IP Associate – Law Firm – Boston, Mass.

Technical Specialist sought to join Nelson MullinsNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's growing intellectual property group in its Boston office. The candidate will work directly with attorneys and patent agents on IP matters for leading pharmaceutical companies and  biotechnology start-ups. Primary responsibilities include patent  prosecution and opinion work. The position requires a PhD or  equivalent in molecular cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or relevant biological science. The candidate must have strong communication, writing, analytical and organizational skills, and will  receive mentoring and training in the practice of intellectual property law, as well as the opportunity to attend law school.

USPTO admission is preferred.

Please send resume to Emily.Martin@nelsonmullins.com or mail to Emily Martin P.O. Box 77707, Atlanta, GA 30357.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

NSIP LAW NSIP LAWis seeking resumes from patent attorneys or patent agents interested in joining our team. We welcome resumes from all levels of experience including those with experience as a senior associate, of counsel, and/or a partner. We also welcome resumes from candidates with USPTO experience. For candidates with significant amounts of experience, although portable business is welcome, it is not required.

Our ideal candidates will have a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, or other similar technologies recognized by The United States Patent & Trademark Office suitable for registration to practice before The United States Patent & Trademark Office. Experience in wireless technology is a plus. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide top-quality work products for the firm and the firm’s clients. At least two years of experience is preferred.

Please send your resume and any additional documents to be considered to info@nsiplaw.com. Please submit two writing samples, which should be unedited and may include responses to Office Actions, Appeal Briefs, or any other materials otherwise not confidential. All inquiries will be held strictly confidential. Please, no recruiters at this time.

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

NSIP LAW is a prospering boutique intellectual property law firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. Our practice has consistently grown over the years. We have also benefited from a low turn-around rate and a culture that promotes respect and a balanced lifestyle. NSIP Law offers a competitive salary with the rare opportunity to grow along with our dynamic group and to be active participants in our practice.

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

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

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.

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

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Washington D.C.

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. is seeking a Patent Prosecution Associate to join our Electrical group.

Candidates must have the following qualifications: (1) a strong academic record, (2) a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, (3) membership in a state bar, (4) membership in the patent bar, and (5) at least two years of experience as an Examiner at the USPTO or a patent prosecution associate.

An Associate in this position will be involved in the prosecution of patent applications, advise clients on questions of patentability and render patentability opinions.

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. has been a leader in the intellectual property law field for over 90 years. We specialize in patent and trademark prosecution and have maintained long-term partnerships with our clients. Many of our exceptional clients have been working with the firm for over 50 years.

Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. offers a competitive benefits package and an enjoyable work environment. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Apply on-line by e-mailing your cover letter, resume and transcripts to: recruiting@wenderoth.com.

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

Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Dayton, Ohio

Stevens & Showalter, LLP Stevens & Showalter, LLPis a growing patent law boutique seeking a patent attorney or patent agent having at least two years of patent application drafting and prosecution experience with a background in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer
Science. The firm is located in a South Dayton, Ohio suburb (Centerville/Washington Township) within a short drive of Northern Cincinnati suburbs for those looking to live in Cincinnati.

Responsibilities will include patent application preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, drafting clearance/invalidity opinions, client counseling, and other patent related projects. Salary is competitive with similar patent firms in the area and can grow quickly depending on work quality and production. Partnership opportunities will become available to a candidate that fits in well with the other firm attorneys and that provides excellent work product.

The Firm’s work atmosphere is very collegial and the dress code is casual.

Please forward resumes to Hiring Partner at info@sspatlaw.com. Additional information about the firm can be found at http://www.sspatlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Dayton, Ohio

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

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Patent Associate/Agent with 1-2 years of patent drafting experience and a Mechanical degree. Candidates should have significant patent application drafting experience in the mechanical arts. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Excellent writing skills required. Candidates must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The firm’s compensation and benefits package is competitive with other top-level firms in the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas.

Qualified candidates should apply online at our website through the link below. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample.

Apply by visiting this link: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Patent Expert – Large Corporation – Portland, Ore.

Nike Nikeseeks a Patent Expert who will research innovation developments for utility patent opportunities; direct drafting and prosecution of utility patent applications by outside counsel, and interface with outside counsel and inventors to finalize utility patent applications.

The candidate must possess the ability to interface with colleagues having a wide array of expertise in areas of design, science, and engineering in a continually dynamic environment. You'll report on metrics that monitor the pace and efficiency of the patent procurement process. You'll assist in managing the investigation process by collaborating with the Innovation, Product, Trademark, Litigation and Patent groups. You'll provide for intellectual property protection of relevant Nike products and innovations and consult with outside attorneys.

You'll maintain a high level of awareness of all current Nike development projects, production techniques, and materials relating to Nike products. You'll manage and maintain the system of obtaining timely disclosures of new technologies and IP strategic plans from Nike footwear teams. You'll provide these teams with strategies for managing information dissemination with regard to such patents.

  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering
  • At least 7 years' patent application and/or prosecution experience preferred
  • Technical background recognized by the Patent Office for registration
  • Member of the Patent Bar
  • Understanding the patenting process
  • Understanding of quality control procedures, manufacturing processes and production techniques
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies and how they relate to manufacturing and product development
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Strategic planning skills helpful
  • Must have a high level of engineering skills and knowledge

We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online.

Nike, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Apply online by visiting this link: http://jobs.nike.com/search/patent-expert.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

Christopher & Weisberg, PA, logoan intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorney with a BSEE and/or MSEE. Industry experience is desirable. Duties will primarily include preparation and prosecution of patent application in the electrical and software arts. Pay and benefits are competitive.

Apply online by emailing John Christopher at: jchristopher@cwiplaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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.

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

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

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Cary, N.C.

Coats & Bennett, PLLC Coats & Bennett, PLLC, a boutique intellectual property law firm in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, has an immediate need to hire highly motivated Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents who are experienced in patent preparation and prosecution related to telecommunications and electrical technologies.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering + J.D. with strong academic credentials
  • 2-4 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience
  • Good skills in drafting patent applications and preparing responses to Office Actions with little instruction
  • Experience with wireless communications
  • Experience with the following technologies is highly desired: CDMA, TDMA, OFDM (4G) used in LTE and Wi-Fi / WiMax networks and Spread Spectrum (Bluetooth)
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO
  • Admission to the N.C. bar is a plus

Located in one of the top technology hubs in the country, the Research Triangle offers a beautiful place to live and work. Discover a rewarding career with professionals who are committed to quality and excellence in their work in a collegial environment. Coats & Bennett, PLLC, offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@coatsandbennett.com. For more information about Coats & Bennett, PLLC, visit us at: www.coatsandbennett.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Cary, North Carolina

Temporary Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Epiq Systems is assisting a client who is seeking a DC licensed attorney to work in their DC office for approximately 3 months (the firm is considering making this position permanent). They are seeking an attorney with the following experience. If you meet the criteria, please submit your resume in Word format. Please also let us know your available start date.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 5-7 years patent prosecution experience.
  • Some patent litigation experience preferred.
  • Electrical Engineering background preferred.
  • Experience with a patent docket and familiarity with how to complete the necessary forms.
  • Active DC Bar
  • Active Patent Bar

Position Details

  • Pay: $65/hr (flat rate)
  • Hours: anticipated 40 hours a week, but possibility more as the case load would dictate
  • Duration: Anticipated 3 months with the possibility of being a temp-to-perm position


Apply online by emailing us at: dcresumes@epiqsystems.com.

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

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Godfrey & Kahn logohas an excellent opportunity for a lateral attorney with at least 3 years of experience to join our Milwaukee, Wisconsin office (although other Wisconsin office requests may be considered). Qualified applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical or mechanical engineering. Engineering work experience is a plus but not required. Ability to assist in litigation, prepare and prosecute trademark and patent applications, support corporate transactions, and draft and negotiate technology agreements is a plus. Must already be admitted to the patent bar. We seek individuals whose academic achievements and personal skills mark them as future leaders in the firm and in the community.

Apply online at our website: http://www.gklaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Godfrey & Kahn is a general business practice firm with approximately 180 lawyers with offices in Milwaukee and four additional Wisconsin locations, as well as in Washington D.C. The firm’s Intellectual Property team includes a number of experienced attorneys who work in a broad-based intellectual property practice including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, and business transaction support.

Attorney – Law Firm – Reston, Va.

H.C. Park & Associates, PLC logoseeks a Patent Attorney for all aspects of patent legal practice. Candidate will preferably have U.S. PTO registration, and 2 years or more of experience in prosecution, litigation or transactional work.

Apply by emailing Tammy Kassick at: tkassick@park-law.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Reston, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Blacksburg, Va.

New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, PCNew River Valley Intellectual Property Law, PC is seeking an experienced intellectual property attorney to join its rapidly growing IP law practice, based in beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia. Work will include domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, trademark prosecution, licensing and transactional work, infringement and invalidity investigations and opinions, and client in-take and counseling.

Required Qualifications
Candidates must have 3+ years experience in U.S. patent prosecution, with the particular requirement of having drafted 15+ patent applications over the last three years. Additional experience in foreign prosecution, electronic filing, trademark prosecution, due diligence, opinion work, licensing, and patent searching is highly desired.

A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is required. The desire and ability to work across multiple scientific disciplines, including Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Life Science, Semiconductors, Business Methods, and/or Medical Devices, is preferred. The ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and attention to detail are a must. Strong candidates will exhibit solid writing and analytical skills and will possess the ability to quickly understand technical subject matter presented in any form, including visual, verbal, and written.

Admission to the Virginia Bar is required.

Registration with the USPTO is required.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
A minimum of 1500 billable hours is expected. The work environment is relaxed, collaborative, and friendly. The firm focuses on high-quality work product, not high-throughput strategies.

Competitive base salary and benefits are offered, with incentive bonuses directed toward rewarding a high level of proven performance.

Qualified candidates, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (i.e., copy of a published patent application or patent drafted by you) to careers@nrviplaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Allentown, Pa.

Design IPOver the last eleven years, Design IP has built a reputation for excellence and has grown into the premier Lehigh Valley-based IP law practice. We represent some of the largest companies in the region, but remain committed to providing the same high level of quality to our smallest clients. We seek an attorney to join our practice who shares our commitment to excellence.

The position will involve patent preparation and prosecution (in a wide variety of technical disciplines, including the chemical arts), trademark preparation and prosecution, intellectual property opinions and agreements, and intellectual property litigation.

Although basic skills like utility patent claim drafting and Office action analysis are critical, we strive to hire and develop well-rounded attorneys who are skilled legal advisers. We believe that regular, direct client contact is important to developing and honing these skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Patent drafting and prosecution experience
  • Eligibility for USPTO Registration
  • PA attorney license or sitting for July 2014 PA Bar
  • Outstanding analysis and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly absorb and understand technical subject matter

Preferred Qualifications

  • USPTO Registration
  • Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree
  • Familiarity with graphics software, including Acrobat, PowerPoint, Visio, and CAD viewing programs

Our attorneys choose their own work/life balance. Our minimum billing expectations are modest. Base salaries are based on expected billings and bonuses are paid on a percentage basis for all excess billings. We also offer benefits including retirement, health insurance and disability.

If you are interested in joining our team, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample in confidence to recruiting@designip.com. An example of a published patent application for which you drafted the specification and claims, a substantive Office action response, and a legal brief (such as a motion for summary judgment) are preferred as writing samples.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

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.

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 or Agent – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Abel Law Group, LLPLogo is seeking a chemical practitioner with 2+ years of experience. Successful candidate must be mature, have exceptional client handling skills, and be a pragmatic, results-oriented practitioner.

Candidate will have exposure to a wide variety of areas, including preparation and international prosecution of patent applications, clearance/right to practice analyses, M&A due diligence, and invalidity and non-infringement opinion generation.  The open position is particularly well suited for a practitioner seeking exposure beyond typical prep/prosecution duties.  Strong interpersonal skills are required as the practitioner will have direct client contact with sophisticated in-house counsel and foreign counsel.

Above market average compensation is available to the ideal candidate.

Abel Law Group, LLP is comprised of a well-established practice group with a strong group of practitioners, and boasts a stellar support staff, a collegial, casual work environment, and strong benefits package.  The firm was ranked 5th largest in Austin according to the Austin Business Journal, June 2013, and continues with a growth rate outpacing the industry.

Apply by emailing your resume and two writing samples to the firm at: hr@abel-ip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Seattle, Wash.

The Boeing Company The Boeing Companyis seeking a Patent Attorney to work in its Seattle, Wash., offices. As a member of the Patent Bar, and in the development and management of a global patent portfolio for the enterprise, directs and approves key decisions regarding patent preparation and prosecution, European oppositions, foreign filing country selection, termination of prosecution, appeals, and portfolio pruning. Evaluates invention disclosures from across the enterprise. Oversees new patent preparation and prosecution work with domestic and foreign outside counsel, including review and revision of work product. Makes decisions regarding prosecution and claim scope based on technical merits, business value, and overall adequacy of available protection. Efficiently manages a large docket of domestic and foreign pending prosecution matters. Revises U.S. applications for filing under the PCT or in foreign countries. As a subject matter expert, serves as a mentor and a lead and is sought out by teammates to provide guidance and insight on patent prosecution matters.

Basic Qualifications For Consideration
Do you have a minimum of ten (10) years of patent prosecution experience as a registered practitioner?

Typical Education/Experience
Technical bachelor's degree and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or a Master's degree with typically 12 or more years' or a PhD degree with typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A technical degree is defined as any four year degree, or greater, in a mathematic, scientific or information technology field of study.

Other Job Related Information
The anticipated work location will be Seattle, WA. This position will involve occasional travel. Registration to practice before the USPTO is required. Technical background in electrical engineering is preferred. Advanced engineering/science degrees, as well as business and law degrees, and related work experience will be given appropriate consideration.

Apply online by visiting this link: http://ad.au.doubleclick.net/clk;274722391;101334010;l?http://jobs-boeing.com/seattle/intellectual-property/jobid4940427-ip-portfolio-development-%EF%B9%A0amp;-management-5-jobs?ss=paid.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Tysons Corner, Va.

Miles & Stockbridge P.C. Miles & Stockbridge P.C.seeks a registered patent attorney or patent agent with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering (with strong mechanical prosecution work experience) to work in our Tysons Corner, Virginia office. Candidates should have 2-4 years of experience and must be registered before the USPTO. Strong academic record and an ability to work with mechanical, medical device, semiconductor, software, and electrical inventions required.

Please apply online at www.milesstockbridge.com or send resumes, cover letters, law school and undergraduate transcripts, by email to Dina Billian, dbillian@milesstockbridge.com. EOE

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia