We are seeking an associate with 4-6 years of patent-prosecution experience to join the Intellectual Property Department in our Palo Alto or San Francisco office. Expected responsibilities include the following: conducting patent-mining and patent-brainstorming with client product teams; conducting disclosure meetings with clients for new patent applications; drafting and filing original patent applications; conducting examiner interviews, drafting responses to office actions and handling all other aspects of patent prosecution from filing to issuance; supervising others, including patent attorneys and patent agents, on all the preceding; and advising clients on strategic patent-portfolio development and management. Ideal candidates will have an undergraduate or advanced degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering and a high level of academic achievement at an accredited law school. Ideal candidates will also be licensed to practice law in California, have a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration number, and have experience working in the IP department of a comparable law firm. Experience in patent litigation or PTAB trials is a plus but not necessary. The IP Department of Baker Botts is one of the largest and most highly regarded of any general-practice law firm. We have over 180 lawyers who together hold 220 technical degrees, and we prepared and filed over 1,800 new U.S. patent applications and over 3,000 international patent applications in 2018. Our Palo Alto and San Francisco attorneys draft and prosecute patent applications across a wide range of subject matter—including cryptocurrency, mobile payments, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, computer vision, cybersecurity, big data, cloud infrastructure and services, desktop applications , mobile applications, Internet of Things (IoT), sensor networks, memory and storage, processors, semiconductors, mobile devices , wearable devices, autonomous vehicles (AVs), digital media, gaming, computer graphics, social media, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), wireless data networks, bioinformatics, and biotelemetry—for both large, established companies and start-up ventures, including Abbott Laboratories, Cisco Systems, CloudSimple, Disney Enterprises, Facebook, Genentech, Lyft, Samsung, Square, WorkFusion, and XNOR.AI.