Intellectual Property Reporter


Remote USA-based, United States

Date Posted July 03, 2024
Industry Other
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time


Do you have great reporting skills?
Do you enjoy collaborating with teams to deliver on common goals?


About our Team

MLex, a LexisNexis company, is an independent news organization for breaking news and forward-looking analysis on legal and regulatory risk across the globe. Investigative journalists provide exclusive reporting on probes, policy and enforcement trends, litigation and legislative developments across key areas of regulatory risk: Antitrust, M&A, Data Privacy & Security, Financial Crime, Trade, State Aid and Sector Regulation. Trusted by top law firms, corporate counsel and the public sector, our coverage empowers our customers to respond first to changes in the regulatory landscape, navigating risks and leveraging opportunities for their business or clients. Visit to find out more.

About the Role

*** This is an onsite position with five days per week (M-F) in office required at either our Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA newsrooms. ***

MLex is seeking a reporter to cover intellectual property regulation, legislation and enforcement with a significant focus on the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the federal courts.

The ideal candidate will have some experience covering Congress, the federal court system and state or federal agencies; and will have enthusiasm for partnering with other reporters.

MLex is a highly collaborative environment, and the reporter will frequently work with reporters focused on similar topics in Brussels, São Paulo, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and elsewhere. The job offers opportunities to break news on topics such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. The successful candidate will have the ability to write in-depth stories about the implications of legislative, regulatory and judicial matters.



  •       Writing clear, well-organized news stories and analysis

  •       Locating and organizing relevant information from public documents and other sources

  •       Writing one-paragraph summaries identifying key information in those documents

  •       Creating and modifying portfolios with relevant information

  •       Coordinating with reporters and editors to ensure that portfolios are complete


  •       Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or legal background

  •       Experience reporting and writing news; coverage of intellectual property or related matters is preferred

  •       Have solid writing skills and a demonstrated ability to be proactive in shaping MLex’s coverage

  •       Have the ability to provide analysis of events and documents, illuminating context and big-picture trends

  •       Possess a background in law, and/or experience in news or legal organizations is preferred

Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization. We offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, and study assistance, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals.


Working for you

We know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:
- Health Benefits: Comprehensive, multi-carrier program for medical, dental and vision benefits
- Retirement Benefits: 401(k) with match and an Employee Share Purchase Plan
- Wellbeing: Wellness platform with incentives, Headspace app subscription, Employee Assistance and Time-off Programs
- Short-and-Long Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death Insurance, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity
- Family Benefits, including bonding and family care leaves, adoption and surrogacy benefits
- Health Savings, Health Care, Dependent Care and Commuter Spending Accounts
- Up to two days of paid leave each to participate in Employee Resource Groups and to volunteer with your charity of choice

About the Business

LexisNexis Legal & Professional® provides legal, regulatory, and business information and analytics that help customers increase their productivity, improve decision-making, achieve better outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services.

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