The address for the Loyola Patent Law Interview Program Symplicity site is http://law-patent-csm.symplicity.com/students.
In order to decide how to bid, students registered to participate in the Loyola Patent Interview Program will want to research employers. The bidding deadline is Friday, May 19 at 11:59 p.m. CST (12:59 a.m. EST) so registered students have plenty of time to research the employers and make the most of their bids. Please note that the resume packets the employers receive are in alphabetical order, and do not note the date of the bid. So, students do not gain an advantage by being the first to bid on an employer, and the order in which students submit their bids does not matter.
Students participating in the Loyola Patent Interview Program should conduct their employer research on the Patent Program page, not the Employers page. The filters on the Employers page have not been customized for the program and will not produce meaningful search results. Also, please note that all employers participating in the program will appear on the Employers page, while only the employers interviewing a student’s class year will appear as bidding options on the Patent Program page. Accordingly, doing research on the Patent Program page will ensure that all employers’ students identify as good matches will be available for students to bid on.
Loyola recommends that students review the employers’ websites to learn more about their offices and practice areas.
EMPLOYER SPECIAL REQUESTS
Several employers have made special requests regarding how to place bids on their firms.
These requests are included in the “Hiring Requirements” section of each schedule and are also listed on the Symplicity homepage.
Please direct any questions about which employers your background best suits you for, the various areas of patent practice (e.g. Litigation v. Patent Prosecution), what your bidding strategy should be, etc. to a counselor in the Office of Career Services. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-998-6090.