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 Litigation and Prosecution Attorney

 

 

Our Austin office is currently seeking a Patent Litigation and Prosecution Attorney. Qualified candidates will have two to four years of hands-on patent litigation experience, including experience drafting motions and taking discovery. Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in either science or engineering, and should be admitted to or eligible to sit for the Patent Bar. A willingness to undertake (or experience in) trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, IPRs, and patent prosecution is preferred.

Please submit a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample in confidence, with “Patent Litigation Attorney” in the subject line, to Resume@conleyrose.com.

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Trademark Litigation and Prosecution Attorney

 

Our Austin office is currently seeking a Trademark Litigation and Prosecution Attorney. Qualified candidates will have two to four years of recent, hands on trademark experience, an undergraduate degree in science or engineering, and should be eligible to sit for the Patent Bar.  Patent and IPR (Inter Partes Review) experience is a plus.

Please submit resume in confidence, with “Trademark Attorney” in the subject line, to Resume@conleyrose.com.

 

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Experienced Patent Attorney/Patent Agent/Technical Advisor

 

We are currently seeking experienced professionals to assist with writing and prosecuting patent applications. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

 

  • Excellent English reading, writing, and verbal communication skills;
  • A professional attitude and superior work ethic;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and individually;
  • BS or higher degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, and 2-5 years of experience where the candidate’s primary responsibility was the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical or mechanical arts.

In responding to this post, the candidate must include writing samples that include two patent applications and two responses to office actions that were drafted by the candidate and are publicly available.

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

Positions are available in Houston and in the DFW Metroplex.  Come join us in Texas where the winters are mild, the cost of living is affordable, and where there are no state income taxes!

Please submit resume, transcript, and technical writing samples in confidence to dallasresumes@dfw.conleyrose.com.

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