Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

logoSchwegman 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.

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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 (Chemistry) – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa.

logoThe Webb Law Firm, a Pittsburgh-based intellectual property law firm with a long-standing history, is seeking associate candidates with a technical background in Chemistry.

We are seeking a candidate with knowledge of small molecule organic chemistry.  Qualified candidates should hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree, a J.D. from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 4 years of experience as an IP attorney.  Advanced degrees in Chemistry and/or industry experience helpful.

Responsibilities include drafting and prosecuting patent applications (U.S. and international) and client counseling regarding patentability, infringement and validity, with significant opportunities to practice all aspects of IP law, including litigation. Registration to practice before the USPTO preferred with prior industrial and/or legal experience desired.

Contact
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts and a writing sample tomsomerhalder@webblaw.com or by mail to:
Mike Somerhalder
Firm Administrator
The Webb Law Firm
One Gateway Center
420 Ft. Duquesne Blvd, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Remote or Fairfax, Va.

logoHarrity & Harrity, LLP is looking for remote, local, or reduced hours patent professionals to prepare and/or prosecute patent applications for leading global technology companies, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.  Our expertise is providing our clients with the highest quality patent preparation and prosecution services in the patent field.

Requirements:

  • You have excellent writing skills
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You have a technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields
  • You have an in depth grasp of wireless communications (e.g., LTE, WCDMA, 3GPP) and/or low level optics
  • You have 3+ years of recent preparation or prosecution experience (former Patent Examiner experience is a plus)
  • You can get going quickly with minimal training
  • You have a great eye for detail
  • You love winning
  • You are a great teammate
  • You love making clients happy
  • You have a positive attitude
  • You love learning

Quality is the area that separates us from our peers. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering a high quality work product.  Many of our patent professionals have previous experience at big law firms and as Patent Examiners. You will have the rare opportunity to not only work with clients (both inventors and in-house counsel) and prospective clients, but also the opportunity to contribute to improving the day-to-day operations of the firm and inventing new and creative systems and procedures.

We provide you with in-depth training in patent law, patent preparation, patent prosecution, business development, and client management. Your work environment will be casual, collaborative, and friendly but we work really hard. We also provide an excellent compensation package, with comprehensive benefits and a salary that is production-based.

We are committed to equal opportunity hiring practices. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Contact
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@harrityllp.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Fairfax, Virginia or telecommute

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga.

logoHartman & Citrin LLC is currently seeking multiple candidates for patent attorney / patent agent positions with the firm.  The patent attorneys/agents will primarily be responsible for preparation and prosecution of patents, primarily in the telecommunications, software, and networking arts.  Our clients also file patent applications in the mechanical arts, so comfort with software, telecommunications, and mechanical arts is preferred.  Patent attorneys with experience only in the mechanical arts, electrical arts, and/or computer arts will also be considered.

Hartman & Citrin LLC is seeking dedicated and conscientious professionals.  We offer low minimum billed hour requirements and extremely competitive compensation.  Our firm is dedicated to obtaining high quality patents for our clients while maintaining quality of life and being productive members of our families and communities outside of the office.    Professionals who are interested in becoming part of a growing firm with high quality clients, a laid back and enjoyable work atmosphere, and a dedication to quality are encouraged to apply.

Portable business is not required for this position, but may be considered.

Requirements

At least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience with a law firm is strongly preferred, but candidates with an ability to learn quickly are encouraged to apply as well.   Candidates with degrees in industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer engineering are invited to apply.  Candidates with other degrees and experience in telecommunications, networking, virtualization, and/or other computer technologies are also invited to apply.

License to practice before the USPTO is required for this position.

Hartman & Citrin LLC is a boutique law firm located in Roswell, GA, which is located in the northern suburbs of the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

Contact
To apply, please email careers@hciplaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Technology Transfer Attorney – Government – Albuquerque, N.M.

logoSandia National Laboratories is seeking a Patent Attorney for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, regulations and policies. The selected candidates will counsel on technology transfer activities, licensing negotiations, cooperative research and development agreements and non-disclosure agreements. Sandia is seeking a patent attorney with three to seven years of licensing and transactional patent experience in high technology areas. The successful candidate will be responsible for counseling on licensing activities, negotiations, and contracts. To a lesser extent, the successful candidate will be responsible for patent protection, including reviewing invention disclosures, leading patent review committees, drafting patent applications, reviewing applications prepared by outside counsel, prosecuting patent applications in USPTO, conducting prior art searches, and otherwise supporting technology transfer activities of a major national laboratory.

Required:

  • The successful candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, Materials, or a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Requires a U.S. law degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • This position requires the candidate to have three to seven years of law firm and/or in-house experience in intellectual property licensing.
  • Admission to practice in at least one U.S. state.
  • Current registration with the USPTO is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Desired:

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are needed.
  • Candidates should have strong project, and client management skills.
  • Proven track record of success in the patent field.
  • Familiarity with FAR and DEAR regulations is desired.

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Patent Attorney for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, regulations and policies. The selected candidates will counsel on technology transfer activities, licensing negotiations, cooperative research and development agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://sandia.jobs/albuquerque-nm/technology-transfer-attorney-experienced/ED1A596F845641BAA3A0CC3263C349D4/job/?utm_source=patentlyo&utm_medium=JOBS&utm_campaign=DE-Pilot.

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Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Shelton, Conn.

HARRINGTON & SMITH, with an office in Shelton, Connecticut seeks an associate to join its intellectual property practice. The Firm's practice is predominantly limited to patent application preparation and prosecution.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics or Computer Science and be admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates must have at least one year of solid experience writing U.S. patent applications. Work will involve inventions in wireless radio communication technology (4G, LTE, eNB, 5G, etc).

Contact
To apply, please email Mark Harrington at MHarrington@hspatent.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Shelton, Connecticut

Patent Associate/Agent – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Davidson Sheehan LLP, an IP boutique headquartered in Austin, Texas, is looking for skilled and productive patent attorneys and agents to join their team.   They serve a diverse group of sophisticated clients for whom they do exceptional work in a team-oriented environment.

Qualified Applicants will possess an electrical engineering or computer engineering degree, and be registered to practice before the USPTO.  2-5 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications is required, ideally in the areas of virtual reality, graphics, mixed signal technology, and software.  Candidates should possess a working understanding of these areas, as well as a willingness and affinity to learn new technologies.

Candidates currently residing in either Austin, TX or Albuquerque, NM strongly preferred.  Telecommuting or remote office considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.  We provide competitive, commission-based pay, as well as benefits.

Contact
Send resumes and at least two writing samples (preferably one application and one prosecution response) to careers@ds-patent.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Tarrytown, N.Y.

Our client, a dynamic and fast growing publicly traded biopharmaceutical company in New York is seeking an experienced patent attorney for the position of Assistant General Counsel. This is a role for an independent thinker as the Assistant General Counsel will help develop comprehensive global strategies for expanding the company’s intellectual property protection around key molecules, platforms and other technologies to ensure the company’s long-term competitive advantage.

The Assistant General Counsel will also advise on emerging IP legal issues and play an active role in forming the company’s response to current IP legislative developments and IP policy issues. In addition, the Assistant General Counsel will be expected to contribute to administrative and legal projects intended to develop an IP Department displaying the highest legal and ethical standards.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting strategic IP due diligence, including analyzing the company’s IP portfolio as well as the portfolios of its competitors and potential collaborators
  • Identifying opportunities for expanding the company’s IP position and working with members of various business, legal, scientific and administrative groups within the company to take advantage of such opportunities
  • Working and communicating with collaborators and other external strategic partners in connection with developing a global IP strategy
  • Developing best practices and internal SOPs for ensuring a high functioning IP Department
  • Managing the use of outside legal counsel and internal resources, as may be necessary, to fulfill the aforementioned responsibilities.

Qualified applicants must have:

  • A Juris Doctorate and be admitted to practice in at least one state, New York preferred, or qualified for New York’s in house counsel license.
  • At least 15 years’ in-house and/or law firm experience.
  • Ph.D. in biological sciences (eg biochemistry, biotechnology) required, immunology a plus.
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Ideal candidate will have a broad range of patent-related legal expertise. Experience in patent preparation and prosecution, IP due diligence, strategic counseling and licensing required. Experience in IP litigation and drug regulatory affairs a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to independently oversee legal matters, manage the use of outside legal counsel and work collaboratively with other personnel at the company
  • Ability to set aggressive deadlines, handle multiple complex legal matters and see projects through to conclusion.

Contact
To apply, please email Melissa Peters at mpeters@princetonlegal.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Tarrytown, New York

Patent Prosecution Associate / Patent Agent (M.E.) – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Venable LLPThe Patent Prosecution group in the DC office of Venable LLP is looking to hire an associate attorney or registered patent agent with technical experience or an advanced degree. The candidate must be admitted to the patent bar and have 1-3 years’ experience handling multi-national large patent portfolios.  Mechanical engineering and/or USPTO experience preferred.  Excellent academic credentials and great communication skills required.  

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected Veteran status and any other protected basis under applicable law.

Contact
To apply, please email Maureen Kiley at mkiley@venable.com.

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

Patent Prosecution Associate / Patent Agent (E.E.) – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Venable LLPThe Patent Prosecution group in the DC office of Venable LLP is looking to hire an associate attorney or registered patent agent with technical experience or an advanced degree. The candidate must be admitted to the patent bar and have 1-3 years’ experience handling multi-national large patent portfolios.  Electrical engineering and/or USPTO experience preferred.  Excellent academic credentials and great communication skills required.  

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected Veteran status and any other protected basis under applicable law.

Contact
To apply, please email Maureen Kiley at mkiley@venable.com.

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

Patent Agent / Technical Advisor – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Venable LLPThe Patent Prosecution group in the DC office of Venable LLP is looking to hire a registered patent agent or technical advisor with technical experience or an advanced degree. Candidates must be admitted to the patent bar and should have a background in electrical and/or mechanical engineering. Candidates must be proficient in written and spoken Japanese. Experience handling multi-national large patent portfolios and USPTO experience preferred but not required. Excellent academic credentials and great communication skills required.

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected Veteran status and any other protected basis under applicable law.

Contact
To apply, please email Maureen Kiley at mkiley@venable.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Gainesville, Fl.

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk logoseeks a highly qualified individual to prepare, draft, and prosecute patent applications relating to semiconductors, circuits, computer architecture and/or software. This individual will also counsel clients and prepare opinions. Individual should have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: HR@slepatents.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Gainesville, Florida

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chandler, Ariz.

PATENT LAW GROUP: Atkins & Associates, P.C., Patent Law Group located in Chandler, Arizona is looking for patent attorney to join busy intellectual property practice in the technical areas of semiconductors, electronics, mechanical, optics, computer hardware and software, etc., for a wide variety of clients. Duties and responsibilities include taking inventor disclosures, preparation of patent and trademark applications, responding to US and foreign office actions, patent and trademark searching, infringement and validity opinions, licensing and litigation support.

  • Electrical engineering degree
  • Technical experience preferred
  • Solid 5+ years of patent and trademark prosecution
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO
  • Licensed to practice in Arizona

Contact
To apply, please email Maritza O'Neill at moneill@plgaz.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chandler, Arizona

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

SchwabeSchwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the Pacific ‎Northwest. The firm's attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of ‎the Northwest's leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders to emerging and privately held ‎businesses.‎

With over 155 attorneys, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the largest Pacific Northwest regional ‎law firms, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, Washington D.C.  and ‎Mountain View, CA. ‎

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has an opening in the Portland, OR office for a full time intellectual ‎property litigation attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group. The ideal candidate will have: ‎

  • ‎3- 5 years of IP litigation experience with a focus on patent litigation
  • Experience in patent litigation-related research and motion drafting, including claim ‎construction and dispositive motion practice
  • Demonstrated aptitude in managing independent projects within a team environment in a ‎fast-paced litigation practice ‎
  • Significant experience taking depositions, in-court appearances and managing discovery ‎
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills ‎
    • Strong client service skills and ethics ‎
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, ‎but with significant independence ‎
  • USPTO admission and a technical background are a plus but are not required; however, the ‎applicant needs to be able to understand and explain complex technologies ‎
  • JD degree from an accredited law school
  • Oregon State Bar preferred but not required

Contact
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with competitive salary ‎and benefits. Candidates should direct their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate ‎transcripts, and a writing sample to Will Case, Recruiting Manager at wcase@schwabe.com. ‎

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Senior IP Counsel – Large Corporation – Chicago, Ill.

logoAkzoNobel is looking to recruit an IP Counsel, reporting to the Director IP, Americas.

As lead counsel for one or more business in AkzoNobel, the IP Counsel is responsible for setting IP strategy and standards throughout the business and for translating innovation output to IP assets.  As a partner to RD&I leadership, (s)he helps prioritize technical innovation projects and develop and implement product specific IP strategies.

More specifically, the IP Counsel is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing an IP strategy for the business
  • Managing the IP portfolio and securing IP rights for the business, ensuring alignment with business priorities and advising on risk/reward scenarios
  • Aligning IP policies and procedures with company standards
  • Collaborating with the businesses in discovering, developing and managing new ideas and associated IP, including the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications and trade mark applications
  • Monitoring third party IP rights that are relevant to the business strategy and file and manage oppositions
  • Partnering with litigation counsel in IP litigation
  • Working with other senior executives to understand business strategies and helping achieve those through strategic use of IP
  • Interfacing with and providing IP-related input and support to the businesses and research groups;
  • Handling transactional matters and agreements such as IP licenses, confidentiality agreements and joint development agreements.

The above activities are performed in close relationship with other (senior) IP counsels or other members of the Legal function.

Critical competencies

  • Academic degree in chemistry;
  • Qualified US Patent Attorney, licensed to practise in Illinois or eligible to be licenced to practise in Illinois.
  • Has experience/knowledge with IP aspects of transactional matters and is familiar with agreements such as IP licenses, confidentiality agreements, and joint development agreements;
  • As experience/knowledge with federal and common law protection of trademarks and brands.
  • Minimum 4 years experience as in-house patent attorney or in private practice
  • Good analytical and counselling skills and sound judgment
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English

Contact
Please visit this website to apply: https://akzonobel.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=160005IP&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.V9gpDv1BivE.mailto

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We are the sector leader in sustainability and number one in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We are the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

Patent & IP Attorney or Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Jose, Calif.

Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP, a growing Silicon Valley transactional IP firm, is seeking an associate attorney to provide top-quality patent preparation and prosecution services for exceptional high-tech clients in the areas of computer software, Internet technologies, networking, and semiconductors. Our firm represents several Fortune 100 companies and well-known mid-cap and startup companies who come to us for our exceptional IP legal services. We provide a team-oriented and collegial working environment with an ongoing attorney training program that is second to none. Your responsibilities will include patent prosecution (80%), opinions and pre-litigation counseling (10% to 20%), and for some candidates, trademark prosecution and licensing (10% to 20%).

We prefer 2+ years relevant law experience. We require an undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, computer engineering, or physics. Much of our patent work involves complex software and computer systems inventions, so substantial familiarity in software design and engineering is a must. Technical subject matter may include databases, network protocols, 3D graphics, internet search, social networking, grid computing, user authentication and cryptography, digital video, email processing, semiconductor devices and processing, and other cutting-edge technologies.

State bar admission and USPTO admission in good standing are a plus. We offer a complete, competitive benefits package.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: attorney-position1@h35g.com.

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

Senior IP Counsel – Large Corporation – Phoenix, Ariz.

logoON Semiconductor is seeking to add to its world class team of IP professionals and has a current opening for a senior IP counsel position.  This position reports to the Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel in Phoenix, Arizona.  Related semiconductor industry experience is highly desirable and should be highlighted.  The successful candidate will be a team player who demonstrates flexibility and initiative while handling a variety of intellectual property law matters in a timely manner.  Position is in Phoenix, however, other locations (Europe, Asia, or other US cities), will be considered depending on the candidate. Occasional travel (<20%).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing and mining portfolios of patent assets for assertion and monetization.
  • Managing patent litigation for both offensive and defensive matters.
  • Investigating new and existing products against competitor patents and identifying relevant prior art where appropriate.
  • Working with business units within the Company to develop patent portfolio strategies.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing intellectual property agreements.
  • Supporting IP needs of merger, acquisition, and divestiture activity.

Minimum qualifications:

  • J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school.
  • Member of a state bar with five years of experience.
  • Electrical Engineering or Physics degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences.

Desired qualifications:

  • Registration with the U.S. patent and trademark office with experience handing inter partes review.
  • Prior in-house counsel experience.
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry.
  • Asian language skills.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/content.do?id=16367.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore. or Seattle, Wash.

SchwabeSchwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the ‎Pacific Northwest. The firm's attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation ‎services to many of the Northwest's leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders, to ‎emerging and privately held businesses. With over 155 attorneys, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt ‎is one of the largest Pacific Northwest regional law firms, with offices in Portland, Seattle, ‎Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem and Mountain View, CA. ‎

Schwabe has an opening in either our Portland, OR or Seattle, WA office for a full time associate ‎in the Intellectual Property practice group. The ideal candidate will have a strong computer science ‎or electrical engineering background, preferably 2-4 years of experience in patent prosecution ‎and/or 5+ years of software industry experience. Patent counseling, licensing and/or trademark ‎experience is beneficial but not required. Oregon State Bar or Washington State Bar admission ‎preferred, but not required. Candidate must be USPTO registered.

Contact
To apply, please email wcase@schwabe.com. Please include your resume, cover letter, law transcripts and a writing sample and/or a patent application with your submission.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Ohio

Full-time Patent Attorney with 0 – 3 years IP experience, USPTO and Ohio licenses and aptitude in mechanical arts for sophisticated Akron-Canton area Intellectual Property Boutique located in Northeast Ohio, servicing local, regional and global clients.  The ideal candidate will have experience in U.S. and foreign patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, right-to-use and validity investigations, IP Agreements, and other IP matters.  Must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, and be able to work independently and manage multiple ongoing projects.  Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to ipopportunity5588@gmail.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Northeast Ohio

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Frost Brown Todd LLC, one of the 150 largest law firms in the United States with a top rated Midwest intellectual property practice, seeks a Patent Prosecution Associate with at least 3-5 years of experience for the Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Pittsburgh or Nashville office.  Applicants must have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, excellent academic credentials, writing and communication skills and be capable of independent and creative work.  To learn more about us and the communities we serve, we invite you to visit our home page at www.frostbrowntodd.com.

Contact
Please visit our web page and use the “self-apply” feature at http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/careers-openings-attorneys.html to submit your application. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Columbus, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Indianapolis, Indiana; or Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC, headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Loop Business District, is expanding its thriving intellectual property practice. We are seeking several skilled patent professionals to join our team.

Ample opportunities to work with global technology corporations and Fortune 500 companies in fields such as the automotive technology sector; aerospace; telecommunications, software and networking; semiconductors; consumer electronics; mechanical and biomedical devices are available.  Our boutique firm offers a personable, collegial environment with an open door policy that fosters professional growth and development. We are looking for driven, focused candidates with strong technical knowledge, a firm grasp of IP legal issues, excellent verbal and written communication skills and a passion for producing high quality work for sophisticated corporate clients.

Preferred candidates will have at least two years of domestic patent prosecution experience in the electrical, mechanical and software arts. Additionally, candidates having experience instructing foreign attorneys and preparing opinions are valued.

Our office overlooks the Chicago River and is across the street from the Willis Tower. We are one block east of Chicago’s Union Station and a few blocks west of the Loop “El” tracks. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, an excellent work/life balance and a location in one of America’s most  beautiful and livable cities.

Contact
Applicants can send a copy of their resume, law and engineering transcripts and cover letter to recruiting@hfzlaw.com, attention Bill O'Connor Recruitment Coordinator.

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

Patent Analyst – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore.

GTT GroupGTT Group, an intellectual property services firm, is seeking highly qualified individuals with subject matter and patent analysis expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • Battery
  • Flexible Display
  • LED
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Semiconductor Process
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • Sensors
  • Wireless
  • Operating Systems
  • Financial Technology
  • Security
  • Automation
  • Vehicular Systems

Are you a patent professional with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas? If so, then we are especially interested in speaking with you.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts and relevant subject matter expertise required. Willingness to work with and support patent analyst team members, project managers, and other team members are essential.

Selected candidates are contracted on a project-by project basis.

Contact
To provide consulting services to GTT Group, please respond by email to: consultant@gttgrp.com. In the body of your email please attach a resume or CV including any relevant experience. Thank You for your interest, you will hear from us soon.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Docket Specialist – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Jefferson IP Law, an eighteen patent lawyer/patent agent law firm, is seeking a full time docket specialist to work directly with senior partners and international clients in intellectual property matters. Outstanding academic achievement, attention to details, highly-organized, analytical skills, strong writing and proofreading skills, and the ability to work independently are a must.

Experiences with Patricia Docket Software are preferred.

Healthcare, 401(k), life insurance, STD, LTD insurance, fringe benefits, etc.

Contact
Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume.  Please do not respond if you are a third party. To apply, please email mshin@jeffersonip.com.

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

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 two 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
  • 1-4 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
  • SEPTA transit checks

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

Contact
To apply, please email Beth Collins at bcollins@vklaw.com.

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

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

I.P. Attorney / Patent Agent – Large Corporation – New Bern, N.C.

BSH Home Appliances Corporation is seeking applicants for Intellectual Property Attorney/Patent Agent to provide both independent and collaborative work in the field of intellectual property rights; for creating, establishing and expanding a strong BSH intellectual property portfolio; and counseling all levels of the business on strategic intellectual property matters.

Responsibilities

  • Handles acquisition of inventions, evaluation of inventions, maintaining contact with inventors; check work results of all BSH divisions for patentability and implement suitable results into invention reports in order to establish and expand a strong patent portfolio
  • Performs product clearing in order to avoid infringement of competitive intellectual property rights by BSH products.
  • Regularly meets with product development managers, manufacturing engineering managers, and inventors to educate and counsel on patentability and infringement issues in their daily work and to update on status of currently pending patentability opinions, patent applications, and freedom-to-operate opinions.
  • Regularly meets with Industrial Design department to acquire design invention disclosures; to perform design patent clearance work; to educate and counsel on intellectual property issues relating to industrial design work; and to update on status of currently pending design patent applications and design patent clearance work.
  • Drafts utility and design patent applications and responses to Office Actions from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Manages outside counsel as necessary for quality control of draft patent applications and responses to Office Actions prepared by outside counsel.
  • Provides IP intelligence services.
  • Handles external invention offers.
  • Performs evaluation of the BSH IP portfolio in patent committees Manages IP proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office and federal and state courts.
  • Oversees infringement proceedings; evaluation of infringement; performance of infringement proceedings.
  • Oversees IP proceedings before competent authorities and courts to defend against third-party claims regarding intellectual property rights.
  • Handles contractual activities; negotiation and preparation of confidentiality, development, cooperation, license, and differentiation agreements with competitors, development facilities and suppliers in cooperation with the purchasing and product development departments in order to continually expand the know-how that is used by and protected for BSH.
  • Handles inventor remuneration issues.
  • Reviews daily filings with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office prepared by paralegals.
  • Follows IP case law, PTO developments, and IP legislation.
  • Periodically reviews and updates legal documents (i.e. Declarations and Amendments).

Requirements

  • JD from ABA-accredited law school and admission to state bar (does not apply to the Patent Agent track).
  • Must be a registered patent attorney or patent agent with a USPTO qualifying technical degree.
  • 4 or more years of in-depth experience in protection of patent rights.  Must have worked with engineers to obtain disclosures and have made patentability opinions.
  • Must have either in-house or top-tier law firm IP experience, and ideally a mix of both
  • High motivated, pro-active, ability to organize a heavy workload, and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities.
  • Strong customer/client service mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels within the organization, and with multi-national personnel from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and locations; must be comfortable discussing technical issues with engineers.
  • Strong team player with a healthy sense of humor
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral; German language ability a plus
  • Must be willing to travel on occasions (within the United States and abroad).
  • Extensive knowledge of patent prosecution procedure.
  • Clear understanding of PCT and international patent prosecution
  • Good understanding of technology and willingness to learn any necessary technology.

BenefitsWe offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, educational assistance and 401(k) plan. This position is eligible for the BSH Associate Referral Program.

EOE / AA Employer
We participate in E-Verify

Contact
To apply, please visit this link: https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BSHHOME&cws=1&rid=2509.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: New Bern, North Carolina

BSH Home Appliances Corporation aims to make life easier with our products under the brands Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau. An international group with annual revenue of over 12.6 billion Euros in 2015 and more than 56,000 employees, we inspire through high quality product design, resource-efficient technology, and an excellent working environment. As a company of the Bosch Group, BSH offers you a wide range of career opportunities. Get ahead with your career - think ahead with us.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Telecommute

logoNeustel Law Offices, LTD has an entry-level position available for a full-time or part-time remote patent attorney to assist with patentability search opinions, patent applications, patent prosecution.  Opportunities to assist with patent infringement analysis, patent infringement litigation and related legal research are also available.  A significant amount of our patent prosecution work involves ecommerce, software, mechanical and electro-mechanical related inventions for startups and small companies.  This is a great opportunity for an ambitious patent attorney that has a strong desire to learn the various aspects of the practice of patent law.

EDUCATION
The ideal candidate is a U.S. patent attorney with at least a B.S. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science.  However, candidates with a B.S. or advanced degree in other technical fields will be considered.

EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of patent prosecution experience.  However, exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The candidate will focus mainly on patent related matters such as:

- Patentability Analysis and Opinions
- Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution
- Patent Infringement Analysis and Research

There may also be opportunities to be involved in trademark related matters, such as trademark searches, trademark applications and trademark infringement matters.

BENEFITS
We provide a generous compensation package with no minimum hourly requirement.  Relocation is NOT required as our patent law firm provides for remote employment in all 50 states and candidates may work from their home.  We will consider qualified candidates in any part of the United States.  Full-time and part-time opportunities are available.

Contact
Send your resume and a writing sample by email to careers@neustel.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Telecommute

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Indianapolis, Ind.

SmithAmundsen LLC seeks a a Patent Attorney for our expanding Indianapolis office. 1-5 years patent preparation and prosecution experience. Electrical or mechanical engineering degree preferred.  Position includes prep/pros, clearance work and litigation support. Opportunity for advancement with a growing IP team in a mid-sized entrepreneurial general practice law firm, with several locations in the Midwest. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Contact
To apply, please email attorneyresumes@salawus.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana