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Lateral Associate

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About MBHB
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP "MBHB" provides creative, pragmatic IP business solutions for Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized companies, startups, and academic institutions. Our clients entrust their legal issues and plans to our knowledgeable, principled professionals who have their best interests in mind. At MBHB, the legal and scientific credentials of our professionals are first rate. 100% of the firm's attorneys and technical advisors hold science or engineering degrees and nearly 50% hold Ph.D.s or other advanced degrees.

Associate Credentials
  • A technical background in one of the following areas: computer science, engineering, biotechnology, and/or chemistry:
    • For biotech and chemistry candidates, an advanced degree is highly preferred
    • For CS and engineering candidates, experience in the field of AI/machine learning is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in the area of intellectual property/patent law
  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois (or licensed to practice in another state and qualified to sit for the Illinois bar exam)
  • Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative thinking and creative problem-solving skills
How to Apply
  • Please submit your cover letter, resume, all applicable transcripts, and a writing sample
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Summer Associate

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About MBHB
As a summer associate at MBHB, you will spend 10 weeks learning about the practice of law. MBHB's summer program encourages hands-on participation in client work, managed by partner-mentors throughout the program. A summer associate might work on a patent application, assist in drafting a freedom-to-operate opinion, attend a client presentation, complete legal research for a pleading, or write a blog post or snippets article over the course of their summer. Not only will you earn invaluable experience during your summer, but you'll also have the opportunity to get to know your colleagues at social events.

Summer Associate Credentials
  • A technical background in one of the following areas: computer science, engineering, biotechnology, and/or chemistry:
    • For biotech and chemistry candidates, an advanced degree and/or industry experience is highly preferred
    • For CS and engineering candidates, experience in the field of AI/machine learning is preferred
  • Eligible to take the patent bar
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative thinking and creative problem-solving skills
How to Apply
  • Please submit your cover letter, resume, all applicable transcripts, and a writing sample
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Technical Advisor/Patent Agent (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering)

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About MBHB
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP "MBHB" provides creative, pragmatic IP business solutions for Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized companies, start-ups, and academic institutions. Our clients entrust their legal issues and plans to our knowledgeable, principled professionals who have their best interests in mind. At MBHB, the legal and scientific credentials of our professionals are first rate. 100% of the firm's attorneys and technical advisors hold science or engineering degrees and nearly 50% hold Ph.D.s or other advanced degrees.
 
As a Technical Advisor or Patent Agent at MBHB, you will work with our attorneys to take on complex challenges, develop patent strategies for clients, conduct prior art searches, prepare and file patent applications, and support the preparation of legal opinions, while leveraging your expertise to shape our law practice.
 
Technical Advisor/Patent Agent Credentials
  • BS, MS, Ph.D., or equivalent in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline
  • Experience and expertise in artificial intelligence, including AI-based software tools such as neural networks, natural language processing, or machine learning, and/or AI-related applications such as robotics or autonomous vehicles
  • No legal training or experience is necessary
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative thinking and creative problem-solving skills
MBHB's Law Clerk Program
As a technical advisor or patent agent at MBHB, you also have the opportunity to apply to our Law Clerk Program, should you choose to pursue the path of attending law school and becoming an IP attorney. With tuition reimbursement and a reduced hours requirement, our law clerks can attend classes while continuing to gain experience in the field of IP law.
 
How to Apply
  • Please submit your cover letter, resume, all applicable transcripts, and a writing sample
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Technical Advisor/Patent Agent (Life Sciences)

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About MBHB
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP "MBHB" provides creative, pragmatic IP business solutions for Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized companies, start-ups, and academic institutions. Our clients entrust their legal issues and plans to our knowledgeable, principled professionals who have their best interests in mind. At MBHB, the legal and scientific credentials of our professionals are first rate. 100% of the firm's attorneys and technical advisors hold science or engineering degrees and nearly 50% hold Ph.D.s or other advanced degrees.
 
As a Technical Advisor or Patent Agent at MBHB, you will work with our attorneys to take on complex challenges, develop patent strategies for clients, conduct prior art searches, prepare and file patent applications, and support the preparation of legal opinions, while leveraging your expertise to shape our law practice.
 
Technical Advisor/Patent Agent Credentials
  • Life Sciences Technical Advisor candidates must have a Master's Degree or Ph.D. in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, or a related discipline
  • Research and/or industry experience in your field is highly preferred
  • No legal training or experience is necessary
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative thinking and creative problem-solving skills
MBHB's Law Clerk Program
As a technical advisor or patent agent at MBHB, you also have the opportunity to apply to our Law Clerk Program, should you choose to pursue the path of attending law school and becoming an IP attorney. With tuition reimbursement and a reduced hours requirement, our law clerks can attend classes while continuing to gain experience in the field of IP law.
 
How to Apply
  • Please submit your cover letter, resume, all applicable transcripts, and a writing sample
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.