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Job Alert: Patent Associate at K&L Gates

Posted by WSVBA | Jan 07, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patent Associate or Patent Agent - Seattle

The global law firm of K&L Gates seeks to hire a midlevel or senior Patent Associate or Patent Agent to join their dynamic IP Procurement practice in the Seattle office. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm setting. Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a degree or equivalent experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Physics is required. This position will focus on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in electrical, software, medical device, and mechanical fields, but will also include some licensing and intellectual property due diligence support.  Candidates must have substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and be self-starters who possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. We require strong academic credentials, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to providing the highest quality client service.

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope.

At K&L Gates, we embrace our core values. We believe in hiring collaborative, committed, and diverse teams; using state-of-the-art technology; offering continuous professional development training; and promoting pro bono and diversity initiatives. Most importantly, we strive to cultivate an environment that celebrates talented legal professionals.

Visit to learn more about the firm.  To join the K&L Gates team, please visit and be sure to submit your resume and law school transcript.  K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer.

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