21000537 Requisition #

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DLA Piper is seeking a mid-level patent litigation associate to join our Intellectual Property & Technology Group in our Silicon Valley, San Francisco or Sacramento offices. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years of experience working in a sophisticated EE or CS environment with partners and clients. Computer science, computer engineering, and/or electrical engineering background is preferred but not required.

We are looking for a candidate with strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.  The ability to multi-task and prioritize is also required.  We prefer candidates with immediately transferable skills who are ready to take on leadership roles in cases and strong academic backgrounds from nationally recognized schools. 

Please apply online if you are a direct applicant.  If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or if you have any questions about the process, please contact Chun-Wei Wu at chun-wei.wu@us.dlapiper.com.  As DLA Piper is a federal contractor and must follow certain regulations requiring equal opportunity in employment, please apply directly online instead of sending application materials directly to Chunny.  Please add noreply@dlapipertalent.com to your list of safe senders.  

Search firms: Per the terms of our agreement, all candidates must be submitted through our agency portal for consideration.  If you have an agreement with us, please request an invitation to submit candidates to the portal from Chunny Wu.  If you do not have an agreement with us and would like us to consider candidates, please send a blind candidate profile to Chunny (chun-wei.wu@us.dlapiper.com).  


Minimum Requirements:

  • 4+ years of relevant experience;
  • Experience with discovery and case management issues in technology cases; and
  • Admitted to practice in CA

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