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Chemical Patent Engineer

Looking for a different kind of challenge in your chemical engineering career? Why not use your engineering skills in a unique and challenging legal career? A career in patent law not only leverages your knowledge of chemical engineering, but it also provides ample opportunity to be exposed to various engineering technologies, work with inventors from multiple Fortune 500 companies and provides an opportunity for both professional and (often lucrative) compensatory advancement.

Hanley, Flight and Zimmerman, LLC is seeking individuals wanting to pursue a career as a patent engineer and, if you choose, ultimately a career as a patent attorney. As an engineer, you have the technical background to understand the engineering principles inherent in the patent prosecution and counseling work we provide for Fortune 500 companies and corporations in the technology sector. We have the team of seasoned intellectual property practitioners who will help you learn the art of practicing patent law from the ground up. You will be involved in all stages of the patent process including preparing and filing applications, formulating prosecution strategies and arguments, and assisting clients with their intellectual property portfolio management decisions. With guidance, you can help identify what’s unique about an invention and build a case for protecting it. Come work in an innovative environment where you can develop strong relationships, help companies with their long-term business strategies, and experience new and different technologies every day.

 

Job Requirements

Candidates should have:

  • Chemical engineering undergraduate degree
  • Excellent undergraduate academic credentials
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Advanced engineering degrees and/or engineering-related work experience are preferred

 

We are a boutique Intellectual Property law firm located in the heart of Chicago, specializing in United States and foreign patent prosecution and patent counseling. Our team of practitioners includes many individuals having years of industry experience as engineers and inventors prior to becoming patent attorneys. A combination of significant real world engineering experience and legal experience results in a highly focused and skilled team of practitioners who provide services to numerous Fortune 500 technology companies.

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC  is an Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

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