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Best exit opportunities for soft IP associates? Most in house positions seem more geared towards patent law

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Any insight or 🚩🚩🚩 on the IP Brands team at Norton Rose? Culture, opportunities for mentorship, partner track, etc…?

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Good evening all, I'm looking forward to engaging with the group and sharing information and knowledge as well as receiving it.

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Hi, can anyone help me out with a ballpark salary figure for an NQ trade mark attorney in London? Thank you

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What programs do folks prefer for IP caseload organization and docketing? Most firms seem to use:

--CPI (caseload),

--IPDAS (IDSs, document generation) and

--Imanage (document storage).

Anybody doing s… more

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What tasks do you have your IP paralegals doing for patent and trademark prosecution?

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Any patent attorneys out there that started as agents? What ultimately made you decide to go to law school?

I’ve been a practicing agent for a couple years now and I’ve been back and forth on law schoo… more

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Has anyone successfully switched to an IP practice after several years in a different transactional practice (e.g. comm. real estate)? I’m just over 6 years into my practice and want to practice in I… more

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Shumaker has openings for IP attorneys and patent agents in Charlotte, NC and Greenville, SC. Please message me or visit shumaker.com/careersmore

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Is the IAM Patent 1000 list based on names put forth by the marketing department at firms? A NEP at my firm got on their Rising Stars list and didn't know about it until Marketing informed her.

My … more

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Are there any general practice firms with good systems for docketing and good admin support for patent prosecution work?

So far very underwhelmed by the "support" I've seen at general pra… more

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Anybody know which firms are likely to have tuition assistance for patent agents going to law school?

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Thoughts on getting an IP specific LLM if you’re a litigator at a big firm wanting to focus on this area and even potentially move to a mid size firm focusing in this space? For context thinking soft … more

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Any thoughts about patent lit group at Katten and Robins Kaplan

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Anyone ever worked for Merchant & Gould? Thoughts? Good, bad, ugly?

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Looks like Greenberg Traurig is not a great place to be based on what has been shared on the threads. How about IP in NY? Is it also not great? I'm looking to lateral to get better mentorship.p.

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Second year attorney doing commercial lit and construction. Is it possible to transition into IP? Can’t do patent bar

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First year associate in mid size firm for my region (New England). My firm primarily focused on PI, Family law, and crim matters.

I’m patent bar eligible and am interested in trying to shift to a metro Boston fir… more

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Putting out feelers for folks who use EPO Smart Cards ... Is it worth it?

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My firm is looking for an agent or junior associate with EE and/or CS backgrounds. Exp with life science is preferred but not necessary. Our firm pays market compensation and for law school for agents… more

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Has anyone heard of, or worked for Bochner PLLC?

I have an interview soon and like to be prepared so I always do a bit of research, but I can't seem to find anything about them other than their ow… more

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Would you ever consider taking a transferable book of business and going to a smaller boutique if the boutique offered you a 4-day work week, the option to work remotely, and a bonus structure with a … more

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Top 10% from a T-14. CS background with 3 yrs of patent agent experience before law school. Incoming big law IP lit associate.

Accepted a clerkship in a non-patent heavy district (e.g., not EDTX). Clerkship is 202… more

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Can anyone speak to in house opportunities coming from IP litigation? Types of opportunities/positions

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Hi all, I’m a 5th year associate practicing commercial litigation. In October of 2022, I passed the USPTO Registration Exam and received my Registration No. in December. I only have a bachelors degr… more

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Hello everyone!
I am a non-US IP lawyer, I’m planning on doing an LLM on IP/IT this year in the US. I am still waiting for the decisions but I’ve already gotten to accepted one. After getting admitted to the Bar … more

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If your client wants to register a trademark that has been abandoned or cancelled with the USPTO, 1. Can they file for the mark ? 2. How much protection do they have from prior owner ? What if the pr… more

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I really want to work in IP, I am licensed in TN, pending NY and sitting for FL in FEB. Any advice ? 2 year associate in tax law , focusing in R&D

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Although I know you don’t need to pass the patent bar to “technically” do patent litigation, would it be a dead end move to pursue patent litigation without a technical degree / admission to the patent bar? In ot… more

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Any questions about Sterne Kessler?

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Does anyone know the story with Paul, Weiss IP departures?

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Looking for advice for a competitive salary range for a 3rd year IP attorney in Southwestern US.

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How much do you bill per month as an associate in patent prosecution? I struggle when I get over 170.

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Hello, everyone! I'm applying to an LLM program in IP/IT Law in the United States, and I'm looking for work until then. I would forward to any advice you might have for me. Thank you so much.

Any thoughts on Wilson sonsini versus wolf greenfield for patent prosecution opportunities?

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Anyone aware of any soft IP (copyright/trademark/licensing, etc.) associate positions in the twin cities area in Minnesota? Litigation is great, transactional work is okie dokie as well.

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Is it a viable business opportunity for a mid level patent litigation associate to leave BigLaw and consult? Service could include pre-litigation diligence (e.g., pre-litigation infringement analysis)… more

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I’m looking to get into IP lit. I currently do ID lit (primarily auto). I’m only 7 months into practice. What are the chances I’ll be accepted into an IP lit position? If so, what kind of salary/bonus… more

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I recently started with Firm A (AM Top 200), and Firm B (AM Top 50) reached out for an interview. Given the potential pay with Firm B is significant (I’d say life-changing), I scheduled the interview.… more

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Currently doing MVA insurance defense. Just the job I got out of law school. I’ve been really trying to switch to IP. Will I have any problems? Only been practicing for 6 months.

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