Patent Associate

District of Columbia – £215,000 - £300,000

A Top 200 Amlaw Firm is seeking a mid level Patent Attorney with 3-5 years experience with a background in software/computer science!

As an associate in this busy patent prosecution practice, you will have the opportunity to prosecute patent applications in the United States and to direct foreign patent prosecution. You will act as an expert to clients on electrical, computer sciences nd software matters, so a strong foundation of knowledge in these areas is necessary.

Their IP attorneys, with diverse technical backgrounds, excel in various aspects of IP law, ensuring exceptional client service through a collaborative work environment that combines technical expertise with legal acumen.

  • 3-5 years experience as a patent attorney
  • Bachelors, or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar related field.
  • Familiarity with API in software development, Machine learning and SaaS platforms.
  • USPTO registered
  • DC Bar admission
  • A Highly motivated self stater, with excellent academics, oral and communication skills, and an interest in relationship building both internally and externally.
The successful associate will enjoy a market competitive salary ($215,000-$300,000), remote working and workplace flexibility, one-to-one career coaching and professional development support along with a number of other attractive benefits.

For immediate consideration, please submit a resume, transcript and writing sample to Dalton Frith at
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Dalton Frith

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Dalton joins Douglas Scott as a Recruitment Consultant with a focus on the American market, , his key duties include sourcing and placing top legal talent with leading firms and corporations, managing job search processes, and providing career guidance and market insights to candidates. He also stays informed of industry trends and developments to best serve his clients and candidates. 

After securing a law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, Dalton spent 9 months as a Legal Recruitment Consultant focusing on the Texas market before joining Douglas Scott.

In his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym, exploring Manchester’s finest public houses and eateries and going to watch the Erik’s Mighty Reds at the weekend.

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Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Intellectual Property, Patents Law
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX, Private Practice
  • Salary: £215,000 - £300,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: District of Columbia
  • Reference: J76170

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