Thomas | Horstemeyer is a premier IP law firm that serves clients all over the world.  We develop our clients’ IP portfolios and assist them with enforcing their IP rights in a collegial, fast-paced environment.  We are always seeking qualified candidates to join our team.

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Current Openings

Patent Attorney or Patent Agent with Doctorate in Chemistry

Thomas | Horstemeyer has an immediate opening for a Patent Attorney or a Patent Agent with a Doctorate in Chemistry specializing in medicinal chemistry, materials science, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and/or textile chemistry.  The ideal candidate will have 3 or more years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution, although all levels of experience may be considered.  Research and development experience in a corporate environment or a post doctorate setting in the above technology areas is a plus.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have strong communication and writing skills.  If you wish to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to

Experienced Patent Attorneys

Thomas | Horstemeyer is always seeking experienced patent attorneys with patent prosecution and/or litigation experience to serve our clients’ growing needs. If you wish to be considered to join our growing and dynamic team, please send your resume and cover letter to

Foreign Paralegal

Thomas | Horstemeyer is currently seeking a foreign paralegal that is familiar with foreign associates and foreign laws in various jurisdictions. This individual would have experience contacting associates in foreign countries to file patent/ trademark applications, assist attorneys and provide instructions to the foreign associates, and other related tasks. If you wish to be considered for this position, please send your resume to

Summer Associate Program

Thomas | Horstemeyer is currently accepting resumes for our summer 2020 program. The summer program at Thomas | Horstemeyer involves significant training including a structured seminar program coupled with close mentorship working on various client matters. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Chemistry, but we are willing to consider all disciplines. If you wish to be considered for a summer position at Thomas | Horstemeyer, please send your resume and cover letter to

Search Firms

Thomas | Horstemeyer does not desire resumes from search firms with which we do not have a signed search agreement.  The firm will not pay placement or referral fees without a signed agreement in place.  We request that search firms not send unsolicited information about any potential candidate. Any search firm that disregards this instruction should not expect to be paid a fee for any placement that results from providing the unsolicited information or a placement of a potential candidate that occurs independent of receiving the unsolicited information. 


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Legal Assistant

Thomas | Horstemeyer is seeking an experienced legal assistant. This position will be responsible for assisting attorneys and other IP professionals with the preparation, prosecution and maintenance of US patents and trademarks, and providing general intellectual property support for our clients. If you wish to be considered for this position, please send your resume to

Detailed Job Description:

  • Assist in filing of US patent applications and responses, including preparation of required filing documents

  • Support attorneys with development and management of IP portfolio

  • Prepare “shell” response documents for attorneys to complete

  • Draft detailed reporting letters to clients regarding status of applications and patents

  • Maintain electronic and hard copy files for various prosecution matters
  • Ensure emails, letters and documents are properly stored in the firm’s document management systems
  • Monitor docket for assigned matters and communicate with appropriate attorneys and team members to ensure deadlines are met

  • Prepare and maintain spreadsheets of clients’ intellectual property portfolios

  • Provide back-up support to team and department for coverage and assistance as needed


Skills Required:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience as a legal assistant in a law firm.

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Willingness to be a team player

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing system, Adobe, file management software, docketing software (e.g., CPI/CPA), and other technology


Salary is commensurate with experience