We are seeking an associate with at least 2-3 years of patent litigation experience to join the Intellectual Property Department in our Palo Alto or San Francisco office. Expected responsibilities include: 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 taking and defending of deposition, including witness preparation; supporting oral arguments and other hearings; and participating in trials with the team. Ideal candidates will have an undergraduate or advanced degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or an equivalent technical degree; experienceworking within the IP department of a national law firm; a high level of academic achievement at an accredited law school; a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration number or be qualified to take the USPTO's registration examination; and be licensed to practice law in California. Only applications that include a résumé, law school transcript, writing sample, and cover letter will be considered. Baker Botts has 180+ attorneys and patent professionals dedicated to the intellectual property practice in nine global offices. Our West Coast lawyers work with clients in the telecommunications, software, computer and electronics, semiconductor, medical device, pharmaceutical, and clean energy industries. Since 2015, firm clients have prevailed on the merits in 15 IP litigation trials. Our current docket includes 120+ active patent cases in the ITC, the Federal Circuit, D. Del., E.D. Tex., and N.D. Cal. We are also very active at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), where we've handled 400+ matters.