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Lateral Patent Associate Attorney

Company name
BCG Attorney Search

1-15 yrs required

Kansas City, MO, United States


Posted on
Jun 13, 2024

Valid Through
Jul 13, 2024


A law firm in Kansas City, MO, is seeking a Lateral Patent Associate Attorney to assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, provide patentability and clearance opinions, manage patent estates, and engage in patent licensing and enforcement for a diverse clientele. The ideal candidate will handle multiple legal matters at different stages, ensuring high-quality legal work, meeting billing requirements, and actively contributing to business development efforts.


  • Assist in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications across various technical fields, including software, computer science, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
  • Provide clients with patentability and clearance opinions to guide their intellectual property strategies.
  • Manage and oversee patent estate portfolios, including licensing and enforcement of patents.
  • Simultaneously manage the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters, from their initial inception to successful conclusion.
  • Produce high-quality legal work and meet hourly billing requirements to ensure exceptional client services.
  • Actively participate in business development initiatives, both at the group and individual levels, to generate new business opportunities.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in electrical, computer, or mechanical engineering, or computer science.
  • Licensed to practice law in good standing in one or more jurisdictions where the firm conducts business.
  • Must maintain applicable license renewal and fulfill Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements.
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-8 years of experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm.
  • Prior experience in patent preparation and prosecution, particularly in software, computer science, electrical, or mechanical engineering areas.


  • Proficiency in patent prosecution and intellectual property law.
  • Strong analytical and research skills to assess patentability and clearance.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Effective multitasking capabilities to manage multiple legal matters concurrently.
  • Business development skills with a proven track record of generating new business opportunities.
  • In-depth knowledge of patent portfolio management, licensing, and enforcement.

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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