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Intellectual Property - Patent General Attorney in Gaithersburg, MD

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Company name

Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type


Practice Area

Intellectual Property - Patent General

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


USA Gaithersburg, MD

Date Last Verified

Jul 23,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

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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