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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

Accounts Payable 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 Accounting & Finance Department as an Accounts Payable Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Enter approved vouchers into accounting system, Elite Enterprise, for processing based on the firm’s policies and procedures.
  • Correspond with vendors and employees to effectively handle and resolve inquiries through research and communication of response/resolution.
  • Respond timely to questions related to the firm’s AP process (FRAPP) and employee reimbursements (Concur).
  • Interact with attorneys and managers to ensure the proper coding and approval of invoices.
  • Responsible for the proper setup of new vendors, including the understanding of W-9 and 1099 IRS requirements.

What Will You Bring to the Table?   

  • At least 3 years of progressive accounts payable processing experience, preferably in a service industry.
  • Strong technical orientation including proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Familiarity with Elite time and billing software a plus.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform multiple tasks under limited supervision, pay close attention to details, follow tasks to completion, and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills to communicate, both orally and in writing, in a professional manner when dealing with all levels of legal, management and support staff.

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 Security Analyst (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 Security Analyst.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Work with other IT groups to identify and plan for security for data, software, hardware, telecommunications, and computer installations.
  • Perform or otherwise ensure all scheduled security monitoring practices are completed as needed, review findings for potential incidents, recommend and implement solutions, and escalate as needed.
  • Perform or otherwise ensure the information security program duties are completed. Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Complete vendor assessment practices, review findings for potential deficiencies, and escalate as needed.
    • Manage internal security awareness program, educational training and internal phishing, and develop reporting of results on a monthly basis.
    • Conduct, and participate in internal incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity testing through tabletop exercises.
  • Review and support the firm’s formal IT security documentation and practices and track firm practices against industry standards. Make recommendations, develop security practices and procedures, and update as needed.
  • Ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and electronic infrastructure

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or related, equivalent experience.
  • Additional experience, training, or certification related to information technology security policy or compliance are strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in an information security role related to information technology required. Prior experience in the professional services industry is strongly preferred
  • Experience and knowledge related to the configuration and maintenance of security monitoring and reporting platforms.

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 Service Desk 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 Information Technology Department as a IT Service Desk Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Answer IT Service Desk calls and emails, providing solutions and/or escalating requests and problems to designated second level responders.
  • Complete tickets for IT Service Desk inquiries and follow-ups to ensure tickets are updated and acknowledged to the point of verifying completion and closing them out.
  • Create technical specifications and knowledgebase documentation as needed.
  • Perform tasks related to user administration in Active Directory and other firm applications.
  • Participate in new application training and testing to obtain familiarity when servicing IT Service Desk requests.
  • Assist with special projects and perform additional tasks as assigned.

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience in the information technology or related field, preferably in the professional services industry.
  • 3-5 years’ experience servicing an IT Help Desk or Service Desk required.
  • Ability to use, teach, and troubleshoot Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Windows 10 or higher, Elite, ProLaw, Adobe Creative Suite, and other products as needed.
  • Ability to diagnose PC and laptop hardware and software problems.
  • Effective and friendly communication skills and the ability to work with all levels of management and staff to carefully listen to issues and provide effective response and solutions. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Strong team collaboration skills.

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 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

Digital Marketing Coordinator (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 Digital Marketing Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Apply your writing, creativity, social media and digital marketing skills to help expand the firm’s digital footprint.
  • Organize, prioritize, and execute tasks nimbly.
  • Leverage interpersonal skills and good judgment to work effectively with all levels of attorneys and staff.
  • Be a resourceful go-to team member for web/internet analytics; social media best practices; digital tools and solutions; and other related marketing needs.
  • Coordinate and implement timely updates for the firm’s website, including landing pages, news items and blogs.

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, business or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with digital activities and content creation.
  • Dedication to continuous improvement of digital footprint.
  • Excellent writing, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for learning and ease in collaborating with others.

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.

Trademark 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 Trademark Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Provide administrative support to legal staff and paralegals
  • Prepare standard correspondence, memoranda, and other documents
  • Review, edit, and process client invoices.
  • Maintain records and filing systems
  • Schedule appointments for legal staff

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Approximately 1-3 years’ administrative support experience, preferably in a professional services environment
  • Skills and knowledge of administrative support as normally acquired through technical training or the equivalent experience.

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 Assistant (Redwood City, CA)

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 Silicon Valley team in our fast-paced Practice Systems Department as a Trademark Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Provide administrative support to legal staff and paralegals
  • Prepare standard correspondence, memoranda, and other documents
  • Review, edit, and process client invoices.
  • Maintain records and filing systems
  • Schedule appointments for legal staff

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Approximately 1-3 years’ administrative support experience, preferably in a professional services environment
  • Skills and knowledge of administrative support as normally acquired through technical training or the equivalent experience.

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 Assistant (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 Trademark Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Provide administrative support to legal staff and paralegals
  • Prepare standard correspondence, memoranda, and other documents
  • Review, edit, and process client invoices.
  • Maintain records and filing systems
  • Schedule appointments for legal staff

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Approximately 1-3 years’ administrative support experience, preferably in a professional services environment
  • Skills and knowledge of administrative support as normally acquired through technical training or the equivalent experience.

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

APS Indexer/Scanner (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. and Europe, 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 APS Indexer/Scanner.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Read large volume of incoming daily mail, code and scan into our APS System.
  • Provide assistance with overflow and/or coverage work from others including other F&R offices.
  • Assist with various projects as assigned.

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Skilled in attention to detail.
  • 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

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
  • 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
  • 2-5 years of patent prosecution experience
  • 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

Docketing Specialist (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 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

Patent Paralegal (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 Practice Systems Department as a Patent Paralegal.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Maintaining and managing a patent prosecution docket
  • Preparing, filing and proofreading documents related to foreign and domestic patent prosecution
  • Recording billable and non-billable time spent on tasks

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • Qualified to work as a Paralegal in Germany
  • Some patent prosecution experience
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)

No current openings.

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