Associate Attorney, Patent Litigation

Remote (USA) - Full-time

An innovative boutique law firm is looking for a mid-senior IP Litigation Associate (3-8 years of experience) to work within the IP Litigation team.

Our Firm:

Sterlington was founded by a former BigLaw partner to provide high-quality legal services while working 100% remotely. Our clients include private equity and other investment funds, multi-billion-dollar family offices, public and private companies, investment banks, high-net worth individuals, and startups.

The Role:

Our IP litigation team requires a mid-senior attorney (possessing 3-8 years of experience) with patent litigation experience to join our practice specializing in representing life sciences companies. The ideal candidate will possess an academic background in chemistry as well as attorney experience from an AmLaw firm working with pharmaceutical/biotech clients on patent litigation cases on the branded side, particularly Hatch-Waxman cases. This opportunity would suit ambitious AmLaw attorneys looking for more first-hand experience of working directly with ex-BigLaw Partners, in an entrepreneurial, 100% remote environment.


  • An integrated member of patent litigation teams, collaborating with Partners.
  • Working with team to handle patent litigation cases in federal court.
  • Knowledge of Hatch-Waxman litigation.
  • Manage and assist in all aspects of patent litigation cases, including legal research; drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery requests; taking and defending depositions; arguing discovery disputes; and participating in trial preparation.
  • Conduct in-depth legal research and analysis on various patent law issues, including patent validity, infringement, and other related matters.

Qualifications and attributes:

  • 3-8 years of experience as a patent litigator.
  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • A degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry (or related field).
  • Experience in Hatch-Waxman litigation preferred.
  • Admitted to a US state bar.
  • Worked for an AmLaw 200 firm.
  • Experience as clerk / intern at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit / district court would be advantageous.
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Self-motivated and able to work independently.

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Sterlington is a 100% international virtual law firm.

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