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Scientists and Engineers

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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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2020 Summer Associate (Trademark)

Boston, Silicon Valley

Anticipated JD Spring 2021.  Excellent academic credentials, superior writing ability and demonstrated interest in Trademark Law.   Please submit cover letter (indicating office location of interest), resume, transcripts and a writing sample.

2020 Summer Associate (Patent Litigation or Patent Prosecution)

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

Anticipated JD Spring 2021. Excellent academic credentials, superior writing ability, and a scientific or technical background (degree and/or experience). Please submit cover letter (indicating office location and practice area of interest), resume, transcripts and a writing sample.

Trademark Associate (entry level)

Munich

Fish & Richardson’s Munich office is hiring a newly qualified German Attorney-at-Law for our Trademark practice. We are seeking fully qualified candidate who has passed 2 state exams, with honors. Excellent spoken and written English is required, and candidates should demonstrate strong teamwork and communication skills.

Trademark Associate (experienced)

Munich

Fish & Richardson’s Munich office is hiring a German Trademark attorney to support an expanding practice. The ideal candidate should have an admission as a German Attorney-at-Law, 2-3 years European and foreign trademark counseling, clearance and prosecution experience, and excellent English skills. Enforcement and litigation experience are not required, but welcome. Candidate must be a self-starter and demonstrate a high level of initiative. Good academic credentials and strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are also required.

Staff Attorney (reduced hours position)

Washington, D.C.

We are seeking a regulatory and government affairs staff attorney in our Washington, DC office, for a reduced hours position. You will be a valued team member working with top legal practitioners on a variety of matters, including privacy and cybersecurity, consumer protection, marketing and advertising, communications regulation, and product development and compliance. You should have a background related to privacy, cybersecurity, and consumer protection law, and experience with Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission regulations.

This is a unique opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues at a leading firm, with a manageable reduced billable hours requirement.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Boston, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities

JD 2013 – 2014 – Strong background in life sciences including molecular biology, cellular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, or closely related field.  At least 5 years of patent prosecution experience required. Advanced degree (preferably PhD) and USPTO registration required. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Austin

JD 2016-2018 – Degree in computer science or closely related field. At least 1-3 years of patent prosecution experience and software knowledge strongly preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Shenzhen

Our Shenzhen office is seeking talented engineers with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a closely related field. An advanced degree, or 3+ years of experience is preferred. Patent prosecution experience would be valuable, but is not required. Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese, and have excellent academic credentials, writing skills, client interfacing skills and interpersonal skills. Qualified candidates should provide their transcripts and an English language writing sample with their resume. Candidates should email their resume, transcripts, and English language writing sample directly to us at [email protected]

Patent Prosecution Associate

Dallas

JD 2013-2016 – Strong background in electrical engineering or computer science, and experience with blockchain, AI and security work. 3+ years of patent prosecution experience preferred. Mandarin and English language skills required. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Washington, D.C.

Strong background in electrical engineering or closely related field, and experience with cellular communication technology. Ideal candidate will have a graduate degree and be proficient in English and Korean languages. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

European Patent Attorney

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

Seeking attorneys based in the United States who are registered to practice before the European Patent Office, or part-qualified European patent attorneys. Candidates should have an advanced technical degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Physics, and 2-5 years of patent prosecution experience in computer-related technologies. Must be fluent in written and spoken English with excellent writing skills. We are considering applicants across all of our offices.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Boston

JD 2015-2016 or earlier – Strong background in life sciences including molecular biology, immunology, or related field and at least 2-3 years of patent prosecution experience required. PhD and USPTO registration required. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Boston

Strong background in life sciences including molecular biology, immunology, or related field and at least 2-3 years of patent prosecution experience required. PhD and USPTO registration required. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Litigation Associate

Silicon Valley

JD 2014-2017 – Degree and a strong background in electrical engineering or computer science, and 1-4 years of patent litigation experience required. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Litigation Associate

Washington, D.C.

JD 2017 – Strong background in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related field. Excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and client interfacing skills are required. 1 year of patent litigation experience required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Litigation Associate

Washington, D.C.

JD 2013-2015 – Strong background in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, or closely related field. Excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and client interfacing skills are required. 3-5 years of patent litigation experience required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Southern California, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Silicon Valley, New York

Strong telecommunications background and degree in electrical engineering. 2+ years of patent prosecution experience preferred. Ideal candidate will be proficient in English and Chinese languages. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Southern California, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Silicon Valley, New York

Strong background in electrical engineering or computer science, and experience with blockchain, AI and security work. 2+ years of patent prosecution experience preferred. Mandarin language required. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

Patent Litigation Associate

Dallas

JD 2011-2013 – Degree and strong background in electrical engineering and at least 5 years of patent litigation experience required. Semiconductor experience is a plus. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Litigation Staff Attorney

Dallas

3+ years of experience and a strong academic background in computer science or electrical engineering. Will also consider candidates with other technical backgrounds who have experience in the CS/EE areas of patent litigation. Excellent writing skills required.  Previous industry experience is a plus. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Litigation Associate

Delaware

JD 2010-2014 – Degree and strong background in computer science or electrical engineering. Will also consider candidates with other technical backgrounds who have applicable industry experience in the computer science/electrical engineering areas of IP litigation. Ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

Patent Litigation Associate

Delaware

JD 2010-2014 – Degree and strong background in a life science discipline. Ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience. Excellent academic credentials and writing skills required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample along with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Boston

Strong background in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or closely related field. Prior experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, or wireless network communications is a plus. Excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and client interfacing skills required. 1-4 years of patent prosecution experience and experience handling a prosecution docket strongly preferred. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Boston

JD 2014-2017 – Strong background in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or closely related field. Prior experience with robotics, autonomous vehicles, or wireless network communications is a plus. Excellent academic credentials, writing skills, and client interfacing skills required. 1-4 years of patent prosecution experience and experience handling a prosecution docket strongly preferred. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Attorney/Trainee

Munich

Our Munich office is seeking talented patent attorney trainees and patent attorneys with strong English skills to join our team. A PhD or Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science is preferred, but a passion for patent law is required. Qualified candidates should provide their transcripts and a writing sample with their resume.

Our Data Protection Notice for the Munich office informs you about the processing of your personal information by Fish & Richardson P.C.

Technology Specialist

Munich

Our Munich office is seeking talented engineers and scientists with strong English skills to join our team. A PhD or Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science is preferred, but a passion for patent law is required. Qualified candidates should provide their transcripts and a writing sample with their resume.

Our Data Protection Notice for the Munich office informs you about the processing of your personal information by Fish & Richardson P.C.

Technology Specialist

Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley

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. 1-4 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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