Senior Patent Counsel – Small Corporation – Washington, D.C.

Unified Patents is growing its legal team, and is seeking an experienced registered patent attorney with Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) andpost-grant petition (IPR, PGR, and CBM), reexamination, and other administrative drafting and litigation experience, preferably with a background in electrical engineering or computer science and experience with codec, coding, cryptography, compression, or other algorithmic subject matter. Former patent examination experience is a plus; clerking experience is a plus; familiarity with ongoing cases post-SAS Institutes is a plus. Strong preference for candidates located in the Washington, DC area.

Expected duties include:

  • Managing patent office proceedings, outside counsel
  • Drafting, filing, and litigating patent office proceedings, in particular, inter partes reviews
  • Conducting depositions, oral hearings, appellate practice, and litigation
  • Support senior patent attorneys and management in ongoing matters
  • Support docketing, e-filing and other IP functions
  • Editing work product of outside counsel and colleagues
  • Amicus curiae drafting and support; comment drafting and support
  • Legal writing and other various legal duties


  • Experience with PTAB proceedings, including drafting petitions, filing, litigating before the Board, and deposition experience required.
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office required.
  • Bar passage required.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment required.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills required.
  • Three-to-six years of experience practicing before the Board preferred.
  • Patent Office examination experience preferred.
  • Experience with algorithmic, codec, and other code-based subject matter preferred.
  • Appellate experience preferred.
  • Clerking experience preferred.
  • EE or CS undergraduate degree required.
  • MS, MA, or PhD preferred.
  • Location in DC (or ability to relocate) strongly preferred.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Washington, D.C.