Job Openings: Patent Attorney & IP Litigation – Silicon Valley
|Written by Gene Quinn
Patent Attorney & Founder of IPWatchdog
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Posted: Feb 26, 2013 @ 2:47 pm
As most of you know, IPWatchdog added the JobOrtunities job board to its repertoire several months ago. In that time, we have brought you information on some terrific opportunities in the IP arena. Given the continued demand for IP professionals, attorneys, agents, technical specialists, and the large number of people looking for new or better opportunities, we thought we’d step it up a bit and really get involved in helping our readers find new homes (professionally speaking, of course).
We are very pleased to announce that IPWatchdog’s very own Renee Quinn has teamed up with Alegna International, a recruiting agency that focuses on Intellectual Property placements, to help bring IP professionals together with the employers who are looking to hire them. Now, in addition to the firms that choose to utilize the JobOrtunities job board to advertise their open positions, we will be bringing you up to the minute information on both listed and unlisted positions that are available in the IP space so that you can both monitor market demand, and submit your resume for a position, if you’re interested.
When asked about what all this means, Renee had this to say, “All job listings and submissions will be handled with the strictest of confidentially so we encourage IPWatchdog readers to reach out and begin the conversation about their career direction, even if they are not necessarily looking to make a move at this time. Whether you are a junior associate just starting out, a patent agent with many years experience, or a seasoned attorney with your own practice, the likelihood is high that at some point, there will be a position posted here for you!”
If you are interested in applying for any positions, please send your resume to Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also be sure to put your full name and the job reference code in the email subject.
So now, without further ado, here are three brand new opportunities that are available in Silicon Valley.
JOB #1 ~ Mid-level Patent Prosecution Associate – Silicon Valley
This prominent AmLaw 100 firm represents leading and emerging companies, and takes pride in offering a diverse, collaborative team of attorneys who enjoy practicing law and who are committed to legal excellence in a collegial environment.
The Silicon Valley office, which has been consistently named as one of the Bay Area’s “Best Places to Work,” is seeking several mid-level associates for its patent prosecution practice. Two to five years of patent prosecution experience is preferred. Successful candidates will handle a variety of patent projects, including patent drafting, prosecution, reexaminations, opinions, litigation support and due diligence. The candidates will be located full-time in the Silicon Valley office. An electrical engineering or computer science degree as well as admission to the patent bar is required. Candidates should have good grades from a reputable law school. Senior lawyers in the practice will support the associate to assist with career development.
Patent agents similarly qualified are welcome to apply.
Reference code IPW001 ~ send your resume to Renee at email@example.com.
JOB #2 ~ Mid-level IP Litigation Associate – Silicon Valley
The Silicon Valley office of major global law firm seeks a litigation associate with 2-5 years experience. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of California. Experience in litigation is required, with experience in patent litigation strongly preferred. A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or equivalent (such as a mechanical engineering degree with strong background in computer science) is preferred, though not required. Candidates must be interested in developing a practice focused heavily on patent litigation. Must have excellent academic credentials.
Reference code IPW002 ~ send your resume to Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB #3 ~ Mid-level IP Litigation Associate – Silicon Valley
Elite white shoe firm is looking to grow their IP Litigation practice in Silicon Valley, and is seeking a mid-level litigation associate (with 3-5 years experience) to join their team. The ideal applicant will have significant experience in patent litigation with a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, and/or physics. License to practice law in California is preferred but not required.
Stellar candidates seeking to relocate to California are encouraged to apply.
Reference code IPW003 ~ send your resume to Renee at email@example.com.
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About the Author
Gene Quinn is a US Patent Attorney, law professor and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. He is also a principal lecturer in the top patent bar review course in the nation, which helps aspiring patent attorneys and patent agents prepare themselves to pass the patent bar exam. Gene started the widely popular intellectual property website IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and since that time the site has had many millions of unique visitors. Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, USA Today, CNN Money, NPR and various other newspapers and magazines worldwide. He represents individuals, small businesses and start-up corporations. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus his specialty is electronic and computer devices, Internet applications, software and business methods.