Junior Associate Attorney – Large Law Firm – Frankfurt, Germany / Chicago, IL

Leydig, Voit & Mayer is seeking a junior associate patent attorney. Successful candidates will be a U.S. Attorney registered to practice in at least one state and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates should also have a demonstrated track record of academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills, and a scientific or engineering degree (mechanical or electrical engineering preferred). German language ability is a benefit, but not required, as the working language of the office is in English.

As an associate at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, you will experience a collegial and supportive environment in which your technical knowledge is challenged and your legal skills improved. Some of the activities in which you may be involved are: patent prosecution, analysis and preparation of patent opinions, drafting of technology licensing agreements and related transactions; and support of litigation, administrative reviews, petitions and appeals. Accordingly, preferred candidates will have experience in at least some of these areas. If desired, an initial orientation period of up to several months in one of Leydig’s U.S. offices is possible. Also, given the complications posed by the current pandemic, accommodations can be made for temporary remote work.

Leydig, Voit, and Mayer is a U.S. law firm, based in Chicago, Illinois. The firm has been at the forefront of intellectual property law for more than 100 years and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all areas of intellectual property practice, including holding a Tier 1 ranking in Patent Law from U.S. News and World Report. The firm is committed to mentoring and associate development, and offers an open-door environment in which you can seek assistance from anyone in the firm and benefit from the experience of others. Associate compensation begins at $160,000 and is adjusted based on experience and qualifications. Additionally, associates based in the Frankfurt office receive additional travel benefits for travel back to the U.S.

Leydig, Voit & Mayer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Apply online at: lawcareers@leydig.com

Include: cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position; resume; writing sample(s), preferably relevant to patents (e.g., office action responses, appeal briefs, etc.); and uncertified copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Frankfurt, Germany/Chicago, IL