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Cognition IP is currently hiring Patent Attorneys, Patent Agents, and Software Engineers! Come be a part of an exciting startup that is changing how law firms operate. We are growing fast and are looking for adventure seekers who share our vision of using technology to make the practice of law more efficient and of higher quality. Our mission is to revolutionize the delivery of legal services and modernize this industry that has not changed in hundreds of years.

Our venture-backed company includes two components, a law firm and an affiliated technology company. The law firm provides patent legal services to startup companies at fixed-fee rates. The technology company focuses on developing and implementing software and artificial intelligence tools to increase the efficiency of our attorneys and agents, letting them concentrate on the important and skilled parts of IP work.

As a startup, we are fundamentally different than the average law firm, and don’t have a traditional hierarchical partnership structure. Every one of our employees is valued for the work that they do. All of our agents and attorneys have the opportunity to work closely with our developers to create tools that will help them in their everyday tasks.

If this sounds exciting to you, we'd love to talk!

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent 1+ years experience

Description: You will have the opportunity to take on partner-level responsibilities at our fast-growing firm - from being introduced to clients and managing the client relationships to taking ownership of matters from end-to-end. Tasks will include talking to inventors and clients, drafting patent applications, performing patent searches, drafting opinions, and responding to office actions. You will perform substantive and critical work and have many learning opportunities to rapidly upskill.

We care about performing the best quality work, and you will receive training from us in the most cutting-edge legal techniques in patent law, the latest technologies (like AI and the latest developments in biotech), and business development. Our clients are primarily startups, and you will have the opportunity to work with and develop a relationship with exciting new, early-stage companies that are at the forefront of technology. There are no billable hours because we care about the quality of the work product, not how long it took to create it.

You will also work with the latest technological tools that make legal practice easier and less repetitive for lawyers, and you will have the opportunity to provide input to our development team on tools they can build to make your legal practice easier.

Key Result Areas:
  1. Perform quality legal work in drafting patent applications, responding to office actions, searching, and drafting opinions
  2. Manage client relationships professionally and confidently
  3. Develop workflow/process improvements with our software developers to further reduce attorney/agent workload

Reporting to: CEO, Managing Partner


  • Required Education (Lawyer): J.D., Bachelor’s in a STEM discipline
  • Required Education (Agent): Bachelor's in a STEM discipline
  • Technology areas (any of): computer software, chemistry, biology, biotech
  • Location: San Francisco, CA, Remote, Anywhere in the US

Compensation: Commensurate with experience (Base + Bonus + Equity) When applying, please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Law School (if applicable) and other college transcripts
  • Writing sample (e.g. a patent application authored by you)
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Full Stack Engineer 3+ years experience

Html, Css, Angular 4, Javascript, Node.js, MongoDB, Bootstrap

About the team: We are building our team from the ground up. As an early stage startup, our developers will be building everything from internal workflow tools to client facing portals to machine learning pipelines. Our developers work closely with our legal services team, listening to their requirements and architecting custom solutions that make everyone more productive.

Responsibilities: Our current needs are for an experienced full stack developer who can deliver quality code and manage all the parts of the product development cycle from specification writing to unit testing. Our developers need to be flexible and ambitious. Ideally, our developers are not afraid to take on devops roles when necessary and are comfortable with system administration tasks. Primarily, however, our developers will be writing code. Our company has a wide array of software needs built on a variety of technology stacks.

Key Result Areas:

  1. Execute full software development life cycle
  2. Write clear, maintainable, testable, and secure code
  3. Document design and algorithms
  4. Communicate with legal team to develop workflow/process improvements

Reporting to: CTO


  • Software Engineering/Developer Experience: 3+ years
  • Experience in Front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, etc)
  • Experience in Back-end development (JavaScript, python, PHP, etc)
  • In depth knowledge of relational (mySQL, Postgres) and noSQL (mongoDB)
  • Knowledge of at least one non scripting programming language (Java, C, C++)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field


  • Systems programming experience (bash, C, etc)
  • AWS infrastructure experience
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Machine Learning experience (gensim, pytorch, tensorflow, etc)

Compensation: Commensurate with experience (Base + Bonus + Equity)

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