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.

Apply by emailing the firm at:

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

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

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

The following qualifications are required:

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Attorney / Patent Agent – Law Firm – Bothell, Wash.

logoSeattle Genetics is seeking is a registered patent agent with prosecution experience in biology or chemistry.


  • Conduct searching and patentability studies
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications, prepare amendments
  • Support senior patent attorneys and agents in prosecution matters
  • Provide backup support for docketing, efiling and other IP functions


  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 1.5 - 4 years of prosecution experience in biology or chemistry
  • BS biological or chemical field, MS or PhD preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills

Job ID 1800
Location: Bothell, Washington
Job Code: 1608MS-01 #LI-KM1
# of Openings: 1

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

To apply, please visit this website:;jsessionid=DF0364D491F0CB95E7B90C1AFC2D1E3A?org=SEAGEN&cws=1&rid=1800.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Gainesville, Fl.

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk logoseeks a highly qualified individual to prepare, draft, and prosecute patent applications relating to semiconductors, circuits, computer architecture and/or software. This individual will also counsel clients and prepare opinions. Individual should have Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.

Apply by emailing the firm at:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Gainesville, Florida

Patent Attorney/Agent – Other – Telecommute

The nation's top firearms specialty IP firm needs another patent lawyer (or agent) who ideally knows and loves gun technology, but hopefully has at least some familiarity and is enthusiastic about becoming an expert. Initially a part time contract position, this is not a short-term overflow work position, but a long term position that could be half time and my easily grow to full time in the long run if desired.

This firm represents more firearms industry companies than any other law firm in the world - by far - and we are the go-to patent firm for start-up gun inventors nationwide.

We recently celebrated 20 years of success, and our growth means we're looking to add a key player to our amazing team. Even though we're a "virtual law firm" with team members all over the nation, we truly enjoy each other and have fun doing outstanding legal work. This practice is unusually entrepreneurial and we're smart and creative about our marketing, which is probably why we're by far the dominant law firm in our gun-nut niche.

For much more information and how to apply, see the full listing here: or email this address:

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Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Anywhere (Work from Home)

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

Stoel Rives LLP, a full service regional law firm, seeks a patent prosecution associate, staff attorney or patent agent with at least 2 years of relevant experience to join its Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group in the firm's Salt Lake City, Utah, office.  The Stoel Rives' TIP practice is a multidisciplinary group which includes talented professionals with experience in business, litigation and technical matters.  The ideal candidate will have a technical background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or similar background is required.  Excellent academic credentials, strong interpersonal skills and writing skills are required.  USPTO registration is also required.  Membership in the Utah State Bar is preferred, but not mandatory.

Principals only. No recruiters, please. All applications must be submitted through the firm's website:

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

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.

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to Larry Canziani:

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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.

Please send resumes to the Manager at

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Telecommute

Patent Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Indianapolis, In.

logoBose McKinney & Evans LLP seeks a patent attorney to join its Intellectual Property Group in Indianapolis. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 yrs. experience in a general practice firm or patent boutique and a chemical or electrical engineer undergraduate degree. Professional work environment, competitive compensation, flexible billable hours and excellent benefit package.

Please send cover letter and resume (including undergraduate and law school transcripts) to No phone calls please.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

Interested applicants should email their resumes to (Attn: Recruiting Manager).

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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.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Telecommute (Washington or Texas)

Lindauer Law PLLC specializes in patent preparation and prosecution.  Our passion is drafting and prosecuting crucial intellectual property assets for our clients, and we are looking for experienced professionals who share that passion.

Our focus is on our clients and colleagues.  We strive to deliver excellent work product with a group of highly competent professionals.  Our attorneys are provided with the support and resources they need to stay focused on the special talents they bring to our clients.

If you have the experience and desire to draft and prosecute high quality patent applications, you’ll fit right in.

We work in art areas including computer science, electrical engineering, mining, aerospace, and various emerging technologies.

You will be telecommuting, giving you the opportunity to live and work from anywhere you want in Washington State or Texas.  Live the lifestyle you want, without the traffic jams.

Full-time positions are available for candidates with different experience levels including lateral associate, of counsel, and partner level.

During the interview process candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise.

Please, no recruiters or placement agencies.

Due to the large number of responses, we are only able to respond to those applicants who meet at least the following qualifications.


  • 3+ years of experience drafting and prosecuting patents in the USPTO.
  • 2+ years of (non-legal) industry/work experience is preferred.
  • Successful candidates typically have personally drafted more than 30 patent applications in the past two years.
  • USPTO Registration Number in good standing.
  • Attorneys must have J.D. and membership in good standing with at least one state bar.
  • Candidate should be fit to receive a Top Secret clearance (or equivalent) involving a comprehensive background and other checks.
  • Ability to identify effective methods of protecting intellectual property created from software, hardware, and internet related products and services.
  • This is full time employment, not a contractor position.  If you have existing clients, we can discuss the possibility of transferring them.

To apply, please send your resume, transcripts, and at least two recent publicly available samples of your work via email to

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Telecommute (Washington or Texas)

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Wooster, Ohio or Troy, Mich.

Schaeffler, Schaefflera global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Patent Agent at our State of the Art North American Automotive Center in Troy, MI, or our campus in Wooster, OH. The primary role of this position will be drafting and prosecuting Schaeffler Group patent applications based on regionally submitted invention disclosure and priority patent applications first - filed in Germany.

Primary tasks:

  • Preparing patent applications based on submitted invention disclosures
  • Working with internal and external drafters to prepare patent drawings and providing hand sketches when necessary
  • Re-drafting German priority applications for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark office (USPTO)
  • Drafting responses to USPTO office actions

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO or willing to study for and sit for the patent agent exam within 1 year of hiring
  • At lest 1 year experience with automotive drivetrain components and assemblies
  • At least 1 year experience reading, drafting, and prosecuting patent claims or at least 5 years experience drafting technical documents
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually to meet strict deadlines
  • German language skills are a plus

To apply, please email Amanda Bayliss at

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wooster, Ohio or Troy, Michigan

The Schaeffler Group develops and manufactures precision products and is synonymous with creative technology. We set the world in motion with our three brands - INA, FAG, and LuK. Our engineering solutions increase the performance of equipment for the Automotive, Industrial and Aerospace industries. More than 76,000 employees work at 180 locations in 50 countries to serve our customers worldwide. Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent – Small Corporation – New Delhi, India and USA

logoClairvolex, a rapidly growing IP asset management company that helps global IP owners build smart patent portfolios, is looking for a US patent attorney/well-experienced patent agent for an expat role at its global delivery center near New Delhi, India.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, training, and mentoring our team of patent agents on various prosecution and portfolio management activities.  Quality oversight, development and compliance of portfolio development guidelines, customer communications, team-efficiency, process development are also key responsibilities of the role.

Eligible candidates include qualified USPTO-admitted patent attorneys or patent agents with 8+ years of experience preparing, prosecuting, and managing patent portfolios in hi-tech industries (telecommunications, semiconductors or enterprise software). Although not required, prior in-house experience as patent counsel will be an added advantage.

The role carries attractive remuneration commensurate to an overseas assignment and other benefits. Upon completion of two years in the expat role at our India delivery center, the candidate will have the option to relocate to one of Clairvolex’s offices in the United States (Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, or Salt Lake City).

Job Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for patent prosecution oversight in general, and more specifically supervision and quality control of the production of U.S. and EPO office action responses. Manage outside counsels for legal functions connected with filing office action responses, Examiner interviews and legal steps relative to allowance. The person will hands-on coach, train and mentor engineers in all aspects of US patent preparation and prosecution, and in particular the following:

A. 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.

B. 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.

If interested, please apply with a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressed to: Abha Jaiswal Head, Global Talent Acquisition Clairvolex

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: New Delhi, India and Silicon Valley, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; or Salt Lake City, Utah

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking a Computer Software or Electrical Patent Agent or Patent Attorney. Candidates should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or electrical engineering.  Ideal candidates will have strong technical credentials, either through academics or work experience.  Previous experience prosecuting patent applications for computer software or electronics is desired but not required.

Interested candidates should apply through our website at with a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) and writing sample. Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

The Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for an Electrical Patent Associate/Agent with 3-5 years of patent experience.  Qualified candidates must have extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for software-related inventions, excellent writing skills, and a degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.  The preferred office is Alexandria, but we are open to considering satellite locations.  Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample.

Qualified candidates should apply online at

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Morrison & Foerster LLP has an urgent an urgent need for a Patent Prosecution Agent in the San Diego office.

Requirements & Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will have 1 - 5 years of experience in the following areas:
    • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications
    • IP strategy and portfolio management
  • Strong scientific background, preferably at the graduate level, in the life sciences (immunology background, with cell and molecular biology experience, is preferred).
  • Outstanding writing and analytical skills, and top academic credentials are essential.
  • USPTO Registration required

Apply online via this link:

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

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Stamford, Conn. – Huntington, N.Y.

Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer, LLP is seeking a highly qualified and motivated patent agent or attorney for a full-time position in our Stamford, CT or Huntington, NY office. Telecommuting options may be available for candidates with demonstrated proficiency.

Qualified candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Candidates should demonstrate an ability to quickly grasp a variety of complex technical concepts and clearly convey such concepts in writing.  Accordingly, we look for candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills.

The position requires drafting and prosecuting high-quality patent applications in the electrical, semiconductor, and software arts.  A degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, or in another technical field coupled with relevant experience, is required.

Otterstedt, Ellenbogen & Kammer offers a competitive salary and compensation package, while balancing the professional and personal demands of its staff.

If you are interested in becoming part of our growing and dynamic team, we encourage you to send your resume and a writing sample to Nathaniel Wallace at

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Stamford, Connecticult or Huntington, New York

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent – Law Firm – United States (Remote)

Klintworth & Rozenblat IP, an eight lawyer/agent IP law firm, is seeking highly-qualified, experienced patent attorneys/agents and trademark attorneys having a minimum of five years of experience and portable books of business in the range of $500,000 or more.

The firm offers the following advantages over the typical law firm:

  • Substantially higher compensation than other firms due to the firm’s reduced overhead and philosophy of paying employees more
  • The ability to telecommute/work remotely from the firm’s Chicago-based office
  • Autonomy and flexibility including control over your billing rate and where, when, and how much you work
  • A stress-free, laid-back environment
  • Collegiality working with colleagues of varied disciplines, averaging approximately 20 years of experience, and hailing from some of the country’s top law firms
  • High-end clientele including Fortune 500 Companies and Universities
  • Very few conflicts due to the firm’s size

Further information regarding the firm, including the CV's of each of the firm's team members, can be found at the firm's website at

To apply, email Tim Klintworth at:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: United States (Remote)

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, seeks a patent agent.  With sufficient patent experience, the candidate may work in any of the firm’s locations: Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Detroit; or Houston.

The patent agent will be responsible for prosecuting patent applications mainly in the electrical arts. Experience with semiconductor materials, mechanical devices, and chemical subject matter is also a plus.

The successful candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a technical field and be registered to practice as an agent with the USPTO, have two-to-five years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm or at the USPTO.   Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills.  Competitive salary and benefits package.

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Georgia; Detroit, Michigan; or Houston, Texas

In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was 7th in the country for utility patents, 3rd for design patents, and 7th for trademarks, as well as being the fastest growing patent law firm in the country. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the U.S. and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups, and university technology transfer offices.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Seattle, Wash.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP's Seattle office seeks seeking a patent agent or associate with more than one year experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The position will require development of a broad IP practice and, while the position will focus on preparation and prosecution of patent applications, it will also include counseling clients on a wide variety of IP issues.

Only candidates with a CS or BSEE degree (or equivalent industry experience) and admitted to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney or agent should apply.

Please upload a cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw and include a resume, transcript(s) and writing sample to:

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seattle, Washington