McGarry Bair is looking for Patent Engineers with a Mechanical background or Electrical background to help in protecting our clients' intellectual property. You will help analyze the patentability of inventions, including computer searching for related inventions, prepare and help prosecute patent applications, aid in assessing infringement risks for new products, and help guide the development of new products.
The Patent Engineer position is a desirable alternative for an engineer or scientist seeking a non-traditional, yet related profession. The job incorporates technical knowledge with analytical skills, and requires you to apply them in a variety of technical fields. You will need to learn new technologies quickly and be able to teach others as well. You must have strong reading and writing skills in the English language. Strong computer skills, especially computer searching and research skills, are necessary. We are looking specifically for those with education and/or experience in Electrical Engineering, ideally someone that knows about motors and generators.
The best person for the job is able to succeed in a casual work environment with a client-focused, yet highly professional culture. You should enjoy working with small teams while being independently responsible for your individual tasks. We need a problem solver who is strategically agile, who enjoys variety, who is quick to learn and adapt, and who is unafraid to work intensely with quick responsiveness to rapidly changing client demands.
If you are already a Patent Agent, that is a real plus. However, for the Patent Engineer, no legal experience is required; we will teach you what you need to know. You must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science; an advanced degree is a plus but is not required. For the Patent Engineer, opportunities for advancement to become a Patent Agent registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office are available and encouraged.
McGarry Bair PC is an Intellectual Property law firm in Grand Rapids, MI, specializing in all aspects of intellectual property law world-wide, including obtaining, enforcing, and defending patents, copyrights,trademarks, trade secrets, and agreements. Our prime directive is responsive client service, which we accomplish with a team of hard-working and intelligent people who appreciate a relaxed, blue-jean culture, yet are able to thrive in an independent and sometimes intense work environment. Our office is in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, a vibrant and growing city.
McGarry Bair is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Contact To apply, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a resume, transcripts and writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Grand Rapids, Mich. (with possible option for remote)
Aspen Aerogels Inc. is seeking a Patent Attorney with at least 5 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution to be based out of our Northborough, MA headquarters. The Patent Attorney will be responsible for helping the company articulate and implement optimum patent strategies; will be a critical member of the legal team supporting the innovation oriented technology company. Key attributes include a solid patent law background, self-driven and established success in patent portfolio creation and management in a collaborative environment.
The Patent Attorney’s primary responsibilities include:
Identify and articulate IP opportunities in the Company’s R&D, Process and Product Development and other business functions, and assist in implementing the IP strategy.
Perform prior art searches, articulate patentability, prepare, file and prosecute patent applications at the USPTO.
Identify IP issues and advise on appropriate responses to third party actions, including performing relevant FTO analyses.
Manage foreign patent and trademark procurement activities.
Effective use patent/trademark databases to navigate the IP work flow along with support staff.
Develop policies and procedures to ensure an appropriate IP protection in different business activities.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in engineering or natural sciences (preferably in materials, chemistry or chemical engineering).
Masters degree is a plus, but not required.
A JD from a recognized US law school and an active State bar admission.
USPTO registration is required.
5+ years patent procurement experience in a law firm or in-house environment.
IP related transactional practice.
Experience managing foreign patent portfolio.
Exposure to trademark issues
The successful candidate will have:
An ability to articulate complex technical/legal analysis and arguments orally and in writing.
A flexible and proactive approach to problem solving.
An ability to thrive on challenge and react promptly and positively to a fast-paced work culture.
Current knowledge of substantive and procedural requirements for filings (including electronic) with the USPTO and PCT practice.
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability collaborate across the company and with outside and foreign counsel to produce tangible results.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage and drive projects and tasks with high attention to detail.
Must be able to work in a demanding environment with shifting priorities and deadlines.
Demonstrates high integrity and strong work ethic.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or call (508) 466-3111 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
Additional Info Employer Type: Small Corporation Job Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Aspen Aerogels is the global leader in aerogel technology. The company’s mission is to enable its customers and partners to shape their own strategies around the global megatrends of resource efficiency and sustainability. The company’s Cryogel® and Pyrogel® products are valued by the world’s largest energy infrastructure companies. The company’s Spaceloft® products provide building owners with industry-leading energy efficiency including options for a safe, non-combustible fire rating. The company’s strategy is to partner with world-class industry leaders to leverage its aerogel technology platform into additional markets. Headquartered in Northborough, Mass., Aspen Aerogels manufactures its products at its East Providence, R.I. facility.
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC is seeking a Patent Law Associate to work in its Burlington, Vermont, offices. We have a strong preference for candidates who have:
Chemistry background – BS or advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, or equivalent
Three to five years of patent experience, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications in chemical/biochemical arts, or a former U.S. patent examiner in a chemical/biochemical art unit, with at least one year of patent experience outside of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
Experience with or willingness to prepare and prosecute patent applications in other arts, including software arts, medical-device arts, and electromechanical-device arts;
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and a high level of attention to detail;
Excellent analytical and writing skills;
Superb academic credentials; and
Desire to work in a dynamic collegial environment.
Contact Apply by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/2I66XwP. Please include your resume, cover letter, writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Burlington, Vermont
Blackbird Technologies, a company formed five years ago by partners of AmLaw20 law firms, is looking for experienced mid to senior level associates with at least three years of patent litigation experience, who can handle most day-to-day case demands autonomously. Rare opportunity for substantive courtroom experience in an entrepreneurial environment. Should have experience with patent litigation concerning engineering and/or computer science disciplines.
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate (or patent agent) with 3-5 years' experience in patent prosecution to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group in its Silicon Valley office. Ideal candidate must have a EE/Computer Science technical background along with strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude, ability to engender client confidence, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. USPTO and California Bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
The Legal department of Saint Gobain North America (SGNA) is looking for an Intellectual Property Counsel to join their team. The IP Counsel will be responsible for general counseling on IP matters including patent prosecution enforcement and clearance, as well as trademark and trade secret matters, while building and maintaining the patent portfolio for SGNA. This individual will interact with a wide variety of people from R&D engineers to senior business managers.
• Provide day-to-day legal advice to R&D professionals and senior business managers in connection with intellectual property matters and disputes, focusing particularly on patents and trade secrets.
• Direct outside counsel in connection with patent procurement both within the US and abroad, managing outside counsel spend and litigation management including evaluating, recommending, and structuring settlements and defense postures.
• Review and advice on intellectual property-related agreements such as NDAs, licenses and joint development agreements.
• Monitoring and communicating pertinent changes in the law.
• Drafting and negotiating joint development, licensing and other types of intellectual property agreements.
• 5+ years of experience as a lawyer in the IP field is required.
• J.D. required, along with a Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent educational experience.
• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration is required.
• Knowledge of both legal and technical rules and principles and sound judgment in applying them to real world problems to provide business-minded advice.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, writing, problem-solving and analytical skills are expected.
• Travel to business sites and customers is quite likely to be required – including international travel.
The Kudelski Group (the “Group”) is looking for a Patent Attorney to join the Group’s global Intellectual Property Business Unit (“IPBU”) in support the IPBU’s worldwide prosecution team. The Group’s patent portfolio reflects the Group’s long inventive history and supports an industry leading Intellectual Property Team. This position will interact directly with the Group’s product units and outside counsel to implement KIPI’s prosecution strategy on a world-wide basis. This experienced attorney will manage all facets of protecting the Group’s inventive activity to continue the Group’s tradition of innovation. A successful candidate will have experience working with inventors, drafting or supervising the drafting of patent applications, very strong communication skills, and strong organization skills. The candidate will rely on these skills to manage the process of capturing the Group’s inventive activity. This attorney needs to thrive in a complex, fast-paced, and dynamic business environment, and also enjoy collaboration and teamwork within the IPBU and with business partners.
Reports to: Vice President, Chief IP Counsel
Work with Group employees to develop and protect inventions.
Drive innovation and “blue sky” sessions in support of directed invention harvesting.
Select and work with outside counsel to manage the preparation of high value, globally enforceable patents consistent with IPBU asset development guidelines and budgets.
Review all office actions, foreign filing decisions, appeals, continuations, new filings, and optionally draft applications to ensure compliance with varying global patent prosecution and enforcement systems.
Support freedom to operate analyses, license business case development, and/or patent litigation actions as needed.
Assist in analysis of patents being considered for use in licensing, acquisition, or divestiture.
Counsel inventors and IPBU on decisions around securing patent protection.
Coordinate with IPBU to develop and implement IP strategies to fit the Group’s varied needs.
Oversee implementation and expansion of the Group’s inventor recognition program.
Assist in patent clearance and freedom to operate for Group business units and products.
Provide regular project updates to VP and IPBU.
Ensure Group maintains a “Best in Class” asset management process with excellent results.
Experience, Education & Certification:
Juris Doctor (or equivalent) from a top law school with a membership in good standing with at least one State Bar and/or equivalent in a foreign jurisdiction and licensed to practice before USPTO and/or EPO.
Engineering or science-based degree is desirable; must be familiar with Group’s technology, e.g., cybersecurity, video content delivery, and video security (e.g., DRM, Conditional Access Systems).
At least 4 years of IP management or related experience required (preferably a mix of in-house and law firm experience)
A working understanding of global filing and enforcement requirements.
Litigation support is beneficial
Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
Excellent communication skills, the ability to work with various levels of management, strong analytical skills, detail oriented, and the ability to successfully lead cross-functional teams to achieve identified objectives required.
Strong organizational skills, e.g., maintaining attention to detail on multiple projects simultaneously, and the ability to adjust to changing priorities and deadlines.
Ability and desire to work collaboratively on a team.
Sound legal and business judgment.
Self-starter with strong problem-solving skills.
Capacity to proactively isolate and prioritize issues and to focus on implementing both top-level, strategic solutions as well as the day-to-day initiatives.
Ability to quickly assimilate and understand complex situations and information, including highly technical information.
Able to quickly establish credibility, respect and trust.
Strong sense of ownership, integrity and courage of conscience.
English language fluency is necessary, French is beneficial.
Bejin Bieneman, PLC, is seeking a patent associate or registered patent agent with at least two years’ experience to immediately join the firm. You will prepare and prosecute patent applications in electronics, software, controls, electro-mechanical, and/or the mechanical arts, and may be asked to assist in intellectual property transactions, litigation, and opinion work.
Law school graduates must be admitted to a state bar in addition to having a USPTO registration. A degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering is required, as is experience drafting patent applications for electrical or computer software inventions.
Bejin Bieneman is a growing and dynamic boutique full-service intellectual property law firm with an international practice based in Southfield, Michigan. We are an equal opportunity employer. Reimbursement for relocation expenses is not available. No recruiters, please.
Contact Please send a resume, transcripts, writing samples, and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Southfield, Michigan
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral litigation 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 1-4 years of experience litigating complex patent and/or other intellectual property litigation. 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.
Klarquist professionals could practice anywhere; at the largest law firms and companies, and in the largest cities. They chose Klarquist because here they can pursue both their passion for law and their passion for life. Our reputation for excellence and emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance attract experienced attorneys from large general practice firms as well as IP boutiques, and appeal to top students from national and local law schools.
401(k) Retirement Plan and profit sharing
Comprehensive health care plan, which includes medical, dental and vision coverage
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral patent prosecution associates and patent agents with strong expertise in chemistry (a Ph.D., M.S. or industry experience is preferred). Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and preferably at least 3 years of experience prosecuting patent applications for chemistry related matters. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.
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. 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.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer is seeking a junior associate (with 1-3 years of experience) in patent prosecution to join its Chicago, IL, Boulder, CO, Walnut Creek, CA, or Washington, D.C. office.
Successful candidates will be a U.S. Attorney registered to practice in at least one state and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates should also have a demonstrated track record of academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills, and an engineering degree (electrical or computer engineering preferred).
As an associate at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, you will experience a collegial and supportive environment in which your technical knowledge is challenged and your legal skills improved. Some of the activities in which you may be involved are: analysis and preparation of replies to office actions of the US patent office or foreign agencies; invention disclosure meetings with our clients, and preparation of new patent applications; preparation and prosecution of design applications; study of patents and prosecution history files in support of opinions of non-infringement or invalidity; technology licensing agreements and related transactions; and support of litigation, administrative reviews, petitions and appeals.
Leydig, Voit, and Mayer is a U.S. law firm, based in Chicago, Illinois. 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 and benefit from the experience of others. Associate compensation begins at $160,000 and is adjusted based on experience and qualifications.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Contact A complete submission is sent by email to email@example.com and includes: cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position; resume; writing sample(s), preferably relevant to patents (e.g., office action responses, appeal briefs, etc.); and uncertified copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts. Qualified applicants must be certified to practice law.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, Illinois; Boulder, Colorado; San Francisco, California (Area); Washington, D.C.
The Webb Law Firm, a highly-regarded Pittsburgh-based intellectual property boutique law firm with an international and national client base is growing and is seeking multiple lateral candidates with a technical background in one of the following areas to add to its team of more than 55 dedicated intellectual property attorneys: Chemistry, with knowledge of small molecule organic chemistry; Pharma; Computer Science; Engineering
Mechanical Engineering; Science / Metallurgy
Specifically, our Firm is seeking qualified candidates holding at least a Bachelor of Science degree in the above areas with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a patent attorney/ patent agent/ technical writer. Industry experience in pharma, chemistry, software development for web-based applications, mobile devices, or social media is a plus. Preference is given to those who are registered to practice before the USPTO.
Responsibilities include preparing and prosecuting patent applications (U.S. and international) and client counseling regarding patentability, infringement and validity, with significant opportunities to practice all aspects of IP law, including litigation, licensing and counseling.
Competitive compensation and benefits package along with a collegial, flexible working environment – including full-time, part-time and potentially remote working opportunities - make The Webb Law Firm a great career decision.
Contact Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts and a writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an Intellectual Property Associate with 3-5 years' experience in patent prosecution and litigation to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group in its Silicon Valley office. Ideal candidate must have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude, ability to engender client confidence, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. USPTO and California Bar admission required; technical background (EE/CS degree) preferred along with large law firm experience. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Trademark Associate with 3 plus years of trademark experience. The successful candidate must have experience in trademark clearance, guidance, prosecution, litigation, inter partes proceedings or oppositions and cancellations. Must be admitted in Virginia or the District of Columbia. If you have excellent academic credentials and strong research and writing skills, then apply now. We will need a cover letter, resume, all transcripts and a writing sample.
Dowd Scheffel PLLC is seeking candidates for our Technical Legal Assistant position. It is an entry-level position for a recent college graduate, preferably with a technical undergraduate degree, who wants to work in a challenging, entrepreneurial environment and is interested in learning the legal profession with an eye towards law school.
Dowd Scheffel is a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property (“IP”) law, as well as appellate and litigation matters. Our firm was started by two former Federal Circuit clerks, and we are seeking detail-oriented, highly motivated individuals interested in the intersection of technology and the law. Ideally, you have a technical/science degree and are eager to gain hands-on, practical legal experience working for a small law firm. The size of our firm dictates that our Technical Legal Assistant gets opportunities to work closely with attorneys on all aspects of projects, from the mundane to the intellectually complex. We require flexibility, agility, pro-active thinking, and a team-oriented approach—and a sense of humor. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience prior to making the plunge into law school.
You will primarily work with the two founding partners to assist them with all aspects of the firm’s practice. Our work includes the full range of IP law, from developing ideas with clients and protecting them, through enforcement and/or defense. Our client advocacy includes post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), district court litigation, appeals, and Supreme Court advocacy.
We expect an entrepreneurial attitude and a desire to do whatever it takes to serve the clients’ interests. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a desire to strengthen relationships with clients and tackle legal challenges in a fast-paced environment. At the same time, we treat our Technical Legal Assistant as a colleague who is eager to learn from experienced attorneys.
Proofreading briefs, correspondence, and other written documents
Working with attorneys and legal assistants on client billable projects
Prepare, update, and maintain document indices, document and database management, basic research, organization of files, compilations of exhibits, proofreading and document retrieval from outside sources (Internet, libraries, courts and agencies)
Actively develop case management, cite-checking and research skills
Perform technical research and compile data as requested by attorneys
Assist with compilation and editing of briefs and applications to be submitted to courts and USPTO
Conduct patentability, right to use, and state-of-the-art patent searches
Manage and maintain case files and documents
Review, process and maintain client dockets for filing deadlines, including preparing reminders to attorneys and clients as needed
Assist with miscellaneous client-related projects
JOB SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Undergraduate degree, preferably in a science or engineering discipline preferred such as chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, biochemistry, and other related major
Preferred interest in the legal profession, although that is not a requirement
Ability to quickly learn and utilize various software tools and systems including Microsoft Office suite, Adobe, Westlaw, IP databases, and other online resources
Ability to handle multiple projects under pressure, meet deadlines, and be a strong team player
Strong attention to detail, excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Experience with U.S. patents and the USPTO is preferable, but not required
Contact To apply, please email email@example.com. Applicants should submit a a resume, transcript(s), references, and any writing sample (if readily available).
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Washington, D.C.
BakerHostetler is seeking an I.P. Litigation Associate for their Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; or Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include:
Handle all aspects of IP litigation, including ediscovery, depositions, motions practice, hearing preparation, and trial
Work collaboratively with other attorneys, staff, and vendors to provide excellent client service
Contact To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Candidates should have 1-5 years' experience litigating complex intellectual property disputes, preferably patent litigation. Excellent academic credentials are preferred. Exceptional research, writing, communication and interpersonal skills are required. A technical background is required, and an active patent bar registration number and/or a judicial clerkship experience (particularly at the CAFC) are desirable.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; or Washington, D.C.
Pergament & Cepeda LLP, a Morristown, NJ law firm, seeks attorney with 2-4 years of experience in ANDA litigation. Advanced degree in chemistry (or other technology field relevant to pharmaceutical patent work) preferred but not required.
The candidate should have experience in U.S. District Court patent litigation.
NJ Bar preferred.
Steptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a highly qualified intellectual property litigation attorney with a minimum of 2 years of experience to join its DC, Chicago, or New York office. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills are required.
Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.
The Denver office of Perkins Coie LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its nationally ranked Patent Litigation group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials from a top tier law school and a willingness and ability to master complex technologies. The ideal candidate should have an electrical engineering or computer science degree. Practical work experience in your field of technical expertise and admission to the Patent Bar are preferred.