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Current Openings

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Attorneys

Below you will find current openings for all attorney positions.

Attorney - Biotechnology

We are looking for a biotechnology patent prosecution associate with 2-3 years of experience. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry or related disciplines, which utilize genetic engineering techniques. Candidates must also have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Office
  • San Diego
  • Orange County

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Attorney - Mechanical Engineering

We are looking for associate attorney candidates with mechanical engineering backgrounds and 3-5 years (JD 2016 preferred) of legal experience in patent prosecution, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and/or conducting intellectual property due diligence for mechanical engineering technologies. Candidate must also have experience supervising others. Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Orange County
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Attorney - Computer Science/Information Technology

We are looking for associate attorney candidates with CS/IT backgrounds and 3 - 8 years of legal experience in patent prosecution, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and conducting due diligence in the fields of robotics, neural networks, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and imaging or optics. Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Attorney - Medical Device

We are looking for associate attorney candidates with medical device backgrounds and 1 - 4 years of legal experience in patent prosecution, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and/or conducting intellectual property due diligence for medical device technologies. Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Office
  • Orange County
  • San Diego

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Attorney - Data Privacy

Knobbe Martens is looking to add an attorney to our Data Privacy and Security team. Our team is dedicated to helping clients achieve and maintain compliance with federal, state, and international data protection and security laws. Candidates with 4+ years of legal experience in a data privacy role, US JD and CIPP/US certification, experience with privacy and data security laws on a federal and state level as well as experience with data privacy, incident response, data breach laws, forensic investigations, cybersecurity, cyber preparedness, privacy policy drafting, global privacy, and data management policy issues, trends and initiatives. Knowledge of the European Union and Asia's laws on data privacy is preferred. Medical device experience is a plus. Strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills required. Intellectual property experience and/or interest in intellectual property law is desirable. 

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 

Attorney - Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering

We are looking for associate attorney candidates with a B.S. in Computer or Electrical Engineering and 2 - 5 years of patent prosecution and counseling experience. Some industry experience and/or an advanced degree in the computer or electrical engineering field is preferred. Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Attorney – Trademark

We are looking for associate attorney candidates with 3–7 years of legal experience in Trademark law, including trademark prosecution, agreements, clearance, strategic advice, counseling, and enforcement. Candidates should have experience in responding to office actions, clearance searches and analysis, foreign filings, U.S. and foreign oppositions/cancellations, and drafting license and settlement agreements.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials and industry experience, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Attorney - Litigation

Knobbe Martens is looking for associate attorneys with at least one year of experience in patent litigation.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.  A science or engineering degree is strongly preferred.  Positions are available in all office locations.

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Counsel

Below you will find current openings for all patent counsel positions.

Patent Counsel - Computer Science

Open to offices in California and New York

We are seeking motivated candidates to join our team. Applicants must have at least two years of experience in patent prosecution to assist in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. Patent Counsel is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other similar technical field and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must be licensed to practice law in California, Washington State, or New York. Candidates must have strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Vet/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Counsel - Electrical Engineering

Open to any office location.

We are seeking motivated patent counsel candidates to join our team. Applicants must have one to five years of patent prosecution experience to assist in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. This is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school with a GPA of 3.0 or above. A graduate degree is desired, but not necessary. Must be licensed to practice law. Candidates must have strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Vet/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Counsel - Mechanical Engineering

Open to any office location.

We are seeking motivated patent counsel candidates to join our team. Applicants must have one to three years of patent prosecution experience to assist in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. This is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school with a GPA of 3.0 or above. A graduate degree is desired, but not necessary. Must be licensed to practice law. Candidates must have strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Vet/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Counsel - Mechanical Engineering/Design Patent

Open to any office location.

We are seeking motivated patent counsel candidates with one to three years of experience in patent prosecution, including experience with design patent applications, to assist in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. This is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school. A graduate degree is desired, but not necessary. Must be licensed to practice law. Candidates must have strong technical writing skills.

Office
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Seattle
  • New York
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Vet/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Counsel - Biotechnology

Open to any office in CA, NY or D.C. Hybrid remote.

Knobbe Martens seeks motivated candidates to join our team. Patent Counsel applicants should have at least two years of biotechnology-related patent prosecution experience to assist in the drafting and prosecution of foreign patent applications. This is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a M.S. degree in biological sciences and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must be licensed to practice law. Candidates must have strong technical writing skills.

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE, including Disability/Vets. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Counsel - Optics/Physics

Open to any office location.

We are seeking motivated candidates to join our team. Applicants must have one to three years of patent prosecution experience to assist in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications. This is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a Ph.D. in Optics, Electrical Engineering with concentration on lasers/photonics, or Physics is required, and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Must be licensed to practice law. Candidates must have strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Office
  • San Diego
  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • New York
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE/Vet/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Scientist

Below you will find current openings for all patent scientist positions.

Patent Scientist - Computer Science

Open to offices in California or New York

We provide an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways. P...

We provide an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways. Put your technical degree to work on issues involving science, technology, and the law. Candidates will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate with the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products.

Each client brings novel and diverse technologies to our firm. Therefore, the candidate will learn about a variety of new technologies, learn to identify inventive features, learn to describe the inventions, and work with the Patent Office to allow a patent for the technology. The position also requires a candidate to possess the ability to explain and describe new technologies in a way that is concise and descriptive.

Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Reviewing new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
2. Creating technical diagrams and drawings that describe the invention.
3. Writing patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
4. Reviewing issued patents.

To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. The candidate must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom. In addition, each candidate will eventually participate in a patent law course and become registered with the United States Patent Office.

Education and Experience:
• B.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other similar technical field is required.
• At least two years of patent prosecution experience.
• Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
• Qualified candidates will possess strong academic credentials and communication skills.
 

Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE, including Disability/Vets. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Scientist - Electrical Engineering

Open to any office in CA, NY or D.C.

Knobbe Martens provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challe...

Knobbe Martens provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways. Put your technical degree to work on issues involving science, technology, and the law. The candidate will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products.

Each client brings novel and diverse technologies to our firm. Therefore, the candidate will learn about a variety of new technologies, learn to identify inventive features, learn to describe the inventions, and work with the Patent Office to allow a patent for the technology. The position also requires a candidate to possess the ability to explain and describe new technologies in a way that is concise and descriptive.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Reviewing new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
  2. Writing patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
  3. Drafting persuasive responses to patent office rejections.
  4. Reviewing issued patents.

To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. The candidate must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom. In addition, each candidate will eventually participate in a patent law course and become registered with the United States Patent Office.

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering is required.  M.S. or Ph.D. is preferred.
  • One to five years of patent prosecution experience is strongly desired.
  • Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
  • Qualified candidates will possess strong academic credentials and communication skills.
Office
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE, including Disability/Vets. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Scientist - Chemistry

Open to any office in CA, NY or D.C. Hybrid remote.

Knobbe Martens seeks motivated individual to join our team for the position of Patent Scientist. The candidate will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products. This position requires an advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry. Applicants must have strong technical writing skills.  At least two years of patent prosecution experience is preferred.

Knobbe Martens provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways.  Put your technical degree to work on issues involving science, technology, and the law.  The candidate will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products.   

Each client brings novel and diverse technologies to our firm.  Therefore, the candidate will learn about a variety of new technologies, learn to identify inventive features, learn to describe the inventions, and learn to work with the Patent Office to obtain allowance of a patent for the technology.  The position also requires a candidate to possess the ability to explain and describe new technologies in a way that is concise and descriptive.

Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Review new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.

2. Create chemical structures and drawings that describe the invention.

3. Write patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.

4. Prepare responses to the Patent Office distinguishing prior publications.

5. Review issued patents.

To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. The candidate must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom. In addition, unless already a registered agent, each candidate will eventually participate in a patent law course and become registered with the United States Patent Office.  

Education and Experience:

  • Graduate degree in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry is required (Ph.D. preferred).
  • At least two years of patent prosecution experience is preferred.
  • Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
  • Qualified candidates will possess strong academic credentials and communication skills.
Office
  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE, including Disability/Vets. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Patent Scientist - Optics/Physics

Open to any office in California, New York or D.C.

Knobbe Martens provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challe...

Knobbe Martens provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways. Put your technical degree to work on issues involving science, technology, and the law. The candidate will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products.

Each client brings novel and diverse technologies to our firm. Therefore, the candidate will learn about a variety of new technologies, learn to identify inventive features, learn to describe the inventions, and work with the Patent Office to allow a patent for the technology. The position also requires a candidate to possess the ability to explain and describe new technologies in a way that is concise and descriptive.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Reviewing new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
  2. Writing patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
  3. Drafting persuasive responses to patent office rejections.
  4. Reviewing issued patents.


To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. The candidate must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom. In addition, each candidate will eventually participate in a patent law course and become registered with the United States Patent Office.

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Optics, Electrical Engineering with concentration on lasers/photonics, or Physics is required.
  • Patent prosecution experience is preferred.
  • Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
  • Qualified candidates will possess strong academic credentials and communication skills.
Office
  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Washington DC

Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

EOE, including Disability/Vets. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Professional Staff

Below you will find current openings for all professional staff positions.

Litigation Paralegal

Any Knobbe Location

General Summary: Support attorneys in the preparation and prosecution of litigation cases. Assist with pleadings, discovery, motions and trial practice.  Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to provide efficient support of administrative tasks and superior client service.

    Responsibilities

    • Create and maintain case profiles, judicial profiles, court forms, litigation support services, and Federal, State, and local rules.
    • Case management, including organizing all documents and files.
    • Review and route incoming communication, e.g., faxes, emails and client correspondence, following up on deadlines as appropriate.
    • Assist case attorneys in preparation of court documents and service of discovery.
    • Coordinate and review final court documents prior to filing.
    • Assist attorneys with document production.
    • Schedule depositions with attorneys, clients, witnesses, and court reporters.
    • Preparation and submission of motion and trial exhibits.
    • Create pleading/discovery/trial binders.
    • Attend trials, assisting in all aspects and details, including hotel arrangements, travel, team schedules, etc.
    • Review all incoming court papers and forward same to Litigation Calendaring Department for input into calendaring software programs. Review all dates calendared for accuracy.
    • Review weekly calendar draft making any necessary additions, changes or deletions prior to stated deadlines.
    • Provide administrative assistance with expense summaries and client bills.
    • Provide coverage for the Litigation Department as requested. Conduct and participate in training as necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree along with a paralegal certificate. 
    • Intellectual property litigation experience.
    • Solid knowledge of federal e-filings, trial procedures and court rules.
    • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Experience working with iManage or similar document management system, Adobe Acrobat, and Relativity preferred.
    • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
    • Able to work with minimal supervision exercising good judgment and decision making.
    • Excellent verbal communication skills.
    • Able to meet the Firm's billable hour requirement or value added equivalent.
    • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely and have excellent attention to detail.
    • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
    • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
    • Able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
    Posted:
    Office
    • Orange County
    • San Diego
    • San Francisco
    • Los Angeles
    • New York
    • Washington DC
    • Seattle

    Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

    EOE, including Disability/Vets.  Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Ordinance.

     

    International Patent Paralegal Clerk (IPP Clerk)

    Irvine, CA

    General Summary: Provide administrative support to International Patent Paralegals (IPP) and Patent Attorneys. Responsible for the timely preparation of letters, formal documents, and correspondence emails in connection with prosecution of foreign patent applications. Work cohesively with IPP, staff from other departments, and attorneys to ensure efficient support of administrative tasks and client service.

      Responsibilities:

      • Monitor the IPP’s docket in advance to ensure basic procedural due dates and extensions of due dates are current; send updates to the docketing department as needed.
      • Under direction of IPP, prepare time-sensitive form letters to clients and foreign associates necessary to complete formal requirements in foreign patent offices.
      • Assist IPP’s in appropriate response to client requests and to foreign associates regarding formal requirements and/or bibliographic details. Ensure accuracy of formal documents being sent to clients for signature.
      • Research status of formalities and filings using the firm’s electronic client file management system, and follow-up with foreign associates as needed.
      • Check status of applications using foreign patent office websites.
      • Under direction of IPP/attorney, research and prepare cost estimates for filings in various countries. Prepare letters to clients providing cost estimates and requesting instructions, which will be sent by the attorney.
      • Under direction of IPP, prepare and file responses with the PCT via USPTO website.
      • Order formalized drawings from drafting department and review for accuracy prior to filing.
      • Order certified priority documents and certified assignments via USPTO website.  Ensure receipt by investigating delays or following up on orders with the USPTO.
      • Submit conflict check requests to open electronic client files and new matters in docketing and billing systems.
      • Scan documents, rename, and file appropriately in firm’s electronic client file management system. Prepare FedEx packages enclosing original documents to various foreign associates.
      • Complete other duties as assigned by IPPs, attorneys, or supervisor.       

      Qualifications:

      • Previous legal experience, particularly foreign patent experience, is preferred.
      • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
      • Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
      • Strong proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills.
      • Must be efficient, accurate, timely, flexible and have excellent attention to detail.
      • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
      • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
      Posted:
      Office
      • Orange County

      Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

      EOE, Including Disability/Vets

      Intellectual Property Assistant (Washington, D.C.)

      Washington, D.C.

      General Summary: Support patent attorney(s) and/or patent scientist(s) in the preparation of intellectual property related documents. Lend support for client portfolio management. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to ensure efficient support of time billers, administrative tasks, and client service.  

        Responsibilities:

        • Assist with the preparation and filing of patent related documents with the USPTO. Ensure legal documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner complying with the firm’s quality control requirements, client guidelines, and USPTO regulations and deadlines.
        • Monitor filing deadlines noted on docket reports for all US and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright applications; assist with review/clearance of docket dates and communicate details to Docketing department.
        • Read, prioritize, route and follow up on incoming communication, e.g., faxes, emails and correspondence ensuring that all documents are timely reported to the client.
        • Transmit documents electronically to clients, courts, USPTO, Secretary of State, Copyright Office and other agencies via appropriate firm methods.
        • Create, maintain and organize electronic and paper files; maintain client preferences and contacts within firm systems.
        • Assist in the coordination of client billing and time entry, auditing and revising as necessary and following client specific instructions.
        • Run conflict checks to ensure that files are generated; follow up to ensure files are opened timely and maintained accurately.
        • Perform research as requested using Private PAIR, TARR, eSpace, WIPO and other reference sources. 
        • Assist with coordination of incoming and outgoing file transfers.
        • Interact effectively with Accounting, Docketing, Litigation, International Patent, Trademark and other departments as required in support of attorney and/or scientist workload requirements.
        • Provide administrative support such as expense report reconciliation utilizing Chrome River, screen calls and assist callers, schedule couriers and notarial services, and coordinate drafting and word processing as needed.
        • Maintain attorney appointment and due date calendars ensuring that all dates are met, coordinate schedules, organize meetings, and handle travel arrangements as directed.
        • Provide coverage for IP Assistants as requested; conduct and participate in training as necessary.
        • Delegate tasks to clerks and monitor their work product and deadlines.
        • Complete other duties as assigned by IP Assistant Supervisor, attorneys and scientists, or Administration.

        Qualifications:      

        • Prior legal support experience is highly desirable, particularly in intellectual property. 
        • Previous experience with iManage, private PAIR, EFS web and CPI Docketing preferred.
        • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
        • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, organized and have excellent attention to detail.
        • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
        • Excellent verbal communication skills.
        • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
        • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
        • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
        • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
        Posted:
        Office
        • Washington DC

        Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

        EOE, Including Disability/Vets

        Trademark Paralegal

        Any Knobbe Location

        General Summary: Support trademark attorneys in the timely preparation, prosecution and enforcement of U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright cases on behalf of Firm clients. Manage a docket and communicate professionally with attorneys, foreign associates and clients. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to provide efficient support of administrative tasks and superior client service.

          Responsibilities:

          • Assist attorneys in the prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademark and copyright cases, as well as Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) cases, along with foreign oppositions and cancellations.
          • Research third party use of marks, as well as trademark assignments and name/address change records in foreign countries.
          • Prepare and file U.S. trademark and copyright applications with the USPTO.
          • Prepare and assist with filing extensions of time, statements of use, combined affidavits, assignments, renewal applications, and responses to office actions with the USPTO.
          • Prepare initial search opinion letters, cease and desist letters, foreign filing instruction letters, as well as foreign associate letters instructing the filing of opposition or cancellation proceedings.
          • Prepare cost estimates for trademark prosecution and maintenance, including filings in foreign countries.
          • Conduct, order and analyze trademark watching service reports; forward reports and results to assigned clients.
          • Prepare and file all documents in connection with oppositions and cancellation actions or proceedings.
          • Assist with the preparation of documents to be produced with the preparation of answers to discovery requests.
          • Prepare registered user agreements, assignments and license agreements.
          • Prepare various charts and status reports of domestic and foreign trademark and copyright protection.
          • Provide coverage for the Trademark Department as requested. Conduct and participate in training as necessary.
          • Other tasks as assigned by supervisors.

          Qualifications:

          • Bachelor's degree along with either a Paralegal Certificate or a written declaration from a supervising trademark attorney stating that the candidate is qualified to perform paralegal tasks.
          • Minimum of one to three years of trademark paralegal experience.
          • Courses in business and communication are helpful.
          • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
          • Experience working with iManage or similar document management system and research tools such as Saegis.
          • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
          • Able to work with minimal supervision exercising good judgment and decision making.
          • Effective verbal communication skills.
          • Able to analyze, organize and prioritize case information.
          • Able to meet the Firm’s billable hour requirement or value added equivalent.
          • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely and have excellent attention to detail.
          • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
          • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
          • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.    
          • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
          Posted:
          Office
          • Orange County
          • San Diego
          • Los Angeles
          • San Francisco
          • Seattle
          • Washington DC
          • New York

          Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

          EOE, including disability/vets 

          Transfer Agent

          Open to Irvine or San Diego office.

          General Summary:  Thrive as an individual while enjoying the support of a team.  Position requires the ability to manage multiple projects at once,...

          General Summary:  Thrive as an individual while enjoying the support of a team.  Position requires the ability to manage multiple projects at once, effectively communicate and work well with others, and exercise exceptional organizational skill.  Transfer Agents process data and files being transferred into and out of Knobbe Martens according to established procedures.  They work cohesively with team members and attorneys to ensure efficient client service.

          Responsibilities

          • Communicate with requesting prosecution team on urgent needs and other issues that may arise during transfer.
          • Process files transferred to Knobbe Martens (Tran In).
          • Obtain conflict subject matter and run conflict check.
          • Review files to identify urgent matters, determine relationships, and assign matter codes.
          • Collect and manage data for entry into docketing system.
          • Perform docketing data entry and verify matter status.
          • Advise prosecution team on required documentation to finalize transfer before the USPTO.
          • Coordinate file history scanning, downloading and saving to appropriate iManage workspaces.
          • Coordinate transfer efforts with identified Prosecution Teams as needed.
          • Process files transferred out from Knobbe Martens (Tran Out)
          • Collect and manage data extraction for transfer
          • Prepare docket report excluding proprietary/internal dates
          • Coordinate iManage file extraction.
          • Coordinate completion of documentation required to finalize transfer before the USPTO.
          • Notify foreign associates of change in responsibility.
          • Perform data updates to docketing system and verify matter status.
          • Coordinate completion of transfer with new counsel.
          • Conduct and participate in training as necessary.
          • Complete other duties as assigned by Supervisor(s).

          Qualifications:

          • Knowledge of patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and previous experience as a Docketing Agent preferred.
          • Previous clerical and data entry experience demanding a high attention to detail.
          • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
          • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
          • Effective verbal communication skills.
          • Must be efficient, accurate, timely, flexible and have excellent attention to detail.
          • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
          • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
          • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
          • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.

           

          Posted:
          Office
          • Orange County
          • San Diego

          Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

          EOE, including Disability/Vets

          Systems Support Technician

          Orange County

          General Summary:  Under direction, oversee the daily functioning of the Firm’s personal computers and telephone system at all Firm office locations.  Work cohesively with team members, supervisors, attorneys and staff to provide efficient and superior customer service.

            Responsibilities:

            • Maintain the Firm’s personal computers in working order and telephone systems for all offices.
            • Ensure problems with hardware, software and cabling are handled in a timely manner.
            • Identify, analyze and solve user problems; answer user questions.
            • Install and/or relocate telephones as needed.
            • Maintain printers in working order.
            • Install and/or relocate computers and software as necessary.
            • Maintain an accurate inventory of all PCs.
            • Assist with Customer Support Help Desk calls.
            • Maintain and log all support calls.
            • Assist the Director of IT as needed.

            Qualifications:

            • A minimum of one to three years of IT experience is preferred with law firm experience preferred.
            • Excellent computer skills: proficient in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
            • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
            • Ability to communicate clearly and interface diplomatically with all personnel.
            • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, organized and have excellent attention to detail.
            • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
            • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
            • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
            • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
            Posted:
            Office
            • Orange County

            Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

            EOE/Vet/Disability 

            Digital Marketing/Technology Specialist

            Open to any office location.

            General Summary: Assist the Director of Business Development with the Firm’s website, content marketing, email marketing and social media initiatives. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to ensure efficient support of administrative tasks and superior client service.  

            Responsibilities:

            • Ensure website quality and maximize website performance. This includes identifying and implementing website updates using Content Management System, consistently auditing website for accuracy and maximum performance, as well as identifying opportunities to improve content and functionality.
            • Obtain monthly statistics related to traffic and work with Supervisor to distribute report internally to applicable individuals.
            • Manage proposals for future improvements and maintenance to the website. Communicate and track suggestions for changes to ensure proper prioritization. Work with Firm’s agency to understand financial impact of such changes. Assist in developing recommendations for the Business Development Committee’s consideration.
            • Manage newsletter and blog teams to produce content on a weekly basis via reminders, obtaining approvals for content, and publishing to website.
            • Coordinate legal alerts to send out to targeted email lists.
            • Maintain relationships and accounts with content distribution partners.
            • Create email invitations for events and seminars within established templates.
            • Work with Business Development Coordinators to ensure correct criteria is utilized in determining marketing lists for applicable email marketing initiatives.
            • Manage the Firm’s social media accounts and strategy. This is accomplished through the execution of social media campaigns; maximizing followers and content engagement by leveraging various social media platforms; and monitoring social media for comments, positive and negative, and work with Director of Business Development and Chair of Business Development Committee to determine appropriate response.
            • Additional duties as assigned by Supervisor.

            Qualifications:

            • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent law firm experience required.
            • Digital marketing experience required.
            • Excellent computer skills; working knowledge of HTML codes and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
            • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, organized and have excellent analytical skills.
            • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
            • Effective verbal communication skills.
            • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
            • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
            • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
            • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.     
            Posted:
            Office
            • Orange County
            • Los Angeles
            • San Diego
            • San Francisco
            • New York
            • Seattle
            • Washington DC

            Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

            EOE/Vet/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

            U.S. Docketing Agent

            Irvine, CA

            General Summary:  Responsible for calendaring and managing dates for U.S. Patents, Trademarks and Copyright matters according to established procedures. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to provide efficient support of docketing  tasks and superior client service

            Responsibilities:

            • Process incoming and outgoing United States Patent and Trademark Office  documents.  
            • Review correspondence to determine if dates need to be docketed, updated or closed.
            • Provide quality control of outgoing Patent, Trademark and Copyright correspondence.
            • Add and update matters to docketing system when required.
            • Ensure that incoming correspondence is processed correctly and in a timely manner.
            • Update and audit trail check of incoming and outgoing correspondence processed by peers.
            • Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

            Qualifications:

            • Previous clerical and data entry experience demanding a high attention to detail.  Previous docketing experience  is desirable.
            • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
            • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation a must
            • Effective verbal communication skills.
            • Quick learner and strong multi-tasking skills are required.
            • Able to adapt to constantly changing procedures and rules.
            • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
            • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
            • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
            • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
            Posted:

            Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

            EOE/Vet/Disability.

            Intellectual Property Assistant (SD)

            San Diego, CA

            General Summary: Support patent attorney(s) and/or patent scientist(s) in the preparation of intellectual property related documents. Lend support for client portfolio management. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to ensure efficient support of time billers, administrative tasks, and client service.  

            Responsibilities:

            • Assist with the preparation and filing of patent related documents with the USPTO. Ensure legal documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner complying with the firm’s quality control requirements, client guidelines, and USPTO regulations and deadlines.
            • Monitor filing deadlines noted on docket reports for all US and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright applications; assist with review/clearance of docket dates and communicate details to Docketing department.
            • Read, prioritize, route and follow up on incoming communication, e.g., faxes, emails and correspondence ensuring that all documents are timely reported to the client.
            • Transmit documents electronically to clients, courts, USPTO, Secretary of State, Copyright Office and other agencies via appropriate firm methods.
            • Create, maintain and organize electronic and paper files; maintain client preferences and contacts within firm systems.
            • Assist in the coordination of client billing and time entry, auditing and revising as necessary and following client specific instructions.
            • Run conflict checks to ensure that files are generated; follow up to ensure files are opened timely and maintained accurately.
            • Perform research as requested using Private PAIR, TARR, eSpace, WIPO and other reference sources. 
            • Assist with coordination of incoming and outgoing file transfers.
            • Interact effectively with Accounting, Docketing, Litigation, International Patent, Trademark and other departments as required in support of attorney and/or scientist workload requirements.
            • Provide administrative support such as expense report reconciliation utilizing Chrome River, screen calls and assist callers, schedule couriers and notarial services, and coordinate drafting and word processing as needed.
            • Maintain attorney appointment and due date calendars ensuring that all dates are met, coordinate schedules, organize meetings, and handle travel arrangements as directed.
            • Provide coverage for IP Assistants as requested; conduct and participate in training as necessary.
            • Delegate tasks to clerks and monitor their work product and deadlines.
            • Complete other duties as assigned by IP Assistant Supervisor, attorneys and scientists, or Administration. 

            Qualifications:      

            • Prior legal support experience is highly desirable, particularly in intellectual property. 
            • Previous experience with iManage, private PAIR, EFS web and CPI Docketing preferred.
            • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
            • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, organized and have excellent attention to detail.
            • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
            • Excellent verbal communication skills. 
            • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
            • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
            • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
            Posted:
            Office
            • San Diego

            Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

            EOE/Vet/Disability.

            Office Assistant (Seattle)

            Seattle

            General Summary: Responsible for answering calls, greeting guests and gathering, managing and disseminating information with the purpose of ensuring the smooth running of the reception area. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to provide efficient and excellent internal and external customer service and a welcoming and professional environment.

              Responsibilities:

              • Answer and route incoming calls on a multi-line telephone system and take detailed messages as needed.
              • Greet clients, visitors, and vendors, notifying appropriate party of their arrival.
              • Ensure neatness of lobby area, kitchen, conference and copy rooms.
              • Monitor reception area so that non-employees are not permitted into office without being identified.
              • Receive deliveries and route according to established procedure.
              • Make vendor service calls for building and equipment as required.
              • Notify supervisor, building security, and/or police of emergency or security problems as required.
              • Maintain adequate stock of supplies for kitchen, conference and copy rooms.
              • Set-up kitchen and conference areas for meetings and social events.
              • Receive and distribute faxes according to procedure.
              • Open, date stamp and process all mail, including courier packages.  Maintain cost entries according to established procedures.
              • Prepare and update status reports, binders and charts.
              • Input accurate billable hours into billing system.  Assist with corrections to WIPs.
              • Assist with internal firm events and/or socials as requested.
              • Assist the Business Development staff with the coordination of local seminars and events, including logistics, research, tracking, exhibit booth set ups, catering, etc.
              • Work closely with OC Library Coordinator to provide library maintenance support.
              • Lend support to the overall function of the office and perform other duties as requested by Supervisor and Administration.

              Qualifications:

              • Previous receptionist/phone experience is required. Cisco phone system experience is preferred.
              • Must be proficient in the English language, communicating professionally.
              • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
              • Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
              • Able to pay attention to detail, follow procedures and work effectively with others.
              • Must be customer-service oriented and present a professional image.
              • Able to work with minimal supervision exercising good judgment and decision making.
              • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
              • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
              • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
              • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.

              Supervisor’s Title: IP Assistant Supervisor or Facilities Supervisor

              Status: Full time, Non-Exempt

              Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This position depends upon the ability of the employee to work closely with attorneys and staff members during regularly scheduled hours. This position requires the ability to work overtime, which often cannot be predicted in advance.

              Posted:
              Office
              • Seattle

              Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

              EOE, including Disability/Vets.

              International Docketing Agent

              Irvine, CA

              General Summary:  Responsible for calendaring and managing dates for International Patents, Trademarks and Copyright matters according to established procedures. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to provide efficient support of docketing tasks and superior client service.

                Responsibilities:

                • Process incoming and outgoing International correspondence.
                • Careful analysis of International correspondence to determine if dates need to be docketed, updated or closed.
                • Provide quality control of outgoing Patent, Trademark and Copyright correspondence.
                • Add and update matters to docketing system when required.
                • Ensure that incoming correspondence is processed correctly and in a timely manner.
                • Prepare standard docketing form letters.
                • Update and audit trail check of incoming and outgoing correspondence processed by peers
                • Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

                Qualifications:

                • Previous clerical and data entry experience demanding a high attention to detail. Previous experience as a Docketing Agent is desirable.
                • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
                • Strong analytical skills are required.
                • Ability to extract dates and deadlines from complex written communications.
                • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
                • Effective verbal communication skills.
                • Quick learner and strong multi-tasking skills are required.
                • Able to adapt to constantly changing procedures and rules.
                • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
                • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
                • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
                • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
                Posted:
                Office
                • Orange County

                Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

                EOE/Vet/Disability

                Trademark Clerk

                Irvine, CA

                General Summary: Provide clerical assistance to Trademark Attorneys and Paralegals on trademark and copyright matters. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to ensure efficient support of administrative tasks and superior client service.

                Responsibilities:

                • Accurately process case information sheets and requests to open and close files.
                • File and maintain documents in electronic client files, ensuring that correspondence and other documents are dated and named according to the firm naming convention.
                • Assist paralegals in the transfer in and transfer out of client files.
                • Prepare and edit letters and revise documents as appropriate. Proofread all work for accuracy, grammar, and formatting prior to return to the paralegal.
                • Copy, mail, email and/or distribute correspondence and other projects as instructed by paralegals.
                • Input, edit and/or close billable time entries for paralegals into Carpe Diem.
                • Audit monthly Carpe Diem time and expense entries for errors, making revisions as directed by paralegals.
                • Complete other tasks as assigned by Supervisor or Trademark Paralegals.

                Qualifications:

                • Previous clerical experience is preferred.
                • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
                • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, organized and have excellent attention to detail.
                • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
                • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
                • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
                • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
                  Posted:
                  Office
                  • Orange County

                  Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

                  EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

                  Litigation Clerk

                  Orange County

                  General Summary: Provide clerical assistance to IP Attorneys and Paralegals on litigation matters, filings, productions of documents and calendaring of court and related dates. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to ensure efficient support of administrative tasks and superior client service.

                    Responsibilities:   

                    • Assist with the organization of client electronic and/or physical files.
                    • Scan or forward incoming discovery and other correspondence into appropriate client files and binders, prepare labels and envelopes as necessary.
                    • Download and distribute court documents associated with notices of electronic filings to litigation teams.
                    • Receive and distribute incoming litigation related mail to assigned Paralegal(s) and Attorney(s). 
                    • Scan mail and other documents, rename, and file electronically in the firm’s client file management system.
                    • Assist teams with discovery documents, research files and databases as instructed for relevant motion or trial documents.
                    • Review electronic documents for quality control; prepare binders as needed for depositions, hearings and/or trial.
                    • Prepare outgoing materials for shipping or mailing, create labels and envelopes as necessary.
                    • Perform quality control on documents as needed.
                    • Maintain and order department supplies.
                    • Attend trials and/or hearings as necessary.
                    • Conduct and participate in training as necessary.
                    • Complete other duties as assigned by Attorneys, Paralegals, or Supervisors.

                    Qualifications:

                    • Previous clerical experience is required; familiarity with legal documents is preferred.
                    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
                    • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
                    • Effective verbal communication skills.
                    • Must be efficient, accurate, timely, flexible, organized and have excellent attention to detail.
                    • Must be available for occasional travel if case demands.
                    • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
                    • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
                    • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
                    • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
                    Posted:
                    Office
                    • Orange County

                    Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

                    EOE/Vet/Disability

                    Intellectual Property Assistant (LA)

                    Los Angeles

                    General Summary: Support patent attorney(s) and/or patent scientist(s) in the preparation of intellectual property related documents. Lend support for client portfolio management. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to ensure efficient support of time billers, administrative tasks, and client service.

                      Responsibilities:

                      • Assist with the preparation and filing of patent related documents with the USPTO. Ensure legal documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner complying with the firm’s quality control requirements, client guidelines, and USPTO regulations and deadlines.
                      • Monitor filing deadlines noted on docket reports for all US and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright applications; assist with review/clearance of docket dates and communicate details to Docketing department.
                      • Read, prioritize, route and follow up on incoming communication, e.g., faxes, emails and correspondence ensuring that all documents are timely reported to the client.
                      • Transmit documents electronically to clients, courts, USPTO, Secretary of State, Copyright Office and other agencies via appropriate firm methods.
                      • Create, maintain and organize electronic and paper files; maintain client preferences and contacts within firm systems.
                      • Assist in the coordination of client billing and time entry, auditing and revising as necessary and following client specific instructions.
                      • Run conflict checks to ensure that files are generated; follow up to ensure files are opened timely and maintained accurately.
                      • Perform research as requested using Private PAIR, TARR, eSpace, WIPO and other reference sources. 
                      • Assist with coordination of incoming and outgoing file transfers.
                      • Interact effectively with Accounting, Docketing, Litigation, International Patent, Trademark and other departments as required in support of attorney and/or scientist workload requirements.
                      • Provide administrative support such as expense report reconciliation utilizing Chrome River, screen calls and assist callers, schedule couriers and notarial services, and coordinate drafting and word processing as needed.
                      • Maintain attorney appointment and due date calendars ensuring that all dates are met, coordinate schedules, organize meetings, and handle travel arrangements as directed.
                      • Provide coverage for IP Assistants as requested; conduct and participate in training as necessary.
                      • Delegate tasks to clerks and monitor their work product and deadlines.
                      • Complete other duties as assigned by IP Assistant Supervisor, attorneys and scientists, or Administration.

                      Qualifications:     

                      • Prior legal support experience is highly desirable, particularly in intellectual property. 
                      • Previous experience with iManage, private PAIR, EFS web and CPI Docketing preferred.
                      • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
                      • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, organized and have excellent attention to detail.
                      • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
                      • Excellent verbal communication skills.
                      • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
                      • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
                      • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
                      • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
                      Posted:
                      Office
                      • Los Angeles

                      Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

                      EOE/Vets/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance.

                       

                      Intellectual Property Assistant Floater (SF)

                      San Francisco, CA

                      General Summary: Support patent attorney(s) and/or patent scientist(s) in the preparation of intellectual property related documents. Lend support for client portfolio management. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys to ensure efficient support of time billers, administrative tasks, and client service.

                        Responsibilities:

                        • Assist with the preparation and filing of patent related documents with the USPTO. Ensure legal documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner complying with the firm’s quality control requirements, client guidelines, and USPTO regulations and deadlines.
                        • Monitor filing deadlines noted on docket reports for all US and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright applications; assist with review/clearance of docket dates and communicate details to Docketing department.
                        • Read, prioritize, route and follow up on incoming communication, e.g., faxes, emails and correspondence ensuring that all documents are timely reported to the client.
                        • Transmit documents electronically to clients, courts, USPTO, Secretary of State, Copyright Office and other agencies via appropriate firm methods.
                        • Create, maintain and organize electronic and paper files; maintain client preferences and contacts within firm systems.
                        • Assist in the coordination of client billing and time entry, auditing and revising as necessary and following client specific instructions.
                        • Run conflict checks to ensure that files are generated; follow up to ensure files are opened timely and maintained accurately.
                        • Perform research as requested using Private PAIR, TARR, eSpace, WIPO and other reference sources. 
                        • Assist with coordination of incoming and outgoing file transfers.
                        • Interact effectively with Accounting, Docketing, Litigation, International Patent, Trademark and other departments as required in support of attorney and/or scientist workload requirements.
                        • Provide administrative support such as expense report reconciliation utilizing Chrome River, screen calls and assist callers, schedule couriers and notarial services, and coordinate drafting and word processing as needed.
                        • Maintain attorney appointment and due date calendars ensuring that all dates are met, coordinate schedules, organize meetings, and handle travel arrangements as directed.
                        • Provide coverage for IP Assistants as requested; conduct and participate in training as necessary.
                        • Delegate tasks to clerks and monitor their work product and deadlines.
                        • Complete other duties as assigned by IP Assistant Supervisor, attorneys and scientists, or Administration.

                        Qualifications:     

                        • Prior legal support experience is highly desirable, particularly in intellectual property. 
                        • Previous experience with iManage, private PAIR, EFS web and CPI Docketing preferred.
                        • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
                        • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, organized and have excellent attention to detail.
                        • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
                        • Excellent verbal communication skills.
                        • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
                        • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
                        • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
                        • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
                        Posted:
                        Office
                        • San Francisco

                        Please take the time to complete our application in full. Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment. If you experience technical difficulties submitting the application, please e-mail queries to: webmaster@knobbe.com.

                        EOE/Vets/Disability. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

                        Intellectual Property Assistant Floater (Orange County)

                        Irvine, CA

                        General Summary: Support patent attorney(s) and/or patent scientist(s) in the preparation of intellectual property related documents. Lend support for client portfolio management. Work cohesively with team members and attorneys toensure efficient support of time billers, administrative tasks, and client service.  

                        Responsibilities:

                        • Assist with the preparation and filing of patent related documents with the USPTO. Ensure legal documents are processed in a timely and efficient manner complying with the firm’s quality control requirements, client guidelines, and USPTO regulations and deadlines.
                        • Monitor filing deadlines noted on docket reports for all US and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright applications; assist with review/clearance of docket dates and communicate details to Docketing department.
                        • Read, prioritize, route and follow up on incoming communication, e.g., faxes, emails and correspondence ensuring that all documents are timely reported to the client.
                        • Transmit documents electronically to clients, courts, USPTO, Secretary of State, Copyright Office and other agencies via appropriate firm methods.
                        • Create, maintain and organize electronic and paper files; maintain client preferences and contacts within firm systems.
                        • Assist in the coordination of client billing and time entry, auditing and revising as necessary and following client specific instructions.
                        • Run conflict checks to ensure that files are generated; follow up to ensure files are opened timely and maintained accurately.
                        • Perform research as requested using Private PAIR, TARR, eSpace, WIPO and other reference sources. 
                        • Assist with coordination of incoming and outgoing file transfers.
                        • Interact effectively with Accounting, Docketing, Litigation, International Patent, Trademark and other departments as required in support of attorney and/or scientist workload requirements.
                        • Provide administrative support such as expense report reconciliation utilizing Chrome River, screen calls and assist callers, schedule couriers and notarial services, and coordinate drafting and word processing as needed.
                        • Maintain attorney appointment and due date calendars ensuring that all dates are met, coordinate schedules, organize meetings, and handle travel arrangements as directed.
                        • Provide coverage for IP Assistants as requested; conduct and participate in training as necessary.
                        • Delegate tasks to clerks and monitor their work product and deadlines.
                        • Complete other duties as assigned by IP Assistant Supervisor, attorneys and scientists, or Administration.

                        Qualifications:      

                        • Prior legal support experience is highly desirable, particularly in intellectual property. 
                        • Previous experience with iManage, private PAIR, EFS web and CPI Docketing preferred.
                        • Effective writing skills; excellent proofreading, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
                        • Must be efficient, accurate, flexible, timely, organized and have excellent attention to detail.
                        • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
                        • Excellent verbal communication skills.
                        • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
                        • Team player and a positive attitude is a must.
                        • Must meet minimum testing requirements.
                        • Able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.

                         

                        Posted:
                        Office
                        • Orange County

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