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Intellectual Property and Technical Analyst at Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Full-Time

Chicago, IL, USA

Not defined

12 Nov → 12 Dec

Expired

Job Description

Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking an Intellectual Property and Technical Analyst to join our dynamic team in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, San Diego, Chicago, New York, or Boston. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About The Role

As an Intellectual Property and Technical Analyst, you will be responsible for contributing your expertise to support the attorneys with cases related to intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation. Other key responsibilities include:
• Exercising discretion and independent judgment in conducting analyses or providing guidance regarding technical issues related to intellectual property litigation, specifically software, electronics, and semiconductor technologies
• Assisting attorneys with (1) patent litigation by helping to prepare infringement contentions, invalidity contentions, claim interpretations, technical reports, tutorials, and outlines for experts, witnesses, and team members, (2) trade secret litigation, (3) copyright litigation, and (4) other litigation, particularly matters involving technical subject matter expertise
• Working with outside technical experts to analyze the technology and patents in question
• Drafting technical reports and analyses in support of litigation and transactional issues
• Conducting presentations and educating supervising attorneys in the fields of software, electronics, and semiconductor technologies

About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:
• Demonstrate outstanding organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude
• Possess excellent leadership skills (i.e., organizing, planning, problem-solving, and decision-making) and presentation skills

And have:
• An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field, a PhD is preferred
• Experience in computer science, electrical engineering and patent field, or one year of related work experience
• Experience in a legal or professional services environment

Please highlight specific experience or skills in any of the following:
• Reading source code (e.g., assembly, C, C++, Python, Java) and use of source code review tools
• Semiconductor manufacturing processes and analytical techniques (e.g., EDS, SEM, TEM, EELS)
• WiFi and 3G/4G/5G Standards and related technologies
• Networking technologies
• Internet technologies, including JavaScript, PHP, XHTML
• Circuit design, including familiarity with netlists, electrical schematics, CAD, and layout tools
• Reverse engineering (software and/or hardware)
• Standards setting organizations

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:
• Healthcare, life and disability insurance
• A generous 401k plan
• At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
• Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
• Professional Development programs
• Employee discounts
• And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Latham & Watkins LLP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, the Firm requires all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time that a conditional offer of employment is made. This policy is mandatory except for employees with a documented legally permissible exemption for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Job Responsibilities

  • As an Intellectual Property and Technical Analyst, you will be responsible for contributing your expertise to support the attorneys with cases related to intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation
  • Exercising discretion and independent judgment in conducting analyses or providing guidance regarding technical issues related to intellectual property litigation, specifically software, electronics, and semiconductor technologies
  • Assisting attorneys with (1) patent litigation by helping to prepare infringement contentions, invalidity contentions, claim interpretations, technical reports, tutorials, and outlines for experts, witnesses, and team members, (2) trade secret litigation, (3) copyright litigation, and (4) other litigation, particularly matters involving technical subject matter expertise
  • Working with outside technical experts to analyze the technology and patents in question
  • Drafting technical reports and analyses in support of litigation and transactional issues
  • Conducting presentations and educating supervising attorneys in the fields of software, electronics, and semiconductor technologies

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Demonstrate outstanding organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude

  • Possess excellent leadership skills (i.e., organizing, planning, problem-solving, and decision-making) and presentation skills

  • Experience in computer science, electrical engineering and patent field, or one year of related work experience

  • Experience in a legal or professional services environment

  • Reading source code (e.g., assembly, C, C++, Python, Java) and use of source code review tools

  • Semiconductor manufacturing processes and analytical techniques (e.g., EDS, SEM, TEM, EELS)

  • WiFi and 3G/4G/5G Standards and related technologies

  • Networking technologies

  • Internet technologies, including JavaScript, PHP, XHTML

  • Circuit design, including familiarity with netlists, electrical schematics, CAD, and layout tools

  • Reverse engineering (software and/or hardware)

Benefits/What We offer

  • Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance

  • Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance

  • A generous 401k plan

  • At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure

  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)

  • Professional Development programs

  • Employee discounts

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