Patent Counsel – Bilingual Japanese/English – Law Firm – Open to any office location in CA, DC, NY or WA.

Knobbe Martens, a prominent IP law firm, seeks motivated candidates to join our team. Applicants must have a strong interest in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution to assist in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. This is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other similar technical field and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school with a GPA of 3.0 or above. A graduate degree is desired, but not necessary. Candidates must be bilingual in both Japanese and English languages, preferably with experience as a Japanese patent attorney or working with a Japanese law firm. At least three years of patent prosecution experience is desired. Strong Japanese interpersonal skills and business etiquette are essential because the candidate will be expected to maintain, strengthen and build relationships with key Japanese clients and potential clients. Candidates must have superior technical writing skills and be willing to engage in business development activities, including seminars, client social interactions and international travel. If you are forward focused and ready for a challenge, apply online at


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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Open to any office location in CA, DC, NY or WA.