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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

Network Engineer (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 Network Engineer.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Act as a resource for resolving problems and provide technical insight escalated from within IT and other departments.
  • Configure and support servers, storage, and infrastructure for an extensive Microsoft, NetApp and Cisco environment.
  • Deploy and implement new servers and technologies for multi-server applications such as MS SQL, Exchange, Citrix and other custom applications.
  • Actively own projects and incidents while providing meaningful documentation of processes and procedures for solutions.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • 3-5 years of experience using Microsoft Server systems in a VMWare environment along with a current MCSE certification.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to maintain effective relationships with venders and co-workers, in both a technical and non-technical manor.
  • A self-driven personality with the ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented 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

Pitch and Proposal 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 Pitch and Proposal Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Coordinate and support the development and execution of a wide range of customized business development communications, including copy writing, drafting, editing, proofreading, and formatting responses to Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals, proposals, pitches, presentations, and reports.
  • Compile and update data, firm and practice statistics, case studies, attorney biographies, legal matter descriptions, and other collateral to create differentiating new business materials.
  • Coordinate research and analysis activities related to competitors and their service offerings, industries, new business targets, and other business intelligence to support client attraction and retention efforts.
  • Drive pitch and proposal follow-up directly with attorneys, track responses to evaluate ROI, and maintain and report on data related to win/loss results.

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • Working knowledge of marketing and client services as normally acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, 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.
  • Interest in working an alternative work schedule, e.g. Wednesday through Sunday, or Thursday through Monday, is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, database management, and SharePoint, and have the aptitude to continually expand this knowledge through ongoing learning.
  • 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 is also necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, project and deadline management skills, the ability to quickly adapt to new responsibilities and circumstances, and to work independently and as part of a team are essential.  Must be 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

No current openings.

Patent 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 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?  

  • Paralegal/legal administrative degree/certificate or equivalent experience
  • Foreign patent prosecution experience
  • 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

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 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?  

  • Paralegal/legal administrative degree/certificate or equivalent experience
  • Foreign patent prosecution experience
  • 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

Patent Assistant (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 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

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

Retention & Compliance 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 Risk Management Department as a Retention & Compliance Specialist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Implement and support retention and compliance projects such as client optimization, termination of clients and retention and disposition of client records.
  • Audit and maintain records/files from off-site storage and apply retention pursuant to the Firm’s Retention Policies or in advance of disposition.
  • Identify and analyze electronic data stored on Firm systems (e.g., F, G and other drives, old litigation databases, Extranet Sites, OneNote notebooks, etc.) in order to develop a plan and process for compliance.

What Will You Bring to the Table?  

  • Strong knowledge of and/or records management/retention systems as normally acquired through a Bachelor’s degree or 2-3 years of experience in records management or information management.
  • Excellent communication skills and the desire to effectively contribute to a team.
  • The nimbleness to adapt to current and future responsibilities and circumstances.

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

Fish & Richardson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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