Patent Law Apprenticeship (with Firm-Paid Law School Option)
Kansas City, Missouri
Fountainhead Law Group P.C. is a Silicon Valley based intellectual property (IP) firm expanding in the Kansas City area. Our firm features attorneys with significant expertise in electrical engineering and computer science technologies. We are a diverse firm with a growing client base of the world’s most innovative companies. Fountainhead provides the necessary, time, training, support, and tools to enable production of high-quality work product. This approach results in an improved client experience and a rewarding working environment for our team of patent professionals.
Fountainhead is currently seeking a technical specialist with a strong technical background, a passion for learning new technologies, and a commitment to quality to enter the patent and intellectual property (IP) field. Applicants with training and experience in the areas of software, analog/digital circuits, wireless communications, computer networking, and other engineering technologies are encouraged to make inquiries. As part of the successful candidate’s career development, we will help obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to sit for the registration exam at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) qualifying the technical specialist as a US Patent Agent.
Law School Option
Successful candidates who complete one calendar year of full-time employment with the firm and establish Missouri in-state residency, for the purpose of in-state tuition, may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for part-time enrollment in law school, while continuing their employment with the firm as a student associate.
The primary responsibilities for this position will be in the areas of studying and learning some of the most interesting inventions in the tech sector and learning to prepare and prosecute patent applications. These activities involve interactions with our clients’ inventors and examiners at the USPTO.
- BS or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering (other engineering disciplines or hard science degrees will be considered)
- Proficient technical reading comprehension and strong technical writing skills are a must
- US work authorization (Required)
No Legal Search Firms. Fountainhead is in no way obligated by any submissions from any legal search firm or recruiter without a prior written agreement.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $60,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- Bonus pay
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Blue Springs, MO 64015: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- Do you have a degree in a technical area, such as engineering, physics, or computer science?
- Bachelor’s (Required)
- technology related: 2 years (Preferred)
Work Location: One location