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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

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Supervisor of IT Support (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 the Supervisor of IT Support.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Supervise and coordinate activities of the service desk staff, including assisting with service desk calls and service desk emails.
  • Act as an escalation point for the service desk by diagnosing recurring problems, offering solutions, and/or escalating requests and problems to designated second level responders.
  • At the direction of the IT Client Services Manager, complete reports on service desk tickets and provide analysis and suggestions for team training and operational improvement where applicable.
  • Work with department management to implement tools that support IT infrastructure library processes & methodologies and implementation changes directly related to the service desk and network operations function.
  • Work with other IT support groups to effectively resolve end user support issues as well as develop new training and support documentation and procedures.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Working knowledge of information technology as normally acquired through a Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent experience.
  • 4-6 years of experience related to information technology, preferably in an operational or support role within the professional services industry.
  • Possess the supervisory skills necessary in order to interact and communicate with team members, effectively delegate tasks, determine work priorities, manage resources, and coordinate the activities of a team.
  • Ability to identify and analyze issues, problems and trends and to recommend and implement solutions.

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

Research 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 a Research Analyst in Library & Knowledge Information Systems.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Conduct online research associated with requests made by firm legal and support staff
  • Execution of comprehensive database searches in the firm’s diverse practice and science/technology areas
  • Perform research necessary to support business development initiatives through the competitive intelligence program
  • Assist with marketing and other strategic plans of the Library & Knowledge Information Systems group
  • Assist with evaluation, training and overall expansion of knowledge with intellectual property and legal database resources

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • A Bachelors of Arts or Science
  • A MSLIS or other relevant advanced degree or certification is highly desirable
  • Two to four years work experience in a Library, Intellectual Property and/or Legal setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively and contribute to effective working relationships
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a high level of mental effort in performing essential duties
  • Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys and staff with professionalism, courtesy and tact

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

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

Litigation Support Coordinator (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 Litigation Practice Systems Department as a Litigation Support Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

• Encourage and support the use of litigation specific technologies, with the ultimate goal of promoting a highly efficient and effective electronic discovery process.
• Partner with litigation case teams to outline, determine, and implement case data management and electronic discovery strategies during the pre-discovery phase.
• Assist with the evaluation, development, and implementation of litigation specific technologies as well as the related procedures and training programs for implementation and maintenance.
• Assist litigation teams with planning and budgeting as it relates to discovery services.
• Ensure client events requiring multiple integrated resources, such as off-site trials, receive appropriate and coordinated support.
• Create and provide thorough project documentation, reporting, and metrics.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

• Thorough knowledge of litigation support as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree, or specialized equivalent experience. Project management certification a plus.
• 7+ years litigation support experience, including hands-on data analyst work.
• Advanced working knowledge of electronic discovery and evidence management software, including Nuix, Relativity, Livenote, Concordance, and IPRO.
• Demonstrable ability to generate reports and formulate database content structures within electronic discovery and evidence management software programs.
• Knowledge of forensic document collection, SQL databases and queries, and document hold processes.

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 Support 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 Litigation Practice Systems Department as a Litigation Support Coordinator.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Encourage and support the use of litigation specific technologies, with the ultimate goal of promoting a highly efficient and effective electronic discovery process.
  • Partner with litigation case teams to outline, determine, and implement case data management and electronic discovery strategies during the pre-discovery phase.
  • Assist with the evaluation, development, and implementation of litigation specific technologies as well as the related procedures and training programs for implementation and maintenance.
  • Assist litigation teams with planning and budgeting as it relates to discovery services.
  • Ensure client events requiring multiple integrated resources, such as off-site trials, receive appropriate and coordinated support.
  • Create and provide thorough project documentation, reporting, and metrics.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Thorough knowledge of litigation support as normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree, or specialized equivalent experience. Project management certification a plus.
  • 7+ years litigation support experience, including hands-on data analyst work.
  • Advanced working knowledge of electronic discovery and evidence management software, including Nuix, Relativity, Livenote, Concordance, and IPRO.
  • Demonstrable ability to generate reports and formulate database content structures within electronic discovery and evidence management software programs.
  • Knowledge of forensic document collection, SQL databases and queries, and document hold processes.

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

Receptionist (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 Operations Department as a Receptionist.

How Will You Make a Difference?

  • Answer phones and direct calls. Operate a multi-line telephone console in order to relay incoming, outgoing and intra-system calls.
  • Meet and greet clients and visitors to the law office and ensure proper clearance and routing of such parties in accordance with Firm policies. Notify superiors of difficult situations.
  • Schedule conference rooms and attorney visiting offices and maintain records.
  • Orders from vendors (meals, supplies) as needed.
  • Maintain neatness of lobby and reception area.

What Will You Bring to the Table?

  • Ability to change and adapt to current and future responsibilities and circumstances.
  • Approximately six months to one year on the job experience necessary in order to gain an understanding of the law office and departmental policies and procedures and learn to operate telephone console system.
  • Ability to convert memos, letters and forms from rough draft to final typed-quality documents at a level normally acquired through completion of one to three months course work in touch typing.

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)

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 (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 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 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 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 (Silicon Valley)

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 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

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., 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 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 (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)

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

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

No current openings.

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