To meet the increasing needs of our clients, as well as to expand our client base, Andrus hires both entry level and experienced intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, patent engineers and other intellectual property professionals.
Our firm's procedures and management structure are customized to accommodate the specialized needs of intellectual property law practice at a boutique firm. For example, the attorneys at Andrus typically have engineering or science degrees and are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The firm expects professionalism and does not compromise quality of legal services provided to its clients for any reason.
Our professionals have exciting and dynamic intellectual property practices, as well as the freedom to pursue a meaningful life away from the office. Our office is located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee just a few blocks from the Federal Courthouse. Milwaukee is an extremely livable community conducive to family life, including reasonable living and housing costs, and a relatively short commute from the outlying suburban areas compared to other major U.S. cities.
Applicants should have at least two years of experience preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, both in the US and abroad. Applicants should be adept at managing US and foreign patent and trademark dockets. Our paralegals have fully flexible schedules, with the opportunity to work from home or in our office as fits their needs. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Applicants must have engineering, computer science, or advanced science degrees and strong writing skills, as well as a willingness to learn new areas of technology. Prior work experience in engineering or computer science and/or prior experience in the software development life cycle (as a hands-on developer, technical writer, or analyst) is a plus. Patent agents and engineers will work closely with experienced, senior attorneys and receive individualized training on the patent process. Patent engineers will also be given the opportunity to sit for the patent bar exam for registration to practice in patent matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
In addition to a legal degree and excellent law school grades, applicants should have engineering, computer science, or advanced science degrees. Prior work experience in an engineering or computer science discipline is a plus. Entry level attorneys receive individualized training by working closely with experienced, senior attorneys. Entry level attorneys are normally exposed to patent and trademark prosecution, opinion writing and litigation. All entry level attorneys must be qualified to sit for the patent bar exam and are expected to eventually become registered to practice in patent matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
If you are a bright, productive intellectual property attorney, please consider Andrus. Our firm not only has a prolific patent and trademark prosecution practice, but is also extensively involved in intellectual property litigation and sophisticated international work. Qualified attorneys interested in any or all of these practice areas are encouraged to contact us. In order to be considered, lateral hires need to be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and also need to be admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin, or willing to sit for the Wisconsin State bar exam. Advanced engineering or science degrees, or work experience prior to law school is a plus.
If you are interested in employment at Andrus either as a practicing attorney or as a summer associate, please send a resume, transcripts, and writing samples to the address or email address below. If you are interested in employment at Andrus as a paralegal, please send a resume to the address or email address below.
Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP
Attn.: Legal Administrator
790 North Water Street, Suite 2200
Milwaukee, WI 53202