Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP is seeking an Associate who will be responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications domestically and internationally in the chemical and chemical engineering arts, as well as preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom to operate analyses.

The successful candidate must have a degree in chemical engineering with strong technical knowledge and be admitted to the Patent Bar.  It is preferred to have at least two years of patent drafting experience including having drafted more than 20 patent applications and having prosecuted applications both in the U.S. and overseas.  Excellent academic credentials and writing and communication skills are required.  While Hartford-based position is preferred, with sufficient experience, the candidate can work in any of the firm’s offices.  Please be prepared to provide a work sample and references.

Contact
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@cantorcolburn.com. No calls, please. Cantor Colburn LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C., Hartford, Atlanta, Houston and Detroit

Cantor Colburn is one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, with growing offices in Washington, D.C., Hartford, Atlanta, Houston and Detroit. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was #10 in the country for issued U.S. patents and #24 for registered U.S. trademarks. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the United States and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups and universities.

Associate – Law Firm – Silicon Valley, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, an Am Law 200 firm and one of the largest Intellectual Property firms in the country, is looking to add patent attorneys with high tech and medical device backgrounds to its small but growing Silicon Valley office. Candidates must have at least approximately 3 years of experience and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, or a similar discipline. Graduate degrees are a plus. Candidates must also have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Contact
If you are forward focused and ready for a challenge, submit an online Application for Employment through our website. For more information and to apply online, please see the listing on our website. EOE/AA

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

IP Associate – Law Firm – Boston, Mass.

Technical Specialist sought to join Nelson MullinsNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's growing intellectual property group in its Boston office. The candidate will work directly with attorneys and patent agents on IP matters for leading pharmaceutical companies and  biotechnology start-ups. Primary responsibilities include patent  prosecution and opinion work. The position requires a PhD or  equivalent in molecular cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or relevant biological science. The candidate must have strong communication, writing, analytical and organizational skills, and will  receive mentoring and training in the practice of intellectual property law, as well as the opportunity to attend law school.

USPTO admission is preferred.

Contact
Please send resume to Emily.Martin@nelsonmullins.com or mail to Emily Martin P.O. Box 77707, Atlanta, GA 30357.

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

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

NSIP LAW NSIP LAWis seeking resumes from patent attorneys or patent agents interested in joining our team. We welcome resumes from all levels of experience including those with experience as a senior associate, of counsel, and/or a partner. 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, physics, or other similar technologies recognized by The United States Patent & Trademark Office suitable for registration to practice before The United States Patent & Trademark Office. 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. At least two years of experience is preferred.

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. We have also benefited from a low turn-around rate and a culture that promotes respect and a balanced lifestyle. 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.

Senior Corporate Counsel, Patents – Large Corporation – Seattle, Wash.

AmazonAmazon's legal department is looking for a talented patent attorney to lead a team that supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon.com that is blazing new trails as a pioneer in the fast-growing cloud computing industry. Amazon Web Services is at the forefront of the "cloud" computing and service industry providing IT infrastructure services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, database, content delivery, message queuing, mobile application developer tools, software-as-service products, and more.

If you have a passion for innovative technology, this is the place for you. You will have significant influence on the development and execution of our patent strategy and will solve cutting edge intellectual property issues. Responsibilities include client counseling, third party IP investigations and actively working with outside counsel to manage filing, prosecuting and maintaining our growing US and foreign patent portfolio. The ideal candidate will become embedded with the builders of our newest technologies, while helping shape the products and services as they come to market.

The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. Compensation based on experience and includes equity compensation.

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+years of legal experience (with at least three years at a law firm) as patent attorney
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Additional Qualifications

  • Understanding of a wide variety of technology areas including: web services, digital media, virtualization, data storage, database, operating systems, mobile applications, content delivery, and e-commerce
  • Ability to identify effective methods of protecting intellectual property created from software, hardware and internet related products and services
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in communicating business and intellectual property issues with and between developers, engineers and business leaders
  • Ability to be responsible for intellectual property related activities for several business and technology teams, including training the business on patent filing and strategy, idea harvesting, management of patent application preparation and prosecution, addressing third party patent issues, and assisting in patent acquisitions and licensing
  • Ability to assist in-house and outside litigation counsel in patent litigation issues
  • Ability to counsel other Amazon lawyers with intellectual property issues that affect the business
  • Have personally prepared and prosecuted at least 40 patent applications for AWS related technology
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Able to provide advice and counsel to businesses on open source software related patent issues
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, and follow through and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
For more information and to apply online, visit the listing's page on our website: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/243350/senior-corporate-counsel-patents.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Corporate Counsel, Patents – Large Corporation – Seattle, Wash.

AmazonAre you looking for a new challenge in a fast-paced, innovative company? Come make history with Amazon’s legal department.

If you have a passion for innovative technology, want to help grow the patent portfolio of the world’s largest online retail business, this is the place for you. As a member of the patent group for one or more Business Segment, you will directly interact with the business and technology teams to introduce and protect new and innovative technology. Responsibilities include direct client counseling, third party IP investigations and actively working with outside counsel to manage filing, prosecuting and maintaining our growing US and foreign patent portfolio. The ideal candidate will become embedded with the builders of our newest technologies, while helping shape the products/services as they come to market.

Every day across the world we develop the ideas, the services and the products that make life easier for tens of millions of customers, and make good things happen faster. From providing Earth’s Biggest Selection of products to developing ground breaking software and devices that change entire industries. Amazon is a place of invention and progressive thinking.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+years of legal experience (with at least two years at a law firm) as patent attorney.
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required.
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of a wide variety of technology areas including: web services, digital media, e-commerce and business method patents.
  • Ability to identify effective methods of protecting intellectual property created from software, hardware and internet related products and services.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in communicating business and intellectual property issues with and between developers, engineers and business leaders.
  • Ability to be responsible for intellectual property related activities for at least one business segment, including training, idea harvesting, patent application preparation and prosecution and addressing third party issues in a fast paced, frugal environment.
  • Have personally prepared and prosecuted at least 20 e-commerce/internet related patent applications.
  • Admitted to the Washington State Bar Association preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
For more information and to apply online, visit the listing's page on our website: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/260657/corporate-counsel-patents.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

Marger Johnson McCollom, P.C., Marger Johnson McCollom, P.C.a Portland, Oregon, full-service IP boutique, seeks a registered patent attorney with 2-5 years of patent prosecution experience in the electrical/computer/software technical areas. B.S. electrical engineering, computer science, or physics strongly preferred. Recent experience in team-environment computer programming or experience in analog circuit design or analysis a plus.

Contact
Send letter/resume/transcripts to: Recruiting Coordinator at recruiting@techlaw.com. No agencies please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. is seeking a Patent Prosecution Associate to join our Electrical group.

Candidates must have the following qualifications: (1) a strong academic record, (2) a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, (3) membership in a state bar, (4) membership in the patent bar, and (5) at least two years of experience as an Examiner at the USPTO or a patent prosecution associate.

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

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. has been a leader in the intellectual property law field for over 90 years. 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.

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. offers a competitive benefits package and an enjoyable work environment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact
Apply on-line by e-mailing your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: recruiting@wenderoth.com.

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

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Dayton, Ohio

Stevens & Showalter, LLP Stevens & Showalter, LLPis a growing patent law boutique seeking a patent attorney or patent agent having at least two years of patent application drafting and prosecution experience with a background in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer
Science. The firm is located in a South Dayton, Ohio suburb (Centerville/Washington Township) within a short drive of Northern Cincinnati suburbs for those looking to live in Cincinnati.

Responsibilities will include patent application preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, drafting clearance/invalidity opinions, client counseling, and other patent related projects. Salary is competitive with similar patent firms in the area and can grow quickly depending on work quality and production. Partnership opportunities will become available to a candidate that fits in well with the other firm attorneys and that provides excellent work product.

The Firm’s work atmosphere is very collegial and the dress code is casual.

Contact
Please forward resumes to Hiring Partner at info@sspatlaw.com. Additional information about the firm can be found at http://www.sspatlaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Dayton, Ohio

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

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Patent Associate/Agent with 1-2 years of patent drafting experience and a Mechanical degree. Candidates should have significant patent application drafting experience in the mechanical arts. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Excellent writing skills required. Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The firm’s compensation and benefits package is competitive with other top-level firms in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas.

Qualified candidates should apply online at our website through the link below. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample.

Contact
Apply by visiting this link: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Syracuse or Rochester, N.Y.

Hiscock & Barclay, LLPHiscock & Barclay, LLP, a full service 210 lawyer firm with offices throughout Upstate New York as well as New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Newark NJ. and Toronto is seeking an experienced patent attorney to join its Syracuse, NY or Rochester, NY offices, and its growing Intellectual Property practice, which provides legal services to an impressive array of clients, including several Fortune 100 companies. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of experience, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing patent counseling to clients, and providing litigation support. While all technical disciplines will be considered, candidates will preferably possess an undergraduate or advanced degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and/or physics. USPTO registration is required.

Contact
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample to: IPAttorney@hblaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Syracuse or Rochester, New York

Patent Expert – Large Corporation – Portland, Ore.

Nike Nikeseeks a Patent Expert who will research innovation developments for utility patent opportunities; direct drafting and prosecution of utility patent applications by outside counsel, and interface with outside counsel and inventors to finalize utility patent applications.

The candidate must possess the ability to interface with colleagues having a wide array of expertise in areas of design, science, and engineering in a continually dynamic environment. You'll report on metrics that monitor the pace and efficiency of the patent procurement process. You'll assist in managing the investigation process by collaborating with the Innovation, Product, Trademark, Litigation and Patent groups. You'll provide for intellectual property protection of relevant Nike products and innovations and consult with outside attorneys.

You'll maintain a high level of awareness of all current Nike development projects, production techniques, and materials relating to Nike products. You'll manage and maintain the system of obtaining timely disclosures of new technologies and IP strategic plans from Nike footwear teams. You'll provide these teams with strategies for managing information dissemination with regard to such patents.

  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering
  • At least 7 years' patent application and/or prosecution experience preferred
  • Technical background recognized by the Patent Office for registration
  • Member of the Patent Bar
  • Understanding the patenting process
  • Understanding of quality control procedures, manufacturing processes and production techniques
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies and how they relate to manufacturing and product development
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Strategic planning skills helpful
  • Must have a high level of engineering skills and knowledge

We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online.

Nike, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://jobs.nike.com/search/patent-expert.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Attorney – USPTO – Alexandria, Va.

The Office of the Solicitor, a division in the Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is seeking an experienced and talented individual to serve as a Patent Attorney. The Office of the Solicitor acts as legal counsel to the USPTO on intellectual property law matters and also works in collaboration with the Department of Commerce on interagency intellectual property law matters. The work is challenging, the atmosphere is professional, and the diverse attorneys enjoy a high quality of work life rarely found in the legal field.

The position is open until Monday, April 28, 2014.

Contact
For more details and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366708400.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Christopher & Weisberg, PA, logoan intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorney with a BSEE and/or MSEE. Industry experience is desirable. Duties will primarily include preparation and prosecution of patent application in the electrical and software arts. Pay and benefits are competitive.

Contact
Apply online by emailing John Christopher at: jchristopher@cwiplaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sr. Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – St. Louis, Mo.

Sigma-Aldrich Sigma-Aldrichis seeking a Senior Patent Attorney to work in its St. Louis, Mo., offices. The successful candidate will be an experienced patent attorney responsible for supporting active research, development and licensing programs. The position includes a variety of responsibilities such as capturing invention disclosures, performing and managing prosecution, analyzing third-party patents, and conducting due diligence related to potential acquisitions.

Essential Job Function

  • Experience in intellectual property licensing and litigation.
  • Management of worldwide patent strategies.
  • Align a growing, worldwide patent portfolio with a dynamic business, including the capture and review of invention
  • disclosures and the preparation of recommendations for the Intellectual Property Review Committee.
  • Independently draft and prosecute patent applications of particular importance to Sigma’s business and manage domestic
  • and foreign outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Advise on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of third-party technologies and related intellectual property
  • matters.
  • Experience in conducting and drafting FTO and patentability searches and opinions.
  • Advise on third-party patent claims against products and technologies.
  • Support patent licensing and enforcement activities.
  • Provide information and training to internal groups as required regarding patent protection procedures and programs.
  • Provide such other patent, licensing and intellectual property support as may be assigned.

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience as a patent attorney in a top-tier law firm, and, preferably some experience working in-house.
  • Juris doctor degree.
  • Admission to a state bar and USPTO.
  • Masters degree or PhD in chemistry or material science.
  • Self-initiative and ability to work with minimum of direction under pressure.
  • Superior communication, organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Sigma-Aldrich offers a highly motivational and rewarding working environment with attractive salary, benefits, retirement, relocation and incentive packages including tuition reimbursement. Sigma-Aldrich fosters the growth of employees in a culture of respect and dignity with ample opportunity for career advancement. Sigma-Aldrich is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Contact
Interested candidates please apply directly to our job link below. Thank you. https://sappwe.sial.com/sap/bc/webdynpro/sap/hrrcf_a_posting_apply?PARAM=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9NTM0MTE1NEQ0MjA5MEIwMEUxMDA4MDAwOERGN0IzRjMmY2FuZF90eXBlPUVYVA%3d%3d&sap-client=770&sap-language=EN#

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company whose biochemical, organic chemical products, kits and services are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and high technology manufacturing. Sigma-Aldrich customers include more than 1.3 million scientists and technologists in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals and industry. The Company operates in 35 countries and has nearly 9,000 employees whose objective is to provide excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to accelerating customer success through innovation and leadership in Life Science and High Technology. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at www.sigma-aldrich.com.

Associate Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Las Vegas, Nev.

Enjoy world-class entertainment and outdoor recreation in Las Vegas, NV. Weide & Miller, Ltd., a full service IP firm, seeks an associate patent attorney. Candidates should have 2+ years of experience, an EE, CS or ME degree, and a desire to engage in patent prosecution, opinion preparation, searching/clearances, and litigation support. Weide & Miller focuses on high quality work product and client service in a small firm environment.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: mail@weidemiller.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Associate (Chemistry) – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks associates with 2-4 years of experience.  Must possess a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent.  PhD degree a plus.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Contact
For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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

Associate (Biology) – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks candidates with 2 years of experience.  Must possess a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Contact
For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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

Associate (Electrical Engineering) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks recent law school graduates, or candidates with 1-2 years of experience.  Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Graduate degree desirable, but not necessary.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Contact
For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, California

Sr. Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

Logo Dolby Laboratories is seeking a Senior Patent Counsel. Be part of the exciting future of entertainment and add your talents to those of an amazing team. For more than 40 years Dolby has led the way in developing innovative entertainment products and technologies used by consumers and professionals worldwide. Innovations from Dolby can be heard in consumer audio and video products, entertainment software, and professional sound applications, including music recording, broadcasting, and sound for motion pictures.

Our company philosophy encourages creativity, collaboration, and the desire to perceive things differently. We offer a unique and rich array of benefits, including a flexible work schedule and an assortment of health coverage options. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be an experienced patent attorney responsible for supporting active research, development and licensing programs. The position includes a variety of responsibilities such as capturing invention disclosures, performing and managing prosecution, analyzing third-party patents, and conducting due diligence related to potential acquisitions.

Job Functions

  • Align a growing, worldwide patent portfolio with a dynamic business, including the capture and review of invention disclosures and the preparation of recommendations for the invention review committee.
  • Manage domestic and foreign outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications of particular importance to Dolby’s business.
  • Advise on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of third-party technologies and related intellectual property matters.
  • Advise on third-party patent claims against products and technologies.
  • Support patent licensing and enforcement activities.
  • Provide information and training to internal groups as required regarding patent protection procedures and programs.
  • Provide such other patent, licensing and intellectual property support as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a patent attorney in a top-tier law firm, and, preferably some experience working in-house.
  • Juris doctor degree.
  • Admission to the California State Bar and USPTO.
  • Masters degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on digital signal processing or bachelors degree with equivalent experience, especially in the area of audio and/or video signal processing.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Self-initiative and ability to work with minimum of direction under pressure.
  • Superior organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in intellectual property licensing and litigation.
  • Experience in standard bodies and patent pools.
  • Management of worldwide patent strategies.

Contact
Apply online by using this link: https://careers-dolby.icims.com/jobs/2341/sr-patent-counsel/job?mode=apply&iis=Job+Boards&iisn=Patentlyo.

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

Now Dolby is defining high-definition audio and systems for delivering breathtaking digital cinema. Our long-standing commitment to research and development enables our focus to remain on solutions that work today and are prepared for the future. That’s what keeps us on the leading edge of the industry.

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 + J.D. 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
  • 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, PLLC, 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 us at: www.coatsandbennett.com.

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

Patent Attorney/Agent – Large Corporation – Bothell, Wa.

Seattle Genetics Seattle Geneticsis seeking is a patent attorney or agent with 4-8 years of prosecution experience in organic chemistry or peptide chemistry, and preferably antibody-drug conjugates.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications involving organic chemistry and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Collaborate with research personnel to develop and execute patentability strategies for new chemotypes and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Conduct patentability and freedom to operate studies for new chemotypes and antibody drug conjugates
  • Supervise external patent counsel
  • Requirements (technical skills, key characteristics, education, etc.):
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • For attorneys, member of a state bar and eligible to be admitted to practice in Washington state
  • 4-8 years of organic chemistry prosecution experience
  • BA/BS in organic chemistry or related degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to independently draft and prosecute patent applications
  • Substantial experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution
  • Familiarity with patentability and FTO searches
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Large IP law firm training preferred
  • Seattle Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
Apply online by using this link: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SEAGEN&cws=4&rid=1293.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

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

Epiq Systems is assisting a client who is seeking a DC licensed attorney to work in their DC office for approximately 3 months (the firm is considering making this position permanent). They are seeking an attorney with the following experience. If you meet the criteria, please submit your resume in Word format. Please also let us know your available start date.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 5-7 years patent prosecution experience.
  • Some patent litigation experience preferred.
  • Electrical Engineering background preferred.
  • Experience with a patent docket and familiarity with how to complete the necessary forms.
  • Active DC Bar
  • Active Patent Bar

Position Details

  • Pay: $65/hr (flat rate)
  • Hours: anticipated 40 hours a week, but possibility more as the case load would dictate
  • Duration: Anticipated 3 months with the possibility of being a temp-to-perm position

 

Contact
Apply online by emailing us at: dcresumes@epiqsystems.com.

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

Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Steptoe & Johnson LLPSteptoe & Johnson LLP, a D.C. based, international law firm seeks an associate for its rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice. Candidates should have a strong background in electrical engineering or computer science and 1-4 years of patent litigation experience. May be based in Palo Alto, Chicago or Washington, D.C.

Contact
Candidates with strong academic credentials and excellent personal qualities are encouraged to apply directly by sending cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (a copy of your academic record is required) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com. Principals Only. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Godfrey & Kahn logohas an excellent opportunity for a lateral attorney with at least 3 years of experience to join our Milwaukee, Wisconsin office (although other Wisconsin office requests may be considered). Qualified applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical or mechanical engineering. Engineering work experience is a plus but not required. Ability to assist in litigation, prepare and prosecute trademark and patent applications, support corporate transactions, and draft and negotiate technology agreements is a plus. Must already be admitted to the patent bar. We seek individuals whose academic achievements and personal skills mark them as future leaders in the firm and in the community.

Contact
Apply online at our website: http://www.gklaw.com.

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

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

Attorney – Law Firm – Reston, Va.

H.C. Park & Associates, PLC logoseeks a Patent Attorney for all aspects of patent legal practice. Candidate will preferably have U.S. PTO registration, and 2 years or more of experience in prosecution, litigation or transactional work.

Contact
Apply by emailing Tammy Kassick at: tkassick@park-law.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Reston, Virginia

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Long Island, New York

The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. logois seeking a Patent Attorney who will be responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical arts, as well as occasionally preparing patentability, invalidity, infringement and freedom to operate analyses.  The successful candidate must have at least a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and excellent communication skills.  It is desirable for the candidate to have at least 2 years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm and to be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Blacksburg, Va.

New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, PCNew River Valley Intellectual Property Law, PC is seeking an experienced intellectual property attorney to join its rapidly growing IP law practice, based in beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia. Work will include domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, trademark prosecution, licensing and transactional work, infringement and invalidity investigations and opinions, and client in-take and counseling.

Required Qualifications
Candidates must have 3+ years experience in U.S. patent prosecution, with the particular requirement of having drafted 15+ patent applications over the last three years. Additional experience in foreign prosecution, electronic filing, trademark prosecution, due diligence, opinion work, licensing, and patent searching is highly desired.

A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is required. The desire and ability to work across multiple scientific disciplines, including Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Life Science, Semiconductors, Business Methods, and/or Medical Devices, is preferred. The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and attention to detail are a must. Strong candidates will exhibit solid writing and analytical skills and will possess the ability to quickly understand technical subject matter presented in any form, including visual, verbal, and written.

Admission to the Virginia Bar is required.

Registration with the USPTO is required.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
A minimum of 1500 billable hours is expected. The work environment is relaxed, collaborative, and friendly. The firm focuses on high-quality work product, not high-throughput strategies.

Competitive base salary and benefits are offered, with incentive bonuses directed toward rewarding a high level of proven performance.

Contact
Qualified candidates, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (i.e., copy of a published patent application or patent drafted by you) to careers@nrviplaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Allentown, Pa.

Design IPOver the last eleven years, Design IP has built a reputation for excellence and has grown into the premier Lehigh Valley-based IP law practice. We represent some of the largest companies in the region, but remain committed to providing the same high level of quality to our smallest clients. We seek an attorney to join our practice who shares our commitment to excellence.

The position will involve patent preparation and prosecution (in a wide variety of technical disciplines, including the chemical arts), trademark preparation and prosecution, intellectual property opinions and agreements, and intellectual property litigation.

Although basic skills like utility patent claim drafting and Office action analysis are critical, we strive to hire and develop well-rounded attorneys who are skilled legal advisers. We believe that regular, direct client contact is important to developing and honing these skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Patent drafting and prosecution experience
  • Eligibility for USPTO Registration
  • PA attorney license or sitting for July 2014 PA Bar
  • Outstanding analysis and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly absorb and understand technical subject matter

Preferred Qualifications

  • USPTO Registration
  • Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree
  • Familiarity with graphics software, including Acrobat, PowerPoint, Visio, and CAD viewing programs

Our attorneys choose their own work/life balance. Our minimum billing expectations are modest. Base salaries are based on expected billings and bonuses are paid on a percentage basis for all excess billings. We also offer benefits including retirement, health insurance and disability.

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 a published patent application 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.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Patent Agent / Attorney – Law Firm – Pasadena, Calif. (Updated)

Steinfl & Bruno LLP, Steinfl & Bruno LLPa boutique Intellectual Property firm in Pasadena, is a fast-paced, exciting law practice focused on representing inventors. Seeking candidates for experienced Patent Agent / Attorney position, with patent preparation and prosecution experience. Admission before the USPTO is REQUIRED. Must be eligible to work in the US.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in chemistry, organic chem, pharmacology or related biotechnology related fields and has minimum of 3 years experience in patent drafting, and patent prosecution before the USPTO and elsewhere. Pharma is a plus.

Steinfl & Bruno LLP protects inventions through patents, determines U.S., International and foreign patent filing strategies, defines worldwide patent prosecution strategies, designs patent coverage for specific products, methods and technologies, reviews and organizes worldwide patent portfolios.

Contact
Please send resume and salary requirements in confidence to office@sbpatlaw.com. For more information about our firm, please visit our web site at www.sbpatlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Pasadena, California

Patent Search Analyst – Small Corporation – Evanston, Ill. (or telecommute)

Cardinal Intellectual Property Cardinal IPis seeking Patent Search Analysts to add to our team! This role will be responsible for conducting patentability, infringement, validity, freedom to operate, clearance, and landscape searches for our private clients, as well as performing search work through our government contract and rendering opinions* based on the search results. As an Analyst, you are free to work from home or a remote office.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently conduct patentability, validity, infringement, freedom to operate, clearance and landscape searches
  • Prepare written opinions based on search results for Patent Cooperation Treaty International Patent Applications

Education and Experience

  • In the following technical areas a minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required: Computer and Information Sciences; Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Biomedical Engineering; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences
  • In the areas of Biotechnology and/or Chemistry a minimum of a Masters Degree is required (PhD and/or JD preferred)
  • Current high need areas are in the Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical, Chemical, and Computer arts.

Other Qualifications

  • JD is a plus, but not required
  • Prior art searching experience is a major plus
  • Proficiency in database searching
  • Excellent attention to details, analytical and critical thinking, - proof-reading abilities, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively alone

Cardinal Intellectual Property is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal or State law.

*Please note: these opinions are not legal opinions. Cardinal IP is a legal services company, not a law firm.

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Evanston, Illinois (or telecommute)

Cardinal Intellectual Property is a patent search and services company. Our staff includes scientists, patent agents, attorneys, and former patent examiners who conduct thorough, in-depth patent research and analysis. We also provide intellectual property monitoring services for areas ranging from docketing, to trademarks and copyrights to competitive intelligence, litigation and licensing. Our offices are located in downtown Evanston, only a few blocks from Northwestern's campus and close to the Davis Street el stop. You can visit our website, www.cardinal-ip.com, for more information about our company.

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Abel Law Group, LLPLogo is seeking a chemical practitioner with 2+ years of experience. Successful candidate must be mature, have exceptional client handling skills, and be a pragmatic, results-oriented practitioner.

Candidate will have exposure to a wide variety of areas, including preparation and international prosecution of patent applications, clearance/right to practice analyses, M&A due diligence, and invalidity and non-infringement opinion generation.  The open position is particularly well suited for a practitioner seeking exposure beyond typical prep/prosecution duties.  Strong interpersonal skills are required as the practitioner will have direct client contact with sophisticated in-house counsel and foreign counsel.

Above market average compensation is available to the ideal candidate.

Abel Law Group, LLP is comprised of a well-established practice group with a strong group of practitioners, and boasts a stellar support staff, a collegial, casual work environment, and strong benefits package.  The firm was ranked 5th largest in Austin according to the Austin Business Journal, June 2013, and continues with a growth rate outpacing the industry.

Contact
Apply by emailing your resume and two writing samples to the firm at: hr@abel-ip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Seattle, Wash.

The Boeing Company The Boeing Companyis seeking a Patent Attorney to work in its Seattle, Wash., offices. As a member of the Patent Bar, and in the development and management of a global patent portfolio for the enterprise, directs and approves key decisions regarding patent preparation and prosecution, European oppositions, foreign filing country selection, termination of prosecution, appeals, and portfolio pruning. Evaluates invention disclosures from across the enterprise. Oversees new patent preparation and prosecution work with domestic and foreign outside counsel, including review and revision of work product. Makes decisions regarding prosecution and claim scope based on technical merits, business value, and overall adequacy of available protection. Efficiently manages a large docket of domestic and foreign pending prosecution matters. Revises U.S. applications for filing under the PCT or in foreign countries. As a subject matter expert, serves as a mentor and a lead and is sought out by teammates to provide guidance and insight on patent prosecution matters.

Basic Qualifications For Consideration
Do you have a minimum of ten (10) years of patent prosecution experience as a registered practitioner?

Typical Education/Experience
Technical bachelor's degree and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree with typically 12 or more years' or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A technical degree is defined as any four year degree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study.

Other Job Related Information
The anticipated work location will be Seattle, WA. This position will involve occasional travel. Registration to practice before the USPTO is required. Technical background in electrical engineering is preferred. Advanced engineering/science degrees, as well as business and law degrees, and related work experience will be given appropriate consideration.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://ad.au.doubleclick.net/clk;274722391;101334010;l?http://jobs-boeing.com/seattle/intellectual-property/jobid4940427-ip-portfolio-development-%EF%B9%A0amp;-management-5-jobs?ss=paid.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

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

Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Miles & Stockbridge P.C.seeks a registered patent attorney or patent agent with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering (with strong mechanical prosecution work experience) to work in our Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Candidates should have 2-4 years of experience and must be registered before the USPTO. Strong academic record and an ability to work with mechanical, medical device, semiconductor, software, and electrical inventions required.

Contact
Please apply online at www.milesstockbridge.com or send resumes, cover letters, law school and undergraduate transcripts, by email to Dina Billian, dbillian@milesstockbridge.com. EOE

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

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 Wireless and RF technology, including 4G and 3G cellular, LTE, WiMAX and IEEE 802.11n technologies. 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.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; San Francisco, 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 100 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

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

SAIDMAN DesignLaw Group is seeking an exceptional, experienced and highly skilled patent attorney.  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 strategic procurement and enforcement of design rights for this country’s most design-forward companies, consulting for other litigators as experts in design patent law, analyzing infringement and validity of design patents, conducting and supporting litigation and enforcement efforts, and preparing and prosecuting mainly design, but also utility, patent applications.  The firm also handles design copyright and trade dress matters.

If you are registered to practice before the USPTO, have 3-7 years of experience as a patent lawyer, and are looking for an opportunity to expand your expertise to include design law, this is an outstanding opportunity to become a specialist and key player in this burgeoning field.  The ability to work independently, at a high level, is important, as is the willingness to be taught by and support one of the country’s leading design lawyers.  Litigation and strategic counseling skills,  experience in trademark and/or copyright matters, and a facility with mechanical utility patent cases would be a plus.  If you do not have in-depth exposure to design patents, but have honed skills in the utility patent area, you will be trained in the niceties of design patent law.

This is an unusual position, for an unusual individual.  Please note that 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.  We work hard while we’re here, but we’re not here all the time.  Weekend and evening hours are the exception, not the rule.   We also offer flexible work hours for applicants who may still be in law school.

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

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

Patent Agent / Scientist – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP is looking to grow its San Diego team! Applicants must have a strong interest in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution to assist in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. This position requires a Ph.D. in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry. Qualified candidates will be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates must have 1-2 years of patent prosecution experience as well as superior technical writing skills.

Contact
If you are forward focused and ready for a challenge, submit an online Application for Employment through our website. For more information and to apply online, please see the listing on our website. EOE/AA

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC logois seeking an experienced patent attorney or recent law school graduate to join its thriving
practice.

Candidates should have:

  • At least two years of patent prosecution experience in the electrical, software or mechanical arts. Recent graduates will not be expected to have any years of patent prosecution experience.
  • 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.

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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.