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San Francisco office of our client seeks junior to mid-level electronics, software and telecommunications patent agent with 1-5 years of experience. The candidate should have experience of preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Should have experience of IP strategy and portfolio management. Strong technical background in electrical engineering, computer science or physics is essential.
Although the San Francisco office of this full-service, multi-national juggernaut is known primarily for its large Litigation department, its Business department is growing and, in fact, includes an outstanding International Transactions practice. Despite its size and impressive stature within the legal community, insiders claim the firm maintains a "small firm" culture – associates are neither competitive nor pretentious and the firm itself is notoriously unhierarchical. Salaries are competitive (although associates complain the firm will never be the first to raise salaries), and billable hour pressure is manageable.
San Francisco office of our client seeks patent agent with relevant experience. The candidate will be responsible for performing highly complex and sensitive client work requiring a high level of professional capability and skill. Will be preparing draft patent applications and draft response to communications from the USPTO. Assist attorneys in the delivery of quality legal services to clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. 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 and 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. Undertake continuing education, and remain abreast of current patent prosecution issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate accreditation in the field. Must have Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. Should have advanced working knowledge of database research principles, methods, techniques, and resources. Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex patent documentation in area of expertise is required. Must be qualified to sit for the Patent Bar, and preferably already be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
San Francisco office of our client seeks patent agent with 3+ years of experience. The candidate will be preparing and prosecuting software-related patents. Must have a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics; and a solid understanding of computer architectures and programming languages. Should be licensed to practice in California.
This nationwide firm, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, offers general corporate counsel with particular expertise in antitrust, public finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and commercial lending matters as well as intellectual property and insurance capabilities. The firm provides its attorneys a well-rounded work environment, with a client-focused fee arrangement that rewards attorneys based on results rather than maximizing billable hours.
Patent Agent - Hard Sciences Attorney jobs in San Francisco, California
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