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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

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

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

Litigation Legal Secretary (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 Operations Department as a Litigation Legal Secretary.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Type and draft correspondence, memoranda, and other documents
  • Answer, screen, and place calls; leaving messages as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain calendar and deadline reminder systems, utilize master calendar systems, and adhere to all firm policies and procedures with regard to docketing of deadlines
  • Keep legal staff calendar up-to-date; including scheduling of meetings and appointments; arrange travel; and process reimbursements
  • Upon direction of attorney, e-file documents with various courts; pull court dockets and document via appropriate sources

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • General knowledge normally acquired through completion of high school or equivalent
  • 3+ years’ on-the job experience, preferably in the professional services industry
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them under time constraints.
  • Excellent proofreading skills in order to review and edit legal correspondence and legal case documents; good understanding of basic mathematical concepts
  • Ability to change and adapt to current and future responsibilities and circumstances
  • Ability to enhance department and organization reputation by creating and sharing new and innovative ideas and concepts and exploring opportunities to add value

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

Executive Administrative 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 Operations Department as an Executive Administrative Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Organize, manage, and maintain complex meeting calendars, interfacing with internal and external clients, vendors, and other third parties to ensure efficiency, timeliness, and proper prioritization in scheduling
  • Handle travel arrangements and effectively resolve travel disruptions
  • Process expense reimbursements and other billing/accounting documents
  • Assist with incoming and outgoing correspondence, including telephone and email inquiries and ensure that all are handled appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects for management

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • General knowledge normally acquired through completion of high school or equivalent
  • At least 4 years’ experience in an administrative assistant capacity, preferably in the professional services industry
  • Ability to support senior-level management using tact, diplomacy, discretion, and judgment
  • Excellent reading, writing, and grammar skills in order to proof and perform editing of correspondence
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to express ideas clearly
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints

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

Practice Systems Administrative 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 Practice Systems Administrative Assistant.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Arrange meetings and appointments
  • Prepare correspondence of a confidential nature
  • Help with training materials and presentations
  • Process invoices

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus one or more years of college education
  • At least two years of experience in a professional services environment preferred
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints

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

Assistant Manager of Patent Paralegals and Assistants (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 Assistant Manager of Patent Paralegals and Assistants.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Recruiting, hiring, training and assigning work to paralegals
  • Coaching and conducting evaluations with regard to paralegals’ job performance
  • Training paralegals with respect to rules and procedures through regular staff meetings
  • Managing day-to-day operations to ensure coverage of deadlines and to facilitate completion of job requirements
  • Maintaining a positive work environment within the department
  • Continually improving work processes

What Will You Bring to the Table? 

  • A paralegal certificate and/or a four-year degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 3 years of experience in paralegal services
  • 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

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

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 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 (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

Patent 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 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)
  • Bilingual in English/Chinese is strongly preferred

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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