The Position:
A Full-Service Law Firm is seeking a Junior to Senior Level Patent Agent, Associate or Senior Counsel. This is an exceptional opportunity to join our growing Electrical and Computer Science IP team with a national and international client base. This position can be based out of any of our offices. The Patent Associate must have a minimum of 2 years of IP prosecution experience at a firm or in-house.

Ability to draft patent applications and admission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are required. Substantial physics, optics/photonics, audio and/or image processing experience is a plus. Graduate-level experience or advance technical degree is also a plus, as is involvement with patent analysis/opinions of counsel and IPRs. Our ideal candidate will hold a degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering and have excellent advanced mathematics skills.

The Company:
This is an opportunity to work with the Best. We are A Full-Service Law Firm. We are a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers and technical professionals who work in collaborative, interdisciplinary practices to serve clients around the world.

We work with companies in all kinds of industries, as well as trade associations, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, family trusts, and high-net-worth individuals. Since our firm's founding in 1848, we've continuously evolved to meet our clients' changing needs and expectations. One thing remains the same: For generations, clients have relied on A Full-Service Law Firm for exceptional legal service and business acumen.

The Location:
We have offices in Wisconsin (Milwaukee, Madison, Manitowoc, Waukesha); Illinois (Chicago); Utah (Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake City); Colorado (Denver, Broomfield); Texas (Austin); North Carolina (Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington); and Washington D.C. Our contemporary offices spaces are ideal for concentration and collaboration supporting our culture of working together to make great things happen for our clients. This position can be located in our any of our offices.

Job Requirements:
Bring Your Best

Knowledge Base & Education:
  • Admission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Degree in Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • At least two years of in-house or law firm patent prosecution experience

  • 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 interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of internal and external clients, attorneys, and staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 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

Valid authorization to work in the U.S.