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.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

Patent & IP Attorney or Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Jose, Calif.

Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP, a growing Silicon Valley transactional IP firm, is seeking an associate attorney to provide top-quality patent preparation and prosecution services for exceptional high-tech clients in the areas of computer software, Internet technologies, networking, and semiconductors. Our firm represents several Fortune 100 companies and well-known mid-cap and startup companies who come to us for our exceptional IP legal services. We provide a team-oriented and collegial working environment with an ongoing attorney training program that is second to none. Your responsibilities will primarily include patent preparation and prosecution and possibly opinions, pre-litigation counseling, trademark prosecution, and licensing.

We prefer 2+ years relevant law experience. We require an undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, computer engineering, or physics. Much of our patent work involves complex software and computer systems inventions, so substantial familiarity in software design and engineering is a must. Technical subject matter may include databases, network protocols, 3D graphics, internet search, social networking, grid computing, user authentication and cryptography, digital video, email processing, semiconductor devices and processing, and other cutting-edge technologies.

State bar admission and USPTO admission in good standing are a plus. We offer a complete, competitive benefits package.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: attorney-position1@h35g.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Jose, California

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.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations

Senior Vice President (IP Asset Management) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif. or Salt Lake City, Utah

clairvolexClairvolex Inc. is seeking a business management function to lead a business unit by planning and executing all items related to work, resources, quality, and client relationships. The person will report to the Business Head on all matters of business to ensure execution of the yearly goals as per the plan.

(Candidates must be open to travelling. Can expect at least 6 international travels and several domestic US travels every year. Preferred candidates who are willing to relocate the San Francisco or Salt Lake City. Social skills, networking capabilities, open to work in multi-cultural & diverse sensitivities and orientation.)

Job Responsibilities

A. Client Management:

This is a primarily a customer facing role. The candidate is expected to manage more than one strategic IPAM accounts. Each account will have 500-3000 patent applications (assets) under management. The management oversight will be run through a program management office PMO, led by candidate. This PMO shall directly interface with the portfolio development manager at the customer end (typically a patent attorney). Consequently, the following functions are critical to this role:

  1. Portfolio development strategy & articulation
  2. Designing & executing customer specific portfolio specific guidelines
  3. Timely customer communication
  4. Governance
  5. OC relationship
  6. Customer to EC knowledge transition

B. Asset Management:

  1. Oversee all prosecution functions for large scale application portfolios (1000+ assets)
  2. Tasks the team performs include both paralegal and patent engineer tasks.
    • On the paralegal side: docketing, IDS management, invoice processing, form preparation.
    • On the patent engineer side: drafting office action responses. This work is done independently, i.e., candidate must be able to oversee this with minimal intervention.
  3. Ensure flawless delivery of product to OCs and clients
  4. Attend governance calls and manage all outside counsel
  5. Communicate with OCs and manage OC workflow
  6. Ensure technical background is appropriate to client work (a high tech background could not oversee a pharmaceutical portfolio)
  7. Perfect understanding of US prosecution process required. Knowledge of European process desirable. Knowledge of patent process in China, Korea, Japan, and India a plus.

C. Quality Oversight and Team Mentoring

  1. Review and quality control responses to offices actions issued by USPTO and drafted by the Patent Engineers.
  2. Wherever necessary, and in complex cases, hands-on draft office action responses.
  3. Responsible for instructing the US outside counsels in regard to filing response to office actions, Examiner interviews, preparing and filing continuations, and matters connected with prosecution of US patent applications until grant.
  4. In conjunction with the European Outside Counsels, review and supervise the responses to office actions issued by the EPO and drafted by the Patent Engineers.
  5. Train, coach and mentor patent engineers to write high quality office action responses.
  6. Offer technical support, subject matter expertise and portfolio development strategy advice to the team.
  7. Develop training materials and offer training to Clairvolex employees, and patent engineers in particular.
  8. Support through rendering subject matter expertise to the IPMS (IP Management Service) team – a large group of paralegals handling a variety of functions for multiple large in-house corporate IP operations.

D. Business Support & Client Relationship

  1. Responsible for customer relations management relative to prosecution functions.
  2. When required travel to client facilities for on-site reviews.
  3. When required attend potential customer meetings and reviews.
  4. Contribute to CLRC (Clairvolex Learning & Research Center) occasional articles, research papers and/or research in-put (not-mandatory).
  5. Provide business support including by offering online presentations, attending conference calls to render presentations on service lines and related processes, making client specific proposals, obtaining client references (if and when specifically required) and providing case studies.

Other Details:

Educational/professional qualifications: US Patent Attorney; Admitted to practice law in the United States and qualified US patent bar examination and eligible to practice patents before the USPTO. Must possess an EE degree from a reputed US university with deep course work on telecommunication technologies and JD from a well-credentialed law school.

Experience: 14-16 years of experience in an IP law firm or the patent practice of a general practice law firm. Should have handled a large volume of patent preparation and prosecution matters relating to electrical, communications, semi-conductors, microprocessors and computer software related inventions.

Contact
To apply, please email Abha Jaiswal at abha.jaiswal@clairvolex.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California or Salt Lake City, Utah

Patent Associates / Agents – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif. or Telecommute

Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally recognized and San Francisco based IP law firm, is seeking motivated attorneys/agents to represent the firm’s Fortune 500 and other clients. Due to our geographically diverse clientele and current telecommute technologies, we can accommodate attorneys and agents who want to work from home in locations outside of Northern California. We are alternatively willing to pay moving expenses to San Francisco. Candidates must have patent prosecution experience and a degree in EE, CS and/or Physics.

Firm Atmosphere: Vierra Magen was founded with the principles of providing top notch legal service to its large client base, while at the same time providing a friendly, collegial and relaxed environment for its attorneys, agents and staff. We remain true to these principals as we continue to grow. The firm has been ranked as the top boutique IP law firm in the nation by IP TodayTM.

Compensation: We provide a competitive base salary and benefits package. Our policy is to reward those reaching or exceeding the requested annual billed hours with a bonus, above and beyond the base salary. The bonus is based on a straight percentage of collected billings. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and social life. Though by no means expected, those choosing to work “big firm" hours will be rewarded with net compensations schemes competitive with or exceeding those of big firms.

Firm Clients: Our clients include some of the largest and most technology-driven companies in the world, including Microsoft Corporation, SanDisk Corporation and CA Technologies, as well as a wide variety of smaller businesses and start-ups. These clients have come to rely on us for our detailed personal attention to their IP needs and our unsurpassed technical expertise. Each attorney at Vierra Magen is given close and direct client contact, including meeting with inventors and management, and working directly with inventors to prepare and file patent applications.

Mentoring: At Vierra Magen, we understand the importance of training and feedback. The firm provides each attorney with ample supervision, education and review of their work product to ensure development in the fundamentals and subtleties of patent practice.

Offices: Our offices are in the world-class Market Center buildings in the heart of downtown San Francisco, with views of the San Francisco Bay, Transamerica Building and financial district. If you don’t live in the Bay Area, we can accommodate attorneys/agents who would like to work from home.

Please, only those with patent prosecution experience in electronics and computer software need apply.

Contact
If you are interested in speaking with us about a position at Vierra Magen, please send your resume to: Hiring Partner, Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, 575 Market Street, Suite 3750, or email hiringpartner@vierramagen.com

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Francisco, California or Telecommute

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.

Additional Info
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.

Technology Specialist / Patent Agent (IP Group) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in one of the Washington, New York, Palo Alto, and Chicago offices. Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have (1) an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, or chemistry, or (2) an advanced degree or work experience in electrical engineering or computer science. Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required. If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=13.

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

EE / CS Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks an Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in patent litigation (District Court and/or International Trade Commission) with a degree in electrical engineering or computer science. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required. If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=17.

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

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago.  Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences/pharmaceutical patent litigation with a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, or chemistry.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required.  If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=14.

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

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

baker-bottsBaker Botts L.L.P. is seeking an experienced Patent Agent. As part of the firm’s Intellectual Property team, this position is responsible for performing highly complex and sensitive client work requiring a high level of professional capability and skill. The primary responsibilities of this position include preparing draft patent applications and draft response to communications from the USPTO. This role assists attorneys in the delivery of quality legal services to clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. The person in this position should have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering, be a self-starter and have a can-do attitude, possess excellent administrative skills, must have excellent academic credentials, experience writing patent applications. The person in this position must be qualified to sit for the patent bar, and preferably already be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is a full-time, exempt position and is intended to be located in either our Palo Alto or San Francisco Office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare draft patent applications in particular incorporating scientific aspects of inventions.
  • Prepare draft responses to communications from U.S. and foreign patent offices with regard to factual and other scientific matters.
  • Discuss the scientific aspects of inventions with clients and inventors and thereafter provide attorneys with a report on those discussions.
  • Communicate with, and act as liaison between, inventors and Patent & Trademark Office in connection with all aspects of patent application process.
  • Evaluate and report on the technological aspects of inventions and other scientific matters. Advise attorneys on general and specific technologies and investigate those technologies as needed.
  • Draft, organize, analyze, review and summarize documents.
  • Review and analyze client and other files.
  • Conduct regulatory and factual research.
  • Communicate face-to-face, by e-mail and by telephone with staff, clients, vendors, and PTO and agency personnel.
  • Coordinate workflow with outside service providers.
  • Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Identify and analyze complex patent issues and problems and implement solutions.
  • Interact professionally with clients, lawyers, and employees at all levels and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while safeguarding confidentiality.
  • Provide direction and guidance to legal support staff on specific issues, as appropriate.
  • Stay abreast of technology trends and make recommendations regarding technology needs.
  • Undertake continuing education, and remain abreast of current patent prosecution issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate accreditation in the field.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering preferred.
  • Qualified to sit for the patent bar, and preferably already be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Advanced working knowledge of database research principles, methods, techniques, and resources.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and draw inferences from research findings, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty.
  • Strong investigative and problem resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex patent documentation in area of expertise.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex factual, technical information.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging developments and trends within area of expertise.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Ability to learn and capably use various software packages.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of and use of time management and project management strategies.
  • Ability to facilitate individual and group meetings.
  • Ability to understand and comply with confidentiality issues and ethical responsibilities.
  • Ability to travel to private and public buildings via private or public conveyance to assist in attending to client needs on legal matters.
  • Within the resident office, there is daily contact with partners, associates, paralegals, and office personnel at all levels. There is a moderate amount of contact with these same groups in other offices.
  • Outside the Firm, there is a moderate amount of contact with clients, vendor representatives and agency personnel.
  • Additional hours will be required when necessary to meet established deadlines or stay current with occasional peaks in workload. Flexibility in working overtime evenings and weekends as required by assigned or overflow work.
  • May require local and out of town travel.
  • If resident office is San Francisco, may require regular travel to the Palo Alto office.

Baker Botts L.L.P. is a Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Baker Botts is subject to Executive Order 11246 and is required to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Baker Botts considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.bakerbotts.com/careers/professional-staff.

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

Patent Prosecutor (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioinformatics) – Law Firm – Oakland, Calif.

wavs-ipWeaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP, a growing East Bay patent firm, is seeking experienced Patent Attorneys or Agents with backgrounds in chemistry, chemical engineering, and bioinformatics and at least two years of drafting and prosecution experience. We are located near Oakland City Center, a short BART ride to San Francisco. We offer immediate exposure to interesting clients, various career path options, and a competitive percentage-based compensation plan to provide you with autonomy and control over your practice.

Contact
To apply, please email Denise Bergin at dbergin@wavsip.com. Please include writing samples that include at least one published patent application and a published Office Action response.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Oakland, California

Patent Attorney / Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco or Los Angeles, Calif.

logoArent Fox LLP is seeking a patent agent or staff attorney with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution for their San Francisco or Los Angeles office. Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in electrical or computer engineering. Experience with telecommunication, circuit transistor, and layout circuit technologies is a plus. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, excellent academic credentials, and a desire to excel in a law firm environment.

Contact
To apply, please contact Lauren Battaglia at LA.AttorneyRecruit@arentfox.com. Please submit resume, transcripts, at least one Office action writing sample, and at least one patent application writing sample. Arent Fox LLP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Francisco or Los Angeles, California

IP Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

logoPatterson + Sheridan, LLP is seeking IP attorneys with a computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemical background and 1 - 6 years of patent law experience, including patent preparation and prosecution, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions.

Patterson + Sheridan is a mid-sized intellectual property law firm with offices in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, Shrewsbury, NJ and Palo Alto, CA. We are a client-centered collaborative workplace. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget that we are a team. Success at Patterson + Sheridan is judged largely by how much you help others succeed.

As an attorney at Patterson + Sheridan, you will receive solid training and opportunities for professional growth. We believe that associates should have client contact to see first-hand how large innovative companies, as well as pioneering start-ups, develop products and technologies that are literally changing the world. You can expect to take invention disclosures from inventors, draft specifications with minimal supervision, and generate claims requiring only moderate review. We offer a career progression, leadership training, and the opportunity to build client relationship skills. Each year in the professional life of a Patterson + Sheridan associate brings a wider and deeper development of expertise, designed to increase your value to our clients and our firm.

Contact
If you are interested in hearing more about Patterson + Sheridan, our training, our culture, and our extensive reach and experience in technologies that are changing the world, send your resume, cover letter, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a 5-10 page writing sample to recruiting@pattersonsheridan.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Shrewsbury, New Jersey; Greensboro, North Carolina; or Palo Alto, California

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

logoThe San Francisco office of Bryan Cave LLP is seeking to hire an experienced patent agent to support its growing life science practice. Responsibilities include supporting attorneys and working with the firm’s clients on all aspects of the patent practice, including assisting in the evaluation of invention disclosures, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and supporting intellectual property due diligence.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Graduate-level degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, biology, or a related field
  • 4+ years of solid experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the life sciences
  • Substantial work experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • USPTO Registration

Contact
Please submit your cover letter, resume and transcript to Sheryl Jones, sajones@bryancave.com.

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

I.P. Associate – Law Firm – Silicon Valley, Calif.

logoDuane Morris LLP has an opening for an Intellectual Property Associate with 3-6 years’ experience in patent prosecution and litigation to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group in its Silicon Valley office. Ideal candidate must have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. USPTO and California bar admission required; technical background preferred. Large law firm experience preferred. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.duanemorris.com/site/careers.html#tab_CurrentOpportunities.

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

Patent Attorney / Agent – San Francisco, Calif.

Tucker Ellis LLP is seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to join its intellectual property practice. The position will be based in San Francisco.

Our practice spans several offices nationwide, and is distinguished by our ability to work in the most technologically intensive areas of science and engineering. The quality of our services is reflected by the long-term relationships we have established with our clients, and the high-quality intellectual property portfolios we have developed for those clients. The position offers the opportunity for a person with a strong technical background, and excellent communication skills, to develop a rewarding career in intellectual property.

Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in preparing and prosecuting software-related patents.  Attorney candidates should be licensed to practice in California.

Additional requirements include a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics; and a solid understanding of computer architectures and programming languages.

Contact
For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to Larry Canziani: larry.canziani@tuckerellis.com.

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

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Telecommuting

Hauptman & Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice due to its 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
Please send resumes to the Manager at recruiting311@ipfirm.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Telecommute

Patent Attorney / Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Jose, Calif.

PRECISION IP, a premier IP law firm in Silicon Valley is looking for patent attorneys and patent agents with CS/EE backgrounds to serve the patent prosecution needs of the largest Fortune 100 Silicon Valley companies.

HIGHLY COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION: Base salary is 33% to 60% of total fees billed without any minimum billable hour requirements (work part time or full time), plus bonuses up to 15% of base salary.

FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work in our San Jose downtown high-rise office building or telecommute from anywhere in the San Francisco bay area. Invention disclosure meetings and strategy discussion meetings must be attended in-person.

Precision IP
www.PrecisionIP.com
84 W. Santa Clara St., Suite 680
San Jose, CA 95113

Contact
APPLY NOW: To apply, please email your resume and publication numbers of (2) patent application writing samples to Careers@PrecisionIP.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Jose, California

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Lafayette, Calif.

logoTired of the salt mines?  Looking for a challenging environment to apply your big firm skills? Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren LLP, an intellectual property boutique firm located in the San Francisco East Bay, seeks highly motivated associate for national IP litigation practice.  Candidates should have 3-5 years of IP litigation experience and a desire to assume major day-to-day case handling responsibilities; PTO license and/or technical background a plus.  Re-exam or IPR experience a plus.

Contact
Email resumes to ds5607502@gmail.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Lafayette, California

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C.Fiala & 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.

Contact
Interested applicants should email their resumes to careers@fwiplaw.com (Attn: Recruiting Manager).

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Remote

Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. provides intellectual property services to corporations 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.