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Associate Attorney - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (posted 11/28/2022)

Patent Attorney/Agent - Sand, Sebolt & Wernow Co., LPA (posted 11/14/2022)

Intellectual Property Docketing Specialist - Curatolo Sidoti & Trillis, Co. LPA (posted 11/11/2022)

IP Counsel - Lubrizol Corporation (posted 10/19/2022)

Patent Attorney/Agent - Walters & Wasylyna (posted 10/5/2022)

Patent Prosecution Associate - Electrical Engineering / Computer Science - Renner Otto (posted 8/30/2022)

Trademark Attorney - Associate - Benesch (posted 8/25/2022)

Legal Specialist - Intellectual Property - Parker (posted 8/8/2022)

Intellectual Property Operations Specialist - Renner Otto (posted 7/26/2022)

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent - Wentsler LLC (posted 7/5/2022)

Associate Attorney - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (Cleveland, OH)

Calfee is seeking an associate attorney with 2-5 years of experience to join our firm’s Intellectual Property Group in any of our Ohio offices.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, patent preparation and prosecution, patent licensing, performing patentability and clearance opinions, portfolio management, and conducting due diligence.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate superior analytical, oral and written communication skills and thrive in a team environment.

Requirements include an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry or related field, a J.D. from an accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, and licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and transcripts to Kate Davis at  Learn more about the firm and our Intellectual Property Group at

Patent Attorney/Agent - Sand, Sebolt & Wernow Co., LPA (Canton, OH)

Are you looking to work in a collegial environment with flexibility to work remotely?  Are you looking to highlight the skills you have and have the opportunity to expand those skills?  Are you looking for a law firm in which management cares about you, your career and your family?  Are you looking to work in a firm that recognizes your talents?  Sand, Sebolt & Wernow Co., LPA, an intellectual property law firm located in Canton, Ohio is seeking a patent attorney/agent to join our firm.  Candidate should possess 3-7 years’ experience in patent drafting and prosecution.  All technical degrees will be considered, however the firm's preference would be electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer science.  Salary is commensurate with experience and the regional environment.

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to and

Intellectual Property Docketing Specialist - Curatolo Sidoti & Trillis, Co. LPA
(Westlake, OH)

Curatolo Sidoti & Trillis, Co. LPA is seeking a detail-oriented and highly motivated Intellectual Property Docketing Specialist to be based in our Westlake, Ohio office on a part-time basis.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include managing and maintaining the firm’s docket using a dedicated IP docketing platform; processing all incoming and completed domestic and foreign IP matter due dates; create new matter records in docketing platform; ongoing monitoring of all due dates for legal matters; generating docketing reports for attorneys; collaborating with attorneys and other administrative staff regarding the docketing and other work-flow matters.

Skills & Experience: Strong computer skills are essential for this position.  The successful candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively as a team with other staff and attorneys.  Strong database skills are required.  Microsoft Office 365 software suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point).  Prior docket management experience at a law firm and familiarity with intellectual property (patents and trademarks) matters is desirable, but not required.

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to

IP Counsel - Lubrizol Corporation (Wickliffe, OH)

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

The Lubrizol Corporation (Lubrizol) has an opening for an Intellectual Property Counsel to support Lubrizol’s global business.  This role would be based at our Global Headquarters, in Wickliffe, Ohio, following Lubrizol’s hybrid working model.

What you will do:This role will provide in-house counseling to business managers and technical personnel on all intellectual property-related matters, including:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the US and worldwide.
  • Conducting and preparing freedom-to-practice studies, analyses and opinions regarding third party intellectual property rights.
  • Drafting, negotiating and managing IP agreements including non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, university agreements, consultant agreements, trademark agreements, and licenses.
  • Participating in due diligence regarding M&A.
  • Preparing and prosecuting trademark applications in the US and worldwide.
  • Providing effective guidance with regard to IP risks and strategies.
  • Conducting competitive analyses of IP landscapes.
  • Providing intellectual property compliance training.
  • Communicating with and managing outside US and foreign attorneys.
  • Providing other assistance and support to the Technology, Business and Legal departments as required.

What you need:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree Chemistry or Chemical Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 5 years of experience practicing Intellectual Property law in the Chemical and/or Life Science arts in a corporate law department or at a law firm (law firm experience preferred).
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Member in good standing with a State Bar.
  • Solid work ethic and commitment to job completion.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work as part of a team providing timely, clear and concise legal advice in order to accomplish the business objectives of the corporation.
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects.
  • Approximately 15 % travel.

What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plan
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

Learn more at

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


Patent Attorney/Agent - Walters & Wasylyna (Cleveland, OH)

Walters & Wasylyna is seeking a patent attorney/agent to join its growing patent preparation and prosecution practice.  The candidate must be a USPTO-registered patent attorney/agent (or eligible for such registration) and must have a strong technical background.  Preferred are candidates with engineering degrees.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and salary history/expectation to:

Victor J. Wasylyna
Walters & Wasylyna LLC
8193 Avery Road, Suite 101
Cleveland, Ohio 44147

Walters & Wasylyna is a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property matters.  The firm is highly active in patent preparation and prosecution, both in the United States and around the world.  Please visit for more information about the firm.

Patent Prosecution Associate - Electrical Engineering / Computer Science - Renner Otto (Cleveland, OH)

Renner Otto, a growing intellectual property (IP) law firm located in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, is looking for a Patent Prosecution Associate.  Renner Otto is committed to a world class work environment with very competitive compensation for outstanding work.

  • Description: Responsibilities include all aspects of patent practice including preparation and prosecution of patent applications and patent opinion work.  This is a partnership track position.
  • Qualifications: Successful candidates must have excellent academic credentials with a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.  Work experience in engineering also a plus.  Admission to the Patent Bar and JD from an ABA-approved law school is required.  Ohio state bar member is preferred but not required.  The ideal candidate will have between 2 and 5 years of patent drafting and prosecution experience in electrical and computer technology.
  • Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience and may include salary or percentage of billings in addition to comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, 401(k) and many other excellent benefits.

Please send resumes in confidence to

Trademark Attorney - Associate - Benesch (Multiple Locations or Remote)

More about the position.

We are seeking an experienced Trademark Attorney with 5-7 years of experience to join our Intellectual Property Group.  Must be able to independently handle trademark clearance searches/opinions, prosecute trademark applications,
and manage domestic and international trademark portfolios, post-registration maintenance, enforcement matters, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  We are looking for someone on a PART-TIME- or FULL-TIME basis.  We will also consider a 100% remote candidate if you are not located near one of our offices.

Who we are.

Benesch is an AmLaw 200 business law firm and limited liability partnership with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hackensack, San Francisco, Shanghai and Wilmington.  The firm is known for providing highly sophisticated legal services to national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies, as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations.

Benesch is dedicated to building a deep understanding of our clients, their businesses, and their industries.  We develop client-focused teams to ensure first class legal service, view business issues from our clients’ perspective and assist in discovering the best legal services to address our clients’ needs, drawing upon the strengths of diverse, knowledgeable, and experienced lawyers.  The firm services national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, trusts, and estates.


  • Candidates must have a J.D., be admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction in the United States and have no less than five (5) years of relevant practice experience
  • Prior experience in Trademark Prosecution and management of domestic and international trademark portfolios


To be considered, please send your resume to Kendra Abercrombie at

Legal Specialist - Intellectual Property - Parker (Mayfield Heights, OH)

Parker is seeking a Legal Specialist having intellectual property experience in its legal department located at its corporate headquarters in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.  The position includes providing administrative support to a number of Parker attorneys, including four (4) Intellectual Property attorneys.  Candidates must have experience in performing and managing intellectual property related activities including the procurement of US and foreign patent applications, communication with supporting counsel, managing dockets, etc.

In addition to supporting the IP related activities, other administrative support will include file management, preparing and filing expense reports, preparing travel arrangements, and incoming billing administration.  Experience with electronic docketing and matter management required, and familiarity with Memotech and Tymetrix T360 a plus.
This is currently a hybrid position and allows two days of remote working.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience in patent and intellectual property law.  This position requires a person familiar with intellectual property language and procedures, particularly those relating to patents and USPTO regulations; extensive experience in the preparation of legal documents required for patent filings; maintaining legal dockets; and excellent computer skills (particularly Word and Excel).  This position requires strong follow-up skills, prioritization skills for meeting statutory deadlines and handling a diverse workload; a strong attention to detail and adherence to exacting professional standards; strong organizational skills; the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time; excellent interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization and outside counsel and staff in a positive and professional manner.  The individual must be proactive in identifying key actions and communicating on a regular basis with each assigned attorney or paralegal to ensure that all required actions are taken on a timely basis to protect the company's legal rights.

With annual sales exceeding $15 billion, Parker-Hannifin Corporation is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems.  Parker provides precision engineering solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets.  The company employs more than 55,000 worldwide in 50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

If interested, go to Parker’s career website at URL: to apply.

Intellectual Property Operations Specialist - Renner Otto (Cleveland, OH)

Position Description

Renner Otto, an intellectual property (IP) law firm located in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, is seeking an Intellectual Property Operations Specialist (role previously known as Legal Assistant) who will be responsible for assisting with processes relating to patent prosecution.  IP Ops Specialists will be expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing outstanding value-added service to clients and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Renner Otto is committed to “Advancing Innovation” because we believe that a great idea can change the world.  Our highly skilled and professionally recognized attorneys have focused on protecting those ideas since 1880.

Essential Functions and Duties

The IP Ops Specialist position supports attorneys in the overall operations of the firm.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • Performs daily maintenance and overall operation of patent prosecution for assigned attorneys
  • Drafts documents and letters using proper templates
  • Manages legal documentation and correspondence in strict confidence
  • Integrates new files and records in the client/matter database
  • Processes incoming mail/emails/faxes from clients, foreign associates, and intergovernmental agencies worldwide
  • Implements and improves upon administrative processes for more efficient workflow
  • Participates in team meetings with a focus on problem solving and contributing new ideas

Required Skills

  • Communication - Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing
  • Computer/Technical - Expertise in MS Office products, docketing systems, firm management/e-billing software, etc.  Technology savvy with a preference for working digitally
  • Organization/Planning - Must be able to create schedules, manage multiple priorities and accurately track extensive details
  • Legal Knowledge - Knowledge of a variety of legal documentation.  Knowledge of patents, trademarks, and intellectual property strongly preferred

Critical Competencies

  • Detail Oriented – Shows a high level of care for the quality of the work and the accuracy of detailed information
  • Flexible – Able to manage multiple priorities and respond quickly/positively to shifting demands and opportunities; ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks
  • Learning Agile – Proactively learns new skills, willing/able to learn new technologies, open to feedback and willing to take direction
  • Team Oriented – Prefers working in a team environment.  Establishes and maintains good working relationships.  Willing to help others and share knowledge and expertise
  • Professional – Communicates and behaves in a way that reflects positively on the firm and creates a great client experience
  • Demonstrates discretion – Can be trusted to handle confidential information discreetly
  • Problem Solving – Takes initiative to find ways to do things more simply and effectively
  • Critical Thinker – Has the ability to analyze a situation and determine priority level, identify problems requiring attention, and suggest solutions

Basic Qualifications

  • 1-2 years prior experience (or equivalent formal education) in a legal administrator/paralegal position or other position requiring complex, high-volume work that requires the ability to maintain information with accuracy and reliability
  • High School Diploma required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using software technology including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and IP docketing software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certification preferred, or
  • 3+ years of experience in the field of intellectual property with a law firm and/or in-house counsel as an assistant or paralegal

Contact Information

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent - Wentsler LLC (Mentor, OH)

Wentsler, located in Mentor, Ohio, is seeking a patent attorney or a patent agent with 0-5 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Ideal candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a degree in biomedical or mechanical engineering.  Responsibilities will include patent preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, and other patent projects.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume in confidence to

    The qualified candidate will be a registered Patent Attorney and a member of at least one state bar, with strong technical and legal credentials and an ability to perform technical and legal writing projects efficiently and effectively.  Technical degree or industry experience in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science is preferred.  Relevant industry experience is a plus.

    Curatolo Sidoti offers a collegial, professional, relaxed, supportive office environment, with comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health, life and disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan with matching contribution.  Compensation package is competitive with Cleveland area IP firms and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The firm is located in Cleveland’s western suburb of Westlake, in the King James business campus.

    Qualified candidates may submit a resume, writing sample and salary history in confidence to:

    Vincent A. Cortese, Partner

    No third-party inquiries accepted.

    Curatolo Sidoti Co., LPA

    24500 Center Ridge Road, Suite 280

    Cleveland, Ohio 441

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