Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

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

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

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

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

Patent 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.

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

Patent Prosecution Associate or Agent (EE / CS) – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

logoKlarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral patent prosecution associates or patent agents with electrical engineering, computer science, or physics degrees for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials (top 33% of class preferred, top 10% strongly preferred) and preferably at least 1-4 years of experience prosecuting patent applications for electronics or computer software. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Relevant industry experience or an advanced degree is preferred.

Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients. The firm’s compensation and benefits package is highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.

Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by calling (503) 595-5300.

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.

Contact
Interested candidates should apply through our website with a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)) and writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Biotech Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

logoKlarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral patent prosecution associates and agents with an advanced degree in the biological sciences (a Ph.D. or M.D. is highly preferred). Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and at least 1-4 years of experience prosecuting patent applications for biotechnology related matters. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients. The firm’s compensation and benefits package is highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.

Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by calling (503) 595‐5300.

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.

Contact
Interested candidates should apply through our website with a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)) and writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

Contact
Up to 25K SIGNING BONUS! To apply for this position, submit a resume and a cover letter to careers@harrityllp.com.

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

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

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

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.

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

Patent Associate/Agent – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

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

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

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Patent Counsel (Physical Sciences) – Education – West Lafayette, Ind.

purdueThe Purdue Research Foundation, Office of Technology Commercialization has an opening for a Patent Counsel with a focus on the Physical Sciences. The Patent Counsel will be responsible to: perform prompt and competent completion of analyses of intellectual property protection and strategies to enable timely technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property; work cooperatively with Purdue inventors and Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) licensing staff to evaluate technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection; draft patent applications and present applications to US Patent and Trademark Office and copyright registrations to US Copyright Office for the benefit of Purdue; prosecute patent applications with respect to all aspects of patent law, including preparing formal communications and responses to national patent offices, conducting examiner interviews and related prosecution activities for the benefit of Purdue; and engage and manage outside counsel on patent prosecution matters including coordinate, manage and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned project-related activities.

Requirements include:

  • JD required.
  • Master’s degree required in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Patent practice experience in physical sciences required.
  • Two to four years of direct patent drafting and prosecution experience before US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Registered with US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Member of Indiana or a reciprocating state Bar in good standing.
  • Strong working knowledge of intellectual property transactions including licensing required.
  • Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia.
  • Strong diplomatic skills.
  • Legal contract comprehension and hands-on patent prosecution experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to higher education and the values of scientific research and discovery for societal benefit.
  • Occasional travel required.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Contact
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org. View the full posting online at http://prf.org/careers.

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Employer Type: Education
Job Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Patent Attorney (Contract / Part-time) – Law Firm – Telecommute

Revolution IP, PLLC., a boutique intellectual property law firm located in VA and Seoul, Korea, is seeking an experienced and competent patent attorney for a contractpart-time position to support overflow work.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution before the USPTO in the areas of electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, biology, and chemistry (Experience in patent prosecution for international clients is plus)
  • JD and admission to practice before the US Patent Office
  • Candidate should be fit to disclose bio on our web-site for responding review of current and future clients

Although this is a contract/part-time position, if you have portable business, we can discuss the possibility of a full-time position.

Contact
To apply, please email Stephen Kim at mail@revolutioniplaw.com.

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Job Location: Telecommute

Technology Specialist / Patent Agent (IP Group) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in one of the Washington, New York, Palo Alto, and Chicago offices. Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have (1) an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, or chemistry, or (2) an advanced degree or work experience in electrical engineering or computer science. Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required. If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=13.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; Palo Alto, California; or Chicago, Illinois

EE / CS Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks an Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in patent litigation (District Court and/or International Trade Commission) with a degree in electrical engineering or computer science. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required. If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=17.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; Palo Alto, California; or Chicago, Illinois

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago.  Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences/pharmaceutical patent litigation with a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, or chemistry.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required.  If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=14.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; Palo Alto, California; or Chicago, Illinois

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Canton, Ohio

Dureska & Moore, LLC, a  sophisticated Intellectual Property Boutique servicing local, regional and global clients in all aspects of IP and located in Canton, Ohio, is seeking a full-time Patent Attorney or Agent with aptitude in mechanical arts.

The ideal candidate will have experience at least in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and patentability investigations. Must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, and be able to work independently and manage multiple ongoing projects. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Joan Anthony, Intellectual Property Assistant, at janthony@dkmiplaw.com, Dureska & Moore, LLC, 4580 Stephen Circle NW, Suite 301, Canton, OH 44718.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Canton, Ohio

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Dallas, Texas

slater-matsilSlater Matsil, a firm based in Dallas, specializing in intellectual property, seeks patent attorneys with strong legal and technical skills to join its growing practice. This position involves representing foreign and domestic clients in all aspects of patent law. Career opportunities include patent preparation and prosecution work; client advice and counseling; and IP licensing and litigation activities. We actively encourage professional growth and career development. As such, attorneys are given frequent and meaningful client contact, have substantial interaction with firm management, and are supported in their efforts to develop new client relationships and business opportunities. Compensation exceeds market rates for highly skilled and motivated individuals.

Ideal candidates should have a J.D. degree (top ten percent of law school class), plus engineering experience or an advanced technical degree in the electrical, telecommunications, semiconductor, mechanical, chemical, material sciences, physics, or computer science, and 2-5 years of patent law experience. Strong candidates without an engineering experience or an advanced engineering degree will be considered. Current membership in good standing of any U.S. state bar and eligible to practice patent law before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office required.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Dallas, Texas

Patent Agent / Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – Multiple Locations

Bija Capital Advisors, LLC., a boutique IP Strategy and Development firm, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to join our team. Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and candidates with at least three to five years of domestic patent prosecution experience in these fields with a top law firm are preferred.

Our atmosphere is charged with energy, as we strive to help our clients develop top quality IP portfolios for their exciting, dynamic businesses. We work across a wide range of interesting technology areas for both start up and large corporate clients.

The primary responsibility of this position is to prepare the highest quality draft patent applications for our clients. This role places the candidate between the inventors and marquis outside counsel IP law firms who we partner with to file and prosecute the patent applications.

Applicants must have strong writing skills and a willingness to learn, and need to be interested in being part of a rapidly growing, exciting and unique opportunity. The successful candidate is a flexible self-starter, is well organized, and has a can-do attitude. The person in this position is preferably already licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

This is a full-time, exempt position and is intended to be located in either the Boston or the Tampa/Clearwater area.  Telecommuting/relocation is also an option. Travel is required.

Contact
Applicants can send a copy of their resume, law and engineering transcripts and cover letter to recruiting@bijacapital.com. No recruiters please.

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts; Tampa, Florida; or telecommute

Legal Research and Writing Professor – Education – Columbia, Mo.

mizzou-lawThe University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, nine-month appointment in its Legal Research and Writing program for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The program is a four-credit, two-semester, graded course sequence. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching two sections of Legal Research & Writing during the fall semester and two sections of Advocacy & Research during the spring semester, plus two additional courses to be determined by curricular needs and the legal writing professor’s interests. These courses may involve participation in or oversight of a student success program.

The law school seeks an applicant who will be a collaborative member of an autonomous three-member team that will make decisions about the program, and one who is passionate and reflective about teaching and dedicated to student learning.

Qualified applicants will hold a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and experience in the practice of law. The ideal candidate would also have experience teaching legal research and writing.

Contact
Applications should be made through the university’s online application system.

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Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Columbia, Missouri

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

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.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Houston, Texas

Junior US Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Munich, Germany

2spl2SPL is a German patent law firm seeking junior US patent attorneys for our office in Munich, Germany. Thus, candidates must be willing to relocate to Munich, Germany.

Candidates should have strong technical skills in electrical engineering and/or physics. Experience in drafting and/or prosecuting patent applications for telecommunications-related and/or semiconductor-related inventions would be a plus.

Successful candidates will form a small U.S. team within the firm to draft, prepare and prosecute our clients’ U.S. patent applications and to coordinate their world-wide patent prosecution activities.

We would also provide support in becoming a European and/or German Patent attorney.

The international city of Munich in Bavaria offers exceptional cultural, artistic, outdoor activities in the heart of Europe close to the Alps and lakes. Munich can be considered as the heart of German industries and technologies as well as the European and German patent system.

2SPL offers a salaried position with indefinite term in Munich, Germany. Candidates can expect a 40-hours-per-week contract in a pleasant working environment within a dynamic team of patent professionals. Work/life balance and job satisfaction while offering competitive salaries is important to us.

Candidate Qualifications

Must have passed the USPTO patent bar. 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. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elect. Eng., Computer Eng. or Physics is preferred. Actual engineering experience is a plus. German language skills are not required.

Contact
To apply, please email Alexander Lehmann at mail@2spl.de.

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

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Des Moines, Iowa

logoMcKee, Voorhees & Sease seeks a full-time associate patent attorney or a patent agent to join its growing Mechanical Practice Group in its Des Moines office.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and are preferably registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates will be considered who demonstrate a strong knowledge of patent prosecution in the mechanical and/or electrical fields. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Candidates having 1-3 years of experience in patent prosecution in this field are preferred.

Since 1924, McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. (“MVS”) has been Iowa’s pre-eminent intellectual property boutique law firm. We strive to help our clients obtain and protect their intellectual property rights through patents, trademark, and copyright registrations; representing our clients in transactional work such as licensing when these rights are transferred; and litigating when these rights are involved in controversy. With 17 attorneys, several patent agents, and technical specialists, and a strong support staff, MVS is a full-service intellectual property boutique providing attorneys and agents with a collegial atmosphere, training and mentoring, and a competitive salary and benefits package.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact
Please send resume in confidence to Luke T. Mohrhauser via email at luke.mohrhauser@ipmvs.com.

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

Assistant General Counsel (Patents & Trade Secrets) – Large Corporation – Portland, Ore.

nikeNike seeks an experienced patent lawyer to serve as its Assistant General Counsel – Patents & Trade Secrets, reporting directly to Nike’s Chief Patent Counsel.  In this role, you will be responsible for providing strategic patent and legal advice to Nike’s business and innovation teams on a global scale.  You will collaborate with professionals managing Nike’s patent portfolios and support Nike’s IP litigation and transactions teams on patent issues as needed.

Core Responsibilities

  • Advising senior management, technical and business stakeholders on patent matters
  • Setting and implementing a patent strategy for Nike’s latest innovations
    • Interacting with patent offices throughout the world in order to accelerate the issuance of Nike’s patented innovations
  • Managing outside patent counsel both domestically and globally
  • Developing, coordinating and reviewing patent research and analysis projects, including prior art searches, competitive intelligence, landscapes, patentability analyses, portfolio analyses, infringement/non-infringement analyses, validity/invalidity analyses
  • Coordinating and managing patent committees
  • Setting and implementing patent policies
  • Developing and implementing internal systems and processes for managing Nike’s IP
  • Leading in-house patent professionals in managing patent harvesting and prosecution
  • Spearheading internal education initiatives and trainings related to patents
  • Managing freedom to operate projects
  • Conducting patent purchase due diligence and collaborating on patent acquisition transactions
  • Conducting trade secret audits, implementing trade secret protection measures, training innovation and business groups about trade secret best practices, providing trade secret advice and counseling
  • International travel as needed
  • Providing such other IP support as needed

Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctorate degree
  • USPTO membership
  • A technical degree recognized by the USPTO
  • Proven leader with 10+ years of experience in patent and IP matters
  • Experience managing teams of IP professionals
  • Registered and in good standing with at least one State Bar
  • Experience in a corporate legal environment, on a global scale, preferred
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills required
  • Superior organization and project management skills
  • Strong communication skills with innovators, technologists and senior business leaders
  • Strong interpersonal skills; a team player able to establish and build partnerships at all levels of the innovation and legal community
  • Must have the ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Needs to be a hands on “doer” with the ability to work independently
  • The ability to work across multiple time zones with Nike employees and partners in the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://jobs.nike.com/portland/legal/jobid10538192-assistant-general-counsel-patents-.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

The heart of Nike is built around one simple idea -- innovate.  Whether that innovation is called Nike Air or Nike Free or Nike Flyknit, the principle is the same: think something that nobody has thought before and create product that is uniquely innovative and uniquely Nike. So take chances.  Think bigger than the next achiever.  Just know one thing.  The more you succeed, the higher we’ll raise the bar.

Senior Patent Counsel – Other – Washington, D.C. / Telecommute

Unifiedpatents.Unified Patents Inc. is expanding and is seeking a registered patent attorney with Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and inter partes review petition drafting and litigating experience, preferably with a background in electrical engineering or computer science.

Experience

  • Prior art research
  • Monitoring ongoing litigations, secondary market analyses, and demand letter activity
  • Validity and patentability analyses
  • Drafting, filing, and litigating patent office proceedings, in particular, inter partes reviews
  • Depositions, oral hearing, appellate practice, and litigation
  • Support senior patent attorneys in ongoing matters
  • Provide backup support for docketing, efiling and other IP functions

Requirements

  • Experience with PTAB proceedings, including drafting petitions, filing, litigating before the Board, and deposition experience a must.
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Bar passage required.
  • Two to five years of experience practicing before the Board preferred.
  • Patent Office examination experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • EE or CS undergraduate degree required, MS or PhD preferred

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://www.unifiedpatents.com/jobs/.

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Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Washington, D.C. or telecommute

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Canton, Mass.

dalyDaly, 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
E-Mail resume to recruiting@dc-m.com or fax (781-401-9966) to Hiring Attorney, Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee LLP, 354A Turnpike St. - Suite 301, Canton, MA 02021.

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

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

baker-bottsBaker Botts L.L.P. is seeking an experienced Patent Agent. As part of the firm’s Intellectual Property team, this position is responsible for performing highly complex and sensitive client work requiring a high level of professional capability and skill. The primary responsibilities of this position include preparing draft patent applications and draft response to communications from the USPTO. This role assists attorneys in the delivery of quality legal services to clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. The person in this position should have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering, be a self-starter and have a can-do attitude, possess excellent administrative skills, must have excellent academic credentials, experience writing patent applications. The person in this position must be qualified to sit for the patent bar, and preferably already be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is a full-time, exempt position and is intended to be located in either our Palo Alto or San Francisco Office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering preferred.
  • Qualified to sit for the patent bar, and preferably already be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • 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.
  • Additional hours will be required when necessary to meet established deadlines or stay current with occasional peaks in workload. Flexibility in working overtime evenings and weekends as required by assigned or overflow work.
  • May require local and out of town travel.
  • If resident office is San Francisco, may require regular travel to the Palo Alto office.

Baker Botts L.L.P. is a Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Baker Botts is subject to Executive Order 11246 and is required to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Baker Botts considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.bakerbotts.com/careers/professional-staff.

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

IP Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

stoel-rives-logo_stacked_highres_RGBThe Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP seeks an associate with 4-6 years of relevant experience to join our business IP group which is affiliated with the firm's larger Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group. Candidates must have experience in trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyrights, IP licensing and technology transactions, and some familiarity with data privacy and security, ecommerce, and media and advertising law. The Stoel Rives TIP practice is a multidisciplinary group that includes talented professionals with experience in business, litigation, and technical matters. Strong academic credentials, writing skills, and interpersonal skills are also required. Membership in the Oregon State Bar is preferred, but not required. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Contact
Apply online here: http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=7&FilterJobID=105.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Prosecutor (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioinformatics) – Law Firm – Oakland, Calif.

wavs-ipWeaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP, a growing East Bay patent firm, is seeking experienced Patent Attorneys or Agents with backgrounds in chemistry, chemical engineering, and bioinformatics and at least two years of drafting and prosecution experience. We are located near Oakland City Center, a short BART ride to San Francisco. We offer immediate exposure to interesting clients, various career path options, and a competitive percentage-based compensation plan to provide you with autonomy and control over your practice.

Contact
To apply, please email Denise Bergin at dbergin@wavsip.com. Please include writing samples that include at least one published patent application and a published Office Action response.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Oakland, California

Patent Associate Attorney (E.E.) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

cantor-coburnCantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, seeks a patent associate attorney with a degree in electrical engineering.  With sufficient patent experience, the candidate may work in any of the firm’s locations: Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Detroit; or Houston.  In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was 7th in the country for utility patents, 3rd for design patents, and 7th for trademarks, as well as being the fastest growing patent law firm in the country.  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.

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.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; or Houston, Texas

Associate Counsel (IP Policy) – Other – Washington, D.C.

bioBiotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

The Associate Counsel, IP Policy, will conduct legal research and analysis on a wide range of intellectual property and technology transfer matters, and will participate in the development and implementation of BIO’s advocacy at the state, federal and international levels.

Responsibilities will include analysis of judicial or agency decisions, and proposed legislation or regulations; preparation and review of public comments, testimony, presentations, press releases, amicus briefs, and other official BIO statements; operational support for BIO's IP-related committees; managing communications with IP professionals at BIO’s member companies; advising BIO’s policy and advocacy departments on IP matters and assuming primary responsibility for policy development in selected areas; developing IP-related educational content for BIO-organized meetings and publications; representing BIO’s IP interests in advocacy meetings and at public events; and coordinating BIO's technology transfer priorities.

A law degree, admission to a state bar, and admission to the patent bar are required. A life sciences degree in a relevant field is expected. The ideal candidate should have 5 or more years of work or equivalent experience, preferably 2 or more years as a patent lawyer in a corporate, law firm, or government practice.

Experience with technology transfer and IP licensing, and a solid basic understanding of the drug, biologic, and agricultural regulatory processes will be a plus. Experience in the biotechnology industry highly valued.

The candidate must have an ability to present complex information in succinct and accessible form, must display an aptitude for credible advocacy, and be a personable, strong communicator who develops and maintains constructive relationships with relevant stakeholders in government, industry, and civil society.

Contact
To apply, please email Julia McGrath at hr@bio.org.

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Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

IP Attorney (Associate / Partner) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

mcHattieThe McHattie Law Firm, a dynamic and “quirky” boutique law firm specializing in intellectual property, general corporate, litigation and employment law, seeks a patent attorney with 5+ years of substantive patent prosecution and an alternative discipline (general corporate, litigation, employment, immigration) experience on a full or part-time basis. The attorney should be experienced in one or more technical patent prosecution area, including by way of example, medical devices, electrical engineering, iot, communications, data management, robotics, software architecture or mechanical engineering.

The candidate must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment and communicate effectively, be a positive influence in the office, and be a team player who works well under pressure.​ Compensation is commensurate with experience. Portable business a plus.  Please reply with two (2) writing samples that include at least one issued patent and one published patent application. Preferably writing samples should not be more than three years old.

Contact
This is an extremely desirable opportunity for the right candidate. We are a highly-productive, successful & fun law office with exciting prospects (see www.cove.ie and www.mchattielaw.ie). Please email resume to trademarkscopyrights@yahoo.com along with compensation requirements using the subject "IP Attorney Position."

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boonton, New Jersey; Winter Park, Florida; or Dublin, Ireland

Senior Patent Engineer – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

patent-law-worksAs a Senior Patent Engineer for Patent Law Works LLP, you will oversee the full life cycle development of patents. The Senior Patent Engineer writes patent applications and advocates for the patentability of patent applications pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO").

Once filed, the application is referred to as a pending patent application. Examiners at the USPTO review the pending application and compare the claims against known technology described in documents called "prior art." If the patent application contains an invention that is new and non-obvious in view of the prior art, a patent is granted. If not, a rejection is issued citing one or more documents of prior art that may describe the invention. The Senior Patent Engineer then studies the prior art and develops technical and legal arguments showing that the references do not describe the invention.

As a Senior Patent Engineer, you will research technologies and inventions to determine if preexisting patents may prevent a patent from being issued or from providing the desired level of protection. You will prepare and draft portions of the patent application for review by the supervising attorney and the client, with an eye toward anticipating any questions or objections the reviewer at the U.S. or foreign patent office may have.  A Senior Patent Engineer may also communicate with the U.S. patent office and with persons handling foreign patent applications with regard to various issues arising in a patent application, including responding to a rejected application.

Additionally, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Analyze invention disclosures and other technical documents to identify novel aspects of particular technologies.
  • Conduct and interpret prior art searches.
  • Assist in the preparation, drafting, filing, and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
  • Support activities involving technology-based companies.
  • Determine the needs of end users of technical documentation.
  • Study product samples and talk with product designers and developers.
  • Revise documents as new issues arise.
  • Mentor junior patent engineer

Desired Qualifications

Education:
Master’s degree; equivalent foreign education acceptable in the following academic disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering; Masters in Intellectual Property if B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering AND 1 year of post-degree progressive experience is required

OR

Bachelor’s degree; equivalent foreign education acceptable in the following academic disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering AND 3 years of post-degree progressive experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
A working knowledge of databases, machine learning, data warehousing, object-oriented programming; an understanding of wireless communications, embedded systems, hardware  design/layout, or semiconductor manufacturing. Experience or knowledge through academic coursework in drafting technical specifications, research papers, or whitepapers. English fluency and capability to expend 80% of workweek drafting technical documents. Ability to work evenings or weekends, if necessary. Must have prepared 20 patent applications to the patent office. Applicant will undergo writing test evaluating patent drafting capability and submit writing sample.

Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience. Full benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and 401K.

Contact
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, a writing sample, law school transcript, and undergrad and graduate school (if applicable) transcripts to careers@patentlawworks.net.

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

Senior Patent Associate – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

patent-law-worksPatent Law Works LLP is an innovative Silicon Valley style IP boutique looking to hire a mid to senior level patent associate for its Salt Lake City office with at least four or more years of patent prosecution experience.

As a lateral Patent Associate, you would be expected to assimilate quickly so you could work directly with clients on their patent matters. You would primarily be preparing and prosecuting patent applications for a number of great companies, including innovative VC-backed startups, Silicon Valley research labs, and premium mid and large-cap high-technology companies.  You would also counsel clients on patent strategy and due diligence matters. More information about Patent Law Works is available at http://www.patentlawworks.com.

We consider an employee’s mindset to be one of his or her most valuable assets. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about working at the firm, look at problems as opportunities for improvement, take pride in his or her work, listen and accept critical feedback, advocate for his or her position when necessary, and passionately fulfill his or her responsibilities.

Candidates are also expected to write well (a critical component of the job), have strong academic credentials, and a technical degree (B.S., M.S., or PhD) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent. We will also consider candidates with technical degrees in other areas who have practical computer programming experience obtained while working in industry.
Our firm has a diverse, positive, collaborative, and hard-working culture. We take pride in doing excellent work and strive to be the best at what we do.

Contact
If you share our vision and passion, please apply by sending cover letter, resume, a writing sample, law school transcript, and undergraduate and graduate school (if applicable) transcripts to careers@patentlawworks.net.

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