Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral litigation / IPR associates for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials (top 33% of class preferred, top 10% strongly preferred) and preferably at least 2–5 years of experience litigating district court patent suits and/or inter partes reviews before the PTAB. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. A technical background, active patent bar, and judicial clerkship experience (particularly at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals) are highly preferred.
We are committed to promoting diversity within Klarquist, and strongly encourage applications from candidates who come from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the patent legal profession (e.g., based on gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, military service, and disability).
Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients. The firm’s compensation and benefits package are highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.
Interested candidates should apply through our websitewith a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)) and writing sample.
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