Patents Associate Attorney

  • Full-time

Job Description

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, MENA, and Asia that represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and policy, and transactional and corporate matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation and government-facing matters, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job Summary

Crowell & Moring LLP seeks a highly qualified Associate to join its Patents practice group, working from the Chicago, IL office.


Candidates must have 3 to 5 years of patent law experience (including Patent Agent experience). A bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Sciences, or Physics is required and a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a similar field is a plus.

All qualified candidates must have a valid USPTO Registration number, be able to efficiently manage a busy patent prosecution docket, and have excellent academic and professional credentials as well as highly developed writing and analytical skills. Some experience with patent litigation and Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings is preferred. Mandarin language skills are also preferred.

All candidates should have excellent academic and professional credentials as well as highly developed analytical, communication and writing skills. Candidates must be a member of the Illinois Bar. 

Additional Information

Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include healthcare, vision, dental, retirement, and all-purpose leave and progressive options such as back up childcare, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

Our Firm is committed to fair and equitable compensation practice in accordance to applicable laws. The salary range for this position is $240,000 to $305,000. Additional compensation may include a discretionary bonus. Other benefits include healthcare, vision, dental, retirement, and all-purpose leave. The salary for this position may vary based on market data, an applicant’s skills and prior experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other factors.

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