Senior Legal Editor, Patent Litigation – Large Corporation – Flexible Location

Practical Law US is seeking an experienced patent litigation attorney to work on patent resources for our Intellectual Property & Technology Service.

The attorney will:

  • Conceptualize, draft and edit original legal know-how materials, including practice notes, annotated standard-form documents and transactional checklists for online and print publication.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external law firm contributors.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to plan and lead product demonstrations, webinars and in-person continuing legal education seminars for current and potential subscribers.
  • Assist with the development of special projects undertaken by Thomson Reuters and Practical Law.
  • Organize and conduct webinars on topics of interest to attorneys practicing in the patent area, and assist with marketing initiatives and sales demonstrations.
  • Write and edit content for Practical Law's companion magazine, Practical Law The Journal.
  • Develop relationships with law firm attorneys, in-house counsel and industry groups to ensure that the patent litigation content is topical and meets their needs.


Candidates should have at least the following skills and experience:

  • J.D.
  • At least eight years’ experience working as a patent litigator in a law firm, with expertise in patent and other intellectual property law and practice.
  • A good understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm and in-house counsel and the legal market.
  • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
    • very close attention to detail;
    • impressive command of grammar, punctuation and plain English;
    • strong technical drafting skills; and
    • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • Expertise in all aspects of patent litigation and federal practice and procedure is required, optimally including:
    • pre-suit investigations;
    • drafting patent litigation documents, such as pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses, proposed jury instructions, and trial and appellate briefs;
    • Markman briefing and hearings;
    • taking and defending depositions;
    • working with expert witnesses;
    • arguing motions and/or other applications before a court; and
    • preparing for and litigating at trial.
  • Significant practice experience in one or more of the following areas is helpful:
    • Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings;
    • ITC Section 337 proceedings;
    • Hatch-Waxman ANDA or biosimilar litigation; and/or
    • Patent prosecution and strategic counseling.

To apply, please send your resume and a paragraph summary of your relevant experience for this position to:

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Flexible location