Attorney or Patent Agent

Professionals choose Klarquist to pursue both their passion for law and their passion for life. Our reputation for excellence and emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance attract experienced attorneys from large general practice firms as well as IP boutiques, and appeal to top students from national and local law schools.


How to Apply:

Click on the title of the position to which you would like to apply (located below “Open Positions”). This link will take you to our online application form. Please note, you will be asked to submit the following materials while filling out your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Writing Sample

Klarquist is always interested in exceptional patent prosecution or patent litigation candidates. If you do not see a position listed below that applies to you, please feel welcome to reach out to our Human Resources Department at


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Open Positions

  • CS/EE Associate or Agent

    We are actively seeking lateral patent prosecution associates or patent agents with electrical engineering, computer science, or physics degrees. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials (top 33% of class preferred, top 10% strongly preferred) and preferably at least 1-4 years of experience prosecuting patent applications for electronics or computer software. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Relevant industry experience or an advanced degree is preferred.

  • Litigation Associate

    We are currently seeking lateral litigation associates for our office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and preferably 1-4 years of experience litigating complex patent and/or other intellectual property litigation. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. A technical background, active patent bar, and judicial clerkship experience (particularly at the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals) are highly preferred.