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Top 3 Cool Legal Jobs This Week: Patent Power

By Jonathan R. Tung, Esq. on July 22, 2016 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

There's the lawyer -- and then there's the Silicon Valley patent lawyer.

Looking through our archives, there seems to be a lack of pieces done on jobs for lawyers who managed to summon the will and dedication to pass the dreaded patent bar. So for this week, as part of our affiliate program with Indeed, we went out to find the coolest patent-related jobs that are taking applications right now.

1. Google Associate Patent Counsel, Transaction

When you join Google, like most other Silicon Valley fixtures, you can count on sweet perks like an abundance of food and a casual work-environment (not to mention the beautiful California weather).

As associate patent counsel, you'll be responsible for a wide variety of tasks related to transactions. Notably, this job doesn't require your having passed the patent bar (but it helps). All you need is your regular ol' license in good standing and four years' experience in patent acquisition, licensing, and other related tasks.

Keep in mind, competition for positions at Google is ferocious, so you'd better polish up that resume.

2. Samsung Patent Attorney

Are you an Android fanatic? Do you hate Apple and its iOS? Do you want to be on the side of Samsung when it invariably butts heads again with Apple? Now's the time to show your loyalty.

Samsung Research America is looking for a patent attorney to join their team and this time, you will need to be registered to practice before the USPTO. And you can't just be a patent agent -- this job needs a patent attorney. You'll also need at least two years of practical experience actually handling those patents from start to finish. So this job is for real.

If you were to really take the job description posted by Adobe to heart, you'd almost believe that you were on the cusp of something huge. But make no mistake, your role will be significant if you get this job. At Adobe, you'll need to eat and sleep IP law and also be a bit of a business strategist.

JD? Check. 5-7 years of "related work experience"? check. Understanding of software architecture and operation. We hope so. Why don't you try your luck?

Have an open position at your law firm? Post the job for free on Indeed, or search local candidate resumes.

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