Fish & Richardson P.C. is a leading global law firm practicing in the areas of intellectual property, litigation and technology law. We are seeking technical advisors to work in our domestic offices or remotely as independent contractors.
Technical advisors work side-by-side with other members of the firm’s legal staff and engage in all activities related to patent prosecution. Prosecution activities involve preparation of patent applications and subsequent interaction with the patent office, which can include significant interaction with both inventors and examiners at the patent office and provides exposure to many different clients and a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Daily tasks may involve meeting an inventor to learn about a new idea, reviewing pertinent background literature, drafting patent applications, or preparing correspondence with the patent office regarding scope or novelty of an idea. Technical advisors can take on significant levels of responsibility over time based on their technology background and the patent-related experience they gain at Fish.
Strong technical background in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Physics. Advanced degree and prior experience in patent prosecution are preferred. Excellent writing skills and academic credentials are required.
We are currently considering candidates for the following offices:
- New York
- Silicon Valley
- Twin Cities
- Washington, DC
We will consider candidates who wish to work remotely as independent contractors. Independent contractors must have prior industry and/or law firm experience and the proven ability to work independently. Must be available during regular business hours, occasionally attend in-office meetings, and visit client sites and the Patent Office, as needed.
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, transcripts and writing sample to Recruiting@fr.com. Please note work location preference in your cover letter.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: - Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Mass.; New York, New York; Silicon Valley, California; Twin Cities, Minnesota; Washington, DC