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Staff Attorney – Intellectual Property

Company name

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 09,2018

Posted on

Feb 16,2018
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Information Technology >> Information Technology
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Litigation >> Intellectual Property - Litigation General
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Staff Attorney – Intellectual Property Duties: Handle litigation, public speaking, media outreach, and legislative and regulatory advocacy, all in connection with a variety of intellectual property and cutting-edge technology matters. Champion user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. Work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 4+ years of legal experience. Litigation experience, including significant experience managing cases, including overall case strategy, day-to-day projects and deadlines, and drafting briefs. Some regulatory experience, particularly with the Patent and Trademark Office, will also be helpful. Knowledge of patent law and at least one other IP specialty (copyright, trademark, trade secret). Should have great communication skills and interest in working with a team of highly motivated lawyers and activists in a hard-working nonprofit environment. Strong writing and analytical skills, the ability to be self-motivated and focused, and a passion for Internet civil liberties and high tech public interest issues, are essential. Tech savviness is helpful.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Electronic Frontier Foundation
1550 Bryant Street
Suite 725
San Francisco, CA 94103

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