Job Details

High-tech Prosecution Associate

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


San Diego, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 12,2018

Posted on

Mar 13,2018
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Computer Science
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Electrical Engineering
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Mechanical
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Physics
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High-Tech Prosecution Associate Duties: 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; Draft written assessments of the prospects of obtaining patent protection; Draft 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, electrical engineering, computer science, physics or similar degree. 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.

Company info

Jennifer Carrion
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C
1 Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-348-4941


"Large firm, Small Firm Values."

Current Employee - Reviewed on July 28, 2017

I think you are doing great. I think you need to do ever more pro bono work and show the other large firms how that is done. It is a great thing and is something to really be proud about.

Pros : I joined the firm because of the great clients they have and the reputation. They are top of the heap. But I really love this firm due to the fact that they have great teams and great people. Everyone works together. They have pro bono work that they encourage and embrace. It is a great thing to help out people who would never be able to pay for the people at the firm
Cons : Not much but they do work you to death. That is expected but it is still a very hard thing to get used to. I was working 80 hour weeks sometime and never had a break. I did enjoy it but it was a lot of work.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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