11 - 25 employees
< 10 engineers
$2m - $5m funding
Pre-series a

Cognition IP is a law firm dedicated to patent law and an affiliate technology company. We're different from other patent law firms in our use of technology to increase quality and efficiency. We offer transparent, flat-fee pricing.

Our technology company is currently working on tools to help increase the efficiency of the patent prosecution pipeline from client intake to management to attorney review. Our tools also leverage advances in artificial intelligence to enable our attorneys and staff to work faster and smarter.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We're profitable. In the first 3 months of 2018, our revenue has doubled month over month. Our technology and processes give us 50% margins on our products. You can help us create even more efficiencies to drive both margins and growth.

  • Both co-founders are technical, having received advanced degrees in Computer Science. One also has a JD from Harvard Law School and understands the patent law space very well.

  • The legal industry is ready for disruption. With a market size in the hundreds of billions of dollars, the industry still suffers from lack of innovation and slow moving incumbents.

  • We're YCombinator graduates (W18), and had a successful seed fundraising round.

Engineering at CognitionIP

Engineering team and processes

There is no typical day in a start up. Day to day activities include communication with dev team members and legal staff and ample time to explore solutions to difficult problems and to implement those solutions. Opportunities abound for full stack development, devops, machine learning, and more! All tech hires report directly to the CTO. We employ 2-4 week sprints, and appreciate candidates with solid understanding of unit/integration testing and continuous integration/deployment.

Technical Challenges

Since we are tightly integrated with the law firm, our developers must be able to effectively communicate with attorneys and non developer staff (the nice thing about patent law is that almost everyone is technical to some degree). Requirements drafting and understanding both the legal space and the software engineering space requires some effort. Even more challenging is wrangling the tens of millions of documents representing the patent landscape and applying Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence techniques to help our staff work more quickly and produce better quality work than the incumbent law firms.

Projects you might work on
  • Building an end to end portal that allows collaboration from all stakeholders in the patent process from clients to attorneys to investors. Building this system from the ground up with the idea that software tools and codified process improvements can greatly benefit everyone involved. There are also many opportunities for integration with machine learning models.

Tech stack
Apache Spark

Working at CognitionIP

We value passionate, smart, and hardworking people. We believe that in order for us to be successful, our employees must believe in our mission: to forever change the legal landscape for the better. We are at the forefront of a revolution in the way a 400 billion dollar industry practices. It is exciting to us to be at the ground floor, and to be able to contribute a great deal to the revolution. When we hire smart, hardworking people, we trust our employees to do the right thing without micromanagement. We value diversity of ideas and people and want to foster an environment that nurtures and rewards great ideas. We want our employees to always think big while implementing the small.

Perks & benefits
  • Health Insurance
  • Work from Home
  • Flexible Hours
  • Free Food
  • Company Retreats
  • Team Activities
Our Team by the Numbers

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