Patent Prosecution Associate / Patent Agent – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert and Berghoff LLP (MBHB), a leading patent-focused intellectual property law firm based in downtown Chicago, is seeking Patent Prosecution Associates or Patent Agents with training/experience in AI & machine learning and strong Computer Science credentials.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and able to organize a workload independently while collaborating with others on projects. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate comfortably with clients and firm personnel. Also helpful is a flexible and proactive approach to tasks and client demands, as well as the ability to thrive and react quickly and positively in a fast-paced environment.

Preference will be given to candidates with a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science. Candidates with other technical degrees who have a strong background in computer science, software development, and machine learning will also be considered.

Associates and Patent Agents at MBHB enjoy a highly competitive salary, bonus program and a comprehensive benefits package. MBHB prioritizes professional development with mentoring and robust programming that includes skills training and relevant CLE courses. Additional perks include an attorney lounge as well as workout facilities on site. The firm also sponsors various social events for attorneys, patent agents and staff throughout the year.

To learn more about life at MBHB as a legal professional, please visit the Careers section of our website (

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) is an intellectual property law firm focusing on the intellectual property needs of technology-driven companies. The firm's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.

MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Apply online by visiting this link: Please provide all transcripts (undergrad through law school) and a writing sample.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois