If you are interested in joining our team, please email your cover letter and resume to recruiting@rennerotto.com.

 

Attorneys

We are always looking for self-motivated and intelligent individuals to join our team. As a full service intellectual property law firm, we seek individuals with engineering or scientific backgrounds. We prefer candidates who have majored in engineering, chemistry or physics, but individuals from other science and engineering disciplines may be qualified.

At Renner Otto, we believe that it is important for our attorneys succeed in both their personal and professional lives. We require only an annual minimum of 1680 billable hours, which allows our attorneys to enjoy activities outside of the office without the pressures of meeting high hourly billing standards. Because we offer a variety of services to our clients, our attorneys are able to focus their practices on the areas of intellectual property that they enjoy. Thus, whether you are interested in patent preparation and prosecution, trademark practice, intellectual property litigation or another area of intellectual property law, you will have ample opportunity at Renner Otto to tailor your practice around the areas that interest you.

 

Law Clerks

There is no better way to learn about the practice of law than from someone who already is in practice. We offer law clerks the opportunity to work one-on-one with attorneys at all levels of experience, from associates to senior partners.

We seek law students with engineering or scientific degrees (e.g., degrees in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, etc.) to assist associates and partners in their practice of law. Our clerks are typically ranked in the top quarter of their law school class or maintain a 3.30 GPA. Registration as a patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is also favored, but not required.

As a law clerk, you will be assigned to mentor attorney within your technical field.  You can expect exposure to a broad range of intellectual property issues. Typical projects include conducting legal research in prosecution and litigation matters, reviewing preliminary novelty searches, drafting amendments and responses to Patent Office Actions and drafting patent applications. You will have the opportunity to work with attorneys on trademark registrations and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trials and Appeals Board. Our clerks also have the opportunity to research various aspects of copyright law including both the registration and protection of our clients' copyrights.

Typically, our law clerks work full-time throughout the summer, which is 37.5 hours per week. It is preferred, though not required, that our law clerks be available for part-time employment throughout the academic year. Part-time schedules are flexible to accommodate law school curriculum.