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Current Openings: Staff

We appreciate your interest in working with Fitch Even. We have an immediate need for a Patent Prosecution Paralegal to fill the position described below. We are looking to expand our team with talented and experienced paralegal professionals preferably with 5+ years of patent prosecution experience including managing foreign clients and a demonstrated ability to work independently within a team oriented environment. 

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Supporting attorneys’ patent prosecution practices
  • Primarily focused on managing foreign clients and their inbound U.S. patent work
  • Monitoring docketing activity for new and existing matters
  • Preparing client reporting, billing and other communications
  • Ensuring all deadlines are timely met
  • Preparation and filing of forms and documents for U.S. and PCT applications
  • Coordination of other prosecution formalities
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record
  • Experience with EFS/PAIR/Patent Center
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 applications
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • A self-starter with strong research and analytical skills

This position will be based in our Chicago office. At this time, employees are required to be in the office two days per week.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Altinase Thomas, HR Director, at and indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Fitch Even prefers direct inquiries from 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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