Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a patent agent or technical writer with a EE degree and a background in integrated circuit design to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group.
Patent agent candidates should have at least 3 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the area of “integrated circuit layout and design.” Technical writer candidates should have an advanced degree in EE and significant experience preparing technical documents describing integrated circuit design and layout processes and structures. For all candidates, industry work experience designing integrated circuits and fluency in speaking, reading and writing Mandarin is a plus.
Ideal candidate will have excellent technical and legal writing skills, strong technical and legal analytical skills, strong academic credentials, significant experience preparing patent applications or technical documents concerning integrated circuit design and layout, ability to effectively communicate with clients and inventors, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate will also need to produce at least 3 writing samples of published applications or technical documents directed to integrated circuit design and layout. We will also consider candidates for our D.C., Philadelphia, Silicon Valley or San Francisco offices for this position. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria should not apply. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Oliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking Patent Attorneys with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related fields for the Alexandria office.
Applicants should have at least two years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm. Patent drafting experience is required. Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice. Competitive salary and benefits package. Oliff PLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com for consideration.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Nixon & Vanderhye P.C. is seeking an Associate or Patent Agent. Successful candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as excellent writing/analytic skills, preferably with prosecution experience related to medical devices and/or textiles. Candidate must be fluent in all manner of detailed mechanical and design speak, e.g., cross sections, elevation views, materials science, dynamic movement, etc. Candidates will have 2-4 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, preferably open to travel.
Contact To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified candidates should forward their resume including salary requirement, as well as undergraduate and law school transcripts and two writing samples (e.g., amendment/published patent application) in confidence.
Additional Info Employer Type: Other Job Location: Arlington, Virginia
Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. seeks one (1) electrical and one (1) chemical patent attorney, patent agent, or technical advisor. Applicants must have 2 years of experience and an undergraduate degree in an applicable field, and preferably have an advanced degree such as a PhD, LLM, or JD.
The chemical position requires a background in chemical engineering, such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, solid-state chemistry, biomolecular chemistry, electrochemistry, and/or industrial chemistry. Specific areas of expertise could include semiconductors, organic and inorganic chemical products, pharmaceutical chemistry, materials science, compositions, catalysts, polymer chemistry, nanomaterials, etc. In addition, the ability to work on prosecution of mechanical patent applications would be beneficial.
The electrical position requires a background in electrical engineering. Specific areas of expertise could include electrical circuits, semiconductor devices, computers, data processing, transistors, active solid-state devices, control systems, electrical resistors, electrophotography, energy storage, radiant energy, nanotechnologies, optics, sensors, signal and image processing, etc.
Job duties include drafting applications, drafting claim amendments, preparing responses to office actions including addressing 35 USC 101, 112, 102, and 103 rejections, preparing appeal documents such as appeal briefs, reply briefs, etc., conducting interviews with Examiners, preparing opinions, reviewing outgoing client correspondence and USPTO submissions, complying with USPTO and MGIP rules and regulations, and other projects on an as-needed basis.
Contact Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. We are located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Applicant will preferably work on-site in our Fairfax office, but a remote position could be considered for the ideal candidate.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, P.C. provides client counseling in the field of intellectual property law, including the electrical, mechanical, chemical, biotechnology, electronic, wireless technology, design, and other fields. Most of our attorneys have science or technical degrees, and many have experience working in industry. In addition, a number of our attorneys worked as patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office before practicing law.
We provide legal services to large domestic and foreign corporations and to a wide range of mid-sized and start-up organizations. Our technical, business, and legal experience allows us to assist our clients in obtaining protection for their intellectual property in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The General Counsel’s Organization of American Express is seeking a hard-working, highly-motivated and creative patent attorney. The attorney will join the Intellectual Property Law and Strategy (IPLS) practice group as Associate Counsel - Patents, and report to the Chief IP Counsel. The IPLS is the legal function that handles intellectual property issues across the company world-wide, including patent filing and prosecution, patent litigation and intellectual property due diligence to support M&A and other commercial transactions.
The attorney in this position will work with clients across multiple functional areas to strategically protect the company’s intellectual property interests. The work will include client counseling; managing patent preparation and prosecution; rendering legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity and freedom to operate; advising on intellectual property aspects of agreements; and, as needed, supporting patent litigation, due diligence reviews and intellectual property related transactional work.
Partner with management and colleagues to develop, implement and execute policies and practices that drive a proactive, business oriented IP program
Provide clear, actionable and business-savvy intellectual property advice to business clients engaged in product development and innovation
Build the company’s patent portfolio through strategic patent preparation and prosecution
Managing patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by working directly with the inventor community and outside patent prosecution counsel to ensure high quality patent applications for strategically important inventions
Collaborating on the invention disclosure review process to help ensure that the best inventions are identified and patented
Collaborating with business and technical teams in invention mining sessions and patent education sessions
Educate clients on important intellectual property issues and forge strong client relationships that leverage opportunities to identify, create and protect valuable intellectual property
Manage intellectual property risk, including overseeing freedom-to-operate analyses and rendering opinions with respect to patent infringement and validity
Provide support, as needed, on intellectual property due diligence for strategic transactions, intellectual property litigation, and intellectual property related transactional work
Participate as team member, offering thought leadership for cross-subject matter practice group issues and projects
Are you ready for the challenge?
B.S. degree and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science
J.D. from a highly respected law school and admission to a state bar
Admission to practice before the USPTO
At least 3 years of patent attorney experience with reputable, highly rated law firms and/or financial services or technical companies
Excellent patent preparation and prosecution skills, with experience in managing patent prosecution
Comprehensive understanding of intellectual property case law, rules and regulations
Proficient in using the full suite of Microsoft Office programs
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands while maintaining high attention to detail and meeting deadlines
Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and persuasively, in both oral and written format
Ability to build relationships and partner with others to drive results
Capacity to be agile and pivot appropriately when challenged with new information or evolving circumstances
Exceptional interpersonal skills and collaborative work style
Effective oral and written communication skills; fits message to audience
Self-directed, highly motivated
Attention to detail
Great problem-solving skills
Well organized and resourceful
Strong professional drive
Excellent analytical and intellectual capabilities
Excellent relationship building, influencing and negotiating abilities
Location: 200 Vesey St, New York, NY 10080
Workplace Flexibility: Potential to work remotely part of the time based on current projects and team needs.
Travel: Little to none
Visa Sponsorship: Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.
Delivering extraordinary experiences to its customers and employees every day.
The success of American Express since its inception has been defined by its ability to innovate, evolve, disrupt, and take risks. What has remained constant throughout this history of transformation is our dedication to our customers, to our employees, and to the values on which American Express was built: integrity, quality, respect, and community.
Our open, creative, and collaborative culture is a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. So if you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.
Additional Info Employer Type: Large Corporation Job Location: New York, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; or Sunrise, Florida
General Counsel’s Organization:
Where great legal minds influence global business strategy.
Our mission is to protect and strengthen American Express through legal expertise and strategic advice that helps our business partners manage risk, identify opportunities, and deliver on the company’s promise of exceptional products and services. Given the dynamic nature of the global payments industry and the valued partnership between our team and the business, we see it as imperative to attract and develop talented people by:
Providing rich work experiences and opportunities for professional development; recognizing and rewarding those who drive and deliver results; and respecting and valuing diversity, integrity, and personal accountability
The Washington, DC office of Arent Fox is seeking a patent agent with at least one year of experience in patent prosecution and patent drafting, preferably in telecommunications technologies (e.g., 5G) and/or graphics/virtual reality-related technologies. Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in electrical engineering or computer science. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, excellent academic credentials, and a desire to excel in a challenging, fast-paced environment working on cutting-edge technology for patent-savvy clients. Undergraduate and graduate, if applicable, transcripts are required. Arent Fox LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Unified Patents is growing its legal team, and is seeking an experienced registered patent attorney with Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) andpost-grant petition (IPR, PGR, and CBM), reexamination, and other administrative drafting and litigation experience, preferably with a background in electrical engineering or computer science and experience with codec, coding, cryptography, compression, or other algorithmic subject matter. Former patent examination experience is a plus; clerking experience is a plus; familiarity with ongoing cases post-SAS Institutes is a plus. Strong preference for candidates located in the Washington, DC area.
“The work environment for attorneys at Jones Robb is excellent. It’s a collegial environment. The membership team is thoughtful and they are great communicators. The work is diverse, no two days are the same.” These thoughts were shared by an attorney during a recent employee survey conducted to test how well we are doing at leading and motivating our employees. What if you had the opportunity to learn and work on a variety of technologies in multiple industry sectors under the mentorship of different partners? Imagine being able to work with different clients, interacting in different ways to solve challenging problems and achieve different client-specific goals. Our attorneys know that working on the same type of work product, in the same discipline can lead to burn out in the patent world. We get it, which is why we are a diverse patent boutique firm with a strong mix of clients and projects, with a team-based approach to the delivery of our services.
Our technical expertise spans across a variety of engineering and computer science disciplines, in industry sectors such as automotive, data analytics/processing, biomedical devices, displays, energy, robotics, and telecommunications, to name a few.
If you have 5-10+ years of Patent Law experience in a client-centric environment, have a great attitude, exceptional attention to detail and follow through, can manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment – – keep reading…we want to talk to you.
Jones Robb is based just outside of Washington, D.C., and is seeking Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents, people with a tremendous hunger to learn and master different technologies and to develop client relationship skills to help take our practice to new heights. Outstanding communication skills to carry senior conversations with the Partners, Associates, Staff and Clients are a must.
Qualified candidates will have the ability to work in a team environment and preferably have a technical background in any of our practice areas: physics, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, computer science, and/or electrical engineering. Candidates must also have strong academic records, and two or more years of significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Ideal candidates also have a post-graduate degree and experience with complex Patent Office proceedings, client counseling with opinion drafting, and/or other related patent practice experience.
Do you have interest in cultivating your patent legal skills, acquiring new legal skills, and mastering various technologies? Do you have strategic vision to identify opportunities and challenges? Are you interested in earning great pay working alongside talented attorneys, dedicated partners, and a top-notch staff, in a congenial and collaborative environment? If you think you have what it takes, please review the criteria below, if you do; send us your resume – we want to talk to you!
We don’t want to waste your time, so let us answer a few questions you might have, up front:
What you should expect –
High performance is a must. If you are not an exceptional attorney or agent, with self-propelled motivation and the ability to think strategically to meet identified business objectives, manage multiple priorities, deliver timely and quality work product, and communicate in a poised and professional manner with clients, please don’t apply.
Accountability. We may be a small firm, but we offer big firm client services. We are looking for someone who takes pride in their work, and can own both client relationships and their work products. We provide the leadership and training, but you have to bring your exceptional work ethic and dedication to your craft to the table.
Work hard, play hard. Our small firm has an outstanding culture and enables work life balance, but that is only if we are meeting our clients’ needs and our billable goals. We have an aggressive culture based on strong performance, excellent work ethic, high-quality work product, and professionalism that is counter-balanced with work at home days and the camaraderie of a close-knit team.
Earn the respect of your peers. You will be working alongside some of the best attorneys and staff in the world; you will need to earn their trust and respect by bringing your technical and legal expertise, a problem-solving spirit and a holistic approach to serving our clients.
Live in the moment. Jones Robb is growing, which means we are moving fast, and you will be required to quickly adjust priorities to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs. This also means we want people in the office and engaged with our team.
Are you still interested? Good, then you should be one of a few qualified candidates that we want to talk to!
Contact To apply, please email resume, under- and post-graduate transcripts, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: McLean, Virginia or Indianapolis, Indiana
Tully Rinckey PLLC has been on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies eight times. The firm is currently looking to add IP Partners in its 10 offices across the country. In addition, the firm is interested in hearing from IP Partners in markets where the firm does not already have an office.
This is an opportunity to grow your existing practice with the support of a full service marketing department, highly skilled business development team, public relations and support staff with proven track records. This allows firm attorneys to focus solely on the practice of law while an innovative management team navigates the challenges of the business side of the law on their behalf.
The firm is seeking IP Partners with at least seven or more years of experience in Patent, Trademark, and/or Copyright litigation. Integral to success in this role is the desire to procure, cultivate, and sustain his/her client base from their already existing referral network and be driven to grow their network through both firm resources and individual business development. Ideal candidates will have at least a $300,000 book of business.
Competitive compensation, employer matched 401(k), paid holidays, vacation and sick time a comprehensive benefits package to include six health insurance options, three dental plans, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, and a 24/7 concierge telemedicine service.
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 or agent with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) for primarily handling patent preparation and prosecution. At a minimum, the candidate must reside in, or willing to relocate to, the DC Metro area, be registered to practice before the USPTO, have at least seven years of patent preparation/prosecution experience, and a proficiency in solid state physics including semiconductor device operation and integrated circuitry.
We offer a collaborative professional environment and a competitive benefits package.
Oliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking Patent Attorneys with a background in Chemical or Biological Engineering or closely related fields for the Alexandria office.
Applicants should have at least two years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm, and patent drafting experience required. Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice.Competitive salary and benefits package. Oliff PLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to: email@example.com. Applicants may also submit cover letters and resumes to our provided email.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Va.
Troutman Sanders seeks an experienced 1-4 year patent associate to join the Richmond office. The candidate should have an engineering or other scientific degree(s), preferably in electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, and significant patent prosecution experience. Experience in patent litigation is also helpful. Large firm or IP-boutique experience is a plus. This is an opportunity to represent clients in an international practice and participate immediately in sophisticated intellectual property matters.
Troutman Sanders' intellectual property group handles patent prosecution and litigation and provides advice about disputes involving the protection or enforcement of rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights, confidential information and trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and other intellectual property issues. Candidates must have superior writing ability, maturity and good communication skills. Candidates must be registered and in good standing with the USPTO and currently admitted to a state bar (Virginia Bar preferred).
The Director leads and manages the OTC, overseeing personnel, budgets, and all aspects of intellectual property cultivation, assessment, protection, and commercialization. The Director establishes and implements strategies to maximize the social and economic impact of University research and discoveries through OTC’s commercialization efforts and its support of related entrepreneurial endeavors. The Director is responsible for developing and meeting annual OTC licensing goals and acts as primary point of contact and steward to resolve problems and issues affecting intellectual property and licensing at all levels within the University.
The Director interacts closely with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students; units involved in research administration support services, internal and external legal counsel; external partners / potential licensees and industry research and development. The Director will build strong relationships externally to drive broader awareness and dissemination of the University’s innovation capabilities and available technologies and will develop trusting working relationships with University researchers to advance the University’s culture of innovation and collaboration.
The Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development (AVP) and strategically supports the AVP as the expert licensing professional in the OTC.
Master’s degree in technical, business or related field.
With a minimum of ten (10) years of successful leadership experience in corporate, academic, startup and/or entrepreneurial setting. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree in technical, business or related field.
With a minimum of twelve (12) years of successful leadership experience in corporate, academic, startup and/or entrepreneurial setting. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience in technology transfer, business development, intellectual property management, and related activities. Experience and strong technical competence negotiating deal terms, complex and standard, including an understanding of both industry and startup perspectives and needs.
Strong, demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to identify and hire talent, coach staff, develop and manage high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
Demonstrated expertise in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
Proven success engaging the private sector in a variety of commercial endeavors.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative mindset for business planning and implementation.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, internally and externally, evidenced through relationship management, networking, and team building.
Strong appreciation for and ability to drive relevant collection and reporting of metrics to assess not only office operational efficiency but also impact and outcomes.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact while maintaining confidentiality.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities, often under time constraints.
Ability to assess and advocate for resources needed to achieve goals and objectives of the office.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. No visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.
Conley Rose, P.C., a leading intellectual property law firm with fifty professionals and offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, is currently seeking experienced professionals to assist with writing and prosecuting patent applications. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Excellent English reading, writing, and verbal communication skills;
A professional attitude and superior work ethic;
Ability to work well as part of a team and individually;
BS or higher degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, and 2-5 years of experience where the candidate’s primary responsibility was the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical or mechanical arts.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience. Insurance benefits and a 401(k) plan also are provided.
Positions are available in Houston and in the DFW Metroplex. Come join us in Texas where the winters are mild, the cost of living is affordable, and where there are no state income taxes!
Contact Please submit resume, transcript, and technical writing samples in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. In responding to this post, the candidate must include writing samples that include two patent applications and two responses to office actions that were drafted by the candidate and are publicly available.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Plano or Houston, Texas
Hauptman Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice. Capability in all aspects of semiconductor technology is a must. Versatility in other technical areas is a plus.
Candidates will preferably have capabilities consistent with at least 3 years of experience as an agent or attorney in patent prosecution. Industry experience working in the semiconductor area is advantageous. Chinese language capability is advantageous. The key attributes of a successful candidate for this position are talent, insight, attention to detail and outstanding writing ability.
The firm offers a relaxed environment with a very competitive salary, benefits and bonus structure, and an interstate telecommuting option for the right candidate. The firm’s unique structure provides a fulfilling and rewarding career opportunity for interested applicants.
Dority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with two to four years of relevant experience with degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, or computer engineering. Candidates can expect to work primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients. The firm’s practice is global in nature, representing major companies in Europe, Korea, Japan, China, South America and in virtually every region of the United States.
Dority & Manning is committed to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area. To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.
Our offices are located in Greenville, South Carolina. Conveniently situated between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area is home to multinational corporations such as General Electric, Michelin, BMW, Samsung, and Mitsubishi. The Greenville area offers a high quality lifestyle, and has received numerous accolades including Top 10 America's Best Downtowns (Forbes), Top 10 Best Places to Live 2016 (Men’s Journal), #1 America's Best Urban Bike Paths (Fodors), #3 Friendliest City in America (Travel + Leisure), Top 4 Best Places to Raise a Family (MarketWatch), and, most recently, the Washington Post featured an article about Greenville’s relaxed culture and unique charm in the You're Going Where? article.
Contact Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is an innovative, dynamic company with a rich past and a promising future. Started in a Palo Alto garage by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard as Hewlett-Packard Company, HPE has continuously reinvented itself. Today, HPE is one of the world's leading technology companies and provides networking, servers, storage, IT and Cloud services, and software solutions for the next generation of IT infrastructure.
The effective management and leveraging of HPE’s intellectual property, on behalf of HPE’s global business units, across the full range of IP transactions, is a key function within HPE’s Legal Department.
HPE’s Legal Department is leading the way for in-house legal departments through our client-first orientation, unique approach to talent development, innovative use of tools and technology, and commitment to pro bono work.
In this individual contributor, intermediate level role you will report to the Director, IP Transactions & Counseling. The successful candidate will counsel and provide IP transactional support to business unit clients, the supply chain team, and to the IP sales and licensing team. The successful candidate will also support special projects as needed.
Provide business-focused IP solutions to all levels of management within the supported client group. Handle complex IP and technology transactions such as joint development agreements, inbound and outbound licensing agreements, patent sales and licensing, patent pool and standards agreements, university and government collaboration agreements, NDAs and other IP agreements.
Support and drive the IP due diligence process in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Responsibilities include agreement drafting, negotiation, and encumbrance review. Will perform infringement and evidence of use analysis and prepare, present and defend claim charts.
Communicate HPE’s IP strategy effectively at all levels within HPE’s organization and prevent loss of IP value by obtaining the best possible IP terms for HPE in a wide range of transactions.
Counsel clients on legal risks in a compressed-timeline, business-critical deal environment.
Prepare and review submissions to HPE’s internal boards for escalation, review and approval of non-standard IP terms including those related to license agreements, participation in standards setting organizations and the like, patent pools and work on other non-product related IP out-licensing.
Experience and Qualifications
5+ years proven experience and success in providing intellectual property transactional counseling in a high technology environment, including experience providing legal support for standards and patent monetization activities. Strong understanding of intellectual property law required.
Appropriate technical degree (EE, CS, Physics or equivalent)
Industry knowledge in appropriate technology fields (server, storage, cloud, networking, IoT, services, hardware and software) is desired
Strong team player with excellent collaborative and influencing skills.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to deliver executive level presentations and an ability to successfully interact with a wide variety of clients, business partners, competitors, opposing counsel and others.
Oliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking Patent Attorneys with a background in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or closely related fields for the Alexandria office.
Background in optics a plus. Applicants should have at least two years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm, and patent drafting experience required. Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice. Competitive salary and benefits package. Oliff PLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a cover letter and resume for speedy consideration.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is an innovative, dynamic company with a rich past and a promising future. Started in a Palo Alto garage by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard as a company that made audio frequency oscillators, HPE has continuously reinvented itself. Today, HPE is one of the world's leading technology companies and provides hardware, software, and services for the next generation of information technology.
The IP Strategy Group in HPE’s Office of Legal and Administrative Affairs (OLAA) manages one of the largest patent portfolios in the world. The successful candidate for the Patent Counsel position will support the IP Strategy Group's efforts to build and maintain a high quality patent portfolio that furthers the goals of HPE's dynamic business. More specifically, the successful candidate will be responsible for personally drafting, prosecuting, and managing high quality patent applications, managing a patent technology-based patent portfolio, and supporting the department in a number of other activities critical for its success.
This unique opportunity will offer significant promotional and rotational opportunities throughout the OLAA and the chance to build a career with HPE as an IP attorney. Successful candidates begin their careers in the IP Strategy group and personally design their career path based on their goals and interests. Future roles can include rotations to IP Transactions & Counseling, IP Sales & Licensing, IP Litigation, Trademarks, and Director/VP level leadership roles.
The successful candidate's responsibilities in the Patent Counsel role are expected to include the following:
Managing patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by working directly with HPE's inventor community, personally drafting and prosecuting high quality patent applications for strategically important inventions, and interacting with worldwide patent offices to secure valuable patent coverage
Actively participating in HPE's invention disclosure review process to help ensure that HPE's best inventions are identified and patented
Analyzing pending patent applications to determine their value to HPE and to formulate a global filing strategy
Managing and analyzing HPE's patent portfolio, including preparation of claim charts
Collaborating with engineers in invention mining sessions, patent scrubs, and patent education sessions
Actively engaging in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities to hone technical and legal abilities and prepare for promotional or rotational opportunities
Participating from time to time as a member of a cross functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters.
The successful candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications and abilities:
A B.S. degree and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science
A J.D. degree from an accredited university and admission to a state bar
Admission to practice before the USPTO
2+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications
Strong academic credentials
Preference for candidates who have personally drafted 20+ patent applications and prosecuted 50+ applications
Ability to work with clients in a team-oriented partnership to help them arrive at elegant solutions to their problems
Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast paced, high-tech environment
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
A positive attitude, creative spirit, passion for IP law, and strong motivation to excel
Fenwick & West has been a leader in technology and life sciences law since 1972. We have offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Shanghai. One reason for its success is its Patent Group, which is consistently ranked among the top patent practices in a general practice law firm in both the U.S. and internationally. The Patent Group has deep expertise in technology and life sciences.
Presently, we are seeking a remote patent attorney in Austin, TX with at least four (4) years of patent prosecution experience for a Staff Attorney role. The Staff Attorney will primarily perform patent preparation and prosecution related tasks. Applicants should be available to work for the firm remotely on an exclusive basis. Candidates should have an electrical engineering, computer science, or physics background or equivalent experience. Superior academic credentials, excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills a must.
Contact To apply, please complete our online application and submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts, and a writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Telecommute or Austin, Texas