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Ryan Schermerhorn Wins Future Leaders Scholarship

Patent Resources Group Launches Career of Elite Patent Professional


Alexandria, Va. (March 25, 2009)—Ryan Schermerhorn, currently attending law school at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, has been named the first recipient of Patent Resources Group’s Future Leaders Scholarship.


Patent Resources Group, the nation’s leading patent education firm, will award Mr. Schermerhorn with full tuition to its Patent Bar Review course, travel and hotel costs, as well as reimbursement for the fee charged by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to become a patent agent. The scholarship is valued at more than $5,000.


Criteria for the scholarship were based solely on the applicants’ merit, including demonstrated achievement in law school and undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, and a 10-page essay on the “Future of Patent Law.”


“We received several excellent applications and it was a difficult decision. Ryan’s application stood out for its high quality and attention to the issues facing our industry,” says Vanessa Brown, Patent Resources Group’s Vice President. “It is our honor to help advance Ryan’s career by awarding him the invaluable instruction that he will need to join the ranks of the nation’s elite patent professionals.”


Details regarding next year’s scholarship program will be available later this Fall at www.patentresources.com/scholarship.  



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Deadline Looms for Future Leaders Scholarship

Applications must be post-marked by February 27, 2009

Alexandria, Va. (February 20, 2009)-Law students looking to enter patent law may miss their window of opportunity to get a free boost to their careers. The March 6 deadline for entering the Future Leaders Scholarship is now only two weeks away, with mailed applications needing to be post-marked by February 27.

Launched last December, the Future Leaders Scholarship is open to all full-time law students who are eligible to sit for the Patent Bar examination. Winners receive full tuition to Patent Resources Group’s Patent Bar Review course, including travel and hotel costs, a value of more than $5,000.

“The Future Leaders Scholarship is the perfect opportunity for enterprising patent law students to launch their careers,” says Patent Resources Group’s Academic Director Paul Gardner. “The scholarship will not only equip recipients with the tools needed to pass the Patent Bar exam, but also to attain the highest levels of professional achievement.”

Once scholarship winners pass the Patent Bar exam, they will also be reimbursed for the patent agent fee charged by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office to become a patent agent.  Scholarship winners will be chosen based on proven academic achievement.

More information and a downloadable application are available at www.patentresources.com/scholarship.

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