Mid-Level or Senior Intellectual Property Attorney | Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF is seeking an IP attorney to join our legal team. Responsibilities will include litigation, public speaking, media outreach, plus legislative and regulatory advocacy, all in connection with a variety of intellectual property and high technology matters.


Applicants should have at least four years of copyright litigation experience, with knowledge of at least one other IP specialty (trademark, trade secret, patent), and familiarity with Internet civil liberties and high tech public interest issues.

Sorry, recent law school graduates should not apply.


Candidates should have experience managing litigation including designing overall case strategy as part of a team, managing day-to-day projects and deadlines, and drafting briefs. Good communication skills are essential along with an interest in working with a team of highly motivated lawyers, interns and activists in a hard-working nonprofit environment.


Additional essential skills are strong writing and analytical skills as well as the ability to be self-motivated and focused.  Tech savviness a definite plus, however we can teach you the tech as long as you are willing and excited to learn.

EFF offers outstanding benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement account with employer contributions, 14 paid holidays a year, 20 PTO days a year, and more. Most importantly, EFF is an amazing place to work.  Everyone is dedicated not only to protecting civil liberties online, but also to creating a supportive and fun culture in which to do a tremendous amount of high profile work.  If you think you’d like to be a part of our team, please send your resume and a cover letter. Applications are due on or before February 21st to careers@eff.org This is a full-time position based in EFF's office in San Francisco, CA. Inquiries about whether this job can be done remotely or part-time will not be answered.  No phone calls please!

Source: https://www.eff.org/opportunities/jobs/ip-...

Research Associate: Cambridge University

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher, or person with equivalent experience, to undertake research on a two year project on the problems facing print journalism in the digital environment and the prospects for copyright-based solutions. The project is jointly headed by Professor Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University, formerly Editor of The Independent, and author of Digital Opportunity: Intellectual Property and Growth (2011), and Professor Lionel Bently, Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. The researcher will probably be based in Cambridge, associated with the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, whilst developing and drawing on relationships with Cardiff's Centre for Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. A Cardiff base is also a possibility. The researcher will spend much of the project gaining a deep understanding of how newspapers have been reacting to the challenges and opportunities of the digital environment, and thinking about the potential implications of these changes.

The successful candidate will be a post-doctoral researcher in journalism, history of journalism/news or copyright law, or have equivalent relevant experience. If the candidate has a background in law, he or she will be expected quickly to become familiar with the history, practice and business of print journalism. If the candidate has a background in the history, practice or business of print journalism, he or she will need to obtain quickly a knowledge of copyright law and practice. An ability to interview effectively those in the field is essential to the success of the project. An ability to read and speak French and German would also be an advantage.

The researcher will publish at least three articles, organise workshops and a final conference.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years.

There is no formal application form, although applicants are asked to complete and return the Form CHRIS/6, which can be found at the following link :http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/ together with their curriculum vitae (which should be signed and dated), and a covering letter, to Julie Boucher via email tojb234@cam.ac.uk or via post to the Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ, to arrive no later than 9 December 2013. In addition, please arrange for two referees to send a reference to Professor Lionel Bently, c/o Julie Boucher at the same address and by the same date.

Quote Reference: JK02113
Salary: £27,854-£36,298 pa
Closing Date: 9 December 2013

Further particulars are available to download.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

University of Pennsylvania Law School Fellowship, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC)

University of Pennsylvania Law School Fellowship, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC)

The Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) at Penn Law is accepting fellowship applications for 2014-2015.

ABOUT CTIC: CTIC is a Penn Law research center that brings together faculty from across the University of Pennsylvania. Now in its seventh year, CTIC has established itself as a hub of interdisciplinary discourse on issues pertaining to intellectual property, Internet law, privacy, and related fields.

DESCRIPTION: Designed for scholars interested in pursuing academic careers in areas related to CTIC's work, CTIC fellows enjoy faculty access to Penn Law services and full participation in all CTIC events. Fellows receive a full year of funding and will be eligible for renewal for an additional year. Fellows are expected to produce at least one original academic work and to teach one class during each year of funding. Additionally, part of each fellow's responsibilities include support for CTIC's programs, including the development of CTIC reports and proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS: CTIC fellows must have earned a law degree or be pursuing a Ph.D. or equivalent in a related field and should not yet have held a full-time tenure track legal academic appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Email the following materials to ctic@law.upenn.edu by Monday, January 13, 2014: 1. detailed research proposal 2. writing sample(s) 3. CV 4. law school and/or graduate school transcript(s) 5. two references, minimum (at least one must be an academic reference)

Applications may be considered on a rolling basis, and this position may be filled prior to the application deadline. Interested applicants are encouraged to express interest and submit complete applications early.

FURTHER INFORMATION: To learn more about the fellowship, visit: https://www.law.upenn.edu/faculty/fellowships.php. To learn more about CTIC, visit: https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/ctichttps://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/ctic/. Please contact ctic@law.upenn.edu with questions.

Patent Associate, Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
One Landmark Square, 10th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 327-4500


Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle LLP is a diverse intellectual property law firm with the expertise to meet the varied and changing needs of a growing U.S. and international client base.  Our practice encompasses copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets and the related field of advertising, marketing and public relation matters, including agency & talent negotiations, as well as advertising claims substantiation.

We serve as intellectual property counsel to general practitioners, general counsel, patent in-house counsel and corporate executives.  We provide worldwide representation for our clients through our experienced lawyers and a network of international contacts.

OGRP’s wide range of knowledge and skills, including the extensive in-house experience of many of its professional staff, allows the firm to provide real business guidance on the various aspects of intellectual property law. OGRP’s Practice Areas include: Contracts/ Transactional IPCopyrightsPatents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets.

We are currently looking for patent attorneys to work with us.

Attorneys: Patent attorneys to prepare and prosecute patent applications, conduct patentability/infringement clearances and prepare related opinions.  Experience in patent prosecution is preferred but not required. 

Must be a licensed attorney or be licensure pending.

B.S. degree in electrical or mechanical engineering required.  Other technical degrees with sufficient electrical/mechanical interface may be considered.

The candidate will handle direct client contact in all phases of patent practice, including patent preparation, prosecution, licensing and client counseling.  


The firm is located just 45 minutes north of Manhattan with easy access via train or car.  The firm offers a competitive salary and benefit program. 

If you are interested in speaking with the firm about your qualifications, please contact J. Robert Dean, Esq. at jrdean@ogrp.com.

- See more at: http://careers.aipla.org/jobseeker/job/15523762/Associate/__company__/?vnet=0#sthash.cpuQDiQk.dpuf


Patent Attorney or Agent, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP seeks attorneys and patent agents for its Patent Practice Group in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  This position is appropriate for attorneys or patent agents having at least two years of experience in organic chemistry.  Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, with an advanced degree preferred, and a strong record of academic achievement.  The position involves drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and other countries and advising clients as to the patentability of pharmaceutical products, among others. 

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, law school transcript (if applicable), and cover letter.

Firm Background 

Honigman is a leading business law firm based in Michigan with an international practice. Headquartered in Detroit with offices in Lansing, Oakland County, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, the firm has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration. Honigman’s highly-credentialed attorneys and staff, along with its customer-service focus, provide clients in a wide variety of industries timely and cost-effective counsel.  The Patent Practice Group has developed a specialized practice that combines technical proficiency, industry experience, and extensive legal knowledge.  The firm represents a wide array of clients in such areas as software, business methods, consumer products, automotive, medical services, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology.

- See more at: http://careers.aipla.org/jobseeker/job/15566935/Patent%20Attorney%20or%20Agent/__company__/?vnet=0#sthash.skTy1thy.dpuf


Associate in Trademark & Copyright, Perkins Coie LLP

The Seattle Office of Perkins Coie LLP seeks an associate with a minimum of three to five years of experience to join our Trademark and Copyright practice group. The ideal candidate will have developed skills in U.S. and international trademark clearance, counseling, prosecution and enforcement. Experience with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, and in handling copyright-related issues and registration will be well regarded; prior experience in a large law firm setting is preferred. Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, excellent legal writing skills and a proven track record in all aspects of a trademark, copyright, domain name practice. Our nationally-ranked Trademark and Copyright practice group, the largest in the Pacific Northwest, represents multi-national clients in a wide range of industries, from consumer products, software, industrial manufacturing, aerospace, transportation, forest products and construction, to retail, financial, health care, high technology, biotech, fashion, music and interactive entertainment, as well as start-ups and smaller businesses. The firm has a strong focus on Intellectual Property practices.

- See more at: http://careers.aipla.org/c/networks/vertical/job.cfm?site_id=714&job=15329322&n=50#sthash.pHaLjX6L.dpuf

Trademark Associate Hogan Lovells US LLP


Trademark Associate Hogan Lovells US LLPAttorney
City: WashingtonDCState/Province: United StatesCountry: 
Job Duties/Responsibilities

The Washington, DC office of Hogan Lovells US LLP seeks a junior level associate with 1-2 years of experience to join our IP practice.  Applicants should have relevant experience that includes: trademark prosecution, trademark/unfair competition/false advertising counseling and enforcement, trademark/unfair competition/false advertising litigation, licensing and transactional work and experience with copyright matters.   Please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript in confidence to the attention of Suzanne Hudgens, Associate Recruitment Coordinator, at JoinHoganLovellsDC@hoganlovells.com.  Hogan Lovells is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


Please submit resume and law school transcript to the attention of Suzanne Hudgens, Associate Recruitment Coordinator, at JoinHoganLovellsDC@hoganlovells.com.  

How to apply

Please submit resume and law school transcript to the attention of Suzanne Hudgens, Associate Recruitment Coordinator, at JoinHoganLovellsDC@hoganlovells.com.  



Trademark Portfolio Manager Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. / Brown-Forman


Trademark Portfolio Manager Jack Daniel's Properties, Inc. / Brown-Forman BrandsAttorney
City: San RafaelCAState/Province: United StatesCountry: 
Job Duties/Responsibilities

Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands. Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Brown-Forman currently employs about 4,000 people and has offices or facilities in 30 cities across the globe. Starting in the mid-1950s, the company began a series of acquisitions that would place it among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world, selling its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe.

Reports to: Managing Director, Chief Trademark Counsel

Scope: This is a trademark manager position, handling the multi-national trademark clearance, filing, prosecution and maintenance for the Jack Daniel’s family of brands and our tequila portfolio which contains such well-known brands as Herradura and El Jimador.

JDPI is a closely-knit group that prizes professionalism, attention to detail, creativity, training/continuing education and a sense of humor. You will have daily contact with internal clients at many different levels of the company, both domestic and foreign, and will also work with outside trademark counsel in over 150 countries.

Duties: Of particular note, this person will:

  • Conduct trademark clearance and prepare necessary clearance reports;
  • Handle the day to day prosecution of domestic and foreign trademark and copyright applications;
  • Provide guidance to clients regarding proper use of trademarks
  • Work with trademark counsel and regulatory counsel reviewing advertising, point-of-sale and promotional materials for IP issues
  • Conduct with trademark counsel strategic trademark portfolio and budget reviews
  • Assist in domestic and foreign litigation and enforcement
  • Share supervision role of trademark staff (other paralegals, one legal assistant and a part-time document clerk).  


Qualifications: You will need to be good at taking initiative, thinking independently, writing well and performing sophisticated tasks of a highly sensitive nature which affect the Company's valuable brand names. The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • A lawyer, at least 3-5 years experience as a trademark lawyer with responsibilities on a global trademark portfolio.
  • Prior trademark experience in a law firm or corporate trademark department (the latter is preferred
  • Ability to consistently plan, organize, work independently, think critically, meet deadlines and remain flexible in a multi-task environment.
  • Outgoing, collaborative personality
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, particularly MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Google suite.

Would also consider the following:

  • A paralegal, at least 15 years experience as a trademark paralegal with high-level responsibilities on a global trademark portfolio.

How to apply

Please submit a resume on-line to: http://brown-forman.com/careers/

Requisition #2249BR


IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is accepting applications for the position of IP Fellow.


IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is accepting applications for the position of IP Fellow. The Fellowship starts on August 1, 2014 and lasts one year, with the opportunity for renewal a second year.

The IP Fellow works with Prof. Edward Lee, the Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law, in both teaching and administration. The Fellowship is especially suited for attorneys interested in pursuing a career in law teaching and allows ample time to write an article and attend faculty talks and workshops.  Responsibilities include: co-teaching a graduate LLM seminar on international intellectual property and a summer class on writing a note on intellectual property topics; organizing various conferences, including the annual Supreme Court IP Review (SCIPR); and assisting with various initiatives of the IP Program at Chicago-Kent, including the new Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property (CESIP).

Requirements: JD degree and excellent writing skills. If interested, please send a resume and transcript to Patricia O’Neal at poneal@kentlaw.iit.edu.  

Deadline: Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  Decisions may be made on a rolling basis.