Harrity Writing Sample Test Challenge

Harrity & Harrity, LLP is challenging you to take our Writing Sample Test!  This exercise will test your ability to draft an overview description and a claim for an electronic invention. Winners of the challenge will receive a free Oculus Quest Virtual Reality Headset!

While only the top performers will win an Oculus, Harrity is adding another reason to participate. The firm will donate $100 to its Harrity 4 Charity partner charities for every individual that takes the test. Participants can choose how to divide up the donation between the American Heart Association, ZERO: The End of Prostate Cancer, Inova Children’s Hospital, and No More Stolen Childhoods.

The Harrity Writing Sample Test is used in our application process to screen candidates based on their patent application writing ability.  All identifying information is removed prior to grading the test in order to remove any unconscious bias and ensure that the test is evaluated solely on the quality of the candidate’s submission.  For this challenge, the Writing Sample Test will be graded based on four areas of criteria: Writing, Technical Proficiency, Instructions, and Claim.  Contestants must earn a minimum passing score of 90 points (out of 100) to win an Oculus.  The test takes, on average, 2 hours to complete. While Harrity receives hundreds of applications every year, less than 10% of applicants pass the Writing Sample Test.  Can you pass our test?

Our next Writing Sample Test Challenge will be launched on June 1, 2021! Check back then for the new prompt.

There is a limit of one prize per person. You must be a registered patent agent or attorney with the USPTO to enter. 


We’re looking for superstar attorneys and agents to join our patent application drafting team!


About Harrity

Harrity & Harrity has been named Vault’s 2021 Best Midsize Law Firm to work for. Harrity additionally topped the categories of associate and partner relations, diversity, firm culture, hours, satisfaction, and technology and innovation, while sharing the top spot for quality of work.



What We Offer

  • Life/Work balance – work where you want, when you want, and how much you want
  • Ample, steady preparation and prosecution work from a mix of leading electrical and mechanical technology companies
  • Excellent compensation package that is production-based, and includes comprehensive benefits
  • Opportunity for client counseling through direct client interaction, as all clients are firm clients
  • Opportunity for career growth/development including training in business development and client management
  • Innovative firm culture including cutting edge technology, collaborative work environment, and dedicated support team

ELAINE SPECTOR Counsel "After over 20 years of working in an office, I finally had the opportunity to take a leap of faith to work from home. Many people have questioned me about the move, and how I am fairing. My response is simple. It is a game changer." DAN JEBSEN Associate "My life-work balance at H&H is ideal. I have never had the feeling of an 'endless workday', and have been able to maintain and improve my personal life outside of the office. The life-work balance achievable here is one of the best benefits of the firm." PETER GLASER Associate "The work that we do here is always exciting, as the technologies we work with are at the cutting edge of science and industry. It’s a privilege to work with many of the world’s leading technology companies to develop and patent their important new ideas." ELI MAZOUR Associate "We approach every matter as though we are the client. That’s why we have become the go-to firm for patent preparation and prosecution services for some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies." NEIL KARDOS Senior Associate "Joining H&H was the best career move I ever made. The training here is extensive, not only for the day to day activities of a patent attorney, but also in other areas such as client management and business development. The opportunities for hands-on experience helping to grow and improve the firm are incredible!" TIM HIRZEL Associate "Harrity & Harrity puts special emphasis on developing each attorney’s career, and providing an opportunity to grow. Attorneys are not only trained to provide outstanding work product, but play an active role in firm and client management."

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