Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Atlanta, GA or Remote

Perilla Knox & Hildebrandt LLP (PKH) is a dynamic and forward-thinking law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in intellectual property law. We are renowned for our commitment to delivering high-quality legal services to our clients. Our fast-growing team is composed of passionate and experienced attorneys who excel in patent litigation, patent prosecution, and trademark law. We are seeking a talented and motivated Patent Litigation Associate to join our growing team, ideally someone local to Atlanta. Exceptional candidates will be considered for a remote position.

Job Description:

As a Patent Litigation Associate at PKH, you will have the opportunity to work on challenging cases in the field of intellectual property law. Your role will involve supporting senior attorneys in handling patent litigation matters, providing legal counsel to clients, and contributing to our team's success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Case Management: Manage and assist in all aspects of patent litigation cases, including legal research, drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery requests, and participating in trial preparation.
  • Legal Research: Conduct in-depth legal research and analysis on various patent law issues, including patent validity, infringement, and other related matters.
  • Client Communication: Build and maintain strong client relationships by providing strategic legal advice and regular case updates.
  • Court Appearances: Appear in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative bodies, such as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to represent our clients in patent litigation proceedings.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with other attorneys, paralegals, and support staff to ensure the successful resolution of cases.
  • Client Development: Assist in business development efforts, including networking and expanding client relationships.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the bar in Georgia or other suitable jurisdiction.
  • 2+ years of patent litigation experience.
  • Strong understanding of patent law and intellectual property litigation procedures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional research and analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A strong work ethic and dedication to delivering top-notch legal services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with patent prosecution or patent portfolio management.
  • Technical background in a relevant field such as engineering or the sciences.
  • Experience with post-grant proceedings (e.g., IPRs) before the USPTO.
  • Prior experience in client development and marketing.

Please submit your resume and any additional relevant materials via LinkedIn or email to with the subject line "Patent Litigation Associate Application - [Your Name]."

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Atlanta, GA or Remote