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);
  • 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.

Staff Opening

Title: Intellectual Property Legal Assistant
Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Executive Director

Responsibilities:

  • Triage and address Foundation IP reminders
  • Keep attorney’s docket current
  • Prepare attorney’s docket in Excel format
  • 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
  • Ensure the integrity of all document management workspace filing is upheld
  • Open and close new matters

Qualifications:

  • Strong technology skills
  • IP law firm experience
  • Knowledge of US and foreign patent work a must
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills

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);
  • 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.