Merchant & Gould, one of the nation's premier intellectual property law firms, is seeking an Associate to join our litigation practice. The Litigation practice group represents clients in trials and appeals involving complex patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and complex commercial litigation matters. In addition to practice before federal and state courts, the firm has an extensive practice before the International Trade Commission. This position is located in our Atlanta, GA office.

Job Requirements:
  • The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials and a minimum of 2 years of experience in patent litigation. Advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or mechanical engineering is preferred. Exceptional writing, research, and analytical skills are highly preferred. At Merchant & Gould, we are committed to the success of our attorneys.
  • You will be working and learning from some of the most talented professionals in intellectual property law. Our goal is to foster a collaborative culture that honors work/life balance. Our associate compensation structure has two components: (1) a base salary (based on an 1825 billable hour target) and (2) a discretionary merit bonus based on performance.

We are equally committed to providing competitive, affordable health and wellness benefits to help take care of yourself and your family, including:
  • a competitive salary with a bonus plan,
  • a comprehensive benefits package that includes employee medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D insurance
  • short- and long-term disability
  • 401(k) match
  • parenting leave
  • ten firm holidays.

Merchant & Gould provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We welcome candidates with disabilities. If you need any accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please contact our Human Resources Department at or 1-612-332-5300.