At G&G we work together in a collegial atmosphere where innovation and new ideas are encouraged. We believe that every employee plays a role in contributing to the overall success of the firm.

We care about the individual and employees in all functions are valued. Management pro-actively seeks feedback and input from team members, including utilization of 360 feedback surveys. We understand that a positive and productive team translates into a robust and thriving firm.

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, G&G provides a strong framework of support for employees.  This begins with leadership who are engaged, accessible and knowledgeable.  A mentoring approach to management is embraced as the best method for imparting experience and promoting growth. Support also comes in the form of access to leading edge technology and tools that allow everyone to do their jobs in an efficient and productive way.

What do we look for?

We seek highly skilled and dedicated employees who are motivated and self-directed. Successful hires share many of the same qualities:

  • A personal drive for excellence and continuing professional development
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that embraces new technologies and processes
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a dedication to superior client service

We invite you to review current available opportunities at G&G:

Paralegals/Patent Administrators

Guntin & Gust employs highly skilled and productive IP Prosecution Paralegals and Patent Administrators. As a paralegal you will prepare written correspondence to clients and foreign counsel, perform docketing, manage client portfolios, generate filing documents, generate status reports and interact with clients via telephone concerning routine matters. As a patent administrator you will work closely with the paralegals and the office manager to perform tasks associated with patent prosecution and administration.  Such tasks may include, for example, entering prior art search results into our docketing system, downloading prior art references into our file system, generating draft outlines for the attorneys to use during client calls, entering items from timesheets into our billing system, and so on.  A patent administrator who is talented and motivated to learn new and challenging tasks can eventually grow into a paralegal position. The position requires a team player who works well independently and must be comfortable working with attorneys and staff at all levels. The position also requires initiative and flexibility in handling a variety of responsibilities.

We offer full-time employees exceptional benefits and a competitive compensation package. Our firm is ideal for mature, motivated and detail oriented candidates with a strong work ethic.

Candidate Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree is required for either position.  An accounting or business background is a plus. For paralegal status, at least 4+ years of experience of IP practice in a law firm is required.

Job Location: Flexible

Administrative

Guntin & Gust employs highly skilled and productive administrative staff. As part of our team you will work closely with our Office Manager to perform accounting-related tasks such as accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, reconciliations, and other related activities. The position requires a team player who works well independently and must be comfortable working with attorneys and staff at all levels. The position requires initiative and flexibility in handling a variety of responsibilities.

We offer full-time employees exceptional benefits and a competitive compensation package. Our firm is ideal for mature, motivated and detail oriented candidates with a strong work ethic.

Candidate Qualifications:
At least 4+ years of experience in accounting is required. Bachelor’s Degree in accounting is required.

Job Location: Chicago (remote locations may be considered).

Software Engineering Summer Intern

Location: Strongly prefer Chicago based student for this Remote – Telecommuting Position Salary: This is a paid internship with salary dependent on college level and experience Position Description: Guntin & Gust, PLC is an intellectual property law firm providing legal services to Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The firm has been very successful in part due to its forwarding-looking efforts to modernize its practice. In this regard, the firm has developed several proprietary software productivity tools that are currently used by its paralegals and attorneys. The Intern will be responsible for testing and debugging the next generation of the firm’s productivity tools, and will work closely with a senior software engineer collaborating with the firm. The Intern will report directly to the firm’s project manager, and will from time-to-time also receive direction from the firm’s managing partner—an alumnus of Kellogg’s Executive MBA program. The Intern will also have an opportunity to analyze the firm’s infrastructure (e.g., SQL server, SharePoint server, Exchange server, Linux server, etc.) and provide recommendations to further modernize the firm’s practice. Time permitting, the Intern will also assist in identifying solutions and proposals on IT/Software projects that the firm may consider for future development. It is expected that the Intern will communicate daily with multiple members of the team and will report weekly on the status of projects. Please Note:
  • This candidate, if hired as a full-time employee upon graduation, would be responsible for all software development projects and infrastructure management of the firm.
  • There are countless opportunities to modernize IP processes, which makes this an exciting career opportunity for someone who wishes to make a mark in this industry.
Commitment of 30 – 40 hours/per week Required Qualifications:
  • Computer Science / Computer Engineering Major with no less than a B in all computer science courses
  • Strong work ethic with ability to work both independently and with other team members
  • Solid communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Creative thinker/problem solver
  • Organized, analytical, logical, and process thinking capabilities are required
  • Strong software development experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completed Junior year with substantial coding experience
  • Completed 1st year of a Master’s program with substantial coding experience
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript and/or TypeScript languages

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Diversity

We are a workplace that embraces people of all ethnic, racial, religious, gender, abilities, orientations, and backgrounds. A diverse workforce allows for different perspectives, leads to innovative thinking and ultimately to an enhanced and productive firm and a more engaging business partner for our clients.

G&G’s diversity initiatives are aimed at promoting firm-wide awareness and expanding community outreach efforts.