Sr. Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – St. Louis, Mo.

Sigma-Aldrich Sigma-Aldrichis seeking a Senior Patent Attorney to work in its St. Louis, Mo., offices. The successful candidate will be an experienced patent attorney responsible for supporting active research, development and licensing programs. The position includes a variety of responsibilities such as capturing invention disclosures, performing and managing prosecution, analyzing third-party patents, and conducting due diligence related to potential acquisitions.

Essential Job Function

  • Experience in intellectual property licensing and litigation.
  • Management of worldwide patent strategies.
  • Align a growing, worldwide patent portfolio with a dynamic business, including the capture and review of invention
  • disclosures and the preparation of recommendations for the Intellectual Property Review Committee.
  • Independently draft and prosecute patent applications of particular importance to Sigma’s business and manage domestic
  • and foreign outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Advise on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of third-party technologies and related intellectual property
  • matters.
  • Experience in conducting and drafting FTO and patentability searches and opinions.
  • Advise on third-party patent claims against products and technologies.
  • Support patent licensing and enforcement activities.
  • Provide information and training to internal groups as required regarding patent protection procedures and programs.
  • Provide such other patent, licensing and intellectual property support as may be assigned.


  • 5+ years of experience as a patent attorney in a top-tier law firm, and, preferably some experience working in-house.
  • Juris doctor degree.
  • Admission to a state bar and USPTO.
  • Masters degree or PhD in chemistry or material science.
  • Self-initiative and ability to work with minimum of direction under pressure.
  • Superior communication, organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Sigma-Aldrich offers a highly motivational and rewarding working environment with attractive salary, benefits, retirement, relocation and incentive packages including tuition reimbursement. Sigma-Aldrich fosters the growth of employees in a culture of respect and dignity with ample opportunity for career advancement. Sigma-Aldrich is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Interested candidates please apply directly to our job link below. Thank you.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company whose biochemical, organic chemical products, kits and services are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and high technology manufacturing. Sigma-Aldrich customers include more than 1.3 million scientists and technologists in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals and industry. The Company operates in 35 countries and has nearly 9,000 employees whose objective is to provide excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to accelerating customer success through innovation and leadership in Life Science and High Technology. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at

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.

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 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.

Apply online at our website:

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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 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,, for more information about our company.

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Abel Law Group, LLPLogo is seeking a chemical practitioner with 2+ 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 international prosecution of patent applications, clearance/right to practice analyses, M&A due diligence, and invalidity and non-infringement opinion generation.  The open position is particularly well suited for a practitioner seeking exposure beyond typical prep/prosecution duties.  Strong interpersonal skills are required as the practitioner will have direct client contact with sophisticated in-house counsel and foreign counsel.

Above market average compensation is available to the ideal candidate.

Abel Law Group, LLP is comprised of a well-established practice group with a strong group of practitioners, and boasts a stellar support staff, a collegial, casual work environment, and strong benefits package.  The firm was ranked 5th largest in Austin according to the Austin Business Journal, June 2013, and continues with a growth rate outpacing the industry.

Apply by emailing your resume and two writing samples to the firm at:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

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.

Apply online at the firm's website by visiting this link:

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; San Francisco, California; or Austin, Texas

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 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

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
    • Preparing invalidity and non-infringement opinions

Interested candidates should contact Bill O’Connor at 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.

Additional Info
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.

All applicants should submit undergraduate and law school transcripts in addition to a resume to EOE

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

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 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 Attorney – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

Patterson Thuente IP, Patterson Thuente IPa full-service intellectual property law firm located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, is seeking an associate attorney with 2-4 years of experience. We are looking for a patent attorney with at least a BSEE and specific expertise in analog circuits, semiconductor devices and processing, sensors and control systems, and software and computer systems.

Our firm offers a competitive benefits package and an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated attorney to work with dynamic and sophisticated clients in the Midwest and around the world. If work-life balance, diverse colleagues, exceptional support staff, mentoring, a collaborative environment, and practice development support are important to you, please apply. To learn more about our firm visit

Qualified candidates should submit resumes by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Patterson Thuente IP, 4800 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Indianapolis, Ind.

Jones Robb, PLLC Jones Robbis looking to hire full-time patent attorneys and patent agents in Indianapolis, IN with a minimum of 2 years of significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Ideal candidates will also have client counseling experience with opinion drafting and other related patent practice experience. Qualified candidates will have technical backgrounds in one or more of the following: biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science & engineering, mechanical engineering and software.

Apply by emailing Nancy Peters at:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Dallas, Texas

Winstead PC logois seeking to hire a Patent Agent having a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology and/or nanotechnology. Must have passed the USPTO patent bar.

Experience Required

  • 2-3 years of “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of matters from disclosure through allowance.
  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a comparable science background is required.

We offer benefits and a competitive compensation package.

Apply online by visiting this link:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Dallas, Texas

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Dallas, Texas

Winstead PC logois seeking to hire a Patent Agent having a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of software, electrical engineering and digital telecommunications. Must have passed the USPTO patent bar.

Experience Required

  • 2-3 years of “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of matters "originating" in the US from disclosure through allowance, including interfacing with inventors
  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Elect. Eng., Computer Eng., or a comparable engineering background is preferred. Telecommunications experience, software patent experience and/or actual engineering experience is a plus.

We offer benefits and a competitive compensation package.

Apply online by visiting this link:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Dallas, Texas

Patent Paralegal – Large Corporation – Wooster, Ohio

Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Patent Paralegal in Wooster, OH to support the Patent Group. This position is responsible for providing day to day support to Patent Attorneys.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cost tracking of attorneys' expenses and assistance with budgeting
  • Reporting of new inventions and prosecution expenses and maintenance fees
  • Preparing and filing formal documents with USPTO
  • Organizing Patent Committee Meetings
  • Organization of paper and electronic files not stored in the database
  • Comprehensive deadline tracking including individual to-do lists
  • Creation of database queries for diverse reporting requests
  • U.S. and PCT application filing and prosecution support
  • Management of dockets
  • Data entry and retrieval from IP databases

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Minimum 2 years experience in patent administration
  • Experience with docketing, database management, license agreement
  • Extensive experience with USPTO forms and electronic filing
  • Experience with electronic filing of PCT applications with the USPTO
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Fluency in German is an asset

Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply online by visiting this link:

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wooster, Ohio

The USPTO is hiring in Denver

logoThe U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) — named the #1 place to work in Federal Government — is opening a satellite office in Denver, CO this summer, and we're looking for top talent to join our team.

On Friday, March 7, 2014 and Saturday March 8, 2014 USPTO will host a career fair at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center downtown at 650 15th Street. We will hold ongoing information sessions and then meet with individuals who meet the basic Patent Examiner position requirements. Those who qualify will be encouraged to apply via USAJobs (candidates cannot be officially considered for open positions without submitting a complete application).

Register online to attend

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Multiple Locations

Hewlett-Packard Company Hp has an opening for a Patent Counsel.

The Patent Development Group in HP's Office of the General Counsel (OGC) manages one of the largest patent portfolios in the world, which covers a wide range of technologies including PCs, printers, servers, storage, networking, enterprise software, enterprise services, and technologies originating in HP Labs. The successful candidate for the Patent Counsel position will support the Patent Development Group's efforts to build and maintain a high quality patent portfolio that supports the goals of HP's dynamic business. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for personally drafting and prosecuting strategic, high quality patent applications, while supporting the department in a number of other activities critical for its success. This position will offer significant promotional opportunities throughout the OGC and the chance to build a career with HP as an IP attorney.

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate's responsibilities in the Patent Counsel role are expected to include the following:

  • Managing highly strategic patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by collaborating directly with colleagues in HP's inventor community, personally drafting and prosecuting high quality patent applications for strategically important inventions, and interacting with worldwide patent offices to secure valuable patent coverage
  • Actively participating in HP's invention disclosure review process to help ensure that HP's best inventions are identified and patented
  • Analyzing pending patent applications to determine their value to HP and to formulate a global filing strategy
  • Assisting patent portfolio managers with analysis of HP's patent portfolio, including preparation of claim charts
  • Actively engaging in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities to hone technical and legal abilities and prepare for promotional opportunities
  • Participating from time to time as a member of a cross functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters

The successful candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications and abilities:

  • A BS degree and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science
  • A JD degree from an accredited university and admission to a state bar
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Admission to the USPTO
  • 1-6 years experience as a patent attorney
  • Preference for candidates who have personally drafted at least 10 patent applications
  • Ability to work with clients in a team-oriented partnership to help them arrive at elegant solutions to their problems
  • Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast paced, high tech environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • A positive attitude, creative spirit, passion for IP law, and strong motivation to excel

Apply by visiting HP's website ( and searching "Patent Counsel".

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Preferred locations for this position are Herndon, Virginia; Houston or Plano, Texas; Palo Alto, California; Downers Grove, Illinois; Berkeley Heights, New Jersey; Vancouver, Washington; and Boise, Idaho.

Lateral Patent Prosecution Partner – Law Firm – Nationwide

Loza & Loza, LLPLoza & Loza, LLP's fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking patent attorneys with a current book of business who are interested in a lateral move. Our firm includes tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We represent top-shelf clients, while at the same time benefiting from a firm structure and culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

We are a low overhead firm and are thus able to provide a very generous compensation package. Attorneys control their own billable rates and there is no minimum hourly requirement.

Relocation is not required. We are a nationwide firm and will consider qualified candidates in any part of the U.S. This is a unique opportunity for attorneys looking to develop/expand their client base. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interface with clients and personnel of all levels required.

Send your resume and a patent drafting sample by email only to and specify where you saw this ad. Please do not call our office about these positions. No headhunters or recruiters.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

IP Associate – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

Akerman LLPThe Chicago office of Akerman LLP seeks an Associate with 2 to 4 years of experience in patent litigation and counseling. Experience handling all phases of patent litigation is required, as well as performing intellectual property due diligence, and negotiating and drafting agreements regarding patent licenses and applications. Trademark and copyright litigation experience is considered a plus. Undergraduate or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is preferred. Will also consider other technical backgrounds. Must be registered with the USPTO and be a member of the Illinois State Bar. Direct applications only.

Please apply online at

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois