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Patent Prosecution Associate

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Organization Type

Law Firm

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Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Gaithersburg, MD
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Patent Prosecution Associate Responsibilities: Draft patent applications for U.S.-based and some non-U.S.-based companies. Meet in-person or virtually with inventors, discuss the technology, and draft patent applications. Understand a wide range of technologies, or be able to quickly get up to speed on technologies. Prosecute patent applications before the USPTO, including conducting examiner interviews, filing responses, appeals, etc. Instruct non-U.S.-based law firms in the prosecution of patent applications in various countries outside the U.S. Conduct patentability, infringement/clearance and validity studies, and related client counseling and opinion rendering. Participate in IPR proceedings at USPTO. Communicate with outside counsel in connection with all activities mentioned above. Work in a wide range of technologies including wired and wireless networks and devices, wireless communication protocol technologies, media communication systems, network security, optical networks and devices, as well as medical electronic devices, and database systems.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Undergraduate focus areas in electrical engineering, physics or computer science; JD Degree from an accredited law school and a license to practice in at least one U.S. state; Excellent academic credentials; 2+ years of substantial patent application drafting experience, particularly in the technology areas listed above; Registration as a U.S. patent attorney and knowledge of U.S. patent practice and procedures; Strong writing, communication, organizational and analytical skills.

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Nikki Korson
Firm Administrator
Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
9801 Washingtonian Blvd.,
Suite 750
Gaithersburg, MD 20878


"A Great Work Environment"

Current Employee - Reviewed on September 13, 2017

There needs to be more vacation time to balance out the long hours.

Pros : There is a good sense of professionalism present here at this firm. The team challenges every employee to put forth effort every day. This leads to a workload that is distributed evenly throughout this large firm. Opportunities for advancement are plentiful and office spaces are large.
Cons : The work hours are long. It's hard to balance work and life, but this is common of larger firms. This doesn't detract from the positive experience that is to be had here.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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