Intellectual Property Reporter, Reuters - NY
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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.
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