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IP Litigation Legal Assistant

Houston, TX

Patterson + Sheridan LLP is a nationally ranked, full-service mid-sized intellectual property firm with offices in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, Shrewsbury, NJ, Palo Alto, CA and Yokohama, Japan. At Patterson + Sheridan, we’re more than just IP lawyers and litigators. We’re also strategic business advisors specializing in technological innovation. As one of the nation’s leading patent boutiques, we process hundreds of patents every year for some of the world’s largest companies.

We are currently seeking an IP Litigation Legal Assistant in our Houston office. This position will be a member of a highly collaborative litigation team and will provide paralegal and secretarial support to partners and associates in our IP Litigation Department. Responsibilities include: assist with preparation and filing of documents; organize and coordinate document productions; set up and maintain files; work with partners and associates to prepare them for depositions, court appearances, client meetings, etc. Prepare for and attend trials. Organize exhibits, files and all other supporting documents, coordinate trial set-up and logistics.

This is a hands-on position that involves working within a team-oriented and client centered environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent flexibility, organization skills, and be detail-oriented with strong communication and client service skills. Three to five years of litigation paralegal experience required. Experience in IP Litigation preferred. Experience with electronic court filing, managing databases, and indexing and categorizing legal documents required. Additionally, this candidate should have thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and be proficient with legal filing and record-keeping practices, as relevant to the specific practice.

We are a client-centered collaborative workplace and success is judged largely by how much you help others succeed. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget it takes a true team effort to deliver the kind of work our clients have come to expect. When hiring, we ask one question: will this person make our firm a better place?

If you are someone who can help further our success, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer


Patterson + Sheridan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our recruiting program is based on hiring practices without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or veteran's status.

Summer Associate Program

Houston, TX, Greensboro, NC, Palo Alto, CA, Shrewsbury, NJ, Dallas, TX

Patterson + Sheridan seeks motivated 1L & 2L law students for its 2017 Summer Associate Program. We are seeking candidates with a hard science background, such as computer science or electrical engineering, and that are eligible for the patent bar. Our Program is hosted in our Houston, TX, Greensboro, NC, Palo Alto, CA, Shrewsbury, NJ and Dallas, TX offices.

In the first week of the Program, we host a "Patents 101" seminar to provide you with a base of knowledge necessary for your time here. You are assigned a supervising partner and an associate mentor. You will get real assignments for real clients and your associate mentor is there to guide you through the process.

Summer Associates participate in client meetings, Continuing Legal Education events, seminars, and other activities, all purposefully selected and designed to introduce you to life as an attorney at Patterson + Sheridan. Your associate mentor and supervising partner are there to help you navigate your way through these events. We schedule social events and other opportunities for you to work with and get to know as many attorneys and staff members as possible during the program. We believe our Program is a two-way process; it is important that you find the best fit for you.

Patterson + Sheridan LLP is a nationally ranked, full-service mid-sized intellectual property firm with more than 70 attorneys across 6 offices in Houston and Dallas, TX; Greensboro, NC; Palo Alto, CA; Shrewsbury, NJ and Yokohama, Japan. Our style is highly collaborative and success is judged largely by how much you help others succeed. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget it takes a true team effort to deliver the kind of work our clients have come to expect. When hiring, we ask one question: will this person make our firm a better place?

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, law school and undergrad transcripts and a writing sample to Ashley Woodson, Recruiting Manager, at [email protected] *please indicate your preferred office location(s) in your cover letter.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson + Sheridan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our recruiting program is based on hiring practices without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or veteran's status

Draftsman

Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, Houston, TX, Palo Alto, CA, Shrewsbury, NJ

Patterson + Sheridan LLP a nationally ranked, full-service mid-sized intellectual property firm is immediately seeking a Draftsman. This role will work with a highly collaborative and sophisticated legal team. The ideal candidate must be an expert with mechanical drawings, including solid modeling (SolidWorks). Experience with design patent illustrations is a major plus. This position will also be responsible for managing overflow work sent out to the Firm’s vendors.

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson + Sheridan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our recruiting program is based on hiring practices without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or veteran's status.

IP Legal Administrative Assistant

Greensboro, NC

Patterson + Sheridan LLP is a nationally ranked, full-service mid-sized intellectual property firm. At Patterson + Sheridan, we’re more than just IP lawyers and litigators. We’re also strategic business advisors specializing in technological innovation. As one of the nation’s leading patent boutiques, we process hundreds of patents every year for some of the world’s largest companies.

We are currently seeking an IP Legal Administrative Assistant in our Greensboro office. This position will be a member of a highly collaborative legal support team and will provide secretarial/administrative support to Partners, Associates, and Technical Advisors in intellectual property matters, with a primary focus on domestic patent prosecution and trademark filings. Responsibilities include: managing attorney dockets on a daily basis, processing and filing domestic patent applications with the USPTO, preparing and processing legal documents, correspondence and memoranda, drafting reporting correspondence to clients, and communicating and collaborating with clients and third parties as necessary.

This is a hands-on position that involves working within a team-oriented and client centered environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent flexibility, organization skills, and be detail-oriented with strong communication and client service skills. Three to five years of experience working on patent prosecution and patent/trademark in an IP law firm or corporate law department required. Experience with IP docketing systems, such as IP Manager, as well as working knowledge of IPDAS, PatentOptimizer, and iManage is strongly preferred. Additionally, this candidate should have thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and be proficient with legal and patent terminology.

Patterson + Sheridan LLP is an international law firm with more than 70 attorneys across 6 offices in, Dallas, Greensboro, Houston, Palo Alto, Shrewsbury, and Yokohama, Japan. Our style is highly collaborative and success is judged largely by how much you help others succeed. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget it takes a true team effort to deliver the kind of work our clients have come to expect. When hiring, we ask one question: will this person make our firm a better place?

If you are someone who can help further our success, we would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].


Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson + Sheridan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our recruiting program is based on hiring practices without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, handicap, or veteran's status.

Senior Intellectual Property Associate

Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Shrewsbury, NJ, Greensboro, NC, Palo Alto, CA

Patterson + Sheridan, LLP is seeking IP attorneys with a computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemical background and 5+ years of patent law experience, including patent preparation and prosecution, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions.

Patterson + Sheridan is a mid-sized intellectual property law firm with offices in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, Shrewsbury, NJ and Palo Alto, CA. We are a client-centered collaborative workplace. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget that we are a team. Success at Patterson + Sheridan is judged largely by how much you help others succeed.

As an attorney at Patterson + Sheridan, you will receive solid training and opportunities for professional growth. We believe that associates should have client contact to see first-hand how large innovative companies, as well as pioneering start-ups, develop products and technologies that are literally changing the world. You can expect to take invention disclosures from inventors, draft specifications with minimal supervision, and generate claims requiring only moderate review. We offer a career progression, leadership training, and the opportunity to build client relationship skills. Each year in the professional life of a Patterson + Sheridan associate brings a wider and deeper development of expertise, designed to increase your value to our clients and our firm.

If you are interested in hearing more about Patterson + Sheridan, our training, our culture, and our extensive reach and experience in technologies that are changing the world, send your resume, cover letter, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a 5-10 page writing sample to [email protected]

For more information: Please send your email to Jayme Partridge at [email protected]

Intellectual Property Associate

Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Shrewsbury, NJ, Greensboro, NC, Palo Alto, CA

Patterson + Sheridan, LLP is seeking IP attorneys with a computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemical background and 1 - 6 years of patent law experience, including patent preparation and prosecution, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions.

Patterson + Sheridan is a mid-sized intellectual property law firm with offices in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, Shrewsbury, NJ and Palo Alto, CA. We are a client-centered collaborative workplace. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget that we are a team. Success at Patterson + Sheridan is judged largely by how much you help others succeed.

As an attorney at Patterson + Sheridan, you will receive solid training and opportunities for professional growth. We believe that associates should have client contact to see first-hand how large innovative companies, as well as pioneering start-ups, develop products and technologies that are literally changing the world. You can expect to take invention disclosures from inventors, draft specifications with minimal supervision, and generate claims requiring only moderate review. We offer a career progression, leadership training, and the opportunity to build client relationship skills. Each year in the professional life of a Patterson + Sheridan associate brings a wider and deeper development of expertise, designed to increase your value to our clients and our firm.

If you are interested in hearing more about Patterson + Sheridan, our training, our culture, and our extensive reach and experience in technologies that are changing the world, send your resume, cover letter, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a 5-10 page writing sample to [email protected]

For more information: Please send your email to Jayme Partridge at [email protected]

Patent Agent

Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Shrewsbury, NJ, Greensboro, NC, Palo Alto, CA

Patterson + Sheridan, LLP is seeking patent agents with a computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemical background and 1-3 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.

Patterson + Sheridan is a mid-sized intellectual property law firm with offices in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, Shrewsbury, NJ and Palo Alto, CA. We are a client-centered collaborative workplace. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget that we are a team. Success at Patterson + Sheridan is judged largely by how much you help others succeed.

As a patent agent at Patterson + Sheridan, you will receive solid training and opportunities for professional growth. We believe that patent agents should have client contact to see first-hand how large innovative companies, as well as pioneering start-ups, develop products and technologies that are literally changing the world. You can expect to take invention disclosures from inventors, draft specifications with minimal supervision, and generate claims requiring only moderate review. We offer a career progression, leadership training, and the opportunity to build client relationship skills. Each year in the professional life of a Patterson + Sheridan patent agent brings a wider and deeper development of expertise, designed to increase your value to our clients and our firm.

If you are interested in hearing more about Patterson + Sheridan, our training, our culture, and our extensive reach and experience in technologies that are changing the world, send your resume, cover letter, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a 5-10 page writing sample to [email protected]

For more information: Please send your email to Jayme Partridge at [email protected]