Patent Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is looking for local patent attorneys with 1-5 years’ experience to join our patent prosecution team. HFZ represents clients in a wide variety of industries and technologies including the automotive, aerospace, electronics, software, Internet, e-commerce, wireless and cloud technology sectors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, biomedical instrumentation and consumer goods, process technologies and digital signal processing industries, media and process control technologies, amongst others. This full-time position has a billable hour requirement of 1850 hours with a year-end bonus potential.


  •  1-5 years of patent prosecution experience
  •  Admitted to USPTO
  •  Registered attorney
  •  Previous work focused primarily on drafting and prosecuting patent applications and office action responses
  •  Excellent academic credentials in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
    Benefits of working with HFZ:
  •  Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and strong benefits package
  •  Excellent work/life balance
  •  HFZ works with many Fortune 500 technology companies and three of the top twenty-five patent producing companies in the US
  •  Exposure to a wide variety of technologies and clients
  •  Team environment
  •  Small Firm environment with an Open-door Policy allowing easy access to senior attorneys and managing Partners
  •  Non-Equity/Equity Partnership consideration after a total of seven years’ work experience, two years of which must be with HFZ.
    Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is committed to diversity as a core value of the firm. HFZ is an Equal Opportunity/ M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.

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Please provide us with your resume, transcripts from both your engineering and law schools, a cover letter and a sample of a granted patent or office action response you drafted.

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