Associate - Intellectual Property

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with approximately 450 attorneys and 800 employees firm-wide, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

The Chicago office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister is seeking an intellectual property associate.

The ideal candidate has 4-6 years of experience in litigation, trademark prosecution, and drafting and negotiating technology-related agreements. Eligible candidates ideally will have significant experience in: (i) all phases of litigation, including drafting dispositive motions, discovery motions, preparing and answering discovery requests; (ii) drafting and negotiating software-related contracts; (iii) preparing trademark applications, responding to Office Actions, and (iv) representing clients before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Lisa Watson, Chief Recruiting Officer, at

Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not, and will not, unlawfully discriminate in hiring or in any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Taft’s EEO representative is Pamela Krivda, Partner and Chief Human Resources Officer, 65 E. State Street, Suite 1000, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4213.  Email address: