Associate – Law Firm – Des Moines, Iowa

McKee, Voorhees & Sease PLC, a Des Moines, Iowa IP boutique firm seeks patent prosecution attorney with 1 to 5 years of experience.  Must be admitted in at least one state and the USPTO or qualified to sit for patent bar.  Biotechnology field or a related degree required and PhD preferred.  Strong working knowledge of plant genetics a plus.

Contact
Apply by emailing us at: patatty@ipmvs.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Gaithersburg, Md.

Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC, an established intellectual property law firm in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking an experienced electrical patent attorney or agent with a degree in electrical engineering, physics or computer science. The ideal candidate will have experience in telecommunications technology fields including wired (optical and electrical) and wireless networking technologies and equipment. Candidates should possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong writing, communication, organizational and analytical skills. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Preferred candidates will have experience in writing patent applications.

Contact
Interested candidates should send resume, transcripts and writing samples to pam@usiplaw.com.

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

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga.

Sutherland The Intellectual Property group at Sutherland is seeking a second to fourth year Associate with extensive patent drafting and prosecution experience. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, possesses superior writing skills, and has experience counseling clients in IP matters. Candidates must be members of the Patent Bar and have a degree in Chemical Engineering. Excellent academics are required.

Contact
Please send a transcript with resume to lindsay.young@sutherland.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

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

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

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

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

Fox Rothschild LLP Fox Rothschildhas an opening in the Denver, CO office for an Intellectual Property associate with 2-4 years of IP litigation and patent prosecution experience. The ideal candidate must be a registered patent attorney and licensed to practice in the State of Colorado or willing to become licensed in Colorado. Superior academic record and excellent writing skills required. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE.

Contact
If interested, please send your resume in confidence to recruitment@foxrothschild.com or apply online at http://www.foxrothschild.com/careers/jobListing.aspx?id=19327353545.

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

IP Attorney – Large Corporation – Phoenix, Ariz.

ON Semiconductor On Semiconductoris seeking to hire an IP counsel to provide support across several different IP areas.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing invention generation by counseling with inventors, providing IP training, attending patent committee meetings, and reviewing invention disclosures.
  • Preparing, filing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications and managing patent prosecution efforts of outside counsel.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing intellectual property agreements, including: license agreements, development agreements, supply agreements, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Providing support for various IP matters in relation to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Analyzing, mining, and monetizing the patent portfolio, including investigations of competitive products and preparation of claim charts.
  • Providing litigation support, both offensive and defensive matters.
    This position can be located in Europe or in other US cities where ON Semiconductor has an office location.

Requirements

  • J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school.
  • Member of a state bar and be admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with 3-5 years of experience as a patent attorney.
  • Electrical Engineering or Physics degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences.

Additional Detail: This position reports to the head of intellectual property in Phoenix, Arizona. Related semiconductor industry experience is highly desirable and should be highlighted. The successful candidate will be a team player who demonstrates flexibility and is able to handle a variety of intellectual property law matters in a timely manner.  Position is in Phoenix, however, other locations, Europe or other US cities, will be considered depending on the candidate.  Occasional travel (<20%).

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://tinyurl.com/mexg4ex.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN) is driving innovation in energy efficient electronics, empowering design engineers to reduce global energy use. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient power and signal management, logic, discrete and custom solutions to help customers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power supply applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Gainesville, Fla. (Updated)

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

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

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Lowe Hauptman Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice.  Capability in all aspects of semiconductor technology is a must.  Versatility in other technical areas is a plus.

Candidates will preferably have capabilities consistent with at least 3 years of experience as an agent or attorney in patent prosecution.  Industry experience working in the semiconductor area is advantageous.  The key attributes of a successful candidate for this position are talent, insight, attention to detail and outstanding writing ability.

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

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

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

Trademark Associate – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Trademark Associate.  Preferred candidates should have 2-4 years of experience in domestic and international trademark prosecution and protection, trademark enforcement and litigation experience, inter-parties experience and licensing.  We seek candidates with transferrable skills and strong academic backgrounds from nationally recognized schools.  Virginia Bar membership preferred.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online through 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 Attorney Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE

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

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Greensboro, N.C.

Patterson + Sheridan, LLP Patterson + Sheridan, LLPseeks an IP attorney with an electrical engineering or computer science background and at least 1 year of patent law experience, including patent preparation and prosecution, and drafting claims, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions.

Patterson + Sheridan is a mid-sized intellectual property law firm with offices in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, Shrewsbury, NJ and Palo Alto, CA. We are a client-centered collaborative workplace. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget that we are a team. Success at Patterson + Sheridan is judged largely by how much you help others succeed.

As an attorney at Patterson + Sheridan, you will receive solid training and opportunities for professional growth. We believe that associates should have client contact to see first-hand how large innovative companies, as well as pioneering start-ups, develop products and technologies that are literally changing the world. You can expect to take invention disclosures from inventors, draft specifications with minimal supervision, and generate claims requiring only moderate review. We offer a career progression, leadership training, and the opportunity to build client relationship skills. Each year in the professional life of a Patterson + Sheridan associate brings a wider and deeper development of expertise, designed to increase your value to our clients and our firm.

Contact
If you are interested in hearing more about Patterson + Sheridan, our training, our culture, and our extensive reach and experience in technologies that are changing the world, send your resume, cover letter addressed to the Recruiting Partner, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a 5-10 page writing sample to recruiting@pattersonsheridan.com.

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

Paralegal – Law Firm – Los Angeles, Calif.

Ruttenberg IP Law, a boutique IP Litigation firm is seeking an experienced Paralegal to assist with litigation and general IP matters.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree; paralegal training or certificate preferred
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of federal court rules and filing procedures (experience with ECF)Proficient   in formatting and proofreading legal documents
  • Provide administrative support, including but not limited to document creation, cite-checking and calendaring
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of firm personnel and clients
  • Highly organized, tech savvy, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision

Available to work overtime, as needed

Contact
Please send cover letter, resume with salary history and desired salary to: hr@ruttenbergiplaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Los Angeles, California

Sr. Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Sunnyvale, Calif.

Logo Dolby Laboratories is seeking a Senior Patent Counsel. Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.

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

Job Functions

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

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a patent attorney in a top-tier law firm, and, preferably some experience working in-house.
  • Juris doctor degree.
  • Admission to the California State Bar and USPTO.
  • In-depth understanding of the key processes in video compression systems, such as H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC standards
  • Masters degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on digital signal processing or bachelors degree with equivalent experience, especially in the area of video signal processing.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Self-initiative and ability to work with minimum of direction under pressure.
  • Superior organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Additional Desired Qualifications

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

Contact
Apply online by using this link: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=5921&company=Dolby&jobpipeline=patentlyo.

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

Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLPThe San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a patent litigation associate attorney with 1-5 years of experience to join our growing IP Litigation group.

Qualified applicants will have a background in CS/EE or significant experience with patent litigation involving computer software/hardware.  Must have a JD and membership in the California State Bar.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and enthusiasm for patent litigation are required.

Contact
Please upload a resume; cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager; law school transcript; and a writing sample through our Self-Apply site: http://www.dwt.com/Patent-Litigation-Associate-Lateral-Lawyers/

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

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.

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLPThe San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a patent prosecution lawyer with a minimum of 4 years’ legal experience in the fields of electronics, software, networking and related fields to join our IP/Patent team, or 1-4 years’ legal experience coupled with commensurate industry experience.

Qualified applicants will have a JD degree and be a member of the California State Bar; have a BS degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related discipline; have experience working as a patent prosecution attorney (in-house or outside counsel); a strong work ethic; comfort with complex technology; familiarity with operations of large clients with established patent programs and familiarity with interacting with smaller clients and start-ups to develop patent programs and strategy; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Contact
Please upload a resume; cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager; law school transcript; and a writing sample through our Self-Apply site: http://www.dwt.com/Patent-Prosecution-Associate-Lateral-Lawyers/ We are currently not accepting external recruiter submissions.

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

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.

Patent Engineer – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

RPX RPXis seeking an experienced individual to contribute to the growth of the Patent Analysis team.  In this role, the Patent Engineer, Software and Media will assess and quantify software patent-based risk. This individual will use industry experience to evaluate patents for the purpose of providing patent intelligence to support Company initiatives, including, defensive buying, acquisition syndication (for large portfolios), and advisory services. The Patent Engineer, Software and Media must possess a broad knowledge of software technology, spanning Internet, Digital Media, SaaS, Consumer, and Enterprise. Previous experience with patents, prosecution, or litigation viewed favorably. This individual reports directly to the Director, Patent Analysis.

Role
Supports RPX’s business model by identifying meaningful patents for our clients and succinctly communicating those findings to help the Company make informed decisions by:

  • Reviewing patent claims and other materials to determine basis for possible infringement disputes
  • Exploring relevant market(s) to assess technology use
  • Researching prior related disclosures/commercial efforts to assess novelty of invention
  • Identifying and locating written evidence for specific innovations that occurred prior to the filing of a patent
  • Coordinating with external subject matter and enforcement experts
  • Communicating patent analysis findings to relevant internal and external clients

Education/Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in technical or engineering role in the software industry, with some experience writing code

Required Competencies

  • Ability to learn legal concepts related to patent prosecution and valuation
  • Ability to identify the software domains to which a patent claim relates
  • Knowledgeable of companies in software domains and the products produced by these companies
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills to catalog, match, and relate similar patents, portfolios, and technologies
  • Ability to distill critical components of a technology and articulate the technology to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Results-oriented and service-minded with ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Willingness to adapt to the many changing requirements/needs of a fast-growing, young company
  • Collaborative work ethic and ability to work in a team-oriented culture
  • Ability to work with virtual, global teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, and influencing skills
  • Motivated, self-directed, and proactive with a willingness to take on additional projects
  • Proven track record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
  • Confident personality supported by disciplined, logical thinking and fact-based, documented conclusions and opinions
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and execute against deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities
  • Highly focused, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Represents RPX in a manner consistent with its culture and values

Technical Skills
Strong familiarity with the following technology domains:

  • Software and Software Development
  • Web-based technologies
  • Internet and Networking protocols

Additional familiarity will be viewed favorably:

  • Digital Media
  • Enterprise software
  • SaaS
  • Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Preferred Competencies

  • Previous experience with patents, prosecution or litigation experience, viewed favorably
  • Law Degree background viewed favorably
  • Advanced engineering degree(s), viewed favorably

RPX is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: http://www.rpxcorp.com/about-rpx/rpx-careers/.

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

RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since its founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. The firm acquires potentially problematic patents in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise be used offensively against its clients. The San Francisco-based company’s pioneering approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. RPX also executes large-scale structured transactions on behalf of its clients, provides innovative NPE litigation insurance, and delivers in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to its growing client network. To learn more about RPX, visit our website.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Nationwide

Loza & Loza, LLP's Loza & Lozafast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking EE patent attorneys with 4 years to 20+ years of solid patent prosecution experience and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent fields. Multiple positions available, including mid-level and senior-level positions.  Current book of business not required.

USPTO Patent Bar registration and at least one state bar license required. Knowledge or experience in microprocessors, wireless communications (e.g., LTE, WCDMA, 3GPP), mobile devices, memory devices, or computer technologies preferred.

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

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

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Scottsdale, Ariz.

Solo practitioner seeking help with large case load of patent applications and office actions.  Majority of patents cover disk drive technology, including general electrical and computer engineering, communication theory, control theory, and coding theory. The position requires a law degree, registration at the patent office, and most importantly, a solid understanding of electrical engineering principles.  I prefer a recent law graduate with little or no experience in patent drafting or prosecution.  However, you must have an electrical/computer engineering degree from a top engineering school, preferably have at least two years experience working as an engineer in the field, and a solid understanding of electrical engineering principles.  I can teach you patent drafting and prosecution, but I'm not interested in teaching anyone electrical engineering.  The compensation will exceed $300k for a motivated and technically competent candidate.  The position is at my office in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I have established my practice over the last 20 years, and I have plenty of work to keep a qualified candidate busy for many more years. I'm not interested in farming out overflow work because of course that would fail miserably.  I provide technically competent service to my NASDAQ 100 client because I focus on one technology. I'm offering a lifetime opportunity to learn the same under my guidance. You can flounder at a large law firm working the fringes of numerous disconnected technologies, or you can do something meaningful and lasting. Interested and qualified candidates should email a resume together with several writing samples.

Contact
To apply, email Howard Sheerin at: sheerin@siliconvalleyip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Patent Agent or Patent Associate – Law Firm – Seattle, Wash.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a Patent Associate or a Patent Agent with two to four years of experience for our Seattle office. This person will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent prosecution projects. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Two to four years of patent associate or patent agent experience is required, and we strongly prefer USPTO admitted candidates who have a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. We will also consider candidates who have a B.S. in Engineering with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. degree in Engineering with relevant technical Electrical Engineering work experience. Please note that we are not seeking candidates with a B.S. degree in Biology or Chemistry. Strong academic performance (top third of class) is required. Applicants with Japanese language proficiency are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or military or veteran status.

Contact
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Please go to the ‘Careers’ section of the Dorsey website at www.Dorsey.com and complete Dorsey's online application form. Patent Agents should apply through the Staff Careers section and Patent Associates should apply through the Attorney Careers section. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.

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

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Reston, Va.

Studebaker & Brackett PC, Studebaker & Brackett PCa growing patent firm located in Reston, VA, seeks a qualified, experienced Patent Attorney or Agent for primarily handling patent preparation and prosecution. At a minimum, the candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and at least 5 years of patent preparation/prosecution and/or USPTO experience in the electrical arts.

We offer a collaborative professional environment and a competitive benefits package.

Contact
Qualified candidates should forward their resume and compensation requirements in confidence via return email. Apply by emailing Tim Brackett at: tim.brackett@sbpatentlaw.com.

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

Legal Counsel, Patents – Large Corporation – Benton Harbor, Mich.

Whirlpool Corporation Whirlpool is currently seeking a highly qualified Intellectual Property Attorney to be an integral part of the Whirlpool Law Department. If you enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to have an impact on company success, consider a career at Whirlpool. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and passion to a place where you can make a difference.

Currently, we are seeking qualified candidates for a Legal Counsel opening in our Patent Operations group within the Law Department.  Our Patent Operations team of eleven includes attorneys, patent agents, legal specialists and an administrative assistant.  We are a group that enjoys working together in a collegial environment.

This position will be responsible for providing legal counsel and services on matters involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets and other proprietary information.  This position supports Whirlpool’s global product organization, including its advanced development and product engineering groups.

In this position, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Advise on intellectual property issues involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and proprietary information. Specifically, you will help ensure Whirlpool’s unique and compelling innovations are a core driver of Whirlpool’s success. Specific responsibilities may include:
  • Developing and executing patent strategies related to assigned Whirlpool technology areas.
  • Reviewing inventions and advising on patentability issues and arranging for the filing and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
  • Establishing product clearance plans and reviewing and advising on patent infringement risks.
  • Supporting various innovation generation activities such as invention workshops to target development of strategic intellectual property.
  • Providing intellectual property advice and training to clients.
  • Drafting and assisting in the negotiation and administration of intellectual property related contracts, including confidentiality, development and license agreements, as well as assisting in negotiation of more general commercial agreements, including procurement and various service agreements.
  • Investigating and pursuing patent infringement and enforcement opportunities, including patent litigation.
  • Providing patent support for special projects.
  • Researching intellectual property issues relevant to the company’s business.

Qualifications
What you need to succeed in this position:

  • JD from an accredited law school, with strong academic credentials and Bar Admission, and admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Technical bachelor degree, preferably electrical or mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of legal experience as an attorney.  Experience in patent preparation, prosecution, IP transactions (e.g., development and licensing agreements), product clearance, and patent litigation is highly desirable.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a large volume of concurrent projects.
  • Strong analytical, research, organization and management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and oral) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results as a leader or member of a cross functional team.
  • Ability to provide strong strategic thought to Whirlpool’s patent processes.

This position requires execution of Whirlpool’s Non-Disclosure and Non-Competition Agreement.

Whirlpool is great place to work.  We offer challenging opportunities, ownership of your role, great teams, and tools to build your capability. In our performance-based setting, you can take your career in exciting new directions—and as far as you want to go.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://whirlpool.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=244817.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Benton Harbor, Michigan

Whirlpool is the industry leader in the manufacturing and marketing of home appliances. Whirlpool is a global company and markets Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Baucknecht and other major brand names in more than 170 countries around the world. Whirlpool is a company that creates innovative solutions and products to meet consumer needs. As a result, Whirlpool has been recognized as one of the world's 100 most innovative companies by Business Week magazine and the Boston Consulting Group. Additionally, Whirlpool Corporation was ranked among the Top 10 Innovators in Consumer Products by The Patent Board and has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Companies for Leaders by Hewitt Associates and Fortune magazine. Whirlpool’s unique business strategy provides it with an unmatched leadership position and ability to build and sustain loyalty to Whirlpool’s brands.

Patent Attorney / Agent / IP Engineer – Law Firm – Cleveland, Ohio

Fay Sharpe LLP, Fay Sharpean established intellectual property law firm located in the heart of Playhouse Square District in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is seeking a registered patent attorney, agent or IP Engineer to join its dynamic patent practice.

Required Education and ExperienceThe ideal candidate is a registered U.S. patent attorney or agent with at least a B.S. in electrical engineering, chemistry or computer science, with 2-5 years of patent experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications.

Essential Duties

  • Discusses inventions and disclosures with inventors or clients and ascertains whether they are likely to succeed in being granted a patent;
  • Studies and analyzes scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess in what ways an invention is novel, innovative or non-obvious;
  • Writes detailed descriptions of inventions in precise legal terms which will form the basis for patents to be granted by the U.S. Patent Office or by Foreign Patent Offices;
  • Prosecutes patent applications by corresponding with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), often presenting complicated technical arguments;
  • Advises foreign associates on pending patent applications in Foreign Patent Offices;
  • Advises on enforcement of patent rights; prepare, patent ability, infringement, validity and right to use opinions;
  • Prepare patent licenses and technology agreements;
  • Advises clients on other intellectual property rights, e.g. copyrights or trademarks;
  • Keeps up to date with legal developments in the intellectual property field; and
  • Tutors and mentors patent agents or new attorneys.

Benefits
We offer a professional, relaxed, supportive office environment, casual dress, flexible work hours, and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health and disability insurance, 401(k), and profit sharing. Fay Sharpe LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact
Apply by emailing James Scarbrough at: jscarbrough@faysharpe.com.

Fay Sharpe LLP
James Scarbrough, Hiring Partner
1228 Euclid Avenue, 5th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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

Since 1884, Fay Sharpe has singularly focused on Intellectual Property law which translates into competitive advantages: Technical Sophistication • Over 40 staff registered to practice with USPTO • Technical backgrounds spanning chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, electrical engineering, computer sciences, material sciences, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, physics and related disciplines • Practical experience, academic know-how and technical acumen = sophisticated, relevant and efficient counsel Effortless Communication • We enjoy working with our clients • We're friendly & approachable • We take the time to understand the clients’ business and what’s important to the client • We’re practical & knowledgeable • We encourage direct communication Exceptional Value – “Right Size” Legal Work • We don’t measure the value of our services, the client does! • We provide “right sized” intellectual property solutions at an exceptional value that enhance your business strategy.

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

NSIP LAW is further expanding its business serving clients around the world.  As a result, we are seeking resumes from patent attorneys or patent agents interested in joining our team. We welcome resumes from all levels of experience including those with experience as a senior associate, of counsel, and/or a partner. We also welcome resumes from candidates with USPTO experience. For candidates with significant amounts of experience, although portable business is welcome, it is not required.

Our ideal candidates will have a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, or other similar technologies recognized by The United States Patent & Trademark Office suitable for registration to practice before The United States Patent & Trademark Office. Experience in wireless technology is a plus. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide top-quality work products for the firm and the firm’s clients. At least two years of experience is preferred.

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

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

NSIP LAW is a prospering boutique intellectual property law firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. Our practice has consistently grown over the years. We have also benefited from a low turn-over rate and a culture that promotes respect and a balanced lifestyle. NSIP Law offers a competitive salary with the rare opportunity to grow along with our dynamic group and to be active participants in our practice.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

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

Candidates should have:

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

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

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

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