Attorney – Patent Litigation Senior Associate / Special Counsel

New Jersey
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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is seeking a high-preforming senior level associate interested in working on all things patent related for its growing Patent group in the Firm’s Parsippany, NJ office. On a case-by-case basis we will consider candidates who prefer to work in one of the firm’s other office locations but Parsippany is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Handling all aspects of patent litigation in federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (approx. 60% of your time)
  • Handling proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (approx. 20% of your time)
  • Supervising and providing guidance to patent agents in furtherance of prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). (approx. 20% of your time)
  • The successful candidate will be equally adept at collaborating with partners and clients to develop litigation strategies and handling the nuts-and-bolts of litigation (conducting discovery including depositions, document review, and expert witness preparation, drafting motions, etc.)


  • Minimum of 6 years of law firm experience. Candidates with significantly more experience are encouraged to apply.
  • NJ Bar admission (or admission in resident state if outside NJ).
  • Candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO and the PTAB.
  • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field are preferred.
  • Strong command of relevant rules related to federal patent litigation, PTAB proceedings and patent examination
  • Excellent research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate strong writing skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple cases and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience being the main driver of a case and a seasoned go-between for younger associates and partners is preferred.

Kelley Drye offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. Our comprehensive benefits program helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle, achieve financial security, and address your personal and family needs. Programs include health benefits, life insurance and disability income protection, paid parental leave, retirement savings and planning, college coaching, child and elder care offerings, and more. We currently have a hybrid work policy, with Monday and Friday as WFH days.

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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