Associate (Intellectual Property)
- Full Time
McLean, Virginia Job DescriptionPillsbury's Intellectual Property group has an immediate opening for an Associate to join our busy patent prosecution and counseling practice. The successful candidate will work closely with various client teams on all aspects of US and foreign prosecution and counseling. Primary responsibilities of the position include developing and implementing patent filing strategies, conducting interviews with clients to obtain invention disclosures and independently preparing patent applications. The Associate will analyze Patent Office actions and prepare responses, conduct interviews with Patent Office examiners and other patent prosecution-related activity; as well as assist in formulating and preparing infringement and validity opinions and providing legal advice as needed.A' The successful candidate will also support intellectual property licensing and other transactions, advise clients about contracts, and work on patent post-grant proceedings, while following the ethical requirements as set forth by the Firm's professional liability insurer. Candidate must have a Juris Doctorate degree (JD) from an accredited US law school, a USPTO registration, and be a member, or eligible to become a member, of the bar association of the local office in which they will practice. Candidate must have strong knowledge and 4+ years experience in the areas of patent application preparation and prosecution. The qualified candidate must have a technical understanding of neural networks and machine learning algorithms.Candidate must be able to learn new technologies quickly, have a strong ability to write scientific and technical documents in clear, concise English, and effectively manage multiple matters simultaneously with various deadlines. The candidate must possess the technical and analytical skills necessary to conduct complex and detailed analysis of patent-related matters, the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with a diverse team of attorneys, staff, and clients and be able to provide information with courtesy and tact in person, electronically, and by phone.Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please contact us at PillsburyWorkday@.