Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Charlotte, N.C.

Sealed Air Corporation Sealed Air Corporationcreates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. We are seeking a Patent Agent who will identify, capture, and create intellectual property (“IP”) assets for the company, deliver patentability assessments, and provide competitive intelligence services.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications
  • Work with inventors to assess inventions and identify patent opportunities based on firm understanding of relevant patent strategy, project objectives, and competitive landscape
  • Conduct various patent-related searches, including state-of-the-art, patentability, and freedom-to-practice searches, and evaluate the results thereof
  • Provide competitive intelligence services by establishing appropriate patent search parameters, conducting patent searches in accordance with such parameters, evaluating the results thereof, and generating competitive intelligence reports
  • Participate in forming IP strategies and policies

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.sealedair.com/NA/EN/CurrentOpenings.aspx.

Additional Info
Job Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Global IP Counsel – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

Xero Xerois looking to continue on its aggressive global growth plans, particularly in the U.S.  To facilitate and help drive this growth, Xero is looking to hire a Global Intellectual Property Counsel to be based in San Francisco and head up Xero's IP function, taking responsibility for strategy and execution across the entire IP spectrum.

The role will report to Xero's General Counsel (located in NZ), and will work closely with US based in-house legal, product, development, and other business units globally, interacting with senior management on all matters relating to Xero's IP strategy.

This is a unique opportunity for an intelligent and commercially minded IP professional to drive and implement a global IP strategy for a fast-growing global SaaS company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Driving and implementing Xero's global IP strategy
  • Providing pro-active legal advice and preparing internal policies in relation to relevant IP matters
  • Assisting with the development and management of Xero's internal patent portfolio program, including management of patent application preparation and prosecution
  • Managing Xero's global trademark strategy and coordinating with applicable business units
  • Managing any IP related litigation and enforcement issues
  • Liaising with, and managing, Xero's external IP advisors and
  • Managing all other IP functions of the Xero Group

You will need:

  • JD degree with strong academic results, and admission to at least one state bar
  • 7+ years relevant experience in a law firm or in-house
  • Admission to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office is preferred
  • Broad US IP experience, preferably also with global focus
  • Experience with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications
  • Experience with drafting and prosecuting trademark applications, and dealing with any trademark enforcement issues
  • Preparing and negotiating license agreements and other IP related contracts
  • Experience advising on US data security/privacy compliance is a bonus, as is experience in open-source licensing matters
  • Experience advising companies in the technology sector (preferably cloud based or SaaS companies)
  • Strong commercial acumen and pragmatic approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to take a proactive and creative approach to managing/solving relevant issues
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (to New Zealand in particular)

Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://www.xero.com/us/about/careers/job/1621926/.

Additional Info
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Xero is beautiful accounting software that's changed the way people do business all over the world. The company is also nearly doubling in size every year. We're winning. Come help us win more.

Patent Expert – Large Corporation – Portland, Ore.

Nike Nikeseeks a Patent Expert to work in its Portland, Ore., offices. As our Patent Expert, you'll research innovation developments for utility patent opportunities; direct drafting and prosecution of utility patent applications by outside counsel, and interface with outside counsel and inventors to finalize utility patent applications.

The candidate must possess the ability to interface with colleagues having a wide array of expertise in areas of design, science, and engineering in a continually dynamic environment. You'll report on metrics that monitor the pace and efficiency of the patent procurement process. You'll assist in managing the investigation process by collaborating with the Innovation, Product, Trademark, Litigation and Patent groups. You'll provide for intellectual property protection of relevant Nike products and innovations and consult with outside attorneys.

You'll maintain a high level of awareness of all current Nike development projects, production techniques, and materials relating to Nike products. You'll manage and maintain the system of obtaining timely disclosures of new technologies and IP strategic plans from Nike footwear teams. You'll provide these teams with strategies for managing information dissemination with regard to such patents.

  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering
  • At least 7 years' patent application and/or prosecution experience preferred
  • Experience in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering
  • Technical background recognized by the Patent Office for registration
  • Member of the Patent Bar
  • Understanding the patenting process
  • Understanding of quality control procedures, manufacturing processes and production techniques
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies and how they relate to manufacturing and product development
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Strategic planning skills helpful
  • Must have a high level of engineering skills and knowledge

Contact
We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online here: http://jobs.nike.com/oregon/legal/jobid5761652-patent-expert-jobs. Nike, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

The heart of Nike is built around one simple idea -- innovate. Whether that innovation is called Nike Air or Nike Free or Nike Flyknit or the Nike+ FuelBand, the principle is the same: think something that nobody has thought before and create product that is uniquely innovative and uniquely Nike. So take chances. Think bigger than the next achiever. Just know one thing. The more you succeed, the higher we’ll raise the bar.

Patent Liaison – Large Corporation – Portland, Ore.

Nike Nikeseeks a Patent Liaison to work in its Portland, Ore., offices. As a key member of the Nike Patents Team, the Patent Liaison will work closely with Patent Experts, Nike Innovation teams, and outside counsel providing assistance in moving inventions through the patent process while supporting the management and development of Nike’s world class patent portfolio.

The Patent Liaison will coordinate and assist Patent Experts in innovation development sessions and Patent Review Committees, perform technical searches, review invention disclosure materials to provide a summation for outside counsel, , and coordinate with innovators to obtain necessary technical details to incorporate into patent applications and patent strategies.

The Patent Liaison will help form a team approach to managing the patent portfolio, working with Nike Patent Paralegals, Nike Patent Assistants, and outside patent counsel teams to maintain dockets for Patent Experts and ensure that data and documents housed in the IP management system are accurate and up-to-date.
The Patent Liaison will report on metrics that monitor the pace and efficiency of the innovation capture and patent procurement process, and assist in providing patent status updates to inventors and business units.

Nike is an energetic and dynamic company.  The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, a motivating personality, and a passion for learning.
In short, life is a sport, make it count.  Write the future.  Find your greatness.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in science or engineering.
  • Ability to communicate technology in both written and verbal form and to interact with a wide array of individuals having expertise in areas of design, science, engineering, and business in a continually dynamic environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Experience in facilitation of committees and meetings.
  • Ability to process and understand diverse technical concepts in a fast-paced environment.
  • Patent experience a plus, but not required.
  • Prior art searching experience a plus, but not required.
  • Docket coordination/maintenance experience a plus, but not required.

Contact
We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online here: http://jobs.nike.com/oregon/legal/jobid5743203-patent-liaison-jobs. NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

The heart of Nike is built around one simple idea -- innovate. Whether that innovation is called Nike Air or Nike Free or Nike Flyknit or the Nike+ FuelBand, the principle is the same: think something that nobody has thought before and create product that is uniquely innovative and uniquely Nike. So take chances. Think bigger than the next achiever. Just know one thing. The more you succeed, the higher we’ll raise the bar.

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif. (or Telecommute)

Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally recognized and San Francisco based IP law firm, is seeking motivated attorneys/agents to represent the firm’s Fortune 500 and other clients.  Due to our geographically diverse clientele and current telecommute technologies, we can accommodate attorneys and agents who want to work from home in locations outside of Northern California.  We are alternatively willing to pay moving expenses to San Francisco.  Candidates must have patent prosecution experience and a degree in EE, CS and/or Physics.

Firm Atmosphere: Vierra Magen was founded with the principles of providing top notch legal service to its large client base, while at the same time providing a friendly, collegial and relaxed environment for its attorneys, agents and staff. We remain true to these principals as we continue to grow.   The firm has been ranked as the top boutique IP law firm in the nation by IP TodayTM.

Compensation: We provide a competitive base salary and benefits package. Our policy is to reward those reaching or exceeding the requested annual billed hours with a bonus, above and beyond the base salary. The bonus is based on a straight percentage of collected billings. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and social life. Though by no means expected, those choosing to work “big firm" hours will be rewarded with net compensations schemes competitive with or exceeding those of big firms.

Firm Clients: Our clients include some of the largest and most technology-driven companies in the world, including Microsoft Corporation, SanDisk Corporation and CA Technologies, as well as a wide variety of smaller businesses and start-ups. These clients have come to rely on us for our detailed personal attention to their IP needs and our unsurpassed technical expertise. Each attorney at Vierra Magen is given close and direct client contact, including meeting with inventors and management, and working directly with inventors to prepare and file patent applications.

Mentoring: At Vierra Magen, we understand the importance of training and feedback. The firm provides each attorney with ample supervision, education and review of their work product to ensure development in the fundamentals and subtleties of patent practice.

Offices: Our offices are in the world-class Market Center buildings in the heart of downtown San Francisco, with views of the San Francisco Bay, Transamerica Building and financial district.  If you don’t live in the Bay Area, we can accommodate attorneys/agents who would like to work from home.

Contact
If you are interested in speaking with us about a position at Vierra Magen, please send your resume to: Hiring Partner, Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, 575 Market Street, Suite 3750, or email hiringpartner@vierramagen.com. Please, only those with patent prosecution experience in electronics and computer software need apply.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Francisco, California (or Telecommute)

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Upstate N.Y.

Hiscock & Barclay, LLPHiscock & Barclay, LLP, a full service 210 lawyer firm with offices throughout Upstate New York (Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester) as well as New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Newark NJ. and Toronto is seeking experienced patent attorneys and patent agents to join its Upstate New York offices, and its growing Intellectual Property practice, which provides legal services to an impressive array of clients, including several Fortune 100 companies. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of experience, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications.  While all technical disciplines will be considered, candidates will preferably possess an undergraduate or advanced degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and/or physics. USPTO registration is required.

Contact
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample in confidence to:
Recruitment Coordinator
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
One Park Place
300 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Email: IPAttorney@hblaw.com

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Upstate New York (Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester)

IP Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Seattle, Wash.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLPThe Seattle office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking several associates to join their Intellectual Property Section.  Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution.

USPTO registration is required and a technical background in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/Software is preferred, but other technical backgrounds will be considered.

Shook Hardy offers a solid history and proven reputation of excellence, with a support team of complex, science-intensive specialists and stellar resources to solidify its strength and leadership in IP.  Candidates should have a strong academic background from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate degree.

Contact
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via the following link: https://secure.shb.com/legalapply/virecruitselfapply/redefault.aspx

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

Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Greensboro, N.C.

Patterson & Sheridan, LLPPatterson & Sheridan, LLP seeks 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.

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

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. This position will be in our Greensboro, NC office. 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.

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

Harrity & Harrity, LLP, Harrity & Harrity, LLPis looking for the best and the brightest patent attorneys/agents to draft and prosecute patent applications for some of the leading technology companies in the world.  Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills, a background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or physics, and a minimum of 2 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications.  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.  We provide in-depth training in patent law, patent preparation, patent prosecution, and client development.  Our work environment is casual, collaborative, and friendly.  We also provide an excellent compensation package, with comprehensive benefits and a salary that is production-based.  The salary potential, for your first full year of employment, can be from around $200K to $300K+.

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

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

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

Morris & Kamlay LLP, Morris & Kamlay, LLP is seeking registered Patent Attorneys with the following requirements:

  • At least three years experience in patent preparation and prosecution
  • A degree or equivalent experience in one or more of:
    • electrical engineering
    • computer science
    • computer engineering
    • physics

Salaries are competitive with the DC market.

Morris & Kamlay is a relatively young law firm. Our attorneys and support staff are conscientious and are dedicated to doing excellent work for our clients. Although we take our work seriously, our office environment is friendly and relaxed.

Contact
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to careers@morriskamlay.com.

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

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Cincinnati, Ohio

Baker & Hostetler LLP BakerHostetleris one of the nation’s largest and most respected law firms with more than 800 attorneys and 14 offices.  We have an immediate opportunity in our Cincinnati office for a patent attorney or a patent agent with 1 or more years of experience in patent prosecution work.  The ideal candidate would have a technical degree and background in mechanical or electrical with superior academics and solid prior law firm or in-house experience.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Contact
Please e-mail resume to knickolas@bakerlaw.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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

Patent Prosecution Attorney – Law Firm – Menlo Park, Calif.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP seeks an associate-level candidate with a technical ‎background in electrical engineering or equivalent (bachelor’s degree or higher from an ‎accredited college/university) as well as a law degree from an ABA-accredited law ‎school.  Candidate should have three to five years of experience in patent prosecution in ‎a law firm or in-house; industry experience is a plus.

Responsibilities include: review ‎invention disclosures, prepare and prosecute patent applications, analyze patent ‎portfolios, perform due diligence, patent validity and infringement analyses, and ‎coordinate international patent prosecution activities.  Candidate may be called upon to ‎provide patent litigation support as needed as well as be involved in contested ‎proceedings (inter partes review and covered-business method proceedings before the ‎Patent Trial and Appeal Board).  The ideal candidate should also have excellent ‎communication (verbal and written) and time management skills.   Must be admitted ‎before the US Patent & Trademark Office; California Bar admission is preferred.  ‎

Lewis Roca Rothgerber encourages a supportive, congenial work environment that ‎enables its professional management team and administrative staff to become integral ‎parts of your practice.  We offer qualified candidates a competitive salary ‎commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.   ‎

Contact
If you are interested in making Lewis Roca Rothgerber a part of your future, please send ‎your resume to Mary W. Kiley, Director of Lawyer Recruitment, at ‎Recruiting@LRRLaw.com.‎ Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate ‎on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ‎color, age, physical or mental disability, spousal affiliation, marital status, a serious ‎medical condition, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by ‎federal, state or local law. ‎

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Menlo Park, California

Lewis Roca Rothgerber has 250 lawyers with a broad range of legal expertise ‎throughout California, the Rocky Mountains, and the Southwestern United States and is ‎committed to helping local and national clients face a myriad of legal challenges. Lewis ‎Roca Rothgerber works closely with clients from the earliest stages of their technical ‎development, offering valuable advice about how to protect their inventions and ideas ‎in view of business strategies.‎

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

Greer Burns & Crain Ltd., Greer Burns & Crain Ltd.a mid-sized IP firm in downtown Chicago, is seeking a patent attorney with at least five years of patent prosecution and IP agreement experience. An undergraduate degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will handle patent preparation and prosecution, draft various types of IP agreements, and counsel clients ranging in size from FORTUNE 500 companies to start-ups.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, full benefits package, business development support, and partnership track opportunities. Successful candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to manage a full patent prep and pros docket.  Registration before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is required.  Portables are a plus, but not essential.

Contact
Apply by emailing Amy Ziegler at: aziegler@gbclaw.net.

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

IP Attorney (Electrical Mechanical) – Law Firm – McLean, Va.

Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. (RMSC), an Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C.Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with three to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with substantial experience prosecuting mechanical and electrical applications as well as drafting patent applications in the computer and software related fields with trademark experience being a plus, though not required.  The ideal candidate will have sufficient portable business to occupy at least 25%, but not more than 50% of the attorney’s time.

RMSC is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis. RMSC continues to expand its business serving clients around the world. RMSC provides a congenial work environment and experienced work force.

Contact
Please email your resume to: recruiting@rmsclaw.com, and please visit our Website: www.rmsclaw.com. RMSC is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation will be discussed at time of interview.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. and Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLCis seeking highly motivated patent attorneys with at least 2 years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution, as well as a degree in electrical engineering or computer science.  The ideal candidate will have experience in image sensor, semiconductor, electrical circuits, display, and/or signal processing technology.  The position entails patent preparation and prosecution, as well as various analyses related to enforcing and defending patents on behalf of existing clients.  Positions are available in our Washington, DC and Bloomfield Hills, MI offices.

Contact
Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to ddr@raderfishman.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C. and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Founded in 1996, Rader, Fishman & Grauer is a full-service intellectual property law firm with offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Washington, DC. Our attorneys provide intellectual property services and counseling for multinational corporations and emerging enterprises in a wide variety of industries around the world. Rader, Fishman & Grauer attorneys regularly engage in all areas of domestic and foreign IP practice, litigation, licensing and intellectual asset management.

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; San Francisco, 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 / Agent – Law Firm – Cary, N.C.

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

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

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

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

IP Associate – Law Firm – Reston, Va.

Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.is looking for a junior or mid-level patent prosecution associate with an electrical engineering or computer-science/engineering background.  The firm is looking to involve the junior or mid-level associate in all aspects of patent prosecution.  Thorough training will be provided.  Responsibilities for this position include preparing and prosecuting patent applications, conducting validity and infringement studies, and assisting in pre-litigation and litigation matters when called upon.  The ideal candidate has a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science, and excellent academic credentials and writing skills.  This candidate preferably has one or more years of experience in patent prosecution, either practicing at a firm or as an Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The candidate must be registered or eligible to register to practice before the United States and Trademark Office.  Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Greenblum and Bernstein, P.L.C. is an established Northern Virginia-based IP boutique with a wide-range of domestic and international clientele.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: resumes@gbpatent.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Mahwah, N.J. (Updated)

Maquet Maquet is seeking a Patent Attorney who will report directly to the General Counsel and will provide patent drafting and prosecution services, assuring protection of the company’s legal rights and ability to market and sell its products, and review and draft contracts for the company (both general business related and intellectual property related).

Requirements

  • Patent prosecution, including the preparation, filing, and prosecution of new patent applications.
  • Draft and review business contracts, including supply and manufacturing agreements, purchase agreements, licenses, etc.
  • Supporting counsel in the preparation of intellectual property related legal opinions on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity.
  • Supporting patent related due diligence in commercial transactions such as acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing.
  • Communicate effectively with R&D on patent matters.

Background Experience

  • Admitted to the Bar (NJ or NY preferred).
  • Undergraduate degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or physics strongly preferred.
  • Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • A minimum of three year's patent prosecution experience. Experience reviewing and drafting contracts is a plus.
  • Must be familiar with patent related case law and have experience in analyzing the patentability of inventions and the validity of patents, and drafting related opinions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels within business clients, and with multinational personnel from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and locations.
  • Be highly motivated, with the ability to pro-actively organize a heavy workload and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities.
  • A flexible and proactive approach to problems and demands, with the ability to thrive on challenge and react quickly and positively to a fast-moving and challenging environment.
  • A record of providing legal services in a timely, accurate, and professional manner.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2398&company=Getinge&username=. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. MAQUET is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Manchester, N.H. (Updated)

Finch & Maloney PLLC Finch & Maloney PLLCseeks lateral associates with electrical engineering, computer science, and physics degrees for its rapidly expanding patent prosecution practice. All positions require USPTO registration, state bar, and a minimum of 3 years patent prosecution experience. The firm is located on the river in the millyard of Manchester NH. Associates with pre-law engineering work experience are preferred.

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

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

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Osaka, Japan

Shinjyu Global IP, Shinjyu Global IPa member of United GIPs, is seeking a patent attorney or a patent agent to join our office in Osaka, Japan.  We are a patent prosecution firm, and provide a collegial environment, flexible working hours, and encourage professional growth and development.  We are seeking a patent attorney or a patent agent to fill a full time US patent prosecution position.  This position will provide the opportunity to work on a wide variety of patent preparation and prosecution matters, directly interact with Japanese clients and Japanese patent attorneys, and receive personal recognition for your work.  All work will be conducted in English, though Japanese language abilities are a plus.

Required

  • The ability to work independently with little direction, and as a member of a team with Japanese patent attorneys.
  • Must be a US citizen, and be registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Preference given to

  • A strong background in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and / or physics; though other technical backgrounds will be considered.
  • 2 or more years of experience.
  • A background as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO.
  • Japanese language skills.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: recruit@giplaw-osaka.co.jp.

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

Junior Associate / Patent Agent / Technical Advisor – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

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

• Junior Associates with a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering or computer science.  The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications.  Associates should be registered to practice with the USPTO.
• Technical Advisors, Patent Agents or candidates for undergraduate, masters or Ph.D. degrees in the disciplines listed above.

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

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