Patent Associate (Software / Electrical / Mechanical) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

armstrongArmstrong 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.

Job Requirements:

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.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; or Las Vegas, Nevada

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

perkinsThe Chicago office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent agent (staff position) to join its growing Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and a minimum of four years’ experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent Office. To be considered, you must have a degree (preferably a graduate degree) in organic chemistry and must be admitted to the USPTO. To apply, please access the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, college and graduate school transcripts and a technical writing sample.

Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

For more information about equal employment opportunity, please click here for “EEO Is the Law.” To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please click here. Perkins Coie participates in E-Verify, please view the following links for details in English and Spanish. For information regarding your Right to Work, click here for details in English and Spanish.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/about-us/careers/laterals/job-listings/patent-agent-job-s20170115b-chicago-il.html.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Patent Scientist – Large Corporation – St. Louis, Mo.

monsantoMonsanto is seeking a highly motivated Patent Scientist to help manage our portfolio of intellectual property and contribute to the development of the IP protection strategy for the Agricultural Productivity Innovations pipeline. The Patent Scientist role serves as a liaison between scientists and Monsanto's internal and external legal teams to support the protection of Monsanto's research programs, with emphasis on chemistry-based products and enabling technologies.

Twenty years from now, the earth’s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, Monsanto has established industry-leading products because we give professionals the freedom to make real decisions. Monsanto is an Employer Of Choice with an outstanding professional development program and a history of building careers. Make an impact by joining the team that is working to solve one of mankind’s greatest challenges.

This role will offer the opportunity to work directly with complex, proprietary technology and to develop the strategies and contribute to our Freedom to Operate, patentability assessments, patent preparation/prosecution, deliver IP education, and enhance IP awareness to protect Monsanto's global chemistry pipeline. The Patent Scientist will also interact with the leadership teams across multiple technology platforms.

Required Education and Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Chemistry
  • Minimum of two or more years of research experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work closely with diverse teams with varying priorities to coordinate workflows and drive them to their conclusion
  • Ability to work and deliver under stringent timelines
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail

Desired Education and Skills/Experience:

  • PhD
  • Two or more year of experience working in the scientific industry
  • Proven track record as a Patent Scientist
  • Experience in performing Freedom to Operate, IP landscape and patentability assessments, and/or patent preparation and prosecution
  • Experience in public domain searching
  • Experience in aggregating, organizing, and analyzing complex, multi-source information

Who is Monsanto?

Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.

We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding, chemistry and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. We’re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Sound like a job for you?

Why work with us?

  • Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environment
  • Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships
  • You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization
  • We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry
  • Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://jobs.monsanto.com/job/st-louis/patent-scientist/769/3890907.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Lateral IP Partner (Trademarks or Patents) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

lozaLoza & Loza LLP, a fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice, is seeking attorneys with a proven record of client development who are interested in a lateral move.

Firm Culture: Our firm is made up of experienced, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We have a cohesive group of attorneys with unsurpassed technical expertise and work quality. Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate(s), and there is no minimum hourly requirement. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and family/social life. This is a great opportunity for those who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service. Client development is also supported and encouraged by the firm.

Compensation: Our firm has one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry, matching or exceeding large firm compensation, for attorneys who are self-sustaining.  Additionally, we have a yearly profit-sharing plan that rewards client origination.

Qualifications: We are looking for attorneys who have a proven record of client development and at least 4 years of IP law firm experience. A portable book of business is preferred.  Expertise in patent law (any technical expertise), trademark law, and/or IP litigation is sought.  At least one state bar license and good standing is required. Ideal candidate is a self-starter and a proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant client contact. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interface with clients is required.

Offices: Loza & Loza has attorneys throughout the US and is looking to add more in all major US cities/markets.  Telecommuting is also available.

Contact
To apply, please email Shirley Hsu at careers@lozaip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations, including telecommute

Chemical Patent Agent – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

huschHusch Blackwell LLP, a full-service law firm, has an immediate opening for a Chemical Patent Agent in our Milwaukee, WI office.
Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts.  Additionally, and under the supervision of lawyers, the individual will assume significant client responsibilities, provide high-quality services to domestic and foreign clients, and communicate with other practitioners and staff.

Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, Masters of Science preferred.
  • Admission before the United States Patent and Trademark Office preferred.
  • At least one year of related law firm and/or industry experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications preferred.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and much more.

EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vet

Contact
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample that includes an application and/or an amendment that was previously submitted to the USPTO, along with salary requirements, to Susan Early at susan.early@huschblackwell.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mechanical Patent Prosecution Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Des Moines, Iowa

mckeeMcKee, Voorhees & Sease seeks a full-time associate patent attorney or a patent agent to join its growing Mechanical Practice Group in its Des Moines office.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and are preferably registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates will be considered who demonstrate a strong knowledge of patent prosecution in the mechanical and/or electrical fields. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Candidates having 1-3 years of experience in patent prosecution in this field are preferred.

Since 1924, McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. ("MVS") has been Iowa’s pre-eminent intellectual property boutique law firm. We strive to help our clients obtain and protect their intellectual property rights through patents, trademark, and copyright registrations; representing our clients in transactional work such as licensing when these rights are transferred; and litigating when these rights are involved in controversy. With 17 attorneys, several patent agents, and technical specialists, and a strong support staff, MVS is a full-service intellectual property boutique providing attorneys and agents with a collegial atmosphere, training and mentoring, and a competitive salary and benefits package.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact
Please send resume in confidence to Luke T. Mohrhauser via email at luke.mohrhauser@ipmvs.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Patent Attorney (Prosecution) – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

hanleyHanley, Flight & Zimmerman, headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Loop Business District, is expanding its’ thriving intellectual property practice.

We are seeking several skilled patent professionals to join our team to help prosecute the burgeoning workload offered by our diverse client base. Ample opportunities to work with global technology corporations and Fortune 500 companies in fields such as the automotive technology sector; aerospace; telecommunications, software and networking; semiconductors; consumer electronics; mechanical and biomedical devices are available.

Our boutique firm offers a personable, collegial environment with an open door policy that fosters professional growth and development. We are looking for driven, focused candidates with strong technical knowledge, a firm grasp of IP legal issues, excellent verbal and written communication skills and a passion for producing high quality work for sophisticated corporate clients.

Preferred candidates will have at least two years of domestic patent prosecution experience in the electrical, mechanical and software arts. Additionally, candidates having experience instructing foreign attorneys and preparing opinions are valued.

Our office overlooks the Chicago River and is across the street from the Willis Tower. We are one block east of Chicago’s Union Station and a few blocks west of the Loop “El” tracks. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, an excellent work/life balance and a location in one of America’s most  beautiful and livable cities.

Contact
To apply, please email Bill O'Connor at recruiting@hfzlaw.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Johnston, Iowa

PrintDuPont Pioneer, located in Johnston, Iowa has an opening for an experienced U.S. Patent Agent. This is a highly visible, key role within Pioneer’s Intellectual Property group which provides an exciting opportunity to work within a team yet self-manage independence. An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, self-motivation, maturity and judgment. The Pioneer Patent Agent has diverse responsibilities including U.S. patent drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent administrative proceedings, IP portfolio strategy, invention development, inventor education, patentability and landscape analysis.

Qualifications: In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree and strong background in microbiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in drafting and/or prosecuting biotech patent applications as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent;
  • Drafted and filed at least 15 priority patent applications on distinct inventions during the past 3 years;
  • Capability of connecting scientific details of research projects with patentability considerations;
  • Experience working with foreign associates to assist and coordinate filing and prosecution of international patent matters;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction;
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or work environment and to facilitate implementation and acceptance of change within the work place;
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects and meet aggressive deadlines;
  • Superior communication, influencing and networking skills;
  • Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated by original writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions, memorandums, and other communications.

The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function:

  • Advanced (M.S. or Ph.D.) degree with focus on biochemistry, protein sciences, genetics, microbiology, or other like disciplines;
  • Post-graduate R&D laboratory experience for 2 or more years;
  • Some law firm experience is a plus;
  • Experience with independently prosecuting large patent dockets;
  • Experience with developing and implementing IP strategies, conducting freedom to-operate analyses, IP portfolio analyses, and/or landscape mapping;
  • Experience in working with business and technical teams to develop IP strategies for technical programs.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/patent-agent/012659W-01/.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Johnston, Iowa

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Flexible

fialaFiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. is seeking part-time and full-time patent attorneys and agents to assist us with our growing practice. Opportunities are available primarily for preparation and prosecution work for a variety of clients in the electrical, electro-mechanical, software, and Internet technology areas. Persons with law firm experience and/or tech industry experience, as well as present and former Examiners, are all encouraged to apply. We offer excellent compensation and a relaxed work environment. Inquiries are treated in absolute confidence. Portable business is not required. Applicants may be remotely located. USPTO registration (in good standing) is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related field is desired, and advanced degrees and/or industry experience in these areas are a plus.

Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. provides intellectual property services to companies of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. The firm has received numerous international accolades, including perennial inclusion in the industry standard rankings of Intellectual Asset Magazine. Most recently, both founding partners and the law firm itself were honored to be included in the IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

Contact
Interested applicants should email their resumes to careers@fwiplaw.com (Attn: Christine Hartness).

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Flexible

I.P. Services Director – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn. or Denver, Colo.

dorseyDorsey & Whitney LLP is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States with 20 offices across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We are a premier legal advisor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources, and public-private project development.

There is a position open for an Intellectual Property Services Director in the Intellectual Property practice areas in Dorsey’s Minneapolis or Denver office, depending on the location of the candidate. This position supports the firm-wide Patent and Trademark Practice Groups by developing, implementing and managing initiatives to continually improve the performance of the groups in several key areas, including systems/operations, financial management, client relations and internal leadership.

Partial Duties:

Systems/Operations

  • Lead initiatives to streamline and improve processes and procedures within the practice groups, such as updating and integrating forms with data from docket systems and streamlining timekeeping for and billing of alternative fee arrangements, and conflict identification and resolution.
  • Promote and implement the consistent use of technology across the platform, including in the areas of pricing, docketing and document management. Financial Management
  • Monitor and analyze timekeeper productivity, workload management and staffing levels.
  • Collaborate with the Legal Project Management team to promote and implement legal project management policies and processes to enhance Firm profitability.
  • Develop, implement and update various alternative fee arrangement pricing models.
  • Assess practice group financial performance by reviewing monthly financial results and presenting suggestions for focus and improvement to lawyers in the practice groups.

Client Relations

  • Facilitate communication and cooperation with other Practice Groups, client teams and industry teams (e.g., joint marketing efforts, improved cross-selling of IP services).
  • Regularly analyze processes related to client demands and recommend changes that will enhance client support and coordination.
  • Lead the creation, maintenance, and distribution of client-requested reports and budget tracking mechanisms.

Internal Leadership

  • Through others, oversee the orientation, training and integration of new paralegals, docketing staff and other support staff within the practice group.
  • Facilitate the recruiting of lawyers and their effective integration into the firm.
  • Create, monitor and assist with the implementation of strategic plans for assigned practice groups and industry teams.
  • Facilitate communication across practice groups to proactively identify organizational issues and identify and recommend solutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Seven to ten years’ relevant Intellectual Property supervisory experience.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage to conclusion many issues/projects at once and work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated success in project management leadership in the areas of process engineering, pricing models and technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of an organization.
  • Team player and leader, with the ability to train others.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation.
  • Strong analytical skills, combined with a strong attention to detail.

Preferred:

  • MBA or equivalent.

Dorsey offers a competitive pay and benefits package including health care plans, a generous paid time off policy, paid holidays, retirement savings plan, profit sharing contribution, and more. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

Contact
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Please go to the “Careers” section of the Dorsey website at www.dorsey.com/staffjobs and complete Dorsey’s online application form. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5178.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota or Denver, Colorado

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

logoSchwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for wireless-related and software-related inventions. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.

Contact
Apply online at the firm's website by visiting this link: http://www.slwip.com/join_us/openings.html.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; or Austin, Texas

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 110 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

armstrongArmstrong Teasdale LLP, ranked among “Top Patent Firms” by Intellectual Property Today and listed as one of Law360’s Largest IP Practice Groups, is seeking experienced lateral associates in the Intellectual Property Services area for full-time positions in the St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver and Las Vegas.

The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the mechanical area. 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.

The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

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.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada

Patent Associate (Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn. or Indianapolis, Ind.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP's thriving Intellectual Property practice is actively seeking a patent associate with a degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or in Chemistry. The responsibilities will involve all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. The candidate will have 2-6 years of patent prosecution experience. Technical background in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and/or Chemistry is required. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations.

Contact
Please apply on our website and include your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota or Indianapolis, Indiana

Professor, School of Law – Education – Akron, Ohio

akron-lawThe University of Akron's School of Law invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with an anticipated start date of August 2017.

Responsibilities:
The Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology is responsible for developing, articulating, and implementing a long-term vision for the Center that will achieve greater distinction for the University of Akron's School of Law. The Director, in coordination with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is responsible for implementing the IP curriculum within the School of Law. The Director also manages and supervises the law schools' special IP degree and certificate programs, and may help propose and create additional new programs in intellectual property for attorneys and other professionals as appropriate.  The Director is responsible for the management and coordination of all law school programming in the area of intellectual property law, including programs for both attorneys and academics.

The Director fosters and advances external relationships, including the law schools' ongoing international relationships with other universities, where those relate to intellectual property and technology. The Director also works with the law schools' Intellectual Property Advisory Council in advancing the intellectual property program.  The Director serves as a faculty advisor to the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association, a law student organization, oversees the advising related to the annual issue of the Akron Law Review devoted to intellectual property law, and also oversees the law schools' participation in intellectual property-related moot court competitions.

As a member of the law school faculty, the Director will engage in relevant scholarship, teach in the area of intellectual property law, and serve on administrative committees.

Required Qualifications:
Juris doctor or equivalent law degree with intellectual property law experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
A demonstrated record of successful scholarship and teaching and commitment to continue producing both at a high level; record of or potential for appropriate administrative leadership; entrepreneurial skills to advance the impact of the Center; ability to create and sustain a network of IP leaders; ability to articulate and implement long-term vision to achieve greater distinction for Akron Law's IP program.

The Committee is open to candidates in any area of IP, but experience and expertise in the areas of Copyright, Internet Law, Privacy, International IP, and Health Law are of particular interest.

Application deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

Contact
For complete details and to apply visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs Job ID # 10009

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Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Akron, Ohio

Intellectual Property Associate (T-CAM) – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks a litigation attorney to join the Trademark, Copyright, Advertising and Media (T-CAM) practice of the Intellectual Property group in our Minneapolis office. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base. In this position, you will have an opportunity to work on trademark, copyright and advertising litigation, as well as handling disputed matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the National Advertising Division. Successful candidates will have 1+ years’ of T-CAM-specific litigation experience. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and have strong written and oral communications skills. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Contact
If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply on our website and include your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

armstrongArmstrong Teasdale LLP, ranked among “Top Patent Firms” by Intellectual Property Today and listed as one of Law360’s Largest IP Practice Groups, is seeking an experienced lateral associate in the Intellectual Property Services area for a full-time position in St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver and Las Vegas.

The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the computer science, software or electrical areas. 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.

The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

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.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada

Patent Associate Attorney (Organic Chemistry) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

cantor-coburnCantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, seeks a patent associate attorney with a JD and a degree in organic chemistry to work in any of the firm’s five offices: Hartford, Connecticut; Alexandria, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; and Troy, Michigan.  Over the last ten years, Cantor Colburn has been the fastest growing U.S. patent law firm. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the U.S. and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups, and university technology transfer offices.

The associate will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in chemicals and materials, particularly in polymers, as well as occasionally preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

The successful candidate will preferably have a JD and at least a master’s degree in organic chemistry, preferably a Ph.D.  Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have three or more years of patent drafting experience in a law firm, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience.   Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills.  Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to careers@cantorcolburn.com.   Cantor Colburn LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Hartford, Connecticut; Houston, Texas; Troy, Michigan

IP Secretary – Law Firm – Troy, Mich.

reisingReising Ethington P.C. is looking for a full-time IP Secretary.

Candidate Requirements:

The candidate will provide secretarial support to attorneys related to the patent prosecution process including:

  • Preparing routine correspondence, reading and routing mail, file maintenance;
  • Preparing applications, responses and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and reporting filings to clients;
  • Monitoring, processing and satisfying attorney's dockets;
  • Experience is a plus.

About Reising Ethington P.C.:

Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington has specialized solely in the practice of intellectual property (IP) law. Areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, managing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, trade secrets, licensing and other IP-related agreements. The firm represents some of the world's most innovative and foremost IP owners: automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies, and consumer product companies.

Reising Ethington makes it a priority to attract great employees and to keep them. This is evidenced by the professionalism and long term stability of our work force, from our attorneys to our staff. In addition to competitive wages, we offer many other benefits including, but certainly not limited to, competitive health care coverage, paid time off and a profit sharing plan for retirement.

If you meet the requirements above and believe that you would be a great long term contribution to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Contact
To apply, please email Henriett Strebe at STREBE@REISING.COM.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Troy, Michigan

IP Patent Attorney (E.E./Comp. – Clearance Experienced) – Law Firm – Wis. or Ill.

michael-bestMichael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking a Patent Attorney (Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering/Science) to join our Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha, or Chicago office. Responsibilities include counseling clients on the enforcement of their rights and the avoidance of their competitor’s rights, preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinion letters, and counseling clients on designing around competitor’s patents.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing Electrical and Computer Science IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

Relocation assistance may be available.

Education & Experience:

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Preferred candidates have experience with some or all of motor design and control, control systems, power tools or other motorized consumer products, wireless technology, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Admission to the Patent Bar and 7+ years of patent prosecution and clearance experience strongly preferred.  Senior Associates and Senior Counsels are encouraged to apply.

Skills & Abilities:

The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Madison, or Waukesha, Wisconsin or Chicago, Illinois

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Royal Oak, Mich.

Howard & Howard, a leading Midwest business law firm, is currently accepting resumes for the position of Intellectual Property Attorney at our downtown Royal Oak, Michigan office. Our attorneys demonstrate a deep commitment to their own careers, to the Firm's standards and Strongly Held Beliefs, and to the vigorous representation of our clients' interests. In return, Howard & Howard provides an environment in which that commitment is supported and rewarded.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in Engineering or Science
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Registration to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Our focused expertise provides us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, and our results-oriented approach to practicing law is a beacon for business owners in search of intelligent counsel that aligns with their business goals.

Our Firm operates like a business and promotes a culture based on successful business principles. We focus on maintaining low overhead, providing quality service at competitive hourly rates, and compensating our attorneys based on merit. We foster and reward creativity, collaboration, and accomplishment.

Howard & Howard is an equal opportunity employer.

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To apply, please visit this website: http://www.howardandhoward.com/en/careers/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Royal Oak, Michigan