Electrical Engineering. Computer Science/Engineering Associate or Technical Specialist – Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Job Details

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm having over 85 attorneys, highly qualified patent agents, and technical specialists, all dedicated to providing superior intellectual property counseling.  We specialize in prosecution and litigation in all areas of intellectual property law.  We litigate nationwide, primarily within the federal court system, and obtain patents and trademark registrations for our clients in the United States and foreign patent and trademark offices.

We are currently seeking a talented Associate or Technical Specialist to join our Electrical/Computer Science practice group.

Associate Credentials

  • Strong academic credentials, including having graduated in the top third of his/her law school class, and having obtained at a minimum an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics from a top 50 engineering school. Candidates should have obtained a 3.0 GPA at all levels of education.
  • Advanced degrees are a significant plus.
  • At least 1-5 years of software patent preparation and prosecution experience
  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois (or licensed to practice law in another state and qualified to sit for the Illinois bar exam), and admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Excellent communication skills–both written and verbal–and exceptional organizational skills.

Patent Agent Credentials

  • Strong academic credentials, which should minimally include an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics from a top 50 engineering school. Candidates should have obtained a 3.0 GPA at all levels of education.
  • Advanced degrees are a significant plus.
  • At least two years of hardware and/or software work experience and/or patent preparation and prosecution experience
  • Understanding of e-commerce systems, financial systems, mobile phone apps, communications systems, and/or process control systems is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills–both written and verbal–and exceptional organizational skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Interviewing inventors to learn about new ideas to be patented. Our clients include some of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced companies.
  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications, investigating and preparing non-infringement and invalidity opinions, occasionally participating in patent litigation to provide technical support, and performing related client counseling tasks.
  • Associates will be advocating for our clients before the U.S. Patent Trademark Office to seek issuance of a patent. This includes writing and amending claims for the patent application, as well as analyzing patents and other publications relating to high technology inventions.
  • This position demands that the individual will, under the supervision of senior practitioners, assume significant client responsibilities, provide high-quality services to domestic and foreign clients, communicate with all levels of management and staff and, at times, will require a significant degree of autonomy.

Compensation for this position includes an annual salary highly competitive within the Chicago market at the experience level specified herein, along with customary benefits and opportunities to earn significant bonuses.  Customary benefits include:

  • Group Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Employee and Dependent Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Accident and Critical Illness Plans
  • Short-Term Disability Program
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(K), Profit Sharing and Vesting
  • Pre-Tax Transportation Plan
  • Identify Theft Protection
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Bright Horizons-Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care
  • Stipend and Interest Free Loan Program
  • Moving Expenses
  • Bar Fees and Related Expenses
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Holiday and Paid Time Off
  • Bonuses

 

In addition to our generous benefits package, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun offers a culture with great work-life balance in a business-casual atmosphere. Ample opportunity for socialization between our colleagues is encouraged and enjoyed at virtual happy hours and firm-wide GoToMeeting or Zoom events. In addition, we look forward to the return of our monthly breakfasts, special-occasion luncheons, social gatherings, and out-of-office functions when circumstances permit.

Qualified individuals interested in this position should forward a curriculum vitae, transcripts and writing samples to Michele J. Gudaitis at [email protected]

Job Status: Open

Job Type: Legal

Regions: Chicago

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