Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

armstrongArmstrong Teasdale LLP, ranked among “Top Patent Firms” by Intellectual Property Today and listed as one of Law360’s Largest IP Practice Groups, is seeking experienced lateral associates in the Intellectual Property Services area for full-time positions in the St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver and Las Vegas.

The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the mechanical area. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.

The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada

Patent Associate (Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn. or Indianapolis, Ind.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP's thriving Intellectual Property practice is actively seeking a patent associate with a degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or in Chemistry. The responsibilities will involve all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. The candidate will have 2-6 years of patent prosecution experience. Technical background in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and/or Chemistry is required. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations.

Contact
Please apply on our website and include your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota or Indianapolis, Indiana

Professor, School of Law – Education – Akron, Ohio

akron-lawThe University of Akron's School of Law invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with an anticipated start date of August 2017.

Responsibilities:
The Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology is responsible for developing, articulating, and implementing a long-term vision for the Center that will achieve greater distinction for the University of Akron's School of Law. The Director, in coordination with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is responsible for implementing the IP curriculum within the School of Law. The Director also manages and supervises the law schools' special IP degree and certificate programs, and may help propose and create additional new programs in intellectual property for attorneys and other professionals as appropriate.  The Director is responsible for the management and coordination of all law school programming in the area of intellectual property law, including programs for both attorneys and academics.

The Director fosters and advances external relationships, including the law schools' ongoing international relationships with other universities, where those relate to intellectual property and technology. The Director also works with the law schools' Intellectual Property Advisory Council in advancing the intellectual property program.  The Director serves as a faculty advisor to the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association, a law student organization, oversees the advising related to the annual issue of the Akron Law Review devoted to intellectual property law, and also oversees the law schools' participation in intellectual property-related moot court competitions.

As a member of the law school faculty, the Director will engage in relevant scholarship, teach in the area of intellectual property law, and serve on administrative committees.

Required Qualifications:
Juris doctor or equivalent law degree with intellectual property law experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
A demonstrated record of successful scholarship and teaching and commitment to continue producing both at a high level; record of or potential for appropriate administrative leadership; entrepreneurial skills to advance the impact of the Center; ability to create and sustain a network of IP leaders; ability to articulate and implement long-term vision to achieve greater distinction for Akron Law's IP program.

The Committee is open to candidates in any area of IP, but experience and expertise in the areas of Copyright, Internet Law, Privacy, International IP, and Health Law are of particular interest.

Application deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

Contact
For complete details and to apply visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs Job ID # 10009

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Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Akron, Ohio

Intellectual Property Associate (T-CAM) – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks a litigation attorney to join the Trademark, Copyright, Advertising and Media (T-CAM) practice of the Intellectual Property group in our Minneapolis office. 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. In this position, you will have an opportunity to work on trademark, copyright and advertising litigation, as well as handling disputed matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the National Advertising Division. Successful candidates will have 1+ years’ of T-CAM-specific litigation experience. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. 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.

Contact
If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply on our website and include your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

armstrongArmstrong Teasdale LLP, ranked among “Top Patent Firms” by Intellectual Property Today and listed as one of Law360’s Largest IP Practice Groups, is seeking an experienced lateral associate in the Intellectual Property Services area for a full-time position in St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver and Las Vegas.

The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the computer science, software or electrical areas. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.

The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Patent Associate Attorney (Organic Chemistry) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

cantor-coburnCantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, seeks a patent associate attorney with a JD and a degree in organic chemistry to work in any of the firm’s five offices: Hartford, Connecticut; Alexandria, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; and Troy, Michigan.  Over the last ten years, Cantor Colburn has been the fastest growing U.S. patent law firm. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the U.S. and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups, and university technology transfer offices.

The associate will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in chemicals and materials, particularly in polymers, as well as occasionally preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

The successful candidate will preferably have a JD and at least a master’s degree in organic chemistry, preferably a Ph.D.  Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have three or more years of patent drafting experience in a law firm, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience.   Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills.  Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@cantorcolburn.com.   Cantor Colburn LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Hartford, Connecticut; Houston, Texas; Troy, Michigan

IP Secretary – Law Firm – Troy, Mich.

reisingReising Ethington P.C. is looking for a full-time IP Secretary.

Candidate Requirements:

The candidate will provide secretarial support to attorneys related to the patent prosecution process including:

  • Preparing routine correspondence, reading and routing mail, file maintenance;
  • Preparing applications, responses and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and reporting filings to clients;
  • Monitoring, processing and satisfying attorney's dockets;
  • Experience is a plus.

About Reising Ethington P.C.:

Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington has specialized solely in the practice of intellectual property (IP) law. Areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, managing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, trade secrets, licensing and other IP-related agreements. The firm represents some of the world's most innovative and foremost IP owners: automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies, and consumer product companies.

Reising Ethington makes it a priority to attract great employees and to keep them. This is evidenced by the professionalism and long term stability of our work force, from our attorneys to our staff. In addition to competitive wages, we offer many other benefits including, but certainly not limited to, competitive health care coverage, paid time off and a profit sharing plan for retirement.

If you meet the requirements above and believe that you would be a great long term contribution to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Contact
To apply, please email Henriett Strebe at STREBE@REISING.COM.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Troy, Michigan

IP Patent Attorney (E.E./Comp. – Clearance Experienced) – Law Firm – Wis. or Ill.

michael-bestMichael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking a Patent Attorney (Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering/Science) to join our Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha, or Chicago office. Responsibilities include counseling clients on the enforcement of their rights and the avoidance of their competitor’s rights, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinion letters, and counseling clients on designing around competitor’s patents.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing Electrical and Computer Science IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

Relocation assistance may be available.

Education & Experience:

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Preferred candidates have experience with some or all of motor design and control, control systems, power tools or other motorized consumer products, wireless technology, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Admission to the Patent Bar and 7+ years of patent prosecution and clearance experience strongly preferred.  Senior Associates and Senior Counsels are encouraged to apply.

Skills & Abilities:

The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Contact
Apply directly at: http://careers.michaelbest.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=5&FilterJobID=100.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Madison, or Waukesha, Wisconsin or Chicago, Illinois

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

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

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

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

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 110 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Royal Oak, Mich.

Howard & Howard, a leading Midwest business law firm, is currently accepting resumes for the position of Intellectual Property Attorney at our downtown Royal Oak, Michigan office. Our attorneys demonstrate a deep commitment to their own careers, to the Firm's standards and Strongly Held Beliefs, and to the vigorous representation of our clients' interests. In return, Howard & Howard provides an environment in which that commitment is supported and rewarded.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Engineering or Science
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Registration to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Our focused expertise provides us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, and our results-oriented approach to practicing law is a beacon for business owners in search of intelligent counsel that aligns with their business goals.

Our Firm operates like a business and promotes a culture based on successful business principles. We focus on maintaining low overhead, providing quality service at competitive hourly rates, and compensating our attorneys based on merit. We foster and reward creativity, collaboration, and accomplishment.

Howard & Howard is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.howardandhoward.com/en/careers/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Royal Oak, Michigan

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Troy, Mich.

reisingReising Ethington P.C. is looking for a patent attorney with experience in one or more of the following disciplines: chemical, electrical, mechanical or computer engineering, as well as material science.  Candidates should have at least three years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Compensation is objective and performance based and is very competitive.  The firm also offers a complete benefits package and a congenial work environment.

About Reising Ethington P.C.:

Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington has specialized solely in the practice of intellectual property (IP) law. Areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, managing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, trade secrets, licensing and other IP-related agreements. The firm represents some of the world’s most innovative and foremost IP owners: automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies, and consumer product companies.

Reising Ethington makes it a priority to attract great employees and to keep them. This is evidenced by the professionalism and long term stability of our work force, from our attorneys to our staff. In addition to competitive wages, we offer many other benefits including, but certainly not limited to, competitive health care coverage, paid time off and a profit sharing plan for retirement.

If you meet the requirements above and believe that you would be a great long term contribution to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Contact
To apply, please email Henriett Strebe at STREBE@REISING.COM.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Troy, Michigan

Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Royal Oak, Mich.

howardHoward & Howard, a leading Midwest business law firm, is currently seeking an Intellectual Property Associate, with an electrical or computer engineering background, to join our Royal Oak, Michigan office. Our associates demonstrate a deep commitment to their own careers, to the Firm's standards and Strongly Held Beliefs, and to the vigorous representation of our clients' interests. In return, Howard & Howard provides an environment in which that commitment is supported and rewarded.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in electrical or computer engineering
  • Registration to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Our focused expertise provides us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, and our results-oriented approach to practicing law is a beacon for business owners in search of intelligent counsel that aligns with their business goals.

Our Firm operates like a business and promotes a culture based on successful business principles. We focus on maintaining low overhead, providing quality service at competitive hourly rates, and compensating our attorneys based on merit. We foster and reward creativity, collaboration, and accomplishment.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.howardandhoward.com/en/careers/new-associates.aspx.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Royal Oak, Michigan

E.E. Circuit / Semiconductor / Telecommuting – Law Firm – Nationwide

hauptmanHauptman & Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice due to rapid growth.  Capability in all aspects of semiconductor and circuit technology is a must.  Versatility in other technical areas is a plus.

Candidates will preferably have capabilities consistent with at least 3 years of experience as an agent or attorney in patent prosecution.  Industry experience working in the semiconductor area and Chinese language ability is advantageous.  The key attributes of a successful candidate for this position are talent, insight, attention to detail and outstanding writing ability.

The firm offers a relaxed environment with a very competitive salary, benefits and bonus structure, and an interstate telecommuting option for the right candidate.  The firm’s unique structure provides a fulfilling and rewarding career opportunity for interested applicants.

Contact
To apply, please email recruiting311@ipfirm.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

Foreign Filing Administrator – Law Firm – Troy, Mich.

reisingReising Ethington P.C. is looking for a full-time patent foreign filing administrator.

Candidate Requirements:

  • The candidate must be very organized, be able to work independently while still being part of a larger team, be a clear and effective communicator, take responsibility for a large number of files, and have good familiarity with domestic and/or foreign patent filing processes and systems.

Job Requirements:

  • Create and send instructions to foreign associates for filing foreign patent applications
  • Gather the necessary filing documents and file PCT applications at the USPTO Receiving Office
  • Monitor and manage the foreign filing docket, including prioritizing cases based on filing deadlines, amounts of lead time needed, particularities of each case, etc.
  • Process large volumes of incoming communications from various foreign associates, respond to the foreign associates, and properly document such communications
  • Communicate in a timely and effective way with different attorneys and/or assistants within the firm regarding the status of the foreign cases

About Reising Ethington P.C.:
Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington has specialized solely in the practice of intellectual property (IP) law.  Areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, managing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, trade secrets, licensing and other IP-related agreements.  The firm represents some of the world's most innovative and foremost IP owners: automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies, and consumer product companies.

Reising Ethington makes it a priority to attract great employees and to keep them.  This is evidenced by the professionalism and long term stability of our work force, from our attorneys to our staff.  In addition to competitive wages, we offer many other benefits including, but certainly not limited to, competitive health care coverage, paid time off and a profit sharing plan for retirement.

If you meet the requirements above and believe that you would be a great long term contribution to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Contact
To apply, please email Henriett Strebe at STREBE@REISING.COM.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Troy, Michigan

Associate/Of Counsel Attorney – Law Firm – Houston, Texas

International IP Law Group (IIPLG) is seeking Associate Attorneys or Of Counsel Attorneys to prepare and prosecute patent applications in technical areas relating to computer science, computer engineering, software, chemical and mechanical arts.

The position is full time for our Houston office. IIPLG offers a flexible work environment and some telecommuting is possible. A wide range of employee benefits is provided.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • 2-3 years relevant experience

Contact
Please send your resume, complete transcripts, a writing sample and salary history to Julie Christopherson at office@iiplg.com.

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

IP Patent Attorney (Electrical / Computer – Clearance Experienced) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

michael-bestMichael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking a Patent Attorney (Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering/Science) to join our Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha, or Chicago office. Responsibilities include counseling clients on the enforcement of their rights and the avoidance of their competitor’s rights, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinion letters, and counseling clients on designing around competitor’s patents.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Preferred candidates have experience with some or all of motor design and control, control systems, power tools or other motorized consumer products, wireless technology, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Admission to the Patent Bar and 7+ years of patent prosecution and clearance experience strongly preferred. Relocation assistance may be available. Senior Associates and Senior Counsels are encouraged to apply.

The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing Electrical and Computer Science IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

Michael Best is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact Human Resources at 414.271.6560 or humanresources@michaelbest.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Contact
To be considered, a candidate must possess strong academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and their transcripts. To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.michaelbest.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=5&FilterJobID=100.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Madison, or Waukesha, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois

Founded in 1848, Michael Best has earned a reputation as a leading law firm. Approximately 220 attorneys serve clients at our 10 offices located across the country (https://www.michaelbest.com/Offices). Michael Best's rich tradition and long history is a testament to our ability to remain dynamic and responsive to the significant changes facing businesses over the past 165+ years. Since our inception, we have remained true to the firm's longstanding goal of delivering results for our clients. That strong foundation continues to guide our work in the constantly evolving business environment facing our clients today. Michael Best is able to draw from our extensive legal and business knowledge to anticipate and meet our clients' 21st century needs. As a broad-based business law firm, we are ideally positioned to handle a wide range of business legal matters across our practice groups. From Intellectual Property, Employment Relations, Litigation and Transactional - covering wealth planning, tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and environmental, our legal practice groups are organized to respond to the most pressing issues facing companies today. We serve cutting-edge industries in technology, advanced manufacturing, and energy and banking and financial services.

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

lozaLoza & Loza, LLP's fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking attorneys with a book of business who are interested in a lateral move.

Firm Culture: Our firm includes 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 attorneys 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 of approximately $100K/year or more is required.  Expertise in patent law (any technical expertise), trademark law, and/or IP litigation is sought.  At least one state bar license and good standing required, and USPTO Patent Bar registration preferred. 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 the major US cities/markets.  Telecommuting is also available.

Contact
Please email resumes and size of portable book of business to careers@lozaip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

dorseyDorsey & Whitney LLP's Patent group is seeking an Attorney or Agent with one to four years of experience for the Minneapolis office. This candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent projects, including patent prosecution, IP litigation, licensing and other IP transactions, and IP due diligence. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

The following qualifications are required:

  • USPTO admission
  • One to four years of patent prosecution experience with a focus on medical device, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and/or software work
  • B.S. or advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering with relevant technical work experience
  • Strong academic performance

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Contact
Patent agents: apply online at www.dorsey.com/staffjobs
Patent attorneys: apply online at www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Counsel (Physical Sciences) – Education – West Lafayette, Ind.

purdueThe Purdue Research Foundation, Office of Technology Commercialization has an opening for a Patent Counsel with a focus on the Physical Sciences. The Patent Counsel will be responsible to: perform prompt and competent completion of analyses of intellectual property protection and strategies to enable timely technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property; work cooperatively with Purdue inventors and Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) licensing staff to evaluate technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection; draft patent applications and present applications to US Patent and Trademark Office and copyright registrations to US Copyright Office for the benefit of Purdue; prosecute patent applications with respect to all aspects of patent law, including preparing formal communications and responses to national patent offices, conducting examiner interviews and related prosecution activities for the benefit of Purdue; and engage and manage outside counsel on patent prosecution matters including coordinate, manage and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned project-related activities.

Requirements include:

  • JD required.
  • Master’s degree required in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Patent practice experience in physical sciences required.
  • Two to four years of direct patent drafting and prosecution experience before US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Registered with US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Member of Indiana or a reciprocating state Bar in good standing.
  • Strong working knowledge of intellectual property transactions including licensing required.
  • Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia.
  • Strong diplomatic skills.
  • Legal contract comprehension and hands-on patent prosecution experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to higher education and the values of scientific research and discovery for societal benefit.
  • Occasional travel required.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Contact
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org. View the full posting online at http://prf.org/careers.

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Employer Type: Education
Job Location: West Lafayette, Indiana