Intellectual Property Associate

Job Locations US-NW-Nationwide | US-MN-Minneapolis | US-NC-Charlotte
Job ID 2024-3656


Nelson Mullins is seeking an Intellectual Property Associate to join its Intellectual Property group in either the Charlotte office or the Minneapolis office.  As an AmLaw100 firm, this will offer a unique opportunity to a lateral associate who wants to be part of a dynamic team. 


A Day in the Life

Utilizing your patent prosecution experience, you will help your team write and file utility and design patent applications and pursue corresponding U.S. and foreign patent protection. And, as a registered patent attorney, you will have the opportunity to perform freedom-to-operate analyses and write opinions of counsel. A strong team player, your days will be spent working closely with team attorneys and staff members on intellectual property matters including patentability analyses, patent drafting, patent prosecution, opinion work (freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, invalidity), IP-related agreements, and IP litigation.


All candidates are asked to submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Copy of law school transcript

We Know You

You have 2 to 4 years of experience practicing in the area of patent preparation and prosecution while holding an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, or similar engineering. You have excellent academic credentials, a solid work ethic, and your writing and analytical skills are strong. You are admitted to and in Good Standing with the North Carolina Bar or the Minnesota State Bar (or willing to become admitted to either bar) and you are admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (or eligible to sit for the Patent Bar).


Who We Are

At Nelson Mullins, we help advance our clients’ business goals through flexibility, business sense, and tireless advocacy based on a deep understanding of their business worlds. A team of more than 1,000 attorneys, policy advisors, e-discovery professionals, and other business professionals work side-by-side with you towards shared goals. With more than 100 diversified practice areas, including government relations, and policy services, as well as our Encompass e-discovery and information governance services, the Firm provides lateral attorneys joining us with a broad bench from which to pull in practitioners who can team with you to provide client services.



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