Dority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with two to six years of relevant experience in patent prosecution within the electrical, mechanical, chemical, or related arts.
Candidates can expect to work primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients. The firm’s practice is global in nature, representing major companies in Europe, Korea, Japan, China, South America and in virtually every region of the United States.
Dority & Manning is committed to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area. To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.
Our offices are located in Greenville, South Carolina. Conveniently situated between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area is home to multinational corporations such as General Electric, Michelin, BMW, Samsung, and Mitsubishi. Greenville is being recognized for our premier downtown, mountain views, affordable living, and overall great livability (ranked #10 in the 2019 Livability Rankings). Learn more about the upstate SC area at moveupstatesc.com.
Contact To apply, please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina
The ideal candidate will be registered with the USPTO, have a degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or physics, and possess strong writing skills. Primary responsibilities for this position will include preparing and prosecuting patent applications across a variety of technology areas, with an emphasis on communications and networking technology.
Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P. has been a leader in the intellectual property law field for over 95 years. We offer a competitive benefits package and a relaxed work environment, with no billable hour requirement. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Apply on-line by e-mailing your resume and writing sample (published patent application and/or Office action response) to: email@example.com
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in over 50 countries. Reported sales in 2019 were $7.1 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
The scope and responsibilities of the position include providing global intellectual property (“IP”) services to Avery Dennison, including IP strategy, domestic and international IP procurement, enforcement, and clearance, business counseling, and transactional support. The position reports to the Global VP and Associate General Counsel, IP, and works closely with the company’s technology and innovation leadership teams, as well as Regional Directors of R&D, Marketing, and Procurement. This position will be based in Mentor, Ohio, USA.
To be successful in your role of IP Counsel/Sr. IP Counsel, we need you to deliver on these responsibilities:
Coordinate the drafting and filing patent applications (domestic, foreign and PCT applications), liaising with inventors, internal IP lawyers, agents, staff, and foreign counsel to acquire the information needed to prepare and successfully prosecute patent applications.
Support global IP strategy that targets growth in key market segments and accelerates new product innovations in each key market around the world.
Provide a full spectrum of intellectual property legal services including: client counseling; technology development and licensing contracts; trade secret protection, and patent and trademark protection, surveillance, enforcement, licensing, and litigation.
Conduct patent novelty, validity and right to market studies, patent and information searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results.
Provide strategic mentorship as a business partner to R&D, Marketing, and Procurement by integrating legal advice with critical business strategies for product development, joint development efforts, and licensing matters.
Provide IP related advice for M&A assessments and negotiations, joint ventures, and start-up investments.
Strong collaboration skills to engage and partner with colleagues in the global law department and global client teams.
Avery Dennison is a leader in innovation. Your experience should include the following:
Demonstrated strength at collaboration in matrix organizations, especially in a global organization and across functions.
Outstanding understanding of, and ability to take and manage, risk.
Strong business sense, and ability to connect the law and legal strategies to business goals in way that guides clients to successful outcomes.
Demonstrated ability to lead.
Education and Credentials
A technical degree is required, preferably in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering, particularly RFID, transponders, sensors, and printer systems, or in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science or Engineering, particularly polymer chemistry.
A law degree with excellent credentials, registration with the USPTO, and a member of the Bar in good standing is also required.
At least 10 years of patent law experience, including strong business counseling and strategy, IP-related transactions, patent drafting and prosecution, freedom to operate opinions, and litigation.
Experienced with various types of transactions (M&A, JV, licensing, JDA, partnering agreements, negotiation experience with universities).
Proven ability to deal effectively with complex legal issues that have both legal and business ramifications.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience of collaboration and successfully engaging with global teams.
Demonstrated ability to lead and build relationships at a distance.
Demonstrated excellence in client counseling.
Highly experienced in technology relevant to Avery Dennison’s products, particularly RFID, transponders, sensors, and printer systems.
A strong working knowledge of and experience with PCT, European patent practice, and China patent practice is highly preferable.
Demonstrated experience with technologies relating to Avery Dennison’s products and markets is strongly preferred.
Litigation experience is a significant plus.
Experience with other IP such as trademarks and copyrights is useful.
Roberts Calderon Safran & Cole, P.C. (RCSC), an Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with three to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with substantial experience drafting patent applications in the computer and software related fields with trademark experience being a plus, though not required. The ideal candidate will have sufficient portable business to occupy at least 25%, but not more than 50% of the attorney’s time.
RCSC is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis. RCSC is an equal opportunity employer. RCSC does not reimburse for relocation expenses.
Harrity & Harrity, LLP is looking for remote or local patent professionals to prepare and/or prosecute 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 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 a technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields
You have 2+ years of preparation or prosecution experience (former Patent Examiner experience is a plus)
Holland & Hart is seeking an IP Specialist (a hybrid patent prosecution paralegal / patent administrator) to support their dynamic, growing electronics-focused patent practice in Salt Lake City, UT or Boulder, CO. We represent some of the largest and most innovative technology companies in the world, and have a unique, collaborative environment focused on excellence, teamwork, and work/life balance. We offer excellent compensation, outstanding benefits, and an energizing, professional work environment.
Supports patent attorneys in docket and practice management
Performs various tasks associated with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications including, but not limited to:
Manage and perform range of duties related to an internal electronic file system
Generate 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
Prepare additional templates for various legal documents (Declaration, Powers of Attorney, Assignments)
Review formalities of filed patent documents to ensure proper form, including Filing Receipts, Declarations, Recordings, Information Disclosure Statements, allowed patents ready to issue, etc.
Perform electronic filings at the USPTO
Manage new client intake and opening of matters
Perform a variety of patent support and administrative tasks as needed
Qualifications: All career-focused, interested candidates able to demonstrate the following will be considered:
Paralegal or patent prosecution experience required
Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail and proofreading skills
Motivated to excel with a positive, team-oriented attitude
Possesses a strong work ethic and prefers to keep busy
Ability to quickly learn and comprehend complex concepts and processes
Has superior oral and written communication skills
Thinks critically to understand how each task fits into a broader workflow
Continuously seeks to maximize the efficient use of technology available and strives to make tasks easier and more efficient
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are requirements, Visio is a plus)
Thrive in a dynamic, professional, growing patent practice
Contact Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (307) 222-6273. No phone calls please.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boulder, Colorado or Salt Lake City, Utah
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in New York. Ideal candidates will have 2-6 years of experience in life-sciences/pharmaceutical patent litigation with a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology,biochemistry, or chemistry. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required.
Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/ Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has an immediate opening for an Electrical Patent Associate with experience in Blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Qualified candidates must have substantial experience in drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications for electrical circuitry and software-related inventions, excellent writing skills, and a degree in Electrical Engineering.
The Seattle and Washington D.C. offices of Han Santos, PLLC are seeking experienced patent prosecution associates to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Han Santos is a local law firm that offers a collegial work environment with opportunities to grow your legal skills and practice. Han Santos provides corporate, securities, IP procurement, and IP counseling services to clients ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our compensation and benefits model is designed to attract and incentivize performers while offering an alternative to the high production commitment work environments of traditional law firms.
Our team includes experienced and highly regarded attorneys from a diverse array of firms and corporations that value providing high quality client services. Han Santos is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) committed to diversity in the workplace. Candidates will be initially hired on as contractors with the opportunity for full-time employment following evaluation period. Candidates must be located in the Seattle or Washington D.C. area. Relocation is not available at this time. Candidates will have the following:
At least 4-7 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.
B.S. and/or M.S. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. in Engineering with relevant technical Computer Science or Electrical Engineering work experience. Technical experience with wireless communications is desirable.
Strong technical and legal writing skills, including the ability to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively to explain technical innovations while applying patent law jurisprudence.
An ability to conduct independent research to quickly get up to speed on unfamiliar technology.
A strong sense of self-motivation to meet work product deadlines or complete projects ahead of schedule.
All candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and must be members of a state bar.
Contact If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts (graduate/undergraduate and law school), and a technical writing sample to email@example.com or mail to 500 Union Street, Suite 800; Seattle, Washington 98101.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Seattle, WA
RPX Corporation is seeking a Senior Patent Engineer (electrical engineering) to join its San Francisco headquarters.
The Patent Analysis department synthesizes complex technologies and legal patent issues into actionable intelligence for RPX executives and clients. Patent Analysis research supports initiatives in defensive portfolio acquisitions, prior art validity actions, and advisory services. The positions in Patent Analysis require a deep and broad knowledge of specific technology sectors.
As a Senior Patent Engineer, you will analyze patent claims and related materials in view of legal, technological, and business environments to understand the technical merit and patent quality of individual patent portfolios. Your main responsibility is to distill a body of analysis and research into a concise, clear, and actionable assessment to both technical and non-technical audiences. This position reports in to the Director of Patent Analysis and is located in San Francisco, CA.
This position is based in San Francisco, CA. Remote or contract opportunities are not available for this role.
About this role
Assess numerous engineering and legal factors to extract patent value proposition
Draw on detailed knowledge of relevant technologies, companies, and industries
Identify the products and services to which a patent claim relates
Explain complex technical issues to nontechnical audiences
Isolate critical technical components of patents, products, and services
Learn and apply legal concepts related to patents including prosecution and litigation
Research timeliness of patents in support of validity challenges and prior art reports
Support analysis conclusions with research driven logic and confidence
Collaborate across the organization in-person and with virtual, global teams
Share assessment and communicate findings to relevant internal and external clients
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
Master's degree or Doctor of Philosophy viewed favorably
Patent Attorney or Agent viewed favorably
Minimum of 4 years’ experience with patent analysis and licensing engagements in explaining highly technical subject matter
Involvement in patent issues such as prosecution, litigation, and valuation viewed favorably
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates a shown history of success, ownership, and accountability
Service-minded and passionate about results with an ability to develop positive relationships
Capable of handling deadlines and conflicting priorities to deliver quality results
Motivated and focused with a willingness to pursue additional projects
Able to demonstrate good judgment
Highly focused, organized, and pay attention to details
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Technical Skills: Broad expertise in semiconductor process, integrated circuits design, computer and consumer electronics system architecture, and implementation of areas such as:
Semiconductor manufacturing (e.g., fabrication process, packaging, assembly, and test)
The Palo Alto office of Perkins Coie is seeking an associate with 2-4 years of experience to join its growing Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and patent prosecution experience at an AmLaw100 law firm. To be considered, you must have a degree in electrical engineering or computer science and must be admitted to the USPTO. California bar members strongly preferred.
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Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-4 years' experience in patent prosecution to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate must have an Electrical Engineering degree however, candidates with a Physics, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering degree and wireless communications or networking experience are encouraged to apply. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude, ability to engender client confidence, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. USPTO admission required along with state bar admission in PA or New Jersey. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V