IP Attorney – Law Firm – McLean, Va.

logoRoberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., an 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, electrical or chemical engineering with substantial experience 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.

RMSC² 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.

Contact
Please email your resume to: recruiting@rmsc2.com, and please visit our website. RMSC² is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC² does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation discussion will happen at interview.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: McLean, Virginia

Corporate / IP Paralegal – Law Firm – Charleston, S.C.

haynsworthHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  With more than 100 experienced attorneys we encompass a broad spectrum of business and litigation practice areas.

Our Charleston, South Carolina office is seeking candidates for a full time Corporate/Intellectual Property Paralegal position.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package in a professional, progressive work environment.

Qualified applicant should possess prior experience in business and corporate law, a willingness to learn the following areas of intellectual property law: preparing and filing documentation for patent and trademark applications, both domestic and international, as well as updating and monitoring IP docketing systems.

Related duties and requirements include:  client relations;  document management and correspondence; excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, Word and Excel, Westlaw and Eclipse;  exceptional organizational and communications skills;  and ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.  Paralegal Certificate and/or four year degree preferred.

Contact
Qualified candidates should send resumes in confidence to: Human Resources, E-MAIL: mschachte@hsblawfirm.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Charleston, South Carolina

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

oliffOliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking Patent Attorneys or Agents with a background in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or closely related fields (background in Optics is a plus). Applicants should have at least two years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm, and experience drafting patent applications is preferred. Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice. Competitive salary and benefits package. EOE.

Contact
Email cover letter and resume to hr@oliff.com.

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

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Abel Law Group, LLP is seeking a chemical/materials practitioner with 1+ years of experience. Successful candidate must be mature, have exceptional client handling skills, and be a pragmatic, results-oriented practitioner.

Candidate will have exposure to a wide variety of areas, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, clearance/right to practice analyses, M&A due diligence, and invalidity and non-infringement opinion generation.  Preference given to candidates with in-house and private practice experience. The open position is for strong candidate seeking exposure beyond typical prep/prosecution duties.  Strong client handling skills are required as candidate will have direct client contact with sophisticated in-house counsel.

Above market average compensation available to the ideal candidate.

Abel Law Group, LLP is one of the largest IP firms in Austin, TX, and boasts a stellar support staff, a collegial, casual work environment, and strong benefits package.

Contact
To apply, please email hr@abel-ip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Patent Agent (Chemical / Materials Technologies) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has an immediate opening for a patent agent with a minimum of 5 years of experience and a degree in the chemical arts.  Ph.D. required.  Candidates should have significant patent drafting and prosecution experience, preferably with respect to small molecule pharmaceuticals, materials science and industrial chemicals.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting patent applications, prosecution related documents, post-grant review documents and opinion letters, as well as patent portfolio analysis.  Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online at our website at  http://www.bipc.com/lateral-attorneys.  All applications must be accompanied by a resume, cover letter, all transcripts, and a writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia; Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York; or Wilmington, Delaware

Intellectual Property Associate / Patent Agent – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga. or Austin, Texas

evershedsThe Intellectual Property group of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is seeking a patent agent or a second to fifth year associate with substantial experience in patent preparation and prosecution.  Excellent academics are required.  Candidate must be a member of the Patent Bar and have a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or a closely related discipline.  Relevant technological experience with semiconductor processes and packaging, wireless (preferably with 802.11) communications, consumer products, software, cloud computing, network technologies, wireless technologies, wireless communications, and/or consumer electronics is preferred.

Contact
Please send a transcript with resume to LindsayYoung@eversheds-sutherland.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia or Austin, Texas

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

harrityHarrity & Harrity, LLP is looking for remote, local, or reduced hours patent professionals to prepare and/or prosecute patent applications for leading global technology companies, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.  Our expertise is providing our clients with the highest quality patent preparation and prosecution services in the patent field.

Requirements:

  • You have excellent writing skills
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You have a technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields
  • You have an in depth grasp of wireless communications (e.g., LTE, WCDMA, 3GPP) and/or low level optics
  • You have 3+ years of recent preparation or prosecution experience (former Patent Examiner experience is a plus)
  • You can get going quickly with minimal training
  • You have a great eye for detail
  • You love winning
  • You are a great teammate
  • You love making clients happy
  • You have a positive attitude
  • You love learning

Quality is the area that separates us from our peers. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering a high quality work product.  Many of our patent professionals have previous experience at big law firms and as Patent Examiners. You will have the rare opportunity to not only work with clients (both inventors and in-house counsel) and prospective clients, but also the opportunity to contribute to improving the day-to-day operations of the firm and inventing new and creative systems and procedures.

We provide you with in-depth training in patent law, patent preparation, patent prosecution, business development, and client management. Your work environment will be casual, collaborative, and friendly but we work really hard. We also provide an excellent compensation package, with comprehensive benefits and a salary that is production-based.

We are committed to equal opportunity hiring practices. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Contact
To apply for this position, submit a resume and a cover letter to careers@harrityllp.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Fairfax, Virginia

Executive Director – Other – Washington, D.C.

auto-safetyThe Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization promoting auto safety, is seeking a new Executive Director in the wake of the passing of Clarence M. Ditlow III, who headed the group for over forty years. This opening presents a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual seeking to make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans.

Founded by Ralph Nader and Consumers Union in 1970, the Center for Auto Safety was a driving force urging the promulgation of safety standards mandating air bags and dramatically reducing rollover casualties, and has been responsible for urging the successful recall of millions of vehicles with safety defects such as General Motors ignition switches and Jeep fuel tanks.  For more information about the Center, please visit our website at www.autosafety.org.

About this Opportunity

The Center is a nonprofit consumer protection organization located in the heart of Washington, D.C., dedicated to preventing deaths and injuries from unsafe cars, trucks, and other vehicles, and protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive practices of the automobile, truck, recreational vehicle, and mobile home industries. Since 1970, it has been the leader in these fields, and is directly responsible for initiating investigations and other government and industry actions leading to the recall of millions of defective automobiles and trucks, as well as securing better motor vehicle safety standards and warranty protections for thousands of consumers.

It uses public advocacy, petitions to government agencies, litigation, Congressional testimony, the Freedom of Information Act, coalition building, media attention, and a host of other advocacy tools to accomplish its mission, and is one of the most effective public interest groups in the country. This is a premier opportunity for an innovative, creative, persistent and dynamic leader to influence public policy and public health.

Responsibilities

The Executive Director is the spokesperson for the Center and will be responsible for managing the organization and applying its expertise to auto safety related issues.  Primary responsibilities include:

  • Testifying before regulatory agencies and Congressional committees and  participating in top level meetings with government officials;
  • Developing research based public policy positions;
  • Conducting press conferences on critical issues as well as being the primary contact for national print, broadcast and social media outlets;
  • Preparing comments on regulatory actions, press releases, and statements outlining the Center’s position on a wide variety of auto safety issues;
  • Monitoring industry developments and practices, safety statistics, new technology – including autonomous vehicles –  legislation and regulatory activity;
  • Conducting research to uncover hidden defects, systemic industry problems, and dangers posed by deficient automotive designs, technologies and manufacturing;
  • Developing and executing education and advocacy campaigns;
  • Working closely with organizations having shared interests such as Consumers Union, Public Citizen, the Consumer Federation of America and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety;
  • Coordinating legal efforts to enhance state and federal vehicle safety laws and regulations;
  • Assisting in the research, editing and publication of The Car Book.

The Executive Director is also responsible for the many typical management and administrative responsibilities inherent in leading a successful advocacy organization including:

  • Staffing, financial management, website, contracts, insuring that accounting and auditing tasks are in place; and,
  • Conducting membership fund raising campaigns, developing grant proposals and soliciting funding from individual and organizational sources.

Qualifications/Benefits

Candidates must have strong writing and oral advocacy skills.  A law degree and degree in engineering are highly preferred.  Comparable experience in a related technical field will be considered.  Experience working in a non-profit advocacy organization is important, and managing staff and raising financial support is essential, as is proficiency in generating, analyzing and using computerized data and social media. We are looking for a resourceful, creative, determined individual who will continue and enhance the important work of the Center.

Salary is competitive with other public interest groups and dependent on level of experience; benefits include health insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, pension benefits, liberal sick and vacation leave.  The Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@autosafety.org.  All applications should be submitted by the close of business on April 15, 2017.

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Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Washington, DC

Patent Associate/Agent – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Davidson Sheehan LLP, an IP boutique headquartered in Austin, Texas, is looking for skilled and productive patent attorneys and agents to join their team.   They serve a diverse group of sophisticated clients for whom they do exceptional work in a team-oriented environment.

Qualified Applicants will possess an electrical engineering or computer engineering degree, and be registered to practice before the USPTO.  2-5 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications is required, ideally in the areas of virtual reality, graphics, mixed signal technology, and software.  Candidates should possess a working understanding of these areas, as well as a willingness and affinity to learn new technologies.

Applicants that do not currently reside in Austin, Texas or Albuquerque, New Mexico will not be considered. We provide competitive, commission-based pay, as well as benefits.

Contact
Send resumes and at least two writing samples (preferably one application and one prosecution response) to careers@ds-patent.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

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 Attorney – Law Firm – Greenville, S.C.

dorityDority & Manning, an Intellectual Property boutique in Greenville, SC seeks registered Patent Attorneys with one to four years of experience with degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or computer science. Associates will work with our attorneys and patent agents primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients.

Dority & Manning is committed is to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area.  To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.

Our office is conveniently located in the downtown area of Greenville, South Carolina, long termed the “economic engine of South Carolina.” Located between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area accesses all major markets in the United States. One of the Southeast’s top areas for business, Greenville is home to both international and national companies such as GE, Michelin, BMW, Samsung and Mitsubishi, and is recognized as having one of the best “four season” climates in the United States.

Contact
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: recruiting@dority-manning.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina

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 Counsel – Other – Washington, D.C.

cciaCCIA, a leading Washington, DC-based technology trade association, seeks a patent counsel to join its team. The Patent Policy Counsel will become an integral part of the Association’s IP policy group. Job duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • advancing the Association’s patent policy agenda, including working with CCIA member companies and other Association personnel in:
    • regular authorship of patent-related communications, including advocacy and analyses for Association members and in the public, including articles, posts, papers and commentary on patent law and policy;
    • preparation of filings and appellate briefs in relevant proceedings aimed at advancing the Association’s patent policy advocacy;
    • direction and daily management of, and writing for the Association’s online patent litigation resource;
    • acting as spokesperson on patent law and policy; and
    • supporting the Association’s legislative advocacy on patent policy (lobbyist registration may be required).
  • day-to-day management of the Association’s patent communications efforts, including web and social media presence. This includes rapid and regular production of commentary and analyses, litigation resource management, tracking high-profile litigation and working with the Association’s IP group.
  • coordinating with CCIA member companies in developing the Association’s patent policy positions.

Qualifications: Minimum 7 years relevant work experience. The ideal candidate possesses:

  • IP practice experience, with a deep understanding of patent law and the USPTO;
  • relevant policy or advocacy experience;
  • self-starting personality and willingness to interact with and work with the media;
  • excellent writing and communication skills.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Contact
Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a writing sample to: jobs@ccianet.org. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses.

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Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Washington, DC

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.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

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

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.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Greenville, S.C.

dorityDority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with one to four years of relevant experience with degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering. Candidates can expect to work primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients. The firm’s practice is global in nature, representing major companies in Europe, Korea, Japan, China, South America and in virtually every region of the United States.

Dority & Manning is committed to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area. To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.

Our office is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Conveniently situated between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area is home to multinational corporations such as General Electric, Michelin, BMW, Samsung, and Mitsubishi. The Greenville area offers a high quality lifestyle, and has received numerous accolades including Top 10 America’s Best Downtowns (Forbes), Top 10 Best Places to Live 2016 (Men’s Journal), #1 America’s Best Urban Bike Paths (Fodors), Top 10 America’s Greatest Main Streets (Travel + Leisure), Top 4 Best Places to Raise a Family (MarketWatch), and The Next Big Food City of the South (Esquire), to name just a few.

Contact
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: recruiting@dority-manning.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Atlanta, Ga.

leeLee & Hayes, an intellectual property (IP) law firm, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to work out of its Atlanta, Georgia office. Successful candidates will have at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field.

Lee & Hayes is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across industries. In addition to IP law, the firm specializes in corporate, government relations and litigation services. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm.

Qualifications: Two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Greatly prefer Computer Science/Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar engineering degree. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Contact
For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter, indicating your reasons for interest in the Atlanta office, and resume to hr@leehayes.com. For more information on this position, please visit leehayes.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia