Our Intellectual Property Department seeks an associate with two to five years of IP litigation experience to sit in our Philadelphia office. He or she will have an opportunity to work on patent and related complex high-stakes litigation, including misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of licensing and other strategic IP-related agreements, trademark and copyright litigation, and unfair competition. He or she will have client contact and responsibility. Excellent academic credentials, experience with patent and/or other complex litigation, and superb writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills are required. A technical background, membership in the Patent Bar, and/or experience as a federal judicial clerk are advantages, but are not required.
Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Push, pull and lift up to 40 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping. Typing ability for the use of a personal computer.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.