Patent Attorney – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Wagenknecht IP is seeking a California licensed patent attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join our small but growing intellectual property law firm.  Candidates should be passionate about developing a dynamic law practice that advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property law and should have an entrepreneurial spirit.

Primary duties and responsibilities will be preparation and prosecution of US patent applications for technologies including mechanical, simple electrical, medical device, and biotechnology.  Prior scientific research or start-up experience is strongly preferred.  Advanced scientific degree preferred. Interest and experience in trademark prosecution is also a plus.

This is a part-time position to start but could develop into a full time position with the right candidate.

Contact
Please send resume and writing sample in confidence to: careers@wageniplaw.com. No calls and no recruiters please.

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

Sr. Patent Agent – Small Corporation – Billerica, Mass.

RainDance Technologies is seeking a Patent Agent who will have overall responsibility for drafting and prosecuting of our patent portfolio, and for maintaining related internal records and analyses. The Patent Agent works directly with outside patent counsel (which is responsible for docketing and for strategic review and other aspects of patent prosecution).  The position reports to the VP Intellectual Property.  The Patent Agent works with the VP Intellectual Property and the CTO to identify and develop inventions for development into patent applications, and, together with the CEO, to develop strategies for patent development and in-licensing.  The Patent Agent works directly with scientists and engineers, as well as marketing and sales people, at RainDance to ensure that patent prosecution addresses high-value commercial areas and anticipates market needs as well as technological developments and opportunities.

Essential Functions

  • Manage company patent portfolio, evaluate freedom to operate positions with respect to new or existing products, solicit and develop invention disclosures, draft patent applications and responses to office actions for review by the VP Intellectual Property and outside patent counsel.
  • Participate with VP Intellectual Property and internal corporate counsel with respect to negotiation of intellectual property aspects of licensing, collaboration, and other agreements.
  • Monitor and provide competitive intelligence support through assessing competitors’ intellectual property and activities for potential impact to company.
  • Provide support in areas of export control classification of products and contract review as needed.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelors degree in a field of science or engineering related to Life Science research.
  • At least 5 years experience as a patent agent in Life Science tools or diagnostic company
  • Registered to practice as a patent agent in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Desired:

  • Familiarity with Lexis, Westlaw, Delphion, MicroPatent or other patent-related services.

Contact
Apply online at our website by visiting this link: http://raindancetech.com/about/careers/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Billerica, Massachusetts

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

Dentons' DentonsWashington, DC office is seeking a patent attorney, patent agent, or technical advisor with 2+ years of experience to join our Intellectual Property & Technology practice group. The ideal candidate will have experience drafting and prosecuting applications related to computer science (software, networking, cyber security, cloud computing), electrical engineering, physics, semiconductors, and similar technologies. The ideal candidate should also have a strong educational background in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, physics, or comparable degree.  An advanced degree or work experience is preferred.

The candidate must be eligible for registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office, and attorneys must be admitted to a state bar and eligible for the District of Columbia bar.

Contact
Please submit a resume and cover letter for consideration. Applications should be sent to Heather Strickland, Legal Recruitment Manager, at heather.strickland@dentons.com.

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

Associate Attorney (EE) – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Webb Law Firm, The Webb Law Firma fast-growing Pittsburgh-based intellectual property law firm with a long-standing history, is seeking associate candidates with a technical background in Electrical Engineering and / or Computer Science.  The firm is seeking qualified candidates holding at least a Bachelor of Science degree, a J.D. from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 2-5 years of experience as an IP attorney.  Industry experience, or experience in software development for web-based applications, mobile devices, Internet or social media is a plus.

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 to msomerhalder@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

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

Associate Attorney (CS) – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Webb Law Firm, The Webb Law Firma fast-growing Pittsburgh-based intellectual property law firm with a long-standing history, is seeking associate candidates with a technical background in Computer Science and / or Electrical Engineering.  The firm is seeking qualified candidates holding at least a Bachelor of Science degree, a J.D. from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 2-5 years of experience as an IP attorney.  Industry experience, or experience in software development for web-based applications, mobile devices, Internet or social media is a plus.

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 to msomerhalder@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 – Law Firm – Scottsdale, Ariz.

Solo practitioner seeking help with large case load of patent applications and office actions.  Majority of patents cover disk drive technology, including general electrical and computer engineering, communication theory, control theory, and coding theory. The position requires a law degree, registration at the patent office, and most importantly, a solid understanding of electrical engineering principles.  I prefer a recent law graduate with little or no experience in patent drafting or prosecution.  However, you must have an electrical/computer engineering degree from a top engineering school, preferably have at least two years experience working as an engineer in the field, and a solid understanding of electrical engineering principles.  I can teach you patent drafting and prosecution, but I'm not interested in teaching anyone electrical engineering.  The compensation will exceed $300k for a motivated and technically competent candidate.  The position is at my office in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I have established my practice over the last 20 years, and I have plenty of work to keep a qualified candidate busy for many more years. I'm not interested in farming out overflow work because of course that would fail miserably.  I provide technically competent service to my NASDAQ 100 client because I focus on one technology. I'm offering a lifetime opportunity to learn the same under my guidance. You can flounder at a large law firm working the fringes of numerous disconnected technologies, or you can do something meaningful and lasting. Interested and qualified candidates should email a resume together with several writing samples.

Contact
To apply, email Howard Sheerin at: sheerin@siliconvalleyip.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Holland & HartHolland & Hart is looking to bring in exceptional EE patent attorneys with 1-4 years of experience, for our dynamic, growing electronics and computer patent practice. We represent some of the largest and most innovative technology companies in the world, and have a unique, collaborative environment focused on excellence, teamwork, and work/life balance.  This opening is in our Denver, Boulder or Boise office.

Requirements:
Applicants should have a strong academic record in both undergraduate and law school and a degree in electrical engineering (although stellar Physics/CS candidates will be considered). Wireless communications experience is very desirable. Industry experience and/or large firm experience a plus. Collaboration is a core part of our success, so we are seeking team players who want be a part of one of the finest EE patent groups in the country.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online ( http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=6) and submit their resume, cover letter (please specify which office you are applying for), brief writing sample (publicly available patent application or office action responses or other technical writing) and law school and undergrad transcripts to Sarah Earnest, Recruitment Coordinator. Should you have issues with the online application form, please contact SPEarnest@hollandhart.com. Holland & Hart LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado; Boulder, Colorado; or Boise, Idaho

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Holland & HartHolland & Hart is looking to bring in exceptional EE patent agents with 1-2 years of experience, for our dynamic, growing electronics and computer patent practice.

The positions are open for our Denver, Boulder, SLC, DC, or Boise offices.

Requirements:
Applicants should have a strong academic record, and a degree in electrical engineering is strongly preferred (although stellar Physics/CS candidates will be considered). Wireless communications experience is very desirable. Industry experience and/or large firm experience a plus. Collaboration is a core part of our success, so we are seeking team players who want be a part of one of the finest EE patent groups in the country.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online (http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=7) and submit their resume, cover letter (please specify which office you are applying for), brief writing sample (publicly available patent application or office action responses or other technical writing) and transcript to Sarah Earnest, Recruitment Coordinator. Should you have issues with the online application form, please contact SPEarnest@hollandhart.com. Holland & Hart LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado; Boulder, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; Washington, D.C.; or Boise, Idaho

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

Holland & HartHolland & Hart is looking to bring in exceptional EE patent attorneys with 3-5 years of experience, for our dynamic, growing electronics and computer patent practice. We represent some of the largest and most innovative technology companies in the world, and have a unique, collaborative environment focused on excellence, teamwork, and work/life balance.

Requirements:
Applicants should have a strong academic record in both undergraduate and law school and a degree in electrical engineering (although stellar Physics/CS candidates will be considered). Wireless communications experience is very desirable. Industry experience and/or large firm experience a plus. Collaboration is a core part of our success, so we are seeking team players who want be a part of one of the finest EE patent groups in the country.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online (http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=6) and submit their resume, cover letter (please specify which office you are applying for), brief writing sample (publicly available patent application or office action responses or other technical writing) and law school and undergrad transcripts to Sarah Earnest, Recruitment Coordinator. Should you have issues with the online application form, please contact SPEarnest@hollandhart.com. Holland & Hart LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

Holland & Knight, Holland & Knighta large national law firm, seeks 2nd – 5th year litigation associate to join its Intellectual Property Practice Group in their Chicago office. Preferred candidates will have patent litigation experience at a law firm. Work experience would include handling a wide array of research and writing assignments, discovery and motion practice, and deposition preparation. Trial experience would be a plus, but is not required.

Candidates with a patent prosecution background will also be considered even if lacking patent litigation experience. Strong academics and writing skills are essential. Ideal candidates will have a technical background, with a preference for computer science or electrical engineering. USPTO registration is preferred, but not required. We offer a positive work environment and a comprehensive benefit package.

Contact
Apply online at our website using this link: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_jobpost.aspx?%40Pl3%3cKWEX%40=1n%40&%3db8=8_CG.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Patent Attorney/Special Counsel – Law Firm – Des Moines, Iowa

Davis Brown Law Firm - a general firm with a dynamic, growing IP department in Des Moines, IA - is seeking a patent attorney with at least 7 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.   Position requires a master’s degree (or equivalent experience) in biology, chemistry, and/or biochemistry with substantial experience prosecuting biotech and chemical applications.  Trademark experience is advantageous but not required.

The firm’s Intellectual Property Department is a highly collegial and collaborative group.  We are looking for a team player who values excellence, teamwork, and a work/life balance.  A portable book of business is preferred, but not required.  The ideal candidate will have the desire and client development skill set to help expand her/his practice and the department’s client base.

Visit our website for additional information about the firm.

Contact
To apply, please email Barb Hardy at: BarbHardy@davisbrownlaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Omaha, Neb.

As the oldest and largest locally based law firm in Omaha, Nebraska, Baird Holm LLP is annually recognized as one of the preeminent law firms in the region. Our people are the defining factor that sets our firm apart from others. We believe that collaboration, diversity, and passion for the law bring our clients world-class solutions to real-world challenges.  Since 1873, Baird Holm has constantly evolved to meet the changing needs of our clients— we represent leading and emerging companies, and take pride in offering a diverse, collaborative team of attorneys who are committed to professional excellence in a collegial environment.

We are seeking an individual to join our team with six or more years of patent law experience to further develop and lead our patent practice area (a part of our robust Technology and Intellectual Property section).  In addition to having strong leadership, client relationship and business development skills, your experience will include patent application drafting, patent portfolio development and support programs, capturing invention disclosures, performing and managing patent prosecution, analyzing third-party patents and conducting due diligence related to potential acquisitions.  Our ideal candidate will have an established client base, a passion for client service and the drive to build new business for the Firm's patent area.

Contact
If you're interested in a challenging and rewarding career opportunity you can submit a resume, along with a cover letter, in full confidence to Lyndsay Lang, Baird Holm Manager of Human Resources at llang@bairdholm.com. No recruiters/agencies please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Patent Lawyer – Large Corporation – Wayzata, Minn.

Cargill Cargillis seeking to hire a patent lawyer at its worldwide headquarters in the Minneapolis area. This is an in-house lawyer position within Cargill's Worldwide Law Team, which is comprised of approximately 400 legal professionals (including 200+ lawyers) working in over 30 Cargill offices globally.

The lawyer filling this position will provide legal counsel to Cargill, Incorporated and its affiliates as an in-house lawyer, and will be a part of the Cargill Law Department's Intellectual Property Team. This lawyer will work closely with various Cargill businesses and its R&D Function. This lawyer will also work collaboratively with other Cargill lawyers and paralegal who provide legal counsel to Cargill worldwide as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications, developing disclosures, and counseling inventors with a commercial focus;
  • Coordinating patent activities generally, including various business unit intellectual property review team meetings, providing patentability and infringement opinions, and developing patent strategies;
  • Developing, coordinating and providing training for key employees on intellectual property matters;
  • Providing legal counseling to Cargill's businesses, including due diligence and the preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, technology licenses, research and development agreements, confidentiality agreements and other transactional matters; and
  • Providing legal counseling and support related to pre-litigation evaluations and on-going litigation matters as they may arise

Requirements

  • License to practice law in Minnesota (or if currently licensed in another state the ability to become licensed in Minnesota), and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, are required.
  • 2 to 4 years of experience as a patent lawyer is required, including significant experience drafting priority patent applications and preparing substantive office action responses.
  • Bachelors of Science in chemical, biochemical, food technology, chemical engineering or biological arts is required (advanced degree or comparable work experience is helpful).
  • Agreement and/or opinion experience is preferred.
  • Excellent academic track record (top 25% of law school class strongly preferred).
  • Strong strategic and commercial conceptual strength.
  • Creative, resilient, and flexible style and approach to solving legal problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to have a broad perspective and approach work with curiosity
  • Ability and desire to work with diverse teams in meeting corporate goals and missions.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy, and drafting skills

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://cargill.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&src=REF-12&job=WAY04997.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wayzata, Minn.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Gainesville, Fl.

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk logoseeks a highly qualified individual to prepare, draft, and prosecute patent applications relating to chemical inventions.  This individual will also counsel clients and prepare Opinions. Master’s degree or higher in Chemistry.

Contact
To apply, please email us at: HR@slepatents.com.

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

Patent Attorney/Lawyer – Law Firm – Calgary, Canada

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is seeking to expand the number of professionals in our Calgary office and we wish to hire an experienced patent attorney/lawyer.

Smart & Biggar is Canada’s largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property law.  We are consistently ranked in both national and international surveys as Canada’s leading firm in all areas of Canadian intellectual property law and practice, including being selected by Managing Intellectual Property as Canada's 2014 IP Specialty Firm of the Year.  In the area of patents, our firm prepares, files and prosecutes thousands of patent applications every year and has been recognized for our expertise in patent prosecution, protection, strategy and enforcement.  We have offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

An ideal candidate will be a United States and/or Canadian qualified patent attorney/lawyer with 3+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution, working for local clients primarily in energy related technologies.   He/she will also have a technical background in chemistry, chemical engineering and/or electrical or computer engineering.   Experience with patent litigation and/or patent and technology licensing would be an asset.   Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are essential.

The position provides excellent potential for advancement in one of Canada’s premier intellectual property firms.

Contact
Individuals who are interested in a challenging and rewarding career in a team-oriented and supportive environment can submit a resume, along with a cover letter, in full confidence to Dawn Halliday at CalgaryCareers@smart-biggar.ca. No recruiters/agencies please. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP seeks a patent associate attorney with a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering to work in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut headquarters office, Washington, D.C. office, or Atlanta office.

The associate will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in the electrical and/or mechanical arts, as well as occasionally preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses.
The successful candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering. Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have two-to-five years of patent drafting experience in a law firm, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@cantorcolburn.com. Cantor Colburn LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; or Atlanta, Georgia

Cantor Colburn LLP is one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was 10th in the country for patents. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the U.S. and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups, and university technology transfer offices.

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Hartford, Conn.

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP is seeking an attorney or patent agent with a degree in chemical engineering to preferably work in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut headquarters office.

The responsibilities for this position include drafting and globally prosecuting chemical engineering patent applications, conducting prior art searches, as well as preparing patentability, invalidity, infringement, and freedom to operate analyses.

The successful candidate must have a degree in chemical engineering and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent experience is preferred. Excellent academic credentials, writing, and communications skills are required. The position is in the firm’s Hartford headquarters office in Connecticut.

Contact
Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@cantorcolburn.com. Cantor Colburn LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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

Cantor Colburn LLP is one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was 10th in the country for patents. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the U.S. and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups, and university technology transfer offices.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga.

King & Spalding King & Spalding seeks a patent agent to support a sophisticated patent prosecution practice its intellectual property practice group in Atlanta.  Qualified candidates must have a U.S.P.T.O. registration number and at least one year of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications.  The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  Experience with optics is also beneficial.  Excellent academic credentials are required.

Contact
To apply, please email your resume and transcript to ekota@kslaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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

Sughrue Mion, PLLC Sughrue Mion, PLLC is actively seeking attorneys with degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering. Excellent credentials and writing ability are essential. Seeking associates with at least two to three years' experience in patent procurement (prosecution). Duties to include patent application preparation and prosecution and client counseling (including opinion preparation). Admission to practice before USPTO and membership in DC bar required (or eligibility to waive into DC bar). Please forward transcripts (undergraduate and law school) and writing samples with application.

Requirements
Candidate must possess an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering and be a registered patent agent.  Additionally, candidates must be a member of the DC bar. If not already a member of the DC bar, then the candidate must be eligible to waive into the DC bar. Experience in writing and prosecuting patent applications is required.

Contact
Please forward resumes to adray@sughrue.com and reference this posting.

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

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Multiple Locations

SolarCity SolarCityis seeking several talented and motivated patent attorneys to join its growing team. Positions are located in Fremont CA, San Mateo, and San Francisco, although the exact locations are flexible. Ideal candidates will be embedded in various R&D teams throughout SolarCity as they bring new energy products to market. Some domestic and international travel may be required.

Primary responsibilities include identifying patentable inventions and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Other responsibilities include client counseling, IP training, third-party IP investigations, due diligence, and managing outside counsel.

At least one attorney will support SolarCity’s software engineering, system design, and power systems teams, which are based in San Mateo & San Francisco, CA. The role will focus on photovoltaic system design and optimization, monitoring and maintenance of energy generation and consumption, solar financing, smart energy storage, and distributed power.

At least one attorney will also support our Silevo team, based in Fremont CA, a solar technology and manufacturing company that recently joined SolarCity. The role will focus on solar cell design, fabrication, and module manufacturing and support our new 1 GW plant, which is under construction in New York.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of legal experience (with at least 3 years at a law firm) as a patent attorney.
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, physics and/or computer science.
  • Must have prepared and prosecuted at least 40 original patent applications, including a substantial number in the area of (i) semiconductor device physics or (ii) electrical and software-based technologies.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines.
  • Common sense, great judgment, drive, a passion for solar energy, and a good sense of humor.

Benefits for Full-Time Positions

  • Competitive compensation with many positions incentivized
  • Paid training with the nation’s leader in solar power
  • Full benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance
  • Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Employee referral program
  • Eligibility to receive equity in the company
  • Career path opportunities for top performers

SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: https://careers-solarcity.icims.com/jobs/5795/patent-counsel/job?mode=view.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: San Mateo, Fremont, or San Francisco, California

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Multiple Locations

SolarCity SolarCityis seeking several talented and motivated patent attorneys to join its growing team. Positions are located in Fremont CA, San Mateo, and San Francisco, although the exact locations are flexible. Ideal candidates will be embedded in various R&D teams throughout SolarCity as they bring new energy products to market. Some domestic and international travel may be required.

Primary responsibilities include identifying patentable inventions and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Other responsibilities include client counseling, IP training, third-party IP investigations, due diligence, and managing outside counsel.

At least one attorney will support SolarCity’s software engineering, system design, and power systems teams, which are based in San Mateo & San Francisco, CA. The role will focus on photovoltaic system design and optimization, monitoring and maintenance of energy generation and consumption, solar financing, smart energy storage, and distributed power.

At least one attorney will also support our Silevo team, based in Fremont CA, a solar technology and manufacturing company that recently joined SolarCity. The role will focus on solar cell design, fabrication, and module manufacturing and support our new 1 GW plant, which is under construction in New York.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of legal experience (with at least 3 years at a law firm) as a patent attorney.
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar.
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, physics and/or computer science.
  • Must have prepared and prosecuted at least 40 original patent applications, including a substantial number in the area of (i) semiconductor device physics or (ii) electrical and software-based technologies.
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines.
  • Common sense, great judgment, drive, a passion for solar energy, and a good sense of humor.

Benefits for Full-Time Positions

  • Competitive compensation with many positions incentivized
  • Paid training with the nation’s leader in solar power
  • Full benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance
  • Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Employee referral program
  • Eligibility to receive equity in the company
  • Career path opportunities for top performers

SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: https://careers-solarcity.icims.com/jobs/5793/patent-agent/job?mode=view.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: San Mateo, Fremont, or San Francisco, California

Patent Agent or Patent Associate – Law Firm – Philadelphia, Pa. or Boston, Mass.

Saul Ewing LLP Saul Ewing LLPis seeking Patent Agent or Associate with 1-6 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the biotechnology field, with particular expertise in molecular biology and immunology, or pharmaceutical/organic chemistry.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in some aspect of molecular biology and immunology or organic chemistry and be admitted to practice before the USPTO.

Contact
Qualified candidates should email Meri Kahan at mkahan@saul.com and include a cover letter (stating office of preference) and resume.

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

Patent Agent or Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Reston, Va.

Keating & Bennett LLP is currently seeking a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney with the following skills and credentials:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or Physics is required.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering or Physics is preferred.
  • 2+ years of patent examining experience at USPTO is required.
  • 2+ years of patent prosecution experience after 2+ years USPTO examining experience is preferred.
  • Active USPTO registration is required.
  • Strong analytical, writing and patent drafting skills are required.
  • Experience with Japanese clients and Japanese language is preferred.

Overview of Responsibilities

  • Drafting patent applications based on invention disclosures and discussions with inventors.
  • Prosecution of U.S. patent applications filed based on foreign-filed priority applications.
  • IP counseling relating to patentability, infringement, validity, enforceability, post grant procedures, licensing, litigation, opinions, IP due diligence relating to M&A activities.
  • Travel to meet attorneys/clients/inventors to discuss inventions and/or applications.
  • Manage extensive docket of patent prosecution and IP counseling matters for various clients.

We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, law school tuition assistance, 401(k) with generous employer contributions, free parking, cultural events and social activities.

Contact
To apply, email Joe Keating at: jkeating@kbiplaw.com.

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

We are unique patent boutique focused on providing the highest quality patent prosecution and counseling services to our diverse international clientele located mostly in Japan and Europe. We enjoy a friendly, collegial and casual atmosphere in a low-key small firm environment focused on efficiently and expertly handling various patent prosecution and related matters in a collaborative manner. Our professionals are all former U.S. patent examiners and we value the insights and experience provided by serving as patent examiners. We work very closely with a select group of international technology companies and often serve as quasi-inside counsel for our largest clients. We host numerous trainees from our Japanese clients in our office and often travel nationally and internationally to provide our professionals with direct client experience and assistance.

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – St. Louis, Mo. or Denver, Colo.

Armstrong Teasdale LLPArmstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking a Patent Attorney / Agent to work in its St. Louis, Mo., offices. The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software, electrical, or mechanical areas. Patent attorneys 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.

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.

Contact
Apply by emailing Kate Kerr at: kkerr@armstrongteasdale.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri or Denver Colorado

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Jefferson IP Law is seeking attorneys with 3+ years of IP prosecution experience. Candidates must have technical backgrounds in Computer/ Electrical/ Telecommunication fields and also must be experienced in IP prosecution.

We value the contributions of every person that is a part of our organization. We offer motivating and challenging career opportunities with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume.

Jefferson IP Law is dedicated to IP prosecution in wireless communication/network/electrical fields. Therefore, only candidates with IP prosecution experience in these technical fields will be considered. Please do not respond if you do not have IP prosecution experience in these technical fields or if you are a third party. Thanks!

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

Contact
To apply, email Michael Shin at: mshin@jeffersonip.com.

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

Legal Counsel, Patents – Large Corporation – Benton Harbor, Mich.

Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Legal Counsel opening in our Patent Operations group within the Law Department.  Our Patent Operations team of eleven includes attorneys, patent agents, legal specialists and an administrative assistant.  We are a group that enjoys working together in a collegial environment.

If you enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to have an impact on company success, consider a career at Whirlpool Corporation.  Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and passion to a place where you can make a difference. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Intellectual Property Attorney to be an integral part of the Whirlpool Law Department.

Brief Overview
This position will be responsible for providing legal counsel and services on matters involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets and other proprietary information.  This position supports Whirlpool’s global product organization, including its advanced development and product engineering groups.

In this position you'll have the opportunity to

  • Advise on intellectual property issues involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and proprietary information. Specifically, you will help ensure Whirlpool’s unique and compelling innovations are a core driver of Whirlpool’s success. Specific responsibilities may include:
  • Developing and executing patent strategies related to assigned Whirlpool technology areas.
  • Reviewing inventions and advising on patentability issues and arranging for the filing and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
  • Establishing product clearance plans and reviewing and advising on patent infringement risks.
  • Supporting various innovation generation activities such as invention workshops to target development of strategic intellectual property.
  • Providing intellectual property advice and training to clients.
  • Drafting and assisting in the negotiation and administration of intellectual property related contracts, including confidentiality, development and license agreements, as well as assisting in negotiation of more general commercial agreements, including procurement and various service agreements.
  • Investigating and pursuing patent infringement and enforcement opportunities, including patent litigation.
  • Providing patent support for special projects.
  • Researching intellectual property issues relevant to the company’s business.

Qualifications
What you need to succeed in this position:

  • JD from an accredited law school, with strong academic credentials and Bar Admission, and admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Technical bachelor degree, preferably electrical or mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of legal experience as an attorney.  Experience in patent preparation, prosecution, IP transactions (e.g., development and licensing agreements), product clearance, and patent litigation is highly desirable.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a large volume of concurrent projects.
  • Strong analytical, research, organization and management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and oral) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results as a leader or member of a cross functional team.
  • Ability to provide strong strategic thought to Whirlpool’s patent processes.

This position requires execution of Whirlpool’s Non-Disclosure and Non-Competition Agreement.

Great Opportunities
Whirlpool is great place to work.  We offer challenging opportunities, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions—and as far as you want to go.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://whirlpool.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=244817.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Benton Harbor, Michigan

Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Baucknecht and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, Whirlpool has been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 10 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine. Whirlpool’s unique business strategy provides it with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to Whirlpool’s brands.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Silver Spring, Md.

SAIDMAN DESIGNLAW GROUP has an opening for an exceptional patent attorney for its growing practice.

Since our founding in 1990, our specialty has been design law- the procurement and enforcement of IP rights in the appearance of our clients’ products.  We prepare and prosecute patent applications worldwide (mainly design but also utility) for many well-known, design-forward companies and we consult as experts in design patent law, analyzing infringement and validity of design patents and conducting and supporting enforcement and litigation.  We also handle copyright, trademark and trade dress matters related to design.

Requirements

  • Registration to practice before the USPTO
  • 0-2 years experience as a patent attorney
  • An eye for design and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work independently, at a high level
  • Exceptional law school credentials

Our lawyers find deep satisfaction in our work in a congenial environment that emphasizes quality over quantity and offers a great work/life balance.

Contact
Qualified candidates are invited to send your resume and a legal writing sample to recruiter@designlawgroup.com.

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

Senior IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Los Angeles, Calif.

Well-established Los Angeles firm seeks senior associate for its IP litigation group of both patent and soft IP practice.  Candidate must be a member of the State Bar of California, with at least 5 years of regular, consistent and well-rounded litigation experience.  Candidate must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or closely related subject matter.

Contact
To apply, please send an email to: sarasteven16@gmail.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Los Angeles, California

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Sunnyvale, Calif.

Precision IP, a premier IP law firm in Silicon Valley is looking for associates and patent agents with CS/EE backgrounds and at least one year of experience to serve the patent prosecution needs of the largest Fortune 100 Silicon Valley companies.

Highly Competitive Compensation: Over $250,000 (1800 billed hours) to $125,000 (1000 billed hours). The minimum requirement is only 1000 billed hours to provide flexibility.

Flexible Work Environment: Patent prosecutors may work in our new Sunnyvale office or telecommute from anywhere in the San Francisco bay area / Sacramento. Invention disclosure meetings must be attended in-person (once or twice a week in the San Francisco bay area).

Contact
To apply, please email your resume and publication numbers of (2) patent application writing samples to Mark Madison at Careers@PrecisionIP.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Precision IP
640 W. California Ave., Suite 210
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Sunnyvale, California

Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Sandy, Utah

T·N·WThorpe North & Western, LLP seeks a patent prosecution associate with mechanical engineering and/or electrical engineering backgrounds. One to three years of patent prosecution experience preferred, although other qualified candidates may be considered.

Initial primary responsibilities will be drafting patent applications and office action responses. However, other projects may include invention disclosure intake, infringement and validity analysis, licensing, trademark prosecution, and litigation support.  This position includes flexible hours, a competitive compensation plan, origination bonuses, a 401k plan, health insurance, disability benefits, full office support, and partnership track options. Training is provided and client development is encouraged.

Thorpe North and Western (TNW) provides a full spectrum of intellectual property legal services characterized by a unique team philosophy, approach and process. Our modest firm size allows us to enjoy many benefits of a large firm with advancement and flexibility characteristic of much smaller firms. See www.tnw.com.

Contact
Apply by emailing Erik Ericksen at: ericksen@tnw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Sandy, Utah

Lead Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

GTC Law Group LLP GTChas a thriving patent strategy and patent prosecution practice and is seeking a highly experienced patent attorney having extensive experience in both the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and the management of large, strategically-developed portfolios. In addition, as part of management of various client portfolios, the attorney will supervise multiple internal teams consisting of one or more patent prosecutors, technical specialists, project managers and paralegals.

In addition to supervising the team for preparation and prosecution, the attorney must absorb the subject matter and strategy for the existing portfolio and ensure that all preparation and prosecution is executed in a manner consistent with the strategy.  The attorney must also be generally proficient in other non-patent legal areas in order to identify other issues and work with the firm's non-patent practices to serve client needs.

The firm's patent prosecution practice is comprised of accomplished lawyers, technologists and entrepreneurs who operate in a unique, virtual and IP-centric environment.  Notwithstanding the firm’s decentralized nature, the following locations are preferred for this position: Pittsburgh, PA, Boston, MA and Washington D.C.

Position Requirements

  • 7+ years as a practicing registered patent attorney, with at least 4 of such years in a law firm
  • Extensive experience drafting and filing patent applications
  • Demonstrated experience as lead counsel for the prosecution of large, subject-matter/priority linked patent applications
  • Demonstrated experience simultaneously managing multiple active client portfolios, domestically and internationally
  • Extensive experience with filing procedures and formalities
  • Excellent written and oral expression
  • Extensive experience as lead and primary contact for clients
  • Experience representing both early stage and mature companies
  • Strong team leadership skills
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing teams of associates, technical specialists and paralegals
  • A background preparing and prosecuting applications in one or more of the following technical areas: electrical engineering; computer hardware, software, and architecture; e-commerce; medical devices; imaging; automotive systems and/or mechanics; mechanical and electromechanical
  • Must be willing to work remotely, and manage remote teams of personnel
  • Must be willing to travel

Additional Beneficial Experience

  • Patent litigation or litigation support experience
  • Experience in administrative patent proceedings such as Reexaminations, Interference and Derivation proceedings, Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review, including administrative appeals related to any of the above
  • Experience with the management of patent and trademark docketing software, recordkeeping, office and file management procedures
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Personal Attributes

  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation
  • Collaborative style and a strong personal commitment to teamwork
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well at all levels of the organization
  • High comfort level with work in a “virtual” environment and eagerness to build relationships and serve and manage personnel at remote locations

Contact
If you are interested in this opportunity and your qualifications match the above, please send your resume and cover letter to Jillian Couling at jcouling@gtclawgroup.com. Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; and Washington D.C.

GTC Law Group LLP (the “firm” or “GTC”) specializes in Intellectual Property Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business & Technology Transactions for IP-centric companies and institutions worldwide. GTC is a Massachusetts registered limited liability partnership headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, with an affiliated entity in Toronto, Canada. GTC has attorneys and other personnel working in several cities on a “virtual” office model in which most personnel work from home offices.

Patent Agent / Attorney – Law Firm – Pasadena, Calif.

Steinfl & Bruno LLP, Steinfl & Bruno LLPa boutique Intellectual Property firm in Pasadena, is a fast-paced, exciting law practice focused on representing inventors.  Seeking candidates for experienced Patent Agent/Attorney position, must have minimum of 2 - 3 years patent preparation and prosecution experience. Admission before the USPTO is REQUIRED.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry or related biotechnology related fields and MUST have experience in patent drafting, and in patent prosecution before the USPTO and elsewhere.

Steinfl & Bruno LLP protects inventions through patents, determines U.S., International and foreign patent filing strategies, defines worldwide patent prosecution strategies, designs patent coverage for specific products, methods and technologies, reviews and organizes worldwide patent portfolio.

Contact
Please send resume and salary requirements in confidence to office@sbpatlaw.com. No phone calls please. For more information about our firm, please visit our web site at www.sbpatlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Pasadena, California

IP Litigation Attorney – Law Firm – Syracuse, N.Y.

Hiscock & Barclay, LLPHiscock & Barclay, LLP, a 210-attorney law firm, with 30 practice offerings and ten offices throughout New York State and the Northeast, is seeking an IP litigation attorney with four or more years of experience in patent litigation.  Prior experience must include some or all of the following: drafting Markman or summary judgment briefs, taking and defending expert or inventor depositions, and appearances in Court to argue substantive motions.  It is not a requirement that the candidate be admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), but the candidate must be able to read and understand patents and their file histories on his or her own, and needs to be generally familiar with PTO practice and procedure both in connection with original prosecution and post grant procedures.  The submission of a writing sample for which the candidate was the primary author, preferably on substantive patent law or related issues, is required before an interview will be scheduled.

Contact
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, transcript and writing sample in confidence to:

Recruitment Coordinator
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
One Park Place
300 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact: Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 315.425.2721
Fax: 315.703.6266
Email: IPAttorney@hblaw.com

Hiscock & Barclay is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Syracuse, New York

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Indianapolis, Ind.

logoFaegre Baker Daniels seeks a partnership-track associate to join the patent prosecution practice of our thriving Indianapolis Intellectual Property Group. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base. Successful candidates will have 1-4 years patent drafting and prosecution experience, a technical degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or related technology, and be a member of the patent bar. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and have strong written and oral communications skills. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Contact
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Trisha Selden at Trisha.Selden@FaegreBD.com.

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

Patent Attorney/Sr. Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Bothell, Wa.

Seattle Genetics Seattle Geneticsis seeking is a patent attorney or agent with prosecution experience in molecular biology or immunology, and preferably antibody prosecution.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications involving new antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs)
  • Collaborate with research personnel to develop and execute patentability strategies for new therapeutic targets and related antibody-drug conjugates
  • Conduct patentability and freedom to operate studies for new therapeutic targets and related ADCs
  • Supervise external patent counsel

Requirements (technical skills, key characteristics, education, etc.)

  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • For attorneys, member of a state bar and eligible to be admitted to practice in Washington state
  • 3-5 years (attorney) or 3-8 years (agent) of prosecution experience in biotechnology, antibodies, and large molecule therapeutics
  • MS in molecular biology, or immunology, or related degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to draft and prosecute patent applications
  • Substantial experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution
  • Familiarity with patentability and FTO searches
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Large IP law firm training preferred

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Contact
Apply online by using this link: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SEAGEN&cws=1&rid=1430.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

Marger Johnson McCollom, P.C., a Portland, Oregon, full-service IP boutique, seeks a registered patent attorney with 2-5 years of patent prosecution experience in the electrical/computer/software technical areas. B.S. electrical engineering, computer science, or physics strongly preferred. Recent experience in team-environment computer programming or experience in analog circuit design or analysis a plus.

Contact
Send letter/resume/transcripts to: Recruiting Coordinator at recruiting@techlaw.com. No agencies please.

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

IP Counsel/Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”)SABIC is seeking high caliber Patent Attorneys with 5+ years' experience to join its global legal function which already boasts over 100 legal professionals worldwide. Based in Riyadh, you will be primarily responsible for supporting the Lead IP Counsel, KSA, Middle East & Africa and the Manufacturing and Technology & Innovation teams in developing and implementing IP strategy, providing legal and IP counseling and contract support to enhance the value of SABIC technology.  This will include advising on, drafting and negotiating IP agreements and patent portfolio management, patent preparation, prosecution and maintenance, patent litigation and IP due diligence.

SABIC will consider IP counsel/Patent Attorneys with admission to a recognized patent bar (USPTO, European Patent Office, etc.). Both a technical degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or life sciences, and a law degree are essential. Legal experience from the US, UK or Europe is preferred.  These roles provide ambitious lawyers with a superb opportunity to work as part of a world class legal team in Saudi Arabia and globally with outstanding lawyers across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

You will benefit from an expat package that includes a bonus, housing, transportation, children's school fees and other benefits.

This role is being handled exclusively by EWS in Dubai and any direct or third party applications will be forwarded to EWS for its consideration.

Contact
Apply by emailing Elizabeth Williams at elizabeth@ews-search.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”) is one of the world’s leading and most profitable manufacturers of chemicals, plastics, fertilizers and metals. With assets of over $90 billion and around 40,000 employees in 40 countries, SABIC is one of the largest global diversified chemicals company in the world. Developing more than 150 new products every year and backed by more than 10,000 global patents, its significant investment in technology and innovation will continue apace in 2015 and beyond.

Patent Prosecution Attorney – Law Firm – Boca Raton, Fla.

Schneider Rothman IP Law Group, a small Boca Raton, Florida IP firm, seeks smart, entrepreneurial, patent-barred attorney. But first, a warning: This job is definitely not for everyone.

Look elsewhere if:

  • You are looking for a big firm.  We are two lawyers who used to work at big firms, but we like small much better and do not plan to grow much bigger than 3 lawyers any time soon.  A firm our size requires you to be open to doing everything from typing your own work product to refilling the printer with paper.  “No job too big or too small” should be your motto.  “No Prima donnas” should be our motto.
  • You are not a lawyer and are not admitted to the patent bar. We need a patent-barred lawyer, not a patent agent.  We love patent agents, really we do, but we need a patent lawyer.  If you are a lawyer and have the qualifications to sit for the patent bar we will consider you, but we would really prefer it if you can hit the ground running.
  • You have oodles and oodles of experience prosecuting patent applications.  Some experience is necessary, even if it is fairly limited, but this is not a position for someone with 100’s of applications under their belt, or someone who has been an examiner for years and years and is looking to make a break.
  • You are not already living in South Florida or you are unwilling to relocate here immediately.  We are in Boca Raton, Florida, and we are not moving.  Also, while we love the idea of virtual law firms, for you to get the most out of this position, and for us to get the benefit of your talents, you need to be here, where we are.  Not there, wherever you are.
  • You are not 100% confident of your research and writing skills, and have the experience to prove it.  You will be doing more than just filing patents, you will also be assisting us with our federal court infringement litigation practice, which requires heavy duty research and writing and the ability to deliver clear, concise and convincing prose in short order day in and day out.
  • You are not admitted to practice in Florida, New York or D.C. If you are admitted in either New York or D.C. but you are not admitted to practice in Florida, you should either be well on your way to being admitted or in a position to get admitted very quickly. If you have not already looked at what is required for admission in Florida, you are already behind the eight ball and should seriously consider whether you want to take another bar exam and go through the Florida background check process before sending us your resume.
  • You are not interested in learning a lot.  If you think you know a lot already, that’s great, as long as you don’t think you know everything there is to know about IP. This is a position for someone who wants to learn, get experience, and grow as an IP lawyer.
  • You do not absolutely love intellectual property.  We love IP. We find it challenging and stimulating every day of the week.  If you love IP but don’t love your current job, that’s fine.  But if you are not sure whether IP is really for you, don’t bother.
  • You have no sense of humor.  "Did you hear the one about the extroverted patent lawyer?  When he talks to you he looks at YOUR shoes!"  We don’t look at shoes very much unless someone has infringed our client’s footwear patent because jokes are hard to tell if you are looking down at your shoes.  Not everybody gets it.  You should.

Salary depends on experience, but if you have lots of six figure experience we probably cannot afford you.  Five figure experience works best for us.  EOE and all that jazz.

Contact
Apply by sending a) your resume, b) your writing sample, and c) why you satisfy each of the conditions above, by email to Joel Rothman at joel.rothman@sriplaw.com. Attach a) and b) to the email in PDF and write c) in the body of the email in no more than 500 words. Do not call please. We are busy. We will call or email you.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boca Raton, Florid

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP seeks a patent associate attorney with a degree in electrical engineering to work in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut headquarters office, Washington, D.C. office, or Atlanta office.

The associate will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in the electrical arts, as well as occasionally preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

The successful candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have two-to-five years of patent drafting experience in a law firm, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@cantorcolburn.com. Cantor Colburn LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; or Atlanta, Georgia

Cantor Colburn LLP is one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was 10th in the country for patents. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the U.S. and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups, and university technology transfer offices.

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 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, San Francisco 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 Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP seeks a patent associate attorney with a degree in computer science to work in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut headquarters office, Washington, D.C. office, or Atlanta office.

The associate will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in the computer science, as well as occasionally preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

The successful candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have two-to-five years of patent drafting experience in a law firm, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@cantorcolburn.com. Cantor Colburn LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; or Atlanta, Georgia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Canton, Mass.

Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP, a midsize IP firm located south of Boston in Canton, MA seeks a patent attorney having an Electrical Engineering degree with at least 3 years of analog and digital mixed signal circuit design experience and/or with RF design experience.  At least two years of patent prosecution experience preferred.  Firm attorneys work in a wide range of interesting technology areas for large and small corporate, institutional and individual clients.  Compensation and benefits competitive with Boston area.

Contact
Please email resume to recruiting@dc-m.com or fax (781-401-9966) to Hiring Attorney, Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee LLP, 345A Turnpike Street - Suite 301, Canton, MA 02021.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Canton, Massachusetts

Technical Expert/Patent Agent Trainee – Law Firm – Munich, Germany

The Viering, Jentschura & Partner German firm Viering, Jentschura & Partner is seeking recent physics/engineering graduates with interest in and/or experience in intellectual property law for a position as trainees in our main offices in Munich, Germany.

Candidates with electrical engineering or physics backgrounds are preferred, but candidates with other engineering backgrounds will also be considered. Candidates must possess a degree in physics or engineering (Master's, Doctorate, or equivalent scientific or technical work experience preferred), have strong writing skills in English, and be eligible to be licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. In particular, candidates must possess the requisite scientific/technical background to take the USPTO Agent’s Exam.

U.S. citizenship is required, as candidates will need to be able to obtain/keep their registration to practice before the USPTO while living abroad. No German language skills are required, but candidates must be prepared to learn enough German to function in society and to meet requirements for a long-term residence visa.

Successful candidates will work in a small U.S. team within the firm's Physics and Electronics department to assist attorneys with preparing and prosecuting our clients’ U.S.-style patent applications and with coordinating their world-wide patent prosecution activities.

Compensation will depend on education/experience. Our German offices strive to provide a pleasant working environment and good work/life balance.

Contact
Apply by contacting the firm directly at vjp-mu@vjp.de.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Munich, Germany

Wireless Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Santa Clara, Calif.

Come join Intel’s IntelLegal General Counsel as a Patent Attorney with wireless expertise.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with portfolio management tasks including invention disclosure harvestings, committee meetings and dispositions, quality reviews, outside counsel oversight, notice of allowance and post issuance reviews;
  • Prosecute selected US and foreign matters;
  • Counsel inventors on legal questions in areas such as bars to obtaining a patent, patentability, and inventorship requirements;
  • Provide harvestings and trainings to engineers and business units and establish and maintain relationships with key inventors and business units; and
  • Oversee areas of strategic interest and provide substantive feedback to end users in litigation, licensing and analysis.

Key Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.)
  • Experience: 5+ years of directly relevant experience
  • Admission to a state bar for US-based attorneys.

The ideal candidate must also demonstrate:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and team oriented environment

The Business Group
Legal and Corporate Affairs offers unique opportunities to work in a variety of areas, including counsel to Intel businesses; technology and intellectual property licensing; patent prosecution; trademarks and brands; litigation, mergers, acquisitions and investing; legislative and regulatory lobbying; and corporate compliance.

Intel prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://intel.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=742842.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Santa Clara, California

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Mateo, Calif.

Shay Glenn LLP Shay Glenn LLPseeks a patent agent with at least one year of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Registration to practice before the USPTO is required. The primary responsibilities for this position include preparing and filing patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and prosecution of foreign patent applications to early stage medical device, medical diagnostic and biotech companies. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in biology (particularly molecular biology), chemistry (particularly organic chemistry) or related disciplines and should be comfortable working in a larger variety of scientific areas spanning medical devices and biotechnology.

Contact
Please send your resume and cover letter in Word format for immediate consideration to: yvonna@shayglenn.com. Your resume must include the following:
• USPTO Registration Number
• Listing of all professional employment and references
• Listing of all Universities attended and all degrees earned

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

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Mateo, Calif.

Shay Glenn LLP Shay Glenn LLPseeks a patent agent with at least one year of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Registration to practice before the USPTO is required. The primary responsibilities for this position include preparing and filing patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and prosecution of foreign patent applications to early stage medical device, medical diagnostic and biotech companies. Qualified candidates will also have an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.

Compensation will be based on experience. We offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to work with a very supportive team.  Principals only; no phone calls please.  Shay Glenn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information regarding our firm, please visit our website at www.shayglenn.com.

Contact
Please send your resume and cover letter in Word format for immediate consideration to: yvonna@shayglenn.com. Your resume must include the following:
• USPTO Registration Number
• Listing of all professional employment and references
• Listing of all Universities attended and all degrees earned

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

IP Project Manager – Law Firm – Evanston, Ill. (Updated)

Cardinal Intellectual Property Cardinal IPis seeking an IP Project Manager. This role is an integral part of our Private Client Search (PCS) team and works intimately with clients in order to ensure requirements are met and high quality searches and projects are delivered. The project manger is a very important role at Cardinal IP, as they are the main substantive interface between the client and the search team. Project managers must understand the client’s goals and expectations, and translate them into executable instructions for the search teams.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and delivery cost estimates
  • Management of search projects and analysts to assure high quality deliverables
    Education and Experience:
  • Technical area of Biotechnology and/or Chemistry require a minimum of a Masters Degree
  • JD and/or patent agent is preferred
  • Prior art searching experience is a plus
  • Prosecution experience (at least 1 yr) is a plus

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://www.cardinal-ip.com/about-us/careers/job-listings/apply/1302/. Please note only candidates that apply through the link provided above will be considered. It is the policy of CIP to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or local statute or ordinance.

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

Cardinal Intellectual Property, Inc is the leading intellectual property services company in the United States. Our clients include corporations, law firms, universities, individual inventor, and start-ups. Cardinal IP services include patent and trademark prior art searching, e-discovery, client competitive monitoring, IP matter docketing, and paralegal services. Our offices are located in Evanston, only a few blocks from Northwestern's campus and close to the Davis Street el stop. You can visit our website, www.cardinal-ip.com, for more information. The company culture is creative, fast-paced and focused on massive growth. We work to foster an environment that appreciates diversity of thought and provides continuous opportunities for development.

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va. (Telecommuting)

Lowe Hauptman Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice.  Versatility in other technical areas is a plus.

Candidates will preferably have capabilities consistent with at least 3 years of experience as an agent or attorney in patent prosecution.   The key attributes of a successful candidate for this position are talent, insight, attention to detail and outstanding writing ability.

The firm offers a relaxed environment with a very competitive salary, benefits and bonus structure, and an interstate telecommuting option for the right candidate.  The firm’s unique structure provides a fulfilling and rewarding career opportunity for interested applicants.

Contact
Please send resumes to the Manager at recruiting311@ipfirm.com.

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

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Multiple Locations (Locations Updated)

Hewlett-Packard Company Hp has an opening for a Patent Counsel. Preferred locations for this position are Houston, Texas; Palo Alto, California; Vancouver, Washington; Corvallis, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; San Diego, California; Plano, Texas; Austin, Texas; Berkeley Heights, New Jersey; Downers Grove, Illinois; and Herndon, Virginia.

The Patent Development Group in HP's Office of the General Counsel (OGC) manages one of the largest patent portfolios in the world, which covers a wide range of technologies including PCs, printers, servers, storage, networking, enterprise software, enterprise services, and technologies originating in HP Labs. The successful candidate for the Patent Counsel position will support the Patent Development Group's efforts to build and maintain a high quality patent portfolio that furthers the goals of HP's dynamic business. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for personally drafting and prosecuting strategic, high quality patent applications, while supporting the department in a number of other activities critical for its success. This position will offer significant promotional opportunities throughout the OGC and the chance to build a career with HP as an IP attorney.

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate's responsibilities in the Patent Counsel role are expected to include the following:

  • Managing highly strategic patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by collaborating directly with colleagues in HP's inventor community, personally drafting and prosecuting high quality patent applications for strategically important inventions, and interacting with worldwide patent offices to secure valuable patent coverage
  • Actively participating in HP's invention disclosure review process to help ensure that HP's best inventions are identified and patented
  • Analyzing pending patent applications to determine their value to HP and to formulate a global filing strategy
  • Assisting patent portfolio managers with analysis of HP's patent portfolio, including preparation of claim charts
  • Actively engaging in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities to hone technical and legal abilities and prepare for promotional opportunities
  • Participating from time to time as a member of a cross functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters

Travel is in accordance with business needs and should be less than 5% of the time, most typically to other HP locations in the U.S.

Qualifications
The successful candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications and abilities:

  • A BS degree and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science
  • A JD degree from an accredited university and admission to a state bar
  • Admission to the USPTO
  • 1-7 years experience as a patent attorney
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Preference for candidates who have personally drafted at least 10 patent applications
  • Ability to work with clients in a team-oriented partnership to help them arrive at elegant solutions to their problems
  • Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast paced, high tech environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • A positive attitude, creative spirit, passion for IP law, and strong motivation to excel

Contact
Search for "Patent Counsel" at jobs.hp.com. Please attach a resume, cover letter, and a recent writing sample, such as a published patent application and/or published Office Action response.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Houston, Texas; Palo Alto, California; Vancouver, Washington; Corvallis, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; San Diego, California; Plano, Texas; Austin, Texas; Berkeley Heights, New Jersey; Downers Grove, Illinois; and Herndon, Virginia.

HP is an innovative, dynamic company with a rich past and a promising future. Started in a Palo Alto garage by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard as a company that made audio frequency oscillators, HP has continuously reinvented itself. Today, HP is one of the world's leading technology companies and provides printing and personal computing products, IT and Cloud services, and hardware and software solutions for the next generation of IT infrastructure.

Patent Prosecution Attorney – Sandia National Laboratories – Albuquerque, N.M.

Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratoriesis searching for a Patent Prosecution Attorney The Legal Technology Transfer Center.

The Legal Technology Transfer Center is responsible for identifying, obtaining and protecting the intellectual property generated by the research laboratory. Sandia has an opening for a patent prosecution attorney.

The successful candidate will support divisions developing new circuits, fabrication processes, advanced semiconductor packaging, and failure analysis techniques in both silicon and III-V technologies. Some particular applications include radiation-hardened circuits, advanced circuits for navigation and inertial sensing, and quantum computing. New hardware under development includes micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), contour-mode resonators, and silicon and III-V photonics. Photonic devices include VCSELs, ring resonators, all-optical logic, solar cells, and infrared focal plane arrays. Drafts and prosecutes original patent applications. Advises on intellectual property issues related to the patentability of inventions, obviousness, scope of prior art, scope of patent claims, assignments, nondisclosure agreements, and cooperative development agreements.

Primary Job Duties
Manages an intellectual property docket, serving as a patent prosecution attorney for a research organization, with lesser responsibilities for contractual arrangements such as nondisclosure agreements, assignments, etc. Monitors and reviews Sandia publications for creation of statutory bar dates for Sandia inventions. Coordinates discussions with line management, technical staff, and technology transfer staff to select and prioritize invention disclosures and efficiently support Sandia's business needs. Coordinates joint patent applications with coinventing outside organizations. Renders opinions regarding possible patent infringements. Manages or supports other legal staff in litigation matters, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and licensed to practice law in at least one state and experience in preparation of patent applications, prosecution of patent applications, prior art searches. Good written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of software applications and technologies used in a technologically sophisticated law office. Ability to deliver legal advice and counsel in context of Sandia strategic mission and business objectives. In responding to specific requests for legal advice, the ability to identify other existing legal vulnerabilities and business impacts beyond the scope of the request. Ability to work independently as appropriate.

Required

  • A U.S. law degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice in at least one U.S. state and current registration with the USPTO is required for this position.
  • The successful candidates will have a degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, computer science or a relevant engineering discipline.
  • This patent prosecution attorney position requires the candidate to have excellent academic qualifications with 2-7 years of law firm and/or in-house experience in patent prosecution.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a required DOE security clearance.

Desired

  • Masters or PhD level education is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are needed for this position.
  • The successful candidate should have strong project, and client management skills and a proven track record of success in the patent field.

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.

Benefits
At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.

EEO
Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

 

Contact
Please apply online at http://sandia.jobs/albuquerque-nm/patent-prosecution-attorney/74B10DE9FBDC4CE4A805E7420D8297DA/job/?utm_source=patent&utm_medium=JOBS&utm_campaign=DE-Pilot.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense.

Mid-level Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Redwood City, Calif.

Turner Boyd is looking to add a junior or mid-level associate to our growing team.

The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of experience in IP litigation, particularly patent litigation.  She or he will have a strong technical background — by which we mean someone who either has a technical degree, or can demonstrate that they really “get” technology.  Excellent legal research and writing skills, superior analytical skills, and a commitment to excellence are a must.  Our compensation is competitive with peer firms, commensurate with our lower billable hour expectations.

Turner Boyd is an intellectual property litigation boutique built around a simply stated goal: to provide the expertise and quality of a large firm with the personalized service and value of a small firm.  We have been selected by our peers and the SuperLawyers publication as the Top Small IP Litigation Firm in California for two years running.

We are smart and passionate advocates.  But we believe that billing 2000 or more hours a year doesn’t serve the interests of our clients or ourselves.  And we believe that we cannot be excellent lawyers without valuing our lives outside the office, our families, and our friendships.  Instead, we litigate with focus, efficiency, and creativity; with our clients’ business needs firmly in mind; and with well-cultivated senses of proportion and humor.

Turner Boyd associates get the kinds of experience, responsibilities, and opportunities that firms typically restrict to senior attorneys.  Instead of helping partners prepare for oral arguments and depositions, they are preparing to do them.  Our clients recognize their voices and faces, not just their names on the bill.  And they are not just part of a team — sometimes, they’ve been known to lead it.

Contact
If we just described the place you want to work and the lawyer you want to be, send your cover letter and resumé to recruiting@turnerboyd.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Redwood City, California

Patent Agent / Technical Advisor – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLPChicago intellectual property law firm, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert and Berghoff LLP (MBHB), seeks:

  • Technical Advisors, Patent Agents or candidates for masters or Ph.D. degrees in the biological or chemical sciences expecting to be completing their degrees in the next 6-12 months.  Technical Advisors and candidates for masters or Ph.D. degrees should be eligible to sit for the USPTO registration exam (details on these requirements can be found on the USPTO website; www.uspto.gov).
  • The ideal Patent Agent candidate will have 1-3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications; MBHB offers training in these skills to successful technical advisor candidates.

Contact
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, writing sample & applicable transcripts online at www.mbhb.com.

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

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

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for an Electrical Patent Associate/Agent with 2-6 years of patent experience and a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, prosecution, post grant review documents and opinion letters.  Excellent writing skills required.   The Firm’s electrical patent work includes protecting inventions related to the full spectrum of electrical engineering, computer science, business methods, optics, nanotechnology and other areas of applied physics. Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online through our listing at LawCruit: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v3/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Legal Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample.

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

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

NSIP LAW is further expanding its business serving clients around the world.  As a result, we are seeking resumes from patent attorneys or patent agents interested in joining our team. We welcome resumes from all levels of experience including those with experience as a senior associate, of counsel, and/or a partner. We also welcome resumes from candidates with USPTO experience. For candidates with significant amounts of experience, although portable business is welcome, it is not required.

Our ideal candidates will have a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, or other similar technologies recognized by The United States Patent & Trademark Office suitable for registration to practice before The United States Patent & Trademark Office. Experience in wireless technology is a plus. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide top-quality work products for the firm and the firm’s clients. At least two years of experience is preferred.

Contact
Please send your resume and any additional documents to be considered to info@nsiplaw.com. Please submit two writing samples, which should be unedited and may include responses to Office Actions, Appeal Briefs, or any other materials otherwise not confidential. All inquiries will be held strictly confidential. Please, no recruiters at this time.

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

NSIP LAW is a prospering boutique intellectual property law firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. Our practice has consistently grown over the years. We have also benefited from a low turn-over rate and a culture that promotes respect and a balanced lifestyle. NSIP Law offers a competitive salary with the rare opportunity to grow along with our dynamic group and to be active participants in our practice.

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

Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong 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

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 Attorney with three to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with substantial experience prosecuting chemical, mechanical and electrical applications as well as drafting patent applications in the computer and software related fields with trademark experience being a plus, though not required.  The ideal candidate will have sufficient portable business to occupy at least 25%, but not more than 50% of the attorney’s time.

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

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