- Life/Work Balance – work where you want, when you want, and how much you want
- Ample, Steady Work- preparation and prosecution work from a mix of leading electrical and mechanical technology companies
- Diversity & Inclusion Focused Firm – leaders in D&I initiatives in the patent field, including the Harrity Academy, Harrity for Parity Women’s Workshop, and Minority Firm Incubator Programs
- Excellent Compensation Package- production-based, and includes comprehensive benefits
- Exceptional Opportunities – advance your career and gain experience in various areas, including business development and client management, and client counseling, as all clients are firm clients
- Positive, Innovative, Inclusive Firm Culture – opportunities to work with cutting edge technology, a collaborative & family-friendly work environment, and a dedicated support team
Our team loves working at Harrity because of the culture. A few things that we do differently include:
- Our work environment is casual.
- We balance work and our personal lives.
- Our environment fosters collaboration, creativity, and growth.
- We hold book clubs, webinars, and morning meet ups.
- We are continuously learning.
- We always have a positive attitude.
We are committed to equal opportunity hiring practices. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP FOR BLACK WOMEN IN STEM
Patent Pathways™ is a Diversity & Inclusion Program dedicated to increasing numbers of registered African-American/Black women patent attorneys and agents through free, virtual education, practical exercises, and financial support. The goal is to provide each participant with the tools to take and pass the patent bar and begin their pathway into a career in patent law.
All patent bar expenses will be paid for each participant, and classes will occur in evenings to accommodate existing work and study schedules, made possible by the generosity of our program partners and sponsors.
Patent Pathways™ includes:
- Guest Speakers
- Patent Law Introductory Training
- Patent Preparation Skills Training
- Patent Prosecution Skills Training
- Writing Skills Training by Writing Expert, Julie Seitz
- Resume and Interview Preparation Workshops
- Patent Bar Preparation Courses from PLI
- Paid Patent Bar Exam and Registration
- Career Mentoring & Job Matching
- Patent Attorney Q&As
- Networking Opportunities
The application window for the 2023-2024 programs are now open!
- You have a technical degree in Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields from an accredited college or university;
- You reside in the U.S. and are eligible to sit for the U.S. Patent Bar but are not yet registered (see USPTO Eligibility Requirements here);
- You are an African-American/Black woman
The Harrity Academy™
FREE VIRTUAL PATENT COURSES
The Harrity Academy™ is a free program which introduces diverse participants to the field of patent law, provides exclusive training, practice materials, and mentorship, and teaches how to effectively and efficiently draft and prosecute high-quality patent applications. The goal of this program is to help increase the number of diverse candidates entering the patent field while enhancing the quality of their overall practice.
The Harrity Academy™ is comprised of three courses: Patent Basics, Patent Drafting, and Patent Prosecution. Courses will be broken into regularly scheduled online classes and include practice assignments, speakers, and one-on-one mentorship throughout the course duration.
- You have or are obtaining a technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields from an accredited college or university;
- You are able and willing to commit to every scheduled class in the selected course;
- You are female and/or considered a minority in the legal field, pursuant to the Vault and Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Guidelines [African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Alaska Native/American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, Openly LGBTQ, U.S. Veteran, and/or Individual with Disabilities]
- You reside in the U.S. and are registered or eligible to register for the USPTO patent bar