Mid- to Senior-Level Litigator – Law Firm – Irvine, Calif.

Fish & Tsang LLP, Fish & Tsang LLPa premier full service intellectual property firm located in Irvine, California, is seeking a mid-senior level litigator.

The candidate must have 4+ years of intellectual property litigation experience including patent, trademark, copyright, or trade secrets litigation experience. Attorney candidate must be licensed to practice law in the state of California. Ideal candidate should also have patent prosecution experience, and preferably to have passed the Patent Bar.

The firm is growing in all aspects of IP practice, and has over 25 employees. The firm has a great collaborative environment and places a premium emphasis on actively strategizing and counseling for clients in all aspects of IP. The ideal person should also possess some industry experience that can bring another level of understanding and expertise. Besides having experience as a litigator, the person must possess strategic thinking skills to solve problems and excellent communication skills to relate to people both in and out of the office.

The firm is in an active growing phase, and has a friendly culture that aims to help its employees achieve career goals and at the same time maintain life balances.

We offer competitive salary with full benefits, including health, dental, vision, and 401(K).

Contact
Please respond to this posting with a copy of your resume and a cover letter as to why your qualifications would fit this position. Send this to: info@fishiplaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Irvine, California

Mid-Level Patent Prosecutor – Law Firm – Irvine, Calif.

Fish & Tsang LLP, Fish & Tsang LLPa premier full service intellectual property firm located in Irvine, California, is seeking a mid-level patent attorney or patent agent to be a full time position.

The candidate must have 4+ years of patent prosecution experience in software, computer science, electrical engineering, or business methods. Preferred candidates should have at least a master or doctorate degree in these areas.

The firm has a great collaborative environment and places a premium emphasis on actively strategizing and counseling for clients in all aspects of IP. The ideal person should also possess some industry experience that can bring another level of understanding and expertise. Besides having experience as a patent prosecutor, the person must possess strategic thinking skills to solve problems and excellent communication skills to relate to people both in and out of the office.

The firm is in an active growing phase, and has a friendly culture that aims to help its employees achieve career goals and at the same time maintain life balances.

We offer competitive salary with full benefits, including health, dental, vision, and 401(K).

Contact
Please respond to this posting with a copy of your resume and a cover letter as to why your qualifications would fit this position. Send this to: info@fishiplaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Irvine, California

Associate – Law Firm – Silicon Valley, Calif.

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

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

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

Senior Corporate Counsel, Patents – Large Corporation – Seattle, Wash.

AmazonAmazon's legal department is looking for a talented patent attorney to lead a team that supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), a dynamic and rapidly growing business within Amazon.com that is blazing new trails as a pioneer in the fast-growing cloud computing industry. Amazon Web Services is at the forefront of the "cloud" computing and service industry providing IT infrastructure services such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, database, content delivery, message queuing, mobile application developer tools, software-as-service products, and more.

If you have a passion for innovative technology, this is the place for you. You will have significant influence on the development and execution of our patent strategy and will solve cutting edge intellectual property issues. Responsibilities include client counseling, third party IP investigations and actively working with outside counsel to manage filing, prosecuting and maintaining our growing US and foreign patent portfolio. The ideal candidate will become embedded with the builders of our newest technologies, while helping shape the products and services as they come to market.

The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. Compensation based on experience and includes equity compensation.

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+years of legal experience (with at least three years at a law firm) as patent attorney
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Additional Qualifications

  • Understanding of a wide variety of technology areas including: web services, digital media, virtualization, data storage, database, operating systems, mobile applications, content delivery, and e-commerce
  • Ability to identify effective methods of protecting intellectual property created from software, hardware and internet related products and services
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in communicating business and intellectual property issues with and between developers, engineers and business leaders
  • Ability to be responsible for intellectual property related activities for several business and technology teams, including training the business on patent filing and strategy, idea harvesting, management of patent application preparation and prosecution, addressing third party patent issues, and assisting in patent acquisitions and licensing
  • Ability to assist in-house and outside litigation counsel in patent litigation issues
  • Ability to counsel other Amazon lawyers with intellectual property issues that affect the business
  • Have personally prepared and prosecuted at least 40 patent applications for AWS related technology
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Able to provide advice and counsel to businesses on open source software related patent issues
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, and follow through and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
For more information and to apply online, visit the listing's page on our website: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/243350/senior-corporate-counsel-patents.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Corporate Counsel, Patents – Large Corporation – Seattle, Wash.

AmazonAre you looking for a new challenge in a fast-paced, innovative company? Come make history with Amazon’s legal department.

If you have a passion for innovative technology, want to help grow the patent portfolio of the world’s largest online retail business, this is the place for you. As a member of the patent group for one or more Business Segment, you will directly interact with the business and technology teams to introduce and protect new and innovative technology. Responsibilities include direct client counseling, third party IP investigations and actively working with outside counsel to manage filing, prosecuting and maintaining our growing US and foreign patent portfolio. The ideal candidate will become embedded with the builders of our newest technologies, while helping shape the products/services as they come to market.

Every day across the world we develop the ideas, the services and the products that make life easier for tens of millions of customers, and make good things happen faster. From providing Earth’s Biggest Selection of products to developing ground breaking software and devices that change entire industries. Amazon is a place of invention and progressive thinking.

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+years of legal experience (with at least two years at a law firm) as patent attorney.
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required.
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of a wide variety of technology areas including: web services, digital media, e-commerce and business method patents.
  • Ability to identify effective methods of protecting intellectual property created from software, hardware and internet related products and services.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in communicating business and intellectual property issues with and between developers, engineers and business leaders.
  • Ability to be responsible for intellectual property related activities for at least one business segment, including training, idea harvesting, patent application preparation and prosecution and addressing third party issues in a fast paced, frugal environment.
  • Have personally prepared and prosecuted at least 20 e-commerce/internet related patent applications.
  • Admitted to the Washington State Bar Association preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
For more information and to apply online, visit the listing's page on our website: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/260657/corporate-counsel-patents.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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

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

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

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

Associate (Biology) – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks candidates with 2 years of experience.  Must possess a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Contact
For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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

Associate (Electrical Engineering) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

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

Contact
For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, California

Sr. Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

Logo Dolby Laboratories is seeking a Senior Patent Counsel. Be part of the exciting future of entertainment and add your talents to those of an amazing team. For more than 40 years Dolby has led the way in developing innovative entertainment products and technologies used by consumers and professionals worldwide. Innovations from Dolby can be heard in consumer audio and video products, entertainment software, and professional sound applications, including music recording, broadcasting, and sound for motion pictures.

Our company philosophy encourages creativity, collaboration, and the desire to perceive things differently. We offer a unique and rich array of benefits, including a flexible work schedule and an assortment of health coverage options. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Responsibilities
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.

Job Functions

  • 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 invention review committee.
  • Manage domestic and foreign outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications of particular importance to Dolby’s business.
  • Advise on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of third-party technologies and related intellectual property matters.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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 the California State Bar and USPTO.
  • Masters degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on digital signal processing or bachelors degree with equivalent experience, especially in the area of audio and/or video signal processing.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Self-initiative and ability to work with minimum of direction under pressure.
  • Superior organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in intellectual property licensing and litigation.
  • Experience in standard bodies and patent pools.
  • Management of worldwide patent strategies.

Contact
Apply online by using this link: https://careers-dolby.icims.com/jobs/2341/sr-patent-counsel/job?mode=apply&iis=Job+Boards&iisn=Patentlyo.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Now Dolby is defining high-definition audio and systems for delivering breathtaking digital cinema. Our long-standing commitment to research and development enables our focus to remain on solutions that work today and are prepared for the future. That’s what keeps us on the leading edge of the industry.

Patent Attorney/Agent – Large Corporation – Bothell, Wa.

Seattle Genetics Seattle Geneticsis seeking is a patent attorney or agent with 4-8 years of prosecution experience in organic chemistry or peptide chemistry, and preferably antibody-drug conjugates.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications involving organic chemistry and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Collaborate with research personnel to develop and execute patentability strategies for new chemotypes and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Conduct patentability and freedom to operate studies for new chemotypes and antibody drug conjugates
  • Supervise external patent counsel
  • Requirements (technical skills, key characteristics, education, etc.):
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • For attorneys, member of a state bar and eligible to be admitted to practice in Washington state
  • 4-8 years of organic chemistry prosecution experience
  • BA/BS in organic chemistry or related degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to independently draft and prosecute patent applications
  • Substantial experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution
  • Familiarity with patentability and FTO searches
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Large IP law firm training preferred
  • Seattle Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
Apply online by using this link: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SEAGEN&cws=4&rid=1293.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Patent Agent / Attorney – Law Firm – Pasadena, Calif. (Updated)

Steinfl & Bruno LLP, Steinfl & Bruno LLPa boutique Intellectual Property firm in Pasadena, is a fast-paced, exciting law practice focused on representing inventors. Seeking candidates for experienced Patent Agent / Attorney position, with patent preparation and prosecution experience. Admission before the USPTO is REQUIRED. Must be eligible to work in the US.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in chemistry, organic chem, pharmacology or related biotechnology related fields and has minimum of 3 years experience in patent drafting, and patent prosecution before the USPTO and elsewhere. Pharma is a plus.

Steinfl & Bruno LLP protects inventions through patents, determines U.S., International and foreign patent filing strategies, defines worldwide patent prosecution strategies, designs patent coverage for specific products, methods and technologies, reviews and organizes worldwide patent portfolios.

Contact
Please send resume and salary requirements in confidence to office@sbpatlaw.com. For more information about our firm, please visit our web site at www.sbpatlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Pasadena, California

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in Wireless and RF technology, including 4G and 3G cellular, LTE, WiMAX and IEEE 802.11n technologies. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose, San Francisco and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.

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

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

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 100 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

Patent Agent / Scientist – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP is looking to grow its San Diego team! Applicants must have a strong interest in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution to assist in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. This position requires a Ph.D. in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry. Qualified candidates will be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates must have 1-2 years of patent prosecution experience as well as superior technical writing skills.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Diego, California

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

Baker Botts The Palo Alto office of Baker Botts seeks registered patent agents with at least 1-3 years of experience with writing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or an equivalent field (such as a mechanical engineering degree with a strong background in computer science). Industry experience in those fields is a plus, but not required. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Contact
Baker Botts is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. For consideration, please send a cover letter, résumé and undergraduate (and graduate) transcripts via email to Office Administrator at: hrpaloalto@bakerbotts.com. No Recruiters or personal calls.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally ranked boutique intellectual property law firm, is seeking motivated patent associates or patent agents with 1+ years patent prosecution experience with EE and/or CS degrees.

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 Computer Associates, 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.

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 [at] vierramagen.com. Please, only those with patent prosecution experience in electronics and computer software need apply.

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

Associate (Computer Science) – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks motivated candidates to join our team. We are looking for recent law school graduates, or candidates with 1-2 years of experience. Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Graduate degree desirable, but not necessary. Experience in software development for web-based applications, client-server systems, mobile devices, Internet, social media, or telecommunication a plus. GPA must be above 3.0, and candidates must have superior written and verbal communication skills.

Contact
For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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Employer Type: Law Firm

Associate (Trademarks & Copyrights) – Law Firm – Orange County, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks motivated candidates to join our team.  We are looking for associate attorney candidates with 2-3 years of experience in Trademark and Copyright law. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Candidates must have superior writing and communication skills. EOE/AA

Contact
For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Orange County, California

Science Advisor – Law Firm – Menlo Park, Calif.

Goodwin Procter Goodwin Procterseeks a highly qualified science advisor to join our Intellectual Property Transactions & Strategies (IPTS) group. Candidate must have experience drafting patent applications and office action responses, conducting prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses, reviewing patent and scientific papers to assist patent attorneys in prosecution, counseling and litigation, and performing due diligence for corporate transactions and technology transfers.

Candidates applying for this position should have strong academic credentials and an advanced degree (preferably a Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other related technical field, law firm experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Admission to the Patent Bar is strongly preferred.

Contact
Apply by emailing us at: ca.recruitment@goodwinprocter.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Menlo Park, California

Goodwin Procter is one of the nation's leading law firms, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. We are a hard-driving, entrepreneurial and dynamic group, working tenaciously for clients whose problems and challenges we treat as our own.

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

Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong 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 include patent prosecution (80%), opinions and pre-litigation counseling (10% to 20%), and for some candidates, trademark prosecution and licensing (10% to 20%).

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.

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