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Cleveland, Ohio
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Full Time
Legal Services
Intellectual Property
Experience level:
1 - 3 Years
Education level:
Juris Doctor

Intellectual Property & Technology Associate

The Cleveland office of Squire Patton Boggs seeks a highly-motivated Associate with at least two years of experience to join our collaborative and congenial Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. 


The position offers meaningful (and increasing) responsibility in technology-related intellectual property disputes. While the majority of such disputes are patent-based (in the district courts, ITC and PTAB), the work also involves trademark (district court and TTAB), trade secret and copyright disputes. Responsibilities will include junior-to-mid level work such as legal research; crafting pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery requests, discovery responses, and related documents; coordinating prior art searches and investigations; assisting with document collections and reviews; taking and defending depositions or assisting with same; preparing presentations for clients and tribunals.

The position likely would also entail other patent work in mechanical-related technologies, electronics and computer software. Responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting patent applications; drafting opinions and other advice letters to clients; providing due diligence support; and drafting IP transaction documents (e.g., licenses).

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • J.D. degree or equivalent
  • Admission to practice and in good standing in the Ohio State Bar (admitted or admission pending)
  • Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Admission to practice and in good standing in the PTO strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • At least two years’ experience practicing patent law with significant litigation experience and proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others on complex matters
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and judgment are essential
  • Industry, court clerk, and/or PTO examiner experience desirable  

How to Apply

Please apply online to be considered for this position. Resumes should be accompanied by unofficial law school transcript and a recent writing sample (10 pages max.). Please include a cover page with your writing sample that describes the piece you are submitting and how you may have modified it from its original format.

We offer a professional and friendly work environment with competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, 401(k) and many other excellent benefits.

We are not accepting third party submissions.

Squire Patton Boggs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion or creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other condition protected by applicable law. This non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment.