Junior Level Associate

IP Litigation

Palo Alto

Skadden's IP Litigation team in Palo Alto is seeking an outstanding junior associate who has a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for intellectual property litigation, science, and technology. A technical or scientific background is helpful, but not required.

This is a unique opportunity to join a premier Bay Area IP litigation practice. Our attorneys handle virtually every type of intellectual property litigation matter, including those involving patent, copyright, trade secret, and/or trademark issues. In addition to litigation, we also provide intellectual property expertise in conjunction with mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, financings, and other transactions. Beyond an understanding of intellectual property matters and the science and technology underlying them, our attorneys understand the business models used by our clients to maximize the value of these technologies, and we seek to create or add value to their intellectual property and technology portfolios.

Associates who join Skadden laterally participate in an enhanced mentor program, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions. 

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model, which currently consists of working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the office and living proximate to the office, underscores Skadden's long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity. We also have an extensive pro bono program that allows attorneys to devote, and receive credit for, time for myriad causes that spark their interests and matches those interests with the legal needs in the community. 

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