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

Our Houston office is currently seeking a Patent Attorney, Patent Agent, or Technical Advisor/Patent Engineer with a background in electrical or computer engineering to prepare and prosecute patent applications covering emerging technologies.

Candidates should have a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.  in electrical and/or computer engineering.  Experience with patent application preparation and prosecution is preferred but not required. Attorney candidates should preferably be licensed in Texas.

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

The firm’s Houston office is in the process of re-locating to the Energy Corridor at the intersection of Katy Freeway and Eldridge Road.

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

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Patent Attorney/Patent Agent - Houston Office

Conley Rose, P.C. is a leading intellectual property law firm with fifty professionals and offices in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. Our Houston office is currently seeking an experienced patent attorney or patent agent with a Mechanical Engineering background.

The candidate should have at least a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and have 2-5 years of experience where the candidate’s primary responsibility was the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical arts.  Oilfield experience is preferred.

 

The candidate should preferably be registered with the U.S. Patent Office.  Experience with foreign prosecution, preparing written opinions for patents, client counseling and related transactional work is desirable.

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

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

Please submit resume in confidence, with “Patent Attorney Posting” in subject line, to resume@conleyrose.com.

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Engineering Technical Advisor - Dallas Office

The Dallas office of Conley Rose, P.C. is currently seeking individuals with a technical degree, preferably in mechanical or chemical engineering, to assist with writing patent applications.

The Technical Advisor will be responsible for preparing patent applications under patent attorney supervision, including: interviewing inventors, analyzing technical aspects of inventions, drafting technical descriptions of inventions, working with draftsman to develop effective drawing figures illustrating inventions, revising patent applications based on client and/or supervising attorney feedback, and generally becoming familiar with our clients’ technologies.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent English reading, writing, and verbal communication skills;
  • BS or higher degree in engineering;
  • Ability to understand inventions involving both mechanical and chemical technology;
  • A professional attitude and superior work ethic;
  • Ability to quickly learn and retain both technical information and legal instruction;
  • Ability to flesh-out technical concepts;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

This position is based in the DFW Metroplex.

Please submit resume, transcript, and technical writing samples in confidence 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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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) and a profit sharing plan also are included.

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

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