A Partner-Owned Law Firm Headquartered in Saint Louis, MO is seeking experienced lateral associates with software, computer science, electrical or mechanical expertise to join its Intellectual Property Group. The ideal candidate should possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the software, computer science, electrical or mechanical areas. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patent for a diverse clientele.

Associates have an exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, high experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Simultaneously handles the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters at different stages of progression, from inception to conclusion
  • Possess strong attention to detail and good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients
  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in Intellectual Property law
  • Produces quality legal work and bills the required amounts of hours to ensure excellent client services
  • Manages business and generates business through group and individual efforts
  • Complies with the very highest ethical standards of the legal profession

  • Decision Making – actively makes decisions on client matters with little supervision
  • Communication - strong, professional communication, both written and orally to both internal and external clients
  • Leadership - actively delegates orders
  • Continuous Learning - actively embraces learning new skills and mastering new technology and sharing with others
  • Teamwork – works as diligent member of client teams and begins to lead teams in matters
  • Alignment to Values - Influences the awareness and adoption of the Firm's values on a larger scale; influences the awareness and adoption of diversity and inclusion; demonstrates respect by providing solutions and support

Required Education: Juris Doctor

Preferred Education: Bachelors or higher in Electrical, Computer, or Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science

Licenses and/or Certifications: Licensed to practice law in good standing in one or more jurisdictions where the Firm conducts business; must maintain applicable license renewal and CLE requirements; Registered to practice before the USPTO

Required Experience: 1 years' experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Preferred Experience: 2-8 years' experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm

Supervisory Responsibilities: Indirect - actively utilizes support staff or junior associates to ensure client satisfaction

Physical Activity: The employee will be required to sit (or utilize a standing desk) for prolonged periods and work on a computer

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.