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The IP law firm of Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts is committed to the pursuit of excellence in the development of its employees and their abilities. Our employees share a passion for intellectual property law, continually seeking to provide our clients with the highest quality of service possible. We know that this mind-set is a direct result of our commitment to assist our employees to fully explore their interests and continue their personal growth and development.
Additionally, the firm is a strong advocate for “balance” in the lives of its employees, encouraging them to develop and maintain a healthy family and social life outside of the work environment. Through mutual respect and support among intellectual property attorneys, paralegals and staff, everyone is encouraged to be successful in their career and to enjoy their work. Our overall work culture is instilled in our firm’s mission statement:
To wisely use our talents, time, and resources to promote a professional, productive and enjoyable atmosphere. Encourage honesty and diligence in our daily activities to attain high quality services for our clients. Promote the realization that “taking the high road” will lead to success with fulfillment. Create an environment where each of us can find support and encouragement in achieving lifetime goals. Respect and accept each person’s unique personality and talents realizing the value each brings to the firm as a team player. Treat each other in a way that will nourish a sense of security and belonging. Maintain personal and professional growth through synergy, respect and unity.
ASSOCIATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY
Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts recognizes that its continuous growth and success is directly linked to the caliber and diversity of our associates. We understand that high quality results can only be achieved by supporting the development of our intellectual property attorneys. Thus, Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts is committed to increasing the skills, experience and knowledge base of our associates.
Our goal is to ready all associates for becoming future partners of the firm. Associate intellectual property attorneys are given the opportunity to handle sophisticated work and client responsibilities early in their career. We welcome resumes from exceptional lawyers and recent law school graduates who have an undergraduate degree in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, or other scientific or technical disciplines and are interested in growing with us.
In order to fully meet the needs of our clients and provide them with the high quality of service that they’ve grown to expect, Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts enlists the services of skilled Technical Advisors. Our Technical Advisors are exposed to a wide array of activities as they assist intellectual property attorneys in patent procurement, prosecution and intellectual property litigation.
Qualified applicants will hold a Masters or Bachelors degree in one of the sciences, engineering, or technically related disciplines. A desire to attend law school is preferred, but not required. Additionally, the ability to sit for and pass the United States Patent and Trademark Office exam is strongly recommended.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW CLERK
Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts periodically recruits exceptional individuals while they are attending law school. They must possess undergraduate degrees in science or engineering and have an interest in eventually becoming patent attorneys. A flexible part-time schedule is available during the school year.
Our law clerks are generally trained in the area of patent procurement, but may also gain experience in other aspects of the practice, including certain aspects of intellectual property litigation. Competitive candidates will have advanced degrees in science or engineering and be enrolled in a local law school.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PARALEGALS
Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts offers its paralegals competitive salaries as well as excellent benefits. The intellectual property law paralegals work closely with our patent attorneys and are encouraged to assume responsibility as it relates to the cases on which they are working. They are required to be well organized, highly motivated, and possess extensive experience in or a strong desire to work in the practice of intellectual property law.