McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert and Berghoff LLP (MBHB), a leading patent-focused intellectual property law firm based in downtown Chicago, is seeking Patent Prosecution Associates or Patent Agents with training/experience in AI & machine learning and strong Computer Science credentials.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and able to organize a workload independently while collaborating with others on projects. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate comfortably with clients and firm personnel. Also helpful is a flexible and proactive approach to tasks and client demands, as well as the ability to thrive and react quickly and positively in a fast-paced environment.
Preference will be given to candidates with a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science. Candidates with other technical degrees who have a strong background in computer science, software development, and machine learning will also be considered.
Associates and Patent Agents at MBHB enjoy a highly competitive salary, bonus program and a comprehensive benefits package. MBHB prioritizes professional development with mentoring and robust programming that includes skills training and relevant CLE courses. Additional perks include an attorney lounge as well as workout facilities on site. The firm also sponsors various social events for attorneys, patent agents and staff throughout the year.
To learn more about life at MBHB as a legal professional, please visit the Careers section of our website (www.mbhb.com/careers).
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP (“MBHB”) is an intellectual property law firm focusing on the intellectual property needs of technology-driven companies. The firm's clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.
MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
Stratus Law Group is a woman-owned law firm is looking for a remote, reduced hours, or full time patent agent/attorney with a software or electrical engineering background to prepare and prosecute patent applications for our clients. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of patent prosecution experience. We offer true work/life balance where you can work however much you want from anywhere you want. We have an innovative law firm culture using cutting edge technology and an amazing support staff. This position provides great flexibility perfect for working parents seeking work/life balance. Applicants must be admitted to practice before the USPTO.
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
Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC is seeking an associate level patent attorney or agent to join our firm’s Electrical Engineering Patent Practice Group. Responsibilities include patent preparation, prosecution, foreign portfolio management and conducting due diligence on new products and technology acquisitions towards rendering opinions to clients. The position requires working closely with clients, inventors, and firm attorneys.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to develop and expand internal and external relationships. The candidate must excel in a team environment, as well be a motivated self-starter who works well under pressure, with the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Requirements include a B.S. in electrical engineering, electronics, applied physics, or material science, a J.D. from an accredited law school, a license to practice law in at least one state, preferably Washington, and admittance to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Conducting prior art searches
Determining ownership rights to various parts of an invention
Drafting patent applications and working with the USPTO to resolve patent examiner questions
Assisting clients whose patents have been infringed
Advising clients on the use and protection of patents
Assisting clients with identifying the nature of their intellectual property
Monitoring existing and proposed patents
Attending meetings and conducting conference calls with clients and contacts in the United States and overseas
Dealing with general inquiries on patent protection
Filing domestic and international patent applications
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Seattle, Washington
Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC (COJK) is a Seattle-based intellectual property law firm practicing all areas of IP law. The firm, established in 1929, enjoys a culture produced by a management ethos that emphasizes teamwork, effective communication, and a healthy balance between work and family life. The company takes great pride in its ability to provide excellent service to our clients and further the opportunities of our attorneys and staff for professional and personal growth.
Klein, O'Neill & Singh, LLP, a cutting edge Intellectual Property law firm in Irvine with a collegial work environment with competitive compensation and benefits, is looking for experienced patent attorneys to service its growing hi-tech practice.
The firm seeks different levels of patent prosecution attorneys with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering. The first level calls for a candidate with a small or to medium portable book of business and at least eight years of patent prosecution experience. The second level calls for a candidate with 2-5 years of patent prosecution experience, preferably both in hardware and software with some mechanical prosecution experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.
Contact Please submit resume, transcripts, and a writing sample for consideration to: email@example.com.
Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Irvine, California
Sheridan Ross P.C. is seeking an Associate Attorney or Patent Agent with up to three years of legal experience and strong academic credentials. This is for a new position in support of Sheridan Ross’ Mechanical Arts group and will be located in our Denver, Colorado office. Qualified candidates will be USPTO admitted or have plans to take the examination. Additionally, candidates should be motivated self-starters with superb communication and writing skills, a commitment to excellence and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.
0-3 years of legal experience
Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar field
J. A. Lindeman & Co. is seeking a Patent Attorney/Patent Agent. As a member of the firm’s IP team, the attorney/agent will be involved in all aspects of software, computer science, and engineering practice, including:
Working with inventors and counseling clients
Drafting patent applications and developing patent portfolios
Preparing responses to the USPTO and to international patent offices
Analyzing patent materials and
Preparing freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions.
Candidates should be registered to practice before the USPTO and have up to 3 years’ experience in U.S. patent prosecution. Law school students registered to practice before the USPTO are encouraged to apply. Analytical thinking and problem solving skills are essential, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment is a must. A strong customer service orientation and excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with firm personnel, clients, and foreign counsel are essential.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Umberg Zipser LLP is seeking a Patent Prosecution Associate/Agent (Life Science). Successful candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO, capable of working independently, be proactive, enjoy learning about new technologies and must be capable of working both on her/his own as well as a part of a team. An advanced degree in the chemical or biological arts is required.
Essential duties include draft applications and responses to office actions for US and foreign applications. Candidate will also help with managing and developing IP portfolio and strategies for clients. Additionally, candidate will support the firm’s attorneys in the technical aspects of various invalidity and non-infringement opinions, due diligence.
Masters or Ph.D. degree in biology, chemistry, or related field with deep understanding of cell biology, immune biology, cancer vaccines, and molecular biology.
Preferred at least 3 years of experience as a registered patent agent prosecuting patent applications in the life sciences space.
Applicable knowledge and understanding of all components of U.S. and foreign patent principles, rules and regulations and experience working with the USPTO.
Excellent writing, analytical, technical, and critical-thinking skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic with comprehensive knowledge of patent prosecution process.
Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and detail-oriented work environment.
Excellent organizational skills including record keeping.
Being friendly and enjoy working in a cooperative environment.
Contact Please email resume to email@example.com. Please include writing samples such as applications or responses to office actions.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Irvine, California
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire a highly qualified junior to mid-level associate to join our intellectual property practice in the Philadelphia office as a patent prosecutor responsible for interfacing with clients and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and coordinating worldwide patent prosecution on behalf of clients.
Candidates must have at least two years of patent prosecution experience in the biotechnology/large molecule technology space along with an advanced degree in a life sciences technology area. Further, candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding. Pennsylvania bar membership is required and Patent bar membership is strongly preferred.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please note: Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position. If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate, even if Morgan Lewis hires said candidate.
Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
With more than 200 lawyers and other professionals, Morgan Lewis has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any full-service law firm in the world. We provide a range of IP services, including litigation at the district court, International Trade Commission, and appellate levels; patent preparation and prosecution; trademark and copyright counseling and portfolio management; post-grant and other administrative proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); licensing, technology transfer and other transactions; and addressing Intellectual Properties issues in corporate transactions. One of the major focuses of our Philadelphia office is patent prosecution for the life sciences industry, including molecular biology, immunology, molecular biophysics, cell biology, or a related field.
McKee, 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 20 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.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice representing commercial, industrial and financial enterprises both publicly and privately held. The Firm has a long history of social responsibility and supporting the communities in which our people live and work.
The Washington D.C. office is seeking a registered IP Patent Agent with 2 - 5 years of experience to join our growing IP Prosecution, Transactions & Strategy Practice Group. Qualified candidates should have a degree in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Physics with practical experience in semiconductor fabrication. Excellent analytical skills, writing skills, and academic record are required.
The global law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is actively recruiting a patent associate with a technical degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering for our Minneapolis office. Faegre Baker Daniels is an AmLaw 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Asia and the UK. The responsibilities will involve all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution for a national and international client base, and our ideal candidate will have at least one year of patent prosecution experience. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and strong academic credentials are required. This position offers competitive compensation and actively engages in its associates’ professional growth.
The Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP seeks an entry-level patent prosecution associate to join its Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group. The Stoel Rives TIP practice is a multidisciplinary group that includes talented professionals with experience in business, litigation, and patent prosecution. The ideal candidate will have up to 3 years of experience as an attorney and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or optics. Strong academic credentials, client service skills, and writing skills are required. Membership to the Oregon bar is preferred. Occasional travel may be required.
Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
The Washington, DC office of Venable LLP is seeking a junior associate to join its patent prosecution practice. Qualified candidates will have 2-4 years of big law or boutique experience and a computer science or electrical engineering background. Candidates must have JD from an accredited law school and be a registered patent attorney. Must have excellent academic credentials and communication skills.
Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected Veteran status and any other protected basis under applicable law.
AMPACC Law Group is seeking an experienced Patent Attorney with a book of business. We provide an excellent platform for a motivated attorney to cultivate and grow his or her book of business. We also provide an outstanding incentive for such an attorney. AMPACC offers opportunities for professional growth in a dynamic and collegial work environment.
The following qualifications are required:
Book of business
Three or more years of patent prosecution experience
Contact To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your cover letter, resume and a patent prosecution writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Seattle, Washington
Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest and highest-ranked firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law. We are seeking a Patent Agent / Lawyer for our Calgary office.
An ideal candidate will be a Canadian and/or United States lawyer and patent agent with 3+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution working with clients primarily in electronics/computer related technologies, and preferably also experience with clients in the energy industry. He/she will have a technical background in electrical or computer engineering, computer science and/or physics. Experience with patent litigation and/or patent and technology licensing would be an asset. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are essential.
Contact If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please submit your resume electronically through our Career Portal here: https://canr55.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/SmartBiggar/Posting/View/1327. Smart & Biggar is a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), working to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession. We welcome application from all qualified individuals. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate attorney with at least one year of prosecution experience to join its growing patent prosecution practice. Successful candidates are required to have at least an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. Strong academic credentials and excellent references are preferred, and candidates are required to be admitted to the USPTO.
As an Am Law 50 firm and ranked as one of the most prestigious firms in the Pacific Northwest, this is an excellent opportunity to join a highly supportive working environment while handling sophisticated matters at both a local and a national level. Follow our LinkedIn page or the Firm Overview on our website for more information.
Dorsey’s Patent group is seeking an Associate with two to five years of experience to be based in Denver, Minneapolis, Palo Alto, Salt Lake City, or Seattle. This Associate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent prosecution projects. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
The following qualifications are required:
Two to five years of patent attorney experience
B.S. and/or M.S. in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, or a B.S. in Engineering with relevant technical Computer Science or Electrical Engineering work experience
Strong academic performance
Contact Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply online at www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Denver, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Palo Alto, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; or Seattle, Washington
G&G is seeking highly skilled and productive Patent Attorneys with a background in Electrical or Computer Engineering. G&G provides a unique work environment that stands out from other firms. It is the firm’s view that broadening the subject matter expertise of all attorneys provides the best opportunity for growth for the attorney and the firm. Consequently, attorneys are given an opportunity to work across all clients of the firm to gain expertise in multiple subject areas such as landline and cellular communications, terrestrial and satellite communications, smart cars, data mining, waveguide communications, RF interference mitigation, RF tuning, gaming technologies, medical devices, advertising engines, magnetic resonant imaging, nanotechnology, and other advanced technology areas. Also, the firm periodically employs a process to balance attorney dockets so that all attorneys are assigned matters they can work on a daily basis without concern that their dockets will run low at any time during a calendar year.
G&G is approaching its 10th anniversary in 2020. Since its inception, the firm has invested substantially in infrastructure and proprietary technologies such as, for example, an electronic checklist process, custom coding of its docketing system to mimic client workflows, development of an advanced file system that enables sophisticated searches and conflicts checks. Innovation centered on improving all aspects of the work environment has been and continues to be a core value of the firm’s founders.
As part of the G&G team you will be working with a diverse group of clients ranging from sophisticated mid-sized corporations to Fortune 500 companies. The firm has a substantial volume of work that provides attorneys exceptional opportunities for career growth.
We offer comprehensive benefits that are paid in full by the firm and a competitive compensation package that includes a base salary with a formulaic quarterly bonus.
G&G is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment.
If G&G’s work environment resonates with your interests, we encourage you to apply for a position at the firm. If you qualify for this position, you will have an opportunity to speak with the firm’s founders and other attorneys at the firm to learn more about the firm’s processes and career opportunities.
Must have passed a state bar and the USPTO patent bar. 4-7+ years of law practice with “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of US matters is required. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering is required. Telecommunications and/or actual engineering experience is a plus. A book of business is also a plus.