Senior Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Flexible Location

Guntin & Gust Guntin & Gustis seeking highly skilled and productive Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents. As part of our team you will be working with a diverse group of clients ranging from sophisticated mid-sized corporations to Fortune 100 companies. We work in the areas of electrical engineering, telecommunications, medical products, RF products, gaming products, nanotechnologies, and other fields. Clients have also engaged our firm to evaluate patent portfolios, draft licensing and patent sale agreements, perform re-exam evaluations, due diligence in M&A transactions, advanced inventing sessions, opinion work, and other services.

We offer exceptional benefits that are paid in full by the firm and a competitive compensation package, which models the firm’s philosophy of transparency. Our firm has a substantial volume of work to provide an attorney or agent exceptional opportunities for career growth.

Candidate Qualifications
Must have passed a state bar (attorney’s only) and the USPTO patent bar. 10+ years of law practice with “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of US matters. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elect. Eng., or Computer Eng. is preferred. Telecommunications and/or actual engineering experience is a plus. A book of business is also a plus. Information regarding the last two years of billable hours and collections will be requested. Academic transcripts will be requested for all candidates.

Contact
Apply online on our website by visiting this link: https://www.ggip.com/careers/attorneys.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Flexible Location

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Telecommute (Washington or Texas)

Lindauer Law PLLC specializes in patent preparation and prosecution and is seeking to hire excellent candidates with 5+ years of experience to join our growing practice.  Candidates must be registered in good standing with the USPTO.

If you have the experience and desire to prosecute and draft high quality patent applications in areas such as software, consumer electronics, big data, information security, and more, you’ll fit right in.  Candidates should be eligible to obtain a Top Secret clearance or equivalent.

We offer competitive salary, full benefits, an excellent support staff, and many opportunities for professional growth.

This is a full time telecommuting position open to individuals domiciled in Texas or Washington State.   Live the lifestyle you want, without being stuck in traffic.

Contact
To apply, you may send your resume, transcripts, and at least two recent publicly available samples of your work via email to lateral2016@lindauerip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Telecommute (Washington or Texas)

Patent Prosecution Attorney – Law Firm – Madison, Wisc.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking an IP Patent Prosecution Associate for our Madison office. Our Associates prepare patentability searches, patent applications for filing with the USPTO, draft Office Action responses, and partner with firm colleagues and client representatives regarding an array of new and exciting technologies.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, and preferably, 5+ years of patent prosecution experience. Admission to the Patent Bar is preferred, but not required.

Candidates must also 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 they are admitted to practice.

The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing Electrical and Computer Science IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

To be considered, a candidate must possess strong academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and their transcripts. Writing samples can be diverse, and may include a recent university-level paper demonstrating technical writing skills, or an IP document which demonstrates legal and technical writing skills or a persuasive argument.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://careers.michaelbest.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=5&FilterJobID=90.

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

Patent Engineer/Scientist or Patent Agent – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking a Patent Engineer/Scientist or Patent Agent for our Milwaukee office. They will prepare patentability searches, patent applications for filing with the USPTO, draft Office Action responses, and partner with firm colleagues and client representatives regarding an array of new and exciting technologies.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Admission to the Patent Bar and 3+ years of patent prosecution experience are preferred.

The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing Electrical and Computer Science IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

To be considered, a candidate must possess strong academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and their transcripts. Writing samples can be diverse, and may include a recent university-level paper demonstrating technical writing skills, or an IP document which demonstrates legal and technical writing skills or a persuasive argument.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://careers.michaelbest.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=4&FilterJobID=91.

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

Patent Prosecution Attorney – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking an IP Patent Prosecution Associate for our Milwaukee office. Our Associates prepare patentability searches, patent applications for filing with the USPTO, draft Office Action responses, and partner with firm colleagues and client representatives regarding an array of new and exciting technologies.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, and preferably, 3+ years of patent prosecution experience. Admission to the Patent Bar is preferred, but not required.

Candidates must also 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 they are admitted to practice.

The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing Electrical and Computer Science IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

To be considered, a candidate must possess strong academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and their transcripts. Writing samples can be diverse, and may include a recent university-level paper demonstrating technical writing skills, or an IP document which demonstrates legal and technical writing skills or a persuasive argument.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://careers.michaelbest.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=5&FilterJobID=92.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

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

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

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

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

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

Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham 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.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Armstrong Teasdale LLPArmstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking patent attorneys to assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.

Successful applicants will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Job Requirements
The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software or electrical areas.

Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.

Admission into a state bar and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are preferred. All technical backgrounds will be considered. Post-graduate scientific degrees are a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous merit-based and hours-based bonus program, 401(k) eligibility, team-based work environment and other benefits.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; or Las Vegas, Nevada

IP Associate – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., a full-service law firm, seeks a full-time associate with four-plus years of experience in patent counseling and prosecution for our Milwaukee office.  This is a unique opportunity to join and be an integral member of a fast growing and dynamic IP team at a large general practice firm.

We are interested in candidates with a technical background in electrical, computer science or computer engineering.  Candidates must be admitted before the USPTO.  Superior academic credentials are required.  For qualified candidates, our IP associates receive nationally competitive salaries.

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

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

We have offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Madison, WI; Rockford and Chicago, IL; Phoenix, AZ; and Denver, CO. With more than 200 lawyers, the firm serves clients throughout the United States and internationally with a combination of legal advice, industry understanding and superior client service.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Arent Fox LLP is seeking a patent agent with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution or drafting in mechanical technologies for their Washington, DC, Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco. Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in mechanical engineering or physics, and experience in automotive and/or medical device technology is a plus. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills and excellent academic credentials and a desire to excel in a law firm environment. Please submit resume, transcripts and a writing sample.

Arent Fox LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://selfapply.arentfox.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=207.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; or New York, New York

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Tucson, Ariz. or Manchester, N.H.

Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC seeks a patent attorney associate to join our growing practice to work in our beautiful Tucson, Arizona or our Manchester, New Hampshire offices.  A generous relocation package is available.

We are seeking a bright, self-motivated patent attorney with at least 3-5 years experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications and opinion work in the electrical/computer/software and/or chemical fields.  We emphasize contact and training with partners, and a firm culture which promotes a balanced lifestyle.  In addition to an excellent compensation package, we offer a great place to work and grow professionally.

The candidate must have at least three years of patent prosecution experience in addition to strong written and oral advocacy skills.  A degree in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering or Computer Science is a must.  Industry experience is preferred.

Contact
Please send resume in confidence to Amanda Lucas, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC, Kolb Executive Park, 1600 N. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ 85715, or via email at alucas@gtpp-tucson.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Tucson, Arizona or Manchester, New Hampshire

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Greenville, S.C.

Dority & Manning, an Intellectual Property boutique in Greenville, SC seeks a registered Patent Attorney. Associates will work with our attorneys and patent agents primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation.

Candidates must have an undergraduate engineering or science degree and must have taken, or be eligible to take, the patent bar.

Contact
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: recruiting@dority-manning.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Fairfax, Va. (or Remote)

Harrity & Harrity, LLP, is looking for remote work, reduced-hours, and/or full-time patent professionals to draft and/or prosecute patent applications for leading global technology companies, including three Fortune 500 companies. Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills, and a background or experience in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or physics. Experience with magnetic sensor, modelling software, or LTE technology is a plus, as well as, Patent Examiner experience.

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

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

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 Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC logois looking for an experienced patent attorney to join their thriving practice. We are seeking several skilled patent professionals. Ample opportunities to work with global technology corporations and Fortune 500 companies in fields such as the automotive technology sector; aerospace; telecommunications, software and networking; semiconductors; consumer electronics; mechanical and biomedical devices are available.

Our boutique firm offers a personable, collegial environment with an open door policy that fosters professional growth and development. We are looking for driven, focused candidates with strong technical knowledge, a firm grasp of IP legal issues, excellent verbal and written communication skills and a passion for producing high quality work for sophisticated corporate clients.

Preferred candidates will have at least two years of domestic patent prosecution experience in the electrical, mechanical and software arts. Additionally, candidates having experience instructing foreign attorneys and preparing opinions are valued.

Our office overlooks the Chicago River and is across the street from the Willis Tower. We are one block east of Chicago’s Union Station and a few blocks west of the Loop “El” tracks. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, an excellent work/life balance and a location in one of America’s most beautiful and livable cities.

Contact
Please provide resume, transcripts from your engineering and law school institutions, and a cover letter to recruiting@hfzlaw.com, attention Bill O'Connor Recruitment Coordinator. Candidates experienced in patent drafting for inventions relating to semi-conductors or memory please specify this in your application to the firm.

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

Internal IP Counsel – Small Corporation – Palo Alto, Calif.

Luminar Technologies is seeking an Internal IP Counsel. Patent Attorney will play an integral role in guiding the growth of the Company’s patent and other Intellectual Property (IP) portfolios. The Patent Attorney will partner with Luminar’s business divisions and work with technologists to identify and document inventions, lead committee reviews of internal invention disclosures, perform patentability evaluations, define patent preparation and prosecution strategies, and manage outside counsel.

The Patent Attorney will also provide IP counseling to internal customers, and may also conduct patent landscaping projects, perform patent analyses, and support licensing, litigation, and M&A activities.

Key Experience/Capabilities

  • BS or MS in electrical engineering, physics, computer science/engineering, mechanical engineering, or a similar field. Direct experience in electro-optics systems and components ideal.
  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and admission to a state bar (California & Florida)
  • Registered with the USPTO.
  • 3-5 years of experience in IP law, including at least 2 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Previous IP transaction or litigation experience a plus.
  • Strong project management, planning, and coordination skills; able to lead and collaborate effectively with teams spanning multiple departments and levels.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Japanese, Mandarin, or Korean language skills not required, but a plus.

Contact
To apply, email Scott Faris at: scottf@lumin.ar.com.

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

Patent Prosecution Attorney – Law Firm – Charlotte, N.C.

Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is a law firm with more than 170 attorneys serving clients in the Southeast and across the nation in a wide range of substantive areas. Our offices are located in Atlanta, Georgia; Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina; and Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington, North Carolina.

We are currently seeking a Patent Attorney with at least three years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including in the chemical, materials science, and/or biomedical areas.  The successful candidate would preferably be based in our Charlotte, North Carolina office.  However, other offices across our geographic footprint are also possible.  A portable book of business in not expected or required.

Qualified candidates will have:
• At least three years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, including in the chemical, materials science, and/or biomedical areas;
• Preferably, an advanced degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or a related discipline;
• A law degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;
• Registration to practice law before the USPTO; and
• A license to practice law in at least one state, preferably including a state within the firm’s geographic footprint.

Smith Moore Leatherwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of our Firm to afford fair and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Contact
To apply, email Norma DiDonato at: norma.didonato@smithmoorelaw.com.

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

Director, Intellectual Property – Large Corporation – Rahway, N.J.

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.  We are seeking a Director - Intellectual Property.

We are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you.  To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.  As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The attorney will provide patent support functions for Merck’s Biologics and Vaccines discovery and development groups.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications to protect Merck’s products, product candidates and platform technologies
  • Conduct FTO analysis for products, product candidates and platform technology
  • Conduct IP due diligence for corporate transactions
  • Provide legal services, advice and guidance that is consistent with law and Company policy; furthers business objectives and appropriately balances divisional/function/corporate business objectives and legal risks
  • Exercise judgment to drive decisions on routine and non-routine matters within area of practice
  • Supervise activities and manage relationships with outside counsel
  • Some domestic and international travel may be required

Education Minimum Requirement

  • A bachelor's degree in the pharmaceutical, chemical or biological sciences from an accredited institution
  • Graduate of an accredited US law school, with admission to the Bar of New Jersey or be eligible to obtain a limited license for in-house counsel
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO

Required Experience and Skills

  • Five (5) or more years as an attorney in a law firm or corporate setting, practicing in the patent area
  • Strong technical background, preferably with an advance degree in biological sciences
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Experience in counseling clients on intellectual property issues
  • Experience in managing a significant workload, with the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to be proactive and take initiative

Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

Contact

To apply, please visit this link: https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=IP+000104&lang=en#.VwgRdZDPEb0.email. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:
Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Rahway, New Jersey

Patent Attorney – Small Firm – Hartford, Conn.

Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLPAlix, Yale & Ristas, LLP is a Hartford, Connecticut, intellectual property boutique seeking an entry-level or lateral Patent Attorney.

Requirements for all candidates:

  • Admitted to US patent bar and at least one state bar (CT preferred);
  • Undergrad degree in ME or EE.

Additional requirements for laterals:

  • 4+ years prep and pros experience;
  • Minimum $200K book required.

Contact
To apply, email us at: ayrcareers@gmail.com. No phone calls or snail mail, please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut

For more than 150 years, Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP, has exclusively practiced intellectual property law. Our firm provides a full scope of services, from counseling to litigation, relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, cyberlaw, trade secrets, licensing, technology transfer and unfair competition. Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP is a small, well-established firm that offers a balanced, collegial atmosphere with reasonable billable hour requirements and a flexible work schedule.

Patent Analyst – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore. (Telecommute)

GTT GroupGTT Group, an intellectual property services firm is seeking highly qualified individuals with subject matter and patent analysis expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • LED
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Semiconductor Process
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • Sensors
  • Wireless
  • Operating Systems
  • Financial Technology
  • Security
  • Automation
  • Vehicular Systems

Are you a patent professional with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas? If so, then we are especially interested in speaking with you.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts and relevant subject matter expertise required. Willingness to work with and support patent analyst team members, project managers, and other team members are essential.

Selected candidates are contracted on a project-by project basis.

 

Contact
To provide consulting services to GTT Group, please respond by email to: consultant@gttgrp.com. In the body of your email: (1) Describe your most relevant experience; (2) Describe your general availability to work on consulting projects; and (3) Please attach a resume or CV including any relevant experience. Thank You for your interest, you will hear from us soon.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon (Telecommute)

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Frost Brown Todd LLC, one of the 150 largest law firms in the United States with a top rated Midwest intellectual property practice, seeks a Patent Prosecution Associate with at least 3-5 years of experience for the Indianapolis, Pittsburgh or Nashville office.  Applicants must have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, excellent academic credentials, writing and communication skills and be capable of independent and creative work.  To learn more about us and the communities we serve, we invite you to visit our website.

Contact
To apply, please visit our web page and use the “self-apply” feature at http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/careers-openings-attorneys.html to submit your application. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nashville, Tennessee; Indianapols, Indiana; or Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Associate – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill. (Updated)

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLPChicago intellectual property law firm, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert and Berghoff LLP (MBHB), seeks:

  • Associate with M.S. or Ph.D.(preferred) in the biological sciences.  The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications.  Associates should be registered to practice with the USPTO.

MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,  age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law.  MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Contact
To apply, please visit MBHB’s website at www.mbhb.com and visit the Careers section to submit your resume & applicable transcripts online.

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

Patent Prosecution Associates and Patent Agents/Engineers – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking skilled Electrical IP Patent Prosecution Associates and Patent Agents/Engineers for our D.C. office.

Our Associates prepare patentability searches, patent applications for filing with the USPTO, draft Office Action responses, and partner with firm colleagues and client representatives regarding an array of new and exciting technologies.   Our Engineers and Agents prepare patentability searches, patent applications for filing with the USPTO, draft Office Action responses, and partner with firm colleagues and client representatives regarding an array of new and exciting technologies.

We are seeking Patent Prosecution Associates with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and preferably, 2+ years of patent prosecution experience. Admission to the Patent Bar is preferred, but not required.  Candidates must hold a JD from an ABA-approved law school, and be in good standing and an active member of the bar of the state in which they are admitted to practice.

We are seeking Patent Agents/Engineers with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. Patent prosecution experience is required, and admission to the Patent Bar is preferred, but not required. Candidates must have 2+ years of work experience, but no legal background is necessary. Training may be available.

Candidates must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.

To be considered, a candidate must possess strong academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and their transcripts. Writing samples can be diverse, and may include a recent university-level paper demonstrating technical writing skills, or an IP document which demonstrates legal and technical writing skills or a persuasive argument.

These are exceptional opportunities to join a growing Electrical and Computer Science IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Contact
Please apply at http://www.michaelbest.com/careers.

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

Manager, Intellectual Property – Large Corporation – New Bern, N.C.

BSH Home Appliances Corporation is seeking an individual to oversee and manage the Company’s Intellectual Property Attorneys and Paralegals in all areas of BSH in the field of intellectual property rights; for creating, establishing and expanding a strong BSH intellectual property portfolio; for product development review in order to avoid infringement of intellectual property rights by BSH products; for the defense of third-party claims against BSH and enforcement of BSH claims against third parties.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and train the IP department Intellectual Property Attorneys and Paralegals for efficient operation of the department to achieve the maximum benefit for all IP job functions.
  • Manage acquisition of inventions, evaluation of inventions, maintaining contact with inventors:  oversee the work results of all BSH divisions for patentability and implement suitable results into invention reports in order to establish and expand a strong patent portfolio; simultaneously perform continual product clearing in order to avoid infringement of competitive intellectual property rights by BSH products.
  • Manage acquisition of trademarks and trademark registrations; Supervise trademark research, evaluate the same and draw up registration ability reports; oversee work results of all BSH divisions to establish a strong trademark portfolio; Manage and conduct trademark watches to minimize third party conflicts with BSH trademark portfolio; Monitor and train BSH employees to establish and maintain a strong trademark portfolio.
  • Responsible for all coordination with BSH-IP Corporate Munich – ZTG; Manage and coordinate all intellectual property matters with ZTG including IP capture, establishment, maintenance, protection, and enforcement.
  • Direct the application of intellectual property rights: Manage and coordinate the preparation and filing of BSH patent and trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
  • Manage and coordinate all IP legal work outsourced to external attorneys to ensure high quality.
  • Manage and coordinate patent and trademark portfolio updates: evaluation of the BSH-IP portfolio in patent committees for example and realization of a balanced IP portfolio for BSH.
  • Conduct all IP proceedings: performance of the respective proceedings before the U.S. patent and trademark office and the competent courts in written proceedings and within the scope of verbal hearings.
  • Conduct infringement proceedings: evaluation of infringement; performance of infringement proceedings before national courts for defending or enforcing claims for damages against or by BSH. Performance of all IP proceedings before the competent authorities and courts for the defense against third-party claims regarding intellectual property rights.
  • Lead contractual activities: negotiation and preparation of confidentiality, development, cooperation and license agreements with competitors, development facilities and suppliers in cooperation with the purchasing and development departments in order to continually expand the know-how that is used by and protected for BSH.  In addition, editing of trademark license agreements and differentiation agreements.
  • Supervise the performance of special projects in all fields of intellectual property rights; information events in the US factories; managerial duties; administrative associates.
  • Support IP related due diligence in commercial transactions (such as acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing).
  • Provide timely counsel on intellectual property issues

Requirements

  • Must be a patent attorney with a USPTO qualifying technical degree.
  • Must have corporate or firm IP department experience and be interested in Corporate IP Counsel position for the long term.
  • At least fifteen (15) years of in-depth experience in protection of intellectual property rights including litigation and prosecution of IP rights.
  • Experience in large IP firm (20+ attorneys) or large corporation including management experience.  Must have worked with outside counsel if in corporation or with in-house counsel if in law firm.
  • IP docketing experience required.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and work with various groups and levels.
  • Must be willing to travel on occasions (within the United States and abroad).
  • Must be registered with the USPTO and a Member in good standing of any state bar.
  • Some IP litigation, patent opinion and trademark opposition experience preferred.  Must have worked with engineers to obtain disclosures and have made patentability opinions.
  • Some trademark experience preferred.
  • Some prior technical experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels within business clients, and with multinational personnel from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and locations.
  • Be highly motivated, with the ability to pro-actively organize a heavy workload and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities.
  • Possess superior writing and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to adhere to strict IP practice and work guidelines from Germany - ZTG.
  • Willingness to learn more about patent prosecution and interested in continuing patent prosecution.
  • Good understanding of technology and willing to learn any necessary technology.
  • PC and IP management software
  • German language skills a plus.

Benefits
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, educational assistance and 401(k) plan.
This position is eligible for the BSH Associate Referral Program

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Contact
To apply, please visit this link: https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BSHHOME&cws=1&rid=2329.

Additional Info
Job Location: New Bern, North Carolina

Home Appliances Corporation aims to make life easier with our products under the brands Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau. An international group with annual revenue of about 11.4 billion Euros in 2014 and more than 53,000 employees, we inspire through high quality product design, resource-efficient technology, and an excellent working environment. As a company of the Bosch Group, BSH offers you a wide range of career opportunities. Get ahead with your career - think ahead with us.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – North Brunswick, N.J.

Chromocell seeks an experienced Patent Agent who has earned a Ph.D. or minimum Masters’ Degree in chemistry, biology or a related field (organic/medicinal chemistry education/experience preferred).  The ideal candidate will be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or previous work experience at USPTO.  This is a unique opportunity to be the only patent agent onsite, interfacing with scientists and key stakeholders on a daily basis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist with maintenance of the existing patent and trademark estates.
  • Review applications, office actions responses, amendments and other prosecution documents drafted by outside counsel.
  • Draft applications, office action responses, amendments and other prosecution documents for patents managed in house.
  • Participate in and help formulate intellectual property and patent strategy with business and legal team and, in support of key collaborations.
  • Assist with IP-related services in support of the company’s business and research activities, including: searching and providing guidance/opinions regarding patentability, freedom-to-operate, patent invalidity and non-infringement, performing due diligence, and managing procurement of  opinions by outside counsel.
  • Patent summaries and analysis in support of research efforts.
  • Depending on interest, opportunity to assist with agreements relating to a variety of intellectual property matters, including confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, collaboration and licensing agreements, as well as trademark and copyright prosecution.
  • Supervise paralegal’s docketing and maintenance of existing patent portfolio.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3 years patent experience at a law firm or in-house with a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or flavors company.
  • Ph.D. or minimum Masters’ Degree in a chemistry, biology or a related field (organic/medicinal chemistry education/experience preferred).
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or previous work experience at USPTO.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals, scientific data, patent documents, governmental regulations, and legal documents.
  • Draft well-organized and understandable patent applications and persuasive responses to office actions.
  • Prepare concise and understandable written and oral summaries and recommendations for IP strategy for the scientific, business and legal staff.
  • Work as a team member with employees in other departments, with different educational backgrounds and job responsibilities.
  • Responsive, dependable, flexible and attention to detail.
  • Flavors experience a plus.

Contact
To apply, please visit this link: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHROMOCELL&cws=1&rid=292.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: North Brunswick, New Jersey

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

Workman Nydegger is seeking an exceptional patent prosecution attorney with 1-4 years of experience for our dynamic, growing patent prosecution practice. Applicants should have a strong academic record, and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or other related technical field. Industry experience and/or IP firm experience is a plus.

Contact
Qualified candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, writing sample and transcripts to Shauna Huston, Executive Director, at recruitment@wnlaw.com. Competitive salary and benefits package available. Workman Nydegger 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

Founded over 30 years ago, Workman Nydegger specializes in intellectual property law and complex litigation. The firm represents a wide array of clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, litigation and prosecution, unfair competition and related licensing matters, and possesses expertise in a diverse range of technologies, including computer systems, software, e-commerce and information technology; electronics and electrical engineering; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical and life science technologies; physics and optics; mechanics and mechanical engineering and alternative energy. Workman Nydegger is located in Salt Lake City which is known worldwide for its scenic beauty and geographic diversity. Salt Lake City and its many nearby ski resorts hosted the world during the 2002 Winter Olympics, bringing international recognition for locations such as Park City and Sundance. These sites bring culture, diversity, entertainment, and economic opportunity to Utah. Beautiful red rock deserts to the South attract many visitors annually, and provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Chief Patent Counsel and Legal Team Director – Large Corporation – Beijing, China

BOE, a multi-billion-dollar tech company based in Beijing, seeks mandarin-speaking patent attorneys with patent litigation/licensing experience and technical background in Electronics, Internet of Things, Big Data, or Biomedical areas to fill two positions.

Contact
To apply, please email us at: fma@syncoda.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Beijing, China

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Falls Church, Va.

J.A. Lindeman & Co. PLLC, a growing patent firm located in Falls Church, VA (suburban Washington, DC) is seeking a Chemical Patent Associate. The associate will work directly with the firm’s attorneys and clients on patent matters for leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, as well as start-up and emerging companies.

The patent matters will involve preparation and prosecution of US patent applications, direction of non-US patent prosecution, opinion work and related counseling. The position requires a strong background in chemistry. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials and strong writing, analytical and communications skills. 2 to 4 years of patent prosecution experience, admission to the Virginia bar and registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office preferred.

Patent agents also considered.

Contact
To apply, email Jeff Lindeman at: jeff.lindeman@jalindeman.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Falls Church, Virginia