Intellectual Property Reporter, Reuters - NY

New York City, New York (US)
Sep 22, 2016
Oct 22, 2016
Business, Law
Job Type
Full Time

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at

Reuters is seeking an experienced reporter to cover intellectual property, one of the most fascinating and high-profile areas in legal and business journalism. This challenging job will allow an ambitious journalist to delve into battles over patents, copyrights and trade secrets in such areas as technology and drugs. The ideal candidate will report on day-to-day court filings and rulings as well as produce agenda-setting stories.  The ideal candidate should have or be willing to acquire sources at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. International Trade Commission and among IP lawyers and others.

Applicants should be able to spot news, identify developing regulatory trends, and be able to write quickly and analytically. A science and technology background would be helpful.

The position, which is part of a team that includes experienced legal journalists, will offer an ambitious reporter the opportunity to gain or deepen expertise in a subject area of great importance. It will primarily involve writing for Practitioner Insights, a news platform for customers of Thomson Reuters’ flagship legal platform WestlawNext, but the reporter will also be expected and encouraged to write distinctive stories for Reuters’ financial and consumer newswires. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in legal and/or business news and in being part of a high-profile enterprise that is of strategic importance to the company.

Thomson Reuters is the leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. 

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Bring your ambition to make a difference. We’ll bring a world of opportunities.

As a global business we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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