21000125 Requisition #

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DLA Piper is seeking an Associate with an Electric Engineering and/or Computer Science background to work in its Patent Prosecution Group in our Boston and Palo Alto Offices.  We are looking for candidates with 4-7 years of Big Law experience handling patent prosecution matters, including drafting applications and responding to office actions. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently and with a group, multi-task and prioritize.  We prefer candidates with immediately transferable skills and strong academic backgrounds from nationally recognized schools as well as prior experience in a large or mid-sized law firm. A J.D. and active membership in any state bar and ability to become admitted in MA Bar required.


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 Laurel Megna at laurel.megna@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 Chrissie.  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 Laurel Megna. If you do not have an agreement with us and would like us to consider candidates, please send a blind candidate profile to Laurel. Please add noreply@dlapipertalent.com to your list of safe senders.


Job Requirements:

  • 4-7 years of experience

  • J.D. and active membership in any state Bar and ability to become admitted in MA Bar required

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