Our Intellectual Property Department seeks an associate with two to five years of IP litigation experience to sit in our Philadelphia office. He or she will have an opportunity to work on patent and related complex high-stakes litigation, including misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of licensing and other strategic IP-related agreements, trademark and copyright litigation, and unfair competition. He or she will have client contact and responsibility. Excellent academic credentials, experience with patent and/or other complex litigation, and superb writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills are required. A technical background, membership in the Patent Bar, and/or experience as a federal judicial clerk are advantages, but are not required.
Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.
- Ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping. Typing ability for the use of a personal computer.
- The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
This Job Description describes the general content and requirements for the position. It is not an exhaustive statement of the essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements of the job; they may change from time to time and are dictated by the needs of the firm and the managers to whom the employee will report. Employment is at will. Ballard Spahr may change the functions and responsibilities of the position at any time, and it may reassign the employee to another department in its sole discretion.