For more than 75 years, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has represented businesses, universities, government agencies and individuals in all facets of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright procurement, licensing, enforcement, and defense.  We have a rich history as one of the oldest and largest IP law firms in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the leading IP law firms in the nation.  Through our international clientele and relationships, we have gained expertise in obtaining intellectual property rights in countries located around the world.

We are currently seeking a Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant with exceptional skills and a commitment to client service to join our firm.  This is an excellent opportunity to bring your legal experience to a firm which values and respects your knowledge and professional expertise.


Specific experience in IP or patent prosecution is preferred.  Experience with ProLaw or similar document and practice management systems is also a plus.  Candidates must possess the proven ability to draft and edit complex documents, along with extraordinary attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a high-volume environment.  Candidates should also possess good technical aptitude and an interest in learning new applications.

We are proud of our ability to attract and retain such a talented group of legal and administrative staff.  Employees at Klarquist have the skill, curiosity, and dedication which are fundamental to the firm’s success and reputation, as well as the service we provide to our clients. Klarquist is committed to providing a collaborative and engaging work environment, competitive compensation, and continued opportunities for professional development.

Here are a few more benefits that make Klarquist stand out from the rest:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan and profit sharing
  • Staff sabbatical
  • 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



To be considered, please visit our Patent Prosecution Assistant application portal to submit your cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements.


Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such encourages qualified minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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All candidates should apply using our online application form.