Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Michael Bestis seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent for its Chicago office.  The Patent Attorney/Agent must have at least four years of patent prosecution and client counseling experience.  Our ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree (preferably a Ph.D.) with extensive experience in the biological, chemical, physical, life, medical, and/or pharmaceutical sciences.  Admission to the Patent Bar is required.  The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, ability to communicate clearly with clients, and the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing life sciences and chemical practice with a national and international client base.  Founded in 1848, Michael Best has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

To be considered, a candidate must have excellent academic credentials.  The Patent Attorney must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school, and be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which the candidate is admitted to practice.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and law school (if appropriate), advance degree (if appropriate), and undergraduate transcripts.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to age, race, creed, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran or military status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

Contact
To apply, please use this link: http://careers.michaelbest.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=4&FilterJobID=75.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Richmond, Va.

Tredegar Corporation Tredegar Corporationis seeking a Patent Counsel who will report to the Company’s General Counsel and be based in the Company’s Richmond, Virginia headquarters.  This individual will lead all activities associated with the Company’s intellectual property initiatives.  The Patent Counsel will be a strategic partner to the Company’s business units and play a critical part in the Company’s product innovation process, advising design and development teams and business leaders throughout the product life cycle.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Manages the Company’s global patent portfolio.
  • Counsels the Company’s divisions on intellectual property strategy.  Establishes intellectual property policies and procedures that support business objectives.
  • Brings and defends patent oppositions, conducts freedom-to-practice and patent validity studies.
  • Prepares and files, and supervises outside patent counsel in the filing and prosecution of, U.S. and foreign patent applications.
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates joint development, confidentiality, licensing and other technology-related agreements.
  • Monitors competitor’s patents and provides competitive analysis.
  • Provides patent litigation support, as needed.
  • Conducts due diligence and intellectual property audits to assist and support the Company’s business transactions.

Candidate Profile

  • 10+ years of experience as an attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Significant relevant technical background and experience.  Degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and some experience in the polymer field preferred.
  • Practical, results-oriented, proactive self starter with superior analytical, research, drafting, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload based on current needs of the Company.
  • Highly regarded for integrity and teamwork.
  • Sound legal judgment, as demonstrated by ability to find practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work together collaboratively with professionals from across the organization, including engineering, design, sales and marketing.

Contact
To apply, please email Anita de Lorme at: anita.delorme@tredegar.com.

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

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP seeks a patent associate attorney with a degree in electrical engineering or computer science. With sufficient patent experience, the candidate may work in any of the firm’s locations: Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Detroit; or Houston.

The associate will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in the electrical and computer science 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 or computer science. Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have two-to-five years of patent drafting experience in a law firm, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience.   Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills. Competitive salary and benefits package.

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

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

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

IP Attorney – Law Firm – McLean, Va.

Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., an Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Agent/Attorney with three plus years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical disciplines with substantial experience prosecuting applications in their respective technology fields.  The ideal candidate will also have extensive experience in drafting patent applications preferably in the electrical, computer and/or software related fields, with chemical drafting experience being a plus.

RMSC is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis. 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. RMSC is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation discussion to happen at time of interview.

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

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Tokyo, Japan

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

The attorney in this position will be responsible for:

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

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

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

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

Director, Intellectual Property – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is searching for a Director of Intellectual Property. This position can be located in Alexandria, VA, Philadelphia, PA or Pittsburgh, PA.

This position will direct the day-to-day operations of the Section and practice groups; play a prominent role in the execution of the Section strategic plan and lateral hiring; provide financial management and business planning; and provide workload management of Associates and Paralegals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Analyze IP Section practice performance and search for avenues to increase section and practice group efficiency and profitability. Perform detailed analyses of all financial reports for Section. Investigate as necessary, information contained on the reports for clarification or problem solving.
  2. Review and analyze the monthly financial reports prepared by the Accounting Department and recommend corrective action as required. Provide recommendations on how to improve Section performance and implement recommendations. Prepare any ad hoc financial analyses requested by the Section Leadership or Practice Group Leaders.
  3. Participates in the development of the Section and practice group business development plans with Section Leadership, Practice Group Leaders and the COO. Assist Practice Group Leaders with implementation of Group Business Plans.
  4. Assess and keep abreast of the hiring needs of the Section. Assist with due diligence process for lateral recruiting, working in concert with firm-wide Director of Legal Recruiting and Development.
  5. Work with Section Leadership, Practice Group Leaders, COO and other administrative managers to develop and implement business process improvement programs. Serve as the principle liaison with Business Development and Marketing, Information Systems, Finance and Human Resources.
  6. Facilitate communication between Section Leadership and members of the Section. Serve as a sounding board and bring issues to the attention of management.
  7. Monitor and assist in directing the work flow and assignments for Associates and Paralegals of the Section. Monitor Paralegal and IP Section overtime.
  8. Direct administration of Associate, Paralegal and IP Managers evaluation process by generating and distributing forms, obtaining evaluations for HR, preparing summary of evaluation, and scheduling and attending necessary meetings. Evaluate staff performance, as assigned.
  9. Support the Section and Practice Group Leaders in implementing the Attorney and Paralegal business development plans. As needed, serves as a liaison with the Director of Legal Recruiting and Development in coordinating in-house continuing legal education programs, marketing programs and other professional development activities.
  10. Assist in the recruiting for Paralegal and IP Manager job openings.
  11. Implement the strategic plan and overall goals of the Firm within the IP Section.
  12. Assist with the annual budgeting, preparation of Section plans, and Section progress reports.
  13. Attend and participate in Section events such as Section retreat, lunch meetings, Shareholder and Associate meetings, practice group leadership meetings, holiday parties and client receptions.
  14.  Assist in coordination of conflict waivers by reviewing initial determination, providing information to Firm Attorney and overseeing lateral hire conflict checks.
  15. Coordinate IP litigation technology support needs with the Director of Litigation and/or the litigation technology support group.

Required Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or equivalent related work experience
  • 4-6 years of law firm management experience.
  • Experience with and knowledge of common legal practices primarily in IP and IP Litigation.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing budgets.
  • Previous supervisory experience and management of workflow of professional employees.
  • Previous leadership and management experience.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • Ability to write, read, interpret business documents.
  • Strong financial analytical ability. Ability to work with advanced mathematical concepts (probability, percentages, ratios)
  • Ability to solve practical problems with limited standardization.
  • Strong computer skills, preferably MS Office Suite and litigation specific applications.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Contact
To apply to this position visit: https://careers.bipc.com. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team.

IP Associate – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. is a full-service business-oriented law firm with a national client base headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.  Our growing Intellectual Property Department seeks a full-time associate with one to four years of experience in patent counseling and prosecution for our Milwaukee office.  This is a unique opportunity to join and be an integral member of a fast growing and dynamic IP team at a large general practice firm.  For qualified candidates, our IP associates receive nationally competitive salaries.

We are interested in candidates with technical backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, biomedical or computer/software engineering or similar fields.  Candidates must be admitted before the USPTO.  Superior academic credentials are required.

Contact
Please visit our website at www.reinhartlaw.com/careers to submit your application. Only your resume is required at this time. We will contact qualified candidates to request additional information, if needed.

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

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

A Top 25 Intellectual Property law firm in DC is seeking a Patent Prosecution Attorney to join our Mechanical or Electrical group.

Candidates must have the following qualifications: (1) a minimum of $200,000 of portable business, (2) a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, (3) membership in a state bar, and (4) membership in the patent bar.

In this position the attorney will be involved in the prosecution of patent applications, advise clients on questions of patentability and render patentability opinions.

We specialize in patent and trademark prosecution and have maintained long-term partnerships with our clients. Many of our exceptional clients have been working with the firm for over 50 years.

We offer a competitive benefits package and an enjoyable work environment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact
To apply, please email us at: recruiting@uslawpatents.com.

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

Director Licensing – Large Corporation – Pleasanton, Calif.

Roche Roche is seeking a Director Licensing to work in its in Pleasanton, California offices.

Responsibilities

  • Lead Licensing team, including recruitment, mentoring and management of team members
  • Direct all company in- and out-licensing activities
  • Define strategy and manage out-licensing of company patents, including creating policies and template programs as needed
  • Manage execution of in-licensing opportunities
  • Lead negotiations with external partners and recommend deal terms to senior management
  • Administer executed licenses, including informing internal stakeholders of ongoing obligations
  • Manage relationships with key licensing partners

Who you are
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Life Sciences, or BS in Life Sciences with MBA or JD
  • 7-10 years experience in Business Development, Patent Management or Transactional Law in Diagnostics, Biotech, Pharma or Life Sciences industry
  • Track record of success as evidenced by deal sheet. Solid understanding of In Vitro Diagnostics market

Contact
The next step is yours. To apply online today and to learn about other exciting positions, please go to: http://careers.roche.com and enter Job ID #2509487223 in the “Keyword” box underneath the Global Job Search field or directly at http://www.roche.com/careers/jobs/jobsearch/job.htm?id=E-2509487223&locale=en&title=Sr.%20Licensing%20Manager . Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Pleasanton, California

Who we are At Roche, 80,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity, and on seeing each other’s differences as an advantage. To innovate healthcare, Roche has ambitious plans to keep learning and growing – and is seeking people who have the same goals for themselves.

Patent Litigation/Post-Grant Proceedings Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Patent Litigation/Post-Grant Proceedings Associate with a minimum of 4 years of experience in legal research, drafting pleadings, discovery and patent prosecution.  The ideal candidate will have a technical background with a Ph.D. in biotechnology or chemistry.  We seek candidates with transferrable skills and strong academic backgrounds from nationally recognized schools.  Virginia Bar membership preferred.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online at our website at https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0. All applications must be accompanied by a resume, cover letter, all transcripts and a writing sample. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney provides competitive salaries and an attractive bonus program. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Attorney Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, VA; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Pittsburgh, PA

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

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP The Washington, D.C. office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is in search of a first through third year lateral associate to work in the Patent Practice of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Excellent writing skills, superior law school academics, the capacity to manage multiple assignments concurrently, and the ability to produce top quality work with minimal supervision are each required, as well as a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, physics, or biomedical engineering (with an emphasis on electrical and electronics coursework).  Prior law firm or U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) work experience, while not required, is highly preferred.

Responsibilities include drafting and prosecuting patent applications (including reissue applications); working on reexamination and patent litigation matters; drafting infringement, validity, and patentability opinions; and assisting with negotiations and client counseling in the electrical and electro-mechanical arts (including telecommunications, semiconductors, commercial electronics, imaging systems, computers, and Internet-based technologies).

Drinker Biddle offers the opportunity for sophisticated work in a collegial atmosphere, a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Contact
If you meet all of these qualifications, please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript and a technical writing sample to Kara Young, Recruiting Coordinator, at kara.young@dbr.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

Patent Agent or Patent Engineer – Law Firm – Grand Rapids, Mich.

McGarry Bair PC is looking for a Patent Agent or Patent Engineer to help in protecting our clients' intellectual property. You will help analyze the patentability of inventions, including computer searching for related inventions, prepare and help prosecute patent applications, aid in assessing infringement risks for new products, and help guide the development of new products.

Qualifications
The Patent Agent or Patent Engineer positions are a desirable alternative for an engineer or scientist seeking a non-traditional, yet related profession.  The job incorporates technical knowledge with analytical skills, and requires you to apply them in a variety of technical fields.  You will need to learn new technologies quickly and be able to teach others as well.  You must have strong reading and writing skills in the English language.  Strong computer skills, especially computer searching and research skills, are necessary.

The best person for the job is able to succeed in a casual work environment with a client-focused, yet highly professional culture. You should enjoy working with small teams while being independently responsible for your individual tasks. We need a problem solver who is strategically agile, who enjoys variety, who is quick to learn and adapt, and who is unafraid to work intensely with quick responsiveness to rapidly changing client demands.

If you are already a Patent Agent, that is a real plus.  However, for the Patent Engineer, no legal experience is required; we will teach you what you need to know.  You must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science; an advanced degree is a plus but is not required.  Ability to read Japanese and Korean will be helpful.  For the Patent Engineer, opportunities for advancement to become a Patent Agent registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office are available and encouraged.

Contact
Please send your resume and any questions about the position to Ali Heerdt at:

aheerdt@axiosHR.com
Voice: 616-949-2525
Fax: 616-954-2824

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

McGarry Bair PC is an Intellectual Property law firm in Grand Rapids, MI, specializing in all aspects of intellectual property law world-wide, including obtaining, enforcing, and defending patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and agreements. Our prime directive is responsive client service, which we accomplish with a team of hard-working and intelligent people who appreciate a relaxed, blue-jean culture, yet are able to thrive in an independent and sometimes intense work environment.

IP Litigation Attorney – Law Firm – Royal Oak, Mich.

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLCHoward & Howard, a leading Midwest business law firm, is currently accepting resumes for the position of IP Litigation Associate at our Royal Oak, Michigan office. Our associates demonstrate deep commitment to their own careers, to the Firm's standards and Strongly Held Beliefs, and to the vigorous representation of our clients' interests. In return, Howard & Howard provides an environment in which that commitment is supported and rewarded.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 4-7 years experience in IP Litigation
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical technologies
  • Registration to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

About Howard & Howard

 

Contact

Qualified & interested applicants are encouraged to submit resumes to recruiting@howardandhoward.com

For more information, visit our website.

Howard & Howard is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
Qualified & interested applicants are encouraged to submit resumes to recruiting@howardandhoward.com For more information, visit our website. Howard & Howard is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Royal Oak, Michigan

Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Our focused expertise provides us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, and our results-oriented approach to practicing law is a beacon for business owners in search of intelligent counsel that aligns with their business goals. Our Firm operates like a business and promotes a culture based on successful business principles. We focus on maintaining low overhead, providing quality service at competitive hourly rates, and compensation our attorneys based on merit. We foster and reward creativity, collaboration, and accomplishment.

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

Patent Agent / Attorney – Law Firm – Rockville, Md. (Updated)

AuerbachSchrot LLC, AuerbachSchrot LLCan intellectual property law firm in Rockville, MD, is seeking an experienced, USPTO-registered patent agent or attorney to assist in its growing domestic and international biotechnology and high technology patent prosecution practice.

Applicants must have at least 2 years of prosecution experience, preferably in a law firm setting, and be fluent in USPTO and PCT practice and policy. A master’s or Ph.D. degree in immunology or cell biology is required for the position.

Applicants must also have superior and unwavering attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communications skills, high computer proficiency and the ability to independently prioritize and perform multiple tasks and address multiple deadlines.

AuerbachSchrot offers exceptional benefits, training, a competitive compensation package and an opportunity to work in a congenial environment in suburban Maryland. AuerbachSchrot is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact
Applicants should send a copy of their resume and a cover letter, in confidence, to the attention of Ms. Penny Amir at pza@ipatlaw.com. Applicant submissions will be maintained as confidential.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Rockville, Maryland

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

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

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

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

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

Corporate Counsel – Large Corporation – Iowa City, Iowa

Kinze Manufacturing Kinze Manufacturingis seeking a corporate counsel. Provide legal counsel to Kinze ownership, senior management and business units for the following areas: marketing and advertising, business and commercial transactions, intellectual property, litigation, franchise and distribution, antitrust, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.  Cost-effective management and coordination of counsel retained by Kinze for legal matters.

This position requires the ability to work closely with business units to provide fast, accurate, and business-savvy legal counsel to the company and commitment to Kinze’s Mission Statement and Core Values.  Additionally, this position requires vision and a differentiated value proposition for its customers - Kinze business units - with the capability of demonstrating and measuring value to Kinze and Kinze’s bottom line.

Position Duties and Accountabilities

  • Manage Kinze intellectual property portfolio, including analyzing, developing and implementing IP strategies and policies; Prepare patent applications and trademark applications; Conduct patent and trademark searches and freedom-to-operate evaluations; Advise and counsel Kinze ownership, senior management and business units on intellectual property acquisition, protection, and enforcement; Counsel senior management, as well as work directly with engineers, to help shape the development of innovative new products.
  • Prepare contracts, agreements and other legal documents, and policies for compliance with state and federal law; Perform and manage negotiations of agreements with suppliers, contractors, and partners.
  • Advise and counsel Kinze ownership, senior management and business units on matters involving legal interpretation and decisions related to Kinze activities, policy questions and regulations.
  • Cost-effective management and coordination of outside counsel retained by Kinze for legal matters, including managing and tracking budgets, evaluation of fees, and case disposition.
  • Advise and counsel Kinze ownership and senior management on commercial transactions including the acquisition and disposition of businesses and major assets, and commercial contract disputes.
  • Conduct research of state and federal legislation and administrative and court decisions; Research legal problems and make recommendations.

Position Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in agricultural or mechanical engineering
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one state.  Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in patent and trademark prosecution, litigation and business and commercial transaction.  A minimum of 6 years’ experience in department management
  • Possess knowledge of related legal fields,  litigation, franchise and distribution law, antitrust, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions; Experience with mechanical patent prosecution, contract work and technology licensing as well as intellectual property strategy development and implementation.
  • Excellent analytical, writing and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects, independently and often in ambiguous environments under deadline pressure; Ability to coordinate the work of others on projects and assign work to and assist less experienced legal professionals or staff.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Word & Excel, Proficient at legal research on Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and other online legal research platforms
  • Basic clerical skills, establishing daily priorities, handling highly confidential information with discretion, maintain control of files of legal matters
  • Exceptional written communication and negotiation skills. And oral communication and negotiation skills
  • Practical business judgment and strategic thinker, as well as common sense. Highest standards of ethics and professional integrity.
  • Ability to operate with substantial latitude in an informal, fast-paced environment. Capacity to envision practical solutions to the complexities of an innovative business model,
  • Ability to analyze and present issues in an independent and objective manner that fosters critical evaluation and engenders trust
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters
  • Must be resourceful and self-motivated, have ability to work effectively with senior management and meet their requirements as internal clients

Contact
Apply online using this link: http://www.bullhornreach.com/sites/kinzecareers/job/2100130_corporate-counsel-williamsburg-ia.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Patent Litigation Attorney – Law Firm – Seattle, Wash. (Updated)

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLPHagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP is currently hiring a Patent Litigation Attorney for its office in Seattle.  The ideal candidate is someone who is experienced in intellectual property litigation with a focus on patent litigation, wants to continue to develop his or her litigation skills, and is enthusiastic about joining and helping to grow a dynamic, first class intellectual property litigation practice.

Responsibilities

  • Investigating and vetting potential new cases for technical and legal issues
  • Developing and implementing litigation strategy
  • Assisting in discovery, including taking and defending depositions
  • Legal research and drafting briefs, papers and pleadings
  • Identifying, selecting and preparing expert witnesses
  • Presenting argument in hearings, settlement negotiations, mediations, and trials
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Superior academic and employment credentials.
  • J.D. with 3-7 years of litigation experience with a focus on patent litigation.
  • Educational background in hardware, applied physics, electrical engineering, semiconductors and integrated circuits, data or communications networks, software engineering, or computer science a plus but not essential.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong writing, drafting and oral advocacy skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Results oriented, self-starter, with a high level of initiative.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently, shift focus, adapts to changing priorities, and maintains composure in high pressure situations.
  • Must manage highly confidential information with professionalism and unquestionable integrity.

Contact
To apply, email us at: resumes@hbsslaw.com. Please include "Patent Litigation Attorney" in the subject line.

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

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a premier class action and large-scale complex litigation firm, focusing on representing plaintiffs in securities, antitrust, product liability, consumer fraud, employment, environmental, and intellectual property cases. Founded in 1993, HBSS has 9 offices nationwide, and has become one of the nation’s leading firms in these fields. HBSS is consistently listed among the top ten plaintiffs’ firms in National Law Journal’s annual survey.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Allentown, Pa.

Design IP, a small intellectual property boutique law firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, seeks a patent attorney to join our thriving practice.  Candidates must demonstrate strong legal writing and analysis skills.  Ideal candidates will have a chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemistry degree and at least one year of patent preparation and prosecution experience.

We have a robust practice that includes a wide range of technical disciplines and a diverse client base, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.  Although patent preparation and prosecution will be an area of emphasis for this position, there will be opportunities to work in nearly all areas of intellectual property law, including trademark preparation and prosecution, IP opinions and agreements, IP transactions, an IP litigation.

Our attorneys choose their own work/life balance.  Our minimum billing expectation for full time attorneys is very reasonable – 1500 hours per year – and we are welcome experienced attorneys who prefer a flexible or part-time schedule.  Base salaries are based on expected billings and bonuses are paid on a percentage basis for additional billings.  We offer benefits including retirement, health insurance and disability.

We also offer the lifestyle benefits of the Lehigh Valley, including short commute times (less than 15 minutes for most of our attorneys), a reasonable cost of living, excellent public and parochial schools, close proximity to Philadelphia and New York, and minor league hockey and baseball teams.  This is a great place to live and raise a family.

Contact
If you are interested in joining our team, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample in confidence to recruiting@designip.com. An example of patent applications or issued patents for which you drafted the specification and claims, a substantive Office action response, and a legal brief (such as a motion for summary judgment) are preferred as writing samples.

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

Technical Advisor or Patent Agent – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Lee Sullivan Shea & Smith LLP is an intellectual property law firm with offices located in Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas.

We are actively seeking those candidates who are interested in a patent career as a Technical Advisor or Patent Agent. Candidates must have a solid technical background and the ability to quickly learn new technologies. The role involves working directly with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies engaged in protecting new inventions, to startups working on cutting edge technologies. Applicants will be exposed to a variety of technologies in a collaborative environment and will be working directly with inventors to draft detailed patent applications covering the inventors' inventions and to prosecute those applications.

The position will involve the following responsibilities:

- Drafting US patent applications
- Prosecuting patent applications
- Assisting clients with management of patent portfolios and providing recommendations regarding prosecution strategies
- Routinely conducting examiner interviews with the USPTO to expedite prosecution
- Preparing responses to outstanding communications from the USPTO in a timely manner
- Conducting invention disclosure teleconferences with inventors
- Performing complex legal analysis including freedom-to-operate and patentability analysis

A Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or equivalent is required for this position. In particular, we are interested in individuals with familiarity and experience in one or more of the following technologies: computer hardware, computer software, networking, communications, audio, video, and analog circuitry.

Actual USPTO patent preparation and prosecution experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate.  Must have excellent English communications skills, including a strong writing ability, and superior analytical skills.

We offer competitive salaries, insurance benefits, and a 401(k) plan. Most importantly, we offer a challenging and exciting career opportunity in a small firm environment that includes continued exposure to a wide variety of leading-edge technologies.

Openings are available in both Austin, TX and Chicago, IL.

Contact
To apply, please email Neilesh Patel at: patel@ls3ip.com.

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

Patent Attorney/Agent/Engineer – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Gazdzinski & Associates,Gazdzinski & Associates a growing full-service intellectual property law firm, is seeking a technical specialist to join an expanding patent prosecution team. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits; and we welcome resumes from attorneys, patent agents, and/or engineers having 3-5yrs of experience. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide a top-quality work product.

Eligibility and Requirements: Applicants must have technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, or biomedical/biochemistry. Experience in wireless technology is a plus. Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (or qualified to sit for the examination) and have 3-5yrs of patent prosecution experience.

Responsibilities: Patent application preparation, drafting, responding to office actions and general patent prosecution work, conducting prior art searches, drafting clearance/invalidity opinions, client counseling, and other patent-related projects.

Contact
Interested candidates are encouraged to reply with a resume, cover letter, salary history, and a writing sample to: recruiting@gazpat.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Innovation Counsel – Large Corporation – Alameda, Calif.

VF Corporation VF Corporationis looking for a talented and experienced patent attorney to serve as its Innovation Counsel, sitting in Alameda, CA, but reporting directly to the General Counsel of VF.  In this highly visible position, you will support VF’s three Global Innovation Centers (GICs) focused on performance apparel, footwear and jeanswear.  The GICs are a dynamic, entrepreneurial and rapidly growing part of VF that are charged with supporting breakthrough, game changing innovations that will lead the apparel, footwear and jeanswear spaces.

We are looking for someone who has a true passion for innovative technology to advance performance apparel, footwear and jeanswear products.  You will provide strategic patent and legal advice to the GICs to introduce and protect new and innovative technologies.  You will have significant influence on the development and execution of our patent strategy and patent processes.  Responsibilities include client counseling, invention development, inventor education, clearance, patentability and landscape analysis and management of the drafting, filing, prosecuting and maintaining of our growing US and foreign patent portfolio.  Other responsibilities will include collaborating with business leaders to support innovation transactions and strategic partnerships.  The ideal candidate will become embedded with the builders of our newest technologies to encourage the creation and protection of intellectual property to ensure long-term competitive advantage.

Description/Core Responsibilities

  • Proactively engage with business partners to identify and examine potential intellectual property opportunities and encourage the creation and protection of intellectual property to ensure long-term competitive advantage
  • Formulate, implement and drive a patent strategy for the GICs latest innovations
  • Develop, coordinate and review patent research and analysis projects, including prior art searches, competitive intelligence, white space analyses, landscapes, patentability analyses, portfolio analyses, infringement/non-infringement analyses, validity/invalidity analyses and freedom to operate analyses
  • Manage the drafting, filing, prosecuting and maintaining of US and foreign patent portfolio
  • Set and implement patent policies
  • Develop and implement internal systems, processes and innovation technology platform for tracking innovation and intellectual property throughout the organization
  • Drive engagement and use of systems, processes and innovation platform across businesses and departments within the organization
  • Prepare and negotiate agreements including those related to strategic partnerships, joint development programs, University relations, and employment issues
  • Advise on the acquisition, development and commercialization of third party technologies
  • Spearhead internal education initiatives and trainings related to IP and processes
  • Establish and manage legal budget in support of GICs

Qualifications
Education/Experience

  • 5+years of legal experience (with some experience at a law firm) as patent attorney; in-house experience in a large corporate environment preferred
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a technical background
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Skills

  • Understanding of a wide variety of technology areas including materials science, fabric construction, apparel and footwear manufacturing processes and equipment, apparel and footwear design and construction and electronics.
  • Ability to identify effective methods of protecting intellectual property related to the apparel, footwear and jeanswear industries
  • Experience in innovation, R&D or a science/engineering/technical field
  • Strong communication skills with innovators, technologists and senior business leaders
  • Proven track history of supporting innovation
  • Experience with developing and implementing IP strategies and conducting freedom to-operate analyses, IP portfolio analyses, competitive analyses, and/or landscape mapping
  • Have personally prepared and prosecuted patent applications and managed US patent and foreign patent prosecution
  • Experience with IP transactions
  • Experience setting and managing a legal budget
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor
  • Proactive, positive, curious and self-motivated
  • Customer-focused with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently while being able to drive collaboration among cross-functional teams
  • Self-starter, autonomous, and rigorous team player
  • Superior organization and project management skills
  • Able to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Business deal-making and negotiation acumen

Contact
Apply online using this link: https://vfc.taleo.net/careersection/tnf-corporate/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=R-20150803-0054.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Alameda, California

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent – Law Firm – United States (Remote)

Klintworth & Rozenblat IP, an eight patent lawyer/patent agent law firm, is seeking highly-qualified, experienced patent attorneys and patent agents having a minimum of five years of experience and portable books of business in the range of $500,000 or more.

The firm offers the following advantages over the typical law firm:

  • Substantially higher compensation than other firms due to the firm’s reduced overhead and philosophy of paying employees more
  • The ability to telecommute/work remotely from the firm’s Chicago-based office
  • Autonomy and flexibility including control over your billing rate and where, when, and how much you work
  • A stress-free, laid-back environment
  • Collegiality working with colleagues of varied disciplines, averaging approximately 20 years of experience, and hailing from some of the country’s top law firms
  • High-end clientele including Fortune 500 Companies and Universities
  • Very few conflicts due to the firm’s size

Further information regarding the firm, including the CV's of each of the firm's team members, can be found at the firm's website.

Contact
To apply, email Tim Klintworth at: tklintworth@kandrip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: United States (Remote)

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Nationwide

Loza & Loza, LLP Loza & Lozais looking for patent prosecution attorneys who have a proven record of client development (even a few solo inventor clients) and 4 years to 25 years of solid patent prosecution experience.  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 is required.

A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or equivalent fields is required. USPTO Patent Bar registration and at least one state bar license required.  Engineering experience in microprocessors, cryptography, encryption, wireless communications (e.g., LTE, WCDMA, 3GPP), mobile devices, memory devices, software development, and/or computer technologies preferred.

Our firm includes tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. Attorneys set their own work schedule, set their own hourly rate(s), 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.

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Palo Alto, Calif.

DuPont's DuPont Industrial Biosciences (IB), Genencor Technology Center, located in Palo Alto, California has an opening for an experienced U.S. Patent Agent.  This is a highly visible, key role within Industrial Biosciences Intellectual Property group which provides an exciting opportunity to work within a team yet self-management independence.  An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, self-motivation, maturity and judgment.

The IB Patent Agent has diverse responsibilities including U.S. patent drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent administrative proceedings, IP portfolio strategy, invention development, inventor education, patentability and landscape analysis.

Qualifications
In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

Requirements

  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) and strong background in microbiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology;
  • Capability of connecting scientific details of research projects with patentability considerations;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in drafting and/or prosecuting Biotech (USPTO TC1600) patent applications as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent;
  • Experience working with foreign associates to assist and coordinate filing and prosecution of international patent matters;
  • Drafted and filed at least 20 priority patent applications on distinct inventions within the subject matters of USPTO TC1600, during the past 3 years;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction;
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to multitask and prioritize projects and meet aggressive deadlines;
  • Superior communication and networking skills;
  • Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated by original writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions, memorandums, and other communications.

The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function

  • Ph.D. degree with focus on biochemistry, protein sciences, genetics, microbiology, or other like disciplines;
  • Post-graduate R&D laboratory experience for 2 or more years;
  • Some law firm experience is a plus;
  • Experiences with independently prosecuting large patent dockets;
  • Experiences with developing and implementation of IP Strategies, conducting freedom to-operate analyses, IP portfolio analyses, and/or landscape mapping.
  • Experience in working with business and technical teams to develop IP strategies for technical programs.

Contact
Apply online at: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/patent-agent/0593150721/ EOE

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

Summer Associate – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

Workman Nydegger, Workman Nydeggera premier intellectual property law firm, is seeking exceptional prosecution and litigation summer associates (1L and 2L) for 2016.  Prosecution candidates must have a technical degree and will, preferably, have already passed the patent bar or at least registered to take the patent bar.

Contact
Please send resumes and cover letter to recruitment@wnlaw.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

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

Candidates should have:

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

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

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

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

Brinks Gilson & Lione Brinks Gilson & Lioneseeks an attorney with an electrical or computer engineering background and 1-4 years of patent prosecution experience for its Chicago office.   The ideal candidate can prepare and prosecute patent applications and write opinions relating to a wide range of electrical arts.  The candidate also has superior academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Contact
To apply, please use this link: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=342&id=14.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Indianapolis, Ind.

Brinks Gilson & Lione Brinks Gilson & Lioneseeks a registered patent attorney with 1-3 years of relevant experience and a strong background in materials science for its Indianapolis, Indiana office. The ideal candidate has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications and writing opinions relating to a wide range of materials science and mechanical arts. The ideal candidate also has superior academic credentials and excellent verbal and written communication skills. An advanced degree or scientific industry experience is a plus.

Contact
To apply, please use this link: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=342&id=11.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Brinks Gilson & Lione Brinks Gilson & Lioneseeks an attorney with an electrical or mechanical engineering background and 1-4 years of patent prosecution experience for its Ann Arbor office.   The ideal candidate can prepare and prosecute patent applications and write opinions relating to a wide range of electrical and mechanical arts.  The candidate also has superior academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Contact
To apply, please use this link: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=342&id=13.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

Harrity & Harrity, LLP, Harrity & Harrityis looking for full-time and reduced-hours patent professionals to draft patent applications for leading global technology companies, including four Fortune 500 companies.  Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills, and a background or experience in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or physics.  Patent Examiner experience is a plus.

Quality is the area that separates Harrity & Harrity, LLP from our peers.  Our firm prides itself on consistently delivering a high quality work product.  Our patent professionals have experience at big law firms, as well as, experience as patent examiners at the USPTO.  Harrity & Harrity gives its professionals the unique ability to not only interface with our clients (both inventors and in-house counsel) and prospective clients, but also the option to contribute to improving the day-to-day operations of the firm and creating new and innovative systems.

We provide in-depth training in patent law, patent preparation, patent prosecution, business development, and client management.  Our work environment is casual, collaborative, and friendly.  We also provide an excellent compensation package, with comprehensive benefits and a salary that is production-based.  The salary potential, for your first full year of employment as a full-time professional, is $200K+.  The annual hourly requirement for full-time professionals is 1700 hours, and 1200 hours for reduced-hours professionals.

Contact
To apply for this position, send your resume and a cover letter to Rocky Berndsen at careers@harrityllp.com.

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

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 multiple associate candidates with a technical background in Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, and /or Computer Science.

For the Chemistry position, we are seeking a candidate with knowledge of small molecule organic chemistry.  Qualified candidates should hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree, a J.D. from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 4 years of experience as an IP attorney.  Industry experience helpful.

For the Electrical Engineer and/or Computer Science position, 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 4 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 Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Cary, N.C.

Coats & Bennett, PLLC Coats & Bennett, PLLC, a boutique intellectual property law firm in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, has an immediate need to hire highly motivated Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents who are experienced in patent preparation and prosecution related to telecommunications and electrical technologies.

Requirements

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering with strong academic credentials
  • 2-4 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience
  • Good skills in drafting patent applications and preparing responses to Office Actions with little instruction
  • Experience with wireless communications
  • Experience with the following technologies is highly desired:  CDMA, TDMA, OFDM (4G) used in LTE and Wi-Fi / WiMax networks and Spread Spectrum (Bluetooth)
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO
  • For attorneys, admission to the N.C. bar is a plus

Located in one of the top technology hubs in the country, the Research Triangle offers a beautiful place to live and work. Discover a rewarding career with professionals who are committed to quality and excellence in their work in a collegial environment.  Coats + Bennett offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Contact
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@coatsandbennett.com. For more information about Coats & Bennett, PLLC, visit our website.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Cary, North Carolina

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

NSIP LAW is growing and thus further expanding its business serving clients around the world.  As a result, NSIP LAW has additional new job openings and seeking resumes from patent attorneys or patent agents interested in joining our team. We welcome resumes from attorneys or agents with at least two years of experience including those with experience as a senior associate.  We also welcome resumes from candidates with USPTO experience.  For candidates with significant amounts of experience, although portable business is welcome, it is not required.

Our ideal candidates will have a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or physics.  Experience in wireless technology is a plus. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide top-quality work products for the firm and the firm’s clients. Knowledge of wireless technology and Korean language are a plus, but not required.

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

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

NSIP LAW is a prospering boutique intellectual property law firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. Our practice has consistently grown over the years. NSIP Law offers a competitive salary with the rare opportunity to grow along with our dynamic group and to be active participants in our practice.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Quarles & Brady LLP Quarles & Brady LLP seeks a patent attorney with at least two years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patents in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, organic chemistry and/or molecular biology to join the Intellectual Property team in our Midwestern Offices, either the Milwaukee, Madison, or Chicago offices.

Applicants should possess strong communication skills, including technical writing, and an advanced degree in a life science field or chemistry, preferably in biochemistry, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or molecular biology. Experience with the pharmaceutical industry is a plus, but not required. We are looking for an individual who has the enthusiasm, personality, entrepreneurial drive, and exacting focus on client service to become a partner in our national Intellectual Property practice. Qualified applicants should submit: a cover letter; a resume providing details of J.D., advanced degrees and work experience; law school, undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and a writing sample demonstrating the applicant's technical writing ability.

Contact
Apply online at our website: http://www.quarles.com/careers/attorneys/current-openings.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois; Madison, Wisconsin; or Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Quarles & Brady LLP Quarles & Brady LLP seeks a patent attorney with at least two years of experience in patent prosecution and a background in mechanical or electrical engineering to join the Intellectual Property team in our Chicago, Madison or Milwaukee office.

Applicants should possess strong communication skills, including technical writing, and at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably mechanical or electrical engineering. We are looking for an individual who has the enthusiasm, personality, entrepreneurial drive, and exacting focus on client service to become a partner in our national Intellectual Property practice. Qualified applicants should submit: a cover letter; a resume providing details of J.D., technical degrees and work experience; law school, undergraduate/graduate transcripts; and a writing sample demonstrating the applicant's technical writing ability.

Contact
Apply online at our website: http://www.quarles.com/careers/attorneys/current-openings.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois; Madison, Wisconsin; or Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Gainesville, Fl.

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

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

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Gainesville, Fl.

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

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: HR@slepatents.com.

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