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Training & Benefits

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Training & Career Development

As a firm that serves the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders around the globe, we are committed to providing a training and career development platform that rises above the rest. Our firm culture values early responsibility and collaboration at all levels. This approach is engrained in our firm and is supplemented with a unique training curriculum that prioritizes interactive programs, multi-day training emersion courses and practical skill development.

Group Leader System

We have a unique Group Leader system to ensure that each Associate and Technology Specialist receive access to varied work opportunities, formal feedback through the firm’s semi-annual review process, and a local mentor in their practice group. Group Leaders play a critical role in supporting our legal talent.

Start Strong: Fish First Year Information

Each year we host a firm-wide program designed to support the orientation and integration for junior legal staff. Known as “Fish-FYI”, the program emphasizes information to support new legal staff such as introductions to firm leadership as well as various sessions to help our associates and technology specialists start off on the right foot.

Learning-by-Doing

We offer innovative training programs that simulate real client work in an environment designed for learning. For example, our Patent practice provides a one-of-a-kind, 2.5 day intensive training program that covers claim drafting, patent application drafting, inventor interviews and response drafting. The program is entirely interactive with hands-on exercises lead by Fish’s senior principals who offer plenty of detailed feedback.

Our litigation training programs blend instruction using the time tested NITA learning-by-doing method. Fish principals serve as faculty to enhance instruction and focus directly on our unique client needs. In addition, Fish University provides regular videoconference training series as well as e-learning opportunities for training when you need it most.

Benefits

Fish is committed to providing generous benefits for employees and their families, from life insurance, medical and dental plans, optional flexible spending accounts, to global travel assistance.

  • Medical and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance
  • Health and dental insurance, including domestic partner coverage
  • 401(k) plan for Associates (immediate eligibility)
  • 401(k) profit-sharing plan with a firm contribution (for non-Associates)
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care
  • Transportation expense plan for parking and transit
  • Insurance including long-term disability, term life and AD&D
  • Voluntary dependent life insurance
  • Benefits for parents including parental leave, parental leave phased hours program, Milk Stork and back-up childcare
  • Employee assistance program
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • Health care advocacy
  • Worldwide emergency travel assistance

Policies for new legal staff

State bar membership

Lateral hires are given paid time off and billable goal reductions to take the bar exams for their local jurisdictions after they have started work. The cost of the exam, one review course and state bar fees are also covered by the firm.

We cover the cost for mandatory state bar fees in the jurisdiction in which our attorneys reside and work for the firm. We also pay Virginia bar dues for attorneys in our Washington, DC, office who practice on behalf of our firm on a regular basis in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

State bar exam for law school graduates

New law school graduates receive reimbursement for one bar review course and bar registration fees for the bar in the state in which the graduate will reside and work for our firm. These graduates are also eligible for a $10,000 salary advance to assist with expenses while studying for the bar exam.

Patent bar

Certain positions at the firm require attorneys to take the USPTO Patent Agent examination. We allow paid time off for employees who are required by the firm to take the USPTO Patent Agent exam after they have started work.

Moving expense reimbursement

We pay for relocation expenses for new attorneys from outside the areas in which they will practice, including a house-hunting trip, subject to our relocation policy.

Please contact the local office Legal Recruiting Administrator for questions related to the above policies.

Current Legal Openings

 
 

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Technology Specialist

Boston

PhD in chemistry or closely related field. 0-5 years of patent prosecution experience and USPTO registration strongly preferred. Strong background in organic or synthetic chemistry a plus. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

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.

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.

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 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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