We are actively seeking lateral litigation / IPR associates for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials (top 33% of class preferred, top 10% strongly preferred) and preferably 2–3 years of experience litigating district court patent suits and/or inter partes reviews before the PTAB. 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.

We are committed to promoting diversity within Klarquist, and strongly encourage applications from candidates who come from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the patent legal profession (e.g., based on gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, military service, and disability).

Klarquist professionals could practice anywhere; at the largest law firms and companies, and in the largest cities. They chose Klarquist because here they can 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.

Employee Benefits:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan and profit sharing
  • Comprehensive health care plan, which includes medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Long and short-term disability coverage
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Pre-tax transit and flexible spending accounts
  • Family/dependent care leave stipend

How to Apply:

Please follow the link below to our online application form. Note, you will be asked to submit the following materials while filling out your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Writing Sample(s)
All candidates should apply using our online application form.