Patent Agent - Computer Technology

August 28, 2020


Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York or Boston office for a Patent Agent 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 3+ years 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. 

We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording Patent Agents an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development.  They typically work one-on-one with associates and 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.

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