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Part-Time Patent Attorney

  • Location: Beverly, Massachusetts
  • Work Arrangement: Hybrid
  • Type: Part-time

Boutique business and technology law firm with a compelling mission seeks a Part-time Patent Attorney. Ideal candidate will be a practicing attorney in the Commonwealth of MA. Truly values flexibility, awesome team fully committed to the firm Vision and Mission.

Hours/Schedule: 15-20 hours/week, Flexible hours Monday-Friday  with at least 2 days/week in office, ideally 3 days/week for first few months while getting up to speed.

Job Type: Direct

Location Requirements: Hybrid, with a minimum of 2 days/week in their Beverly office. Some limited out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected (conferences, professional development, client visits).

Rate: Competitive based on experience

Job Description: This position supports the complex intellectual property needs of the firm’s clients in the high tech, health-tech, and biotech industries. The successful candidate will be responsible for the patent portfolios of firm clients and will provide intellectual property prosecution services and advice that will help the firms' clients achieve their unique business objectives. This position requires a passion for client success, keen analytical ability, and clear and concise written and verbal communication skills. 


  • Draft, file, and prosecute US and PCT patent applications
  • Provide counseling and advice to clients’ business and technical teams on patent protection strategies in line with client’s business goals
  • Effectively communicate and work collaboratively with clients, USPTO, foreign associates, and organization's attorneys and staff about pending matters
  • Assist with drafting and negotiation of complex agreements that help clients protect their intellectual property and achieve business objectives
  • Provide counseling and advice to clients’ business and technical teams regarding IP protection, common approaches to addressing issues, and implications of legal provisions in the event of a dispute
  • Possess excellent legal analytical and drafting skills with the ability to integrate legal advice and technical and business knowledge, while providing practical advice regarding risks and benefits
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Effectively use the firm’s systems to perform and track work for firm clients
  • Continually update knowledge and skills required through formal and informal legal education
  • Remain current with respect to USPTO rules and standard practices, state and federal laws, and technology developments
  • Participate in team meetings, collaborate across practice areas for the benefit of firm clients, and positively contribute to the culture and success of the firm


  • J.D Degree from a top, or reputable local, law school
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO
  • Admission to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Minimum 4 years patent prosecution experience with a preferred minimum of 2 years in a large firm or in-house department
  • Experience in advising clients in IP-focused industries such as high-tech, biotech, and pharma
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and comfort using cloud-based software solutions 
  • Highest ethical and professional standards, including respect for attorney and non-attorney colleagues
  • Positive outlook and passion for both the law and helping business clients succeed
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to educate and empower clients to address complex business legal issues
  • Effective listener and communicator, including the ability to draft clear, concise written communications
  • Strong organizational and proof-reading skills
  • Embraces the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, clients, and other professionals for the benefit of clients
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Thoughtful and curious, with enthusiasm for lifelong learning
  • Seeking balance between professional and personal obligations and priorities
  • Motivated and inspired by the organization's Vision and Mission
  • Demonstrated networking and client development experience, preferred
  • Knowledge of inbound and outbound software and technology licensing and intellectual property aspects of confidentiality, strategic relationship, and services agreements, preferred
  • Knowledge of or interest in advising clients on compliance with data privacy laws, preferred

FlexProfessionals respects and seeks to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences of its candidate network. FlexProfessionals does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. The candidates whose resumes are shared with our business clients are selected on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.  

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