Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Los Angeles, Calif.

arentArent Fox LLP has two positions open for a patent agent or attorney with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution for their Los Angeles office.

Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in electrical or computer engineering. Experience with telecommunication, circuit transistor, and layout circuit technologies is a plus. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, excellent academic credentials, and a desire to excel in a law firm environment.

Contact
Please submit resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), at least one office action writing sample, and at least one patent application writing sample to lauren.battaglia@arentfox.com. Arent Fox LLP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

perkinsThe Chicago office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent agent (staff position) to join its growing Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and a minimum of four years’ experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent Office. To be considered, you must have a degree (preferably a graduate degree) in organic chemistry and must be admitted to the USPTO. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, college and graduate school transcripts and a technical writing sample.

Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/patent-agent-job-s20170115b-chicago-il.html.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Patent Attorney (Lateral) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

plumseaPlumsea Law Group, LLC, a patent boutique law firm is seeking experienced patent attorneys with portable business who want to move their practice to a smaller, flexible, congenial law firm. The firm has experienced staff and space available now in Bethesda, Maryland, near I-270 and Democracy Boulevard, and in our office in downtown Portland, Oregon in the Mayer Building.  We also have a team of patent attorneys who are well versed in a variety of technologies, and are experienced in writing original patent applications and prosecuting them to issuance.  The firm has counseling, transaction and litigation expertise to complement your prosecution practice.  The firm offers a generous percentage-based compensation package. Will consider remotely located applicants.

This could be the right opportunity for a partner or senior level associate with portable business at a large firm thinking of transitioning to their own practice. You will have flexibility to set your own hourly rates or flat fees for your clients.

Contact
Interested applicants send resumes in confidence to maria.mcphail@plumsea.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Bethesda, Maryland; Portland, Oregon; or flexible

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Raleigh, N.C.

ward-smithThe Raleigh office of Ward and Smith, P.A. is seeking a Patent Attorney with 2-4 years of experience in both writing and prosecuting patent Applications.  Candidates with a degree in electrical engineering and specific experience in semiconductor devices or electronics are strongly preferred.  Strong verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to excellence are also required.  

Contact
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online to this posting, or submit a resume, in confidence, to jdbeavers@wardandsmith.com

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

Lateral IP Partner (Trademarks or Patents) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

lozaLoza & Loza LLP, a fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice, is seeking attorneys with a proven record of client development who are interested in a lateral move.

Firm Culture: Our firm is made up of experienced, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We have a cohesive group of attorneys with unsurpassed technical expertise and work quality. Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate(s), and there is no minimum hourly requirement. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and family/social life. This is a great opportunity for those who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service. Client development is also supported and encouraged by the firm.

Compensation: Our firm has one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry, matching or exceeding large firm compensation, for attorneys who are self-sustaining.  Additionally, we have a yearly profit-sharing plan that rewards client origination.

Qualifications: We are looking for attorneys who have a proven record of client development and at least 4 years of IP law firm experience. A portable book of business is preferred.  Expertise in patent law (any technical expertise), trademark law, and/or IP litigation is sought.  At least one state bar license and good standing is required. 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 is required.

Offices: Loza & Loza has attorneys throughout the US and is looking to add more in all major US cities/markets.  Telecommuting is also available.

Contact
To apply, please email Shirley Hsu at careers@lozaip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations, including telecommute

Patent / Trademark Attorney – Law Firm – Ithaca, N.Y.

brownBrown & Michaels, PC is seeking a registered U.S. patent attorney with 3+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Our main office is in Ithaca, NY but we have attorneys working remotely. Our work includes patent prosecution, trademarks and opinion work. We maintain of-counsel relationships for all litigation work. Our ideal candidate would have a computer science or electrical engineering background and significant patent preparation and prosecution experience, but we are less concerned with a specific technical background than the variety and quality of the patent prosecution experience.

Brown & Michaels, PC offers a flexible and competitive compensation structure along with various benefits including health care and retirement benefits. Our current professionals have all been with the firm for over a decade and are committed to a collegial and competent work environment. Our compensation system is designed to allow the flexibility to work different schedules and automatically varies the compensation to the billable hours worked.

Contact
Please forward a resume/CV and a list of several patent applications’ serial numbers that are published on PAIR with your work product so that we may review the file history on PAIR. To apply, please e-mail fox@bpmlegal.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Ithaca, New York

Chemical Patent Agent – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

huschHusch Blackwell LLP, a full-service law firm, has an immediate opening for a Chemical Patent Agent in our Milwaukee, WI office.
Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts.  Additionally, and under the supervision of lawyers, the individual will assume significant client responsibilities, provide high-quality services to domestic and foreign clients, and communicate with other practitioners and staff.

Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, Masters of Science preferred.
  • Admission before the United States Patent and Trademark Office preferred.
  • At least one year of related law firm and/or industry experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications preferred.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.

EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet

Contact
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample that includes an application and/or an amendment that was previously submitted to the USPTO, along with salary requirements, to Susan Early at susan.early@huschblackwell.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

kennedyKennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP is seeking a registered U.S. patent attorney with 3+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience to join our established and growing patent practice. KLS is located in downtown Austin, in the heart of the capital city of Texas. Primary responsibilities include preparing and prosecuting patent applications for a variety of clients. Requirements for an ideal candidate include a B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and significant patent preparation and prosecution experience.

KLS offers a complete, competitive compensation structure along with various benefits including health care and retirement benefits.

Contact
To apply, please email careers@klspatents.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Mechanical Patent Prosecution Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Des Moines, Iowa

mckeeMcKee, Voorhees & Sease seeks a full-time associate patent attorney or a patent agent to join its growing Mechanical Practice Group in its Des Moines office.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and are preferably registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates will be considered who demonstrate a strong knowledge of patent prosecution in the mechanical and/or electrical fields. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Candidates having 1-3 years of experience in patent prosecution in this field are preferred.

Since 1924, McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. ("MVS") has been Iowa’s pre-eminent intellectual property boutique law firm. We strive to help our clients obtain and protect their intellectual property rights through patents, trademark, and copyright registrations; representing our clients in transactional work such as licensing when these rights are transferred; and litigating when these rights are involved in controversy. With 17 attorneys, several patent agents, and technical specialists, and a strong support staff, MVS is a full-service intellectual property boutique providing attorneys and agents with a collegial atmosphere, training and mentoring, and a competitive salary and benefits package.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact
Please send resume in confidence to Luke T. Mohrhauser via email at luke.mohrhauser@ipmvs.com.

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

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

Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP, a growing Silicon Valley transactional IP firm, is seeking an associate attorney to provide top-quality patent preparation and prosecution services for exceptional high-tech clients in the areas of computer software, Internet technologies, networking, and semiconductors. Our firm represents several Fortune 100 companies and well-known mid-cap and startup companies who come to us for our exceptional IP legal services. We provide a team-oriented and collegial working environment with an ongoing attorney training program that is second to none. Your responsibilities will primarily include patent preparation and prosecution and possibly opinions, pre-litigation counseling, trademark prosecution, and licensing.

We prefer 2+ years relevant law experience. We require an undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, computer engineering, or physics. Much of our patent work involves complex software and computer systems inventions, so substantial familiarity in software design and engineering is a must. Technical subject matter may include databases, network protocols, 3D graphics, internet search, social networking, grid computing, user authentication and cryptography, digital video, email processing, semiconductor devices and processing, and other cutting-edge technologies.

State bar admission and USPTO admission in good standing are a plus. We offer a complete, competitive benefits package.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: attorney-position1@h35g.com.

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

Biotech Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks an Associate to join our thriving Denver Intellectual Property Group. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., and in Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base.

Successful candidates will have 2+ years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution with at least 2 years as a registered patent practitioner. Additionally, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field as well as excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations. Transactional and patent opinion/analysis support experience is a plus. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.faegrebd.com/current-openings-1.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

Patent Attorney (Prosecution) – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

hanleyHanley, Flight & Zimmerman, headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Loop Business District, is expanding its’ thriving intellectual property practice.

We are seeking several skilled patent professionals to join our team to help prosecute the burgeoning workload offered by our diverse client base. Ample opportunities to work with global technology corporations and Fortune 500 companies in fields such as the automotive technology sector; aerospace; telecommunications, software and networking; semiconductors; consumer electronics; mechanical and biomedical devices are available.

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

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

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

Contact
To apply, please email Bill O'Connor at recruiting@hfzlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

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

studebakerStudebaker & Brackett PC, a growing patent firm recently relocated in Tysons, VA, and a short walk from the Greensboro Metro Station/Silver Line, seeks a qualified, experienced Patent Attorney or Agent for primarily handling patent preparation and prosecution. At a minimum, the candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), and preferably at least two years of patent preparation/prosecution. BSEE candidates with comparable USPTO experience in the electrical arts will also be considered. We offer a collaborative professional environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Send resumes to sb.hr@sbpatentlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Tysons, Virginia

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

perkinsThe Palo Alto office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent agent with 2+ years of experience to join its growing Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must have a degree in electrical engineering or computer science, a strong academic record, and admission to practice before the USPTO.

Contact
To apply, please click on this link: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/professional-staff/job-listings/patent-agent-job-s20170202-palo-alto-ca.html and attach your cover letter, resume, transcripts and a technical writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

perkinsThe Palo Alto office of Perkins Coie is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of experience to join its growing Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and patent prosecution experience at an AmLaw100 law firm. To be considered, you must have a degree in electrical engineering or computer science and must be admitted to the USPTO. California bar members strongly preferred.

Contact
To apply, please click on this link: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/patent-prosecution-associate-job-a20170202-palo-alto-ca.html and attach your cover letter, resume, undergraduate, graduate (if applicable) and law school transcripts, and a technical writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Flexible

fialaFiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. is seeking part-time and full-time patent attorneys and agents to assist us with our growing practice. Opportunities are available primarily for preparation and prosecution work for a variety of clients in the electrical, electro-mechanical, software, and Internet technology areas. Persons with law firm experience and/or tech industry experience, as well as present and former Examiners, are all encouraged to apply. We offer excellent compensation and a relaxed work environment. Inquiries are treated in absolute confidence. Portable business is not required. Applicants may be remotely located. USPTO registration (in good standing) is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related field is desired, and advanced degrees and/or industry experience in these areas are a plus.

Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. provides intellectual property services to companies of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. The firm has received numerous international accolades, including perennial inclusion in the industry standard rankings of Intellectual Asset Magazine. Most recently, both founding partners and the law firm itself were honored to be included in the IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

Contact
Interested applicants should email their resumes to careers@fwiplaw.com (Attn: Christine Hartness).

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Flexible

Junior U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Munich, Germany

2spl2SPL is a German patent law firm seeking junior US patent attorneys for our office in Munich, Germany. Thus, candidates must be willing to relocate to Munich, Germany. Candidates should have strong technical skills in electrical engineering and/or physics. Experience in drafting and/or prosecuting patent applications for telecommunications-related and/or semiconductor-related inventions would be a plus. Successful candidates will form a small U.S. team within the firm to draft, prepare and prosecute our clients’ U.S. patent applications and to coordinate their world-wide patent prosecution activities. We would also provide support in becoming a European and/or German Patent attorney. The international city of Munich in Bavaria offers exceptional cultural, artistic, outdoor activities in the heart of Europe close to the Alps and lakes. Munich can be considered as the heart of German industries and technologies as well as the European and German patent system. 2SPL offers a salaried position with indefinite term in Munich, Germany. Candidates can expect a 40-hours-per-week contract in a pleasant working environment within a dynamic team of patent professionals. Work/life balance and job satisfaction is important to us.

Candidate Qualifications: Must have passed the USPTO patent bar. U.S. citizenship is required, as candidates will need to be able to obtain/keep their registration to practice before the USPTO while living abroad. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elect. Eng., Computer Eng. or Physics is required. Actual engineering experience is a plus. German language skills are not required.

Contact
To apply, please email mail@2spl.de.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Munich, Germany

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Albany, N.Y. or Boston, Mass.

hoffmanHoffman Warnick LLC, an intellectual property (IP) law boutique, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to work from its Albany, NY or Boston, MA offices. Successful candidates will have at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, nanotechnology or a related field. In addition, succesful candidates must have excellent interpersonal, technical and writing skills, be detail-oriented, and demonstrate an ability to work productively and independently. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Telecommuting/virtual situations considered only for those with extensive experience.

Qualifications: Two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology or similar engineering degree. Must have a USPTO registration number.

Contact
For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to hwemail@hoffmanwarnick.com. For more information on this position, please visit our website at hoffmanwarnick.com. NO RECRUITERS PLEASE.

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

Patent Agent / Technical Specialist (Computer Science) – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

venableThe Washington, DC office of Venable LLP is looking for a registered patent agent or specialist with technical experience or an advanced degree to join our Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must be admitted to the patent bar and/or have two to five years’ experience handling multi-national large patent portfolios. Qualified candidates will have a background in software or computer science. Excellent academic credentials and great communication skills required. USPTO experience preferred. Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected Veteran status and any other protected basis under applicable law.

Contact
To apply, please email Shannon Curry at sdcurry@venable.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, DC

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

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

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

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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.