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Mid-Level Software/Computer Science Patent Associate Attorney

Company name
BCG Attorney Search

2-7 yrs required

Indianapolis, IN, United States


Posted on
Nov 19, 2023

Valid Through
Dec 19, 2023


A law firm in Indianapolis, IN is seeking a Mid-Level Software/Computer Science Patent Associate Attorney to join their team. The attorney will be responsible for prosecuting patent applications in the United States and overseeing foreign patent prosecution. They will act as a subject matter expert, advising clients on electrical, computer sciences, and software-related matters. This role involves managing all aspects of patent prosecution practice, evaluating invention disclosure materials, and providing technical expertise in computer science and software. The attorney will also conduct IP due diligence reviews, liaise with clients, and collaborate across practice groups. This position offers opportunities for growth in a supportive and collegial environment and allows for two days of remote work per week.


  • Prosecute patent applications in the United States and direct foreign patent prosecution.
  • Act as an expert advisor to clients on electrical, computer sciences, and software matters.
  • Manage all aspects of a busy patent prosecution practice, including docket management and communication with the USPTO, other attorneys, and clients.
  • Evaluate invention disclosure materials and prepare and prosecute patent applications for software inventions, including machine learning.
  • Provide technical expertise in computer science, software, and related areas.
  • Conduct IP due diligence reviews and assess patentability, freedom to operate, and ongoing patent-related issues.
  • Liaise with clients regarding domestic and foreign patent application processes and ensure timely filings and meeting deadlines.
  • Conduct and participate in client meetings on patent research and application processes.
  • Receive training opportunities with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Collaborate across practice groups and offices.
  • Have opportunities for career advancement.
  • Work remotely two days per week.


  • 3-5 years of experience with a background in software/computer science.
  • Team-oriented mentality, self-motivated, and thrive in fast-paced work environments.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related field and 3-5 years of experience as a patent attorney.
  • Familiarity with the Application Packaging Standard, the use of APIs in software development, machine learning (both supervised and unsupervised), and platforms for providing SaaS.
  • Registered and in good standing with the USPTO.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to excel in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in developing and implementing relationship-building skills internally and externally.
  • Prior experiences working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, and flexible in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent law school credentials and references.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced patent attorney with a strong background in software and computer science to join a reputable law firm and contribute to their patent practice.

Company info

BCG Attorney Search
200 South Wacker Drive, 31st Floor
United States 60606
Phone : (312) 321-9411
Fax : (213) 895-7306

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