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ProfileCambridge office of our client seeks electrical engineering IP attorney with 2-4 years of prior experience. The candidate will have the responsibility of addressing and/or managing all of the IP needs, with the help of Patent Agents, Technology Specialists, and non-legal support staff. Will be working within various practice groups to provide support to clients in preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications with USPTO. Drafting, negotiating, interpreting and advising clients on IP related agreements. Drafting freedom-to-operate and/or invalidity opinions. Evaluating inventions to determine patentability and, drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and foreign counterparts. Advising and counseling clients on various IP matters involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Reviewing technical disclosures and participating in client interviews to understand new inventions. Searching literature and patent databases to determine the patentability of inventions. Drafting written assessments of the prospects of obtaining patent protection. Writing patent applications. Preparing responses to communications from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Developing arguments for patentability to Patent Office Examiners; and reviewing patents as part of the IP due diligence for a potential acquisition or merger. Must have an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. Active registration as a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent through USPTO is essential. Should be an active member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
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