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Patent Attorney or Agent

Dorsey • Minneapolis, MN

Posted 3 months ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - 3 years
Degree - Graduate Degree

Job Description

Dorsey & Whitney is a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner with locations across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.  We are a premier legal counselor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including banking & financial institutions; development & infrastructure; energy & natural resources; food, beverage & agribusiness; healthcare; and technology. 

Dorsey is seeking an attorney or patent agent with one to three years of patent prosecution experience to join our Minneapolis Patent department. This attorney or patent agent will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent prosecution projects.  A good candidate will look forward to: 

  •          Working with inventors to prepare patent applications and office action responses.
  •          Learning about new businesses and technologies.
  •          Performing patentability studies and freedom-to-operate analysis.
  •          Creating infringement and (in)validity analyses. 

We are looking for the right person, not just the right resume or experience level. Collegiality and teamwork are highly valued, and broad skills and curiosity can be as important a specific technical degree. 

The following qualifications are required:

  •         USPTO admission.
  •          One to three years of patent attorney or agent experience.
  •          At least a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and/or Physics.
  •         Strong academic performance. 

Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. 

Dorsey offers a competitive pay and benefits package including health care plans, a generous paid time off policy, paid holidays, retirement savings plan, profit sharing contribution, and more.

Job Requirements

Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive workplace. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.


How to Apply:


Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Patent Agent candidates may apply at and Attorney candidates may apply at We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5178.


In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume, and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample. 



Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

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