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Engineering Patent Agent

Company: Arnold & Porter
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Arnold & Porter is seeking an Engineering Patent Agent for the Intellectual Property practice group working in any one of the Firm's domestic offices (Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston or Denver). The Patent Agent works with Patent Attorneys to secure patents by preparing, filing and prosecuting applications involving new inventions with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.Please include a cover letter, resume, school transcripts (please include each school), and writing sample with your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:* Evaluating the patentability of innovations and invention disclosures. * Preparing, drafting and filing patent applications. * Drafting responses to domestic and foreign Office Actions. * Performing research and analysis and providing guidance on a variety of patent and Intellectual Property related issues. * Performing prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses. * Preparing draft amendments to patent claims, specifications and abstracts. * Assisting patent attorneys with the global prosecution of complex patent families. QUALIFICATIONS:* Experience in both writing original patent applications and prosecuting pending applications.* A minimum of three years of extensive work experience in the electrical/mechanical/computer technologies patent prosecution field required.* A degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or equivalent technical experience.* Candidates currently licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as an agent are strongly preferred but consideration will be made to candidates with extensive experience who are planning to take the Bar.* Familiarity with Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) practice is preferred.* Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.* Excellent academic credentials and references.* Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.* Strong problem solving skills.* Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.* Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written.* Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.Arnold & Porter is an equal o pportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm's equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster . Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Job Requirements:* Conducting interviews to facilitate patent prosecution* Filing and prosecuting patent applications* Directing foreign agents in prosecution of patent applications* Prepare and prosecute US patent applications and assist with foreign patent prosecution* Analyze patent and scientific papers and documents to assist patent attorneys on patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation* Managing the patent review process* Maintain a database of patent applications and coordinate the distribution of employee patent awards* Provide research and support to patent attorneys on patent prosecution matters, licensing and acquisition matters* Assist in navigating the patent landscape* Supervise patent paralegal in patent docketing and other tasks related to managing deadlines* Conducting patent infringement and validity searches* Managing one or more patent committees* Manage domestic and foreign outside counsel in the prosecution of patent applications* Preparing US and foreign patent applications* Assist in patent portfolio management and review;.* Assisting in patent and other litigation/li* Analyze patent claims for clearance purposes/li* Identify and articulate opportunities for patent protection* Implementing Colgate internal patent systems and processes for managing Colgate's patent portfolio* Prosecuting U. S. patent applications

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