Rutan is committed to developing and promoting associates internally.  However, the addition of strong lateral attorneys is also integral to our firm’s strategic growth. We are continuously striving to create a firm culture that embodies the core values of Rutan: teamwork, excellence, responsiveness and integrity.  If you are looking for a lateral attorney position, please email

Patent Agent

Rutan is seeking an experienced patent agent for its Orange County office.

The ideal candidate will be registered with the USPTO and have 2+ years of experience drafting patent applications. Prosecution experience is a plus, as is technical expertise in the fields of medical devices; mechanical arts; or electrical arts including computer hardware, AI, optical amplification, and/or material science. Candidate will preferably have a degree in engineering or physics. Under Rutan’s mentoring program, the patent agent will be working closely with various Rutan IP partners along with other attorneys and agents within Rutan. Rutan offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Please email your resume to Jodi Brooks at