Los Angeles office seeks entry-level patent analyst/agent having a strong chemical, engineering, life sciences and/or medicine background. The candidate will participate in domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Will be responsible for drafting new patent applications, preparing substantive documents related to prosecution, and contributing to prosecution strategy. Work directly with patent examiners and clients, including inventors, technology transfer administrators, in house patent practitioners, the attorneys of client companies, and foreign associates. Provide technical and legal research and analysis with respect to matters pending before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Participate in the planning, completion and interpretation of literature searches using both on-line databases and other search techniques. Provide technical support for patent interference and litigation proceedings, including the review and analysis of technical documents such as prior art, laboratory notebooks, technical memoranda, deposition transcripts and file histories. Locate and interview technical experts, consultants, and expert witnesses, as well as assist in the preparation of depositions and expert witness testimony. Advise and educate firm litigators in the relevant areas of science and technology, both verbally and by written memoranda. Aid attorneys in the preparation of legal opinions and in planning strategies for clients' patent portfolios. Admission to the USPTO is preferred. Advanced degree is also preferred.
Take the initiative and move your practice to probably the coolest law firm in the Los Angeles basin. It's a dynamic mid-sized branch of a huge international law firm that's presently seeking highly motivated, energetic attorneys. High emphasis for young attorneys on professional development and satisfaction in addition to an active involvement in community and civic affairs. Attorneys at this firm are smart, centered and generally have a great deal of substance to them. Attorneys at this firm also really appear to like where they work and have very good things to say about their firm and the people there. This firm has offices in a great Los Angeles building that is conveniently located next to many of Downtown's exciting attractions (which are not that numerous). Attorneys working here come from a lot of different cultural backgrounds and have insights about the great variety of international work this firm does. This firm is also reputed to be a very good place for women to work and has a very relaxed dress code.
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