Careers

Our firm culture is unique. We promote a friendly, collaborative, and inclusive atmosphere. We have an open-door policy and we believe in the free flow of ideas among all colleagues. We also believe in working hard and producing a top-quality product. We look for people who take pride in their work and want to make a difference for our clients and for our firm.

Law Students

Conley Rose welcomes resumes from top students (1L-3L) at all accredited law schools. We only hire students who have a degree in a technical or scientific discipline and who have a law school grade point average of at least 3.0. Our summer program is flexible and we welcome our summer associates to join us for any portion of the summer.

Partnership Policy

The most important criteria used in deciding whether to promote an associate to the partnership include the associate’s ability and desire to work well with others, to develop business, to exercise good judgment, and to demonstrate a commitment to the firm as reflected by the associate’s quality of work and financial performance.

We generally consider associates for partnership after they have been out of law school for approximately 8-10 years and with the firm for at least 3 years.

Patent Agents and Technical Advisors

Patent agents and technical advisors are non-attorney patent practitioners with degrees in technical or scientific disciplines. These practitioners are playing an increasingly vital role in the growth and long-term success of all technical practice areas in our firm. Although we prefer candidates with advanced degrees, we also consider well-credentialed candidates with bachelor’s degrees. In addition, we interview candidates who are still in the process of earning advanced degrees.

Compensation and Benefits for Attorneys, Patent Agents, and Technical Advisors

Our compensation structure incentivizes attorneys to work hard, to work efficiently, and to produce a top-quality product. Compensation generally includes a base salary, a discretionary end-of-year bonus, and a formula-style bonus that is based on the associate’s financial performance. We also include usual benefits, such as paid parking and insurance. We’re particularly proud of our 401k matching program, which is not frequently offered by other firms. Under this program, the firm generally matches 55% of each employee’s annual pre-tax 401k contributions. Under our compensation structure, many associates can and do earn in excess of what they may earn at large firms for the same number of hours worked.

Employment Opportunities

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent/Technical Advisor - Houston Office

The Houston office of Conley Rose, P.C. is currently seeking an experienced patent attorney, patent agent, or technical advisor. The ideal candidate will have a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in electrical engineering and will have at least two years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical arts. Technical knowledge in solid state physics, power electronics, and/or VLSI is a plus, but not required.

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience. Insurance benefits and a 401(k) plan also are included.

To apply please submit resume in confidence to resume@conleyrose.com

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Patent Attorney/Patent Agent/Technical Advisor - Houston Office

The Houston office of Conley Rose, P.C. is currently seeking an experienced patent attorney, patent agent, or technical advisor. The ideal candidate will have a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science and will have at least two years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO. Technical knowledge in augmented reality, machine learning/artificial intelligence, and/or databases is a plus.

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience. Insurance benefits and a 401(k) plan also are included.

Please submit resume in confidence to resume@conleyrose.com.

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Patent Attorney/Patent Agent - Dallas Office

The Dallas office of Conley Rose, P.C. is currently seeking an experienced Patent Attorney.

Candidates should have a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in electrical engineering or computer science, and have experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical, computer science and/or telecommunication arts. Experience with telecom patent prep/pros is a big plus. Foreign language skills are also a plus. Candidates should preferably be licensed in Texas and be registered with the U.S. Patent Office.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience. Insurance benefits, 401(k) plan are also included.

To apply, please submit resume in confidence to dallasresumes@dfw.conleyrose.com

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Patent Attorney - Dallas Office

The Dallas office of Conley Rose, P.C., a leading Intellectual Property law firm, is currently seeking a mid-level attorney with 2-4+ years’ experience in patent matters. Candidates should have a mechanical engineering background with experience in patent prosecution (U.S. and foreign) in mechanical matters. Experience is equally desirable in patentability studies. Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience. Insurance benefits and a 401(k) plan with employer contributions are included. To apply, submit resume in confidence to dallasresumes@dfw.conleyrose.com.

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Patent Legal Assistant - Dallas Office

The Dallas office of Conley Rose, P.C. is currently seeking an experienced patent prosecution legal assistant.  Candidates must have a minimum of two years of recent, hands-on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution experience in a private law firm setting.  General intellectual property legal assistant experience is also required.

The patent legal assistant will assist attorneys with the preparation, prosecution, and maintenance of domestic and international patents, and provide general intellectual property legal assistant support.

Specific patent prosecution responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: preparing documentation and electronically filing U.S. and PCT patent applications, Declarations, Assignments, Application Data Sheets, Responses to Office Action, and other standard patent prosecution documentation; preparing Information Disclosure Statements, including cross-referencing to extensive patent families; coordinating preparation of Formal Drawings with patent draftsman; proofreading issued patents and preparing Requests for Certificate of Correction; corresponding with foreign counsel; drafting reporting correspondence to clients; maintaining physical and electronic files; determining next steps for incoming correspondence, including setting up shell working documents; substantively reviewing and updating patent docket; shared responsibility with attorneys for ensuring all deadlines are met; and other related tasks and duties as requested.

General intellectual property legal assistant responsibilities include preparation of substantive communications under attorney direction, performing internet research and reporting results, and general secretarial duties.

The patent legal assistant will be aligned with specific attorneys, but Conley Rose fosters a team-oriented environment.  Must be a team player with a positive, professional attitude, have strong follow-up skills, strong attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience. Please submit resume in confidence, with “Patent Legal Assistant” in the subject line, to dallasresumes@dfw.conleyrose.com.

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Billing & Docketing Administrator/Entry Level - Dallas Office

The Dallas Office of Conley Rose, P.C. (located in Plano, at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollroad and the Sam Rayburn Tollroad) is currently seeking an entry level candidate to train to work in the billing and docketing groups as administrator. This role will provide specialized clerical support activities to attorneys in legal matters related to patent and trademark prosecution, in the areas of firm billing, docketing, reporting and maintaining files. Experience with legal accounting software is a plus. Experience with Word and Excel is desired. Some college level coursework is desired. Critical skills for success in this position include detail oriented, self-directed management of time and tasks, good communication, working as part of a team and independently.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience. Please submit resume in confidence to Recruiting Coordinator at dallasresumes@dfw.conleyrose.com.

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