Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Allentown, Pa.

Design IP, a small intellectual property boutique law firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, seeks a patent attorney to join our thriving practice.  Candidates must demonstrate strong legal writing and analysis skills.  Ideal candidates will have a chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemistry degree and at least one year of patent preparation and prosecution experience.

We have a robust practice that includes a wide range of technical disciplines and a diverse client base, ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies.  Although patent preparation and prosecution will be an area of emphasis for this position, there will be opportunities to work in nearly all areas of intellectual property law, including trademark preparation and prosecution, IP opinions and agreements, IP transactions, an IP litigation.

Our attorneys choose their own work/life balance.  Our minimum billing expectation for full time attorneys is very reasonable – 1500 hours per year – and we are welcome experienced attorneys who prefer a flexible or part-time schedule.  Base salaries are based on expected billings and bonuses are paid on a percentage basis for additional billings.  We offer benefits including retirement, health insurance and disability.

We also offer the lifestyle benefits of the Lehigh Valley, including short commute times (less than 15 minutes for most of our attorneys), a reasonable cost of living, excellent public and parochial schools, close proximity to Philadelphia and New York, and minor league hockey and baseball teams.  This is a great place to live and raise a family.

If you are interested in joining our team, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample in confidence to An example of patent applications or issued patents 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.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania