Patent Agent

Consultants Atlanta, Georgia Houston, Texas New York, New York Palo Alto, California Washington, District of Columbia

King & Spalding, a leading global law firm, is currently seeking a Patent Agent to join our Intellectual Property (“IP”) team. The Patent Agent will use his or her technical experience and in-depth knowledge of electrical, electronics or computer engineering or physics to meet the complex and ever-evolving patent and technology needs of our clients.

The firm offers a generous total compensation package with bonuses and raises awarded in recognition of individual merit-based performance. Eligible employees may participate in King & Spalding’s comprehensive benefit program including health and wellness plans, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts and a health savings account, a 401(k) plan, a profit sharing plan, on-site gym access, discount programs, backup childcare support, and a substantial Paid Time Off (PTO) program.

Candidates will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the IP team to draft and prosecute patent applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Assist IP attorneys in the representation of clients involved in Patent Office proceedings, patent litigation and general patent prosecution matters
  • Complete patentability assessments and third-party patent searches
  • Conduct patent diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Assist the IP team as needed with patent clearance and enforcement projects

Successful candidates are forward thinking, thorough and detail oriented. Candidates must have patent application drafting and prosecution experience and well-developed patent database search skills. Candidates should possess substantive academic and professional knowledge and work well with others in a law firm environment. Candidates should have excellent time management skills which they can utilize both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Candidates are required to have an undergraduate degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering or Physics with technical expertise in electronics, engineering physics, or semiconductors.  Prior industrial or academic experience in the semiconductor industry is preferred, either as an engineer or patent agent. Advanced technical degree is preferred but not required. To apply, please include a resume, a transcript, and a cover letter.

We are proud of our remarkably cohesive culture, which encompasses more than 2,000 lawyers and business services professionals in 21 offices worldwide. We seek to attract and develop the very best talent to work with us. 

King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal, and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by applicable law.