Patent Attorney(s) – Law Firm – Hybrid, can be based out of Seattle, Spokane, Portland, New York, D.C.

Foster Garvey is looking to expand its patent prosecution practice and is looking to hire an attorney or a group of attorneys interested in helping grow the firm and their practice. Foster Garvey is seeking candidates at a principal level that would do work for existing clients and bring a portable book of business to the firm. Experience working across areas such as mechanical, electrical, and food technology preferred. This position includes extensive interaction with in-house attorneys, investors, and firm attorneys. The person(s) hired in this position would represent clients seeking to enforce patents, as well as those defending against claims of patent infringement.

Foster Garvey’s patent attorneys actively represent clients in both contemporary and traditional proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We collaborate with plaintiffs to develop effective strategies to stop infringement as soon as possible and obtain damages for past violations. We work on behalf of defendants to narrow the asserted patent’s claims construction and undermine the validity to stop infringement. Our patent attorneys have experience across all areas of patent office litigation including inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business methods, and ex parte reexamination.

At Foster Garvey, you will work alongside attorneys and staff motivated by excellent client service. You will find resources and mentors to help you grow professionally and work with a team that values everyone’s contributions. As a member of the Foster Garvey team, you will work in a culture that is collaborative and collegial. You will be encouraged, and have opportunities, to work on public service matters.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Foster Garvey that are integrated into the firm’s culture and the way we do business. Guiding Foster Garvey’s actions in these important areas is the Opportunity & Progress Council (OPC), which establishes and executes the firm’s strategic initiatives aimed at breaking down institutional and cultural barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and creating a shared environment where everyone can do their best work together.

The successful candidate(s) will have:

  • A portable book of business
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in IP and patent prosecution work
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills
  • A client-oriented approach to practice
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, including with legal support staff
  • Demonstrated interest in giving back to the communities in which we live and work
  • License to practice law in Washington, Oregon, New York States or Washington, D.C. (or the ability to waive into practice in one of the areas)
  • Candidates based in the Seattle, Spokane, Portland, New York, and Washington D.C. areas will be considered.

Foster Garvey values diversity and is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political ideology, familial relationships, or status in any other legally protected group.

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Interested candidates who meet the qualifications should submit their resume, cover letter, reference sheet, and writing sample through our Careers Portal webpage. If you need assistance with the application process or have questions about the position, please contact Georgia Woodruff, Director of Legal Talent and Professional Development, at

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Hybrid, can be based out of Seattle, Spokane, Portland, New York, D.C.