Our Difference is Our People
Working at Patterson + Sheridan means believing in the innovative technologies that drive our society forward. We do everything in our power to ensure clients succeed through smart management of their intellectual property.
Our work style is highly collaborative, friendly and respectful. In fact, your growth as a team member is largely driven by how much you help others flourish. It takes honest communication to deliver the caliber of work our clients have come to expect from Patterson + Sheridan.
Work Where You Want
With multiple offices around the country, our locations provide a high quality of living at lower-than-average cost.
Travel When You Need
Any associate can qualify to fly private to meet with the inventors and professionals with whom they partner.
We hire without regard for race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
We Are Patterson + Sheridan
Patterson + Sheridan is a technology law firm specializing in the protection of clients’ assets and rights, and does so by providing a variety of services including: patent preparation and prosecution, trademark and brand protection, litigation, technology licensing, portfolio and risk management, and assistance with mergers and acquisitions. With seven offices strategically located across the country, Patterson + Sheridan is able to provide greater service, value, and expertise locally, while maintaining a recognized national presence and international reach needed to achieve clients’ business goals.
New Associate and Lateral Associate Opportunities
Our work is complex, challenging, and never boring. At Patterson + Sheridan, you will grow not only professionally, but intellectually as well. You’ll tackle work for high-profile clients who are developing some of the most innovative technologies.
New associates are quickly familiarized with client work and included in face-to-face meetings with clients and inventors. Lateral associates are valued additions to our team and are quickly integrated into our client and inventor relationships. We have invested in a private plane so that we can visit our clients regularly. Our clients value the time we spend working in person with their inventors and other professionals to understand their technologies and business strategies.
We value relationships. Our clients treat us as an extension of their teams, enabling you to see first-hand how large innovative companies, as well as pioneering start-ups, develop products and technologies that are literally changing the world.
We seek attorneys with advanced technical and scientific backgrounds. Before law school, many of our attorneys worked as inventors, engineers, or scientists. Before joining the firm, many served as in-house counsel or U.S. Patent Office examiners. We look for a diverse range of skill-sets and ability to merge technical, legal, and business expertise to provide well-rounded counsel to our clients.
We are always looking for motivated attorneys with a scientific undergraduate background. If you’re interested in joining the Patterson + Sheridan Team, please review our Current Openings page.
We employ a dedicated team of non-lawyer professionals and recognize the diverse skills, experience, and accomplishments these individuals bring to our law firm and clients. Our professionals are an important and valuable part of our team; they help us define the term “client service.” Without them, we are just another law firm.
If you’re interested in joining the Patterson + Sheridan Team, please review our Current Openings.
Our Summer Associate Program offers promising students an opportunity to get to know us, and for us to get to know them. Each year, we hire many attorneys through the program.
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 then assigned a supervising partner, who acts as your mentor and gives you real client work.
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. 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.
If you are a law student that is eligible to take the Patent Bar and you have an interest in IP law, please review our Current Openings.