Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Benefits

Benefits

At Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP the health and well-being of our employees is of the utmost importance. The Firm provides a generous package to all full-time employees beginning on the 31st day of employment.

Staff, Patent Scientists & Patent Counsel Benefits

Medical Insurance Coverage
Comprehensive and affordable POS, HMO, PPO and HSA medical plans are offered to full-time employees and their qualified dependents through Anthem Blue Cross. Availability of these plans varies by state and all plans are not available in all states.

Dental Insurance Coverage
PPO dental plan provided through Anthem Blue Cross.

Vision Insurance Coverage
Comprehensive vision coverage through Anthem Blue Cross.

Prescription Drug Coverage
Our prescription drug program provides employees with choice, flexibility, affordability and access to an extensive network of retail pharmacies. 

Flexible Spending Accounts
A FSA allows an employee to set aside money for qualifying health and childcare expenses not covered or reimbursed by any other source such as medical insurance. All contributions are made and utilized on a pre-tax basis. This means the amount of income the employees' taxes are based on will be lower resulting in a tax savings.

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
Those who are at least 21 years of age are eligible to enroll in the plan at the first open enrollment date following their date of hire. The plan includes generous Firm discretionary contributions.

PTO (Personal Time-Off)
PTO time is to be used for any sick, personal, or vacation days. Time is accrued according to the following schedule:

16 days per year for your 1st year of employment
18 days per year for your 2nd year of employment
20 days per year for your 3rd through 5th year of employment
25 days per year for your 6th through 10th year of employment
30 days per year for your 11th year and all subsequent years of employment

Care Days
A CARE day may be taken as a partial or single day and is intended to provide employees additional time to take care of personal obligations. CARE time accrues at the rate of 5 days per year to a cap of 40 hours.

Holidays
Employees are paid for an average of ten holidays per year.

Maternity Leave
In addition to time off for maternity leave, women returning to full-time positions after an approved leave may apply for authorization to work a four-day work week (at 80% salary) for up to three months following their return.

Additional benefits offered:

Basic Term Life Insurance
AD&D Insurance
Interest Sensitive Whole Life Insurance
Critical Illness / Cancer Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Maternity Leave Benefit
529 College Savings Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Educational Reimbursement Plan
Tuition Reimbursement (classes related to position)
Parking/Transit Allowance
Business Casual Dress Attire
Flexible Work Schedules for qualifying employees (staff only)
Knobbe Martens Apartment in DC
On-site workout facility (located in several offices of the Firm)
10 year employee gift

Associate Benefits

Medical Insurance Coverage
Comprehensive and affordable POS, HMO, PPO and HSA medical plans are offered to full-time employees and their qualified dependents through Anthem Blue Cross. Availability of these plans varies by state and all plans are not available in all states.

Dental Insurance Coverage
PPO dental plan provided through Anthem Blue Cross.

Vision Insurance Coverage
Comprehensive vision coverage through Anthem Blue Cross.

Prescription Drug Coverage
Our prescription drug program provides employees with choice, flexibility, affordability and access to an extensive network of retail pharmacies. 

Flexible Spending Accounts
A FSA allows an employee to set aside money for qualifying health and childcare expenses not covered or reimbursed by any other source such as medical insurance. All contributions are made and utilized on a pre-tax basis. This means the amount of income the employees' taxes are based on will be lower resulting in a tax savings.

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
Those who are at least 21 years of age are eligible to enroll in the plan at the first open enrollment date following their date of hire.

Quota Credit Days
Quota credit is accrued according to the following schedule:

15 days per year for the Associate’s 1st through 5th years of employment
20 days per year for the Associate’s 5th and all subsequent years of employment

Holidays
Associates are paid for an average of ten holidays per year.

Maternity Leave
In addition to time off for maternity leave, women returning to full-time positions after an approved leave may apply for authorization to work at 80% quota (80% salary) for up to three months following their return.

Bar Exam and Bar Review Course Reimbursement
The Firm will reimburse usual costs associated with preparing for and taking the Bar Examination in the state where the associate works. Such expenses include a review course (e.g. BarBri), exam registration fees, moral character fees, fingerprinting fees and MPRE fees. In addition, the Firm will reimburse hotel room and tax expenses for three nights while taking the Bar Exam. PMBR expenses are excluded. All reimbursements apply only for those charges incurred after accepting an offer with the firm.

Continuing Legal Education Reimbursement
The Firm encourages its associates to participate in continuing legal education by attending programs conducted outside of the Firm.

Additional benefits offered:

Basic Term Life Insurance
AD&D Insurance
Interest Sensitive Whole Life Insurance
Critical Illness / Cancer Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Maternity Leave Benefit
529 College Savings Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Parking/Transit Allowance
Business Casual Dress Attire
Knobbe Martens Apartment in DC
On-site workout facility (located in several offices of the Firm)

The Firm’s Executive Committee has the exclusive right to revise these benefits at any time and from time to time, with or without notice.

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