Come grow with us. DLA Piper is a place where each of us has the freedom to evolve and shape our careers. As you progress, you'll deliver exceptional, innovative solutions – and create outstanding, sustainable results for our industry-shaping clients. You will have the opportunity to be surrounded by peers who possess complimentary expertise that allow for collaboration in finding solutions, and the chance to direct your own growth and pursue a wide range of practice opportunities for clients with diverse needs. Your brightest ideas will enhance how one of the world's leading law firms combines practice-area expertise, modern industry insights and an expansive geographic footprint to help our clients shape their businesses and industries.

DLA Piper is seeking a non-partnership track attorney for its Patent Prosecution Group. We are looking for candidates with 2-4 years of experience in patent prosecution. Primary duties will include patent prosecution, client counseling, drafting patent applications, freedom to operate opinions and due diligence.

We prefer candidates with immediately transferable skills and strong academic backgrounds from nationally recognized schools as well as prior industry experience or experience in recognized large or mid-sized law firms. We are looking for candidates with a degree in computer science, electric engineering or mechanical engineer. Applicants must be licensed to practice in the state in which they are officed. Admission to the USPTO is also required.

Minimum requirement:
  • 2-4 years of experience in patent prosecution
  • Degree in C.S., E.E. or M.E
  • J.D. and licensed to practice in the state in which they are officed