Opportunities: 

Darrow Mustafa PC is seeking an experienced Patent Paralegal/Legal Assistant   

Duties will include maintaining a large client docket and work report, preparing and filing documents with the U.S. Patent Office, and doing other activities. 

Knowledge of basic Microsoft Office, including Excel, is required. The ideal candidate will:

- have exceptional organizational skills have the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines

- be detail oriented

- have strong computer skills and also have the ability to learn new software systems for billing and docketing

- be a self-starter and work independently

- have the ability to work well with others

- exercise good judgment

- have excellent writing and communication skills

This is a full time position.  Interested candidates should email their resume to careers@darrowmustafa.com  

Darrow Mustafa P.C. is looking to hire an experienced Patent Prosecution Attorney.

This attorney would be tasked with procuring patents in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Candidates with a degree in electronics, software, controls, or electro-mechanical arts are strongly preferred. 

The candidate should have at least five (5) years of experience, superior academic credentials, and have very strong writing skills.  In this position, the attorney will work on a wide range of interesting technologies for premium corporate clients. 

Darrow Mustafa is located in beautiful Northville, Michigan, a livable and walkable community in metropolitan Detroit and close to Ann Arbor.  Salary and benefits are very competitive. 

Interested candidates should email their resume to careers@darrowmustafa.com.

 

Darrow Mustafa PC is seeking an entry level paralegal for IP Docketing Department.  

Applicants should have a paralegal degree, paralegal certificate or be currently enrolled in a paralegal program. 

Duties will include: entering and updating matters in our docket system; processing all incoming mail/correspondence for patent docketing purposes; including mail and downloading emails and faxes; forwarding to the appropriate person for action; ensuring all filings are accounted for against daily docket reports; updating and distributing regular tracking reports.

Knowledge of basic Microsoft Office, including Excel, is required. Experience with basic USPTO procedures or Anaqua Software is a plus. The ideal candidate will:

- have exceptional organizational skills have the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines

- be detail oriented

- have strong computer skills and also have the ability to learn new software systems for billing and docketing

- be a self-starter and work independently

- have the ability to work well with others

- exercise good judgment

- have excellent writing and communication skills

This is a full time position.  However, the firm will consider applicants that are working toward a paralegal degree and make adjustments to the work schedule to accommodate a candidate’s class schedule.   Although this is an entry level position, the firm’s goal is to provide training and guidance and help the person in the position develop into an experienced IP Docketing Specialist.

 

Darrow Mustafa P.C. is looking to hire a Technical Advisor.                                                                                                                                

 Applicants will be a Ph.D. student or graduate for full-time or part-time employment for a position as a “Technical Advisor” in the areas of computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, controls engineering, or physics to assist in procuring patents.  No prior experience in patent law is required.  Over time, Darrow Mustafa will train the candidate to be a patent agent. 

The position will involve assisting patent attorneys in (1) writing patent applications on new technologies, (2) responding to arguments from The United States Patent and Trademark Office relating to whether the technology sought to be patented is new and non-obvious over already known public domain technologies, and (3) determining whether an invention is new and non-obvious by conducting searches of public domain technologies.  

The candidate must be an excellent writer as the position involves substantial writing.  The candidate will have a broad understanding of electrical, computer, and/or optics scientific concepts.  Darrow Mustafa does a lot of work in the areas of automotive, computer software, and medical devices.       

Interested candidates should email their resume and transcripts showing courses of study to careers@darrowmustafa.com