Intellectual Property Associate (Electrical Engineering or Computer Science Backgrounds)

Contact: Candace Sundine

Our Palo Alto office, which has been consistently named by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Bay Area’s “Best Places to Work,” is seeking an associate with two to five years of experience for its rapidly expanding intellectual property practice. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work on both patent prosecution and patent litigation matters (including inter partes reviews and licensing negotiations) for top clients. Our Palo Alto intellectual property clients range from publicly-traded household names in the tech industry to high profile Silicon Valley startups.

The Palo Alto office’s EE/CS/CE intellectual property team maintains a close-knit, casual office environment that fosters teamwork and ample career development opportunities. Further, senior lawyers in the practice will actively provide training and assist with career development.

Sheppard Mullin's IP practice continues to grow. Since 2010, the IP practice group has strategically grown from 45 to over 100 IP professionals firmwide. We represent leading and emerging companies, and take pride in offering a diverse, collaborative team of attorneys and patent agents who are committed to professional excellence in a collegial environment.

Successful candidates will be located full-time in our Palo Alto office. Qualified candidates must have at least a B.S. or an M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or the equivalent, with top academic credentials. Candidates must be admitted to practice in California. In addition to the California Bar Admission, candidates must be registered as a patent agent/attorney with the USPTO, or be able to be registered within 12 months of hire. Qualified applicants should send their resume, transcripts, and a writing sample to Candace Sundine who can be reached here:

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