Position Description

Patent Attorney
Location Montreal, QC
Requistion # 2019-17
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Patent Attorney


About Immersion:

Immersion’s haptic technology brings the power of touch to billions of devices around the world. With touch, we make people’s digital lives more personal, vivid, and meaningful. Headquartered in San Jose, we work with leading mobile, gaming, wearable, AR/VR, and automotive companies to enhance and revolutionize how users interact with their devices and machine interfaces.

More than ever before, haptics is at the forefront of emerging technologies poised to transform the world. Over 3 billion devices have shipped with our software and IP and we’ve only just begun to tap into the possibilities offered by touch.

We’re a small team and in the early stages of achieving our vision. Come help us lead the haptics revolution.

What we’re looking for:

As Immersion’s Patent Attorney, you will participate in and support all patent and intellectual property related matters for Immersion with an emphasis on its patent portfolio including prosecution, licensing, and enforcement.    

What you’ll do:

  • Prepare, prosecute U.S. and International patent applications in-house and with outside counsel
  • Review invention disclosure, portfolio analyses; work with technical patent liaisons, inventors, and patent review committee
  • Assist with Immersion’s participation in USPTO technology fairs and technology tutorials
  • Work with research, software and engineering departments, including proactive development of IP strategies, invention disclosure reviews, and client counseling
  • Review sales, promotional materials and programs in light of IP issues
  • Assist in assessment of IP issues, provide timely counsel on IP issues
  • Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures relating to IP


About you:

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the rules, regulations and procedures of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in pre and post grant procedures.
  • Knowledge of IP law and practice, including current judicial decisions and administrative rule changes and implementations.
  • Experience with litigation support, including developing and implementing IP strategies, and conducting infringement or freedom to operate investigations and initial analyses desirable but not required
  • Experience with agreements involving technology and intellectual property matters, including drafting intellectual property agreements or clauses when requested desirable but not required
  • This opening requires an individual with excellent analysis, evaluation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Seeking an attorney that is self-motivated, intuitive, with excellent organizational skills, who can plan and schedule their own activities, as well as work with a team to meet deadlines.  Penchant for prompt responsiveness to clients.



  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice before the USPTO or Canadian Patent Office
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering or other technical degree with demonstrated ability to draft software and hardware related patent applications
  • Prefer 5 years’ experience with a major law firm or corporation analyzing and evaluating invention disclosures; preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for patents on an international basis; and developing technical and legal evidence to demonstrate the novelty and patentability of a device, design or process.
  • California Bar or admitted to the Bar of Quebec 

Immersion - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Immersion's policy is to comply with all applicable laws and to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to non-job-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

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