CoMotion accepts legal interns and externs who want to learn about protecting and managing the University’s intellectual property. The IP legal interns assist Patent Agents/Attorneys and/or a Copyright/Trademark Manager in evaluating, protecting, and commercializing the University’s intellectual property.
Patent Intern candidates need a technical degree or background in engineering or life sciences; coursework or experience in patent law or prosecution; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to absorb technical details of new technologies; ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Copyright/Trademark Intern candidates need coursework or experience in copyright and trademark law; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Please send a resume, a short statement of interest in the body of the email (including interested position and terms), and an unofficial law school transcript (and undergraduate transcript for patent interns) to Scott Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeanette Ennis supports UW researchers pursuing grant money to commercialize their innovations, and helps CoMotion secure economic development grant opportunities. Ennis joined CoMotion in 2009 after more than 15 years of broad research experience as a scientist, entrepreneur, and manager. Her areas of expertise include pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, tissue engineering, and medical devices. She has worked with a variety of start-up companies as project manager, grant writer, and intellectual property manager, and held senior research positions at Cornell University and the UW Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She earned a doctorate in medical and molecular pharmacology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she trained with Louis Ignarro, Nobel Laureate in Physiology. She also holds a certificate in technical writing and editing from the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.