The Houston office of McGuireWoods seeks a Staff Attorney to join the IP Litigation/Patents Department.
McGuireWoods’ intellectual property lawyers help clients develop, protect and leverage commercially valuable ideas and information, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other creative assets to advance their business goals. Our intellectual property strength is recognized by prestigious legal guides and clients alike. Chambers USA and U.S. News – Best Lawyers consistently rank our intellectual property practice as top-tier and many of our lawyers are honored individually.
In Chambers USA, the definitive guide to leading lawyers, one client said, “They are a first-rate law firm in all respects.” Clients also praised team members as “phenomenal,” “intelligent, thoughtful and creative” and as "top-notch litigators" who "find a solution when others cannot." Leading industry and legal publications and media outlets such as Corporate Counsel, E-Commerce Times and Law360 regularly seek out our partners for their insights on IP-related legislative, regulatory and judicial developments.
We provide comprehensive, sophisticated intellectual property solutions — ranging from litigation, prosecution and counseling to licensing and other IP transactions — that help companies and individuals maximize returns from their creative, technological and business endeavors and fend off intellectual property challenges from others. Many of our lawyers hold advanced degrees in engineering and the sciences, allowing us to quickly learn our clients' technology. We represent clients from virtually every sector of the global economy, including retailers, merchandisers, manufacturers, financial institutions, healthcare providers, insurance companies, telecommunications providers, computer software and hardware providers, advertising agencies and artists.
Qualified candidates will have 1 - 3 years of patent prosecution experience, software patent application experience at plus. Candidates must have a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Strong academic record and excellent writing skills. USPTO and TX Bar admission is required.
Disclaimer:At this time, McGuireWoods will not be accepting applicants submitted through search firms or headhunters for this position. All qualified candidates must submit their own applications for consideration.
Internal Number: 1200
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McGuireWoods’ reputation is built one lawyer and one client at a time. We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world. Because we focus on aligning our services with client-specific objectives, we also seek lawyers with business experience. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity. For nearly two centuries, McGuireWoods has expanded its presence and enhanced its capabilities to keep pace with our clients’ needs — both in the United States and in the global marketplace. Today we have more than 1,000 lawyers in 23 offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Brussels and elsewhere in Europe. We do business where our clients do business. We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others.