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Patent Agent

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Nov 10, 2021

Valid Through

Feb 23, 2022

Posted on

Aug 28, 2021

Location

Houston, TX, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Patent Agents/Technical Specialists >> Patent Agents/Technical Specialists - Hard Sciences >> Electrical Engineering
Patent Agents/Technical Specialists >> Patent Agents/Technical Specialists - Hard Sciences >> Mechanical
Patent Agents/Technical Specialists >> Patent Agents/Technical Specialists - Life Sciences >> Biology
Patent Agents/Technical Specialists >> Patent Agents/Technical Specialists - Life Sciences >> Chemistry
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Patent Agent
The candidate will work on patent applications in the hard sciences area, such as electrical engineers, computer scientists, computer engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists or material scientists. Will support lawyers on patent prosecution matters and specifically perform tasks including, analyzing invention disclosures, performing patent searches, drafting patent applications, preparing office action responses, and generating other documents in support of patent prosecution matters. Will also work closely with and under the supervision of lawyers to support patent litigation, perform due diligence, and support other legal activities. Draft patent applications and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO. Analyze scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess an invention or issued patent. Draft detailed descriptions of inventions in precise legal terms (patent drafts), which form the basis for patents to be granted by patent offices in various parts of the world. Prepare information disclosure statements, declarations, and other patent prosecution-related materials. Manage a US and foreign patent prosecution docket such that deadlines are met. Conduct interviews with examiners at the USPTO. Keep up to date with legal developments in the intellectual property field. Must have a Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D.) in science or technical field (i.e., chemistry, biology, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering). Should be admitted to practice before the USPTO. Strong academic credentials, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to providing the most responsive and highest quality client service are required.

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Hiring Coordinator
K&L Gates LLP
1000 Main St.
Suite 2550
Houston, TX 77002

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