Patent Agent or Patent Counsel

Boston, MA


Boston, MA



Rapid7 is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 7,400 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our disruptive technology and incredible company culture.

Rapid7 is looking for a curious and talented junior Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to help us protect and manage our growing cybersecurity-related patent portfolio. This is a great opportunity to learn about how intellectual property is developed and protected at a cutting-edge public technology company, and to grow any existing patent prosecution skills and/or interest you may have. You'll work on the most exciting intellectual property issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative legal guidance. Rapid7's legal team is a diverse and fun-loving group of in-house lawyers, and the patent applications you'ill work on will challenge you to think big and differently. 

Rapid7's legal department lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative technology demands creative and practical patent protection. By working at the crossroads of law and technology, you will help build innovative and important products for enterprises around the world from our amazing headquarters in Boston, MA. 

In this role you will:

  • Learn about patent prosecution and portfolio management/development in the cybersecurity industry from seasoned patent lawyer(s). 

  • Have a ground-level opportunity to build your patent prosecution skills.

  • Take effective invention disclosure meetings from our gifted engineers.

  • Draft creative and high-quality patent applications.

  • Respond to office actions and interview examiners. 

  • Undertake USPTO-related formalities (assignments, declarations, etc.).

  • Proactively participate in the company's patent strategy. 

In return you will bring:

  • 6 months - 2 years of patent-related work experience or exposure.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, JD optional. No other undergraduate majors will be considered.

  • Registration to practice before the USPTO (or eligibility to sit for the Patent Bar). 

  • Knowledge of PAIR and patent docketing.

  • Interest in drafting or learning how to draft patent applications for technologies including networking, databases, data storage, cybersecurity, and machine learning.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.