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Mechanical Patent Associate

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Organization Type

Law Firm

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Date Last Verified

Oct 04,2018

Posted on

Feb 28,2018

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


Nashville, TN
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Mechanical
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Mechanical Patent Associate The candidate will perform and conduct patentability and freedom to operate searches, render opinions regarding validity, infringement, enforceability and freedom to operate. Will draft, file and prosecute patent applications with a primary focus on the protection of inventions and patent prosecution relating to mechanical arts. Should preferably have a degree in mechanical engineering with significant real life engineering experience. Must be admitted to practice before the USPTO and be a member of The Tennessee Bar (or willing to sit for the next exam). Must have 2-4 years of legal experience in the mechanical arts. Experience in opinion work, freedom to operate analysis, due diligence and patent application preparation and prosecution is required. International patent prosecution experience is preferred. Must have excellent academic credentials. Should have a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school, and be in good standing.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
Roundabout Plaza, Suite 500
1600 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203


"A Challenging Experience"

Former Employee - Reviewed on October 23, 2017

I would have liked to stay longer, but I was only filling in for someone who was on a leave for a year. Hire more permanent people!

Pros : Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C. is one of the top firms in the area for good reason. They take care of business and do it well.
Cons : Cases can be a real challenge, but everyone pulls their weight so it's not too bad. It would be nice if there were some easier cases, but it was a great learning experience.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee