, while small firm = experience