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Scientists and Engineers

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If you stand out, you'll fit in.

Fish has the #1 patent practice in the country and consistently ranks at the top of the pack in patent litigation by IP Law & Business, and our technology specialists and litigation technology analysts are an integral part of these thriving practices.

If you are a scientist or engineer who is interested in contributing your passion and knowledge of your vocation to the practice of law, we encourage you to consider a career with us.

Our non-attorney legal staff, comprised of technology specialists and litigation technology analysts, work closely with our attorneys and clients to perform critical academic and patent research on highly technical intellectual property matters.

We have one of the longest-standing technology specialist programs around, with many of the firm’s principals having begun their careers as technology specialists.

Technology specialists engage in all activities related to patent prosecution and in technology-related activities in litigation. Prosecution activities involve preparation of patent applications and subsequent interaction with the patent office, which can include significant interaction with both inventors and examiners at the patent office and provides exposure to many different clients and a variety of cutting-edge technologies.

Litigation Technology Analysts work closely with attorneys and clients to perform research and analysis functions in highly technical intellectual property matters. Litigation Technology Analysts will work at the direction of or under the supervision of attorneys employed by the firm. Essential duties include researching and analyzing infringement, validity, and claim construction issues, assisting in preparation of technology tutorials, and working with inventors, technical experts and technical witnesses.

Employees in all of these roles work hand-in-hand with our attorneys by providing important expertise and analysis in support of both prosecution and litigation, and benefit from hands-on, in-house training, such as our own Patent Boot Camp.

Unmatched client support comes together in our patent and litigation practices through the sharing of knowledge and the team atmosphere among our attorneys and scientists and engineers.

 

Qualifications for Technology Specialists & Litigation Technology Analysts

We look for candidates at all degree levels and in a number of different technology areas. We seek individuals with backgrounds in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology, and other life sciences.

For patent prosecution and litigation in areas including electrical engineering and computer science, candidates at all degree levels will be considered, with the ideal candidates having balances of broad academic backgrounds and practical interests and experiences.

For patent prosecution in the areas of chemistry and life sciences, an ideal candidate would have a PhD and possibly post-doctoral experience. Our legal staff boasts an unparalleled number of PhD scientists.

To view our legal staff, please see our Legal Team page.

Current Legal Openings

 
 

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Technology Specialist

Boston

Strong background in mechanical or biomedical engineering; advanced degree and/or engineering work experience preferred but not required.  Excellent writing and academic credentials required.  1-3 years of patent prosecution experience strongly preferred.  Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Boston

PhD in chemistry or closely related field. 3+ years of patent prosecution experience and USPTO registration strongly preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Previous experience in pharmaceuticals and a degree or strong background in organic or synthetic chemistry a plus. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Boston

JD 2013-2016 – PhD in chemistry or closely related field. 3+ years of patent prosecution experience and USPTO registration strongly preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Previous experience in pharmaceuticals and a degree or strong background in organic or synthetic chemistry a plus. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

New York

Strong background in biotechnology or closely related field; USPTO registration is preferred, but not required. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. 1-3 years of patent prosecution experience is strongly preferred. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Washington, D.C.

The ideal candidate should hold an advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer science or closely related field and have excellent verbal and written Korean language skills; USPTO registration is preferred, but not required. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. 1-4 years of patent prosecution experience is strongly preferred. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume. Junior associate candidates may also be considered.

Technology Specialist

Silicon Valley

Strong background in computer science, physics, or some form of engineering with substantial software experience; USPTO registration is preferred, but not required. Good academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. 1-3 years of patent prosecution experience is strongly preferred. This position allows for working remotely the majority of the time, and we will consider candidates located within 2 hours driving time of the Silicon Valley office. Occasional travel to the office for training and client meetings will be required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

Trademark Staff Attorney

Dallas

The ideal candidate should have 2+ years of U.S. and foreign trademark counseling, clearance, and prosecution experience including reviewing clearance searches and preparing substantive responses to PTO office actions. Previous experience preparing and responding to cease and desist letters and handling other enforcement matters, including domain name disputes, UDRP actions and matters related to the use of trademarks on social media platforms. The position will also involve drafting complaints, answers, motions and other pleadings in federal court trademark litigation cases, TTAB oppositions and cancellation actions, and preparing and responding to discovery requests. Excellent research skills, writing and academic credentials, and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are required. This position has potential to elevate to an associate status.

Technology Specialist

Washington, D.C.

Strong preference for those with experience in machine learning or quantum computing or closely related field; USPTO registration is preferred, but not required. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. 1-3 years of patent prosecution experience is strongly preferred. This position allows for working remotely the majority of the time, and we will consider candidates located within 2 hours driving time of one of our offices, ideally Washington, DC or Silicon Valley. Occasional travel to the office for training and client meetings will be required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

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