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Associate Attorney

BCG Attorney Search
Chicago, IL 60602
Practice Area: IP - Patent - Electrical Engineering,IP - Patent - Computer Science,IP - Patent - Computer Engineering,IP - Patent - Physics,IP - Patent - Software, Job Type: Attorney, Firm Type: Law Firm, Experience: 1 Years, Chicago office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks an associate attorney with 1-5 years of software patent preparation and prosecution experience. The candidate will interview inventors to learn about new ideas to be patented. Will prepare and prosecute patent applications, investigate and prepare non-infringement and invalidity opinions, occasionally participate in patent litigation to provide technical support, and perform related client counseling tasks. Advocate for the clients before the USPTO to seek issuance of a patent. Write and amend claims for the patent application, as well as analyze patents and other publications relating to high technology inventions. Under the supervision of senior practitioners, assume significant client responsibilities, provide high-quality services to domestic and foreign clients, communicate with all levels of management and staff, and at times, work with a significant degree of autonomy. Should have obtained at a minimum an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or physics from a top 50 engineering school. An advanced degree is a significant plus. Must be licensed to practice law in Illinois (or licensed to practice law in another state and qualified to sit for the Illinois Bar exam). Admission to practice before the USPTO is required. "Looking for IP? Looking for only IP? Look no further! The superstars of intellectual property know this is Chicagos premier IP law firm and only a very select group of attorneys are chosen to represent their clients. Located in the west loop, this small but rapidly growing firm houses only intellectual property specialists. With both national and international clients, this firm litigates on behalf of and counsels its sophisticated clients in all aspects of intellectual law, including copyright, trademark and unfair competition. And this firm's atmosphere is very diverse -- you will be surrounded not only by stellar IP attorneys, but also top talent in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, and all areas of engineering and science. These attorneys are pioneers and leaders in biotechnology and genetic engineering and clients rave about their representation in these complicated areas of law. Successful candidates must have strong academics and an undergraduate degree in science or engineering. "Additional Skills: The candidate should have strong academic credentials including having graduated in the top third of the law school class. Should have obtained a 3.0 GPA at all levels of education. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and exceptional organizational skills, are required. Customary benefits include: group medical, dental, and vision insurance; employee and dependent medical flexible spending account; health savings account; life insurance and AD&D; accident and critical illness plans; short-term disability program; long-term disability insurance; 401(k), profit-sharing, and vesting; pre-tax transportation plan; identify theft protection; employee assistance program; voluntary pet insurance; bright horizons-back-up child, adult, and elder care; stipend and interest-free loan program; moving expenses; Bar fees and related expenses; continuing legal education; holiday and paid time off; bonuses; etc.

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Posted: 2021-11-25 Expires: 2021-12-30

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