IP Litigation Associate (SD)
Morrison & Foerster - San Diego, CA

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The Firm - About MoFo

We are Morrison & Foerster—a global firm of exceptional credentials in many areas. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, investment banks and technology and life science companies. Our clients count on us for innovative and business-minded solutions. Our commitment to serving client needs has resulted in enduring relationships and a record of high achievement. For the last eight years, we’ve been included on The American Lawyer ’s A-List. Fortune named us one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For."

Our lawyers share a commitment to achieving results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger. This is MoFo.

The Firm - About MoFo San Diego

Our San Diego office offers legal expertise for every phase of a company’s growth cycle. We represent a diverse group of private and public companies in virtually every area of the region’s economy, including biotechnology, cleantech, computer hardware and software, medical technology, semiconductors, and telecommunications.


The Practice –Intellectual Property Litigation

Morrison & Foerster’s Intellectual Property practice is the work of an interdepartmental group of lawyers whose practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and related intellectual property matters. The firm has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any general practice firm, with approximately 350 lawyers stationed in major financial centers in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Our size and breadth of expertise enables us to provide a full range of cutting-edge IP services, including representation in patent and trademark prosecution, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and business and licensing transactions. The firm’s practice is ranked by independent observers as one of the top intellectual property practices in the world. Most recently, our Intellectual Property Litigation practice was one of three finalists honored in The American Lawyer’s prestigious 2008 IP Litigation Department of the Year contest. The firm’s Intellectual Property practice is a 2010 finalist for Chambers & Partners’ Global IP Firm of the Year award.

The firm’s IP practice is concentrated in three technology areas:

  • Electronics, software, and telecommunications, including the Internet and semiconductors.
  • Chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science.
  • Life sciences, including biotechnology and medical devices.
The firm’s practice reaches beyond these technologies, however, to embrace such areas as copyrights and trademark rights in motion pictures, rights of publicity.

The firm also has over 120 PTO-admitted attorneys and patent agents in its Los Angeles, Northern Virginia, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. offices. Like our IP practice overall, the patent group has three major technical areas of concentration: technology, life sciences, and chemistry/materials science.

Position Description

The Ideal Candidate – Experience

The San Diego office has an immediate opening for an Intellectual Property associate with 2-4 years of experience. Patent litigation experience is required, along with a technical degree in electrical engineering or computer science. The Patent Bar is a plus. Excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills are also required. We are willing to pay relocation costs.

The MoFo Mojo

Our passion for what we do, how we do it, for whom we do it, and with whom we do it. We’re committed to preserving a welcoming environment where gifted attorneys from diverse backgrounds can undertake challenging and creative work for our amazing clients. We’re also committed to mentoring our lawyers. As we explain in our website segment Pigeonholed we think that most law students went to law school expecting, and wanting, to be challenged. We don’t think of our lawyers as interchangeable or as “units of lawyer”; we think that whether they’re with us for a year, or for their career, we owe them an education. Our lawyers are excellent and dedicated teachers, and our clients provide complex questions requiring creative answers – in essence, all the elements for a fabulous career.


Available Immediately

How to Apply

Apply online, or through email, mail or fax.

Recruiting Contact

Susan Piotrowski
Morrison & Foerster LLP
12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
Fax: (858) 720-5125

EEO Statement

Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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