Registered Patent Attorney/IP Associate Attorney

Website Lewis & Associates

Job Description:

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Registered Patent Associate Attorney to work with the Intellectual Property Department of a top law firm.  This position will be based in the Atlanta office; however, this associate will also routinely work with IP lawyers in other firm offices.

Ideal candidates will have between 3 and 4 years previous experience in patent preparation and prosecution in a law firm or technology company, with a background in biotechnology, chemistry, or physics.  Experience in electrical engineering and computer sciences a plus.  Candidates with advanced degrees are essential.  Must be bilingual in English and Chinese. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Strong writing and oral communication skills, and an ability to learn new substantive legal topics as needed are required.
  • Knowledge of patent preparation and prosecution.
  • Significant case management experience.

Essential Functions

Candidates for Associate positions must be able to provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys.

Associates are routinely required to:

  • Provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis in pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents;
  • Draft pleadings and other case documents;
  • Attend hearings and other case-related events;
  • Manage matters from commencement to final resolution;
  • Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and
  • Complete tasks efficiently.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Strong organization and matter management skills;
  • Ability to work professionally and effectively with Clients, Partners, Associate, and Support Staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team;
  • Familiarity with and ability to prepare basic patent-related documents and pleadings;
  • Familiarity with applicable procedural rules and practices;
  • Clear and effective drafting skills;
  • Exceptional case management skills;
  • Strong negotiating skills.


Juris Doctor.  Patent bar registration.  Bilingual (Chinese and English).  Technical background.  Qualified candidates must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Georgia.

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