Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson Intellectual Property Law

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Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP seeks bright, innovative and intelligent candidates. Whether you are looking for a staff position or a practitioner opening, you will find a friendly, open, collegial environment that encourages growth and work-life balance.

Experienced Professionals

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Send your cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and transcripts with “Senior Patent Agent/Attorney – Biotechnology” in the subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
Current Openings: Senior Patent Agent/Attorney – Biotechnology

We are actively seeking a senior patent attorney or patent agent with an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in a life-science field, such as biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or immunology, and at least 5 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Expertise in bioinformatics, chemistry, or materials science is a plus, but is not required.

The candidate should be comfortable working autonomously and have good client management skills. The firm expects to provide an increasing amount of work to a new life sciences practitioner; therefore, a book of business, while preferred, is not required. Firm life sciences clients include institutional clients that provide a wide variety of work, as well as companies, ranging from start-ups to large companies, working in the areas of nucleic acid sequencing and analysis, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and treatment methods, drug delivery, and engineering of organisms to produce compounds of interest. The firm offers a great platform for the self-starter to develop their practice, as well as a collegial group of patent practitioners who value excellence to learn from and with. Remote, in-office, or hybrid work arrangements are supported.

 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Experienced Patent Prosecution Associate Position – Chemistry” in the subject line with the following:
• Cover letter
In your cover letter, please provide a brief explanation of your experience in handling complex matters and portfolios for clients. In addition, please provide a brief introduction of technical knowledge gained during your technical degree or industry experience.
• Resume
• Transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable)
• Writing samples

Patent Agent/Attorney – Chemistry/Materials Sciences

We are actively seeking lateral candidates for patent preparation and prosecution in our chemical group. We are particularly interested in experienced practitioners and can provide a high volume of work to a new practitioner. Technical areas include those relating to semiconductor processing, chemistry and materials sciences, polymer chemistry, and advanced materials.

 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “North Carolina CS/EE Patent Prosecution Associate Position” in the subject line with the following:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable)
• Writing samples

Patent Attorney (North Carolina) – Computer Science/Electrical Engineering

We are expanding our presence in the Triangle and seek North Carolina-based lateral patent agents and patent attorneys with at least two 2 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Applicants should have a background in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. We are particularly interested in practitioners with a knowledge of software, cloud computing environments and enterprise database systems including customer relationship management platforms. We are seeking motivated applicants who want a full-time position and full workload. We offer a percentage-based compensation plan that generously rewards hard-working practitioners while providing flexibility to maintain a reasonable work/life balance. We have a supportive and friendly work environment and a highly-trained support staff. Remote work arrangements are available.

 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Patent Prosecution Associate Position – CS/EE” in the subject line with the following:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable)
• Writing samples

Patent Attorney – Computer Science/Electrical Engineering

We are seeking lateral patent attorneys with at least two 2 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Applicants should have a background in computer science or electrical engineering, or have a graduate degree in physics. We are particularly interested in practitioners with a knowledge of wireless digital communication, ML/AI, optical device/semiconductor processing and/or chip design such as microprocessor architecture. We are seeking motivated applicants who want a full-time position and full workload.


Early Career

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Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Entry Level Patent Associate Position – Chemistry” in the subject line with the following:
• Cover letter
In your cover letter, please provide a brief explanation of your interest in patent practice. In addition, please provide a brief introduction of technical knowledge gained during your technical degree or industry experience.
• Resume
• Transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable)
• Writing samples

Current Openings: Entry Level Patent Attorney/Agent – Chemistry

We have on-going recruiting for entry level patent agent and patent attorney applicants for patent preparation and prosecution in our chemical group. Technical areas include those relating to semiconductor processing, chemistry and materials sciences, polymer chemistry, and advanced materials.


Patent Agents, Engineers & Scientists

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Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Patent Agent/Engineer/Scientist” in the subject line with the following:
• Cover letter
In your cover letter, please provide a brief explanation of your interest in patent practice. In addition, please provide a brief introduction of technical knowledge gained during your technical degree or industry experience.
• Resume
• Transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable)
• Writing samples

Current Openings: Patent Agent/Engineer/Scientist

We have on-going recruiting for patent agents, engineers, and scientist applicants for patent preparation and prosecution in our electrical engineering, computer science, and chemical group. 

Send your cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and transcripts with “Senior Patent Agent – Biotechnology” in the subject line to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Senior Patent Agent – Biotechnology

We are actively seeking a senior patent agent with an advanced degree, preferably a Ph.D., in a life-science field, such as biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or immunology, and at least 5 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Expertise in bioinformatics, chemistry, or materials science is a plus, but is not required.

The candidate should be comfortable working autonomously and have good client management skills. The firm expects to provide an increasing amount of work to a new life sciences practitioner; therefore, a book of business, while preferred, is not required. Firm life sciences clients include institutional clients that provide a wide variety of work, as well as companies, ranging from start-ups to large companies, working in the areas of nucleic acid sequencing and analysis, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and treatment methods, drug delivery, and engineering of organisms to produce compounds of interest. The firm offers a great platform for the self-starter to develop their practice, as well as a collegial group of patent practitioners who value excellence to learn from and with. Remote, in-office, or hybrid work arrangements are supported.

 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “North Carolina CS/EE Patent Agent Position” in the subject line with the following:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable)
• Writing samples

Patent Agent (North Carolina) – Computer Science/Electrical Engineering

We are expanding our presence in the Triangle and seek North Carolina-based lateral patent agents and patent attorneys with at least two 2 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Applicants should have a background in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. We are particularly interested in practitioners with a knowledge of software, cloud computing environments and enterprise database systems including customer relationship management platforms. We are seeking motivated applicants who want a full-time position and full workload. We offer a percentage-based compensation plan that generously rewards hard-working practitioners while providing flexibility to maintain a reasonable work/life balance. We have a supportive and friendly work environment and a highly-trained support staff. Remote work arrangements are available.

 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Patent Prosecution Associate Position – CS/EE” in the subject line with the following:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Transcripts (college, graduate school, and law school if applicable)
• Writing samples

Patent Agent/Scientist/Engineer – Computer Science/Electrical Engineering

We are seeking lateral patent agents, scientists, and engineers with at least two 2 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Applicants should have a background in computer science or electrical engineering, or have a graduate degree in physics. We are particularly interested in practitioners with a knowledge of wireless digital communication, ML/AI, optical device/semiconductor processing and/or chip design such as microprocessor architecture. We are seeking motivated applicants who want a full-time position and full workload.