Our national IP practice seeks a mechanical patent prosecution attorney or mechanical patent agent in its Philadelphia office. We are looking for lawyers and agents with a Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering background and two to five years of experience in patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling, including preparation of patent applications, responses to Office Actions, and patentability and clearance opinions. Experience with drafting and prosecuting design patents is helpful, and specific experience with formation and counseling emerging growth companies within the intellectual property and corporate areas of law is highly desirable. Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have experience with technology licensing. Law firm experience, or significant in-house experience with patent preparation and prosecution is preferred. The candidate must be a member of or eligible for the Patent Bar.
Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
- 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.