Patent Agent or Patent Counsel

| Greater Boston Area

Rapid7 is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 7,400 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our disruptive technology and incredible company culture.

Rapid7 is looking for a curious and talented junior Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to help us protect and manage our growing cybersecurity-related patent portfolio. This is a great opportunity to learn about how intellectual property is developed and protected at a cutting-edge public technology company, and to grow any existing patent prosecution skills and/or interest you may have. You’ll work on the most exciting intellectual property issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative legal guidance. Rapid7’s legal team is a diverse and fun-loving group of in-house lawyers, and the patent applications you’ill work on will challenge you to think big and differently. 

Rapid7’s legal department lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative technology demands creative and practical patent protection. By working at the crossroads of law and technology, you will help build innovative and important products for enterprises around the world from our amazing headquarters in Boston, MA. 

In this role you will:

  • Learn about patent prosecution and portfolio management/development in the cybersecurity industry from seasoned patent lawyer(s). 

  • Have a ground-level opportunity to build your patent prosecution skills.

  • Take effective invention disclosure meetings from our gifted engineers.

  • Draft creative and high-quality patent applications.

  • Respond to office actions and interview examiners. 

  • Undertake USPTO-related formalities (assignments, declarations, etc.).

  • Proactively participate in the company's patent strategy. 

In return you will bring:

  • 6 months - 2 years of patent-related work experience or exposure.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, JD optional. No other undergraduate majors will be considered.

  • Registration to practice before the USPTO (or eligibility to sit for the Patent Bar). 

  • Knowledge of PAIR and patent docketing.

  • Interest in drafting or learning how to draft patent applications for technologies including networking, databases, data storage, cybersecurity, and machine learning.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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Location

Rapid7 is conveniently located between the North End and West End of Boston, with plenty of restaurants, bars and public transport close by.

What are Rapid7 Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Once a year, Rapid7 offices across the globe close for the day so employees can volunteer.
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Stocked Kitchen
Rapid7 has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored sparkling water you can handle.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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