MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC, a medium-sized Intellectual Property Boutique law firm with a sizable Midwest Presence, is looking for two experienced Associates with opportunities in our Toledo, OH or Livonia, MI offices.

  • Capability to work remotely commensurate with candidate experience level
  • Qualified Candidates considered for Partner-track opportunities
  • Salary/Billing Requirements negotiable


Candidates should have the following background and experience:

  • BS or MS degree in:
    • Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • strong academic background
  • JD degree and State Bar passage
  • USPTO Patent Bar registration (or bar passage indication)
  • 3-5 years years prior experience in patent prosecution preferred
    • Experience as a patent examiner or patent agent a plus
    • Applicable Industry Engineering Experience considered beneficial
  • Candidates with additional experience and book of business welcomed


Resume preferably includes:

  • Universities attended and degrees earned
    • GPAs
    • Writing Seminar course grade
    • Writing Sample
  • Prior professional employment and references


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Patent Application preparation and prosecution
    • Client Disclosure review and technical assessments
    • working familiarity with US Patent Office rules of practice
    • Preparing patent disclosures from Client instructions
    • reviewing Office Action communications and making response recommendations
  • Trademark Application preparation and prosecution
    • working familiarity with US Trademark Office rules of practice
    • preparing trademark applications
    • evaluation of specimen of use
    • preparing and filing Office Action responses
  • Client and Partner focus
    • timely communications and responsiveness
    • positive and cooperative attitude
    • understanding project objectives and work product goals


Skills and Capabilities

  • Professional and personable demeanor
    • thoughtful understanding and listening skills
    • clear communication skills – written and oral
  • Technical capability and understanding
  • Team outlook and focus
    • effective and collaborative work capabilities
    • foster a cooperative and encouraging atmosphere
  • Self-starter, proactive, problem solving outlook, solid time management skills
  • Resourceful
  • High Ethical Standards


More About MST:

Founded in 1986, MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd practices all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) law relating to Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights.  We specialize in intellectual property right acquisition and protection from the initial application process through to litigation.  We provide client portfolio management and global IP access with our large network of partner law firms throughout the world.  Our business is focused on developing close relationships with clients and fostering well-rounded attorneys with client management skills and a work-life balance.

MST is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Workplace Diversity and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind.  MST values the human spirit and considers candidates without regard or attention to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  MST encourages all qualified candidates to “come as you are” and share the value you have created in yourself.

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