Schneider Rothman IP Law Group, a small Boca Raton, Florida IP firm, seeks smart, entrepreneurial, patent-barred attorney. But first, a warning: This job is definitely not for everyone.
Look elsewhere if:
- You are looking for a big firm. We are two lawyers who used to work at big firms, but we like small much better and do not plan to grow much bigger than 3 lawyers any time soon. A firm our size requires you to be open to doing everything from typing your own work product to refilling the printer with paper. “No job too big or too small” should be your motto. “No Prima donnas” should be our motto.
- You are not a lawyer and are not admitted to the patent bar. We need a patent-barred lawyer, not a patent agent. We love patent agents, really we do, but we need a patent lawyer. If you are a lawyer and have the qualifications to sit for the patent bar we will consider you, but we would really prefer it if you can hit the ground running.
- You have oodles and oodles of experience prosecuting patent applications. Some experience is necessary, even if it is fairly limited, but this is not a position for someone with 100’s of applications under their belt, or someone who has been an examiner for years and years and is looking to make a break.
- You are not already living in South Florida or you are unwilling to relocate here immediately. We are in Boca Raton, Florida, and we are not moving. Also, while we love the idea of virtual law firms, for you to get the most out of this position, and for us to get the benefit of your talents, you need to be here, where we are. Not there, wherever you are.
- You are not 100% confident of your research and writing skills, and have the experience to prove it. You will be doing more than just filing patents, you will also be assisting us with our federal court infringement litigation practice, which requires heavy duty research and writing and the ability to deliver clear, concise and convincing prose in short order day in and day out.
- You are not admitted to practice in Florida, New York or D.C. If you are admitted in either New York or D.C. but you are not admitted to practice in Florida, you should either be well on your way to being admitted or in a position to get admitted very quickly. If you have not already looked at what is required for admission in Florida, you are already behind the eight ball and should seriously consider whether you want to take another bar exam and go through the Florida background check process before sending us your resume.
- You are not interested in learning a lot. If you think you know a lot already, that’s great, as long as you don’t think you know everything there is to know about IP. This is a position for someone who wants to learn, get experience, and grow as an IP lawyer.
- You do not absolutely love intellectual property. We love IP. We find it challenging and stimulating every day of the week. If you love IP but don’t love your current job, that’s fine. But if you are not sure whether IP is really for you, don’t bother.
- You have no sense of humor. "Did you hear the one about the extroverted patent lawyer? When he talks to you he looks at YOUR shoes!" We don’t look at shoes very much unless someone has infringed our client’s footwear patent because jokes are hard to tell if you are looking down at your shoes. Not everybody gets it. You should.
Salary depends on experience, but if you have lots of six figure experience we probably cannot afford you. Five figure experience works best for us. EOE and all that jazz.
Apply by sending a) your resume, b) your writing sample, and c) why you satisfy each of the conditions above, by email to Joel Rothman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach a) and b) to the email in PDF and write c) in the body of the email in no more than 500 words. Do not call please. We are busy. We will call or email you.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boca Raton, Florid