Current Openings

Patent Prosecution Associate

The Reston, Virginia office of Harness Dickey is seeking an electrical patent prosecution associate (1-4 years of IP experience preferred).  A strong academic record and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering are required.  Eligibility to practice before the USPTO is also a plus. Qualified candidates should anticipate a varied and interesting practice including preparing and prosecuting patent applications on a wide range of commercially significant technologies for large and medium sized clients, formulating patent strategies and opining on patents of others.  We offer competitive compensation and ample opportunities for professional development.

Please send resume, writing sample and transcripts with salary requirements to or to: Office Manager, Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190


Patent Prosecution Associate

The Clayton, Missouri office of Harness Dickey is seeking a mid-level IP Patent Prosecution Associate.  Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of IP experience, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications related to computer and software technologies, and an undergraduate or advanced degree in computer engineering, computer science, or electrical engineering.  Candidates should also have a strong technical background, strong writing and communication skills, and excellent academic credentials.  USPTO registration is required, as well as membership to a state bar.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and law school transcripts, in confidence, to Human Resources at Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C., 7700 Bonhomme, Suite 400, Clayton, MO 63105, or at