Intellectual property and patent law are two interconnected legal practice areas that encompass proprietary rights, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and the protection of inventions and discoveries. Intellectual property and patent lawyers work with clients and businesses to obtain IP protection, negotiate licensing agreements, and enforce IP rights through litigation when necessary. Atticus Recruiting will guide your talent search to find the ideal candidate for your organization.
Why Atticus Recruiting’s Process is Superior
In the legal recruiting field, you may come across firms whose employees are not licensed lawyers themselves. These individuals often lack the necessary training and expertise to properly determine what makes an ideal candidate for a particular position. This lack of niche knowledge is not only risky for the clients but can also result in wasted time and effort.
At Atticus Recruiting, we take a different approach when filling intellectual property attorney and patent lawyer positions. We recognize that these roles require rather specific qualifications, which can include specialized degrees, certificates, training, and experience that differ from those required for other law positions, say within real estate or cyber law. Therefore, we entrust our most experienced and knowledgeable partners to oversee this highly specialized practice area.
As the seasoned principals of Atticus Recruiting, Michelle Kaplan McAndrew and Rob McAndrew possess decades of experience in both the legal and recruiting fields, providing them with the necessary skills and a wide-reaching network to help your organization in finding the perfect legal professionals for your needs.
What Do We Expect from You?
Intellectual property & patent law is a diverse field, and an attorney’s duties may vary widely depending on their specific area of practice. A combination of legal and technical knowledge, strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances is essential for a successful career as an intellectual property and patent attorney. Generally speaking, an attorney’s responsibility is to help their clients protect their intellectual property assets and enforce their intellectual property rights, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Their responsibilities may include:
- Advising clients on the different types of intellectual property rights and helping them select the appropriate form of protection.
- Conducting searches and analyses to determine the patentability, infringement risks, and ownership of intellectual property.
- Preparing and filing patent applications, trademarks, and copyrights with the relevant government agencies.
- Counseling clients on licensing agreements and negotiations, including drafting and reviewing contracts.
- Representing clients in court to enforce their intellectual property rights or defend against claims of infringement.
- Keeping up-to-date on changes in intellectual property laws and regulations to ensure clients are in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
Atticus Recruiting knows exactly how to find these types of well-rounded legal candidates. Contact us today and let us find you the perfect match!