Blank Rome LLP has an opening for a patent attorney with at least 2-4 years of experience to support the Firm’s patent prosecution practice and leveraging technical expertise to assist the Firm’s clients in protecting their technology with patents. This a full-time, permanent position in Philadelphia, PA.
The patent attorney will prepare patent applications and prosecute applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent attorney will assist attorneys in writing scientific and technical documents clearly and concisely, conducting legal and technical research using all available resources in support of various patent-related matters.
Specifically in this position, successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree and have proven experience drafting patent applications with a specialization in electronics, semi-conductors, circuitry, optics, and lasers. Candidates must be registered to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and licensed to practice law. Candidates must have strong time management skills and be able to meet and manage internal and client-driven deadlines with assignments coming from multiple partners and clients. Candidates must have strong attention to detail, writing skills, and analytical skills with the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
Interested candidates are asked to Apply Online with their resume and transcript.
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About Blank Rome LLP:
Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 14 offices and 600 attorneys and principals who provide comprehensive legal and advocacy services to clients operating in the United States and around the world. Our professionals have built a reputation for their leading knowledge and experience across a spectrum of industries, and are recognized for their commitment to pro bono work in their communities. Since our inception in 1946, Blank Rome’s culture has been dedicated to providing top-level service to all of our clients, and has been rooted in the strength of our diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Blank Rome is proud to have been consistently recognized with top-10 national rankings for its summer program, and in the top 12 nationally on its midlevel associate experience:
ASSOCIATES: Blank Rome is committed to the success of its associates, providing them the resources needed to excel and the opportunities to develop professionally. Each of our firm’s departments has an executive team supporting all associates (and of counsel and partners) in managing their practices, marketing and business development initiatives, and professional goals.
Blank Rome supports its associates (and all lawyers) through a collaborative, problem solving-oriented approach that solicits input from our lawyers as to their individual needs, and develops the programs and initiatives responsive to those needs. Through robust feedback, self-assessment tools, and developmental frameworks, the firm works in conjunction with associates to define what success looks like for them as an individual – across various skills areas – at each stage of their careers. To help each associate achieve a successful outcome, Blank Rome has a fully-developed talent management initiative – including training and skills development (through the large-scale and small-scale training programs offered through Blank Rome University); advising and mentoring; staffing and work opportunities; diversity and inclusion; feedback and performance management; and career progression. The talent management initiative also focuses on helping associates develop the professional skills necessary to succeed in the modern legal environment, including offering trainings on accounting, public speaking, time management, the business of the law firm, capitalizing on change, and relationship building, among other areas.
All of our associates receive guidance and support throughout their careers at Blank Rome. All associates are paired with an associate mentor, who is charged with integrating the associates into our firm as well as their designated offices and practice groups. Associates also help select Partners or Of Counsel – at each developmental stage – to serve as their Career Development Advisors (“CDAs”). Our CDAs focus on sponsorship and on partnering with each of our associates in identifying progress to date, short-term and long-term career goals, and, especially, on the ways the CDAs can proactively leverage their experiences and connections to help their associate advisees achieve those goals. As associates advance in their careers, they graduate from one CDA to the next, thereby enabling targeted advice and continually expanding their networks of support and guidance.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS: Blank Rome Government Relations LLC (“BRGR”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Blank Rome LLP that is headquartered in Washington, D.C., is comprised of legal, lobbying, and strategic communications professionals who manage virtually every aspect of a governmental issue facing a client. BRGR provides sophisticated, creative counsel and advice to protect and enhance our clients’ interests, and has successfully represented clients leading public, private, and nonprofit enterprises in an array of sectors including energy, technology, maritime and shipping, government contracting, natural resources, transportation and infrastructure, and Native American concerns. The group develops client teams with diverse government and public affairs skills that strategically address the issues our clients face. In times of dramatic change, companies need government relations representatives who can interpret new directions being taken while advocating effectively in front of the new administration, on the Hill with both Houses, and with all leadership on both sides of the aisle.