Intellectual Property Associate

Baker Botts   •  

Palo Alto, CA

Industry: Legal Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 396 days ago

We are seeking an IP associate with at least 2-3 years of patent-litigation experience, including participating in underlying case analysis; conducting factual and legal research; drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery requests; dealing with procedural matters; and assisting in deposition and hearing preparation.

Ideal candidates will have an undergraduate or advanced degree in electricalengineering, mechanicalengineering, computer science, or computer engineering or an equivalent technical degree; experience working within the IP department of a comparable law firm; a high level of academic achievement at an accredited law school; and a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration number or be qualified to take the USPTO’s registration examination. Ideal candidates will also be licensed to practice law in California.

Expected Responsibilities:

Patent litigation in U.S. district court and post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the USPTO; preparing and filing complaints, answers, and counterclaims and conducting associated pre-filing analysis; drafting discovery requests and responses and participating in discovery on infringement, validity, and damages issues, including expert discovery; analyzing and understanding complex technical subject matter in patents and relevant prior art; conducting searches for and analyzing prior art to invalidate patent claims; conducting legal research for and drafting discovery and dispositive motions and claim-construction briefs; supporting trial teams. Only applications that include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample will be considered.