Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC (HFZ), a boutique law firm located in downtown Chicago, is looking for local patent attorneys with 1-5 years’ experience to join our patent prosecution team. HFZ represents clients in a wide variety of industries and technologies including the automotive, aerospace, electronics, software, Internet, e-commerce, wireless and cloud technology sectors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, biomedical instrumentation and consumer goods, process technologies and digital signal processing industries, media and process control technologies, amongst others. This full-time position has a billable hour requirement of 1850 hours with a year-end bonus potential.
Benefits of working with HFZ:
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and strong benefits package
Excellent work/life balance
HFZ works with many Fortune 500 technology companies and three of the top twenty-five patent producing companies in the US
Exposure to a wide variety of technologies and clients
Small Firm environment with an Open-door Policy allowing easy access to senior attorneys and Managing Partners
Non-Equity/Equity Partnership consideration after a total of seven years’ work experience, two years of which must be with HFZ.
1-5 years of patent prosecution experience
Admitted to USPTO
Previous work focused primarily on drafting and prosecuting patent applications and office action responses
Excellent academic credentials in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering
To apply please submit your resume, transcripts and cover letter to the Patent Associate Attorney Job Opportunity posted on HFZ’s website: https://hfzlaw.com/recruit
ATTN: Bill O’Connor Recruitment Manager
Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is committed to diversity as a core value of the firm. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. A diverse and inclusive workforce enriches our work experience and enhances the value of our legal services. HFZ is an Equal Opportunity/ M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, IL
Cabinet Beau de Loménie, a top-tier European patent law firm located in beautiful Paris, France, is seeking a qualified U.S. Patent Attorney possessing at least a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or telecommunications.
The position involves patent application preparation in English and prosecution (mainly before the EPO and USPTO), client counseling, opinion work, and other related IP work for some of the world’s leading technology companies and universities. In addition to transactional IP work, the qualified applicant will have the opportunity to advise team members and clients on all aspects of U.S. patent law, as well as to be trained in procedures associated with the European patent system (e.g., prosecution, opposition, etc.) with the option of sitting the European Qualifying Examination before the EPO following the requisite training period.
The candidate should ideally possess 1-4 years of patent application preparation and prosecution experience, and be currently registered in good standing to practice before the USPTO. Experience as a patent examiner is desirable. English as a native language is a must, while French language skills are helpful but not mandatory. Occasional travel to the U.S. for client development purposes is anticipated.
Norton Rose Fulbright is seeking a technical advisor or patent agent to join the IP Group. The candidate should have excellent academic credentials in addition to strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills. The ideal candidate would also have one or more Electrical Engineering degrees with a focus in wireless communications. The candidate would handle strategic patent prosecution and patent vetting matters, support patent infringement actions in analyzing infringement and validity issues, and evaluate and map patent claims to industry standards. This position may be located in our Austin, Dallas, or Houston office. Please indicate your office(s) of interest in your inquiry.
Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status
Our trial boutique law firm is looking to grow its patent litigation group. We’re looking for an experienced patent litigation attorney with a strong technical background and an entrepreneurial spirit. Depending on industry and other background, the ideal experience level is from three years to ten years of active litigation, including Inter Partes Review proceedings. Experience in evaluating patent portfolios and trying cases to juries is a plus.
The camaraderie on our team is fantastic. Want to join us?
Pergament & Cepeda LLP, a small, rapidly growing Lifescience and IP firm in Morris Country, New Jersey is looking for Counsel in its Patent Strategy team, reporting to Chair of Patent Strategy/Founder of the firm. The suitable attorney will have excellent academic credentials, an advanced degree in a lifescience discipline or organic chemistry, over 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical patent strategy, including patent prosecution and opinion drafting. Particularly important is experience drafting non-infringement and invalidity opinions, especially for generic pharma clients. Non-legal work experience in pharma company is very helpful. Both in house and outside experience in pharma work are helpful. Understanding of pharma subject matter from legal, technical and business standpoint is extremely helpful.
The position involves prosecuting pharmaceutical patents (polymorphs, antibodies, solid forms, formulations, NCEs) for variety of pharma industry clients, building generic positions for ANDA litigation, drafting opinion of counsel, participating in expert and other science work in ANDA litigation.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking a midlevel IP Litigation Associate to join any of our offices. The candidate should have minimum of three years of IP litigation experience. A technical background, membership in the Patent Bar, and/or experience as a federal judicial clerk are advantages, but are not required. Ideal candidates will have experience working within the Intellectual Property/Litigation department of a comparable law firm and a high level of academic achievement from a law school institution.
Knowledge Base & Education:
J.D. from an ABA accredited law school
Excellent academic credentials
At least 3 years' IP Litigation experience
Technical background is preferred; IP litigation experience is required
Experience in both patent and trademark litigation is preferred
Ability to learn and embrace new skills and best practices as the position evolves and Firm needs change
Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
Ability to develop relationships and foster teamwork at all levels of the Firm
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff
Ability to manage confidential information and sensitive situations with tact and discretion
Problem Solving Skills:
Ability and confidence to identify and analyze issues, make decisions, and initiate actions/solutions
Agility to respond to unexpected challenges, including proactively developing innovative solutions to complex problems while maintaining a professional demeanor
Ability to maintain composure and demonstrate good judgment
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Milwaukee, Madison, Manitowoc and Waukesha, WI; Chicago, IL; Raleigh, NC; Washington, D.C.; Broomfield and Denver, CO; Salt Lake City and Cottonwood Heights, UT; or Austin, TX
Workman Nydegger, a mid-size intellectual property and litigation law firm, is actively seeking lateral patent litigation associates with 4+ years of experience in patent and business litigation matters. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and patent bar registration is preferred. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.
The firm is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace. Candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Workman Nydegger is located in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, and offers a challenging and rewarding environment. The firm offers a competitive compensation and outstanding benefits package. To learn more about our firm visit our website at www.wnlaw.com.
To apply for this position, send your resume, cover letter, transcripts, and writing sample to: email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral litigation / IPR associates for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials (top 33% of class preferred, top 10% strongly preferred) and preferably at least 2–4 years of experience litigating district court patent suits and/or inter partes reviews before the PTAB. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. A technical background, active patent bar, and judicial clerkship experience (particularly at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals) are highly preferred.
We are committed to promoting diversity within Klarquist, and strongly encourage applications from candidates who come from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the patent legal profession (e.g., based on gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, military service, and disability).
Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients in patent, copyright, trademark, and other IP matters. The firm’s compensation and benefits package is highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.
Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.
If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by calling (503) 595-5300.
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.
Pergament & Cepeda LLP, a small, rapidly growing life sciences and IP law firm in Morris County, NJ is looking for a litigation associate. The firm represents a number of corporate pharma clients in ANDA litigation. The firm also represent patent plaintiffs in patent contingency litigation.
We are looking for a highly articulate litigation associate with 0 to 4 years of overall litigation experience, including 0 to 2 years in patent litigation. Some pharmaceutical ANDA patent litigation experience is highly desirable but not required. The ideal candidate would have experience with discovery and motion practice. Top academic performance is required. Highly desirable but not required is good familiarity with, and preferably a degree in, organic chemistry and/or molecular biology, with an advanced degree a substantial plus. Opportunities for client contact.
Compensation for this position includes an annual salary competitive within the New Jersey Market, along with customary benefits and opportunities to earn bonuses and commissions.
Banner Witcoff is a leader in intellectual property law for more than 100 years. We are the trusted IP partner of choice for organizations around the world. We provide sound legal guidance and inventive IP solutions to power business for start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between.
Banner Witcoff is seeking an associate attorney with 2-4 years of intellectual property litigation experience for its Chicago, IL office. A background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or mechanical engineering is preferred. Experience in district court litigation and IPR is a plus.
Admission (or eligibility for admission) to the Illinois state bar and admission to practice before the USPTO is required. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and transcripts (law school, undergraduate, and/or graduate).
Banner Witcoff is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. The Firm will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, pregnancy, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, legal citizenship or any other status protected by law.
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is a business law firm, providing legal solutions to clients ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. We work as hard to support each other as we do for our clients, and as a result, enjoy a culture that fosters teamwork, develops talented attorneys, and instills trust in one another. We are growing our Intellectual Property team and we want attorneys who want to grow with us.
We are currently looking for an outstanding attorney to join the IP team in our Milwaukee or Madison office. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have a positive attitude, and enjoy working on a high performing team. Qualified applicants must be admitted to the patent bar. An undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical engineering or computer science is desired, but not required. Ability to assist in litigation, prepare and prosecute trademark and patent applications, support corporate transactions, and draft and negotiate technology agreements is a plus. We seek individuals whose academic achievements and personal skills mark them as future leaders in the firm and in the community.
Godfrey & Kahn is a general business practice firm with approximately 180 lawyers with offices in Milwaukee and three additional Wisconsin locations, as well as in Washington D.C. The firm’s Intellectual Property team includes a number of experienced attorneys who work in a broad-based intellectual property practice including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, and business transaction support.
One World Technologies, Inc dba TTI Power Equipment ("TTIPE") is seeking to fill an in-house Patent Counsel/Agent position located at its Anderson, SC office. TTIPE is a global leader in quality consumer and professional power tools and outdoor products, designing and developing products under brands including RYOBI, HART, and RIDGID. We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including tuition assistance, 401(k), medical/dental/vision coverage, vacation, and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available.
Manage product clearance and patent application preparation and prosecution.
Advise TTIPE business and engineering personnel in matters of product clearance, patentability, and related strategies.
Conduct invention mining and brainstorming sessions with TTIPE personnel.
Conduct patent clearance and patentability searches.
Manage portions of TTIPE's patent portfolio.
Conduct competitor monitoring.
Participate in Patent Steering Committee Meetings.
Provide support in patent licensing, enforcement, and controversy matters.
Contribute to optimizing processes and procedures.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
Licensed to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
At least 3-5 years of experience as a patent practitioner in a law firm and/or corporate setting.
For attorney applicants, Juris Doctorate from a nationally accredited law school and active member of a state bar and in good standing.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects in a fast-pace environment.
Proficient time management and organizations skills.
Proficient written and verbal communication and advocacy skills.
Self-motivated, takes ownership, and has a proper attention to detail.
Gurr Brande & Spendlove, PLLC, a small law firm, is seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to work in St. George, Utah. An ideal attorney candidate will have 2-3 years of patent prosecution experience. Candidates will be expected to be self-starters capable of managing patent prosecution as well as helping with an active litigation caseload under supervision of the firm's four partners. Exceptional writing, analytical skills, attention to detail, and professionalism are mandatory characteristics of a qualified candidate for this position. GBS manages a diverse caseload including work in the mechanical, electrical, chemical, and other fields, with a particular expertise in medical and consumer products. GBS also represents clients in IP litigation, including both plaintiff and defense representation in patent, trademark and copyright cases. Therefore, the Ideal candidate will have experience in prosecution and litigation, although the main duties of this candidate will be patent prosecution. Familiarity with Inter Partes Review (IPR), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is preferred, but not required.
J.D. from an accredited law school (for attorney candidates)
Active licensure with a U.S. State (for attorney candidates
Bachelor degree in science or engineering field or equivalent
USPTO Registered Patent Attorney/Agent
A minimum of 2 years of patent prosecution experience
Dedication to providing the highest quality representation services to clients
Strong problem-solving abilities with an instinct for self-help
Excellent objective and subjective legal writing and research skills
Prompt, clear, and professional communication style
Unparalleled attention to detail
Job Duties Include:
Draft and prosecute U.S. and PCT Patent applications, including drafting, filing, responding to Office Actions, communicating with clients, etc.
Coordinate response to foreign office actions
Opinion and Clearance work
Drafting and preparing litigation documents
Interested Candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “IP Associate Position” and include your Name.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: St. George, Utah
WilmerHale’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department is interested in discussing positions with attorneys who have degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or other engineering disciplines or physics, along with work experience or an aptitude in computer architecture, computer science, or signal processing fields.
WilmerHale's IP Department offers a broad platform and includes: post-grant proceedings and interferences and strategic IP advice in the United States and worldwide. The IP Department counsels clients on IP portfolio development, drafts and prosecutes patents, copyrights and trademarks, and conducts IP audits. The transactional side of the IP Department works with the Corporate Practice in our Transactional Department and assesses risks and opportunities associated with IP licensing, technology transfer, sponsored and collaborative research agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliance and similar matters. The IP Department also works with the Litigation/Controversy Department in IP litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels, including international arbitration and ITC proceedings.
WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.
McNeill Baur has multiple unique opportunities for patent attorneys or agents specializing in the fields of chemistry and biology. We are looking for one or more attorneys or agents with a least 5 years relevant experience in complex patent prosecution and/or patent counseling. Candidates with prior litigation experience are encouraged to apply.
You love science and ideally have an advanced biology or chemistry degree, preferably a PhD, from a superior institution.
You have a track record of performing work for innovative life science, biotech, and/or pharmaceutical corporations based in the United States.
You have strong persuasive writing skills, deep knowledge of best practices in patent prosecution (for a prosecution position) and due diligence investigations and opinion writing (for a counseling position), and effectively present work product orally.
You are admitted to practice before the USPTO.
You can support partners in multiple locations and work independently.
We want to hear from you even if you want a part-time position or are an on-ramp candidates who wants to return to the workforce.
McNeill Baur was founded nearly seven years ago by a group of former big law attorneys who continue to practice high value, strategic patent prosecution and client counseling but in a smaller firm environment. Our attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in life sciences patent prosecution and counseling, and the firm has been ranked as a recommended firm for patent prosecution for multiple years.
We love what we do! We work with the best and brightest innovative clients at the cutting edge of biotechnology and chemistry. This is a unique opportunity to practice law at a big firm level, while benefiting from the firm's strong commitment to reasonable work hours, family-friendly atmosphere, and respecting employee work-life balance. We are committed to equity and inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, identity, religion, and experience.
We have no work origination or business development requirement in this position.
Attorneys and agents design their own work plan, including schedule and billable hour goals, in consultation with partners.
The firm has never had a central brick-and-mortar location and instead uses advanced cloud-based networking capabilities. This eliminates commuting and allows us to hire the best candidates from different locations.
We offer a comprehensive and generous benefit program, including health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, an EAP program, a competitive salary, and a 401K plan with generous matching component.
We provide home office equipment.
We support professional development by providing training.
Please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, desired hours per year, and a portfolio listing representative US patents or published applications that you have drafted and/or prosecuted to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: remote
Miller & Martin, a leading Southeastern law firm, is seeking an IP associate for their Atlanta, GA offices.
Roles and responsibilities:
Patent and/or trademark litigation; 2-4 years of experience required, preferably at a firm with a sophisticated IP litigation practice; superior academic record, research and writing skills. GA Bar admission and Patent Bar required.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer is seeking a U.S. patent attorney with 1–4 years of experience to be an associate in its Frankfurt, Germany office.
Successful candidates will be authorized to practice in at least one state of the United States and before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Candidates should have a demonstrated track record of academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills, and a mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or physics degree. German language proficiency is a plus, but not required, as the working language of the office is English.
As an associate at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, you will experience a collegial and supportive environment that challenges your technical knowledge and improves your legal skills. Typical work activities include: U.S. patent prosecution, analysis and preparation of patent opinions, drafting agreements related to technology licensing and associated transactions; and support of litigation, administrative reviews, petitions, and appeals. Preferred candidates will have experience in at least some of these areas.
Leydig, Voit, and Mayer is a U.S. law firm with offices throughout the United States, as well as international offices in Germany and China. The firm has been at the forefront of intellectual property law for more than 100 years and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all areas of intellectual property practice, including holding a Tier 1 ranking in Patent Law from U.S. News and World Report. The firm is committed to mentoring and associate development and offers an open-door environment in which you can seek assistance from anyone in the firm. Associate compensation begins at $160,000 and is adjusted based on experience and qualifications. Additionally, associates based in the Frankfurt office receive an ex-pat package, including additional travel benefits for travel back to the U.S.
Leydig offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
As a provider of legal services to U.S. government agencies, Leydig participates in the E-Verify program.
Candidate submissions for the Frankfurt associate position should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and include: a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position; your resume; at least one writing sample, preferably relevant to patents (e.g., Office Action responses, appeal briefs, etc.); and certified or uncertified copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts, as well as graduate school transcripts if applicable.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Frankfurt, Germany (U.S. Firm)
Qualified and interested candidates should submit a PDF of their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a writing sample to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition & Integration
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Portland, OR
Pergament & Cepeda LLP, a small but rapidly growing life sciences and IP law firm in Morris County, NJ is looking for a litigation associate. The firm represents corporate pharma clients in ANDA litigation. The firm also represent patent plaintiffs in patent contingency litigation.
We are looking for a highly articulate litigation associate with 2 to 5 years of overall litigation experience, including 1 to 3 years in patent litigation. At least some pharmaceutical ANDA patent litigation experience is highly desirable but not required. The ideal candidate would have experience with discovery and motion practice. Demonstrated top academic performance is required. Highly desirable but not required is good familiarity with, and preferably a degree in, organic chemistry and/or molecular biology, with an advanced degree a substantial plus. Opportunities for client contact.
Compensation for this position includes an annual salary competitive within the New Jersey Market, along with customary benefits and opportunities to earn bonuses and commissions.