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Patent Attorney / Agent (Software and Hardware)

Cognition IP

Cognition IP

Other Engineering, Legal
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

You will have the opportunity to take on partner-level responsibilities at our fast-growing firm from being introduced to clients and managing the client relationships to taking ownership of matters from end-to-end. Tasks will include talking to inventors and clients, drafting patent applications, performing patent searches, drafting opinions, and responding to office actions. You will perform substantive and critical work and have many learning opportunities to rapidly upskill.

We care about performing the best quality work, and you will receive training from us in the most cutting-edge legal techniques in patent law, the latest technologies like AI and the latest developments in biotech, and business development. Our clients range from nascent startups to Fortune 500 companies, and you will have the opportunity to work with and develop a relationship with exciting new, early-stage companies as well as well established titans of the tech world that are at the forefront of technology.

You will also work with the latest technological tools that make legal practice easier and less repetitive for lawyers, and you will have the opportunity to provide input to our development team on tools they can build to make your legal practice easier.

Key Result Areas:

1. Perform quality legal work in drafting patent applications, responding to office actions, searching, and drafting opinions

2. Manage client relationships professionally and confidently

3. Develop workflow/process improvements with our software developers to further reduce attorney/agent workload

Reporting to: CEO, Managing Partner

Qualifications:

  • Required Education (Lawyer): J.D., Bachelor’s in a STEM discipline
  • Required Education (Agent): Bachelor's in a STEM discipline
  • Technology areas (any of): computer software, hardware, electronics, chemistry, biology, biotech
  • Location: Remote, Anywhere in the US

Compensation: Commensurate with experience (Base + Bonus + Equity)

When applying, please submit the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Law School (if applicable) and other college transcripts
  3. Writing sample (e.g. a patent application authored by you)