Student Mentorship Program

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
— John Quincy Adams

We are pleased to announce the PIPLA Student Mentorship Program is starting soon!

The Program is designed to match a Mentee with a Mentor for professional development as outlined in the attached Guidelines.

The Program matches pairs of Mentees and Mentors for professional development.

We are soliciting current active member volunteers to be Mentors for the Program.  If you are interested in being a Mentor, please email cc: with your interest, primary practice area(s) (patent or trademark litigation, patent or trademark prosecution, copyright litigation, contracting, etc.), and your company type (e.g., corporation, law firm, large/small, etc.).

Further, any Mentors that are still mentoring their Mentees from last year, please email cc: to let us know so that we can keep track of the students involved.

Additionally, please refer interested students to email cc: with their contact information**, primary area(s) of interest (patent prosecution, etc.), and desired company type (e.g., corporation, law firm, large/small, etc.).

We look forward to a rewarding mentorship program for all students!

Best regards,

Robert (Bob) J. Sovesky, Director- PIPLA Student Mentorship Program

**Students will no longer need to complete a Membership Application and/or join PIPLA to be enrolled in the Mentorhship Program, simply send an email to:, cc: with the above requested information!