Junior Attorney – Law Firm – Frankfurt, Germany (U.S. Firm)

Leydig, Voit & Mayer is seeking a U.S. patent attorney with 1–4 years of experience to be an associate in its Frankfurt, Germany office.

Successful candidates will be authorized to practice in at least one state of the United States and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills, and a mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or physics degree. German language proficiency is a plus, but not required, as the working language of the office is English.

As an associate at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, you will experience a collegial and supportive environment that challenges your technical knowledge and improves your legal skills. Typical work activities include: U.S. patent prosecution, analysis and preparation of patent opinions, drafting agreements related to technology licensing and associated transactions; and support of litigation, administrative reviews, petitions, and appeals. Preferred candidates will have experience in at least some of these areas.

Leydig, Voit, and Mayer is a U.S. law firm with offices throughout the United States, as well as international offices in Germany and China. 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. Associate compensation begins at $160,000 and is adjusted based on experience and qualifications. Additionally, associates based in the Frankfurt office receive an ex-pat package, including additional travel benefits for travel back to the U.S.

Leydig offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

As a provider of legal services to U.S. government agencies, Leydig participates in the E-Verify program.

Candidate submissions for the Frankfurt associate position should be e-mailed to lawcareers@leydig.com and include: a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position; your resume; at least one writing sample, preferably relevant to patents (e.g., Office Action responses, appeal briefs, etc.); and certified or uncertified copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts, as well as graduate school transcripts if applicable.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Frankfurt, Germany (U.S. Firm)