At Beem Patent Law Firm, law students with engineering backgrounds can gain valuable experience in patent law by participating in our Summer Associate program. Our summer associates work closely with the attorneys of our firm on patent prosecution and litigation matters. Summer associates assist in reviewing office actions, drafting patent applications, writing responses to the USPTO, and actively communicating with clients, among other activities.

Through the program, summer associates can also experience much that Chicago and the local legal community has to offer.  From golf outings with the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago to White Sox games with the firm, Beem Patent Law Firm plans several outings for our summer associates to enjoy.

“At Beem Patent Law Firm, I have been able to apply the legal knowledge I gained during my first year of law school as well as my engineering and technical expertise from college. Working on actual patent applications and interacting with clients has given me first-hand experience in the field of patent law.” – Kourtney Baltzer (Summer Associate 2010), Harvard Law School, J.D. 2012

For more information, please contact Beem Patent Law Firm, 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1352, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 201-0011. To apply for our summer associate program, please send a resume and detailed cover letter to Please use “Summer Associate” as the subject of the email.