EFF is seeking an intellectual property staff attorney for its legal team, based in the Bay Area. Responsibilities will include litigation, public speaking, media outreach, plus legislative and regulatory advocacy, all in connection with a variety of intellectual property and high technology matters.
Qualified candidates should have at least four years of experience with litigation in at least one substantive area of IP law (patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret) and a solid knowledge of the litigation process. Candidates should also have significant experience managing cases, both in terms of overall case strategy as well as day-to-day projects and deadlines. Candidates should have good communication skills and interest in working with a team of highly motivated lawyers and activists in a hard-working nonprofit environment. Strong writing and analytical skills as well as the ability to be self-motivated and focused are essential. Tech savviness and familiarity with Internet civil liberties and high tech public interest issues preferred.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, writing sample, and references to email@example.com.
- Salary range = $60-70k depending on experience
- Health, dental, and vision benefits
(Plus, you get to work with some really great people.)
Before all you wanna-be lawyers start falling all over yourselves applying for this job, I should point out that $60 to $70k in the San Francisco area amounts to a lower quality of life than an assistant district attorney in Miami (assuming a starting salary $35k)!
It’s a worthy cause to work for, but ya won’t get rich!