Patent Associate or Agent – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Michael Best Michael Bestis seeking a patent associate or patent agent for its Milwaukee office.  The Patent Associate must have at least 3 years of patent prosecution experience.  Our ideal candidate will hold a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field and be registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office.  Strong writing and communication skills are a must.  To be considered, a candidate must have excellent academic credentials, 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 resume, law school, and undergraduate transcripts.

The Patent Agent must have at least 3 years of patent prosecution experience.  Our ideal candidate will hold a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field and be registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office.  Prior engineering experience preferred.  To be considered, a candidate must have excellent academic credentials.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and transcripts.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing intellectual property practice with a national and international client base.

Contact
Apply by visiting our website: michaelbest.com/careers.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

Harrity & Harrity, LLP, Harrity & Harrity, LLPis looking for the best and the brightest patent professionals to prosecute patent applications for some of the leading technology companies in the world.  Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills, and a background or experience in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or physics.  Successful candidates will have significant patent prosecution experience at a law firm.  Experience as a Patent Examiner is preferred.

Quality is the area that separates Harrity & Harrity, LLP from our peers.  Our firm prides itself on consistently delivering a high quality work product.  We are constantly developing ways to become more efficient in our day-to-day operations and constantly developing new and innovative systems that help to further distinguish our firm from our peers.  Also, 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 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 prosecution, patent preparation, business development, and client development.  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, is $200K+.

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

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

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

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Materials Science Patent Associate/Agent with 1-3 years of patent experience.  The ideal candidate will have strong technical writing skills and experience in drafting patent applications. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, working directly with inventors in conducting patentability studies and drafting patent applications in the technical areas of semiconductor plasma processing equipment and component coatings, plasma etching and deposition, ceramic sensors and devices, specialty alloys and metal composites, silicon photovoltaic and semiconductor manufacturing, and electrochemical sensors and devices. USPTO registration required.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online through 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, transcript and writing sample. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Attorney Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Attorney Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

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

ONDA TECHNO ONDA TECHNOis a leading Japanese IP firm with over 45 years of history.  Our main office is located in Gifu city and we have branch offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, China and Taiwan.  We are seeking a U.S. patent attorney with an electrical engineering background (especially, controls and electro-mechanical devices) and at least five years experience in prosecuting patent applications.  State bar and patent bar registration is required.  The candidate will be stationed in our Tokyo office and his or her responsibilities shall include:

  1. Preparing, revising and checking English language patent specifications
  2. Prosecuting US patent applications, as well as preparing invalidity, infringement, and search analyses
  3. Consultation services for our clients (including providing expert opinions)
  4. Giving lectures and seminars for our clients held by our firm regarding the field of US intellectual property matters
  5. Writing articles on U.S. patent law for Trade Journals and a Newsletter published by our firm
  6. Overseas business trips for promoting overseas relationships
  7. Other services relating to intellectual property matters

The salary is commensurate with experience. The position offers the opportunity to learn about Japanese IP practice and to work with major Japanese corporations.

Contact
Apply by emailing Nobutaka Miyabe at: miyabe@ondatechno.co.jp.

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

IP Attorney – Large Corporation – Bloomington, Minn.

Seagate Seagateis searching for an Intellectual Property Attorney for one of our facilities, preferably to be located in the following locations: Bloomington or Shakopee MN, Fremont, CA, or Longmont, CO.  This role will report to our IP Associate General Counsel.

The Seagate Technology Intellectual Property Team handles all patent, trademark, domain name, trade secret and copyright matters, including IP strategy, client counseling and training, prosecution and enforcement. The team also supports IP litigation. The team includes IP professionals and staff located in six offices worldwide, and interacts with outside entities, outside counsel, and clients across the organization to capture, protect and use intellectual property in support of Seagate’s business strategies. The Intellectual Property Team is part of the Seagate Technology Legal Department.

Specific duties of the position may include:

  • Client counseling on intellectual property matters including integrating intellectual property considerations into business plans, enterprise intellectual property risk management and mitigation strategies, and strategies for enhancing the scope and strength of our intellectual property portfolio;
  • Technical responsibility areas may specifically include magnetic recording media, digital communications, and areas related to signal processing; and generally data storage;
  • Transaction support including technology licensing agreements, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances;
  • Patent, trademark, copyright, domain name, and trade secret surveillance and enforcement, and leveraging combined intellectual property assets into comprehensive positions for protecting and advancing associated business initiatives;
  • Supervising outside counsel in preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications both domestically and internationally;
  • In cooperation with the Seagate litigation team, advising clients on potential and pending litigation;
  • Conducting white space, freedom to operate and similar analyses to inform business plans/products;
  • Evaluating potential IP licensing opportunities and provide recommendation;
  • Drafting and negotiating IP-related joint development, licensing, non-disclosure, and know-how agreements;
  • Collaborating with and advising corporate contracts and litigation group, as necessary, in intellectual property based transactions, examples of which include independent contractor agreements, supply agreements, and marketing agreements;
  • Preparing and conducting IP-related client training;
  • Managing invention generation, review and prosecution via facilitated focused invention sessions, brainstorms, and strategic IP harvests;
  • Managing and coordinating invention disclosure review and formulating portfolio-specific intellectual property strategy with respective invention review boards; and
  • Managing the associated budget.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with 3 years' experience;
  • Good standing in the bar(s) where licensed to practice law with preference for licensure in Minnesota;
  • 3 years minimum legal experience in a wide range of intellectual property matters including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark matters, due diligence activities, licensing or merger and acquisitions, IP litigation support, patent portfolio management and client counseling, preferably with experience at both a law firm and a corporation;
  • Registration with the USPTO;
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or related field is desired; background in physics, material science, or chemistry will be considered;
  • Strong communication skills - ability to convey and discuss intellectual property issues in understandable terms and to establish, manage and leverage relationships with management, co-workers, relevant technical community, and internal and external partners;
  • Creative thinking and problem solving in a high volume and fast-paced environment, as well as demonstrated ability to lead or collaborate with others across multiple discipline areas to achieve tangible results;
  • Taking initiative, doing more than is expected;
  • Results-oriented team player skills, who works best in a collaborative environment; and
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as necessary.

Contact
Apply online via this link: https://seagate.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=147176.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

Associate – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. has an immediate opening for a partnership-track associate with 0-3 years of experience to join our Patent Group. This Group focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, noninfringement and invalidity investigations, and other USPTO proceedings, in addition to working closely with our IP Litigation Group. The position presents a great opportunity for highly-motivated individuals with distinguished academic credentials, exceptional legal analysis and writing abilities, outstanding interpersonal skills, and an engineering/science background. Fredrikson is a leading law firm in the Upper Midwest and was recently selected by Corporate Counsel Magazine as a “go to” firm for patent prosecution.

Contact
To apply, email Greta Larson at: glarson@fredlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Research Analyst – Law Firm – Kansas City, Mo.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is currently in search of a Technical Research Analyst!

A bit of a Sherlock Holmes? Consider a career that allows you to be both an engineer and a detective and allows you the opportunity to see new technologies before they are introduced to market. As a Research Analyst you would meet with Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s high profile clients and their inventors to see where they are taking technology in the future. You will help guide the client through the patent process, determining the patentability of the new technology, drafting patent applications and responding to office actions coming out of the United States Patent Office. You will also have the opportunity to work side by side with attorneys and other analysts on high stakes litigation. Intellectual Property is one of the fastest moving areas of the law, so get on board today!

Qualifications:
Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science. A Ph.D., relevant industry experience and patent experience are a plus but not required. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Contact
Apply via our career center at: https://www1.apply2jobs.com/SHB/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.searchJobs

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Nationwide

Loza & Loza, LLPLoza & Loza, LLP's fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking EE patent attorneys with 3+ years of solid patent prosecution experience and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent fields. Multiple positions available, including mid-level and senior-level positions.  Current book of business not required. USPTO Patent Bar registration and at least one state bar license required. Knowledge or experience in microprocessors, wireless communications, mobile devices, memory devices, or computer technologies preferred.

This is a great opportunity for patent attorneys who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service. Ideal candidate is a self-starter and a proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant client contact. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interface with clients and personnel of all levels are also desired. Our firm includes tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team.

We provide a very generous compensation package.  Attorneys control their own billable rates and there is no minimum hourly requirement. Relocation not required. Telecommuting and flexible hours available. Will consider qualified candidates in any part of the U.S. This is a unique opportunity for attorneys looking to develop/expand their client base.

Contact
Send your resume and a patent drafting sample by email only to careers@lozaip.com and specify where you saw this ad. Please do not call our office about these positions. No headhunters or recruiters.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

Patent Attorneys – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga.

Taylor English Duma, Taylor English Dumaan innovative general practice firm with an entrepreneurial compensation structure, ranked as the fastest growing law firm in Atlanta, has openings at various experience levels for registered patent attorneys with any type of engineering degree. Primary responsibilities include reviewing, preparing, and prosecuting patent applications, with additional exposure to litigation and licensing.  Connections in Atlanta are preferred, and the ability to work well with others is required.

Contact
To apply, contact Jeff Kuester at: jkuester@taylorenglish.com.

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

Patent Litigation/Post-Grant Proceedings Associate – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Patent Litigation/Post-Grant Proceedings Associate with a minimum of 3 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, transcript and writing sample. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Legal Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Seattle, Wash.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLPThe Intellectual Property Department in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is  seeking a patent lawyer with a minimum of three years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Some patent litigation support experience would be desirable. The position will primarily involve patent preparation and prosecution for a wide range of technologies, but will also include some patent litigation support in the form of infringement analysis, file history reviews, claim construction, and advising on patent law issues and strategies. Additional aspects of the position will include counseling clients on a wide variety of IP issues, non-litigation patent infringement analysis, IP licensing, and trademark prosecution.

Only candidates with a BSEE degree and admitted to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney should apply.

Contact
To apply please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, a copy of your law school transcript, and a brief writing sample (unedited by a 3rd party), through our Self Apply site (http://www.dwt.com/Intellectual-Property---Patent-Lateral-Lawyers/).

Davis Wright Tremaine believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine's policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to an employee's race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

IP Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Reston, Va. or Suburban Boston, Ma. (Burlington)

The Marbury Law Group, PLLC Marbury Lawis seeking an experienced, highly qualified IP associate attorney for our Reston, Virginia or Suburban Boston (Burlington, MA) offices.

The candidate will focus mainly on the preparation and prosecution of patents in one or more of the following areas: chemistry (primarily organic) or chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductor devices and processing, materials science/nanotechnology, clean technology, telecommunications (i.e., wired and wireless communications, hardware and software, networking, etc.), electrical engineering or software for U.S. based clients, and will interface with foreign counsel to obtain international patents for our U.S. based clients.

Portable business is not required. However, the ideal candidate should possess strong client communication and development skills with the desire and ability to take a lead role in managing and growing client accounts.

Education Background
The ideal candidate is a registered U.S. patent attorney with at least a B.S. in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or mechanical engineering. However, candidates with a B.S. or advanced degree in other technical fields will be considered.

Experience
The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of patent experience in prosecuting existing and drafting new patent applications or patent examination, preferably with patent or technical experience in one of the fields noted above.

Duties
The candidate will focus mainly on the preparation and prosecution of patents in one or more of the following areas for U.S. based clients:

  • Electrical: telecommunications (i.e., wired and wireless communications, hardware and software, networking, etc.), electrical engineering, software;
  • Chemistry: organic chemistry, chemical engineering or pharmaceuticals;
  • Materials/Physics: semiconductor devices and processing, materials science/nanotechnology, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells;
  • Mechanical:  medical devices, clean technology.

Duties may also include the drafting and analysis of patent re-examinations as well as opinions of counsel; management and direction of foreign counsel; client counseling, infringement analysis, validity analysis, re-examination and reissue request drafting, IP licensing, IP due diligence, and assistance with marketing and client development efforts; possible review and management of junior associate work product for senior candidates; and direction of paralegal staff.  In addition, duties may include occasionally supporting our firm’s commercial litigation practice in the litigation of IP matters, including the drafting of pleadings, discovery requests, motions, briefs, reports, etc.

Salary
We offer a unique compensation structure which provides a generous base salary with an expectation of 1550 minimum billable hours per year.

For employees who generate over 1550 billable hours per year, we also offer a formula-based bonus for each billed hour over 1550 hours. Total compensation is based on productivity and billable hours, and is projected to be similar to that of large law firms for candidates interested in billing large law firm hours (e.g., ~ 2000 billable hours).

Benefits
We offer a professional, relaxed, supportive office environment, casual dress, flexible work hours, with a low minimum billable hours requirement, free parking and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health and disability insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, et cetera.

We encourage and support associate attorneys in marketing and developing their own clients. Associate attorneys receive credit for client origination, manage the client relationship with supervision from our partners, and receive a bonus based on the amount of client origination.

Contact
Please email cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and writing sample (published patent application preferred) to careers@marburylaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Reston, Virginia or Suburban Boston, Massachusetts (Burlington)

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.

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

We are a boutique Intellectual Property law 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.

Senior IP Officer – University of Maryland – Baltimore, Md.

University of MarylandThe Office of Research and Development at the University of Maryland has an opening for a Senior Intellectual Property Officer in the Office of Technology Transfer to function as a senior member of an interdisciplinary team that assures the University optimizes and protects its intellectual property assets. The Senior IP Officer will manage the University’s intellectual property portfolio, with particular emphasis on securing and protecting patents for inventions and discoveries that have potential market value. This position evaluates scientific invention disclosures, conducts research, analysis and documentation of related patents, and writes patent applications. The ideal candidate will foster and promote relationships between faculty researchers and Technology Commercialization.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the University’s patent portfolio; including preparing patent applications in compliance with U.S. patent law. Keeps abreast of policy and practice changes.
  • Evaluate invention disclosures for patentability and/or commercial viability.
  • Review disclosures with inventors. Resolves inventorship issues.
  • Research and document scientific and patent law rationale for the University of Maryland Baltimore’s inventions.
  • Interface with the University of Maryland Baltimore and the technology offices at university and corporate research partners. Works with faculty and staff in order to educate them on ways to protect intellectual property.
  • Work as a liaison for medical device and software based projects.
  • Investigate and implement new strategies to bring device based technologies to market.
  • Identify processes and recommend improvements.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link (which has full description and requirements): https://www.healthcaresource.com/umbaltimore/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=225606. Or, email rebecca.greenwell@umaryland.edu.

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Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Baltimore, Maryland

IP and Commercial Counsel – Other – New York, N.Y.

Quirky Quirkyis seeking an Intellectual Property and Commercial Counsel to work in its New York offices.


The Candidate
You are a talented legal advisor who can navigate the patent and trademark world with ease.  You make sound judgment calls and decisions when confronted with difficult risks.  You have significant experience as a legal decision-maker and know your way around consumer electronics and software.  You are excited about the opportunity to protect our intellectual property rights and avoid infringing rights held by others. You are able to tackle a variety of projects simultaneously to meet demanding deadlines. You are familiar with and have a soft spot for the USPTO. If this sounds like you, keep reading...

The Responsibilities

  • Analyze new products for patent and trademark infringement risks and available scope of protection
  • Analyze competitor products for patent and trademark infringement
  • Assist in patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management
  • Assist in counterfeit and infringement enforcement
  • Draft, negotiate and administer a variety of commercial agreements
  • Ensure timely, high-quality analysis and advice on legal and business issues
  • Engage in and lead various other legal projects and duties, including compliance matters, as assigned

The Qualifications

  • Passion for what we are building at Quirky
  • 3-5 years of legal professional experience, including deep experience in patent and trademark prosecution and clearance work
  • JD from accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state
  • USPTO registration
  • Competency with privacy and other technology law issues, including application of the DMCA and UDRP
  • Experience with consumer electronics and software and/or undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or computer science
  • Significant experience drafting patent non-infringement and invalidity opinions and conducting patent and trademark clearance searches
  • Experience drafting and negotiating intellectual property / technology transfer agreements
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and collaborate at all levels, internally and externally, with lawyers and non-lawyers
  • Ability and willingness to make sound judgment calls on questions of risk

Contact
Check us out at www.quirky.com. If you like what you see, please continue. Submit your resume and application online along with a cover letter letting us know why you are perfect for this role.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: New York, New York

We are Quirky.

 We make invention accessible.
We believe that the best ideas in the world aren't actually in the world--they're locked in people's heads. 
 
We exist to solve that problem.

Patent Attorney/Agent/Engineer – Law Firm – Houston, Texas

Pramudji Law Group PLLC Pramudji Law Group PLLC, a Houston-based IP boutique law firm, is seeking a patent agent/patent attorney/engineer with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics or Physics.  Candidates must have strong writing skills and willingness to learn.  Experience with patent preparation and prosecution is preferred but not required.  Research or work experience with microprocessor core design or system on chips is also preferred but not required.  This position may be part-time or full-time.  Flexible compensation structure and flexible hours. Our firm atmosphere is relaxed, collaborative and friendly.  No recruiters please.

Contact
Interested applicants should send their resume and transcripts to Recruiting@pro-ip.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Reno, or Las Vegas, Nev.

Holland & Hart Holland & Hart is seeking an exceptional patent attorney with 3-10 years of experience, for our dynamic, growing electronics and computer patent practice in our Reno/Tahoe or Las Vegas office.

Requirements
Applicants should have a strong academic record in both undergraduate and law school and a degree in electrical or computer engineering. We will also consider applicants with a degree in mechanical or industrial engineering. Applicants must be well-versed in software design and programming, USPTO licensed and licensed to practice in NV or eligible to take the bar in NV. Industry experience is a plus. Collaboration is a core part of our success, so we are seeking team players who want be a part of one of the finest electronics and computing technology patent groups in the country.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=6 and submit their resume, cover letter (please specify which office you are applying for), brief writing sample (publicly available patent application or office action responses or other technical writing) and law school and undergrad transcripts to Sarah Earnest, Recruitment Coordinator. Should you have issues with the online application form, please email SPEarnest@hollandhart.com. Holland & Hart LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.

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

IP Litigation Attorney – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

Holland & Hart Holland & Hart is seeking an attorney with 4-7 years of experience to join its IP Litigation practice in Salt Lake City. Holland & Hart is the only law firm based in the Mountain West ranked on The American Lawyer's list of the top 200 law firms in the US.

Requirements
Successful candidates will have 4-7 years of top tier law firm experience in IP Litigation, be team oriented with strong written and oral communication skills and have excellent professional recommendations. Prior patent litigation experience is preferred. An excellent academic record is required.

Contact
Please apply online at: http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=6 and submit resume, cover letter, and transcript to Sarah Earnest, Recruitment Coordinator. Should you have issues with the online application form, please email SPEarnest@hollandhart.com. Holland & Hart LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.

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

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 Mechanical group.

Candidates must have the following qualifications: (1) a strong academic record, (2) a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, (3) membership in a state bar, (4) membership in the patent bar, and (5) at least one year 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 Prosecution Attorney – Sandia National Laboratories – Albuquerque, N.M.

Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratoriesis searching for a Patent Prosecution Attorney for the Legal Division Intellectual Property Center at the Albuquerque facility.

The Legal Technology Transfer Center is responsible for identifying, obtaining and protecting the intellectual property generated by the research laboratory. Sandia has an opening for a patent prosecution attorney.

The successful candidate will support divisions developing new circuits, fabrication processes, advanced semiconductor packaging, and failure analysis techniques in both silicon and III-V technologies. Some particular applications include radiation-hardened circuits, advanced circuits for navigation and inertial sensing, and quantum computing. New hardware under development includes micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), contour-mode resonators, and silicon and III-V photonics. Photonic devices include VCSELs, ring resonators, all-optical logic, solar cells, and infrared focal plane arrays.

Drafts and prosecutes original patent applications. Advises on intellectual property issues related to the patentability of inventions, obviousness, scope of prior art, scope of patent claims, assignments, nondisclosure agreements, and cooperative development agreements.

Primary Job Duties
Manages an intellectual property docket, serving as a patent prosecution attorney for a research organization, with lesser responsibilities for contractual arrangements such as nondisclosure agreements, assignments, etc. Monitors and reviews Sandia publications for creation of statutory bar dates for Sandia inventions. Coordinates discussions with line management, technical staff, and technology transfer staff to select and prioritize invention disclosures and efficiently support Sandia's business needs. Coordinates joint patent applications with coinventing outside organizations. Renders opinions regarding possible patent infringements. Manages or supports other legal staff in litigation matters, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and licensed to practice law in at least one state and experience in preparation of patent applications, prosecution of patent applications, prior art searches. Good written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of software applications and technologies used in a technologically sophisticated law office. Ability to deliver legal advice and counsel in context of Sandia strategic mission and business objectives. In responding to specific requests for legal advice, the ability to identify other existing legal vulnerabilities and business impacts beyond the scope of the request. Ability to work independently as appropriate.

Required

  • A U.S. law degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice in at least one U.S. state and current registration with the USPTO is required for this position.
  • The successful candidates will have a degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, computer science or a relevant engineering discipline.
  • This patent prosecution attorney position requires the candidate to have excellent academic qualifications with 4-7 years of law firm and/or in-house experience in patent prosecution.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a required DOE security clearance.

Desired

  • Masters or PhD level education is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are needed for this position.
  • The successful candidate should have strong project, and client management skills and a proven track record of success in the patent field.

Security Clearance

  • Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

Benefits
At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website.

EEO
Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Contact
Please apply online at http://sandia.jobs/albuquerque-nm/patent-prosecution-attorney/74B10DE9FBDC4CE4A805E7420D8297DA/job/?utm_source=patent&utm_medium=JOBS&utm_campaign=DE-Pilot.

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Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense.

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Tysons Corner, Va. or Indianapolis, Ind. (Updated)

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

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

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana or Tysons Corner, Virginia

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Cary, N.C.

Withrow & Terranova, PLLCWithrow & Terranova, PLLC, a mid-size Intellectual Property Law Firm located in Cary, North Carolina in close proximity to Research Triangle Park, is seeking a highly qualified registered Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents that possess at least a Bachelor’s level degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science and 0-3 years of patent application preparation and prosecution experience.  The successful candidate will assist in patent application preparation and prosecution, and other related IP matters.  The successful candidate should also have a desire for substantial client interaction and involvement in key IP tasks and growth opportunities.

Contact
To inquire, please send your resume and writing sample to recruiting@wt-ip.com.

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

Withrow & Terranova, PLLC is a mid-size patent boutique with a focus on electronic, telecommunication, semiconductor, software, biomedical, and mechanical technologies. Our clients range from industry leading Fortune 500 companies to the nation’s top research universities to promising startup companies. We are located in close proximity to Research Triangle Park and serve clients throughout the United States and the world. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.wt-ip.com.

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

Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong LLP, a growing Silicon Valley transactional IP firm, is seeking an associate attorney to provide top-quality patent preparation and prosecution services for exceptional high-tech clients in the areas of computer software, Internet technologies, networking, and semiconductors. Our firm represents several Fortune 100 companies and well-known mid-cap and startup companies who come to us for our exceptional IP legal services. We provide a team-oriented and collegial working environment with an ongoing attorney training program that is second to none. Your responsibilities will include patent prosecution (80%), opinions and pre-litigation counseling (10% to 20%), and for some candidates, trademark prosecution and licensing (10% to 20%).

We prefer 2+ years relevant law experience. We require an undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, computer engineering, or physics. Much of our patent work involves complex software and computer systems inventions, so substantial familiarity in software design and engineering is a must. Technical subject matter may include databases, network protocols, 3D graphics, internet search, social networking, grid computing, user authentication and cryptography, digital video, email processing, semiconductor devices and processing, and other cutting-edge technologies.

State bar admission and USPTO admission in good standing are a plus. We offer a complete, competitive benefits package.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: attorney-position1@h35g.com.

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

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

A leading Japanese intellectual property law firm in Nagoya, Japan, seeks a US patent attorney to fill a position which will be vacant.

The position is for three or four days work per week except national holidays.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.

The duties will include overseeing our foreign prosecutions, providing opinions on matters relating to US patents, providing advice/support on litigation and transactional matters involving US intellectual property issues, updating our Japanese qualified attorneys and staff on current US practice and US legal developments, and providing general advice in connection with copyright/trademark matters and related matters.

Japanese language skills are not required.  However, the successful candidate will have (a)-(c) and agree with (d).

(a) A Juris Doctor (JD) with admission to a state bar, and registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

(b) At least 2 years experience either in private practice or in-house as a registered US patent attorney, with significant prosecution experience.

(c) A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (though other engineering or related disciplines may also be considered).

(d) A minimum two-year employment contract (notice clause is provided in the contact).

Contact
If you would like to apply for this position, please contact us via an e-mail to: application@okada-patent.gr.jp. In your correspondence, please briefly confirm that points (a) - (d) are applicable.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nagoya, Japan

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

Rutan & Tucker logohas an employment opportunity available for a Patent Agent with patent application drafting experience (minimum 10 applications).  This position will be located in the firm’s Palo Alto office and will assist partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice.

Job Requirements
Applicants must have at least 2 years experience drafting patent applications and must be familiar with domestic and foreign requirements.  Applicants must be registered with the USPTO.  EE or technology related degree and familiarity with different technologies including software, electronics and medical devices required.

Job Description
Prepare patent applications for filing with the USPTO.  Draft IP related documents.  Interact with Firm personnel, clients and foreign counsel.

Contact
Submit writing sample and salary requirement with resume to Donna Williams at: dwilliams@rutan.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

IP Counsel – Large Corporation – Florham Park, N.J.

BASF BASF is seeking an IP Counsel to work in Florham Park, N.J. The IP Counsel is responsible for:

  • IP Estate Management including IP generation, defense, maintenance, and enforcement primarily in the US. An understanding of foreign patent law and in particular European patent law is also required. The ability to advise clients on patent coverage is critical. Experience with US post grant procedures is a plus.
  • IP Transactions including both divestitures and acquisitions. Tasks include conducting public and confidential due diligence, undertaking IP analysis and advising clients of risks, negotiating IP matters, preparing and/or reviewing agreements, and participating in closings. The ability to perform well under tight time constraints, interact well with other BASF M&A team members especially commercial attorneys and outside counsel, and provide timely advice on any risks to the client is essential. Overseeing the integration of the acquired IP into BASF is also a critical part of this position.
  • IP Licensing including both licensing of technology and patents with both inbound and outbound licenses are possible. An understanding of US antitrust law relative to licensing is needed. The ability to advise clients on licensingoptions, patent exhaustion, and IP valuation is critical.
  • IP Litigation including trade secret and patent litigations. Conducting pre-filing analyses and advising the client on the cost benefit of a potential litigation is required. This position works with inhouse and outside litigation counsel to supports litigation activities.
  • Freedom to Operate Opinions including new product and process definitions, third party patent searching, and opinions. The ability to advise clients on any risks and options is critical. Initiating oppositions or other patent invalidity challenges may be needed.

This position will be located at BASF Corporation’s North American headquarters in Florham Park, New Jersey. Travel as needed to client locations in North America and Europe, client business meetings,and BASF’s parent in Ludwigshafen, Germany will be required. This position reports to IP Assistant General Counsel who reports to the General Counsel.

Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in the chemical related arts such as chemistry, chemical engineering, materials, or materials engineering, and preferably, a graduate degree in the chemical related arts
  • Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • A license in at least one state, preferably New Jersey, and a member in good standing with any mandatory CLE completed
  • Minimum 10 years of experience practicing before the USPTO
  • A self-starter who is proactive and takes the initiative
  • A teamplayer who can work well with other BASF patent attorneys, patent agents, support staff, and clients
  • Excellent organizational skills; -Excellent communication skills including presentation and writing skills
  • High-level problem-solving skills to review and evaluate legal and/or business problems, and recommend alternatives
  • The ability to electronically file documents with the USPTO;
  • Knowledge of the USPTO’s Public and Private PAIRS for checking on the status of filed patent applications
  • The ability to use word processing to draft, revise, and finalize agreements with little to no administrative support
  • The ability to access internal database for IP related information
  • The ability to work in a matrix organization and interact with IP colleagues located in Europe

Candidates from corporate law departments and law firms will be considered.

Contact
If interested, please apply at: http://jobs.basf.us/job/Florham-Park-Intellectual-Property-Counsel-Florham-Park%2C-NJ-Job-NJ-07932/83067900/
Availability: Day Job | Type of Job: Standard

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Florham Park, New Jersey

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga.

Hartman & Citrin LLC Hartman & Citrin LLCis currently seeking a candidate for a patent attorney or patent agent position with the firm.

Hartman & Citrin LLC is interested in patent attorneys for preparation and prosecution of patents primarily in the telecommunications, software, and networking arts.  Our clients also file patent applications in the mechanical arts, so comfort with software, telecommunications, and mechanical arts is preferred.  Patent attorneys with experience only in the mechanical arts will also be considered.

Hartman & Citrin LLC is seeking dedicated and conscientious professionals.  While we offer low minimum billed hour requirements and competitive compensation, we pride ourselves on hard work and dedication to producing high quality patents for our clients.  Professionals who are interested in becoming part of a growing firm with high quality clients and an enjoyable work atmosphere should consider applying. Portable business is not required for this position, but may be considered.

Requirements
At least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience with a law firm is strongly preferred.   Candidates with degrees in industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer engineering are invited to apply.  Candidates with other degrees and experience in telecommunications, networking, and/or computer technologies are also invited to apply.  License to practice before the USPTO is required.

Hartman & Citrin LLC is a boutique law firm (four attorneys, two staff) located in Roswell, GA, which is located in the northern suburbs of the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

Contact
Apply online by visiting: http://www.hciplaw.com/careers/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Hiscock & Barclay, LLPHiscock & Barclay, LLP, a full service 210 lawyer firm with offices throughout Upstate New York (Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester) as well as New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Newark NJ, and Toronto is seeking experienced patent attorneys and patent agents to join its Upstate New York offices or Boston office, 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.  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 in confidence to:
Recruitment Coordinator
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
One Park Place
300 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Email: IPAttorney@hblaw.com

Hiscock & Barclay is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO M/F/V/H

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Upstate New York (Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester) or Boston, Massachusetts