Job Openings

Attorney Opening

Title: Patent Attorney (Electrical Engineer/Computer Science)

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. is seeking an electrical engineer and/or computer science attorney with at least three years of intellectual property experience to join the Electrical Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and prosecution of complex patent applications
  • Preparation of claim charts to products and standards, demonstrating infringement and validity
  • Conduct IP related due diligence
  • Manage large docket of domestic and foreign prosecution
  • Develop portfolio strategies and effectively communicate with the client

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or similar (knowledge of wireless telecommunications, digital rights management, audio/video coding, semiconductor design and fabrication, and software is desired)
  • JD and admission to practice before the US Patent Office
  • 3-5 years of Intellectual Property Law experience
  • Excellent patent analysis ability
  • Ability to interface independently with clients
  • Strong technical and legal background

Benefits:
We offer a competitive benefits and salary package, including but not limited to:

  • Health, vision and dental benefits with employer contribution to individual and family monthly premiums;
  • Life insurance;
  • Short term disability insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with match;
  • Discretionary bonuses;
  • SEPTA TransitCheck vouchers (Philadelphia Office);
  • Corporate gym membership;
  • Casual Fridays and summer hours

For immediate consideration, send resume and salary requirements to careers@vklaw.com. Volpe and Koenig, P.C., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Volpe and Koenig, P.C. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Staff Opening

Title: Legal Assistant

Full-time

At Volpe and Koenig, P.C., our professional legal team is growing! The firm is seeking an intellectual property legal assistant to join the team. Please note that your resume and identity will be held in the strictest of confidence. The successful candidate will have core knowledge of the following:

  • ATriage and address Foundation IP reminders;
  • Keep attorney’s docket current;
  • Generate attorney’s docket from Foundation IP;
  • Monitor attorney tickler items;
  • Draft, finalize and send out client reporting letters and e-mails;
  • Prepare Declaration, Power of Attorney and Assignment documents for execution;
  • Draft USPTO Communication shells;
  • Finalize and file USPTO Communications via EFS-web;
  • Record Patent Assignment documents via EPAS;
  • Draft patent application shells. Finalize and file patent applications;
  • Prepare IDS and, if applicable, obtain references for filing with USPTO;
  • Draft, finalize and file PCT Communications via EFS-web or facsimile;
  • Adhere to all record and file management system protocols;
  • Open and close new matters;

Qualifications:

  • Experience with all of the above, plus :
  • Positive can-do spirit and skills as an organized multi-tasker;
  • Excellent people skills ;
  • Off the charts attention to detail – Mistake Catcher ;
  • Strong technology skills;
  • Always willing to learn more;
  • Eager to chip in and help a drowning co-worker – Team Player;
  • IP law firm experience a MUST, including knowledge of U.S. and foreign patent work;
  • Required Education: Associate
  • Required Experience: Legal Assistant, 3 years

This position will require some overtime from time to time as needed. This is a non-exempt position, so it is paid overtime.

We offer a competitive benefits and salary package, including but not limited to:

  • Health benefits with employer contribution to individual and family monthly premiums;
  • Life insurance;
  • Short term disability insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with match;
  • Corporate gym membership;
  • Dress down Fridays;
  • Summer hours;
  • TransitCheks;
  • Annual holiday gift;
  • Once fully trained in Philadelphia (at least six months), opportunity to work from our Ewing, New Jersey office at least part-time (for those in Bucks County);

Please submit your resume and salary requirement to careers@vklaw.com. Please do not disclose your current salary.

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Volpe and Koenig, P.C. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Volpe and Koenig, P.C. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.