The Marbury Law Group, PLLC is seeking an experienced, highly qualified IP associate attorney for our Reston, Virginia or Suburban Boston (Burlington, MA) offices.
The candidate will focus mainly on the preparation and prosecution of patents in one or more of the following areas: chemistry (primarily organic) or chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductor devices and processing, materials science/nanotechnology, clean technology, telecommunications (i.e., wired and wireless communications, hardware and software, networking, etc.), electrical engineering or software for U.S. based clients, and will interface with foreign counsel to obtain international patents for our U.S. based clients.
Portable business is not required. However, the ideal candidate should possess strong client communication and development skills with the desire and ability to take a lead role in managing and growing client accounts.
The ideal candidate is a registered U.S. patent attorney with at least a B.S. in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering. However, candidates with a B.S. or advanced degree in other technical fields will be considered.
The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of patent experience in prosecuting existing and drafting new patent applications or patent examination, preferably with patent or technical experience in one of the fields noted above.
The candidate will focus mainly on the preparation and prosecution of patents in one or more of the following areas for U.S. based clients:
- Electrical: telecommunications (i.e., wired and wireless communications, hardware and software, networking, etc.), electrical engineering, software;
- Chemistry: organic chemistry, chemical engineering or pharmaceuticals;
- Materials/Physics: semiconductor devices and processing, materials science/nanotechnology, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells;
- Mechanical: medical devices, clean technology.
Duties may also include the drafting and analysis of patent re-examinations as well as opinions of counsel; management and direction of foreign counsel; client counseling, infringement analysis, validity analysis, re-examination and reissue request drafting, IP licensing, IP due diligence, and assistance with marketing and client development efforts; possible review and management of junior associate work product for senior candidates; and direction of paralegal staff. In addition, duties may include occasionally supporting our firm’s commercial litigation practice in the litigation of IP matters, including the drafting of pleadings, discovery requests, motions, briefs, reports, etc.
We offer a unique compensation structure which provides a generous base salary with an expectation of 1550 minimum billable hours per year.
For employees who generate over 1550 billable hours per year, we also offer a formula-based bonus for each billed hour over 1550 hours. Total compensation is based on productivity and billable hours, and is projected to be similar to that of large law firms for candidates interested in billing large law firm hours (e.g., ~ 2000 billable hours).
We offer a professional, relaxed, supportive office environment, casual dress, flexible work hours, with a low minimum billable hours requirement, free parking and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health and disability insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, et cetera.
We encourage and support associate attorneys in marketing and developing their own clients. Associate attorneys receive credit for client origination, manage the client relationship with supervision from our partners, and receive a bonus based on the amount of client origination.
Please email cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and writing sample (published patent application preferred) to email@example.com.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Reston, Virginia or Suburban Boston, Massachusetts (Burlington)