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Patent Agent (high Tech)

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Law Firm

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Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 05, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 19, 2021

Posted on

Jul 24, 2021


Austin, TX, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Hard Sciences >> Electrical Engineering
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Patent Agent (High Tech)
Duties: Prepare draft patent applications in particular incorporating scientific aspects of inventions. Prepare draft responses to communications from U.S. and foreign patent offices with regard to factual and other scientific matters. Discuss the scientific aspects of inventions with clients and inventors and thereafter provide attorneys with a report on those discussions. Communicate with, and act as liaison between, inventors and Patent & Trademark Office in connection with all aspects of patent application process. Evaluate and report on the technological aspects of inventions and other scientific matters. Advise attorneys on general and specific technologies and investigate those technologies as needed. Draft, organize, analyze, review and summarize documents. Review and analyze client and other files. Conduct regulatory and factual research. Communicate face-to-face, by e-mail and by telephone with staff, clients, vendors, and PTO and agency personnel. Coordinate workflow with outside service providers. Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints in an efficient and cost effective manner. Identify and analyze complex patent issues and problems and implement solutions. Interact professionally with clients, lawyers, and employees at all levels and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while safeguarding confidentiality. Provide direction and guidance to legal support staff on specific issues, as appropriate. Stay abreast of technology trends and make recommendations regarding technology needs. Undertake continuing education, and remain abreast of current patent prosecution issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate accreditation in the field. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related disciplines is preferred. Licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office preferred. Ability to analyze, interpret, and draw inferences from research findings, and prepare reports. Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty. Strong investigative and problem resolution skills. Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex patent documentation in area of expertise. Ability to effectively communicate complex factual, technical information. Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals. Advanced oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of current and emerging developments and trends within area of expertise. Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Ability to learn and capably use various software packages. Ability to operate standard office equipment. Knowledge of and use of time management and project management strategies. Ability to facilitate individual and group meetings. Ability to understand and comply with confidentiality issues and ethical responsibilities. Ability to travel to private and public buildings via private or public conveyance to assist in attending to client needs on legal matters.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Baker Botts LLP
1500 San Jacinto Center
98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701-4078
Fax: 512-322-2501


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