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

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

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

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

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Rockville, Maryland

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Nationwide

Loza & Loza, LLP's Loza & Lozafast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking patent attorneys with 4 years to 25 years of solid patent prosecution experience and proven client development and management skills. A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent fields is preferred. Multiple positions available, including mid-level and senior-level positions.  Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate.

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

Attorneys with proven client development skills (i.e., solo inventors or companies) preferred.  This is a unique opportunity for attorneys looking to develop/expand their client base.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Charlotte, N.C.

Clements Bernard PLLC Clements Bernard PLLCis seeking 1-2 associates/agents for its Charlotte, NC office.

Candidates should possess a degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.  A graduate degree is a plus, but not required.  2-5 years of experience is preferred, but not required.  An ability to sit for NC bar is preferred.  The position will be with the Firm’s electrical/mechanical prosecution group, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution.

Contact
Apply by emailing us at: patlaw@worldpatents.com.

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

Clements Bernard PLLC is a boutique Intellectual Property law firm located in Charlotte, NC, and the Firm continues to undergo significant growth. The Firm’s focus is patent and trademark preparation and prosecution for large, multinational corporations as well as mid-small sized businesses. The Firm’s attorneys also assist clients in various IP-related services including due diligence and opinions, reexaminations and inter partes review, licensing, oppositions, and litigation related to all aspects of IP. Attorneys/agents at all levels work directly with the Firm’s clients with career development and opportunity a key focus.

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

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

Candidate will have exposure to a wide variety of areas, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, clearance/right to practice analyses, M&A due diligence, and invalidity and non-infringement opinion generation. Based on job duties, the ideal candidate should have industry experience, preferably including in-house and private practice experience. The open position is indeed for strong candidate seeking exposure beyond typical prep/prosecution duties.  Strong client handling skills are a must as candidate will have direct client contact with sophisticated in-house counsel.

Above market average compensation available to ideal candidate.

Abel Law Group, LLP is one of the largest IP firms in Austin, TX, and boasts a stellar support staff, a collegial, casual work environment, and strong benefits package.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: hr@abel-ip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Fairfax, Virginia

Patent Scientist – Large Corporation – St. Louis, Mo.

Monsanto’s Biotechnology OrganizationMonsanto is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our Biotech Patent Science Team.  The Patent Scientists will interact with leadership and business teams, provide full-spectrum Intellectual Property (IP) support including Freedom to Operate, IP landscape and patentability assessments, patent preparation and prosecution, and development and execution of IP strategies, and deliver IP education and enhance IP awareness.

Contact
For a full listing of required education and skills, please visit our website:
Job 012NR – Patent Scientist: http://jobs.monsanto.com/st-louis/research-and-development/jobid7753403-patent-scientist-jobs
Job 012NV – Patent Scientist: http://jobs.monsanto.com/st-louis/research-and-development/jobid7753404-patent-scientist-jobs

EEO Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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

Improving human health, promoting environmental stewardship and fostering greater economic growth for the agricultural community can all start with something as small as a seed. Monsanto is a global leader in the development of hybrid agronomic and vegetable crops that improve nutrition, boost crop yields, limit spoilage and reduce the need for chemicals. We are committed to consistently introducing innovative products for our customers, and research is a key component of our current and future product pipeline. At Monsanto, we recognize that people are the key to our research success, and we are committed to recruiting and retaining the best individuals through our team-oriented culture that encourages creativity, decision-making, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Patent Agent / Technical Specialist – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

logoFaegre Baker Daniels is actively seeking a patent agent or Technical Specialist with a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in our Chicago office. The successful candidate must have experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The responsibilities will involve all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Ideal candidate must have a minimum of two years of patent prosecution experience. Technical background in Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering is required. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations.

Contact
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Stephanie Amsler: stepahnie.amsler@FaegreBD.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Patent Engineer / Analyst – Law Firm – Remote

IP Edge LLC IP Edgeis seeking a Patent Engineer / Analyst. Tired of your daily commute? Getting burned out with a billable hour requirement? Want to break into the field of patent monetization? IP Edge has an opportunity for a creative, entrepreneurial spirited IP professional interested in working on patent licensing and monetization.

Qualified applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a technical discipline, such as engineering or science.  Prior work experience is preferred but not required.  Ability to perform patent due diligence and technical analysis, review patent-related work product produced by our vendors, prepare infringement claim charts, analyze and respond to invalidity positions, manage outside counsel and vendors, review and edit license agreements, and support IP transactions.  The ideal candidate is organized, can multi-task, and works well under pressure.

High performers are rewarded with an annual bonus and promoted up from within the organization.  This is a full-time contract position with no benefits.  60k+ annual base compensation, and six figure potential with bonus.  We are a small and collaborative group.  Remote telecommuting is a perk — you don’t have to come into an office.

Contact
Interested applicants should send their resume to info@ip-edge.com.

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Remote

Intellectual Property 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.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Vice President/General Manager, Patent Law – Large Corporation – Arlington, Va.

Bloomberg BNA, logoa wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, and a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals, seeks a Vice President and General Manager. The Vice President/General Manager is responsible for developing the Unit strategy and managing the effective operational implementation of the Unit’s business plan within the larger framework of the Division’s strategy and business plan. Responsibility for managing the profit and loss for the Unit, as well as sustaining and growing revenue for the Unit. Also, responsible for leading and managing a high performing organization. The incumbent will be have Patent experience in a law firm, patent prosecution shop, art shop or government environment.  The incumbent will have a market facing role and will be focused on continued growth through the expansion of new and innovative products and services as well as providing content, analysis, tools and customer support to legal and other professionals in the Intellectual Property, IT, Privacy, and Data Security markets.

Responsibilities

Critical Success Factors for individuals in this role:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the Unit’s growth strategy that leverages BBNA Legal’s brand, technology platform, innovative approach, and attention to client service.
  • Transform the way the Unit operates to exploit opportunities for scale and rapid marketplace penetration.
  • Leverage the BBNA Legal brand as a distinct and high-performing entity and as part of the broader Bloomberg enterprise.
  • Initiate market research and competitive analysis to identify opportunities and threats to the business segment; and, develop and execute market-facing strategies to drive improved revenue generation, business growth and customer satisfaction.
  • Participate in business development and sales efforts that ensure profitable growth and achieve marketplace leadership in the segment’s online legal research.
  • Cultivate the development of distinctive content and products characterized by editorial excellence and integrity by working closely with internal and shared-service resources to introduce new products, iterating them to meet changing market dynamics.
  • Develop the Unit’s product brand as a distinct and high-performing entity and as part of the broader BBNA and Bloomberg enterprises.
  • Create a high performing organization by driving improved operational efficiency in people, processes and technology to meet operational, financial and other performance goals e.g., customer retention.
  • Oversee talent and performance management to ensure that the business segment has top and diverse talent in key impact roles with the capabilities and performance levels to execute the business strategy.
  • Drive a market-facing, high-growth business culture that preserves the best elements of the BBNA Legal enterprise while ramping up performance and instilling a sense of urgency and a focus on results.

Candidate Specification: Key Selection Criteria:

  • Execution: Outstanding market-facing skills and ideally have led a team demonstrating topline results in high-end B2B management. An understanding and experience of strategic, consultative enterprise-wide sales, working within a B2B subscription model would be highly beneficial.
  • Market Impact:  A proven leader with personal presence and credibility to secure support and buy-in internally and externally to achieve high growth objectives, a JD and Patent experience or previous exposure to the legal industry, especially the Intellectual Property, IT, Privacy, and Data Security sector, is highly advantageous but not essential.
  • Technology:  Although a specific industry background is not critical, experience in an organization that relies on a technology platform, massive research and database support would be beneficial.
  • Commercial Strategy: A strategic and commercial leader to direct an ambitious plan for growth and market dominance of the online legal research and information market. The VP-GM will have experience in developing, driving and executing successful commercial strategies.
  • Managerial Skills:  Exceptional general, operating and strategic management experience in an organization that has produced both successful growth and effective integration of diverse business. Attracting, retaining and development of top-level talent. The VP-GM will participate in the ongoing integration of the Unit and of the Bloomberg Law and BNA organizations; experience leading a culture change that propels innovation, market responsiveness, and a sense of urgency is valuable.
  • Operations: Demonstrable experience in delivering continuous improvement to an organization’s operations, including business planning, reporting, P&L responsibility, organizational structure and operations.

Requirements

12+ years’ experience and demonstrated success in developing and executing a strategic business plan and in managing all stages of the publishing, information services and product development processes; demonstrated success in driving achievement and growth of revenue and profit goals for a key business segment and assigned markets; business/market/customer development focus with strong commercial knowledge and judgment; excellent track record for delivering exceptional business results; experience and ability to work within a matrixed business environment; expertise in operational planning and budgeting; experience in communicating and negotiating with internal and external business partners and stakeholders; strong business and financial acumen, strategic focus, entrepreneurial spirit, analytical and decision making skills; demonstrated effective capabilities in managing change, influencing others, and communicating at all levels of the organization; strong focus on talent and performance management to effectively lead the business segment and staff and achieve performance goals; and self-starter who sets high standards of performance and leads by personal example. Bachelor’s, advance degree preferred, J.D. helpful but not required.

Critical Competencies:

  • Action Oriented – Drive for Results
  • High Level of Emotional Intelligence
  • Business Acumen and Strategic Agility
  • Customer Focus
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Creative and Innovation
  • Collaboration and Peer Relationships
  • Hiring and Staffing – Building Effective Teams
  • Delegating and Directing Others
  • Coaching, Motivating and Developing Others
  • Communication Skills (verbal, listening, written and presentation)
  • Continuous Learning

Bloomberg BNA is a leading provider of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Our network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance — the information that matters most to professionals. Bloomberg BNA’s authoritative coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.

Bloomberg BNA offers a comprehensive benefits package including tuition reimbursement, domestic partner benefits, transportation subsidies, annual and sick leave, parenting leave, 401(k), and much more.

Bloomberg BNA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. Bloomberg BNA has adopted an Affirmative Action Program to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, or any other classification protected by law.

Contact
Apply online at our website: http://www.bna.com/careers-bna-c6642/.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Arlington, Virginia

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

NSIP LAW, NSIP LAWa prospering boutique law firm located in downtown Washington, D.C., is has additional new job openings and is seeking resumes from candidates interested in joining our team.

We welcome resumes from attorneys or agents with experience.  We also welcome resumes from candidates with USPTO experience, or highly motivated law school graduates with no experience.

Our ideal candidates will have a technical background in engineering.   The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide top-quality work products for the firm and the firm’s clients. Korean as a second language 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.

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

Our practice has consistently grown over the years. NSIP Law offers a competitive salary with the rare opportunity to grow along with our dynamic group and to be active participants in our practice.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Canton, Mass.

Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP, a midsize IP firm located south of Boston in Canton, MA seeks a patent attorney having an Electrical Engineering degree with at least 3 years of analog and digital mixed signal circuit design experience and/or with RF design experience.  At least two years of patent prosecution experience preferred.  Firm attorneys work in a wide range of interesting technology areas for large and small corporate, institutional and individual clients. Compensation and benefits competitive with Boston area.

Contact
Email resume to recruiting@dc-m.com or fax (781-401-9966) to Hiring Attorney, Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee LLP, 345A Turnpike Street - Suite 301, Canton, MA 02021.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Canton, Massachusetts

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

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

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

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

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to protected characteristics.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

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

Technical Analyst – Small Corporation – Stamford, Conn.

Patent Properties is seeking an experienced Technical Analyst. We are a well-funded startup with an all-star team founded by Jay Walker (founder of Priceline.com), and we’re looking for A-players to help us bring an innovative patent licensing marketplace from concept to reality. If working with an incredible team to build something truly disruptive that can solve a huge problem for society at large sounds interesting to you, let’s talk. This is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something special.

What You Will Do

  • Review and summarize product and service specifications to develop and validate relevant patent search parameters.
  • Proficiently utilize patent databases and related reporting tools for searching patent publications and evaluate/modify the relevance and quality of reports generated by such reporting tools.
  • Search and identify additional information when customer documentation is lacking.

What We Look For

  • Bachelor’s Degree and experience in one of the following areas: Engineering (Electrical, Computer, Software or Mechanical), Electronic and Mobile Communications, Medical Devices, Green Technologies, Computer Systems and Networks, Cryptography, Software development, retail networks, Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) including graphics, interface design, software/hardware communication.
  • The ability to span an array of technology areas is highly preferred.
  • Previous patent examining or patent searching experience preferred
  • Experience in evaluating technical literature in the area of subject matter expertise.
  • Strength in evaluation and developing a search methodology and results relating to highly technical subject matter and patent claims.
  • Strong time management skills and dependable in completing quality projects against deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

How We Like to Work

  • In small, super-productive teams
  • With as little process as possible
  • With self-motivated people with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • With people who express themselves, have a positive attitude and a sense of humor

Benefits

  • An incredible team
  • Competitive salary + stock options
  • Full medical and dental benefits
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid Time Off

Contact
To apply, email us at: careers@patentproperties.com.

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Stamford, Connecticut

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

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is seeking a Chemical/Materials Technologies patent associate or agent with a minimum of 2 years of experience and a degree in the chemical arts.  Candidates should have significant patent application drafting experience, and preferably with respect to polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and nanomaterials.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting patent applications, prosecution related documents, post grant review documents and opinion letters, as well as patent portfolio analysis.  Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online at our website at http://lawcruitweb.micronapps.com/lc_application.asp?lawfirm=buchanan&lawfirm_id=113. All applications must be accompanied by a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, graduate transcript and a 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 Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Syracuse, N.Y.

Barclay Damon, LLP, Barclay-Damon,-LLPa 275-attorney law firm, with 33 practice offerings and twelve offices throughout New York State and the Northeast, is seeking experienced patent attorneys and patent agents to join its Upstate New York offices or Boston office, and its growing Intellectual Property practice, which provides legal services to an impressive array of clients, including several Fortune 100 companies. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of experience, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications.  While all technical disciplines will be considered, candidates will preferably possess an undergraduate or advanced degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics or life sciences. USPTO registration is required.

Contact
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample in confidence to:

Recruitment Coordinator
Barclay Damon, LLP
One Park Place
300 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Email: IPAttorney@barclaydamon.com

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

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

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Johnston, Iowa

DuPont Pioneer DuPont, located in Johnston, Iowa has an opening for an experienced U.S. Patent Agent. This is a highly visible, key role within Pioneer’s Intellectual Property group which provides an exciting opportunity to work within a team yet self-manage independence. An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, self-motivation, maturity and judgment.

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

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

Requirements

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

The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function:

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

Contact
To apply, please visit this link: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/patent-agent/9893150612/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa. (Updated)

The Webb Law Firm, The Webb Law Firma fast-growing Pittsburgh-based intellectual property law firm with a long-standing history, is seeking qualified candidates holding a Bachelor of Science degree (advanced Chemistry degree preferred), a J.D. from an accredited law school, and 4-7 years of experience as an IP attorney.  Industry experience is a plus.

Responsibilities include drafting and prosecuting patent applications (U.S. and international) and client counseling regarding patentability, infringement and validity, with significant opportunities to practice all aspects of IP law, including litigation. Registration to practice before the USPTO preferred with prior industrial and/or legal experience desired.

Contact
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts and a writing sample to msomerhalder@webblaw.com or by mail to:
Mike Somerhalder
Firm Administrator
The Webb Law Firm
One Gateway Center
420 Ft. Duquesne Blvd, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Great Falls, Va.

Muir Patent Law, PLLC, Muir Patent Law, PLLCa small, growing patent boutique in Great Falls, VA, is seeking a responsible, self reliant electrical patent prosecution attorney to fill a full or part time position.  A good fit for our firm is an attorney that appreciates providing quality work while also valuing quality of life.  The position provides an opportunity to significantly help with the growth of the firm at all levels.  Alternatively, a person looking to take a break from high billable hour requirements but still able to reliably produce quality work product will also be considered.

Candidate must have a minimum of 4 years patent prosecution experience (USPTO experience will be taken into consideration).   Ideal candidate will have a EE degree.  Significant experience in semiconductor or circuit design, image analysis, cyber security and/or telecom is a plus.

Muir Patent Law, PLLC specializes in patent drafting / procurement, patent analysis, and patent licensing.  In addition to our lengthy experience in obtaining patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, we also have significant experience in patent litigation and negotiations, both as in-house and outside patent counsel.  Understanding the business side of patents keeps us focused on obtaining real commercial value for our clients’ intellectual property.

Contact
To apply, please email us at: mailroom@muirpatentlaw.com.

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

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.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – San Mateo, Calif.

SolarCity SolarCityis seeking a patent attorney to join its growing team. The Ideal candidate will be embedded in R&D teams throughout SolarCity as they bring new energy products to market. Some domestic and international travel may be required.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and harvest patentable inventions; prepare and prosecute patent applications, manage outside counsel
  • Counsel clients, conduct IP training, third-party due diligence, IP landscaping
  • Provide legal guidance to SolarCity’s software engineering, system design, and power systems teams, which are based in San Mateo & San Francisco, CA
  • Focus on photovoltaic system design and optimization, monitoring and maintenance of energy generation and consumption, solar financing, smart energy storage, and distributed power management

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar
  • 5+ years of legal experience (with at least 3 years at a law firm) as a patent attorney
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, physics and/or computer science
  • Must have prepared and prosecuted at least 40 original patent applications, including a substantial number in the area of (i) semiconductor device physics or (ii) electrical and software-based technologies
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, manage multiple projects at once, follow through, and meet deadlines
  • Common sense, great judgment, drive, a passion for solar energy, and a good sense of humor
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal screen. Additional pre-employment driving and drug screens may be required based on job responsibilities

Benefits for Full-Time Positions

  • Competitive compensation with many positions incentivized
  • Paid training with the nation’s leader in solar power
  • Full benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance
  • Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Employee referral program
  • Eligibility to receive equity in the company
  • Career path opportunities for top performers

SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Contact
To apply, visit this link: https://careers-solarcity.icims.com/jobs/5795/patent-counsel/job?mode=view.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: San Mateo, Fremont, or San Francisco, California

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

DTI, a leading legal process outsourcing firm, is seeking Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents to place at the Washington DC office of a leading global intellectual property law firm. These are temporary-to-permanent positions with challenging work, competitive compensation, and a great work environment.

Our client is specifically looking for Patent Attorneys with 2-5 years minimum experience in pharmaceutical patent litigation and academic backgrounds in biology, chemistry, or medicine and strong legal skills. Candidates should be licensed with the USPTO and in a US jurisdiction.

They are also seeking career-oriented Patent Agents with advanced degrees in mechanical or electrical engineering, especially relating to semiconductors. Candidates should be licensed with the USPTO and have at least 2-3 years of law firm experience with patent prosecution.

Contact
Please contact Tom Roberts, Director of Placement, at WDCRecruiters@dtiglobal.com for more information and to apply. With your application include a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references.

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

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

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

Our ideal candidates will have a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or physics.  Experience in wireless technology is a plus. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide top-quality work products for the firm and the firm’s clients.

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

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

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.oliff.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/oliff-logo1.png Oliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking Patent Attorneys or Agents with a background in electrical engineering and computer science, or closely related fields.  Applicants must have a minimum of two years of solid patent prosecution experience in a law firm; some experience drafting patent applications is preferred.  Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice.  Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Email cover letter and resume to hr@oliff.com. EOE

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

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Detroit, Mich.

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, is seeking a patent associate attorney with a degree in mechanical engineering for the firm’s Troy, Michigan office.

The associate will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical arts, as well as occasionally preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

The successful candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have two-to-five years of patent drafting experience, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience.   Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills. Competitive salary and benefits package.

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Detroit (Troy), Michigan

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Boston, Mass. or New York, N.Y.

Pearl Cohen is seeking a patent attorney to work in either Boston, Mass. or New York, N.Y. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology or a related discipline and 3-6 years of experience as a patent agent or attorney. The ideal candidate will also have experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, working directly with clients on portfolio management and strategy, drafting opinions, and conducting due diligence.

Other Requirements

  • top academic credentials
  • exceptional writing and communication skills
  • member in good standing of a state bar
  • registered to practice before the USPTO

Pearl Cohen is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Israel and the United Kingdom. We primarily represent innovation-driven enterprises including Fortune 500 and small-cap emerging companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs, investors in the enterprises they form, academic institutions and government-related entities.

Contact
If you meet the required criteria and are interested in working in our Life Sciences Group, please send your resume and cover letter to Sarah Suozzo at: SSuozzo@PearlCohen.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts or New York, New York

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Manchester, N.H.

Finch & Maloney PLLC Finch & Maloney PLLCis celebrating its 5th  anniversary and is currently seeking lateral associates with electrical engineering, computer science and physics degrees for its rapidly expanding patent prosecution practice located on the river in the millyard of Manchester NH. All positions require USPTO registration, state bar (optional for agents), and a minimum of 3 years patent prosecution experience. Associates with pre-law engineering work experience are preferred.  Great opportunity for patent professionals tired of commuting into Boston.  Come interview with us to see why F&M is a great place to work.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: recruiting@finchmaloney.com.

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