MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP is looking for a local or remote, full-time or part-time patent professional to prepare and prosecute patent applications, draft opinions, and provide IP counseling for our clients, which include many Fortune 500 companies.
MH2 offers an innovative, transparent, production-derived salary, bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes 401(k) matching. Our attorneys and agents enjoy a work/life balance that they set for themselves, working as much or as little as they want. Some of our associates earn more than $250,000, while others are happy working and earning less. Our professionals are directly responsible for, and interact directly with, our clients and the USPTO, with the expert support of our highly experienced staff and the latest technologies. We encourage, support, and train our professionals in client development and pay bonuses for successful efforts. We help each other out all the time, as we practice in a collegial team environment.
MH2 currently seeks a patent attorney or agent with a background in software, computers, and/or electrical engineering. Candidates must have a technical degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields, and 2+ years of recent preparation and prosecution experience with software-related technologies. Candidates must require minimal training. Patent examiner experience or prior job experience as a software developer are a plus.
Contact Interested professionals should send a cover letter, a resume, and two writing samples (a software-related patent application and a software-related office action response) to email@example.com. We are an equal opportunity employer and we support workplace diversity. For more information, visit our website at www.mh2law.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia or telecommute
Jefferson IP Law, a fifteen patent lawyer/patent agent law firm, is seeking a full time paralegal/legal assistant to work directly with senior partners and international clients in intellectual property matters. College degree, outstanding academic achievement, attention to details, highly-organized, analytical skills, strong writing and proofreading skills, and the ability to work independently are a must. Experience is preferred but open to entry-level recent college graduates. Healthcare, 401(k), life insurance, STD, LTD insurance, fringe benefits, etc.
Contact To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Michael Shin at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not respond if you are a third party.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Boutique IP law firm in Northern Colorado seeks to hire a patent attorney. Santangelo Law Offices is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a city regularly ranked as a top place to live and work. Since 1991, the firm has served a broad and diverse client base from across the United States. Santangelo Law Offices is looking for a patent attorney interested in patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, and client counseling. We are a close-knit office that values hard work while respecting a positive work-life balance. Candidates must have a strong academic resume and preferably be admitted to practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. New graduates and attorneys with up to 6 years' experience will be considered.
Contact Please send resumes, college and law school transcripts, and a cover letter to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Stevens and Showalter, LLP is a growing patent law boutique seeking a law clerk, patent attorney or patent agent with a background in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. The firm is located in a South Dayton, Ohio suburb (Centerville/Washington Township) within a short drive of Northern Cincinnati suburbs for those having a desire to live in Cincinnati.
Responsibilities will include patent application preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, drafting clearance/invalidity opinions, client counseling, and other patent related projects. Salary is competitive with similar patent firms in the area and can grow quickly depending on work quality and production. Partnership opportunities will become available to a candidate that fits in well with the other firm attorneys and provides excellent work product. The Firm’s work atmosphere is very collegial and the dress code is casual.
Studebaker & Brackett PC, a growing patent firm located in Tysons, VA, a short walk from the Greensboro Metro Station/Silver Line, seeks a qualified, experienced patent attorney having a Ph.D. or M.S. in chemistry for primarily handling patent preparation, prosecution and opinion work. Candidates must reside in the DC Metro area, be registered to practice before the USPTO, and have at least seven years of patent prosecution experience. Candidates with original patent application drafting experience and client relations experience are preferred.
We offer a collaborative professional environment and a competitive benefits package.
Faegre Baker Daniels' thriving Intellectual Property practice is actively seeking a patent agent or technical specialist with a degree in Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering in our Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, or Silicon Valley offices. The responsibilities will involve all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, while providing an opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential and a technical background in Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials and professional recommendations. FaegreBD offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.
Contact If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please submit an on-line application including a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript, and a writing sample to www.faegrebd.com/careers.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; Minneapolis, Minnesota; or Silicon Valley, California
Associates with a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science. MBHB is particularly interested in people with software development experience or advanced CS degrees.
Associates with a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. MBHB is particularly interested in people with a focus on antenna design, wave theory, or signal processing.
Technical Advisors or Patent Agents with undergraduate, masters, or Ph.D. degrees in CS or EE as listed above (or who are candidates for such degrees).
MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
Holland & Hart is looking to bring in exceptional EE patent attorneys with 1-4 years of experience, for our dynamic, growing electronics and computer patent practice. We represent some of the largest and most innovative technology companies in the world, and have a unique, collaborative environment focused on excellence, teamwork, and work/life balance.
Requirements: Applicants should have a strong academic record in both undergraduate and law school and a degree in electrical engineering (although stellar Physics/CS candidates will be considered). Wireless communications experience is very desirable. Industry experience and/or large firm experience a plus. Collaboration is a core part of our success, so we are seeking team players who want be a part of one of the finest EE patent groups in the country. The positions are open for our Boulder, Boise, Denver or Salt Lake City office. Please apply online. Should you have issues with the online application form, please contact Michelle Stoeckel, Recruiting Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org Holland & Hart LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.
BASF is seeking a Counsel, I.P. or Senior Patent Agent. Responsibilities include managing a global patent portfolio in line with the Global IP Strategy, including:
Obtain robust patent protection for critical technologies and products with limited to no supervision.
Act as IP project leader for individual research projects, global business units, and operating divisions; identify and articulate opportunities for patent protection; and develop, advocate, and implement patent strategies.
Lead patent portfolio reviews with business units and operating divisions.
Independently draft, file, and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO, including conducting examiner interviews and negotiations with the agency, with limited or no supervision.
Directly manage and provide detailed filing and prosecution instructions and drafts to U.S. and foreign patent counsel.
Prepare and manage the patent portfolio budget, aligning with business unit and operating division goals, and proactively seeking cost saving measures without compromising quality or patent scope.
Conduct competitive analysis of patent portfolios with a detailed understanding of BASF products and technical developments.
Provide training on IP issues to R&D and business colleagues.
Provide patentability advice with limited to no supervision, conduct (under direction and supervision of counsel) analyses, including infringement and validity assessments, and perform landscape analyses.
Support patent-related due diligence for commercial transactions, such as collaborations and licensing.
Effectively communicate with IP colleagues, businesses (e.g., IP Managers, management, R&D) in Germany and other global sites at all levels in the organization, regarding patent matters, departmental and overall BASF processes, and to proactively address other concerns.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Arts or a related discipline; advanced degree preferred.
A minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience on Intellectual Property and/or legal teams.
Registration before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
In-depth understanding of US patent law, and general knowledge of foreign patent laws, including Europe and Asia.
Self-starter as well as team player, working well with other patent practitioners and support staff.
Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
Ability to work effectively in a changing environment, prioritize demands, and use keen judgment.
Proficiency in working with intellectual asset management software (e.g., Anaqua), the USPTO Electronic Filing System (EFS), and PAIR.
Experience in the chemical industry, particularly related to catalysts (e.g. emission catalysts) and related devices.
Background in a corporate environment preferred, including experience working with various functional groups, building strong and enduring relationships.
Experience in intellectual property post-grant procedures and litigation.
Transactional and contract experience, particularly as it relates to protection of intellectual property and due diligence.
Practical laboratory experience in chemistry or a related field.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP, a prominent national law firm with over 640 attorneys in 22 cities, has an immediate need for an Intellectual Property Associate in our Cleveland, Ohio office. This position requires 2 + years of experience and an electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or chemical engineering background. Qualified candidates should have prosecution experience and can look forward to a practice that will include significant client contact and a diverse range of work, including analysis and opinion work, patent preparation and prosecution.
Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 80+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Chicago, Charleston, Denver, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. Additional Intellectual Property Associate opportunities are also available and can be viewed on our website at http://www.dinsmore.com/careers/openings/.
*NOTE* – Dinsmore is not utilizing search agencies to fill this position.
Vertiv, a $4.5B multinational technology corporation, is seeking an intellectual property lawyer to assume worldwide responsibility for Vertiv’s patent litigation, patent portfolio and other intellectual property assets. The successful candidate will report to the General Counsel and will own all aspects of Vertiv’s intellectual property matters, including:
Patent and other IP litigation
Patent and trade mark maintenance
Trade Secret, copyright and confidential information protection
Domain name maintenance and protection
M&A support from an IP perspective
Contractual support from an IP perspective
Internal education and controls over IP protection
Vertiv is based in Columbus, Ohio and has a presence in virtually every developed economy in the World. This is a fantastic opportunity for an IP lawyer to take the reins and organize, develop and run the intellectual property function in a multinational organization. Minimum requirements are:
Six years’ experience at a recognized, well reputed IP law firm or the IP division of a large law firm, including significant patent litigation experience
A member of a US state bar in good standing and current membership of the US patent bar
An ability to travel nationally and internationally as the position requires
A move to Columbus, Ohio is preferred but not a job requirement
Lane Powell PC is seeking a Senior Patent Associate/Agent to advise clients on patent prosecution, opinion work, and related services. The ideal candidate will have 4-7+ years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the medical device, biotech, and software and electrical arts. A candidate with medical device experience is a plus. The candidate will be part of an integrated team that is passionate about partnering with clients to build strategically focused patent portfolios. Strong candidates will have excellent client service and technical writing skills along with an ability to independently run projects, mentor junior team members, and be part of a highly-functioning team.
Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., an Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with three to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering with substantial experience drafting patent applications in the computer and software related fields with trademark experience being a plus, though not required. The ideal candidate will have sufficient portable business to occupy at least 25%, but not more than 50% of the attorney’s time.
RMSC² is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis.
Contact Please email your resume to: email@example.com, and please visit our website. RMSC² is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC² does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation discussion will happen at interview.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: McLean, Virginia
Potomac Law Group is seeking a Patent Attorney or Agent. Primary roles/responsibilities include patent application preparation and prosecution. EE or equivalent required. Potomac is a virtual firm but we communicate frequently via videoconference and have regular face-to-face meetings. Bring your expertise to a firm that understands the importance of work-life balance with ample and competent staff to share the workload. Our firm’s culture attracts intelligent, professional and hard-working individuals who pride themselves on their work and enjoy it as well. Our current team members left big law and are happy here because their lifestyles improved. Our professionals work from home and have flexible hours. Candidates from the DC region are greatly preferred but we can stretch for an exceptional candidate. Standards here are high. If your resume has multiple job jumps, please explain the transitions.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Patent Agent with 2-4 years of experience. Qualified candidates must have substantial experience in drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications for software-related inventions, excellent writing skills. Remote working arrangement is available. A degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Physics is preferred. Candidates must be registered to practice before the USPTO. The position has no geographic restrictions such that a remote working arrangement is available.
Contact Qualified candidates should apply through the link below. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample. All questions should be directed to Kerri S. Haley, Recruiting & Development Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia or telecommute
The Denver office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate attorney (law school class of 2014, 2015, or 2016) to join its nationally-ranked Patent Litigation group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, a willingness and ability to master complex technologies, strong writing skills, and at least one year of patent litigation experience. Candidates with a technical background are preferred, although other backgrounds will be considered.
Mintz Levin is looking for a Patent Agent in the high tech area to join our Intellectual Property practice in our Boston office.
Patent Agents work under the supervision and guidance of senior associates and partners in our Intellectual Property section and perform a variety of patent-related activities, primarily in the areas of patent preparation and prosecution.
Bachelor of Science or higher degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related field of study.
Two to three years of law firm experience; admission to the USPTO required.
Must be detail oriented; possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to verbally present scientific concepts, terms, and discoveries to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists.
Contact Please apply via the online portal and select High Tech Patent Agent (EE/CS), here: http://www.mintz.com/careers(updated). Please include a resume, cover letter, and writing sample for your application.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Seattle Genetics is seeking a Director/Sr. Director, Intellectual Property to work in its Bothell, Washington offices. The is a senior level attorney position in the IP function of the Legal Affairs team at Seattle Genetics, with wide-ranging responsibilities uniquely available in a successful, growth phase biotechnology company. The position includes responsibility for helping to build global intellectual property portfolios through strategic procurement and management of IP rights, as well as providing people leadership.
The individual in this position will have accountability for strategic oversight of discrete functional patent areas (e.g. a therapeutic program or initiative), including driving strategic direction and overseeing workload and resource allocation.
Providing clear, informed and sophisticated counseling to clients in all phases of drug research, development, commercialization and manufacturing, and in business development, portfolio and lifecycle management and commercialization activities
Rendering legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity and freedom to operate; preparation, prosecution, maintenance and/or defense of US and foreign patent filings and patent office administrative actions (e.g. inter partes reviews, oppositions)
Directly and indirectly conducting due diligence assessments and counseling, including risk evaluation and mitigation
Supporting intellectual property-related transactional matters (including MTAs, CDAs, research collaborations, and licensing agreements)
Serving as a trusted advisor and partner to the business in navigating an evolving business and legal landscape
Managing attorneys/agents/paralegals directly or in a matrix managing setting
The successful candidate is someone who enjoys being part of a high functioning team in an innovation-driven entrepreneurial environment committed to improving the lives of people with cancer.
10+ years of experience in biopharma patent prosecution and counseling in a biopharma corporate and/or law firm setting
Admission to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office
An advanced degree in biological sciences or chemistry is required; Ph.D. preferred
A United States law degree (JD) is required
Agreement and transactional experience is desired, but not required
Track record of success in managing attorneys/agents/paralegals
Strategic Patent Expert: In a high stakes and dynamic patent environment, you are able to earn the confidence of your clients by counseling them effectively with agility and sophistication
Influential Communicator and Collaborative Relationship Builder: In a growing company, you are able to provide legal advice and counsel effectively across a range of audiences and build collaborations with R&D and business teams
Adaptive and Results-Oriented People Leader: In a fast-paced and evolving environment, you are able to drive for results by coaching others, balancing competing priorities and multitasking with ease, and work effectively both independently and within team settings
Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking a patent associate. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.
Successful applicants will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.
The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software, electrical or mechanical areas.
Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.
Admission into a state bar and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are preferred. All technical backgrounds will be considered. Post-graduate scientific degrees are a plus.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous merit-based and hours-based bonus program, 401(k) eligibility, team-based work environment and other benefits.
McNeill Baur PLLC, a certified woman-owned biotech and pharma-focused IP boutique, has a unique opportunity for a technical specialist or patent agent. Primary responsibilities include drafting applications, responses to office actions for US and foreign applications, and supporting attorneys in the technical aspects of opinions and other counseling projects.
Successful technical specialist candidates must have a PhD in a life science discipline from a superior institution. Patent agent candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO, and we have a strong preference for candidates with PhD in a life science discipline. We will also give preference to patent agent candidates with at least 3-5 years of experience. We will consider candidates for both part-time and full-time positions. The successful candidate will support partners in multiple locations and must be comfortable working independently.
McNeill Baur has been recognized as the 2017 IP Firm to Watch by LMG Life Sciences, recommended by LMG Life Sciences in the patent prosecution and patent strategy and management categories, and named 2016 and 2017 IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). Our attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their field, through individual accolades and by our clients who entrust us with their most important patent matters. McNeill Baur has also been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
Competitive salary. 401K plan with generous matching component.
McNeill Baur PLLC does not accept resumes through search firms or other third parties. We only accept resumes directly from candidates who are interested in joining our firm.
Contact Please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, desired hours per year, and a portfolio listing US patents or published applications that you have drafted and/or prosecuted to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, or Georgia