Junior Patent Prosecution Associate - Computer Science
September 1, 2021
Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York or Boston office for an associate who is a registered patent attorney with a background in Computer Science or a related field such as Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or Information Engineering. We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and at least one year of patent prosecution experience. The position will involve representation of a variety of technology companies, ranging from startups to the Fortune 500, in patent prosecution related to software inventions.
An M.S. or M.Eng. in a relevant field, or a B.S. in a relevant field plus significant industry experience is preferred. A general understanding of artificial intelligence concepts is required. Technical experience in the areas of machine learning, image analysis, cryptography, or software architecture would be particularly useful. Applicants are expected to be registered patent attorneys or to have passed the USPTO examination with registration pending.
We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. They typically work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.