Sometimes you see stuff on The Posse List that makes you wonder what the fuck people are taking, drug-wise. Like this one:
The Litigation team seeks to hire an associate in a project lawyer position for their Patent Prosecution and Litigation practice area.OK, let me get this straight. No guaranteed hours? Check. But guaranteed only about half-time? Check. No benefits? Check. No way to make partner? Check. Need lots of quality experience? Check. Need specialized graduate degree besides your law degree? Check.
The candidate will not be guaranteed any specific hours, but generally will have an expected billable hour goal of 1,000 hours annually, and will be paid an hourly rate for billable credit hours worked and recorded.
This position will not be a partnership track position and will not be benefits eligible.
Applicants should have 5 - 10 years of patent experience, including significant experience in drafting and negotiating technology-related agreements.
The ideal candidate will be licensed before the USPTO and have an advanced degree in biology.
The position can be filled in either the Richmond or Washington, DC offices.
Yeah, what the fuck could go wrong? Lots of guys with those qualifications are probably dying to work part-time.