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02/04: Committee Educational Session - Getting & Keeping the Job: Writing Skills to Impress Your Boss

February 4, 2021 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern standard time


90 minutes

Getting and Keeping the Job: Writing Skills to Impress Your Boss

Sponsored by the Mentoring, New Lawyers and the Patent Law Committees

  • Marketing yourself to patent law firms - guidance from a recruiter or other career guidance mentor
  • Advice from your mentor: general writing skills to impress your boss - guidance from an experience private practitioner
  • More advice from your mentor: patent-drafting skills to impress your boss - guidance from an experience private practitioner and in-house practitioner

Moderated by: Mark Hollingsworth, Mueting Raasch Group

Ilene Rein, Executive Recruiter, Marketing and Sales Resources, Inc.
Rochelle "Rocky" Lieberman, Co-Founder, Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC
Matthew de Ruyter, Senior IP Counsel, SABIC

updated 2/4/21 to note CLE credit available.


  • Hollingsworth, Mark Headshotsquare200 Hollingsworth, Mark

    Mueting Raasch Group | Shareholder

    Mark is a registered patent attorney and shareholder at Mueting Raasch Group in Minneapolis. Mark practices in the areas of domestic and international patent procurement and related opinion work in the electrical, electronics, and electromechanical arts. Mark was a Research Engineer at ARCO Solar and a Senior Electrical Engineer at Litton Aero Products Division in Southern California. Mark co-founded the Intellectual Property law firm of Hollingsworth Davis, LLC (2005-2019), and was listed in IAM 1000 World's Leading Patent Professionals 2012-2018 and 2020.
  • deruyter 200 de Ruyter, Matthew

    SABIC | Sr. Counsel, Intellectual Property

    Matt is Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property at SABIC, handling all types of intellectual property matters for SABIC’s Specialties business.
  • Lieberman, Rocky 200 Lieberman, Rochelle "Rocky"

    Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC | Founding Member

    Rochelle Lieberman, also known as Rocky, is a founding member of the law firm of Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC. Rocky is a registered patent attorney with 30 years of experience in the field, including both private practice and as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Rocky’s practice is directed at patent searching, opinions, preparation, and prosecution, representing clients in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, and computer science, including artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Rein1 200 Rein, Ilene

    Marketing and Sales Resources, Inc. | Executive Recruiter

    Ilene Rein is a Partner and an Executive Recruiter at Marketing & Sales Resources, Inc. After hearing many stories of difficulties in finding employment, Ilene developed the program Pounding Pavement 101 sharing the inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter on how to get hired rapidly! Job seekers in taking Ilene's advice and learning recruiting inside secrets, calls from companies started coming in, interviews scheduled and they became employed!