Attorneys - Intellectual Property

At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping our clients succeed. A full-service law firm with 675 attorneys and over 1,000 total on our team, we have the collaborative approach, advanced technological resources, and depth of services that make us a preeminent law firm in the Midwest.

Patent Associate of Patent Of Counsel

Taft Law is seeing patent prosecution associates or Of Counsel with 2+ years of patent prosecution experience. The ideal candidates should have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, strong academic credentials, with backgrounds in one of the following fields: electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and/or similar electrical/software disciplines, as well as patent preparation and prosecution experience in the electrical/software space with particular emphasis in drafting complex software patent applications with an insight to the USPTO guidelines regarding patentable subject matter and software patent practice tips to advance such complex software patent applications to issuance. Current patent bar membership with previous law firm experience preferred. Candidates are expected to draft and prosecute patent applications, prepare patent opinion letters, invalidity analysis, non-infringement analysis, provide IP counseling to clients, and conduct patent due diligence studies in connection with business transactions, and working with other practices in the firm to provide full service to electrical/software related technology companies.

Offices:  Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, law school transcript, and resume with a full description of relevant experience to Lisa Watson, Chief Recruiting Officer, at

Taft is a State of Minnesota and City of St. Paul Affirmative Action Employer as required in those jurisdictions. Taft is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The information in this posting presents general duties, tasks, and responsibilities but is not intended to be an exhaustive listing. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP participates in E-VERIFY.