Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Goleta, California

karl-storzKarl Storz is seeking a patent attorney for their Goleta, California office.

JOB SUMMARY: Brief description of what this person does, in simple direct terms.

Under general guidance but limited direct supervision, will perform patent and trademark drafting and prosecution services, and will draft licenses related to intellectual property rights.  Provide direct oversight of the Karl Storz North America IP Staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: List the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, in order of importance and/or amount of time spent.

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute to issuance provisional and non-provisional patent applications.
  • Draft and review business contracts, including distribution, supply and manufacturing agreements, purchase agreements, licenses, non-disclosure agreements.
  • Prepare intellectual property related legal opinions on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity.
  • Perform patent related due diligence in commercial transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing.
  • Communicate effectively with business areas, such as R&D, marketing, and sales on patent and trademark matters.
  • Draft, file and prosecute patent applications on behalf of company before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); provide legal representation in cases of patent infringement and related litigation matters. Conduct searches of prior art to evaluate whether an invention has been previously represented in the public domain and is patentable.
  • Review and draft contracts for the company (both general business related and intellectual property related) as assigned.
  • Keep fully informed of all new and/or evolving developments in patent and trademark law and keep executive management informed of applicable new laws, their impact on the organization, and the progress and results of court cases and/or legal opinions.
  • Develops operational policies and procedures for tracking, maintaining and updating legal documentation and records.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job function.
  • Will spend part of his/her time as a member of continuous improvement teams undertaking projects and seeking ways to improve the quality of KSI’s products and services.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES: List other important functions that are secondary duties but may be time consuming.

  • Investigate and analyze competing products for possible infringement of KS patents; reporting findings to Senior KS Executive Management and KST Patent Management.
  • Manage coordination of relevant cross-company IP issues; providing feedback and recommendations to KS Executive Management and KST Patent Management, as appropriate.
  • Monitor and analyze competitive patents, reporting and making recommendations to Senior KS Executive Management and KST Patent Management, as appropriate.
  • Train and support key KS employees at various responsibility levels on patent search skills and techniques, and related patent claims interpretation, in and related to their particular specialty.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: What does a person in this position need to be able to do?

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws governing intellectual property and patents.
  • Knowledge of patent related case law from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. District Courts, and experience in analyzing the patentability of inventions and the validity of patents, and drafting related opinions and or other legal documents.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to conduct complex and extensive research, write reports, legal briefs, business and legal correspondence.
  • Ability to use patent and trademark tracking software in order to track deadlines.
  • Knowledge of medical device quality system regulations and standards (eg, U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation 21CFR Part 820, ISO13485, ISO9001)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  What is the usual educational background and work experience of an individual qualified to perform this job?

  • BA/BS degree (or equivalent training and experience) in scientific or engineering disciplines
  • J.D., member of CA or other State Bar; license to practice law in the state, required
  • Minimum of five years patent prosecution experience; plus registration to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Experience reviewing and drafting contracts is preferred
  • German language is a plus.

Contact
Online - Karl Storz - Open Goleta positions - Position #8492

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Goleta, California

Patent Lawyer / Agent – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

brownsteinThe Denver office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck seeks a lawyer or patent agent with at least three years of patent prosecution experience. Qualified candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO and hold a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: biology, molecular/cellular biology, microbiology, neurobiology or immunology.  Fulltime preferred, contract considered.

No search firms, please.

Contact
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and transcript to Jamie Olberding, Director of Attorney Recruiting and Integration, at jolberding@bhfs.com.  EOE

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

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.

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Kansas City, Mo. or Denver, Colo.

erise-ipErise IP, P.A. is seeking a Patent Associate with 1-4 years experience to assist in patent litigation matters and post-grant proceedings before the PTAB.  Successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn from and work closely with passionate, highly experienced patent practitioners on sophisticated patent matters in a friendly and collegial team environment.

Candidates should have strong academic credentials, a technical degree, and patent-related experience with prosecution, litigation, and/or post-grant proceedings.  A degree or experience in the software/computer, electrical, or mechanical arts is preferred, but not required.  Admission into a state bar and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are strongly preferred.  Interested applicants should have strong analytical skills, pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively, and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.

About Erise IP:
Erise IP, P.A. is a growing intellectual property law firm with offices in Kansas City and Denver.  Our expanding team welcomes employment inquiries from talented attorneys, patent agents, technical analysts/subject matter experts, paralegals and support staff.  Erise IP has received significant recognition for both the quality of its work and the quality of its work environment.  The firm was recently named the “Firm to Watch” of the year by Managing Intellectual Property and was also recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as a “Best Company to Work For.”  The firm provides a benefits package that includes a merit-based bonus program, 401(k) retirement plan and profit sharing, generous health benefits, and a flexible, team-based work environment.

Contact
To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: careers@eriseip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Kansas City, Missouri or Denver, Colorado

Patent Analyst / Agent – Law Firm – Kansas City, Mo. or Denver, Colo.

erise-ipErise IP, P.A. is seeking a Patent Analyst or Patent Agent to assist in patent litigation matters and patent post-grant proceedings before the PTAB. A successful applicant’s primary responsibilities will include distilling a body of analysis of technical and patent-related subject matter into a concise, clear, and actionable assessment for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Primary Role:

  • Assess numerous engineering and legal factors in connection with patent invalidity and non-infringement
  • Draw on detailed knowledge of relevant technologies, companies, and industries
  • Explain complex technical issues to non-technical audiences
  • Isolate critical technical components of patents, products, and services
  • Learn and apply legal concepts related to patents
  • Research timeliness of patents and state of the relevant art in support of invalidity challenges
  • Support analysis-based conclusions with research-driven logic and confidence
  • Establish and cultivate relationships internally and externally

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, or similar
  • Experience explaining highly technical subject matter
  • Patent Agent viewed favorably
  • Graduate degrees viewed favorably
  • Involvement in patent issues including prosecution and litigation viewed favorably

Competencies to be Successful:

  • Comfortable with independently managing deadlines and conflicting priorities to deliver quality results
  • Able to demonstrate a consistent record of excellence, ownership, and accountabilities
  • Service-minded and passionate about results with an ability to develop positive relationships
  • A person with dedication and worth ethic with excellent social, networking, and influencing skills
  • Motivated and self-directed with a willingness to take on additional projects
  • Able to demonstrate good judgment
  • Highly focused, organized, and strong attention to detail

About Erise IP:
Erise IP, P.A. is a growing intellectual property law firm with offices in Kansas City and Denver.  Our expanding team welcomes employment inquiries from talented attorneys, patent agents, technical analysts/subject matter experts, paralegals and support staff.  Erise IP has received significant recognition for both the quality of its work and the quality of its work environment.  The firm was recently named the “Firm to Watch” of the year by Managing Intellectual Property and was also recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as a “Best Company to Work For.”  The firm provides a benefits package that includes a merit-based bonus program, 401(k) retirement plan and profit sharing, generous health benefits, and a flexible, team-based work environment.

Contact
To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: careers@eriseip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Kansas City, Missouri or Denver, Colorado

Patent Associate (Software / Electrical / Mechanical) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

armstrongArmstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking a patent associate. 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.

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

Job Requirements:

The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software, electrical or mechanical areas.

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.

Admission into a state bar and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are preferred. All technical backgrounds will be considered. Post-graduate scientific degrees are a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous merit-based and hours-based bonus program, 401(k) eligibility, team-based work environment and other benefits.

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

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

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

arentArent Fox LLP has two positions open for a patent agent or attorney with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution for their 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
Please submit resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), at least one office action writing sample, and at least one patent application writing sample to lauren.battaglia@arentfox.com. 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: Los Angeles, California

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

lozaLoza & Loza LLP, a fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice, is seeking attorneys with a proven record of client development who are interested in a lateral move.

Firm Culture: Our firm is made up of experienced, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We have a cohesive group of attorneys with unsurpassed technical expertise and work quality. Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate(s), and there is no minimum hourly requirement. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and family/social life. This is a great opportunity for those who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service. Client development is also supported and encouraged by the firm.

Compensation: Our firm has one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry, matching or exceeding large firm compensation, for attorneys who are self-sustaining.  Additionally, we have a yearly profit-sharing plan that rewards client origination.

Qualifications: We are looking for attorneys who have a proven record of client development and at least 4 years of IP law firm experience. A portable book of business is preferred.  Expertise in patent law (any technical expertise), trademark law, and/or IP litigation is sought.  At least one state bar license and good standing is required. Ideal candidate is a self-starter and a proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant client contact. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interface with clients is required.

Offices: Loza & Loza has attorneys throughout the US and is looking to add more in all major US cities/markets.  Telecommuting is also available.

Contact
To apply, please email Shirley Hsu at careers@lozaip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations, including telecommute

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

Biotech Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks an Associate to join our thriving Denver Intellectual Property Group. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., and in Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base.

Successful candidates will have 2+ years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution with at least 2 years as a registered patent practitioner. Additionally, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field as well as excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations. Transactional and patent opinion/analysis support experience is a plus. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.faegrebd.com/current-openings-1.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Flexible

fialaFiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. is seeking part-time and full-time patent attorneys and agents to assist us with our growing practice. Opportunities are available primarily for preparation and prosecution work for a variety of clients in the electrical, electro-mechanical, software, and Internet technology areas. Persons with law firm experience and/or tech industry experience, as well as present and former Examiners, are all encouraged to apply. We offer excellent compensation and a relaxed work environment. Inquiries are treated in absolute confidence. Portable business is not required. Applicants may be remotely located. USPTO registration (in good standing) is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related field is desired, and advanced degrees and/or industry experience in these areas are a plus.

Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. provides intellectual property services to companies of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. The firm has received numerous international accolades, including perennial inclusion in the industry standard rankings of Intellectual Asset Magazine. Most recently, both founding partners and the law firm itself were honored to be included in the IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Flexible

I.P. Services Director – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn. or Denver, Colo.

dorseyDorsey & Whitney LLP is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States with 20 offices across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We are a premier legal advisor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources, and public-private project development.

There is a position open for an Intellectual Property Services Director in the Intellectual Property practice areas in Dorsey’s Minneapolis or Denver office, depending on the location of the candidate. This position supports the firm-wide Patent and Trademark Practice Groups by developing, implementing and managing initiatives to continually improve the performance of the groups in several key areas, including systems/operations, financial management, client relations and internal leadership.

Partial Duties:

Systems/Operations

  • Lead initiatives to streamline and improve processes and procedures within the practice groups, such as updating and integrating forms with data from docket systems and streamlining timekeeping for and billing of alternative fee arrangements, and conflict identification and resolution.
  • Promote and implement the consistent use of technology across the platform, including in the areas of pricing, docketing and document management. Financial Management
  • Monitor and analyze timekeeper productivity, workload management and staffing levels.
  • Collaborate with the Legal Project Management team to promote and implement legal project management policies and processes to enhance Firm profitability.
  • Develop, implement and update various alternative fee arrangement pricing models.
  • Assess practice group financial performance by reviewing monthly financial results and presenting suggestions for focus and improvement to lawyers in the practice groups.

Client Relations

  • Facilitate communication and cooperation with other Practice Groups, client teams and industry teams (e.g., joint marketing efforts, improved cross-selling of IP services).
  • Regularly analyze processes related to client demands and recommend changes that will enhance client support and coordination.
  • Lead the creation, maintenance, and distribution of client-requested reports and budget tracking mechanisms.

Internal Leadership

  • Through others, oversee the orientation, training and integration of new paralegals, docketing staff and other support staff within the practice group.
  • Facilitate the recruiting of lawyers and their effective integration into the firm.
  • Create, monitor and assist with the implementation of strategic plans for assigned practice groups and industry teams.
  • Facilitate communication across practice groups to proactively identify organizational issues and identify and recommend solutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Seven to ten years’ relevant Intellectual Property supervisory experience.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage to conclusion many issues/projects at once and work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated success in project management leadership in the areas of process engineering, pricing models and technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of an organization.
  • Team player and leader, with the ability to train others.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation.
  • Strong analytical skills, combined with a strong attention to detail.

Preferred:

  • MBA or equivalent.

Dorsey offers a competitive pay and benefits package including health care plans, a generous paid time off policy, paid holidays, retirement savings plan, profit sharing contribution, and more. 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. Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

Contact
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Please go to the “Careers” section of the Dorsey website at www.dorsey.com/staffjobs and complete Dorsey’s online application form. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5178.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota or Denver, Colorado

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/.

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

Intellectual Property (Litigation Associate) – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks a partnership-track associate to join the IP litigation practice of our thriving Intellectual Property Group in our Denver 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. Successful candidates will preferably have 1-2 years of experience in intellectual property litigation, and 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 at this email address kaitlin.blevin@faegrebd.com and include your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

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

arentArent Fox LLP has two positions open for a patent agent or 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
Please submit resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), at least one office action writing sample, and at least one patent application writing sample to lauren.battaglia@arentfox.com. 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: Los Angeles, California or San Francisco, California

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/.

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

Trademark Attorney – Large Corporation – El Segundo, Calif.

attAT&T has a position in Los Angeles for a Trademark Attorney with 5+ years of combined private practice and in-house experience, and a supporting command of copyright law.  The position would involve co-managing AT&T's extensive global trademark portfolio (including trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement), trademark licensing, litigation support, and counseling internal business clients on trademark and copyright matters.  The position also includes managing paralegals and outside counsel in trademark, copyright, and domain name analysis, prosecution and enforcement.

The candidate must possess outstanding academic credentials, excellent communication, computer and organizational skills, as well as the ability to interact with all levels of management.  Apply to http://att.jobs and include law school transcript and two writing samples.  AT&T views diversity and inclusion as essential to its culture and business success.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://att.taleo.net/careersection/10161/moresearch.ftl?lang=en&alt=1. Enter "1708598" in Job Number field.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: El Segundo, California

Associate – Law Firm – Redwood City, Calif.

turnerTurner Boyd is an intellectual property litigation boutique built around a simply stated goal: to provide the expertise and quality of a large firm with the personalized service and value of a small firm.

We are smart and passionate advocates. But we believe that billing 2000 or more hours a year doesn’t serve the interests of our clients or ourselves. And we believe that we cannot be excellent lawyers without valuing our lives outside the office, our families, and our friendships. Instead, we litigate with focus, efficiency, and creativity; with our clients’ business needs firmly in mind; and with well-cultivated senses of proportion and humor.

Turner Boyd associates get the kinds of experience, responsibilities, and opportunities that firms typically restrict to partners. Instead of helping partners prepare for oral arguments and depositions, they are preparing to do them. Our clients recognize their voices and faces, not just their names on the bill. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in IP litigation, particularly patent litigation. Excellent legal research and writing skills are an absolute prerequisite. A technical degree (especially a CS/EE degree) is preferred.

Contact
Our compensation is competitive with peer firms, commensurate with our lower billable hour expectations. If we just described the type of place you want to work at and the type of lawyer you want to be, please send your cover letter, resumé, law school transcript, and writing sample to recruiting@turnerboyd.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Redwood City, California

Patent Prosecutor – Law Firm – Beverly, Mass. or San Diego, Calif.

hunter-clarkHunter Clark PLLC is seeking dedicated patent prosecutors (attorney or agent) with a high-tech background (e.g., electrical engineering, computer science) for positions in each of their Beverly, Massachusetts and San Diego, California offices.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of four years of patent prosecution experience and an aptitude for quickly understanding new and complex technologies, and an inquisitive, problem-solving, strategic mind.  Litigation, copyright and trademark experience is of benefit, but not a requirement.

Hunter Clark is a firm where careers are made, lives are enriched, and successes are celebrated.  Our employees are seasoned IP professionals that set the highest performance standards and are committed to the firm’s success.  In turn, Hunter Clark is committed to its employees and their efforts are recognized and rewarded.
You have great influence over your compensation at Hunter Clark.  Your salary is based on your hours target and billing rate that you have significant influence in setting.  This allows professionals at Hunter Clark to earn salaries that are much higher than at many other firms our size, or to have a better work-life balance than at large firms.

If you desire to work at a firm that helps you realize your goals, please share your resume with us.

Contact
To apply, please email Rhonda Villanueva at hiring@hunter-clark.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Beverly, Massachusetts or San Diego, California

Senior Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

patent-law-worksPatent Law Works LLP is an innovative Silicon Valley style IP boutique looking to hire a mid to senior level patent attorney for its Salt Lake City office with at least four or more years of patent prosecution experience.

As a lateral Patent Attorney, you would be expected to assimilate quickly so you could work directly with clients on their patent matters. You would primarily be preparing and prosecuting patent applications for a number of great companies, including innovative VC-backed startups, Silicon Valley research labs, and premium mid and large-cap high-technology companies.  You would also counsel clients on patent strategy and due diligence matters. More information about Patent Law Works is available at http://www.patentlawworks.com.

We consider an employee’s mindset to be one of his or her most valuable assets. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about working at the firm, look at problems as opportunities for improvement, take pride in his or her work, listen and accept critical feedback, advocate for his or her position when necessary, and passionately fulfill his or her responsibilities.

Candidates are also expected to write well (a critical component of the job), have strong academic credentials, and a technical degree (B.S., M.S., or PhD) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent. We will also consider candidates with technical degrees in other areas who have practical computer programming experience obtained while working in industry.
Our firm has a diverse, positive, collaborative, and hard-working culture. We take pride in doing excellent work and strive to be the best at what we do.

Contact
If you share our vision and passion, please apply by sending cover letter, resume, a writing sample, law school transcript, and undergraduate and graduate school (if applicable) transcripts to careers@patentlawworks.net.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah