Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is Seeking an Experienced Patent Prosecution Attorney

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman (HFZ), the patent prosecution and consulting law firm located in downtown Chicago, is looking for patent attorneys to join its team. This is a full-time, permanent position located in Chicago, IL, or remote.

HFZ ranked 2nd among Chicago headquartered law firms in 2021 domestic patent issuances. HFZ represents clients in a wide variety of areas including electronics, software, Internet, e-commerce, artificial intelligence, automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and consumer goods.

Duties Include:

  • Application drafting
  • Office Action Response drafting
  • Patent Portfolio Management
  • Client Interaction
  • Opinions
  • Consultations
  • Briefs
  • Development of legal strategy as it pertains to patent prosecution


  • 1 or more years of patent prosecution experience.
  • Excellent academic credentials in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates are asked to Apply Online with their resume, law, and engineering transcripts, cover letter, and – if available – a writing sample of a published patent or office action response.

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Benefits of working with HFZ:

  • Strong mentorship program in a team-focused environment.
  • Open-door Policy allowing easy access to senior attorneys for feedback, training, and career development opportunities.
  • Exposure to a wide variety of technologies and clients, including Fortune 500 companies.
  • In office, fully remote, and/or hybrid work available for qualified candidates.
  • Competitive compensation, 401K plan, and strong benefits package.

Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is committed to diversity as a core value of the firm. HFZ is an Equal Opportunity/ M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.

About Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC:

HFZ is a two-decade-old patent firm that specializes in delivering top-quality patent prosecution and counseling services to numerous Fortune 500 companies and global technology leaders. With our team of excellent patent attorneys and dedicated professional staff, we deliver exceptional patent prosecution and portfolio management services to our diverse clientele. We thrive in an inclusive environment that provides ongoing mentorship for the career development of our team members. We offer a dynamic team-focused work environment, excellent work/life balance, an Open Door Policy allowing easy access to Senior Attorneys and Managing Partners and a competitive benefits package.


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