Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Patent Scientists and Agents

Patent Scientists and Agents

Current Openings

Providing deep knowledge of the science behind our service, our patent scientists are a driving force behind the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Our team represents a wide range of technical areas including electrical engineering, optics, telecommunications, computer software, medical, biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, and mechanical engineering.

But areas are not boundaries. We encourage cross-disciplinary participation, creating an environment that is collaborative, challenging and exciting.

As a member of our team, you’ll be actively supported though a number of industry-leading policies and programs:

  • Structured Career Path that outlines goals and formally recognizes professional achievement
  • Mentorship Program
  • Weekly in-house educational lunches
  • Support for continuing education and training
  • Outstanding benefits, including generous paid time off

We promote a diverse, open atmosphere. There’s no artificial pressure to bill extra hours. And we provide for a healthy work/life balance. Because you can’t move the world forward if you’re not an active part of it.

Please direct any questions regarding our Patent Scientist opportunities to our Senior Recruiter.

Learn how our patent scientists feel about our firm...

Neil Bartfeld, Ph.D., Patent Scientist, 14 years
“I've been with Knobbe Martens for 14 years, and greatly enjoy the collegial environment, the positive attitude of the attorneys and staff and the overall firm culture. I'm awarded a great deal of autonomy and responsibility, and feel that my contributions are valued by the firm. I enjoy the challenging and varied projects with which I am involved, and the daily interaction with both U.S. and foreign clients.”

Lavanya Rau, Ph.D., Patent Scientist, 6 years
“Every day I get to learn something new—either from a technology or legal perspective. That allows me to keep my practice fresh. I also get to work with some of the smartest people I’ve ever met, which makes me better at what I do.”

Raymond Smith, Ph.D., Patent Scientist, 9 years
“I’m involved with all aspects of patent application preparation and prosecution. By developing creative strategies and solutions, I’m able to shape and add value at every step. I’ve found the work environment here to be outstanding and exceptional. My team is friendly and highly-skilled. And management has developed practices that are forward-thinking, efficient, and allow for maximum productivity.”

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