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Who we are

For over 140 years, Fish & Richardson has served some of the most imaginative creators in history, including Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. This spirit of innovation is shared not only by our clients, but by all Fish employees. If you’re looking for an employer who values not only what you do, but how you think, let’s talk.

  • “#1 Patent Litigation Firm"

  • “Top Trademark Law Firm”

  • “Top 15% for Diversity”

  • “IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year”

  • “IP Boutique of the Year”

  • “Most Innovative Use of Technology”

A 21 st Century
Law Firm

While our founding dates back to 1878, we’ve never stopped evolving to better serve our clients,
our communities, and the world at large.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Our creative and inclusive culture is a reflection of a vibrant combination of people, experiences, talents, and perspectives. Diversity is not a buzzword at Fish; it is an essential part of who we are as individuals and why we succeed as a firm. 

GREEN INITIATIVES

As advocates for cleantech companies and other progressive clientele, we also realize the importance of doing our part to help preserve our planet’s health. We are conscious of using renewable power and encourage all employees to reduce, reuse, and recycle, both at work and in their personal lives. 

Generous Employee Benefits

  • Retirement

    Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution 

  • Healthcare

    Medical, dental, and vision coverage; group and supplemental life insurance

  • Disability

    Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Wellness

    Employee wellness initiatives, featuring fitness center reimbursements

  • Paid Time Off

    Generous vacation, sick, and personal time

  • Family-friendly

    Family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care and elder care

  • Tuition

    Tuition reimbursement program

  • Casual

    Business casual attire and casual Fridays

  • Development

    Robust onboarding and training programs, including professional development planning

Career Opportunities

Financial Systems Business Analyst & Project Manager (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Accounting & Finance Department as a Financial Systems Business Analyst & Project Manager.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Apply direct, hands-on experience to manage projects and improve processes that have real impact on firm operations
  • Work closely with Fish’s software development team to apply best practices to projects and create new applications and integrations that support the business
  • Engage with vendors to find new solutions for the Finance & Accounting department
  • Analyze and improve processes in the department and between administrative departments

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • 3-5 years’ experience with project management and business analysis in a professional services industry
  • Strong technical aptitude including experience with SharePoint, SQL, Microsoft’s suite of products, and cloud-based services
  • Ability to think strategically, break down complex problems, and recommend solutions
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to finance, technical, and senior management stakeholders

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

No current openings.
No current openings.

IT Specialist 3 (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Information Technology Department as an IT Specialist 3.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Resolve workstation issues throughout the organization to maximize firm-wide productivity and minimize system downtime
  • Handle tickets escalated from the other IT Specialists and the Help Desk
  • Act as a lead resource to the other IT groups by assisting with workstation, application, network, server, and telecomm support, administration, and testing

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • 5 years experience in Windows workstation implementation, management, and support preferably in the professional services industry
  • Current certifications in relevant technologies such as Microsoft Windows 10 MCSA, CompTIA Network+ and A+
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and explain advanced concepts to others in the work area via strong written and oral communications

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

IT Specialist I (Austin, TX)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s Austin team in our fast-paced Information Technology Department as an IT Specialist I.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Facilitate and own all workstation deployment and user support requests for the firm.
  • Troubleshoot a wide range of software and hardware issues, providing on-site support as well as back-up support to all other offices.
  • Manage and assist with implementation, integration, and training for any new or existing application or system rollouts.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Strong knowledge of information technology at a level normally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree in business or information technology, or a closely related field, technical training, or equivalent experience. Microsoft certification/training strongly desired.
  • Approximately 2-3 years of experience providing desktop support, preferably in a large professional-services environment.
  • Windows 10, A+, and Network+ certifications.

Why Fish?
When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Marketing Assistant (Washington, DC)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. Join Fish’s Washington, DC team in our fast-paced Marketing Department as a Marketing Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Help marketing management identify, generate, and manage target lists of current and prospective clients across industries and geographic areas
  • Manage the web and social media presence of the patent, trademark and copyright, and regulatory practice groups
  • Coordinate and compile responses to national legal-service provider surveys
  • Provide support for local and national events, including handling day-of logistics and executing effective event follow-up

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Bachelor’s level education in business, marketing, or communications, or equivalent experience
  • Previous work or internship experience in a related field, ideally professional services marketing
  • Positive, entrepreneurial, problem-solving attitude

 Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Marketing Assistant (Boston, MA)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. Join Fish’s Boston team in our fast-paced Marketing Department as a Marketing Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Help marketing management identify, generate, and manage target lists of current and prospective clients across industries and geographic areas
  • Manage the web and social media presence of the patent, trademark and copyright, and regulatory practice groups
  • Coordinate and compile responses to national legal-service provider surveys
  • Provide support for local and national events, including handling day-of logistics and executing effective event follow-up

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Bachelor’s level education in business, marketing, or communications, or equivalent experience
  • Previous work or internship experience in a related field, ideally professional services marketing
  • Positive, entrepreneurial, problem-solving attitude

 Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Marketing Coordinator (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Marketing Department as a Marketing Coordinator for the Litigation Practice Group.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Develop, coordinate, and support the creation and execution of a wide range of communications for the practice group, including designing, drafting, editing, proofreading, repurposing, and/or publishing messages for client alerts, blog posts, biographies, social media, microsites, press releases, nominations and survey submissions, internal announcements, ads, and other practice-specific content.
  • Create and maintain practice group web pages using basic HTML coding for external or client-facing communications.
  • Maintain consistency in promoting the firm’s brand image across all content channels, including website and intranet content, and both internal and client communications. Ensure messaging is aligned with the firm’s style, target audience, and business objectives. Produce high-quality materials for all projects.
  • Design and build emails and invitations; create ads for sponsored programs; design or curate images for use in print and online properties, and draft and publish website and social media content for events.
  • Work with vendors, negotiate costs, and manage expenses.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Working knowledge of marketing and client services as normally acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or a closely related field, or equivalent experience is required.  The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years’ experience in a professional services environment.  Law firm experience is a plus.
  • Previous experience in legal, technical, or business writing is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to proofread for contextual, grammatical, typographical, and spelling errors.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator+, other Adobe products, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required, and database management is required, along with the aptitude to continually expand this knowledge through ongoing learning.
  • Experience in project management including establishing deadlines and project budgets, monitoring progress, and ensuring project deliverables are accurate, timely, and within given budget.
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative, dynamic, and open office environment.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Senior Trademark Assistant (Munich, Germany)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s Munich team in our fast-paced Operations Department as a Senior Trademark Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Experience in intellectual property is expected.
  • This position is not suitable for entrants without qualified work experience.
  • A qualification as a patent paralegal (Patentanwaltsfachangestellte/r) or paralegal (Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte/r) is welcome, but not required.
  • Work experience in English speaking countries is welcome, but not expected.

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Good German skills, both written and spoken (native speaker preferred)
  • Good English skills, both written and spoken (Munich office of US law firm)
  • Several years of work experience in industrial property
  • Good IT skills
  • Open-mindedness and willingness to learn

Junior Trademark Assistant (Munich, Germany)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s Munich team in our fast-paced Operations department as a Junior Trademark Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Experience in intellectual property is welcome, but not required.
  • Entrants are welcome as well and can expect a thorough and comprehensive training.
  • A qualification as a patent paralegal (Patentanwaltsfachangestellte/r) or paralegal (Rechtsanwaltsfachangestellte/r) is welcome, but not required.
  • The same applies to work experience in English speaking countries.

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Good German skills, both written and spoken (native speaker preferred)
  • Good English skills, both written and spoken (Munich office of US law firm)
  • Good knowledge in common office software
  • Open-mindedness and willingness to learn

Patent Paralegal (Dallas, TX)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s Dallas team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as a Patent Paralegal.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Maintaining and managing a patent prosecution docket
  • Preparing and filing documents related to patent prosecution, primarily Information Disclosure Statements
  • Recording billable and non-billable time spent and working toward a billable goal of 1300 hours annually

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Maintaining and managing a patent prosecution docket
  • Preparing and filing documents related to patent prosecution, primarily Information Disclosure Statements
  • Recording billable and non-billable time spent and working toward a billable goal of 1300 hours annually 

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Docketing Specialist (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as an Docketing Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Docket USPTO and foreign patent and/or trademark mail in the docketing system.
  • Generate and monitor daily docket of deadlines to ensure that deadlines are met and the system is properly updated.
  • Review incoming and outgoing emails/faxes/mail and update docketing systems as necessary.
  • Review/double-check selected patent documents before electronically filing them with the USPTO.
  • Provide assistance with overflow docketing and/or coverage for other F&R offices.
  • Respond to various requests from Legal staff and other departments.

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • Advanced knowledge of docketing and patent/trademark processes as normally acquired through training, education, and several years of work experience in the IP field.
  • Ability to change and adapt to current and future responsibilities and circumstances.
  • Ability to work well within a team-oriented environment and contribute to effective team relationships.
  • Professional conduct, service oriented attitude and acute attention to detail.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Trademark Paralegal (Boston, MA)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives. Join Fish’s Boston team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as a Trademark Paralegal.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Prepare and file relevant documents related to the prosecution and/or maintenance of U.S. and foreign trademarks.
  • Assist attorneys in trademark opposition and cancellation actions.
  • Correspond directly with clients and foreign associates on routing trademark-related matters.
  • Draft detailed client and foreign associate communications for attorney review.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • At least three years’ experience with U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution.
  • Familiarity with trademark clearance searching, copyrights, domains and TTAB proceedings.

 Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Patent Paralegal (Minneapolis, MN)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s downtown Minneapolis team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as a Patent Paralegal.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Maintaining and managing a patent prosecution docket
  • Preparing and filing documents related to post-grant and patent prosecution
  • Recording billable and non-billable time spent and working toward a billable goal of 1300 hours annually

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • Paralegal/legal administrative degree/certificate or equivalent experience
  • Foreign patent prosecution experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Varying degrees of experience.  We are seeking both entry-level paralegals who will do task-based work, e.g. Information Disclosure Statements, and more experienced paralegals who will do full-spectrum US and foreign patent prosecution work.  Candidates fluent in Chinese are strongly encouraged to apply, but this is not a requirement for all of our open positions.

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

Patent Assistant (Boston, MA)

Fish & Richardson, a premier global intellectual property law firm, is sought-after and trusted by the world’s most innovative brands and influential technology leaders. Established in 1878, and now with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists in the U.S., Europe, and China, our success is rooted in our creative and inclusive culture, which values the diversity of people, experiences and perspectives.  Join Fish’s Boston team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as a Patent Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Preparing confidential correspondence
  • Arranging meetings and appointments
  • Reviewing, editing and processing bills and invoices

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)

Why Fish?

When you join our team, we offer:

  • Competitive pay with a rich benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning retirement and profit sharing plans with employer contribution
  • A family-friendly atmosphere with back-up child care, as well as health and wellness initiatives

No current openings.

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