Patent Associate - Computer Science

October 1, 2018


Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department has an opening in our New York or Boston office for an associate with a background in Computer Science. An M.S. or M.Eng. in Computer Science or a B.S. in Computer Science with relevant industry or technical writing experience is preferred. Knowledge of artificial intelligence concepts is required, and course work in applied mathematics is a plus.

We seek applicants with strong academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and up to three years of patent prosecution experience. Technical experience in the areas of machine learning, image analysis, cryptography, and software architecture would be particularly useful. A successful candidate who is not a registered patent attorney will be expected to take and to pass the USPTO registration exam within a year of being hired.

We staff our clients’ patent matters leanly, affording associates an opportunity for significant responsibility and excellent career development. Associates typically work one-on-one with partners, gain a depth of experience in a broad range of patent strategy, drafting, prosecution and diligence matters, and get immediate client contact. Such experience has contributed to the firm’s consistently excellent rankings in various national satisfaction surveys and industry recognition lists.

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