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

Experienced Patent Attorney, Patent Agent or Technical Advisor/Patent Engineer

 

Conley Rose, P.C. is currently seeking an experienced patent attorney, patent agent, or technical advisor/patent engineer to assist in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a friendly and collegial environment. The ideal candidate will have a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in electrical engineering and will have at least one year of experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical arts. 

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience. Insurance benefits and a 401(k) plan with matching are also included. Working arrangements are highly flexible in terms of location and hours. A part-time partnership track is available to qualified attorneys.

 

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

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Experienced Patent Legal Assistant

 

The Plano 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 required, including 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. Anaqua experience a plus.

 

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

 

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Entry Level IP Legal Assistant

 

The Dallas Office of Conley Rose, P.C., a boutique IP law firm located in Plano, is currently seeking an individual to provide support to an intellectual property attorney and team. This full time, entry level legal assistant position will train under and report to the team’s lead IP legal assistant.  General office experience is desired, including familiarity with Microsoft Office applications (Word/Excel) and Adobe Acrobat.  General duties for the position will include entering data into forms and related firm databases, processing mail, scanning documents, filing, proofing documents, etc.  Candidates should have good organization skills and be detail-oriented and self-directed.  Conley Rose fosters a team-oriented environment, and employees are expected to be team players with positive and professional attitudes and have excellent communication skills.

 

Please submit resume in confidence, with “Entry Level Legal Assistant” in the subject line, to resumes@conleyrose.com.

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Docketing Administrator

 

Conley Rose, P.C. is an intellectual property law firm with offices in Dallas and Houston. We are currently seeking a docketing administrator. Candidates should have at least two (2) years of recent experience in a legal office environment. IP law firm experience is a plus. Candidates with an IP legal administrative background who would be interested in a docketing role are encouraged to apply. This role will provide specialized support to attorneys related to patent and trademark prosecution. Docketing duties include tracking legal deadlines, reporting, and maintaining files. Working knowledge of database software and/or experience with Anaqua or other IP docketing software is preferred. The ideal candidate should have good organization skills and be detail oriented. Good communication skills and a proactive approach are a must.

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with work experience.

 

Please submit resume in confidence, with “Docketing Administrator” in the subject line, to resumes@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, MS or Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, and at least 2 years of experience where the candidate’s primary responsibility was the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. 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 the DFW Metroplex. A relocation package is available for exceptional candidates. 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 resumes@conleyrose.com.

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