26 days old

Intellectual Property Patent Agent

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Chicago, Illinois 60606
  • Job Type
    Other, Law Firm Associate
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm with over 85 attorneys, highly qualified patent agents, and technical specialists, all dedicated to providing superior intellectual property counseling. We specialize in all areas of intellectual property law and in obtaining patents and trademark registrations for our clients in the United States and foreign patent and trademark offices.

We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our mechanical engineering or electrical engineering practice groups as a Patent Agent.


Responsibilities will include: 


  • Interviewing inventors to learn about new ideas to be patented. Our clients include some of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced companies.
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to mechanical or electrical inventions, occasionally participating in patent litigation to provide technical support, and performing related client counseling tasks.
  • Corresponding with the U.S. Patent Trademark Office to seek issuance of a patent. This includes amending claims of the patent application, as well as analyzing patents and other publications relating to electrical engineering inventions.

  • This position demands that the individual will, 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, require a significant degree of autonomy.


Compensation for this position includes an annual salary highly competitive within the Chicago market at the experience level specified herein, along with customary benefits and opportunities to earn significant bonuses.  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


  • Strong academic credentials, including having graduated in the top third of his/her class having obtained at a minimum an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science from a top 50 engineering school.

  • Patent preparation and prosecution experience.

  • Is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Excellent communication skills--both written and verbal--and exceptional organizational skills.


Posted: 2019-09-25 Expires: 2019-10-25

Latest Legal News

Share this job:

Intellectual Property Patent Agent

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast