Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is currently searching for a Section Director - IP to join our Alexandria, VA office. This position will work closely with Section leaders to grow and manage the business aspects of the Section. Responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the Section and practice groups, playing a prominent role in the execution of the Section strategic plan and lateral hiring; providing financial management and business planning; providing workload management of associates and paralegals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement strategic business and recruiting plans.
Analyze Section performance (both financial and operational) on various reports and recommend avenues for increasing Section efficiency and profitability.
Prepare various action item reports for Section management, in areas including but not limited to WIP, A/R, and monthly performance by office, monthly realization and monthly workload; implement action items as directed by Section leadership.
Analyze Section performance (both financial and operational), develop and implement strategies to increase profitability, expand practice capabilities and continually improve Section operations.
Oversee Docketing, New Applications and the Foreign Filing Department, i.e., sets the expectations for administrators and supervisors, holds staff accountable for quantity and quality of work product, drives efficiency and innovative approaches, and intervenes on issues between Department members, attorneys and Practice Assistants.
Manage work flow for associates and paralegals of the Section. Direct supervision of paralegals.
Administer evaluation and compensation processes for associates and paralegals, in conjunction with the Human Resources & Talent Management Department and related Firm-level committees.
Serve as a liaison with other Practice Groups/Sections to generate cross-section utilization and expand business development opportunities. Serve as a primary liaison to the Administrative Departments on behalf of the Section.
Assist in the recruitment and integration of legal and non-legal staff.
Support the Section and Practice Group Leadership in implementing the attorney and paralegal professional development plans. As needed, serve as a liaison with the Human Resources & Talent Management Department in coordinating in-house continuing legal education programs, marketing programs and other professional development activities.
Facilitate communication between Section leadership and members.
Administer annual budget, Section business plans and progress reports.
Draft/analyze alternative fee arrangements consistent with Firm, Section and client objectives.
Assist in planning and coordinating of Section events such as Section retreat, lunch meetings, shareholder and associate meetings and client receptions.
Assist with conflict of interest issues for the Section.
Assist Business Development and Marketing Department with business development and marketing efforts.
Bachelor's degree with focus in Business or Finance.
Master’s degree or Juris Doctorate degree, a plus.
At least five (5) years of experience in a law firm.
Strong leadership, management and problem-solving skills.
Previous supervisory experience.
Intellectual Property industry knowledge, a plus.
Ability to read, write, and interpret business documents.
Strong financial analysis skills.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to solve practical problems with limited standardization.
Proficient in computer applications, specifically with FoundationIP and other practice-specific technology.
Knowledge of common legal practices.
Ability to handle multiple demands and priorities.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney offers an outstanding benefit package that includes:
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-5 years’ experience in IP litigation to join its growing Intellectual Property Practice Group in its Silicon Valley office. Ideal candidate must have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. California bar admission required; technical background preferred but not required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (HFZ), a boutique law firm located in downtown Chicago, is looking for local patent attorneys with 1-5 years’ experience to join our patent prosecution team. HFZ represents clients in a wide variety of industries and technologies including the automotive, aerospace, electronics, software, Internet, e-commerce, wireless and cloud technology sectors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, biomedical instrumentation and consumer goods, process technologies and digital signal processing industries, media and process control technologies, amongst others. This full-time position has a billable hour requirement of 1850 hours with a year-end bonus potential.
Benefits of working with HFZ:
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and strong benefits package
Excellent work/life balance
HFZ works with many Fortune 500 technology companies and three of the top twenty-five patent producing companies in the US
Exposure to a wide variety of technologies and clients
Small Firm environment with an Open-door Policy allowing easy access to senior attorneys and Managing Partners
Non-Equity/Equity Partnership consideration after a total of seven years’ work experience, two years of which must be with HFZ.
1-5 years of patent prosecution experience
Admitted to USPTO
Previous work focused primarily on drafting and prosecuting patent applications and office action responses
Excellent academic credentials in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering
To apply please submit your resume, transcripts and cover letter to the Patent Associate Attorney Job Opportunity posted on HFZ’s website: https://hfzlaw.com/recruit
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Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is committed to diversity as a core value of the firm. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. A diverse and inclusive workforce enriches our work experience and enhances the value of our legal services. HFZ is an Equal Opportunity/ M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, IL
Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (HFZ) is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm that specializes in patent and trademark prosecution. We are looking for a partner-level trademark and copyright attorney with 6-10 years of experience in US/foreign trademark prosecution, domain name disputes and other social media and Internet-related matters, TTAB proceedings, trademark licensing and assignments. Qualified candidates will have a portable book of business in excess of $200K/year. This is a full or part-time Capital Member position with remote work flexibility. This opportunity is for a large firm attorney looking to work with greater autonomy in a smaller firm environment or for a smaller firm practitioner looking to grow their client base through potential cross-selling opportunities to the firm’s nationally recognized clients.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works autonomously and has had significant client contact. The candidate must be licensed and in good-standing in at least one state, preferably Illinois, and federal court. Excellent academic credentials, analytical skills, and verbal and written communication skills are required.
To apply please submit your resume, transcripts and cover letter to the Trademark Attorney - Lateral Member Job Opportunity posted on HFZ’s website: https://hfzlaw.com/recruit
ATTN: Bill O’Connor Recruitment Manager
Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is committed to diversity as a core value of the firm. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. A diverse and inclusive workforce enriches our work experience and enhances the value of our legal services. HFZ is an Equal Opportunity/ M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.
Fresh IP PLC is seeking an experienced patent attorney with a significant portable book of business to join our friendly team and rapidly growing firm. You would come on board as a partner and help to develop a new regional practice.
We service a wide-range of clients, primarily for preparation/prosecution, with a particular emphasis on foreign and mid-size clients. You would be expected to collaborate with us on business development and can fully service your own clients or utilize the assistance of our associate-level attorneys. We are growth-oriented and will provide you with extensive support for marketing and business development, utilizing analytics, custom firm-developed software tools, and experienced support staff.
Our outstanding staff handles everything administrative and paralegal-level so you can focus on high-value work and business development activities. Despite all the support, our partners retain a very high percentage of their client billings.
The firm has offices in Reston, VA, Overland Park, KS, and Cambridge, UK, but all team members can work remotely utilizing our reliable and cutting-edge cloud-based software systems.
We are looking for a registered patent attorney with at least 5 years of experience in patent prosecution and an excellent work product. Experience/background in chemical, EE, biotech, and/or software a plus.
This is an opportunity for a large firm attorney looking for more autonomy in a smaller firm environment, an established solo needing staffing and support to take their practice to the next level, or any partner- or near-partner-level patent attorney looking for a better platform for business development and growth.
The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the economy, and intellectual property (IP) is becoming an increasingly important element for the sustained growth of the industry. The future of IP development, transactions, licensing, and litigation for the cannabis industry is now being established, and tremendous opportunity exists for experienced IP practitioners to establish themselves as leading figures and thought leaders in the cannabis industry.
The Company has an industry leading patent portfolio and growth strategy and is seeking a patent litigator with at least six years of patent litigation and PTAB experience. The selected candidate will directly handle day-to-day case and licensing demands in the fast-growing cannabis and hemp industries. This requires an entrepreneurial spirit and someone with a wide range of technical, legal, and business development and negotiation skills. This role will provide the candidate with an opportunity to be at the forefront of patent enforcement for the cannabis industry.
Initiate, defend, and manage post issuance patent proceedings such as post grant reviews, inter partes reviews, oppositions, and patent litigation.
Handle all phases of litigation: pleadings, discovery, depositions, motions practice, hearings, pre-trial and trial, mediation, settlement. Establish and develop streamlined SOPs for all patent proceedings.
Participate in: acquisition and licensing negotiations in both contentions and non-contentious settings; licensing campaigns; due diligence; and the drafting, reviewing, and negotiation of agreements covering intellectual property rights.
Proactive and resourceful, with ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, deadlines, ambiguity, and operating in novel situations.
Assist in identifying potential assets for acquisition and licensing, international patent prosecution and portfolio management, patent drafting, IP audits, idea generation and harvesting, and IP partnership tasks with select partners.
Generally, at least six years of patent litigation experience, we welcome applicants with substantially more experience.
Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the ability to handle IPRs and IPR defense.
Bar membership in good standing in your state of residence with preference given to those licensed to practice in Oregon, California, and/or Colorado.
Scientific degree(s), with a preference for organic chemistry, engineering, and/or physics. Formulation, pharmaceutical, and chemical expertise is appreciated, including botanical extraction (e.g., water, ethanol, Co2, hydrocarbon solvent-based techniques). Cannabis and hemp-specific experience is appreciated, but is not required.
The Intellectual Property Program at Dana-Farber is seeking an Intellectual Property Coordinator to join our team of attorneys, technology specialists, and administrative professionals within the Office of General Counsel, the Institute’s full-service legal department. Members of the Dana-Farber Intellectual Property Program are responsible for providing intellectual property counseling, strategic analysis, and portfolio management services to the Institute. At the heart of this team, the Intellectual Property Coordinators work independently and collaboratively to maintain a database of patent, trademark, and copyright filings; docket and monitor related due dates; and coordinate execution of instructions and documents. Each Intellectual Property Coordinator interacts with faculty and staff members across the Institute as well as outside companies, institutions, and law firms. This position is a unique opportunity for an individual with intellectual property experience to be part of a dynamic in-house legal team at the cutting edge of basic science and cancer research.
Prepare new patent applications for filing at appropriate patent office overseas, the Patent Cooperation Treaty ("PCT") U.S. Receiving Office and in the International Bureau of WIPO, ensuring information for application and formalities is accurate and complete.
Obtain and file outstanding documentation such as priority documents, powers of attorney, assignments, formal drawings, etc., needed to complete patent application. Legalize documents if necessary.
Communicate with attorneys, foreign associates, clients, embassies, the State Department, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the International Bureau of WIPO, including drafting reporting letters to clients and instruction letters to foreign associates, preparing and processing paperwork necessary during pendency of patent application and during life of patent.
Review and docket all incoming mail related to foreign patent applications in department electronic docket.
Review and update daily and biweekly foreign dockets from docketing system. Follow-up with attorneys and clients of upcoming deadlines.
Obtain various cost estimates for attorneys and clients.
Review notifications related to changes in international and foreign patent laws and regulations. Utilize foreign patent reference materials and the Internet, ensuring current procedures is up-to-date.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Business School diploma or equivalent IP patent foreign filing experience.
Three to five (3-5) years of recent IP patent PCT and foreign filing experience within a law firm environment.
Knowledge and skilled in operating and functions of docketing software, and software related to an electronic work environment (Windows 7, Microsoft Word 2010, Outlook, document management system, copier/scanner, FoundationIP).
Knowledge of PCT and foreign patent laws.
Ability to organize, prioritize tasks and complete them under time constraints.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to communicate professionally both written and verbal.
MG Miller – one of New York’s most exciting, up-and-coming intellectual property boutique law firms – is looking to add a new Associate Patent Attorney to assist with the firm’s patent work.
MG Miller was founded in Manhattan in 2016. Since that time, the firm has grown its client base to over 300 clients spread across 5 continents. The firm’s clients range from individual inventors working out of their garage, to serial entrepreneurs rolling out a new venture, all the way to multi-million dollar companies that have been around for decades.
MG Miller focuses on emerging markets and other high-growth industries, leveraging their expertise in the cannabis, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and 3D printing spaces. MG Miller has an excellent track record of helping their clients develop and enforce their intellectual property.
In addition to the work MG Miller has done for their clients, founding attorney Matt Miller has gone to great lengths to create a vibrant work culture that breaks from the mold of traditional law firms. While many firms tout their “quality of life” as being a perk, the positive firm culture at MG Miller is more than just a tag line – MG Miller places a strong emphasis on personal and professional growth of all of its staff members. To that end, there are no billable hour requirements for the attorneys.
While maintaining quality of life is important, we also seek candidates who are passionate about their work and care about doing a thorough, high-quality job. MG Miller firmly believes that this does not necessitate 15-hour days; instead, the expectation is that their attorneys will leave no stone unturned to try to get the best result for each client. Successful candidates will have a strong attention to detail, be thorough in their work, and have strong interpersonal skills.”
Conduct (with supervision) all aspects of patent drafting and prosecution, for both utility and design patents
Perform legal research
Draft enforcement letters against infringement
Prepare written opinions, such as patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions
Draft IP-related agreements
Counsel clients on how to establish or expand their patent portfolios
1-3 years of intellectual property experience in private practice or as a patent examiner with the USPTO
Admitted to practice before the USPTO
Admitted to at least one state bar, with a strong preference for candidates who are admitted to the New York and/or New Jersey state bars
Strong attention to detail
Technologically adept, particularly with Microsoft Office
Dority & Manning has developed a dynamic, energetic, and inclusive environment where all individuals are accepted, valued, empowered, and able to meet their highest potential.
Do you enjoy engaging with a vibrant team, having the ability to provide input for key decisions, and having access to leadership training and professional development? Are you looking for a firm where you can make a direct impact by closely partnering with in-house counsel? Do you thrive in a casual and close-knit team atmosphere that offers unique mentorship opportunities?
Our firm is a rapidly growing intellectual property boutique with a unique approach to legal service and business operations. Not only do we believe that success is built upon exceptional relationships – internally and externally, but we also offer a distinctive firm structure and innovative solutions tailored to individual client needs. Our firm thrives on foundations of trust, openness, and integrity to build an environment of true collaboration. We aim to invest in our people, culture, and systems to create an atmosphere where all people grow and succeed.
From start-up ventures to multinational, Fortune 100 corporations, Dority & Manning represents a diverse set of organizations in all aspects of intellectual property law. Our team works closely with high-technology clients developing advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, and other innovative technologies to secure patent protection and provide relevant strategic counsel.
Partner with the D&M team and in-house teams to develop and execute thoughtful and effective global IP strategies.
Draft and prosecute patent applications.
Draft opinions of counsel.
Conduct due diligence investigations and perform freedom-to-operate and landscape analyses.
Assist in key litigation activities.
Opportunities for strategic counseling through client-facing interactions.
A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or related fields of study and/or relevant experience.
Must be a member of the U.S. patent bar.
Minimum of 2 years of patent drafting and prosecution experience required.
A respectful, friendly, and energetic environment built on trust.
A culture that thrives on collaboration, transparency, and team building.
Immediate introduction and partnership with leading high-technology clients, including Fortune 100 companies.
Regular opportunities for travel and in-person client interactions.
Professional trainer and training program implemented to enhance each individual skill set.
Unique leadership and professional development opportunities provided.
Formal mentoring program.
Regular social gatherings and celebrations to build internal relationships and to support charitable causes that mean the most to our team.
Opportunities for client Secondments.
Emphasis on work/life balance.
Sit and stand desks for all employees.
Employer Paid Benefits (100% of Medical for employee).
If this position resonates with you, we would love to speak with you. To apply, please email a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dority & Manning strongly values diverse talent and will continue to provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants for competitive employment positions regardless of age, race, color, marital status, gender identity or origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Greenville, SC; Seattle,WA
The Alexandria, Virginia office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC seeks to hire an entry-level Patent Agent or Patent Specialist to join their Intellectual Property practice. The responsibilities will include drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and may include opportunities to meet with inventors to discuss technology within the United States and abroad.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or a similar technical field. Must be willing to become registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Excellent academics and strong writing and verbal communication skills are essential.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is seeking a Patent Agent in any of their multiple locations. Candidates would preferably have a Ph.D. in a chemical field or a Ph.D. in a biotechnology field with strong chemical coursework. This position requires the ability to think critically, to quickly understand new technologies and to write well. Candidates would preferably have some patent drafting and prosecution experience if applying to work remotely, but experience is not required if applying for our Alexandria or Pittsburgh offices. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting patent applications and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and patent offices around the world. Candidates must be already registered to practice before the USPTO or willing to take the examination.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm having over 85 attorneys, highly qualified patent agents, and technical specialists, all dedicated to providing superior intellectual property counseling. We specialize in prosecution and litigation in all areas of intellectual property law. We litigate nationwide, primarily within the federal court system, and obtain patents and trademark registrations for our clients in the United States and foreign patent and trademark offices.
We are currently seeking a Patent Agent for our Chemistry and/or Biotechnology practice groups. The right individual will have:
At least three years of experience as a patent agent or technical specialist with a law firm or corporation.
Strong academic credentials, which should minimally include an advanced degree in Organic Chemistry, doctorates are preferred. Candidates should have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and exceptional organizational skills.
Ability to grasp new technical teachings quickly.
Ability to efficiently review patent and non-patent literature for key concepts.
Registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is required.
Responsibilities will include:
Interviewing inventors to learn about new ideas to be patented. Our clients include some of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced companies.
Preparing patent applications, which includes drafting technical descriptions describing the inventions.
Advocating for our clients before the U.S. Patent Trademark Office to seek issuance of a patent. This includes writing claims for the patent application, as well as analyzing patents and other publications relating to chemical inventions.
This position demands that the individual will, under the supervision of senior practitioners, assume significant client responsibilities, provide high-quality services to domestic and foreign clients, communicate with all levels of management and staff and, at times, require a significant degree of autonomy.
Compensation for this position includes an annual salary highly competitive within the Chicago Market at the experience level specified herein, along with customary benefits and opportunities to earn significant bonuses. Customary benefits include:
Group Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Employee and Dependent Medical Flexible Spending Account
Health Savings Account
Life Insurance and AD&D
Accident and Critical Illness Plans
Short-Term Disability Program
Long-Term Disability Insurance
401(K), Profit Sharing and Vesting
Pre-Tax Transportation Plan
Identify Theft Protection
Employee Assistance Program
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Bright Horizons-Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care
Stipend and Interest Free Loan Program
Bar Fees and Related Expenses
Continuing Legal Education
Holiday and Paid Time Off
In addition to our generous benefits package, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun offers a culture with great work-life balance in a business-casual atmosphere. Ample opportunity for socialization between our colleagues is encouraged and enjoyed at virtual happy hours and firm-wide GoToMeeting or Zoom events. In addition, we look forward to the return of our monthly breakfasts, special-occasion luncheons, social gatherings, and out-of-office functions when circumstances permit.
Qualified individuals interested in this position should forward a curriculum vitae, transcripts and writing samples to Michele J. Gudaitis at email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, IL (temporarily remote due to Covid)
Mars, Incorporated is seeking a Sr. Patent Specialist in Newark, NJ. This role will be responsible for managing and supporting the Mars patent prosecution practice for the global Mars Petcare businesses, including associated docket reconciliation and periodic docketing support. This role will also support ongoing contract procurement, as managed by the Global IP team. The Sr. Patent Specialist will assist the IP Legal team in ensuring consistent practices are followed within the team and across internal client groups and will reduce the team’s reliance on external paralegals and outside legal counsel. Position is available in Newark, NJ or Franklin, TN or Hackettstown, NJ.
What we're looking for:
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Patent Paralegal certification preferred
7+ years of experience in global IP matters and patent prosecution management
Strong knowledge of USPTO rules, including the MPEP and the AIA
Experience managing a large, complex patent docket and legal matters globally
Familiarity with First to File (FTF), Computer Packages Inc. (CPI) docketing software and/or other patent docketing programs
Proficient use of PatBase and other patent searching databases
Proficient use of spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) programs, manipulation of data and reporting (graphs, tables, etc) from these programs
Experience with managing department budgets
Experience docketing U.S., PCT, and foreign deadlines for patent matters
At least 5 years of experience reviewing, managing and submitting documents to the USPTO, WIPO, and patent offices around the world
Experience with template agreements and document management of agreements
Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to resolve complex problems
Excellent communication skills, professionalism, and attention to detail
Ability to learn new systems quickly
What will be my key responsibilities:
Review and submit documents to the USPTO, WIPO, and/or other patent offices
Prepare templates for USPTO Office Action responses and related USPTO forms for attorney review
Send/receive correspondence from outside counsel
Prepare template agreements
Manage executed agreements
Develop and implement patent portfolio management processes
Drive docket deadline compliance
Create relationships with clients, attorneys, and team members to be a proactive partner and drive engagement
Deliver creative and original solutions for efficient firm and patent law department management improvements
Smith & Hopen, P.A. is seeking entry-level intellectual property candidates. Candidates must be registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and hold a state bar registration. Remote working is an option but training and periodic meetings are held at the Tampa office. Candidates must have strong academic credentials and technical expertise.
Middleton Reutlinger, a midsize firm located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky seeks a full-time associate with an electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or physics degree and preferably at least two years of relevant experience. Candidates must be qualified to be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Our intellectual property team is one of the most active in the Midwest, providing a broad array of legal services for both Fortune 100 companies and start-ups across IP fields including prosecution in machine learning, robotics, autonomous driving, speech processing, automated assistants, and other areas.
The qualified candidate will be expected to prepare and prosecute patent applications, work closely with clients and inventors to strategically protect inventions, and create and protect portfolios. The candidate should be able to work as a team in a collaborative and interactive environment.
The associate will be primarily responsible for supporting the firm’s existing client portfolio and workload. Our ideal candidate is someone who already has prior experience, but may be looking for a quality of life adjustment with competitive compensation. Our firm is located in Louisville, Kentucky, which has all of the comforts of a Midwestern city with top-tier attractions and talent.
The firm supports diversity initiatives in hiring and employment. Underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and undergraduate and law school transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Harrity & Harrity, LLP is looking for remote patent professional superstars to prepare patent applications for leading global technology companies, including numerous Patent 300 companies. We offer true Life/Work balance – work where you want, when you want, and how much you want. We provide ample, steady preparation and prosecution work from a mix of leading electrical and mechanical technology companies. We provide an excellent compensation package that is production-based, and includes comprehensive benefits. We provide opportunity for client counseling through direct client interaction, as all clients are firm clients, and we provide opportunity for career growth/development including training in business development and client management. We have an innovative, inclusive, and family-friendly firm culture including cutting edge technology, collaborative work environment, and dedicated support team.
Who you are:
You have excellent writing skills
You have excellent communication skills
You have substantial recent patent preparation/prosecution experience in 4G/5G networks, semiconductors, or software-related technologies
Stevens & Showalter, LLP is seeking a law clerk, patent attorney or patent agent with a background in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Responsibilities include patent application preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, drafting clearance/invalidity opinions, client counseling, and other patent related projects.
MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP is looking for a local or remote, full-time patent attorney/agent to prepare and prosecute patent applications, draft opinions, and provide IP counseling for our clients, which include many Fortune 500 companies.
MH2 currently seeks a patent attorney or agent with a background and degree in a biotechnology related discipline, preferably who is also comfortable and has experience preparing and/or prosecuting patent applications in the chemical/pharmaceutical arts.
At least five years of recent patent application drafting and prosecution experience is required. Experience related to vaccines, small molecules, RNA interference or other nucleic acid related technologies, or protein-based therapeutics is a plus. An advanced degree, patent examiner experience or prior in-house experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical fields are also a plus. Must be willing and able to learn new biotechnology/pharmaceutical technologies quickly and need minimal training.
MH2 offers an innovative, transparent, production-derived compensation, bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes 401(k) matching. Our attorneys and agents enjoy a work/life balance that they set for themselves. Our professionals are directly responsible for, and interact directly with, our clients and the USPTO, with the expert support of our highly experienced staff and the latest technologies. We encourage, support, and train our professionals in client development and pay bonuses for successful efforts. We are a team that practices in a collegial environment.
Interested professionals should send a cover letter, a resume, and two writing samples (a biotechnology/pharmaceutical-related patent application and a biotechnology/pharmaceutical-related office action response) to email@example.com. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we support workplace diversity. For more information, visit our website at www.mh2law.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Tysons Corner, Va. or Telecommute
Burford Capital is the leading global finance and asset management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUR) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE: BUR), and it works with companies and law firms around the world from its principal offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Singapore and Sydney.
The Firm has created a Patent Analyst position on the patent team. The patent team is responsible for originating, underwriting, and managing Burford’s patent-focused investments. The Patent Analyst will provide support to the patent team, including patent underwriting and patent business development personnel, to review and analyze potential patent-related investments. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and growing business in a unique role that sits at the intersection of technology, law, and finance.
The role will report to a Director at Burford responsible for underwriting and managing the firm’s patent investments and be based in Burford’s Chicago offices.
Burford Capital is the largest and most experienced provider of commercial finance to the legal sector in the world, with a core expertise in identifying and optimizing the value of legal assets for companies and law firms. Since its founding in 2009, Burford has worked with hundreds of law firms and corporations, including 93 of the AmLaw 100 and 89 of the Global 100 largest law firms. Our team has grown from five people at the end of 2009 to over 130 people today, including some 60 lawyers.
Burford possesses the resources and expertise of a large company while retaining the flexibility and creativity of a startup. Team members are smart, creative, collaborative, curious, and confident. Everyone rolls up their sleeves to perform and engage collectively for the overall success of the business. Burford values rigorous thinking, clear communication, and efficient execution.
Burford pays base salaries consistent with the financial services industry and favors incentive compensation to reward performance. US ONLY: Burford provides competitive health care benefits and a 401k matching program. Burford Capital is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, whether or not they have a disability.
Review and analyze patent claims, patent specifications, and patent file histories
Learn about and become the internal expert on various patented technologies
Perform patent validity analysis, including review of prior art patents and other technical documents
Perform patent infringement analysis, including review of claim charts and related technical documentation
Review and analyze materials related to patent litigation damages
Collaborate with patent team regarding litigation strategy
Conduct research on various patent investment-related topics, including patented technology, potential litigants, counsel, courts and judges, and financial information
Interface with potential counterparties (including law firms and corporations) to gather, organize, and analyze investment diligence materials
Create written work product summarizing and making recommendations on assigned tasks
Work closely with patent underwriting and patent business development teams throughout the investment lifecycle.
Qualifications & Experience
An undergraduate degree in an engineering or science discipline (computer engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science preferred). A graduate degree in engineering or science is also preferred but not required
A minimum of 3 years of experience performing substantive patent analysis, either as a Patent Agent, a technical specialist, an in-house advisor, or otherwise
Strong aptitude for learning and understanding new technologies
Deep understanding of the U.S. patent system
Experience directly supporting patent litigation is strongly preferred
Proficiency with any or all of Docket Navigator, Lex Machina, PACER, and USPTO PAIR a plus.
Core Competencies & Skills
An analytical thinker, able to deconstruct and analyze complex issues.
An efficient communicator, capable of explaining complex issues and describing them in plain language.
Proficient with general science and engineering concepts.
Practical and deal-minded, with a focus on providing commercially reasonable guidance and solutions to colleagues and managers.
A multi-tasker, capable of actively managing and prioritizing several projects concurrently.
A self-starter, capable of taking initiative and proactively adding value to Burford’s underwriting and business development processes.
A team player who can work collegially with team members at multiple levels and across various business functions.
Professional demeanor, pleasant manner, and patience in all interactions internally and with potential counterparties.
Ambitious and the desire to both hone existing skills and learn new skills.
The Patent Analyst will join the patent team and play an integral role in analyzing patent-related investment opportunities and further enhancing the firm’s patent-focused capabilities. This role is located in our Chicago office and will report to a Director on the patent team also located in Chicago. This is a unique position that sits at the intersection of technology, law, and finance, and correspondingly requires a unique blend of skills. The ideal candidate will possess strong technical acumen and a deep understating of the U.S. patent system, as well as an ability to apply these skills in a practical, deal-focused investment setting. Also critical to this role are efficient communication skills and a collegial approach to work. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious candidate seeking a fast-paced work environment and the opportunity for substantial growth.
Trailhead Biosystems is seeking a life sciences technology specialist with 3-5 years of experience, who enjoys leveraging IP strategies to support Trailhead Biosystems’ mission to create industrial grade special human cells and therapies. The successful candidate, reporting to Senior IP Counsel, will directly support multiple scientific and therapeutic programs of Trailhead Biosystems, contribute to global patent preparation and prosecution strategy and help build the company’s intellectual property portfolio. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to routinely provide diligence and research support to the scientific and business teams of the company. The successful candidate should have meaningful patent drafting and prosecution experience in cell therapy, immunology, and/or life science technologies in general and significant research or technical experience in one or more of these fields. Candidate does not need to be registered to practice before the USPTO as a patent agent.
Work closely with scientists to capture innovations, and review and analyze invention disclosures and proposed publications.
Contribute to the drafting, filing, prosecution, and maintenance of patent applications that are high quality and strategically aligned with business goals.
Develop a deep understanding of patent portfolios in support of worldwide patent prosecution and contribute to company's global prosecution strategy.
Provide hands-on direction and input to outside counsel, including reviewing and revising a wide variety of work product, such as patent applications and office action responses.
Perform IP due diligence, technology assessments, and landscape and FTO analyses.
Support scientific and business development teams and activities, including with product, technology and scientific research.
Monitor and analyze competitive intellectual property.
Implement and administer IP policies and best practices
Manage IP reporting obligations with government funding organizations and in connection with company collaborations.
Support intellectual property-related transactional work
Maintain a strong knowledge practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Ph.D. in a molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, or related discipline is strongly preferred; B.S./M.S. with significant work experience in stem cells, cell therapy, tissue engineering, and/or gene engineering may also be considered.
Minimum 2+ years of experience in the patent department at a pharmaceutical or life sciences company or at a law firm representing clients in the field of life sciences, biotechnology, or closely related patent areas working on patent application preparation, patent prosecution, client counseling, opinions, patent litigation and IP transactional matters.
Experience in U.S. and foreign intellectual property law relating to the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries
3-5 years of experience conducting high-quality patent search and diligence projects, including conducting scientific journal and patent searching on Internet databases.
Strong technological aptitude for learning and working with a range of technologies; and a willingness to learn and engage with Trailhead employees and outside counsel in other technology areas, including small molecule drugs, formulations, and cell manufacturing.
• Excellent writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Proven track record of communicating complicated IP issues to scientists and management.
Capable of recognizing, assessing, and responding to urgent matters with timely, practical, and clear solutions.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to strategically educate and support fellow employees.
Self-directed and proactive, comfortable executing on multiple projects independently and in collaboration with others.
Admission to the USPTO as a registered patent agent is not required. Company will support candidate’s interest in becoming admitted to practice before the USPTO as a registered patent agent, and to obtain a law degree at an ABA accredited law school in its evening division.
Klarquist, a mid-size IP-focused law firm, is actively seeking lateral patent attorneys or agents with strong expertise in mechanical engineering. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and preferably 3-5 years of experience prosecuting patents in the medical device field. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.
We are committed to promoting diversity within Klarquist, and strongly encourage candidates who come from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the patent legal profession (e.g., based on gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, military service, and disability) to apply.
Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients in patent, copyright, trademark, and other IP matters. The firm’s compensation and benefits package is highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.
Nelson Bumgardner Albritton P.C. (NBA), a boutique patent litigation firm, is actively seeking a full time litigation associate for its Orland Park, IL office. NBA is a nationally recognized litigation and appellate law firm based out of Fort Worth, TX.
Candidates preferably will have 1-3 years of experience in patent litigation. Recent law school graduates with prior patent experience will also be considered. Work will include all aspects of patent litigation including IP due diligence, patent portfolio assessment, claim charting, technical analysis, discovery, depositions, brief drafting, and trial work. The position will offer extensive hands on experience and the opportunity for domestic travel.
A strong technical background and analytical skills are required. Academic credentials in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering are preferred. Candidates should possess strong technical skills along with excellent communication and writing skills.
Please submit cover letter, resume, salary requirement and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “PatentlyO” in the subject line.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Orland Park, Illinois
Davidson Sheehan LLP is an IP boutique headquartered in Austin, Texas looking for skilled and productive patent attorneys and agents to join our team. We serve a diverse group of sophisticated clients for whom we do exceptional work in a team-oriented environment.
Qualified applicants will possess an electrical engineering or computer engineering degree, and be registered to practice before the USPTO. At least two years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications is required, ideally in the areas of virtual reality, graphics, mixed signal technology, and software. Candidates should possess a working understanding of these areas, as well as a willingness and affinity for learning new technologies.
Candidates in the Austin, TX area will be given priority, but we are also willing to consider exceptional candidates who are ready to work remote and travel to Austin on a quarterly basis. We provide competitive pay and benefits in a positive work environment. Candidates with the availability to work a trial period on a contract basis may also be given priority.
Contact Please send resume and two writing samples (preferably one patent application and one prosecution response) to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Austin, Texas (possibly remote)
Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP, a midsize IP firm located about 10 miles SW of Boston, seeks a patent attorney with an EE degree, and at least two years of industry experience. Preference given for experience in analog and digital circuit design and/or RF circuit design. At least one year of patent prosecution experience preferred. Firm attorneys work in a wide range of interesting technology areas for large and small corporate, institutional and individual clients. Compensation and benefits competitive with Boston area.
E-Mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (781-401-9966) to Hiring Attorney, Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP, One University Avenue – Suite 201B, Westwood, MA 02090.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Westwood, MA
Holland & Hart LLP is seeking an IP specialist. The Intellectual Property Specialist supports the growing, innovative, electronics-focused patent practice. This supportive position is responsible for patent-related tasks, helping to prepare and prosecute patents for some of the largest and most innovative technology companies in the world. This role joins a dynamic, collaborative environment focused on excellence and work/life balance and specifically supports the Electrical Engineering IP practice.
Supports patent attorneys in docket and practice management
Performs tasks associated with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications
Manages and performs range of duties related to an internal electronic file system
Generates templates for patent applications, and responses to various Office Actions (including but not limited to: a Filing Receipt, Notice to File Missing Parts, Response to Office Action, Notice of Publication, Notice of Allowance, Issue Notification; and Letters Patent) as they relate to correspondence/filing with USPTO, PCT, and foreign associates
Prepares additional templates for various legal documents (Declaration, Powers of Attorney, Assignments)
Reviews formalities of filed patent documents to ensure proper form, including Filing Receipts, Declarations, Recordings, Information Disclosure Statements, allowed patents ready to issue, etc.)
Performs electronic filings at the USPTO
Manages new client intake and opening of matters
Maintains proficiency in required technologies such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, iManage, USPTO products, Intapp, etc.
Performs other functions as assigned
Job Qualifications (Education, Experience and Certification):
All career-focused, interested candidates able to demonstrate the following will be considered:
Strong work ethic and attention to detail
Excels within a dynamic, positive, professional, team-oriented culture
Quickly learns and comprehends complex concepts and processes
Thinks critically to understand how each task fits into a broader workflow
Works efficiently, using available technology and striving to make tasks easier and more efficient.
Requires superior proofreading
Requires superior oral and written communication
Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office suite products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Visio is a plus), Adobe Acrobat, iManage, USPTO products, Intapp, etc
A Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years experience in a professional environment required.
Minimum 3+ years patent prosecution experience required
Knowledge of USPTO systems and processes
Knowledge of patent preparation and prosecution
Functional/Technical Expertise – Understands necessary information, processes and procedures to carry out job responsibilities.
Customer Orientation – Views the firm through the eyes of the customer and goes out of their way to anticipate and meet customer needs.
Communication – Recognizes the essential value of continuous information exchange.
Team Player – Team oriented; maintains composure and is adaptable to the changing needs of the team.
Results Orientation – Maintains appropriate focus on outcomes and accomplishments.
Change Agility – Effectively adjusts habits, procedures, and behavior as needed.
Business Thinking – Understands the bigger picture and how individual actions fit in.
High Standards – Takes pride in putting forth high-quality work product.
Initiative – Proactively seeks ways to contribute to and enhance the success of the team.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee must have the ability to sit, stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; manipulate (lift, carry, move) weights of at least ten (10) pounds; have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement to work on a computer and/or related office equipment; speak clearly and concisely so listeners can understand; and regularly understand the speech of another person.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Professional office atmosphere. Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting or standing for prolonged periods. Position may require occasional off-hour meetings and events.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those this position may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
Myers Bigel is accepting applications for an attorney with at least one year of patent prosecution experience in biotechnology. Applicants must be registered or qualified to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Applicants should have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills. An advanced degree and/or industry experience is preferred, but not required.
The Houston office of Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a Patent Agent with at least one year of experience to support the Firm's patent prosecution practice, leveraging technical expertise to assist the Firm's clients in protecting their technology with patents. The Patent Agent will work under the supervision of a licensed patent attorney to draft patent applications and prosecute applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Patent Agent assists attorneys in the writing of scientific and technical documents clearly and concisely, conducting legal and technical research using all available resources in support of various patent-related matters. Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree, with a specialization in electrical and/or computer engineering. Candidates must be licensed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Candidates must be highly organized, with strong attention to detail, and have strong analytical skills with the ability to work well under pressure, in a fast-paced environment.
Candidates based in Texas, Houston area preferred. However, we will consider a remote position for U.S. based candidates in states where Blank Rome LLP has offices.
Umberg Zipser LLP is a premier business litigation and intellectual property boutique law firm. Drawing on decades of experience in some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms, as well as national and state government service, our lawyers are recognized for providing exceptional legal work product and service. We have the ability to meet our clients’ unique needs by offering a range of flexible billing arrangements that promote efficiency and predictability.
Prefer someone with at least 2 years experience as a registered patent agent prosecuting patent applications in the life science space. Prefer someone with Masters or Ph.D. degree in biology, chemistry, or related field with deep understanding of cell biology, immune biology, cancer vaccines, and molecular biology. Prefer someone with excellent writing, analytical, technical, and critical-thinking skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic with comprehensive knowledge of patent prosecution process. Someone must be friendly and enjoy working in a cooperative environment.
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP is a growing San Francisco Bay Area patent law firm with over 25 registered patent practitioners and a diverse client base. We are seeking lateral patent agents and patent attorneys with at least two 2 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Applicants should have a background in computer software, databases, machine learning, or electrical engineering, or a graduate degree in physics, chemistry, or a bioscience. We are particularly interested in practitioners with a knowledge of 5G networks and/or chip design such as microprocessor architecture. We have lots of work and seek motivated applicants who want a full-time position and full workload. We offer a percentage-based compensation plan to reward hard-working practitioners while providing flexibility to maintain a reasonable work/life balance. We have a supportive and friendly work environment and a highly trained support staff. Our main office is in Oakland, CA, near the 12th Street BART station. Our new Silicon Valley office is in Menlo Park, CA. Remote work arrangements are available.