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Lateral Attorneys/Patent Agents

When you join Coats + Bennett as a patent attorney, you will receive complete autonomy within your practice area. We offer you the opportunity to work in a comfortable environment that promises low overhead and pleasant working conditions.

Our team emphasizes community involvement as much as quality legal representation and advice for our clients. We are always in search of patent attorneys/agents who will contribute their expertise and knowledge toward continuing to make our firm a leader in intellectual property law.

Positions Available:

Coats + Bennett has an immediate need to hire an experienced Patent Attorney with a background in electrical engineering.  Individuals should have the following qualifications:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering with strong academic credentials
  • 2-4 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience
  • Good skills in drafting patent applications and preparing responses to Office Actions with little instruction
  • Experience with wireless communications
  • Experience with the following technologies is highly desired:  CDMA, TDMA, OFDM (4G) used in LTE and Wi-Fi / WiMax networks and Spread Spectrum (Bluetooth)
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO
  • For attorneys, JD required and admission to the N.C. bar is a plus 



Coats + Bennett has an immediate need to hire an experienced Patent Attorney with a background in biotechnology/pharmaceuticals.  Individuals should have the following qualifications:

  • Strong background in biotechnology/pharmaceuticals
  • 4+ years of experience in patent application drafting and patent prosecution
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Must have a portable book of business
  • FDA regulatory, transactional, healthcare industry experience a plus
  • Experience with filing ANDA or section 505(b)(2) drug applications and preparing related opinions a plus


Located in one of the top technology hubs in the country, the Research Triangle area of North Carolina offers a beautiful place to live and work.  Discover a rewarding career with professionals who are committed to quality and excellence in their work in a collegial environment.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .