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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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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.

Technology Specialist

Dallas

Graduate degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field specializing in petro-chemical, or minimum of 2 years work experience in the petro-chemical industry.  Specific experience in any of the following areas is preferred: well tools, hydrocarbon extraction operations, wellbore and/or reservoir analysis either in situ or in a laboratory, control systems for wellbore operations.  Patent prosecution experience valued.  Excellent writing and academic credentials required.  Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Dallas

JD 2015-2017 – Graduate degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field specializing in petro-chemical, or minimum of 2 years work experience in the petro-chemical industry.  Specific experience in any of the following areas is preferred: well tools, hydrocarbon extraction operations, wellbore and/or reservoir analysis either in situ or in a laboratory, control systems for wellbore operations.  Patent prosecution experience valued.  Excellent writing and academic credentials required.  Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Dallas

PhD in organic chemistry, physical chemistry or chemical engineering.  Requires minimum of 2 years work experience, either in the petro-chemical industry or petro-chemical patent applications.  Specific experience in any of the following areas is a plus:  chemicals for hydrocarbon analysis, operations, polymers, inorganic nanoparticles, fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics, experience with drilling fluids and reservoir fluids, and using chemical tracers in oil well operations.  Excellent writing and academic credentials required.  Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Dallas

JD 2015-2017 – PhD in organic chemistry, physical chemistry or chemical engineering.  Requires minimum of 2 years work experience, either in the petro-chemical industry or petro-chemical patent applications.  Specific experience in any of the following areas is a plus:  chemicals for hydrocarbon analysis, operations, polymers, inorganic nanoparticles, fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics, experience with drilling fluids and reservoir fluids, and using chemical tracers in oil well operations.  Excellent writing and academic credentials required.  Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Trademark Associate

Washington, D.C., Boston, New York

JD 2016-2018 – The ideal candidate should have 1-4 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, TTAB proceedings, and matters related to the use of trademarks on social media platforms is also necessary. The position will 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.

Patent Prosecution Associate

Boston

JD 2015-2017 – Strong background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or closely related field; medical device industry experience strongly preferred. 2+ years of patent prosecution experience strongly preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Boston

Strong background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or closely related field; medical device industry experience strongly preferred. USPTO registration preferred, but not required. 2+ years of engineering work experience and/or patent prosecution experience strongly preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

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.

Technology Specialist

Twin Cities

Strong background in mechanical engineering or closely related field. Advanced and/or medical degree a plus. 2+ years’ experience in medical device patent prosecution strongly preferred. Excellent writing and academic credentials required. Please provide transcripts and a writing sample with your resume.

Technology Specialist

Atlanta

Strong background in applied mathematics or computer science, and experience with AI, machine learning, or data science. Advanced degree and USPTO registration preferred, but not required. Excellent technical writing skills and academic credentials 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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