Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Wooster, Ohio or Troy, Mich.

Schaeffler, Schaefflera global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Patent Agent at our State of the Art North American Automotive Center in Troy, MI, or our campus in Wooster, OH. The primary role of this position will be drafting and prosecuting Schaeffler Group patent applications based on regionally submitted invention disclosure and priority patent applications first - filed in Germany.

Primary tasks:

  • Preparing patent applications based on submitted invention disclosures
  • Working with internal and external drafters to prepare patent drawings and providing hand sketches when necessary
  • Re-drafting German priority applications for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark office (USPTO)
  • Drafting responses to USPTO office actions

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO or willing to study for and sit for the patent agent exam within 1 year of hiring
  • At lest 1 year experience with automotive drivetrain components and assemblies
  • At least 1 year experience reading, drafting, and prosecuting patent claims or at least 5 years experience drafting technical documents
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually to meet strict deadlines
  • German language skills are a plus

Contact
To apply, please email Amanda Bayliss at bayliaan@schaeffler.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wooster, Ohio or Troy, Michigan

The Schaeffler Group develops and manufactures precision products and is synonymous with creative technology. We set the world in motion with our three brands - INA, FAG, and LuK. Our engineering solutions increase the performance of equipment for the Automotive, Industrial and Aerospace industries. More than 76,000 employees work at 180 locations in 50 countries to serve our customers worldwide. Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent – Small Corporation – New Delhi, India and USA

logoClairvolex, a rapidly growing IP asset management company that helps global IP owners build smart patent portfolios, is looking for a US patent attorney/well-experienced patent agent for an expat role at its global delivery center near New Delhi, India.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, training, and mentoring our team of patent agents on various prosecution and portfolio management activities.  Quality oversight, development and compliance of portfolio development guidelines, customer communications, team-efficiency, process development are also key responsibilities of the role.

Eligible candidates include qualified USPTO-admitted patent attorneys or patent agents with 8+ years of experience preparing, prosecuting, and managing patent portfolios in hi-tech industries (telecommunications, semiconductors or enterprise software). Although not required, prior in-house experience as patent counsel will be an added advantage.

The role carries attractive remuneration commensurate to an overseas assignment and other benefits. Upon completion of two years in the expat role at our India delivery center, the candidate will have the option to relocate to one of Clairvolex’s offices in the United States (Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, or Salt Lake City).

Job Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for patent prosecution oversight in general, and more specifically supervision and quality control of the production of U.S. and EPO office action responses. Manage outside counsels for legal functions connected with filing office action responses, Examiner interviews and legal steps relative to allowance. The person will hands-on coach, train and mentor engineers in all aspects of US patent preparation and prosecution, and in particular the following:

A. Quality Oversight and Team Mentoring

  1. Review and quality control responses to offices actions issued by USPTO and drafted by the Patent Engineers.
  2. Wherever necessary, and in complex cases, hands-on draft office action responses.
  3. Responsible for instructing the US outside counsels in regard to filing response to office actions, Examiner interviews, preparing and filing continuations, and matters connected with prosecution of US patent applications until grant.
  4. In conjunction with the European Outside Counsels, review and supervise the responses to office actions issued by the EPO and drafted by the Patent Engineers.
  5. Train, coach and mentor patent engineers to write high quality office action responses.
  6. Offer technical support, subject matter expertise and portfolio development strategy advice to the team.
  7. Develop training materials and offer training to Clairvolex employees, and patent engineers in particular.
  8. Support through rendering subject matter expertise to the IPMS (IP Management Service) team – a large group of paralegals handling a variety of functions for multiple large in-house corporate IP operations.

B. Business Support & Client Relationship

  1. Responsible for customer relations management relative to prosecution functions.
  2. When required travel to client facilities for on-site reviews.
  3. When required attend potential customer meetings and reviews.
  4. Contribute to CLRC (Clairvolex Learning & Research Center) occasional articles, research papers and/or research in-put (not-mandatory).
  5. Provide business support including by offering online presentations, attending conference calls to render presentations on service lines and related processes, making client specific proposals, obtaining client references (if and when specifically required) and providing case studies.

Contact
If interested, please apply with a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressed to: Abha Jaiswal Head, Global Talent Acquisition Clairvolex abha.jaiswal@clairvolex.com

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: New Delhi, India and Silicon Valley, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; or Salt Lake City, Utah

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP The Intellectual Property Practice Group of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP seeks to hire a computer science associate with 2-4 years of experience to reside in the Washington, DC office.

Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and experience in drafting and prosecuting software related patent applications and in evaluating patent infringement and validity.   Responsibilities would include drafting and prosecuting patent applications, working with clients to identify and evaluate potentially patentable inventions, support IPRs, litigation and licensing matters, and handle intellectual property due diligence.  Candidates should also have a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and preferably 2-3 years of related industry experience and/or significant academic coursework.

Drinker Biddle offers the opportunity for sophisticated work in a collegial atmosphere, a competitive salary, and excellent benefits.  For more information about our firm, please visit www.drinkerbiddle.com.

Contact
If you meet these qualifications, please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, undergraduate transcript and law school transcript to Kara Young (Kara.Young@dbr.com). EOE.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking a Computer Software or Electrical Patent Agent or Patent Attorney. Candidates should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering.  Ideal candidates will have strong technical credentials, either through academics or work experience.  Previous experience prosecuting patent applications for computer software or electronics is desired but not required.

Contact
Interested candidates should apply through our website at http://www.klarquist.com with a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) and writing sample. Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLPChicago intellectual property law firm, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert and Berghoff LLP (MBHB), seeks a patent agent or technical advisor to work closely with attorneys and consult with inventors on patentability issues.  The ideal candidate will have a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) in biomedical engineering.  Exposure to patent law a plus.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Conduct searches of patent and technical literature in support of patent strategies
  • Analyze the patentability of inventions and validity of patents
  • Prepare and file patent applications, and participate in prosecution of same before the US Patent Office
  • Support the preparation of IP related legal opinions on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and able to organize a workload independently while collaborating with others on projects.  Candidates should have excellent analytical abilities and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate comfortably with clients and firm personnel.  Also helpful is a flexible and proactive approach to tasks and client demands, as well as the ability to thrive and react quickly and positively in a fast-paced environment.

MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,  age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law.  MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Contact
To apply, please contact Kara Fromme through the firm's website at www.mbhb.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

IP Associate – Law Firm – Royal Oak, Mich.

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLCHoward & Howard, a leading Midwest business law firm, is currently accepting resumes for the position of Intellectual Property Associate at our Royal Oak, Michigan office. Our associates demonstrate deep commitment to their own careers, to the Firm's standards and Strongly Held Beliefs, and to the vigorous representation of our clients' interests. In return, Howard & Howard provides an environment in which that commitment is supported and rewarded.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with patent law, including patent prosecution, patent drafting, or portfolio management
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Engineering or Science
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Registration to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Contact
To apply, please email recruiting@h2law.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Royal Oak, Michigan

Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Our focused expertise provides us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, and our results-oriented approach to practicing law is a beacon for business owners in search of intelligent counsel that aligns with their business goals. Our Firm operates like a business and promotes a culture based on successful business principles. We focus on maintaining low overhead, providing quality service at competitive hourly rates, and compensating our attorneys based on merit. We foster and reward creativity, collaboration, and accomplishment. Howard & Howard is an equal opportunity employer.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Marlboro, Mass. or Albany, N.Y.

Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts a national law firm seeks experienced Software/Electrical patent attorney (3 + years).  Qualified candidates should have a degree in Electrical/Software Engineering or Computer Science or relevant on job experience.  We have openings in Massachusetts, New York (Albany ) and Washington, DC.  Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts is a boutique firm focuses that exclusively on the practice of intellectual property law, and covers all components related to Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Computer and Trade Secret Law.

Contact
To apply, please contact Arlen Olsen at aolsen@iplawusa.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Marlboro, Massachusetts or Albany, New York

Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. or Chicago, Ill.

Banner & Witcoff is seeking associate attorneys with 2-7 years of experience and a background in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science for its Washington, DC or Chicago office. Patent prosecution experience is preferred. Associates will work closely with clients and senior attorneys in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, with opportunities available for involvement in opinion work and litigation.

Contact
Admission to a state bar and to the USPTO are required. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcripts (law school, undergraduate and/or graduate) at www.bannerwitcoff.com/careers.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C. or Chicago, Illinois

IP Associate – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

The Denver office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is seeking an Intellectual Property Associate for the firm’s patent group. Qualified candidates will have an undergraduate or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering, or similar discipline.  USPTO admission preferred with 2-5 years of patent drafting and prosecution experience. Excellent academic performance, strong writing and analytical skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment required.

Contact
Please submit resume, transcripts, writing sample and professional references to Jamie Olberding, Attorney Recruiting Manager, at jolberding@bhfs.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

IP Attorney – Law Firm – McLean, Va.

Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., an Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Agent/Attorney with three plus years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical disciplines with substantial experience prosecuting applications in their respective technology fields.  The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience in drafting patent applications preferably in the electrical, computer and/or software related fields, with chemical drafting experience being a plus.

RMSC is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis. RMSC continues to expand its business serving clients around the world. RMSC provides a congenial work environment and experienced work force.

Contact
Please email your resume to: recruiting@rmsclaw.com, and please visit our website. RMSC is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation discussion to happen at time of interview.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: McLean, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Federal Aviation Administration – Atlantic City Int’l Airport, N.J.

The Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center is seeking an experienced patent attorney to draft and prosecute patents.  Duties will include licensing agreements, cooperative research and development agreements, nondisclosure agreements, IP rights determinations, technology transfer, unauthorized use and patent infringement, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and IP issues affecting government contracts and agreements such as data right clauses. Other assignments may relate to contracts, real property, tort claims, ethics, environmental, personnel, and appropriation law.

Contact
For more information and to apply, visit this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/444292900/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Director of Technology Management – Other – Cincinnati, Ohio

The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is seeking a Director of Technology Management - Center for Technology Commercializtion. The Director of Technology Management will plan, direct, implement and improve services provided by the Technology Managers and Technology Associate within the Center for Technology Commercialization. Make discoveries of CCHMC and its investigators accessible to the global public through industry based research agreements, licensing and start-up of new companies while balancing the need for academic productivity and traditional extramural funding for research by CCHMC investigators.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Technology Commercialization Management
    The comprehensive management of all CCHMC-generated intellectual property and technologies, including disclosure identification and evaluation, patent strategy and assistance with prosecution, licensing and commercialization. Comprehensive management of CCHMC technologies including proactive interaction with investigators in assigned, embedded divisions to identify new technologies, evaluation of disclosed technologies for patenting and commercialization potential, valuation of select technologies, developing and implementing marketing and patenting plans for inventions, drafting and negotiating term sheets, options, licenses and other agreements, including confidentiality and materials transfer agreements, and management of active licenses. The Director is expected to manage a portfolio of cases.
  • CTC Team Leadership
    Assist Technology Managers and Technology Associate with: technology triage and assessment, marketing assessments and strategies, patent strategy and prosecution support, drafting and negotiating agreements. The creation and implementation of best practices and standard operating procedures as they relate to technology management in the CTC. Forming and leading teams in the creation of: standardized workflow processes (e.g. disclosure evaluation and triage), standard operating procedures for comprehensive technology management, and technology pipeline management tools. Provide the strategic direction, operational guidance and leadership to the CTC in evolving a technology transfer strategy that will bring the office to the forefront of academic technology transfer. Add value through strategic thinking and applying negotiating skills, education, experience, and professional relationships to produce favorable transactions. Continually evaluate the technology portfolio and provide recommendations to improve the portfolio for greatest commercial return.
  • Collaboration
    Engage and assist the faculty, collectively and individually, in determining the appropriate balance of research that has the potential for commercialization versus traditional extramural funding. Oversee the process coordinating all activity relating to technology transfer including: Invention Disclosures, Patents, Option and License Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Research Collaboration Agreements and Commercial Non-Clinical Research Agreements. This process will include the institutional review of legal and business issues of proposed transactions.
  • Organizational Relationships
    Work closely with the Office of General Counsel on all legal matters related to technology transfer, including the review of all CTC contracts and agreements. Work closely with Business Development on the business terms of licensing agreements and start-up companies. Develop a standard process for invention assessment, patent and market analysis, patent filing and prosecution and agreement negotiation, execution and maintenance. Work with all employees, but especially faculty and investigators, to identify innovations, commercial opportunities and funding possibilities, and establish formal working relationships with industry and other partners.
  • Business and Operational Management
    Develop and maintain policies, processes and procedures regarding all aspects of technology transfer. Assure the internal integrity of all processes and develop new procedures and policies as appropriate. Develop training and educational seminars relating to technology transfer to benefit investigators and other interested parties. Direct the daily activities of the Technology Managers and Technology Associate through individual actions and through delegation of responsibilities. Assure that the intellectual property policy is being followed throughout the institution. Identify service areas, plan approaches for improvement activities, design new processes with specifications and expectations against which success can be measured, systematically measure collected data, assess performance over time, improve and redesign processes based on the evaluation, and reassess continuously.
  • Staff Management
    Manage the selection, development, motivation, evaluation and discipline of Technology Managers and Technology Associate. Train assigned staff in the practice of technology transfer and technology management. Schedule and lead meetings as necessary to improve and maintain performance of Technology Managers and Technology Associate. Build and foster relationships between Technology Managers and Technology Associate with Business Development, Marketing and Operational staff within the CTC.  Assignment and review of case portfolios. Delegation of divisional embedding assignments. Provide supervision of assigned staff for carrying out department goals and objectives and medical center mission and values. Prepare and present annual performance evaluations. Make job requirements and goals for each position clear to employees and provide sufficient training to achieve the desired level of competency; document evidence of competence on an annual basis. Ensure that services and consultation are regularly and conveniently available to meet the needs of Cincinnati Children's patients as determined by the medical staff. Maintain accurate records of time worked by staff and ensure appropriate coverage as required by the department.

Education/Work Experience
Required:

  • Ph.D. in the biological sciences
  • 7 years related experience in academic technology transfer with progressive experience in leadership positions
  • Experience managing a professional staff

Cincinnati Children’s offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive employee benefits program.

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is responsible for advancing discoveries from the bench to the bedside by protecting Cincinnati Children’s intellectual property through patents; assisting in further developing technologies through research partnerships; delivering products to the marketplace through licensing and the creation of start-up companies. We invite you to consider joining our team as the Director of Technology Management.

Contact
For consideration, please apply online at www.cincinnatichildrens.org or e-mail Liz Kerstine: elizabeth.kerstine@cchmc.org. CCHMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

At Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, we are committed to be the leader in improving child health. We are one of the most respected names in children's health care, named one of the top three children's hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Cincinnati Children’s has a broad reach caring for children both nationally and internationally.

Patent Attorney / Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

Arent Fox LLP is seeking a patent agent or staff attorney with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution or drafting in telecommunication technologies for their San Francisco office. Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in electrical engineering. Experience with circuit transistor and layout circuit technology is a plus. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills and excellent academic credentials and a desire to excel in a law firm environment. Please submit resume, transcripts and a patent application writing sample.

Arent Fox LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact
To apply, please email laattorneyrecruit@arentfox.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

The Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for an Electrical Patent Associate/Agent with 3-5 years of patent experience.  Qualified candidates must have extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for software-related inventions, excellent writing skills, and a degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.  The preferred office is Alexandria, but we are open to considering satellite locations.  Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online at https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Silver Spring, Md.

SAIDMAN DESIGNLAW GROUP is seeking an exceptional patent attorney. We are a boutique’s boutique, a small law firm specializing in a unique IP niche - design law - the protection and enforcement of IP rights in the aesthetic appearance of our clients’ products.

The firm’s practice includes strategic procurement and enforcement of design rights for this country’s most design-forward companies, analyzing infringement and validity of design patents, conducting and supporting litigation and enforcement efforts, including consulting with other litigators as experts in design patent law, and preparing and prosecuting mainly design, but some utility, patent applications. The firm also handles design copyright and trade dress matters.

If you have an eye for design and attention to detail, are registered to practice before the USPTO, and have 0-5 years of experience as a patent lawyer, this is an outstanding opportunity to become a specialist and key player in this burgeoning field. The ability to work independently is important, as is the willingness to learn from and be taught by the country’s leading design lawyers. Litigation skills and knowledge of trademark and/or copyright matters would be a plus. If your primary experience/exposure has been in the utility patent area, you will be trained in the niceties of design patent law.

This is a unique position, for a unique individual. Please note that we are not your typical workaholic law firm. Our lawyers find deep satisfaction in the design law work, representing sometimes demanding design-conscious clients, but in a congenial, non-corporate atmosphere that emphasizes quality over quantity.

Contact
If this appeals to you, please send your c.v. and a legal writing sample to recruiter@designlawgroup.com. We are located in a close-in suburb of Washington DC, about 7 miles from the White House. For more information about us, see www.designlawgroup.com. No calls, please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Greenville, S.C.

Dority & Manning, an Intellectual Property boutique in Greenville, SC seeks registered Patent Attorneys with one to four years of experience with degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer science. Associates will work with our attorneys and patent agents primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients.

Dority & Manning is committed is to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area.  To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.

Our office is conveniently located in the downtown area of Greenville, South Carolina, long termed the “economic engine of South Carolina.” Located between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area accesses all major markets in the United States. One of the Southeast’s top areas for business, Greenville is home to both international and national companies such as GE, Michelin, BMW, Samsung and Mitsubishi, and is recognized as having one of the best “four season” climates in the United States.

Contact
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: recruiting@dority-manning.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina

Patent Prosecution Secretary – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

logoBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is recruiting for a Patent Prosecution Secretary in their Alexandria, VA office. The Patent Prosecution Secretary will support members of our Intellectual Property Group.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing domestic and foreign patent prosecution secretarial support to attorneys and patent agents;
  • Preparing applications, responses and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office "USPTO" and reporting filings to clients;
  • Reviewing and maintaining attorney's dockets and entering their time into DTE on a daily basis;
  • Offering support for miscellaneous client-related projects;
  • Performing general secretarial duties including but not limited to preparing routine correspondence, reading and routing mail, file maintenance, and screening attorney's incoming telephone calls.

Skills and Requirements:

  • 3+ years of patent prosecution secretarial experience with domestic and foreign patent prosecution preferably in a law firm environment.
  • Display excellent knowledge of and the ability to interpret and utilize current domestic and foreign patent prosecution procedures, correspondence and documents.
  • Ability to prepare USPTO filings, draft correspondence to clients and enter attorney's time utilizing proper grammar and accurate spelling.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team with your peers and attorneys.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Technically savvy.
  • Typing speed of 60 - 70 WPM; ability to produce accurate and attractive letters, USPTO filings, documents and reports.
  • Good proof reading and editing skills - attention to detail is a must.
  • Experience working with Lecorpio a plus, though not required.

Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC offer a benefits package that includes

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K Program
  • Pension Profit Sharing Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

Contact
To apply to this position visit: https://careers.bipc.com/Default.aspx?Tab=DDB54A17-24F1-480A-8FE4-7E521F94C2FF&cssUrl=true&Requisition=16111. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team.

Senior Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Flexible Location

Guntin & Gust Guntin & Gustis seeking highly skilled and productive Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents. As part of our team you will be working with a diverse group of clients ranging from sophisticated mid-sized corporations to Fortune 100 companies. We work in the areas of electrical engineering, telecommunications, medical products, RF products, gaming products, nanotechnologies, and other fields. Clients have also engaged our firm to evaluate patent portfolios, draft licensing and patent sale agreements, perform re-exam evaluations, due diligence in M&A transactions, advanced inventing sessions, opinion work, and other services.

We offer exceptional benefits that are paid in full by the firm and a competitive compensation package that includes a base salary with a formula-based quarterly bonus. Our firm has a substantial volume of work that provides an attorney or agent exceptional opportunities for career growth.

Candidate Qualifications
Must have passed a state bar (attorney’s only) and the USPTO patent bar. 10+ years of law practice with “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of US matters. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elect. Eng., or Computer Eng. is preferred. Telecommunications and/or actual engineering experience is a plus. A book of business is also a plus. Information regarding the last two years of billable hours and collections will be requested. Academic transcripts will be requested for all candidates.

Contact
Apply online on our website by visiting this link: https://www.ggip.com/careers/attorneys.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Flexible Location

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Melbourne, Fla.

Widerman Malek, PL, located in Melbourne, Florida is seeking a patent attorney to join their global practice in their Melbourne, FL office, located on the Space Coast just east of Orlando. Principal responsibilities include drafting patent applications, responding to PTO Office actions, managing IDS procedures, as well as litigation support involving IP rights.

The successful candidate will have a B.S. in Engineering from an accredited university, as well as a J.D. from an accredited law school, admission to a state bar, and admission to practice before the USPTO. Additionally, the candidate will have 2-3 years of general patent preparation and prosecution experience in the fields of electrical, electro-mechanical, semiconductor, mechanical or software. Portable clients are a plus.

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, 401k and more.

Widerman Malek, PL is a national law firm with a family and community-centered approach. Our strong bond with our community and our families are the cornerstones of our practice.

Contact
Please provide resume with cover letter, references and salary expectations for consideration to Julie Hochard at julie@uslegalteam.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Melbourne, Florida

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for wireless-related and software-related inventions. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.

Contact
Apply online at the firm's website by visiting this link: http://www.slwip.com/join_us/openings.html.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; or Austin, Texas

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 110 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Philadelphia, Pa.

Volpe and Koenig, P.C., a Center City Philadelphia Intellectual Property law firm has an opening in its electrical department for an electrical engineer and/or computer science attorney with at least three years of intellectual property experience.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation and prosecution of complex patent applications
  • Preparation of claim charts to products and standards, demonstrating infringement and validity
  • Conduct IP related due diligence
  • Manage large docket of domestic and foreign prosecution
  • Develop portfolio strategies and effectively communicate with the client

Requirements/Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or similar (knowledge of wireless telecommunications, digital rights management, audio/video coding, semiconductor design and fabrication, and software is desired)
  • JD and admission to practice before the US Patent Office
  • 3-5 years of Intellectual Property Law experience
  • Excellent patent analysis ability
  • Ability to interface independently with clients
  • Strong technical and legal background

Salary and Benefits

  • Generous salary for reasonable billable hourly requirement with tiered formulaic additional compensation paid for hours in excess of annual requirement
  • Generous health benefits package
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan and profit sharing

This Firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No solicitations please.

Contact
To apply, please email us at: careers@vklaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Armstrong Teasdale LLPArmstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking patent attorneys to assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.

Successful applicants will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Job Requirements:

  • The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software or electrical areas.
  • Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.
  • Admission into a state bar and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are preferred. All technical backgrounds will be considered. Post-graduate scientific degrees are a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous merit-based and hours-based bonus program, 401(k) eligibility, team-based work environment and other benefits.

Contact
To apply, please visit this link: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; or Las Vegas, Nevada

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Morrison & Foerster LLP has an urgent an urgent need for a Patent Prosecution Agent in the San Diego office.

Requirements & Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will have 1 - 5 years of experience in the following areas:
    • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications
    • IP strategy and portfolio management
  • Strong scientific background, preferably at the graduate level, in the life sciences (immunology background, with cell and molecular biology experience, is preferred).
  • Outstanding writing and analytical skills, and top academic credentials are essential.
  • USPTO Registration required

Contact
Apply online via this link: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp03/ats/careers/searchResults.jsp?org=MOFO&cws=46&act=sort&sortColumn=1.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Diego, California

Patent Administrative Assistant – Small Corporation – Victor, N.Y.

LSI Solutions is seeking a Patent Administrative Assistant to apply his/her experience, knowledge, organization skills, and communication skills to work closely with LSI’s in-house patent agent to facilitate and support intellectual property efforts.

The Patent Administrative Assistant executes administrative duties for the Intellectual Property Team, ensuring that an accurate and effective IP docket is maintained, while enabling efficient usage of patent practitioner time.  Activities will be of a scheduled and unscheduled nature.  Travel may be required, but is not anticipated.  Position may involve frequent & prolonged standing and some lifting.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and docketing incoming patent correspondence;
  • Preparing forms/paperwork associated with the filing of U.S. and international patent applications;
  • Preparing docket reports;
  • Obtaining copies of U.S. and international patent documents;
  • Keeping various patent files up-to-date with correspondence from both counsel and patent offices;
  • Preparing shells for responses to various patent office actions;
  • Uploading electronic documents to the U.S. Patent Office;
  • Preparing documents for hard-copy filing with the patent office;
  • Preparing information disclosure statements;
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with outside counsel and in-house personnel;
  • Documenting administrative procedures;
  • All other duties as assigned.

Recommended Skills

  • Reasonable typing speed (~40WPM), but highly accurate;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy when entering names, numbers, addresses, dates, and other information;
  • Legible handwriting;
  • Trustworthy;
  • Ability to keep highly confidential information confidential;
  • Ability to accurately review/proofread long documents which may have unfamiliar terms;
  • Ability and willingness to learn on the job (enjoyment of ongoing-learning is a must);
  • Receptive to training and constructive criticism;
  • Works independently but is comfortable asking questions and receiving direction;
  • Extremely organized and willing to learn/follow a patent filing system and to keep patent files up-to-date;
  • Adept with Microsoft Windows and MS-Office 2010/2013 (specifically with MS-Word, MS-Outlook, MS-Excel, and MS-PowerPoint.  Experience with MS-Access is a plus.)
  • Comfortable preparing and updating reports based on information gathered from multiple sources;
  • Comfortable documenting procedures;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Enjoys reading;
  • Comfortable following detailed checklists for certain activities;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time;
  • Takes initiative;
  • Flexibility and dedication to work towards time sensitive deadlines.

Recommended Experience

  • Has experience working in an administrative capacity with one or more patent agents/attorneys;
  • Has an administrative understanding of the patent application/prosecution process and related forms for U.S., PCT, and foreign patents;
  • Experienced in reviewing incoming patent correspondence for accuracy and to flag potential issues;
  • Experienced in docketing actions for patent matters;
  • Experienced in preparing patent docketing reports;
  • Knows how to obtain copies of U.S. and international patent documents;
  • Experienced in keeping patent matter files up-to-date;
  • Experienced in keeping a USPTO Deposit Account up-to-date;
  • Experienced in preparing shell responses for patent office actions;
  • Experienced in uploading documents electronically with the U.S. Patent Office in preparation for electronic filing;
  • Experienced in properly filing/submitting paper documents to the US Patent Office (as opposed to electronic filing);
  • Experienced in preparing patent information disclosure statements;
  • Experienced in flagging certain professional reading opportunities relative to patent law (for example, from the Official Gazette (USPTO), from the Federal Register, or from the USPTO website);
  • Experienced in communicating professionally with outside counsel (both U.S. and foreign), mainly by email, but also by telephone.

Recommended Education

  • At a minimum, a High School Diploma is required.
  • Successful completion of secretarial/administrative classes or equivalent experience is preferred.  A B.A. or B.S. degree (preferably secretarial, paralegal, or administrative-related) is also preferred, but is not necessary.
  • The successful candidate will possess above-average grades (especially in English and Writing), excellent communication skills, a good work ethic, and an ability & willingness to learn.

Licensing

  • An active Notary Public license is preferred, however licensure can be obtained after hiring.
  • Candidate must meet certain legal requirements to obtain licensure.

LSI Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=lsisol#.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Victor, New York