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Senniger Powers has worked hard to create an inclusive environment for lawyers, technical advisors and staff from a variety of racial, religious, gender, sexual orientation, family structure and other backgrounds. Our mission is to encourage a respectful, innovative, and wide-ranging culture that values the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and allows creativity to thrive. Our differences are many; however, one central value remains common to attorneys and employees of the firm. We are all talented professionals, devoted to supporting one another so that our client's goals are successfully achieved.

Currently, 33% of our Executive Committee, 15% of our partners and 33% of our associates and professional staff are women, and 25% of our partners and 33% of our associates and professional staff are women or minorities. We are pleased that our initiatives have provided positive results in the percentage of women and minorities among partners, associates, and patent agents when compared to other St. Louis firms according to the most recent data published by the National Association of Law Placement.

To further our mission, we have established an active Diversity Committee to oversee the development and implementation of the firm's initiatives. The Diversity Committee directs our activities in key strategic areas, including:

  • Recruitment initiatives

  • Training

  • Mentoring programs

  • Marketing skills

  • Retention and internal advancement

Our firm helps support and also participates in various recruiting programs and job fairs such as the St. Louis Diversity job fair, the Sunbelt Minority Recruitment Program, the Southeastern Minority Job Fair, the Rocky Mountain Black Law Students Association Job Fair, and the National Black Law Students Association Midwest Recruitment Conference. Our mentoring program, utilized by all incoming associates, partners each new associate with a senior associate to facilitate growth and development of the associate. We also invite all female professionals to participate in our Women's Practice Development Committee, which organizes important charitable events, sponsors programs specifically designed for female professionals, and coordinates other networking opportunities.

Senniger Powers recruits and employs lawyers, law students, paralegals, technical advisors, patent agents, and staff without regard to race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or other factors protected by law. Rather, we base all employment decisions on qualifications, performance, and other legitimate non-discriminatory factors. This non-discrimination policy applies at all stages and in all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, promotion, work assignment, and compensation.

Recent IP Headlines

08/15/2017

Senniger Powers Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

The Best Lawyers in America 2018 named fifteen Senniger Powers attorneys to its prestigious list.

06/20/2017

Chambers USA Recognizes Senniger Powers, Three Partners

Once again, Chambers USA has recognized Senniger Powers for its high-quality professionals and expertise in the intellectual property field.

06/12/2017

Senniger Powers Participates in St. Louis Internship Program 

Senniger Powers is participating again this year in the St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP).

05/23/2017

The Supreme Court Clarifies the Patent Venue Statute for Domestic Corporations

On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous (8-0) opinion in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC that will significantly change the way courts enforce the patent venue statute, giving a patentee less flexibility in choosing venue when asserting its patent.

05/10/2017

Paul Fleischut to Speak at Corporate Counsel Institute

Senniger Powers partner Paul Fleischut will be presenting an hour-long program on Hot Topics in IP Law for the Corporate Practitioner on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

05/04/2017

Federal Circuit Clarifies AIA On-Sale Bar Rule 

On May 1, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that the on-sale bar under 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) applies if knowledge of a sale is made public even if the details of the invention are not made public.

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