Private Practice

Patent Lawyer/Agent – Mechanical

March 1, 2018

Patent Lawyer/Patent Agent – Mechanical Engineering Focus – Toronto Office

Ridout & Maybee LLP is one of the oldest IP law firms in Canada and is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading IP law firms.  Ridout & Maybee LLP has more than 30 lawyers and patent agents with offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington.

We are currently recruiting for a patent lawyer or patent agent with a background in mechanical engineering to join our Toronto office.

A degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent and registration as a patent agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is requirement.   Registration as a patent agent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an asset but not required.  The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience as a registered patent agent. Qualification as a lawyer is an asset but not required.

The position will involve working with leading innovators and providing advice on intellectual property strategies, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and providing opinions on a variety of IP matters.

The position has competitive compensation and benefits, continuing education and a mentoring program.

Applicants who are eligible to work in Canada are asked to forward their resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating they meet the minimum qualifications for this role, to We thank all applicants in advance but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Ridout & Maybee LLP welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Ridout & Maybee LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Ridout & Maybee LLP

Ridout & Maybee LLP is a full-service Canadian IP firm with offices in Toronto, Ottawa and Burlington serving clients across the country and internationally. Our firm consistently ranks as one of Canada’s top IP law firms in both Canadian and international surveys of in-house counsel. We understand the business of innovation, and the vital role that IP plays in today’s competitive, market-driven economy. The majority of our professionals have advanced degrees in science, engineering and IT – as well as law. This means we understand what our clients do, the industries they serve, and the way they do business. Our firm knows the key role that IP plays in their individual strategies for growth and success.

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  • Company

    Ridout & Maybee LLP

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  • Size of Company

    Large (50 + people)

  • Area of Practice

    Intellectual Property

  • Experience Required (Years)

    2 - 5 Years