Description

At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave - like no other firm and few other businesses. As a team of 13,000 people, including over 6,500 lawyers, in more than 70 offices worldwide, we have a passionately collaborative community and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level in our firm. Baker McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving - as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.

 

For over 55 years, our Intellectual Property practice has been helping clients in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights. We leverage our global resources and extensive experience to help clients grow and protect the value of their intellectual property anywhere in the world. Our global network of lawyers is our core strength – we work efficiently across borders, have intimate knowledge of the legal and business culture of the countries where we have offices, advise clients in a practical, easy-to-understand manner and form efficient international teams of attorneys. We act for many multinational brand owners in a wide variety of industries, including household and pharmaceutical products, fashion and luxury goods, transportation, sports, consumer products, foods, electronic goods, media, entertainment and technology. We believe in developing close professional relationships with clients and recognize the importance of understanding their business to better satisfy their legal and commercial requirements, constantly building on our capabilities with innovative solutions suited to the business of our clients and have received numerous awards.

 

The Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group of Baker McKenzie seeks a Patent Agent to join any of the following offices: Dallas, TX (preferred); Washington, DC; Houston, TX; or Chicago, IL. The Patent Agent will assist patent attorneys on patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation; draft patent applications and responses to office actions; and advise lawyers on technology issues in preparation for depositions. Specifically, key responsibilities include: preparing responses to office actions and other US Patent and Trademark (USPTO) communications; studying invention disclosures and preparing patent specifications; performing prior art searches; assisting with litigation and transactional projects; and communicating with clients and foreign counsel.

 

The ideal candidate will be admitted to the USPTO and have 2+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience as a patent agent or technical advisor. However, we will also consider entry-level candidates with an interest in patent law and who are eligible for admission to the USPTO. Candidates must possess top academic credentials, strong analytical ability, and excellent writing and communication skills. We seek applicants that have the ability to function and collaborate smoothly in a global team environment with culturally diverse team members. A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or related science is required, with a preference for candidates with a master's degree.

 

Please submit a resume, cover letter (outlining your interest in the position and geographic preference), unofficial transcript from your most recently completed degree program, and a writing sample.