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Foundation for Advancement of Diversity in IP Law

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October 2023

Job Opportunities

Fish & Richardson IP Program (School of Fish Program), Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its School of Fish program. This program aims to educate undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented communities about intellectual property law and increase exposure to career paths in the field. Deadline is July 31, 2023.

Our DEI Strategic Plan sets out to maximize the contributions and engagement of our talent, exceed the expectations of our clients, and be a leader in today’s legal landscape and in our communities. Working with the world’s greatest innovators gives us a front-row seat to the power of creativity. We see firsthand how diverse perspectives promote innovation. Fish & Richardson welcomes diverse voices to inform our decision-making and improve our practice. Our openness translates to continuous learning, sparking new approaches and keeping us at the top of our field.

Abbot 1L Diversity Fellowship Program, Baker Botts/AT&T, The Baker Botts/Abbott 1L IP Diversity Fellowship will be awarded to a talented first-year law student interested in pursuing a long-term career in Intellectual Property Law. Our fellowship provides the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a large, global law firm and in the legal department of one of the top medical device and healthcare companies. The IP Diversity Fellow will participate in the firm’s 2023 Summer Program in Palo Alto or San Francisco, spending time both at the firm and with Abbott in their Alameda office. During this time, the IP Diversity Fellow will receive hands-on experience working directly on Abbott matters both in-house and with outside counsel providing a unique 360 degree view of legal services for Abbott. The IP Diversity Fellow will have the benefit of mentors both at the firm and with Abbott.

AT&T Diversity Fellowship Program, Baker Botts/AT&T, The Baker Botts/AT&T Summer Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity for diverse first-year law students to experience a 360-degree view of working with both in-house and outside counsel in our Dallas office. Under the program, the Summer Fellow will work with and be mentored by experienced AT&T lawyers, providing an opportunity to practice in-house and learn how they advise and advocate for a multinational public company. They will spend two-to-three weeks working directly with members of the AT&T Legal Department at AT&T’s offices.

Diversity Fellowship Program, Baker Botts, The highly qualified candidates selected to receive a fellowship will be eligible to receive up to $12,500 in stipends throughout the duration of their participation in the program, in addition to a salaried Summer Associate position. The stipends are paid to the fellowship recipients when they receive and accept an offer to participate in the Summer Program and when they return to the firm. The 2023 fellowship is open to all first year law students with an anticipated graduation date of May 2025, currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law

Special Counsel, Intellectual Property-Regular Full-Time Professional. Seattle, WA. Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is seeking a Senior Counsel to join BMS’ cell therapy research and development center in Seattle, WA or San Diego, CA. The attorney will support clients across multiple functional areas to build and leverage BMS’ intellectual property interests, with a focus on cell and gene therapy products. Responsibilities include providing strategic counsel on all facets of intellectual property law, including procurement, enforcement, freedom to operate, and business development, as well as legal counsel to the Research & Early Development organization. The attorney will work closely with clients in various functions in a dynamic, growth-oriented environment and will collaborate with other in-house and outside attorneys to accomplish BMS objectives.

VP and Assistant General Counsel for IP-Regular Full-Time Professional (Hybrid) Washington D.C. This position is responsible for helping shape NAB’s legal and policy positions and legal filings on issues related to radio and television copyright and intellectual property matters affecting the broadcasting industry, assisting with NAB’s corporate intellectual property, privacy and trademark matters and performing general legal work as assigned and based on the Organization’s needs.

Legal Counsel, IP Litigation, Washington D.C. We are looking for a patent litigator with great judgment and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to manage the day to day progress of patent cases. You will be a self-starter who can quickly learn Apple's patent litigation docket and practices, identify and manage risks and exposures, and find strategic opportunities for resolution.

IP Legal Specialist- A leading national hospital is collaborating with Sparks Group in their search for an independent IP Legal Specialist to join their organization.  This is a fully remote opportunity with monthly in-office reporting for their downtown Washington DC location.

IP Strategy Senior Lead. Remote. Activities contributing to the design and development of products, solutions and systems. Includes activities linked to technical improvement of existing products and components Impacts the team's ability to achieve service, quality and timeliness of objectives. The role is subject to operating policy objectives. There is a high level of autonomy within the role. High levels of operational judgment are required to achieve outcomes required.

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