Immediate Job Opening: Patent Litigation Associate

Brooks Kushman P.C. seeks a Patent Litigation Associate for a position in Southfield, MI to represent clients in chemical and mechanical patent drafting, prosecution, and litigation. Conduct legal research relating to intellectual property law including patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright law. Draft and prosecute chemical and mechanical patent applications. Evaluate patentability, freedom-to-operate, and infringement/non-infringement positions and draft an opinion regarding the same. Gather and review evidence related to patents, trade secrets, and trademarks to formulate legal arguments and initiate legal actions. Draft motions and supporting briefs in the area of intellectual property litigation including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Draft written discovery including document requests and interrogatories. Oversee the factual discovery process, collect, review, and analyze document productions. Attend and support court hearings. Analyze probable outcomes of case using knowledge of legal precedents and advice regarding the same. Interpret laws, rulings and regulations. Provide legal advice regarding intellectual property portfolios and strategy. Take and defend depositions.  Successful candidates must have a Juris Doctor and a Master of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. Must be licensed to practice law in Michigan or have ability to pass Michigan bar within 6 months from start date. Must have at least six months of experience using engineering knowledge to prosecute chemical and mechanical patent applications.  

E-mail or send resumes ATTN: Erin Green, Reference “PLA” at egreen@brookskushman.com.   No phone calls please