Intellectual Property Associate Attorney

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Chicago, IL, United States

Intellectual Property Associate Attorney


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1-5 yrs required



Job Overview: A law firm specializing in intellectual property law is seeking an experienced Intellectual Property Associate Attorney to join their team in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of relevant experience, with a strong background in mechanical engineering, complemented by exposure to electrical engineering and material science.


  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate searches and analyses.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications, particularly in mechanical engineering, such as hand tools, power tools, battery technology, and electronics.
  • Manage patent portfolios and advise clients on patent strategy and enforcement.
  • Conduct intellectual property due diligence for corporate transactions.
  • Assist in intellectual property litigation matters, including infringement analysis and drafting pleadings.


  • Juris Doctor (.) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the state bar in Illinois (preferably) or eligibility for admission via reciprocity.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing intellectual property law, focusing on patent prosecution and counseling.
  • Technical background or significant experience in mechanical engineering; exposure to electrical engineering and material science is a plus.


  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Team-oriented with a collaborative approach to working with colleagues and clients.


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