Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Lowe Hauptman Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice.  Capability in all aspects of semiconductor inventions 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.  The key attributes of a successful candidate for this position are talent, insight, attention to detail and outstanding writing ability.

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

IP Paralegal/Docketing Specialist – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has an immediate opening in our Milwaukee office for a Paralegal/Docketing Specialist in our Intellectual Property Department. This is a rare opportunity for the well-qualified candidate to join a dynamic and growing legal department at a large, established law firm that offers career growth potential as the practice grows. You will assist and support timekeepers in meeting the needs and demands of their clients in patent- related matters in the Intellectual Property practice area. You will join an award-winning team with a sophisticated practice. Their philosophy involves a synergistic approach to intellectual property protection and intangible asset management.

Responsibilities

  • Learn all phases of the patent process and procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain docket.
  • Assist registered practitioners with filings with US Patent Office.
  • Assist registered practitioners with communications with foreign counsel.
  • Communicate with the USPTO.
  • Open new clients and matters and follow all appropriate procedures for this process.
  • Enter data for new cases in appropriate database and task the appropriate attorney for all deadlines.
  • Check CPI Database and keep updated.
  • Run all appropriate docket reports on weekly and monthly basis.
  • Enter incoming and outgoing correspondence into CPI docketing system daily.
  • Print and docket correspondence from PAIR receive daily.
  • Prepare and send quarterly annuity/MF letters to clients.
  • Research and review files, databases and other resources to obtain information.
  • Organize docket deadlines.
  • Effectively prioritize daily workload based on available time and deadlines.
  • Assist timekeepers with managing priorities, deadlines and docket.
  • Organize and maintain files.
  • Take an interest in client matters and gain background knowledge about clients and their businesses.
  • Take lead on preparing client correspondence and substantive patent prosecution documents.
  • Analyze and identify resources to increase efficiency and add value to services we provide.

Qualifications

  • Experience in all phases of the patent process and familiarity in the U.S. Patent Office is preferred, but we will train the right candidate.
  • General understanding of patent docketing procedures is preferred, but we will train the right candidate
  • Interest and ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Positive attitude and good people skills.
  • Excellent written, oral and e-mail communication skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and make practical decisions.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Must take initiative and be comfortable working in a deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle/complete multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Outstanding customer service/interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail with a commitment to accuracy.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, vocabulary and language skills.
  • Efficient, flexible and patient.
  • Ability to display complete discretion and tactfulness with confidential information.
  • Bachelors' Degree required.

Contact
Our constant focus is on superior client services. If you can demonstrate the skills and commitment required for this position, we welcome you to discover the Reinhart Advantage. Please forward your resume along with a cover letter to: Cindy Miilu-Draper Employee Relations & Staff Recruiting Manager Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. 1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700 Milwaukee, WI 53202 Or e-mail Cindy at: cmiilu@reinhartlaw.com

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

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

Austin Rapp & Hardman, a boutique patent firm in Salt Lake City, UT, is seeking an experienced patent attorney or agent, or IP litigator. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution or IP litigation and strong writing skills. A degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or computer science is preferred. Candidates with backgrounds in other disciplines will still be considered, particularly if seeking a position associated with IP litigation. Depending on experience and other considerations, this position offers the possibility of working remotely from anywhere in the U.S.

Contact
Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Shaun Julian at julian@austin-rapp.com. Only individual applicants; no agencies please.

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

Patent Attorney / Design Lawyer – Law Firm – Silver Spring, Md.

SAIDMAN DesignLaw Group is seeking an experienced, highly skilled design lawyer.  We are a boutique’s boutique, a small law firm specializing in a unique IP niche -  design law -  the protection and enforcement of IP rights in the aesthetic appearance of our clients’ products.

The firm’s practice includes worldwide strategic procurement and enforcement of design patents/registrations for this country’s most design-forward companies, consulting for other litigators as experts in design patent and trade dress law, analyzing infringement and validity of design patents, conducting and supporting litigation and design enforcement efforts, and preparing and prosecuting mainly design, but some utility, patent applications.  The firm also handles design copyright, trademark and trade dress matters.

If you are registered to practice before the USPTO, have 2-5 years of experience as a design patent lawyer, and are looking for an opportunity to increase your design law expertise, this is an outstanding opportunity to collaborate with an established leader in this burgeoning field.  The ability to work independently, at a high level, is important.  Litigation and strategic counseling skills, and experience in trademark and/or copyright matters, would be a plus.  The successful applicant’s resume will reflect bar leadership, publications, speeches, and a stellar academic record.

This is an unusual opportunity for a unique individual.  We are not your typical workaholic law firm.  Our lawyers find deep satisfaction in the design law work, representing sometimes demanding design-conscious clients, but in a congenial, non-corporate atmosphere that emphasizes quality over quantity.

Contact
If this appeals to you, and you meet the stated qualifications, please send your c.v. and a legal writing sample to recruiter@designlawgroup.com. For more information about us, see www.designlawgroup.com. No calls, please.

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

Patent Engineer – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

RPX RPXis seeking an experienced 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 Attorney – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Webb Law Firm, The Webb Law Firma fast-growing Pittsburgh-based intellectual property law firm with a long-standing history, is seeking associate candidates with a technical background in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Chemistry.  The firm is seeking qualified candidates holding at least a Bachelor of Science degree, a J.D. from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 1-3 years of experience as an IP attorney.  Industry experience, or experience in software development for web-based applications, mobile devices, Internet or social media is a plus.

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

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

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

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

Dentons Dentonsis seeking a patent attorney, patent agent, or technical advisor with at least 3 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience to join our Intellectual Property & Technology practice group. The ideal candidate will have experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to electrical, computer science, physics, telecom, mechanical, and materials. Registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office is required, though we will consider technical advisors that are qualified to sit for the registration exam. This is not a partnership-track position. The position is located in DC, but the candidate can work from any Dentons US office.

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

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

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Tysons Corner, Va.

Jones Robb, PLLC Jones Robb, PLLCis seeking full-time registered patent attorneys and patent agents with 2-8 years relevant experience to work in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, including complex Patent Office proceedings, and working on other patent related counseling matters, including opinions and strategic patent portfolio development.

Requirements
Qualified candidates will have the ability to work in a team environment and preferably have technical backgrounds in electrical engineering, software or mechanical engineering. Candidates must also have a degree from a top law/post graduate school, good academics, and two or more years of significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Ideal candidates have experience with complex Patent Office proceedings, client counseling with opinion drafting, or other related patent practice experience.

Contact
To apply, please email your resume, under- and post-graduate transcripts, and a writing sample to: nancy.peters@jonesrobb.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia

Jones Robb is an established, patent law-firm that offers its professionals the opportunity to work on exciting, diverse technologies and challenging legal issues. Attorneys at all levels work directly with clients that include Fortune 500 companies as well as large and small privately-owned companies. This allows for self-starting individuals to grow professionally and personally in a collegial and team-oriented setting.

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

Arnold & Porter LLP Arnold & Porter LLPhas an opening for a Patent Law Clerk or Patent Scientist in the Washington, D.C. office.  The Patent Law Clerk or Scientist will be directly supervised by an attorney and get individualized patent law training.  Ideal candidates will be organized, detail-oriented and able to follow up on instructions independently.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing and filing new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents; conducting client technology and patent portfolio assessments; supporting business development and managing large domestic and foreign dockets.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or significant graduate level experience in plant biology, molecular genetics, or biochemistry as well as excellent academic credentials, strong oral and written communication skills.    Law school or prior legal training or enrollment in law school is not required.  Relevant legal experience is preferred.  Benefits include a competitive salary and a tuition reimbursement program when applicable.  Please include a cover letter, resume, school transcript(s) and a writing sample with your online application.

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran's status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.  Arnold & Porter LLP is an EO Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability

Contact
Apply online by clicking on this link: http://www.arnoldporter.com/jobs.cfm?u=PatentLawClerk&action=view&id=617.

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

Patent Prosecution 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

Chemistry Associate, Patent Agent or Scientific Advisor – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga.

Pabst Patent Group LLP Pabst Patent Group LLPis seeking an Associate,  Patent Agent or Scientific Advisor to join its Atlanta based Chemistry Patent Prosecution Practice.

Qualifications Include

  • Advanced Degree in Chemistry (Organic or Polymer preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Patent prosecution experience a plus

Job Responsibilities Include

  • Drafting patent applications
  • Drafting responses to office actions for domestic applications
  • Drafting instruction letters to foreign associates regarding responses in foreign jurisdictions
  • Conducting prior art searches
  • Assisting with patent related opinions (patentability, invalidity, non-infringement, freedom to operate)

Pabst Patent Group offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package.

Contact
Interested candidates should send resumes, transcripts and two original writing samples to recruiting@pabstpatent.com.

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

Pabst Patent Group LLP is an intellectual property law firm specializing in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical patent law. The firm focuses on obtaining commercially meaningful intellectual property protection for its clients, including academic and research institutions, start-up companies, corporations, and investment firms.

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; San Francisco, California; or Austin, Texas

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.

Associate – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa.

K&L GatesThe global law firm of K&L Gates seeks to hire a junior associate to join their dynamic Intellectual Property Procurement and Portfolio Management practice in the Pittsburgh office.

The ideal candidate must have a background in mechanical engineering and up to three years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Candidates must also be admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and have a J.D. from an accredited law school and be admitted to practice and in good standing before one or more state bars. The associate will be involved in a variety of intellectual property matters, including those involving patent, trademark and copyright preparation, prosecution and counseling, licensing, opinion work and litigation support.

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope.

At K&L Gates, we embrace our core values. We believe in hiring collaborative, committed, and diverse teams; using state-of-the-art technology; offering continuous professional development training; and promoting pro bono and diversity initiatives. Most importantly, we strive to cultivate an environment that celebrates talented legal professionals.

Visit http://www.klgates.com to learn more about the firm.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.klgates.com/junior-mechanical-engineering-ip-patent-associate-lateral/. K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Associate – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa.

K&L GatesThe global law firm of K&L Gates seeks to hire a  junior associate to join their dynamic Intellectual Property Procurement and Portfolio Management practice in the Pittsburgh office.

The ideal candidate must have a background in electrical engineering up to three years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Candidates must also be admitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and have a J.D. from an accredited law school and be admitted to practice and in good standing before one or more state bars. The associate will be involved in a variety of intellectual property matters, including those involving patent, trademark and copyright preparation, prosecution and counseling, licensing, opinion work and litigation support.

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope.

At K&L Gates, we embrace our core values. We believe in hiring collaborative, committed, and diverse teams; using state-of-the-art technology; offering continuous professional development training; and promoting pro bono and diversity initiatives. Most importantly, we strive to cultivate an environment that celebrates talented legal professionals.

Visit http://www.klgates.com to learn more about the firm.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.klgates.com/junior-electrical-engineering-ip-patent-associate-lateral/. K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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

Oliff PLC, Oliffa full service IP law firm that is seeking Patent Attorneys or Agents with a background in Chemistry for its Alexandria, Virginia office.  Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years of solid patent prosecution experience in a law firm, and some experience drafting patent applications is preferred.  Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP Practice.  Competitive salary and benefit package.

Contact
Email cover letter and resume to hr@oliff.com. EOE.

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

Patent Attorney / Design Lawyer – Law Firm – Silver Spring, Md. (Updated)

SAIDMAN DesignLaw Group is seeking an experienced, highly skilled and entrepreneurial design lawyer.  We are a boutique’s boutique, a small law firm specializing in a unique IP niche -  design law -  the protection and enforcement of IP rights in the aesthetic appearance of our clients’ products.

The firm’s practice includes worldwide strategic procurement and enforcement of design patents/registrations for this country’s most design-forward companies, consulting for other litigators as experts in design patent and trade dress law, analyzing infringement and validity of design patents, conducting and supporting litigation and enforcement efforts, and preparing and prosecuting mainly design, but some utility, patent applications.  The firm also handles design copyright, trademark and trade dress matters.

If you are registered to practice before the USPTO, have 5-10 years of experience as a design patent lawyer, and are looking for an opportunity to cultivate your design law practice, this is an outstanding opportunity to collaborate with an established leader in this burgeoning field.  The ability to work independently, at a high level, is critical.  Business savvy and supervisory experience with younger lawyers are pluses, as would be litigation and strategic counseling skills, management, and experience in trademark and/or copyright matters.  The successful applicant’s resume will reflect bar leadership, publications, speeches, and a stellar academic record.

This is an unusual opportunity for a unique individual.  We are not your typical workaholic law firm.  Our lawyers find deep satisfaction in the design law work, representing sometimes demanding design-conscious clients, but in a congenial, non-corporate atmosphere that emphasizes quality over quantity.

Contact
If this appeals to you, and you meet the stated qualifications, please send your c.v. and a legal writing sample to recruiter@designlawgroup.com. For more information about us, see www.designlawgroup.com. No calls, please.

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

Associate/Of Counsel Attorney – Law Firm – Houston, Texas

International IP Law Group (IIPLG) is seeking Associate Attorneys or Of Counsel Attorneys to prepare and prosecute patent applications in technical areas relating to computer science, computer engineering, software, chemical and mechanical arts.

The position is full time for our Houston office.  IIPLG offers a flexible work environment and some telecommuting is possible.  A wide range of employee benefits is provided.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • 2-3 years relevant experience

Contact
Please send your resume, complete transcripts, a writing sample and salary history to Nathan Stacy at office@iiplg.com.

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

IP Associate – Law Firm – Denver, Colo. (Updated)

Fox Rothschild LLP Fox Rothschildhas an opening in the Denver, CO office for an Intellectual Property associate with 2-4 years of IP litigation and patent prosecution experience. The ideal candidate must be a registered patent attorney and licensed to practice in the State of Colorado or willing to become licensed in Colorado. Superior academic record and excellent writing skills required. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE. We are currently not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/jobListing.aspx?id=19327353545.

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

Patent Attorney or Patent Agent – Law Firm – Gainesville, Fla.

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

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

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

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. or Denver, Colo.

Volentine & Whitt, PLLC Volentine-&-Whitt,-PLLCseeks senior patent attorneys for preparation and prosecution work for variety of domestic and foreign clients. Minimum 10 years recent experience preparing applications and responses. Background in electrical arts only. Positions can be remote from firm’s main office in metro DC area. Primary responsibilities include application drafting and prosecution before USPTO. Please include at least one application and three prosecution matters drafted in past 6 months.

Contact
To apply, please email Bill Francos at: wfrancos@volentine.com.

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

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Arden Hills, Minn.

Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientificis seeking a Patent Counsel to work in its Arden Hills, Minnesota, offices. This person provides legal advice and service on patent, copyright, and trademark matters; evaluates patents and potential product infringement issues; prepares or oversees outside counsel's preparation of patent applications for filing in the U.S. Patent Office; and represents the company in matters relating to intellectual property law, and provides other general legal advice where required.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the company's patent, copyright, trademark and intellectual property legal work.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation and prosecution of the U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications.
  • Reviews Outside Counsel work to ensure the work, methodology, and costs meet Boston Scientific’s expectations.
  • As directed, reviews third party patents for product clearance issues.
  • Facilitates the patent committee meetings by leading discussions, managing action items and delegating responsibility for follow-up items to committee members ensuring resolution of agenda topics.
  • May supervise exempt or nonexempt employees, and manage employee career counseling, performance evaluation, discipline, and time and attendance issues when required.
  • Provides legal advice in preparing and reviewing confidentiality, research, consulting, and other agreements.
  • Provides advice on marketing and promotional material.
  • Conducts IP related diligence on companies and/or third party patent portfolios for possible acquisition or licensing analysis.

Quality System Requirements

  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
  • For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable: Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy. Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.

Qualifications

  • J.D. admitted to a state bar in good standing
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • Strong academic background
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Physics or Biomedical engineering with significant electrical engineering/computer science coursework.
  • Medical Device experience preferred
  • At least one year of IP Litigation practice exposure
  • 3-5 years of law firm or corporate department IP practice experience
  • At least 2 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the area of electrical and computer sciences

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=98822&company=BScientific&username=.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Arden Hills, Minnesota

Patent Agent – Small Corporation – New York, N.Y.

NeoStem NeoStemis seeking a Patent Agent to assist with drafting, writing, and prosecuting patent applications; and, strategically developing patent portfolios, and supporting litigators in the development of enforcement and defense strategies. The ideal candidate will NOT have a JD and will have a strong technical background in Biology and MUST have 2-4 years of patent prosecution experience. NO JDs will be CONSIDERED at this time.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares and drafts patent applications
  • Conducts prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses
  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 100 patents and patent applications
  • Analyzes patents and scientific papers and documents to assist patent attorneys on patent prosecutions in the US and OUS
  • Works closely with business, project teams, general counsel and product development to identify and articulate opportunities for patent protections
  • Supports Patent attorneys in patentability and analysis
  • Coordinates prosecution activities with various departments
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a relevant scientific or life sciences discipline required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 2-4 years of experience with patent prosecution; prior firm experience is a plus
  • DOES NOT require a JD degree and NO JDs wll be considered at this time
  • Must have scientific knowledge and experience in cellular biology/biotechnology
  • Must be available to work minimum 15-20 hours per week
  • Registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) a plus
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, preferably Word and Excel
  • Must have an excellent track record in building effective relationships with other departments and third parties
  • Ability to comfortably interact and clearly communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to manage multiple activities and make complex decisions
  • Must be organizational savvy and action-oriented
  • Ability to manage critical and ambiguous situations to make effective decisions
  • Ability to maximize business results through continuous improvement
  • Strong technical, written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong influencing, planning, organizing, problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Contact
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send a copy of your resume directly to scotton@neostem.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: New York, New York

As a leader in the emerging cellular therapy industry, NeoStem is pursuing the preservation and enhancement of human health globally through the development of cell based therapeutics that prevent, treat, cure, or regenerate damaged or aged tissue, cells and organs and restoring their normal function. Cellular therapy is the process by which new cells are introduced into a tissue to prevent or treat disease, or to regenerate damaged or aged tissue. We believe that cell therapy will play a large role in changing the natural history of diseases as more breakthrough therapies are developed, ultimately lessening the overall burden of disease on patients and their families, as well as the economic burden that these diseases impose upon modern society.

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

Stoel Rives LLP Stoel Rives LLP, a full service regional law firm, seeks an associate attorney with 2 to 3 years of relevant experience to join its Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group.  A technical background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or similar background is required.  Experience in the medical device space is a plus.  USPTO registration is also required.  Strong academic credentials, client service skills, and writing skills are required.  Principals only.  No recruiters, please.  Stoel Rives is an EEO/AA employer.

Contact
To apply, please visit list link: http://www.stoel.com/careersindex.htm.

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

IP Attorney – Law Firm – McClean, Va.

Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., an Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C.Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with three years of work experience, preferably including experience as a USPTO Examiner, and a degree in Computer Sciences or Electrical Engineering.

RMSC is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket. RMSC continues to expand its business serving clients around the world. RMSC provides a congenial work environment and experienced work force.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: McLean, Virginia

IP Attorney – Law Firm – McLean, Va.

Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., an Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C.Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with two to three years of work experience as an Examiner at the USPTO and a degree in Computer Sciences or Electrical Engineering.

RMSC is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket. RMSC continues to expand its business serving clients around the world. RMSC provides a congenial work environment and experienced work force.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: McLean, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Silicon Valley, Calif.

Fountainhead Law Group, P.C. Fountainhead Law Groupis seeking a Patent Attorney.

Are your law firm’s billable hours and rates frustrating your ability to draft and prosecute high quality patent applications for your clients?

Do you find that your clients are just as frustrated?

Fountainhead Law Group, P.C. understands these frustrations and believes we have a better way of practicing patent law.  Our growing patent law firm has an excellent reputation in the technology field.  We are a diverse firm with a growing client base of Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies.  Fountainhead Law Group believes that creating a climate in which attorneys can do high quality work results in happier clients and a far more rewarding experience for our attorneys.

Fountainhead Law Group is currently seeking experienced patent attorneys with strong technical skills, a passion for learning new technologies, and a commitment to quality in patent prosecution. Applicants with experience in software, analog/digital circuits, wireless communications, or networking are encouraged to make inquiries.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibility for this position will be in the area of patent prosecution, with limited opportunity in the areas of pre-litigation patent analysis, patent litigation support, patent opinions, and high tech transactions.

Job Requirements

  • California State Bar
  • USPTO Bar
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • 2+ years of actual engineering or development experience
  • 4+ years of experience in patent prosecution
  • Proven ability to draft and prosecute patent applications
  • Drive to provide top quality work product
  • Strong interpersonal skills with clients and the in-house team

Compensation

  • Generous packages based on billed and collected hours.

Contact
If interested, please email us at: careers@fountainheadlaw.com. Resume must include:

  • Listing of all universities attended and all degrees earned
  • Listing of all professional employment
  • Sample granted patent personally drafted and prosecuted
  • Sample of recently published and personally drafted patent application
  • Two (2) personally drafted sample office action responses to §103 rejections
  • California Bar Number and USPTO Reg. No.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Silicon Valley, California

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Charlotte, N.C. (Updated)

Additon, Higgins, & Pendleton, P.A., Additon, Higgins, & Pendleton, P.A.a boutique intellectual property law firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking an experienced patent attorney or patent agent to immediately join the firm.

The candidate should have a technical background in software, electronics, controls, and the electro-mechanical arts.  Technical knowledge or experience in optics and imaging is a plus.  At least two years of experience in patent prosecution in a U.S. law firm or in house is required as well as excellent ‎communication and time management skills.  The candidate should be capable of drafting patent applications and/or preparing responses to Office Actions with little instruction.  The candidate should also have a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, engineering or a similar technical field.  Admission to practice before the USPTO is required.  Admission to the N.C. bar is a plus.

The successful candidate will have the option of primarily drafting patent applications, primarily prosecuting patent applications, or a mix of both.  Depending on the chosen role, the candidate’s responsibilities may include reviewing invention disclosures, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, coordinating international patent prosecution, and advising clients.  The candidate will work in a team environment, participate in the management of an international‎ patent portfolio, and have significant client involvement.  The firm will consider candidates for part-time and remote work arrangements.

Additon, Higgins, & Pendleton offers a small-firm atmosphere with the sophisticated level of work that comes with an established IP firm.  Our office is located south of uptown Charlotte in Ballantyne Corporate Park.  We offer a competitive salary commensurate ‎with experience and a generous benefits package.

Contact
Candidates should provide a résumé, multiple writing samples, transcripts, and references to: jobs@ahpapatent.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Toler Law Group Toler Law Group is seeking a patent attorney with 1+ years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution and a degree in electrical engineering. We provide IP services to some of the world's most sophisticated technology companies, many of whom are the among the nation's top producers of patents. We work in the areas of electrical engineering and computer-related technology, communications, memory storage, and aerospace.

Contact
Please submit your resume and a writing sample to resumes@tlgiplaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Columbia, Md.

DSM, DSMis seeking a Patent Attorney to work in its Columbia, Maryland, offices.

Challenge
Creation, development, defense and exploitation of the extensive patent portfolio of DSM.

Responsibilities

  • Handles all IP issues for entrusted accounts including filing and prosecuting patent applications, obtaining patents, assessing freedom to operate, evaluating and negotiating IP provisions in contracts, and analyzing third party patents
  • Defends own patents and attacks third party patents having an impact on business activities where appropriate, particularly in written and oral opposition and appeal proceedings before the US Patent & Trademark Office and corresponding proceedings worldwide
  • Supports evaluation of third-party patent estates; assists in formulating recommendations to the business regarding third-party patent estates; and supports oppositions, inter-parties reviews, nullity actions, invalidation actions that are filed against third-party patent estates
  • Prepares Information Disclosure Statements
  • Assists as needed with in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities
  • Assists in Freedom to Operate, non-infringement and invalidity analysis
  • Maintains a high level of patent awareness throughout Business and R&D
  • Helps Management to define and implement an adequate IP strategy aligned with the respective Business Group
  • Advises upon request, Management, Business and/or Legal, on strategic cooperation with external organizations, divestments and freedom to operate
  • Where appropriate, advises and/or prepares the IP relevant and technical part of the pleadings for a lawyer and/or appears in court
  • Builds interactive relationships with customers to ensure proactive involvement with the Business Team
  • Motivates colleagues to consider strategic IP plans as integral to the Business
  • Maintains a high level of awareness of world-wide patent prosecution procedure and practice, with an emphasis on the US

Qualifications

  • Understands scientific, technical, legal and commercial aspects of DSM’s business
  • Possesses necessary communication skills in order to provide and receive information from a large variety of functions (R&D, Business, patent agents worldwide, legal, etc.)
  • Ability to understand, analyze and weigh:
    ocomplex literature in various research fields;

    • data supplied by R&D and/or Business for filing, prosecuting, defending DSM's patent estates and opposing third party patents;
    • the importance and strategic value of inventions; and
    • the relevance of submissions of third parties
  • Ability to  understand the core of an invention and obtain valid and meaningful patent protection vis-a-vis the prior art and DSM’s competitors
  • Ability to choose a convincing line of argumentation when defending DSM's patent rights and challenging assertions of third parties that adversely affect DSM’s patent rights
  • Flexible, able to prioritize and work as part of a large team
  • Ability to handle numerous cases simultaneously, many of which are subject to strict deadlines
  • Specialized knowledge of U.S. patent law
  • Specialized knowledge of international regulations in the field of patent prosecution and various foreign patent systems that are important for DSM’s business
  • JD required with 10 plus  years of industry experience
  • Specialized post-academic knowledge of US patent law, trademark law, industrial designs & models law, unfair competition & copyright law
  • Specialized knowledge of international regulations in the field of IP and various foreign patent systems that are important for Business Group’s business
  • Good communication skills

Contact
Apply by emailing Kim Schwint at: kim.schwint@dsm.com.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Columbia, Maryland

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

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, seeks an attorney, patent agent or technical advisor with an advanced degree in chemistry to work in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut headquarters office.

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

The successful candidate must have an advanced degree in chemistry, Ph.D. preferred, and registration with the USPTO. A successful candidate will also be capable of working on matters in most areas of chemistry including medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical formulations, and polymer chemistry. Patent experience is preferred. Excellent academic credentials, writing, and communications skills are required. The position is in the firm’s Hartford headquarters office in Connecticut. If the candidate has sufficient experience as a patent agent or attorney, he/she can work in the firm’s offices in Alexandria, Virginia; Atlanta; Houston; or Detroit.

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

In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was 10th among U.S. law firms for patents issued, and the firm is nationally ranked in litigation, patents, and trademarks. Cantor Colburn’s clients are among the leading companies around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately-held companies, select high tech startups, and university technology transfer offices.

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

logoFaegre Baker Daniels seeks a partnership-track associate to join the patent prosecution practice of our thriving Minneapolis Intellectual Property Group. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base. Successful candidates will have 2+ years patent drafting and prosecution experience, a technical degree in chemical engineering or an advanced chemistry degree, and be a member of the patent bar. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and have strong written and oral communications skills. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Prosecution Attorney or Patent Agent – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. (WHD), one of Wisconsin’s leading business law firms, seeks a full-time Patent Prosecution Attorney/Patent Agent to join its Intellectual Property Practice Group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This position provides an excellent opportunity for the ideal candidate to work with experienced practitioners across various offices (as well as the opportunity to work with attorneys in our Patent Litigation group in support of patent litigation matters).  WHD recognizes the critical importance of IP to the economy and our clients, and accordingly intends to offer highly-qualified candidates competitive compensation and benefits packages and a high-energy environment with excellent opportunities for continued professional growth.

Responsibilities
Preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a range of industries, including computer science, electronics, semiconductors, telecommunications, and consumer products.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a minimum of two years of prosecution experience and hold a degree in computer science, electrical engineering or physics.  An individual with previous practical experience working in the field of technical expertise is preferred, however not required.  Strong academic credentials and excellent communication skills are required.  All applicants must be admitted to the USPTO.

Contact
To apply, email Laura Fischer at: lfischer@whdlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Nationwide

Loza & Loza, LLPLoza & Loza, LLP's fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking EE patent attorneys with 4 years to 20+ years of solid patent prosecution experience and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent fields. Multiple positions available, including mid-level and senior-level positions.  Current book of business not required. USPTO Patent Bar registration and at least one state bar license required. Knowledge or experience in microprocessors, wireless communications (e.g., LTE, WCDMA, 3GPP), mobile devices, memory devices, 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. This is a unique opportunity for attorneys looking to develop/expand their client base.

Contact
Send your resume and three patent drafting samples (Response to OAs or published applications) by email only to careers@lozaip.com and specify where you saw this ad. Please do not call our office about these positions. No headhunters or recruiters.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

IP Litigation Attorney – Law Firm – San Jose, Calif.

Valorem Law Group LLP is seeking IP litigation attorney with five years or more significant patent litigation experience to join the IP litigation group in the Silicon Valley office.  This attorney will work on complex patent and related complex commercial and technology litigation in federal courts around the United States.

Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Member of the bar of the US Patent and Trademark Office; and Technical degree and/or training, preferably Engineering, Computer Science or Physics.
  • Excellent writing, deposition, pre-trial and trial, and client management experience.

Contact
To apply, please email us at: valoremlawoffice@gmail.com.

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