* Job Title / Position: Patent Prosecution Associate * Job Location: San Francisco
The San Francisco office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP an international law firm with some 1,400 attorneys, seeks a highly motivated, junior to mid-level associate for our Intellectual Property Practice.
The ideal candidates must have patent prosecution experience in the fields of life sciences, preferably with an advanced degree in biochemistry, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, immunology, and/or biology. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Candidates must be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a member of the California bar.
The San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a patent prosecution lawyer with a minimum of four years of legal experience in the fields of electronics, software, networking and related fields to join our IP/Patent team, or one to four years of legal experience coupled with commensurate industry experience.
Qualified applicants will have a JD degree and be a member of the California State Bar; have a BS degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related discipline; have experience working as a patent prosecution attorney (in-house or outside counsel); a strong work ethic; comfort with complex technology; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Patent Attorneys/IP Lawyers, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering backgrounds, 5+ years
Seeking high caliber Patent Attorneys to join SABIC’s global legal function in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”) is one of the world’s leading and most profitable manufacturers of chemicals, plastics, fertilizers and metals. With annual revenues of $50 billion and around 40,000 employees in 40 countries, SABIC was estimated by Forbes in 2011 to be the second largest global diversified chemicals company in the world. With significant investments in technology and innovation planned for 2013 and beyond, the Company is poised to continue its rapid global expansion. To help support this growth, it is now recruiting a number of high caliber Patent Attorneys to join its global legal function which already boasts 100 legal professionals worldwide.
Arnold & Porter‘s Washington office is seeking a mid-level registered patent associate for the Intellectual Property Practice Group to work on USPTO inter partes matters. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in patent prosecution and preferably exposure to inter partes matters and evidence of excellent writing skills. Candidates must have a PhD in the life sciences, material sciences, or biomedical engineering fields. DC bar or ability to waive into DC bar required.
A PhD in either the life sciences, material sciences, or biomedical engineering fields
A minimum of 3 years experience in patent prosecution
Must have excellent academic credentials
Must have excellent writing skills
Must be able to supply Arnold Porter with excellent references
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”) is one of the world’s leading and most profitable manufacturers of chemicals, plastics, fertilizers and metals. With annual revenues of $50 billion and around 40,000 employees in 40 countries, SABIC was estimated by Forbes in 2011 to be the second largest global diversified chemicals company in the world. With significant investments in technology and innovation planned for 2013 and beyond, the Company is poised to continue its rapid global expansion. To help support this growth, it is now recruiting a number of high caliber IP professionals to join its global legal function which already boasts 100 legal professionals worldwide.
You will be primarily responsible for supporting the Lead IP Counsel, KSA, Middle East & Africa, Manufacturing and Technology & Innovation leaders in developing and implementing IP strategy, providing legal and IP counseling and contract support to enhance the value of SABIC technology. This will include patent preparation, prosecution and maintenance, drafting and negotiating IP agreements, patent litigation and IP due diligence.
Successful and fast-growing hi-tech member of 90-year old family owned and professionally managed group of food and beverage companies offers rare opportunity for attorney to grow into senior management role. This individual will initially provide hands-on assistance in leveraging highly valuable patent portfolio in high stakes litigation and otherwise, while participating in training program through which he/she will eventually garner broad expertise in most all areas of business.
The successful party will be integrated into gifted team of in-house counsel who work in close coordination with nationally recognized outside counsel. This in-house team includes, among others, an attorney with LLM from Edinburgh University and several years of intensive patent litigation experience at 200-plus attorney firm; an attorney with JD with honors and 11-plus year patent background in both litigation and PTO proceedings at 1,100-plus attorney firm; an attorney with JD with honors and broad-based litigation experience at 200-plus attorney firm and an attorney with JD with honors and extensive litigation background at 1,200-plus attorney firm and 200-plus attorney firm.
Zies, Widerman & Malek, a law firm headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, seeks a patent attorney to join a busy and growing patent practice in our Florida office.
The firm seeks candidates with 2+ years of patent drafting experience, although less experience will be considered with well qualified candidates who closely match the desired technical background.
The ideal candidate will have experience writing patent applications. Patent bar qualified is an absolute must. Candidates who are already members of the patent bar are preferred. Admission to the Florida Bar, or willingness to sit for the Florida Bar, is required.
The firm has a heavy patent drafting and prosecution emphasis on electronics and electrical devices, mechanical devices, medical devices, computer software and systems. With this in mind, an electrical engineering or computer engineering background is strongly preferred. Candidates without an electrical/computer background are still encouraged to apply but must have practical patent experience drafting patent applications associated with electrical devices, computer software and systems.
Over the last week the news has been all over the Internet in blog after blog after blog. According to NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, the employment rate for 2011 law school graduates is the lowest in 18 years. See Law School Grads Face Worst Job Market Yet. As if that news wasn’t bad enough, the NALP announcement went on to explain that less than 66% of law school graduates from the Class of 2011 are employed in jobs that require bar membership. That means that over 0ne-third of law school graduates from the Class of 2011 are either back in school, working jobs that did not require them to go to law school in the first place, or they are simply unemployed.
“For members of the Class of 2011, caught as they were in the worst of the recession… the entry-level job market can only be described as brutal,” said James Leipold, NALP Executive Director. “When this class took their LSATs and applied for law school there were no signs that the legal economic boom was showing any signs of slowing, and yet by the time they graduated they faced what was arguably the worst entry-level legal employment market in more than 30 years.”