Unified Patents Seeking Experienced Patent Attorneys to Join its Team

Unified Patents is again growing its legal department, and seeks experienced, registered patent attorneys. Applicants must have at least 3 years of law firm or other relevant experience at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and post-grant petition (IPR, PGR, and CBM), reexamination, and other administrative drafting and litigation experience.

Applicants should have a degree in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Computer Science (SC), as well as experience with video codecs, coding, cryptography, compression, signals, wireless communications, or other algorithmic subject matter. Patent examination experience is a plus; clerking experience is a plus; familiarity with ongoing cases post-SAS Institutes is a plus. Must be willing to work within a team, work well independently, and enjoy writing and editing. Journal and filing experience a plus. Strong preference for candidates located in the Washington, DC area.

Duties to Include

  • Managing patent office proceedings internally
  • Drafting, filing, and litigating patent office proceedings, e.g., inter partes reviews
  • Handling calls with decision makers
  • Preparing for, conducting depositions
  • Presenting at oral hearings
  • Drafting motions and briefs
  • Supporting senior attorneys with management of ongoing matters
  • Support docketing, e-filing, deposit account, budgeting, and other IP functions
  • Editing work product of colleagues, outside counsel
  • Amicus curiae drafting and support; comment drafting and support
  • Contract, licensing, and other legal support services
  • Legal writing, support, and other various legal duties

Qualifications Required

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of PTAB experience, particularly in drafting petitions, filing, litigating and deposition.  Additional requirements include:

  • State and Patent Bar passage
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills

Interested Candidates

Interested Candidates are encouraged to apply online at: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/patent-counsel-at-unified-patents-1062036572/

About Unified Patents

Unified Patents is a 230+ international membership organization that seeks to improve patent quality and deter unsubstantiated or invalid patent assertions in defined technology sectors (Zones) through its activities. Its actions are focused broadly in Zones with substantial assertions by Standards Essential Patents (SEP) holders and/or Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs). These actions may include analytics, prior art, invalidity contests, patentability analysis, administrative patent review (PTAB), amicus briefs, economic surveys, and essentiality studies. Unified works independently of its members to achieve its deterrence goals. Small members join for free while larger ones pay modest annual fees.

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  1. Bemused February 7, 2019 7:08 pm

    Is Unified Patents really looking for an attorney due to the growth of its legal department or is it because the last attorney who worked at UP finally couldn’t take the shame any longer of being associated with (in my opinion) such a group of creepy s**mbags?

    Here’s my advice to anyone contemplating joining this disgusting protection racket business model: DON’T.

  2. Anon February 8, 2019 4:50 pm

    Without commenting or providing any opinions on the group, one must wonder how viable their business model is.

  3. Pro Say February 8, 2019 6:27 pm

    Unified Patent Stealers

    There; fixed.

    As hard as IPW and all of us support and fight for the Constitutional rights of inventors, I’m sorry to see any such post for such a cabal.

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