Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Canton, Mass.

Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP, a midsize IP law 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
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

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Godfrey & Kahn logohas an excellent opportunity for a lateral attorney with 1 - 4 years of experience to join our Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin offices.

Qualified applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or other hard science with electrical or mechanical engineering preferred. Engineering work experience is a plus but not required. Ability to assist in litigation, prepare and prosecute trademark and patent applications, support corporate transactions, and draft and negotiate technology agreements is a plus. Must already be admitted to the patent bar. We seek individuals whose academic achievements and personal skills mark them as future leaders in the firm and in the community.

Godfrey & Kahn is a general business practice firm with approximately 180 lawyers with offices in Milwaukee and four additional Wisconsin locations, as well as in Washington D.C. The firm’s Intellectual Property team includes a number of experienced attorneys who work in a broad-based intellectual property practice including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, and business transaction support.

Contact
Apply online at our website: http://www.gklaw.com/careers.cfm?action=current&sub=view_lateral&job_id=67. Cover letter, resume, law school transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient) are required.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Godfrey & Kahn is a general business practice firm with approximately 180 lawyers with offices in Milwaukee and four additional Wisconsin locations, as well as in Washington D.C. The firm’s Intellectual Property team includes a number of experienced attorneys who work in a broad-based intellectual property practice including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, and business transaction support.

Patent Prosecution Attorney, Patent Agent, or Patent Engineer – Law Firm – Cupertino, Calif.

Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLPan intellectual property law office in Cupertino, CA, is seeking patent attorneys, agents, and engineers to prepare and file patent applications, and conduct prior art searches in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering.  The firm represents clients working on the cutting edge of a wide range of technologies, including network technology, software, data storage, Internet applications, computer and network security, wireless and other communications, and digital signal processing.

The job offers the opportunity for someone with a technical background to develop a rewarding career in intellectual property law.  We invite you to read the biographies posted on our website.  The work environment is flexible and supportive.  Previous experience in patent prosecution is desirable but not required, as the firm is willing to train and assist the selected candidate in passing the Patent Bar and becoming registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Candidates should have a strong technical background, good writing and communications skills, be able to work efficiently and independently, and enjoy learning.  An advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or equivalent experience is preferred.

Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with education/experience.  Benefits for full-time positions include a 401(k) plan, health, dental and vision insurance, as well as flexible work hours.

Contact
Please send your resume in PDF format to: careers@ip-patent.com.

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

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Raleigh, N.C.

The Red Hat Legal team is looking for a Patent Agent to join our Intellectual Property team at our corporate headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. The primary focus of this role will be to ensure that Red Hat files and prosecutes top-quality, strategic patent applications. You will interface with Red Hat engineers and developers to generate strategic invention disclosures, and assist in managing the quality of patent prosecution work and other patent-related projects performed by outside counsel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist senior patent counsel in managing day-to-day operations of Red Hat’s patent program for inventors, including directing outside the counsel's preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and reviewing draft applications, office action responses, and other prosecution documents
  • Contribute to Red Hat’s patent-related intranet sites and educational efforts, as well encourage employee participation through training and employee meetings
  • Work with Red Hat inventors to develop strategic invention disclosures
  • Participate in the Red Hat patent committee to review disclosures and make filing decisions
  • Assist other Red Hat intellectual property group members with reviewing patent acquisition opportunities, analyzing defensive capabilities of Red Hat’s patent portfolio, and supporting important third-party patent-related alliances
  • Assist with ongoing litigation as needed, as well as patent assurance, patent licensing, and M&A due diligence

Required skills/Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in all aspects of patent prosecution practice
  • Some in-house patent and technical experience is preferred
  • Technical background in software, like a bachelor's degree in computer science or electrical and computer engineering, or programming experience
  • Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier college
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Contact
To apply, please visit this link: http://jobs.redhat.com/jobs/descriptions/patent-agent-raleigh-north-carolina-job-1-5366071.

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

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing technologies that solve business problems. We're a billion dollar S&P 500 company offering solutions from Linux to middleware, storage to cloud, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC logois seeking an experienced patent attorney to join its thriving practice.

Candidates should have:

  • At least two years of patent prosecution experience in the electrical, software or mechanical
    arts
  • Broad range of prosecution and counseling experience including:
    • Drafting patent applications
    • Preparing responses to official actions for domestic applications
    • Instructing foreign attorneys regarding responses to official actions in foreign applications
    • Preparing invalidity and non-infringement opinions

Contact
Interested candidates should contact Bill O’Connor at recruiting@hfzlaw.com. Candidates must fulfill all requirements to be considered. When responding, we ask that you please provide a copy of your transcript and references in addition to your resume.

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

We are a boutique IP law firm located in the heart of Chicago, specializing in United States and foreign patent prosecution and counseling. Our team of practitioners includes many individuals having years of industry experience as engineers and inventors prior to becoming patent attorneys. A combination of significant real world engineering experience and legal experience results in a highly focused and skilled team of practitioners who provide services to numerous Fortune 500 technology companies.

Patent Attorney/Agent/Engineer – Law Firm – Houston, Texas (Updated)

 Pramudji Law Group PLLCPramudji Law Group PLLC, a Houston-based IP boutique law firm, is seeking a patent agent/patent attorney/engineer with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics or Physics.

Candidates must have strong writing skills and willingness to learn.  Experience with patent preparation and prosecution is preferred but not required.  Experience with microprocessor core design or system on chips is also preferred but not required.

This position may be part-time or full-time.  Flexible compensation structure and flexible hours. Our firm atmosphere is relaxed, collaborative and friendly. Telecommuting is also an option.  No recruiters please.

Contact
Interested applicants should send their resume and transcripts to ari.pramudji@pro-ip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Houston, Texas

Patent Engineer – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

RPX RPXis seeking an experience individual to contribute to the growth of the Patent Analysis team.  In this role, the Patent Engineer, Software and Media will assess and quantify software patent-based risk. This individual will use industry experience to evaluate patents for the purpose of providing patent intelligence to support Company initiatives, including, defensive buying, acquisition syndication (for large portfolios), and advisory services. The Patent Engineer, Software and Media must possess a broad knowledge of software technology, spanning Internet, Digital Media, SaaS, Consumer, and Enterprise. Previous experience with patents, prosecution, or litigation viewed favorably. This individual reports directly to the Director, Patent Analysis.

Role
Supports RPX’s business model by identifying meaningful patents for our clients and succinctly communicating those findings to help the Company make informed decisions by:

  • Reviewing patent claims and other materials to determine basis for possible infringement disputes
  • Exploring relevant market(s) to assess technology use
  • Researching prior related disclosures/commercial efforts to assess novelty of invention
  • Identifying and locating written evidence for specific innovations that occurred prior to the filing of a patent
  • Coordinating with external subject matter and enforcement experts
  • Communicating patent analysis findings to relevant internal and external clients

Education/Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in technical or engineering role in the software industry, with some experience writing code

Required Competencies

  • Ability to learn legal concepts related to patent prosecution and valuation
  • Ability to identify the software domains to which a patent claim relates
  • Knowledgeable of companies in software domains and the products produced by these companies
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills to catalog, match, and relate similar patents, portfolios, and technologies
  • Ability to distill critical components of a technology and articulate the technology to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Results-oriented and service-minded with ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Willingness to adapt to the many changing requirements/needs of a fast-growing, young company
  • Collaborative work ethic and ability to work in a team-oriented culture
  • Ability to work with virtual, global teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and influencing skills
  • Motivated, self-directed, and proactive with a willingness to take on additional projects
  • Proven track record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
  • Confident personality supported by disciplined, logical thinking and fact-based, documented conclusions and opinions
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and execute against deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities
  • Highly focused, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Represents RPX in a manner consistent with its culture and values

Technical Skills
Strong familiarity with the following technology domains:

  • Software and Software Development
  • Web-based technologies
  • Internet and Networking protocols

Additional familiarity will be viewed favorably:

  • Digital Media
  • Enterprise software
  • SaaS

Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Competencies

  • Previous experience with patents, prosecution or litigation experience, viewed favorably
  • Law Degree background viewed favorably
  • Advanced engineering degree(s), viewed favorably

RPX is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://www.rpxcorp.com/about-rpx/rpx-careers/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California

RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since its founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. The firm acquires potentially problematic patents in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise be used offensively against its clients. The San Francisco-based company’s pioneering approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. RPX also executes large-scale structured transactions on behalf of its clients, provides innovative NPE litigation insurance, and delivers in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to its growing client network. To learn more about RPX, visit our website.

Associate – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP has multiple openings for registered U.S. patent attorneys to join our growing patent practice as full-time associates.   Each opening is for our Austin, Texas office.  Primary responsibilities include preparing and prosecuting patent applications.  Requirements for an ideal candidate include a B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and patent preparation and prosecution experience.

Contact
To apply, please email your resume to careers@klspatents.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Boulder, Colo.

The Ollila Law GroupThe Ollila Law Group, an Intellectual Property law firm with offices in Boulder, Co and Stratford UK. We serve large and small clients in all aspects of intellectual property in every part of the world.This is a full-time patent prosecution position. Responsibilities include drafting and prosecuting a wide range of patent applications, analyzing validity/infringement, licensing and M&A due diligence.We are seeking individuals with 2+ years of experience and a background in Electrical/Computer Engineering.

Contact
Email resumes to collila@boulderip.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

Marger Johnson McCollom, P.C., http://techlaw.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/31/files/2013/11/logo_techlaw11.pnga 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

Associate – Law Firm – St. Louis, Mo. or Denver, Colo.

Armstrong Teasdale LLPArmstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking experienced lateral associates with a computer science or electrical engineering background for positions in the St. Louis or Denver 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.

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.

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

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

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Albany, New York

Hoffman Warnick LLC, Hoffman Warnicka growing mid-sized patent law firm in Albany, NY, is seeking patent attorney or agent with 3+ years patent application preparation and prosecution experience.  Patent bar admission, excellent interpersonal skills, technical knowledge, writing ability, and references are required; electrical or mechanical degree required.  Telecommuting/virtual situations also considered.

Firm offers geographically competitive compensation with a commission based bonus.

Contact
Please send resumes to Hoffman Warnick LLC, Attn: Hiring Partner, 540 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207 or e-mail to hwemail@hoffmanwarnick.com. No recruiters please.

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

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Long Island, New York

The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. logois seeking a Patent Attorney who will be responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, computer and semiconductor arts, as well as occasionally preparing patentability, invalidity, infringement and freedom to operate analyses.  The successful candidate must have at least a B.S. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering and excellent communication skills.  It is desirable for the candidate to have at least 3 years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm and to be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Contact
Please send resume, cover letter and work sample to genmail@farrelliplaw.com. No calls, please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Melville (Long Island), New York

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Westborough, Mass.

Small IP firm located 25 miles west of Boston has a full time opening for an experienced patent attorney or patent agent with Electrical Engineering or Computer Science background.  We handle diverse technologies for a number of national and international clients and we offer competitive compensation with an extremely generous bonus structure.  Required hours negotiable.

Contact
Apply by contacting us at: recruiting@westboro-ip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Westborough, Mass.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

Baker Botts The Palo Alto office of Baker Botts L.L.P.is currently seeking a Patent Agent with 1-5 years of experience.  Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering.  Industry experience in those fields a plus, but not required.

Excellent academic credentials, experience writing patent applications and a license to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office are a must.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with, and act as liaison between, inventors and Patent & Trademark Office in connection with all aspects of patent application process.
  • Evaluate and report on the technological aspects of inventions and other scientific matters. Advise attorneys on general and specific technologies and investigate those technologies as needed.
  • Prepare draft patent applications in particular incorporating scientific aspects of inventions.
  • Prepare draft responses to communications from U.S. and foreign patent offices with regard to factual and other scientific matters.
  • Discuss the scientific aspects of inventions with clients and inventors and thereafter provide attorneys with a report on those discussions.
  • Draft, organize, analyze, review and summarize documents.
  • Review and analyze client and other files.
  • Conduct regulatory and factual research.
  • Communicate face-to-face, by e-mail and by telephone with staff, clients, vendors, and PTO and agency personnel.
  • Coordinate workflow with outside service providers.
  • Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Identify and analyze complex patent issues and problems and implement solutions.
  • Interact professionally with clients, lawyers, and employees at all levels and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while safeguarding confidentiality.
  • Provide direction and guidance to legal support staff on specific issues, as appropriate.
  • Stay abreast of technology trends and make recommendations regarding technology needs.
  • Undertake continuing education, and remain abreast of current patent prosecution issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate accreditation in the field.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to work well with internal and external clients;
  • Strong aptitude of working with the USPTO;
  • Strong organizational skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail;
  • Customer service focused and;
  • Excellent strategic planning and organizational skills.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced working knowledge of database research principles, methods, techniques, and resources.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and draw inferences from research findings, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty.
  • Strong investigative and problem resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex patent documentation in area of expertise.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex factual, technical information.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging developments and trends within area of expertise.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to learn and capably use various software packages.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of and use of time management and project management strategies.
  • Ability to facilitate individual and group meetings.
  • Ability to understand and comply with confidentiality issues and ethical responsibilities
  • Ability to travel to private and public buildings via private or public conveyance to assist in attending to client needs on legal matters.
  • Within the resident office, there is daily contact with partners, associates, paralegals, and office personnel at all levels. There is a moderate amount of contact with these same groups in other offices.
  • Outside the Firm, there is a moderate amount of contact with clients, vendor representatives and agency personnel.

Contact
Baker Botts is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. No recruiters or personal calls. Apply online at: http://www.bakerbotts.com/careers/professional-staff/staff.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

Vice President/General Manager, Patent Law – Large Corporation – Arlington, Va.

Bloomberg BNA, logoa wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, and a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals, seeks a Vice President and General Manager. The Vice President/General Manager is responsible for developing the Unit strategy and managing the effective operational implementation of the Unit’s business plan within the larger framework of the Division’s strategy and business plan. Responsibility for managing the profit and loss for the Unit, as well as sustaining and growing revenue for the Unit. Also, responsible for leading and managing a high performing organization. The incumbent will be have Patent experience in a law firm, patent prosecution shop, art shop or government environment.  The incumbent will have a market facing role and will be focused on continued growth through the expansion of new and innovative products and services as well as providing content, analysis, tools and customer support to legal and other professionals in the Intellectual Property, IT, Privacy, and Data Security markets.

Responsibilities

Critical Success Factors for individuals in this role:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Unit’s growth strategy that leverages BBNA Legal’s brand, technology platform, innovative approach, and attention to client service.
  • Transform the way the Unit operates to exploit opportunities for scale and rapid marketplace penetration.
  • Leverage the BBNA Legal brand as a distinct and high-performing entity and as part of the broader Bloomberg enterprise.
  • Initiate market research and competitive analysis to identify opportunities and threats to the business segment; and, develop and execute market-facing strategies to drive improved revenue generation, business growth and customer satisfaction.
  • Participate in business development and sales efforts that ensure profitable growth and achieve marketplace leadership in the segment’s online legal research.
  • Cultivate the development of distinctive content and products characterized by editorial excellence and integrity by working closely with internal and shared-service resources to introduce new products, iterating them to meet changing market dynamics.
  • Develop the Unit’s product brand as a distinct and high-performing entity and as part of the broader BBNA and Bloomberg enterprises.
  • Create a high performing organization by driving improved operational efficiency in people, processes and technology to meet operational, financial and other performance goals e.g., customer retention.
  • Oversee talent and performance management to ensure that the business segment has top and diverse talent in key impact roles with the capabilities and performance levels to execute the business strategy.
  • Drive a market-facing, high-growth business culture that preserves the best elements of the BBNA Legal enterprise while ramping up performance and instilling a sense of urgency and a focus on results.

Candidate Specification: Key Selection Criteria:

  • Execution: Outstanding market-facing skills and ideally have led a team demonstrating topline results in high-end B2B management. An understanding and experience of strategic, consultative enterprise-wide sales, working within a B2B subscription model would be highly beneficial.
  • Market Impact:  A proven leader with personal presence and credibility to secure support and buy-in internally and externally to achieve high growth objectives, a JD and Patent experience or previous exposure to the legal industry, especially the Intellectual Property, IT, Privacy, and Data Security sector, is highly advantageous but not essential.
  • Technology:  Although a specific industry background is not critical, experience in an organization that relies on a technology platform, massive research and database support would be beneficial.
  • Commercial Strategy: A strategic and commercial leader to direct an ambitious plan for growth and market dominance of the online legal research and information market. The VP-GM will have experience in developing, driving and executing successful commercial strategies.
  • Managerial Skills:  Exceptional general, operating and strategic management experience in an organization that has produced both successful growth and effective integration of diverse business. Attracting, retaining and development of top-level talent. The VP-GM will participate in the ongoing integration of the Unit and of the Bloomberg Law and BNA organizations; experience leading a culture change that propels innovation, market responsiveness, and a sense of urgency is valuable.
  • Operations: Demonstrable experience in delivering continuous improvement to an organization’s operations, including business planning, reporting, P&L responsibility, organizational structure and operations.

Requirements

12+ years’ experience and demonstrated success in developing and executing a strategic business plan and in managing all stages of the publishing, information services and product development processes; demonstrated success in driving achievement and growth of revenue and profit goals for a key business segment and assigned markets; business/market/customer development focus with strong commercial knowledge and judgment; excellent track record for delivering exceptional business results; experience and ability to work within a matrixed business environment; expertise in operational planning and budgeting; experience in communicating and negotiating with internal and external business partners and stakeholders; strong business and financial acumen, strategic focus, entrepreneurial spirit, analytical and decision making skills; demonstrated effective capabilities in managing change, influencing others, and communicating at all levels of the organization; strong focus on talent and performance management to effectively lead the business segment and staff and achieve performance goals; and self-starter who sets high standards of performance and leads by personal example. Bachelor’s, advance degree preferred, J.D. helpful but not required.

Critical Competencies:

  • Action Oriented – Drive for Results
  • High Level of Emotional Intelligence
  • Business Acumen and Strategic Agility
  • Customer Focus
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Creative and Innovation
  • Collaboration and Peer Relationships
  • Hiring and Staffing – Building Effective Teams
  • Delegating and Directing Others
  • Coaching, Motivating and Developing Others
  • Communication Skills (verbal, listening, written and presentation)
  • Continuous Learning

Bloomberg BNA is a leading provider of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Our network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance — the information that matters most to professionals. Bloomberg BNA’s authoritative coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.

Bloomberg BNA offers a comprehensive benefits package including tuition reimbursement, domestic partner benefits, transportation subsidies, annual and sick leave, parenting leave, 401(k), and much more.

Bloomberg BNA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Bloomberg BNA has adopted an Affirmative Action Program to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or any other classification protected by law.

Contact
Apply online at our website: http://www.bna.com/careers-bna-c6642/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Arlington, Virginia

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Tokyo, Japan (Updated)

ITOH International Patent Office has been delivering the best possible intellectual property services to our clients since 1967. We are seeking a licensed U.S. patent attorney with experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO. The candidate will be located, full-time, in our Tokyo office.

The attorney in this position will be responsible for:

1) Reviewing patent specifications and responses;
2) Analysing Office Actions and drafting responses in English;
3) Writing opinions regarding infringement and invalidations, etc.
4) Filing new U.S. applications, both Paris and PCT route, using an EFS certificate;
5) Filing responses to Office Actions prepared by others using an EFS certificate.

Requirements
Must be registered with a state bar and the USPTO. Must possess Bachelor’s Degree or above in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or other related discipline). Industry experience in those fields a plus, but not necessary. Preferably with at least 5 years of experience as a patent attorney or patent examiner.

Contact
To apply, please email us at: somu@itohpat.co.jp.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Tokyo, Japan

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

BRINKS GILSON & LIONE, Brinks Gilson Lionean intellectual property law firm with more than 135 attorneys and scientific advisors headquartered in Chicago, seeks a registered patent attorney with 1-3 years of relevant experience and a strong background in chemistry for its Salt Lake City, Utah office.  The ideal candidate has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, writing opinions, and conducting freedom to operate studies relating to a wide range of chemical arts.  The ideal candidate also has superior academic credentials and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  An advanced degree or scientific industry experience is a plus.

Contact
Please apply online at www.brinksrecruiting.com or send cover letter, resume, undergraduate, graduate and law school transcripts, and a writing sample to Mary Kate Driscoll, Director of Recruitment, Diversity, and Attorney Development, Brinks Gilson & Lione, NBC Tower, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Suite 3600, Chicago, IL 60611. (mkdriscoll@brinksgilson.com, www.brinksgilson.com)

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Research Triangle Park, N.C.

BRINKS GILSON & LIONE, Brinks Gilson Lionean intellectual property law firm with more than 135 attorneys and scientific advisors headquartered in Chicago seeks a registered patent attorney with 1-3 years of relevant experience and a strong background in chemistry or biochemistry for its Research Triangle Park, North Carolina office.  The ideal candidate has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, writing opinions, and conducting freedom to operate studies relating to a wide range of chemical and biochemical arts.  The ideal candidate also has superior academic credentials and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  An advanced degree or scientific industry experience is a plus.

Contact
Please apply online at www.brinksrecruiting.com or send cover letter, resume, undergraduate, graduate and law school transcripts, and a writing sample to Mary Kate Driscoll, Director of Recruitment, Diversity, and Attorney Development, Brinks Gilson & Lione, NBC Tower, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Suite 3600, Chicago, IL 60611. (mkdriscoll@brinksgilson.com, www.brinksgilson.com)

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Lowe Hauptman Ham, LLP, a rapidly growing intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice.  Capability in all aspects of semiconductor and circuit technology is a must.  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.  Industry experience working in the semiconductor area and Chinese language ability is advantageous.  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.  The firm’s unique structure provides a fulfilling and rewarding career opportunity for interested applicants.

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

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

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Syngenta Syngentais seeking a Patent Attorney to work in its offices located in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Role purpose / Accountabilities
The Syngenta Patent Department is comprised of highly skilled and motivated individuals working together in a mutually supportive environment to achieve Syngenta’s business goals.

The position will involve all aspects of patent law with particular emphasis on application drafting, worldwide patent filing and prosecution, client counseling, evaluating patent validity and infringement issues, preparing and reviewing agreements and managing an IP portfolio. The position will provide IP support for and be located at Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC. in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Qualifications
Knowledge, experience & capabilities

Critical knowledge

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Admitted to a State Bar
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • M.S. or Ph.D or equivalent experience in life sciences, preferably in Genomics, Molecular Biology, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Genetics or Biochemistry. Working knowledge of marker assisted breeding a plus.

Critical experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of life science patent experience (preferably in agricultural field drafting and prosecuting biotech and marker assisted breeding subject matter areas).
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Law firm, Patent Office, or in-house experience is a plus
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Collaboratively formulate, implement and continually update a worldwide patent strategy for assigned company projects that is consistent with company, project and development goals.
  • Develop strategies for extending patent life and exclusivity for products in development or commercialized.
  • Identify potential infringement of company patents and participate in development of strategy.
  • Develop filing and prosecution strategies to maximize patent protection for company projects.
  • Assess company’s competitive patent position, and anticipate moves by company’s competitors.
  • Ability to critically read and understand scientific literature, lab experimentation, data, results, and scientific methods
  • Monitor scientific and patent literature for patentability and strategic purposes.
  • Review company publications and presentations prior to public disclosure.
  • Collaborate with the non-IP legal team to provide document review and legal advice on intellectual property issues.
  • Provide advice on the interpretation of contracts relating to IP.
  • Abide by standards for departmental patent practices. Continually seek to identify and provide input on improvements to department processes.
  • Establish annual individual performance goals in collaboration with Supervisor that are consistent with company and department goals.
  • Actively participate in regular development project team meetings and advise project team on IP issues.
  • Foster company and department competencies and values.
  • Ability to proactively identify issues, propose and implement solutions
  • Ability to effectively and constructively interact with a diverse group at all levels of the organization
  • Self-initiative and self-direction, ability to work independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication, problem solving and organization skills required.
  • Ability to contribute as a successful part of a team

Contact
Apply by Jessica Wisdom emailing at: jessica.wisdom@yoh.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Patent Analyst – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore. (Telecommute)

GTT GroupGTT Group, an intellectual property services firm looking to engage one or more individuals with expertise in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Battery
  • LCD
  • LED
  • Flexible Display
  • Optics
  • Semiconductor

Selected candidates will be contracted on a project-by project basis.

We are especially interested in speaking with patent professionals with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts is a plus. Willingness to work with and support patent analysts is a must.

 

Contact
To apply, please respond by email to: hiring@gttgrp.com. Please attach a resume including any relevant experience. In the body of your email, please describe your most relevant experience and describe your general availability to work on consulting projects.

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

Intellectual Property Associate – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga.

Sutherland The Intellectual Property group at Sutherland is seeking a second to fourth year Associate with extensive patent drafting and prosecution experience.  The ideal candidate is highly motivated, possesses superior writing skills, and has experience counseling clients in IP matters.  Candidates must be members of the Patent Bar and have a degree in Chemical Engineering.  Excellent academics are required.

Contact
Please send a transcript with resume to lindsay.young@sutherland.com.

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

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 Attorney – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

Beck Tysver Evans is currently seeking a self-motivated, intelligent, well-spoken patent attorney to join our unique patent practice. Appropriate candidates will have at least two years of patent prosecution experience and will be looking for a partner-track position. Technical experience in computing technologies, medical devices, or consumer electronics is preferred.

We are a client-centered firm. Giving great legal advice and exceptional customer service is at the center of everything we do. We differ from other firms in that we do not seek out “volume” patent work. What this means for you is that we will not measure your worth by the number of patent applications that you can draft in a month. Rather, we expect our attorneys to provide unique insights, exceptional work-product, and surprising value to our clients.

We offer a flexible environment both in terms of hours and adaptation to family lifestyle while also offering competitive compensation. Our goal is to make our firm a place where everyone feels intellectually challenged, professionally rewarded, and excited to come to work each day.

Contact
Are you interested in a chance to join a firm that values collegiality over leverage, ethical behavior over billing goals, and rewards drive, excellence, and creativity? If so please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@bitlaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Agent or Associate – Law Firm – Seattle, Wash.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLPThe Intellectual Property Department in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a patent agent or associate with more than one year experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The position will require development of a broad IP practice and, while the position will focus on preparation and prosecution of patent applications, it will also include counseling clients on a wide variety of IP issues. Only candidates with a CS or BSEE degree (or equivalent industry experience) and admitted to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney or agent should apply.

Contact
Please upload cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw and include a resume, transcript and a writing sample to: http://www.dwt.com/Patent-Agent-Associate-Lateral-Lawyers/. *No recruiter submissions accepted at this time*

Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine's policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee's race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.

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

Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine's policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee's race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Nationwide

Loza & Loza, LLP's Loza & Lozafast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking patent attorneys with 4 years to 25 years of solid patent prosecution experience and proven client development and management skills. A degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent fields is preferred. Multiple positions available, including mid-level and senior-level positions.  Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate.

USPTO Patent Bar registration and at least one state bar license required. Knowledge or experience in microprocessors, cryptography, encryption, wireless communications (e.g., LTE, WCDMA, 3GPP), mobile devices, memory devices, software development, and/or computer technologies preferred.

This is a great opportunity for patent attorneys who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service. Ideal candidate is a self-starter and a proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant client contact. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interface with clients and personnel of all levels are also desired. Our firm includes tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team.

We provide a very generous compensation package.  Attorneys control their own billable rates and there is no minimum hourly requirement. Relocation not required. Telecommuting and flexible hours available. Will consider qualified candidates in any part of the U.S.

Attorneys with proven client development skills (i.e., solo inventors or companies) preferred.  This is a unique opportunity for attorneys looking to develop/expand their client base.

Contact
Please email resumes, 3 sample applications, and 3 sample responses to careers@lozaip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

Patent Agent/Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Leesburg, Va.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLCis looking for an experienced (3+ years), energetic and personable registered patent agent or patent attorney for an immediate opening within our patent practice. Excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude are essential to this position.

Applicants must be within reasonable commuting distance of Leesburg VA, demonstrate exceptional customer service skills and the ability to handle a high volume of client interaction and applications and have relevant experience. We offer a friendly, professional boutique firm environment (although we are rapidly growing), and the staff at our firm enjoys considerable autonomy.

Qualified applicants will have handled numerous provisional and utility patent applications, and will be able to start relatively soon as we are seeking very near term start date. Please do not submit a resume if you have not prosecuted patent applications.

The successful applicant will be hired as an employee of Dunlap, Bennett & Ludwig PLLC.

Contact
To apply, please email (careers@dbllawyers.com) the following: (1) A cover letter highlighting relevant experience (2) Resume (3) 3 professional references (4) Your earliest available start date (5) A sample patent application that you have prepared without assistance. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email within 3-7 days following submission of their application materials. If you don't hear from someone within that time frame, it means we are not able to extend an interview invitation to you. Thank you in advance for your interest in applying, we look forward to hearing from you.

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

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

Dority & Manning, Dority & Manning an Intellectual Property boutique firm in Greenville, SC seeks registered Patent Attorneys with one to four years of experience and with a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering.  The associates will be involved in all aspects of the firm's intellectual property practice, with an emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Candidates must have a strong academic record and must demonstrate excellent writing and analytical skills.

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

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

Patent Engineer – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif. (Updated)

Kilpatrick Townsend Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLPis law firm located in San Francisco, CA, that specializes in the creation of intellectual property. Kilpatrick Townsend is seeking a patent engineer for its patent prosecution practice for either a full time position or a summer paid internship. Job duties of patent engineers include the review of invention disclosures, the preparation of patent applications, and prior art searching. Patent engineers are expected to advance to become patent agents. Ideal candidates will have a computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering degree. Graduate students are preferred and students with experience in programming are ideal. Potential candidates must have demonstrated writing and speaking abilities.

Contact
To apply, please email Fernando Romo at: fromo@kilpatricktownsend.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Naval Research Laboratory – Slidell, La. (Updated)

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is seeking a patent attorney to serve as an Assistant Counsel within the Intellectual Property (IP) law branch of the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) within the Office of Counsel, Office of Naval Research. The position is physically located at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Stennis Space Center near Slidell, Louisiana. This position will serve clients at the NRL detachment located within the NASA/Stennis Space Center (NRL-SSC).

SALARY RANGE:
$97,065.00 to $150,830.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015 (updated)

SERIES & GRADE:
NO-1222-05

POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Stennis Space Center, LA

WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

Thank you for your interest in the Department of the Navy's (DON) Office of the General Counsel (OGC). We offer rewarding opportunities to practice law within the Navy legal community.

OGC consists of 718 civilian attorneys, including 55 intellectual property attorneys, plus 29 uniformed Navy JAGs and Marine Corps Judge Advocates, and 198 support staff located throughout the United States and overseas and includes multiple grade levels. Approximately 300 are located in Washington D.C.; the remaining attorneys are located in 95 field offices throughout the country and abroad. Interested applicants should apply following the specific instructions below.

OGC provides advice to the various components and activities that make up the Department of the Navy by offices attached to those components. Civilian Navy OGC attorneys help clients address legal concerns in virtually every area of the law related to business, including government contracts, public employment ethics, environmental concerns, personal and real property law, fiscal issues, and intellectual property law. There are numerous benefits of being an OGC attorney:

•You'll have an immediate opportunity to directly serve clients assigned to you on significant matters.
•You'll have a clear opportunity to advance so that your skills increase, and
•You'll enjoy a sense of satisfaction from meaningful service.

Contact
For the full details on the position and to apply, please visit this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/399710200.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Slidell, Louisiana

NRL Headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. NRL is a premier research facility with cutting-edge research programs in basic sciences and advanced technology development. NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research and development of advanced technologies. NRL's 30 person Office of Counsel supports these efforts by providing the full range of legal services related to the protection of government developed technologies, technology transfer, and contracting related to technology development. NRL-SSC is the Navy's premier laboratory for physics-based oceanographic environmental predictions, remote sensing, the physics of underwater acoustics, mapping, charting and geodesy, and characterization of the seafloor.