The Marbury Law Group, PLLC is seeking an experienced, highly qualified IP associate attorney. The candidate will focus mainly on the preparation and prosecution of patents primarily in telecommunications (i.e., wired and wireless communications, hardware and software, networking, etc.), electrical engineering, software, semiconductor devices, materials science/nanotechnology, chemistry (organic and inorganic), and clean technology, for U.S. based clients, and will interface with foreign counsel to obtain international patents for our U.S. based clients.
Portable business is not required. However, the ideal candidate should possess strong client communication and development skills with the desire and ability to take a lead role in managing and growing client accounts.
The ideal candidate is a registered U.S. patent attorney with at least a B.S. in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry or materials science. However, candidates with a B.S. or advanced degree in other technical fields having a strong background will be considered.
The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of patent experience in both prosecuting existing and drafting new patent applications, preferably with patent or technical experience in one or more of the other fields noted above.
Duties will include the original preparation and prosecution of patent applications for predominately domestic clients; drafting and analysis of patent re-examinations as well as opinions of counsel; management and direction of foreign counsel; possible review and management of junior associate work product for senior candidates; and direction of paralegal staff. In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, additional duties will include client counseling, infringement analysis, validity analysis, re-examination and reissue request drafting, IP licensing, IP due diligence, and assistance with marketing and client development efforts. In addition, duties may include occasionally supporting our firm’s commercial litigation practice in the litigation of IP matters, including the drafting of pleadings, discovery requests, motions, briefs, reports, etc.
We offer a unique compensation structure which provides a generous base salary with an expectation of 1550 minimum billable hours per year.
For employees who generate over 1550 billable hours per year, we also offer a formula-based bonus for each billed hour over 1550 hours. Total compensation is based on productivity and billable hours, and is projected to be similar to that of large law firms for candidates interested in billing large law firm hours (e.g., ~ 2000 billable hours).
We encourage and support associate attorneys in marketing and developing their own clients. Associate attorneys receive credit for client origination, manage the client relationship with supervision from our partners, and receive a bonus based on the amount of client origination.
Please email cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and writing sample (published patent application preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Reston, Virginia
The Marbury Law Group, PLLC is one of Metro Washington D.C.’s premier mid-sized, full service intellectual property and technology, commercial law, and litigation law firms, having achieved the AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Founded in 1994, the firm represents a full spectrum of clients from Fortune 500 companies, mid-size technology companies, high tech start-ups and venture capital funds.
We offer a professional, relaxed, supportive office environment, casual dress, flexible work hours, with a low minimum billable hours requirement, free parking and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health and disability insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, etc.
We are located in Reston a few blocks from the Reston Town Center.