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Lateral Hires

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If you stand out, you'll fit in.

We understand that making a change requires careful consideration. If you are looking to make a change in your career, Fish may be the key to a refreshing, new platform from which to succeed.

We are committed to our attorneys and provide each individual the necessary means to achieve his or her career goals.

A career here means becoming part of a cutting-edge law practice that is dynamic, challenging, and at the forefront of an ever-changing world of science and business.

Our clients include those in mature industries as well as evolving industries, such as the Internet, telecommunications, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals.

We look for talented attorneys who have the ability to think creatively and work as a team. And once we hire them, we promote their development.

Our lateral attorneys are integrated into the firm from day one. Principals are closely involved in the professional development of attorneys, playing active roles as mentors and teachers in both formal and informal in-house training programs.

Our training and mentoring programs help ensure that all legal staff have an equal footing upon which to build a successful legal career.

What’s more is that we are a firm made up of people who like to come to work and enjoy working together on projects that require ingenuity and teamwork. The atmosphere is hard-working and professional, yet relaxed.

We promote a rewarding professional life by enabling our attorneys to balance their work, family, and personal interests. We value innovation, integrity, and diversity, and these values shape our collegial and inclusive firm culture.

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1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Washington, D.C., Southern California, Delaware, Boston, Silicon Valley, Dallas, Twin Cities, Houston, New York, Atlanta, Austin

Diverse, first-year law student in good standing at an ABA accredited law school. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Technical or science background/experience required. Contribute meaningfully to the diversity in the legal profession, which may include being a member of a racial/ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, or identifying as a person with disabilities, openly LGBT, and/or a military veteran. Have a sincere interest in intellectual property and Fish & Richardson. Please provide completed Application Form, directed personal statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, legal writing sample, and references with your resume to Fellowship@fr.com. Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2017 to January 12, 2018. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Technology Specialist

Houston

Chemical Engineering degree or advanced chemistry degree with petro-chemical industry experience required. 4+ years of patent prosecution experience and USPTO registration strongly preferred. Good academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.​

Patent Prosecution Associate

Houston

JD 2013-2015 – Chemical Engineering degree or advanced chemistry degree with petro-chemical industry experience required. 4+ years of patent prosecution experience and USPTO registration strongly preferred. Good academic credentials and excellent writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Trademark Attorney

Silicon Valley

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.

Technology Specialist

Twin Cities

Degree and strong background in computer science, electrical engineering, or closely related field. 1-5 years of patent prosecution experience and USPTO registration strongly preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Twin Cities

JD 2013-2017 – Degree and strong background in computer science, electrical engineering, or closely related field. 1-5 years of patent prosecution experience and USPTO registration strongly preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Regulatory Associate

Washington, D.C.

JD 2014-2016: Regulatory associate with experience in FDA, data privacy and security, or international trade/export control matters preferred; a willingness to work on matters before a variety of federal agencies is a must. Technical background and/or industry experience in these fields preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Dallas

Strong technical background and degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or closely related field. Industry experience and graduate degree are preferred, but not required. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

Technology Specialist or Patent Attorney Trainee

Munich

Fish & Richardson’s Munich office is seeking talented engineers with flawless English skills to join their team as Technology Specialists, or Patent Attorney Trainees. Applicants should have a PhD or Master’s degree in Engineering, or Computer Science and an interest patent law. No previous legal experience is required. Full-time and part-time opportunities are available.

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.

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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