Associate – Law Firm – Silicon Valley, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, an Am Law 200 firm and one of the largest Intellectual Property firms in the country, is looking to add patent attorneys with high tech and medical device backgrounds to its small but growing Silicon Valley office. Candidates must have at least approximately 3 years of experience and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, or a similar discipline. Graduate degrees are a plus. Candidates must also have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

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If you are forward focused and ready for a challenge, submit an online Application for Employment through our website. For more information and to apply online, please see the listing on our website. EOE/AA

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Silicon Valley, California

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

NSIP LAW NSIP LAWis seeking resumes from patent attorneys or patent agents interested in joining our team. We welcome resumes from all levels of experience including those with experience as a senior associate, of counsel, and/or a partner. We also welcome resumes from candidates with USPTO experience. For candidates with significant amounts of experience, although portable business is welcome, it is not required.

Our ideal candidates will have a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, or other similar technologies recognized by The United States Patent & Trademark Office suitable for registration to practice before The United States Patent & Trademark Office. Experience in wireless technology is a plus. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide top-quality work products for the firm and the firm’s clients. At least two years of experience is preferred.

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

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

NSIP LAW is a prospering boutique intellectual property law firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. Our practice has consistently grown over the years. We have also benefited from a low turn-around rate and a culture that promotes respect and a balanced lifestyle. NSIP Law offers a competitive salary with the rare opportunity to grow along with our dynamic group and to be active participants in our practice.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

Marger Johnson McCollom, P.C., Marger Johnson McCollom, P.C.a Portland, Oregon, full-service IP boutique, seeks a registered patent attorney with 2-5 years of patent prosecution experience in the electrical/computer/software technical areas. B.S. electrical engineering, computer science, or physics strongly preferred. Recent experience in team-environment computer programming or experience in analog circuit design or analysis a plus.

Contact
Send letter/resume/transcripts to: Recruiting Coordinator at recruiting@techlaw.com. No agencies please.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. is seeking a Patent Prosecution Associate to join our Electrical group.

Candidates must have the following qualifications: (1) a strong academic record, (2) a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, (3) membership in a state bar, (4) membership in the patent bar, and (5) at least two years of experience as an Examiner at the USPTO or a patent prosecution associate.

An Associate in this position will be involved in the prosecution of patent applications, advise clients on questions of patentability and render patentability opinions.

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. has been a leader in the intellectual property law field for over 90 years. We specialize in patent and trademark prosecution and have maintained long-term partnerships with our clients. Many of our exceptional clients have been working with the firm for over 50 years.

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. offers a competitive benefits package and an enjoyable work environment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact
Apply on-line by e-mailing your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: recruiting@wenderoth.com.

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

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Dayton, Ohio

Stevens & Showalter, LLP Stevens & Showalter, LLPis a growing patent law boutique seeking a patent attorney or patent agent having at least two years of patent application drafting and prosecution experience with a background in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer
Science. The firm is located in a South Dayton, Ohio suburb (Centerville/Washington Township) within a short drive of Northern Cincinnati suburbs for those looking to live in Cincinnati.

Responsibilities will include patent application preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, drafting clearance/invalidity opinions, client counseling, and other patent related projects. Salary is competitive with similar patent firms in the area and can grow quickly depending on work quality and production. Partnership opportunities will become available to a candidate that fits in well with the other firm attorneys and that provides excellent work product.

The Firm’s work atmosphere is very collegial and the dress code is casual.

Contact
Please forward resumes to Hiring Partner at info@sspatlaw.com. Additional information about the firm can be found at http://www.sspatlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Dayton, Ohio

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

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Patent Associate/Agent with 1-2 years of patent drafting experience and a Mechanical degree. Candidates should have significant patent application drafting experience in the mechanical arts. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Excellent writing skills required. 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 through the link below. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample.

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Apply by visiting this link: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Syracuse or Rochester, N.Y.

Hiscock & Barclay, LLPHiscock & Barclay, LLP, a full service 210 lawyer firm with offices throughout Upstate New York as well as New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Newark NJ. and Toronto is seeking an experienced patent attorney to join its Syracuse, NY or Rochester, NY 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, providing patent counseling to clients, and providing litigation support. 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 to: IPAttorney@hblaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Syracuse or Rochester, New York

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Christopher & Weisberg, PA, logoan intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorney with a BSEE and/or MSEE. Industry experience is desirable. Duties will primarily include preparation and prosecution of patent application in the electrical and software arts. Pay and benefits are competitive.

Contact
Apply online by emailing John Christopher at: jchristopher@cwiplaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Associate Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Las Vegas, Nev.

Enjoy world-class entertainment and outdoor recreation in Las Vegas, NV. Weide & Miller, Ltd., a full service IP firm, seeks an associate patent attorney. Candidates should have 2+ years of experience, an EE, CS or ME degree, and a desire to engage in patent prosecution, opinion preparation, searching/clearances, and litigation support. Weide & Miller focuses on high quality work product and client service in a small firm environment.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: mail@weidemiller.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Associate (Electrical Engineering) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks recent law school graduates, or candidates with 1-2 years of experience.  Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Graduate degree desirable, but not necessary.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

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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: San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, California

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

Coats & Bennett, PLLC Coats & Bennett, PLLC, a boutique intellectual property law firm in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, has an immediate need to hire highly motivated Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents who are experienced in patent preparation and prosecution related to telecommunications and electrical technologies.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering + J.D. with strong academic credentials
  • 2-4 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience
  • Good skills in drafting patent applications and preparing responses to Office Actions with little instruction
  • Experience with wireless communications
  • Experience with the following technologies is highly desired: CDMA, TDMA, OFDM (4G) used in LTE and Wi-Fi / WiMax networks and Spread Spectrum (Bluetooth)
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO
  • Admission to the N.C. bar is a plus

Located in one of the top technology hubs in the country, the Research Triangle offers a beautiful place to live and work. Discover a rewarding career with professionals who are committed to quality and excellence in their work in a collegial environment. Coats & Bennett, PLLC, offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Contact
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@coatsandbennett.com. For more information about Coats & Bennett, PLLC, visit us at: www.coatsandbennett.com.

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

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

Epiq Systems is assisting a client who is seeking a DC licensed attorney to work in their DC office for approximately 3 months (the firm is considering making this position permanent). They are seeking an attorney with the following experience. If you meet the criteria, please submit your resume in Word format. Please also let us know your available start date.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 5-7 years patent prosecution experience.
  • Some patent litigation experience preferred.
  • Electrical Engineering background preferred.
  • Experience with a patent docket and familiarity with how to complete the necessary forms.
  • Active DC Bar
  • Active Patent Bar

Position Details

  • Pay: $65/hr (flat rate)
  • Hours: anticipated 40 hours a week, but possibility more as the case load would dictate
  • Duration: Anticipated 3 months with the possibility of being a temp-to-perm position

 

Contact
Apply online by emailing us at: dcresumes@epiqsystems.com.

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

Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Steptoe & Johnson LLPSteptoe & Johnson LLP, a D.C. based, international law firm seeks an associate for its rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice. Candidates should have a strong background in electrical engineering or computer science and 1-4 years of patent litigation experience. May be based in Palo Alto, Chicago or Washington, D.C.

Contact
Candidates with strong academic credentials and excellent personal qualities are encouraged to apply directly by sending cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (a copy of your academic record is required) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com. Principals Only. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Palo Alto, California; Chicago, Illinois; or Washington, D.C.

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Godfrey & Kahn logohas an excellent opportunity for a lateral attorney with at least 3 years of experience to join our Milwaukee, Wisconsin office (although other Wisconsin office requests may be considered). Qualified applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical or mechanical engineering. Engineering work experience is a plus but not required. Ability to assist in litigation, prepare and prosecute trademark and patent applications, support corporate transactions, and draft and negotiate technology agreements is a plus. Must already be admitted to the patent bar. We seek individuals whose academic achievements and personal skills mark them as future leaders in the firm and in the community.

Contact
Apply online at our website: http://www.gklaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Godfrey & Kahn is a general business practice firm with approximately 180 lawyers with offices in Milwaukee and four additional Wisconsin locations, as well as in Washington D.C. The firm’s Intellectual Property team includes a number of experienced attorneys who work in a broad-based intellectual property practice including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, and business transaction support.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Allentown, Pa.

Design IPOver the last eleven years, Design IP has built a reputation for excellence and has grown into the premier Lehigh Valley-based IP law practice. We represent some of the largest companies in the region, but remain committed to providing the same high level of quality to our smallest clients. We seek an attorney to join our practice who shares our commitment to excellence.

The position will involve patent preparation and prosecution (in a wide variety of technical disciplines, including the chemical arts), trademark preparation and prosecution, intellectual property opinions and agreements, and intellectual property litigation.

Although basic skills like utility patent claim drafting and Office action analysis are critical, we strive to hire and develop well-rounded attorneys who are skilled legal advisers. We believe that regular, direct client contact is important to developing and honing these skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Patent drafting and prosecution experience
  • Eligibility for USPTO Registration
  • PA attorney license or sitting for July 2014 PA Bar
  • Outstanding analysis and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly absorb and understand technical subject matter

Preferred Qualifications

  • USPTO Registration
  • Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree
  • Familiarity with graphics software, including Acrobat, PowerPoint, Visio, and CAD viewing programs

Our attorneys choose their own work/life balance. Our minimum billing expectations are modest. Base salaries are based on expected billings and bonuses are paid on a percentage basis for all excess billings. We also offer benefits including retirement, health insurance and disability.

Contact
If you are interested in joining our team, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample in confidence to recruiting@designip.com. An example of a published patent application for which you drafted the specification and claims, a substantive Office action response, and a legal brief (such as a motion for summary judgment) are preferred as writing samples.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Patent Search Analyst – Small Corporation – Evanston, Ill. (or telecommute)

Cardinal Intellectual Property Cardinal IPis seeking Patent Search Analysts to add to our team! This role will be responsible for conducting patentability, infringement, validity, freedom to operate, clearance, and landscape searches for our private clients, as well as performing search work through our government contract and rendering opinions* based on the search results. As an Analyst, you are free to work from home or a remote office.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently conduct patentability, validity, infringement, freedom to operate, clearance and landscape searches
  • Prepare written opinions based on search results for Patent Cooperation Treaty International Patent Applications

Education and Experience

  • In the following technical areas a minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required: Computer and Information Sciences; Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Biomedical Engineering; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences
  • In the areas of Biotechnology and/or Chemistry a minimum of a Masters Degree is required (PhD and/or JD preferred)
  • Current high need areas are in the Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical, Chemical, and Computer arts.

Other Qualifications

  • JD is a plus, but not required
  • Prior art searching experience is a major plus
  • Proficiency in database searching
  • Excellent attention to details, analytical and critical thinking, - proof-reading abilities, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively alone

Cardinal Intellectual Property is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal or State law.

*Please note: these opinions are not legal opinions. Cardinal IP is a legal services company, not a law firm.

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Evanston, Illinois (or telecommute)

Cardinal Intellectual Property is a patent search and services company. Our staff includes scientists, patent agents, attorneys, and former patent examiners who conduct thorough, in-depth patent research and analysis. We also provide intellectual property monitoring services for areas ranging from docketing, to trademarks and copyrights to competitive intelligence, litigation and licensing. Our offices are located in downtown Evanston, only a few blocks from Northwestern's campus and close to the Davis Street el stop. You can visit our website, www.cardinal-ip.com, for more information about our company.

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

Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Miles & Stockbridge P.C.seeks a registered patent attorney or patent agent with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering (with strong mechanical prosecution work experience) to work in our Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Candidates should have 2-4 years of experience and must be registered before the USPTO. Strong academic record and an ability to work with mechanical, medical device, semiconductor, software, and electrical inventions required.

Contact
Please apply online at www.milesstockbridge.com or send resumes, cover letters, law school and undergraduate transcripts, by email to Dina Billian, dbillian@milesstockbridge.com. EOE

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia

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 Wireless and RF technology, including 4G and 3G cellular, LTE, WiMAX and IEEE 802.11n technologies. 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.

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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 100 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC logois seeking an experienced patent attorney or recent law school graduate to join its thriving
practice.

Candidates should have:

  • At least two years of patent prosecution experience in the electrical, software or mechanical arts. Recent graduates will not be expected to have any years of patent prosecution experience.
  • Broad range of prosecution and counseling experience including:
    • Drafting patent applications
    • Preparing responses to official actions for domestic applications
    • Instructing foreign attorneys regarding responses to official actions in foreign
      applications
    • Preparing invalidity and non-infringement opinions

Contact
Interested candidates should contact Bill O’Connor at recruiting@hfzlaw.com. Candidates must fulfill all requirements to be considered. When responding, we ask that you please provide a copy of your transcript and references in addition to your resume.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

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

IP Associate – Law Firm – Indianapolis, Ind. or Chicago, Ill.

Krieg DeVault LLP Krieg Devaultis seeking highly qualified IP attorneys to join their nationally recognized IP Technology practice in their Indianapolis and/or Chicago offices. Candidates must have 3-7 years of patent prosecution experience with either a mechanical or electrical engineering background. Successful candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have an excellent academic record, exhibit outstanding written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in drafting and prosecuting patent applications.

Contact
All applicants should submit undergraduate and law school transcripts in addition to a resume to recruiting@kdlegal.com. EOE

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana or Chicago, Illinois