Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral or entry level patent prosecution associates with a Ph.D. in Physics, for our office in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials (top 33% of class preferred, top 10% strongly preferred). Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Relevant industry experience is preferred.

Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist offers professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients. Our firm’s compensation and benefits package is highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) and a writing sample by mail or email to:
Attn: Recruiting
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
121 SW Salmon St., Suite 1600
Portland, Oregon 97204

If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources using the information above.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law. It is the policy at Klarquist Sparkman, LLP to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals. In furtherance of this goal, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP is dedicated to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment, qualified disabled persons, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and other protected veterans, in compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 793, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (2001) (“Section 4212” or “VEVRAA”). Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

Baker Botts The Palo Alto office of Baker Botts seeks registered patent agents with at least 1-3 years of experience with writing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or an equivalent field (such as a mechanical engineering degree with a strong background in computer science). Industry experience in those fields is a plus, but not required. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Baker Botts is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. For consideration, please send a cover letter, résumé and undergraduate (and graduate) transcripts via email to Office Administrator at: No Recruiters or personal calls.

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

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

The Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & RooneyBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has an immediate opening for an Electrical Ppatent Agent with 2-6 years of patent experience and a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Candidates should have significant patent application drafting experience, and preferably with respect to computer implemented inventions. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, prosecution, post grant review documents and opinion letters. Excellent writing skills required. The Firm’s electrical patent work includes protecting inventions related to the full spectrum of electrical engineering, computer science, business methods, optics, nanotechnology and other areas of applied physics. Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The firm’s compensation and benefits package is competitive with other top-level firms in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas.

Qualified candidates should apply online at our website at All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Burlington, Vt.

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC Downs Rachlin Martin PLLCseeks an experienced patent agent or patent examiner to join its rapidly growing intellectual property practice, based in its Burlington, Vermont office. Enjoy challenging work while living in an area endowed with natural beauty, superb recreational opportunities, and a strong sense of community. The position requires patent bar admission within one year of hiring and at least 2-4 years of patent prosecution or examining experience. Electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science backgrounds preferred. Other technical backgrounds and greater experience levels will be considered. Work will primarily involve patent drafting and prosecution, with some opportunities for support work in the areas of intellectual property transactional work and litigation.


  • B.S. degree (or B.A. degree with USPTO admission eligibility)
  • Minimum two years patent prosecution or patent examining experience
  • Patent bar admission within one year of date of hire
  • Competency in firm word processing, electronic filing, and docketing systems


  • Conducting interviews with clients to obtain invention disclosures
  • Developing strategies for protecting inventions
  • Drafting specifications and claims for patent applications and writing scientific and technical documents in clear, concise English
  • Analyzing Office Actions and preparing responses thereto
  • Conducting patent examiner interviews by telephone or in-person as required
  • Assisting with patent validity and infringement analyses and preparing written reports
  • Managing a patent prosecution docket with multiple clients and deadlines
  • Conducting legal and technical research and analysis in support of various patent-related matters including patent litigation
  • Working closely with attorneys, other agents, and staff as needed
  • Performing legal and technical research using all available resources including libraries and computer data systems
  • Occasional local or distant travel as needed
  • Following ethical requirements as set forth by the Firm's professional liability insurer and the rules of practice before the USPTO as well as the Rules of Professional Conduct of Vermont and any other pertinent jurisdictions
  • Make non-billable contributions to IP practice group
  • Assist with marketing the IP practice
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Information

  • Exempt status
  • Minimum 1600 billable hours

Apply by emailing us at:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Burlington, Vermont

IP Associate – Law Firm – Cincinnati, Ohio

Frost Brown Todd LLC, Frost Brown Toddone of the 150 largest law firms in the United States with a top rated Midwest intellectual property practice, seeks a Patent Prosecution Associate for our Cincinnati office. Applicants should have a background in physics, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering and at least 2 years experience in patent prosecution, excellent academic credentials and communication skills and be capable of independent and creative work.

Please visit our web page and use the “self-apply” feature at to submit your application. Frost Brown Todd LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

logoFaegre Baker Daniels seeks a partnership-track associate to join the patent prosecution practice of our thriving Minneapolis Intellectual Property Group. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., 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 patent drafting and prosecution experience, a technical degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering, and be a member of the patent bar. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and have strong written and oral communications skills. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Please send or e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Trisha Selden, Legal Talent Manager, Faegre Baker Daniels, 2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Additon, Higgins, Pendleton & Ashe, Additon, Higgins, Pendleton & Ashea boutique intellectual property law firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking an experienced patent attorney or patent agent to immediately join the firm.

The candidate should have a technical background in software, electronics, controls, and the electro-mechanical arts. Technical knowledge or experience in optics and imaging is a plus. At least three years of experience in patent prosecution in a U.S. law firm or in house is required as well as excellent ‎communication and time management skills. The candidate should be capable of drafting patent applications and preparing responses to Office Actions with little instruction. The candidate should also have a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science. Admission to practice before the USPTO is required. Admission to the N.C. bar is a plus.

The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing invention disclosures, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, coordinating international patent prosecution, and advising clients. The candidate will work in a team environment, participate in the management of an international‎ patent portfolio, and have significant client involvement.

Additon, Higgins, Pendleton & Ashe offers a small-firm atmosphere with the sophisticated level of work that comes with an established IP firm. Our office is located south of uptown Charlotte in Ballantyne Corporate Park. We offer a competitive salary commensurate ‎with experience and a generous benefits package.

Apply by emailing us at:

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

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP is seeking an Associate who will be responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications domestically and internationally in the chemical and chemical engineering arts, as well as preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom to operate analyses.

The successful candidate must have a degree in chemical engineering with strong technical knowledge and be admitted to the Patent Bar.  It is preferred to have at least two years of patent drafting experience including having drafted more than 20 patent applications and having prosecuted applications both in the U.S. and overseas.  Excellent academic credentials and writing and communication skills are required.  While Hartford-based position is preferred, with sufficient experience, the candidate can work in any of the firm’s offices.  Please be prepared to provide a work sample and references.

Please send resume and cover letter to No calls, please. Cantor Colburn LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C., Hartford, Atlanta, Houston and Detroit

Cantor Colburn is one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, with growing offices in Washington, D.C., Hartford, Atlanta, Houston and Detroit. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was #10 in the country for issued U.S. patents and #24 for registered U.S. trademarks. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the United States and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups and universities.

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally ranked boutique intellectual property law firm, is seeking motivated patent associates or patent agents with 1+ years patent prosecution experience with EE and/or CS degrees.

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 Computer Associates, 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 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 [at] Please, only those with patent prosecution experience in electronics and computer software need apply.

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

Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Webb Law Firm, The Webb Law Firma Pittsburgh-based intellectual property law firm with a long-standing history, is seeking Computer Science and Electrical Engineering candidates for associate positions in the firm. The firm is seeking qualified candidates holding at least a B.S. in Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering, a J.D. from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 1-3years of experience as an IP attorney. Industry experience, or experience in software development for web-based applications, mobile devices, Internet or social media is preferred.
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.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

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 in a law firm setting, and be fluent in USPTO practice and policy. A master’s or Ph.D. degree in immunology or immunotherapy 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.

Applicants should send a copy of their resume and a cover letter, in confidence, to the attention of Ms. Penny Zimmerman Amir at Applicant submissions will be maintained as confidential.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Rockville, Maryland

Associate (Computer Science) – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks motivated candidates to join our team. We are looking for recent law school graduates, or candidates with 1-2 years of experience. Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Graduate degree desirable, but not necessary. Experience in software development for web-based applications, client-server systems, mobile devices, Internet, social media, or telecommunication a plus. GPA must be above 3.0, and candidates must have superior written and verbal communication skills.

For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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Employer Type: Law Firm

Associate (Trademarks & Copyrights) – Law Firm – Orange County, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks motivated candidates to join our team.  We are looking for associate attorney candidates with 2-3 years of experience in Trademark and Copyright law. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Candidates must have superior writing and communication skills. EOE/AA

For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Orange County, California

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Rockleigh, N.J.

Crestron Crestronhas an opening for a Patent Agent. Candidate must be admitted to the USPTO.

Responsibilities are expected to include the following

  • Preparing strategic, high quality patents protecting Crestron's products and services
  • Actively participating in Crestron's invention disclosure review process to help assure that Crestron's best inventions are identified and patented
  • Working closely with Crestron engineers to identify and protect inventions that are important to Crestron
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship

Skills and Education Requirements

  • BS degree in an Engineering discipline (e.g., Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering), or Computer Science
  • Master Degree Preferred
  • Candidate must have 5+ years of patent preparation experience, preferably in the Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Engineering, or Computer Science fields.
  • Candidate must have personally prepared 10+ original patent applications in the past 24 months.

Apply by emailing Miriam Thomas at:

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Rockleigh, N.J.

Crestron is the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes.

US Patent Prosecution Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Seoul, Korea

Lee International IP & Law Group, Lee Internationalone of the most prestigious LLP & Law firm in Seoul Korea, seeks a US Patent Prosecution Attorney/Agent having at least 2 years of experience in the patent prosecution of electrical, electronic or electro-mechanical devices to work in our main office in Seoul Korea. Previous patent prosecution experience can be either at a law firm or at the USPTO and Industry experience is a definite plus. All candidates must have at least a BSEE or BSME degree and admission to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney or agent. Responsibilities will include patent prosecution docket and patent application writing. Excellent writing and oral skills are required. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Send your resume and a patent drafting sample by email only to No headhunters or recruiters please.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seoul, Korea

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, or physics, and a minimum of 2 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Patent Examiner experience is a plus.

Quality and innovation are the areas that separate 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 business 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 and commensurate with big-law pay.

To apply for this position, send your resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Fairfax, Virginia

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

Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLCcontinues to seek patent attorneys with 1-4 years of experience and a degree in electrical engineering to work in its Washington, DC office. 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.

Please send a cover letter and resume to

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

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 Docket Paralegal – Large Corporation – Phoenix, Ariz.

ON Semiconductor On Semiconductoris seeking a docket specialist to support its Intellectual Property (IP) legal department. Position will work closely with corporate inventors, in-house and outside legal counsel, the US patent and trademark office, and other patent and trademark offices around the world.

Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to the following)

  • Track critical information for a growing worldwide patent and trademark portfolio in a docketing database
  • Docketing new invention disclosures
  • Docketing new patent applications
  • Docketing pending patent applications
  • Preparing reports for docketing meetings
  • Preparing for annuity review meetings, and other patent related presentations
  • Knowledge of and implementation of rule changes that impact docketing procedures


  • 5+ years patent docketing experience in a corporate environment or law firm
  • Expert knowledge of all phases of domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent procedures, deadlines, and rules
  • Proficient with patent docketing software, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Able to quickly learn other software programs
  • Able to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player

Apply online by using this link:

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona

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

Patent Attorney/Agent/Expert – Law Firm – Bangalore, India

Law Firm of Naren Thappeta seeks an able expert/agent/attorney to assist with software patents for US/India practice. The position is based in Bangalore, India, and the candidate is expected to work under direct supervision of Naren Thappeta, US Patent Attorney and India Patent Agent. Excellent opportunity to understand the legal/practical aspects of both US and India patents.

Candidate must have strong background in software/database/enterprise technologies, in addition to at least some background in preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Advanced degree or relevant design/development/patent work experience, demonstrating ability to understand/investigate technical aspects. Exceptional oral and written communication also required.

Please also visit for additional information on our operation. Apply online by emailing us at:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Bangalore, India

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Wayne, N.J.

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


  • 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.


  • 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.

MAQUET is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For a full description and to apply, please visit:

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wayne, New Jersey