Patent Agent/Technical Specialist or Attorney, Electronics Group

April 14, 2023
Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

Join our Electronics Group and bring your current scientific and/or engineering expertise to bear on the legal problems and matters of our clients. Our lawyers, agents, engineers, and scientists work on matters involving cutting-edge technologies and legal issues demanded by a broad range of innovative individuals and companies. At Sterne Kessler you will be involved with a wide variety of work, including: patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, client counseling, opinion work, due diligence, agreements, and patent office and federal court litigation and appeals.

About Us:

Sterne Kessler is an intellectual property specialty firm, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer and enforcement of IP rights for our clients. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced-level degree, including more than 50 with a doctorate in science or engineering.

Our firm is among the first to see the newest developments in a number of technological areas, including: aeronautics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, bioinformatics, blockchain, cloud computing, computer security, customer relationship management (CRM), internet of things (IoT), networking, robotics, software and apps, and wireless communications, among other exciting technologies.

At Sterne Kessler we have cultivated an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating, with just the right touch of fun and exuberance. We are honored that our attorneys and staff have voted us as a Washington Post “Top Workplace” and a Washington Business Journal “Best Place to Work” numerous times!

Qualified applicants will have:

  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering (w/ a focus on computer architectures), Mathematics, or a related field
  • Relevant industry experience, required
  • Prior experience in patent prosecution is preferred, but not necessary
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Japanese, preferred

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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