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Current Openings: Attorneys

We appreciate your interest in working with Fitch Even. We have an immediate need for a highly skilled Patent Agent to fill the position described below. In addition, we are always interested in hearing from lateral attorneys with a portable book of business. 

We are seeking an agent with two or more years of experience in the technological fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or physics to join a team of attorneys working predominantly for high-volume clients. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent academics in the above-mentioned disciplines
  • Admitted to practice before the USPTO
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Conducting inventor interviews
    • Drafting patent applications
    • Drafting responses to office actions and appeal-related papers
    • Conducting examiner interviews
    • Interfacing with in-house counsel
    • Additional prosecution procedures (e.g., after final practice, pre-appeal brief review)
  • Experience in these additional areas is particularly beneficial but not required:
    • Preparing patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions
    • Working with foreign law firms for prosecution of foreign applications
    • Post-grant proceedings (e.g., inter partes review, reexamination, reissue
This position will be based in our Chicago office.

For consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume, technical writing sample, and law school and undergraduate transcripts to Altinase Thomas, HR Director, at, indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. We prefer direct inquiries from employment candidates.

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity hiring practices. All candidates receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. All applications will be treated confidentially.

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