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Patent Prosecution Associate (Mechanical Engineering)

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Law Firm

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Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


San Diego, CA

Date Last Verified

Sep 13,2017

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Aug 21,2017
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Mechanical
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Patent Prosecution Associate (Mechanical Engineering) Responsibilities: Assess scientific literature, patents and patent application documents. Understand, critique and provide insightful opinion on scientific data; Assist with patent landscapes and freedom to operate analysis in various high technology areas; Drafting written assessments of the prospects of obtaining patent protection; Drafting patent applications; Draft responses to communications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other patent offices; and Collaborate with colleagues on various projects including assessing patents for corporate due diligence and conducting underlying analysis for opinions and litigations. Handle a variety of patent projects, including patent drafting, prosecution, reexaminations, opinions, litigation support and due diligence.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 2-5 years of law firm experience and a B.S. in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or physics, graduate degree a plus. Experience with patent drafting and prosecution in fields relating to fluid/heat transfer, aerosol physics, etc. is preferred. Desire and ability to quickly learn the fundamentals of a broad range of new technologies. Detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated scientific writing ability. Demonstrated verbal skills required to communicate scientific concepts effectively to clients, attorneys, scientists and engineers. USPTO admission or ability to be admitted within one year of hire.

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