Opportunity – Patent Lawyer/Agent (Mechanical or Chemical Engineering Focus) – Toronto
Ridout & Maybee LLP is one of the oldest IP law firms in Canada and is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading IP law firms. With over 35 lawyers and patent agents with offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington, we are reputed for providing exceptional work quality, balanced with a business-oriented approach, to optimize our client’s IP assets. Our clients range from some of Canada’s largest businesses and SME’s, to educational institutions, start-ups, and early stage companies. As well, we function as Canadian patent counsel for many significant foreign companies. On average, we file over 3,000 Canadian patent applications per year.
Our practice is growing and we are currently recruiting in our Toronto office for the following professionals:
- patent lawyer / agent with a background in mechanical engineering; and
- patent lawyer / agent with a background in chemical engineering.
A degree in mechanical or chemical engineering, and registration as a patent agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a requirement. Registration as a patent agent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an asset but not required. The ideal candidate will have 2 to 6 years of experience as a registered patent agent. Qualification as a lawyer is an asset but not required.
The position will involve working with leading innovators and providing advice on intellectual property strategies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and providing opinions on a variety of IP matters.
The position has competitive compensation and benefits, including continuing education.
Our unique culture fosters a team-based environment that enables us to be truly client-focused. This culture also engenders commitment in our experienced partners to mentor our associates, by focusing on skills development, encouraging client interactions, and involving associates in business development, with a view to growing our associate complement to be the future leaders of the firm.
How to apply:
Applicants who are eligible to work in Canada are asked to forward their resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating they meet the minimum qualifications for this role, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all applicants in advance but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Ridout & Maybee LLP welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Ridout & Maybee LLP is an equal opportunity employer.