Research Analyst/Librarian – Intellectual Property Taylor & Associates – Seattle, WA

Our client, a large international law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst/Librarian for its Seattle office. This position will be part of a team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff providing a high level of service to both internal and external clients.

The primary responsibility of the Research Analyst is to provide research and reference services to legal professionals across the firm. In addition to having a broad research background, the successful candidate should also have a solid background in intellectual property patent research. This position is also responsible for assisting with other library administrative duties as needed.


  • Provide comprehensive research and reference services, in particular patent research, and preliminary analysis for the firm’s attorneys and staff on legal and non-legal issues.
  • Provide training and support in research, in particular in using IP research tools.
  • Assist users in the selection and use of print and electronic research tools.
  • Prepare training materials and provides instruction in the use of library resources, legal databases, and Internet resources.
  • Work with practice groups and marketing department on competitive intelligence projects.
  • Coordinate interlibrary loans and document delivery.
  • Participate in collecting and developing intranet resources.
  • Compile legislative histories and bibliographies.
  • Monitor online databases for practice-specific information.
  • Review professional publications, establish personal networks, and participate in professional associations.
  • Other library administrative duties as assigned .


  • MLS or equivalent advanced degree required, or equivalent experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a law or corporate library environment with a focus on patent research.
  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources, in particular Westlaw, Orbit, Patbase, Docket Navigator, Bloomberg BNA, Proquest Dialog, and CCH Intelliconnect.
  • Experience conducting in-depth research and analysis of Intellectual Property data to assemble, analyze and deliver patent, trademark and copyright information to attorneys and legal administrators.
  • Proficiency using library OPAC.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis.
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Seattle, WA

Required education:

  • Master’s

Required experience:

  • Legal: 3 years