Patent Agent Job in Chicago, IL Near Me - 331838 |

Patent Agent

Type Full-Time

Location Illinois - Chicago

Job ID 374U331838

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 2 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas Patent Agents - Electrical EngineeringPatent Agents - SoftwarePatent Agents - Mechanical

2024-04-24 06:17:32

A law firm in Chicago, IL, is seeking a qualified Patent Agent to join their Intellectual Property Practice Group. The successful candidate will be responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications primarily related to mechanical, electrical, or software engineering fields. This role offers a competitive benefits package and opportunities for professional development.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications in a variety of technology areas, with a focus on mechanical, electrical, or software engineering.
  • Conduct prior art searches and analyze patent and scientific papers to assist in the patentability analysis and draft patent applications.
  • Communicate with clients to understand inventions and harvest new filings.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple ongoing projects.
  • Provide support for patent enforcement, licensing, and litigation activities.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of patent prosecution rules and procedures in the US and major international jurisdictions.
  • Collaborate with attorneys, engineers, and scientists to ensure that all patent filings are accurate and comprehensive.


  • Registered Patent Agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in patent prosecution.
  • Background in mechanical, electrical, or software engineering.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or a closely related field.


  • Registration with the USPTO is required.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with patent-related databases and software for prior art searching and patent drafting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical material to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Competence in handling confidential and sensitive information.


  • 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Contributions to health and dental plans.
  • Subsidized gym membership.
  • Disability coverage.

This position provides a dynamic work environment and the chance to work with innovative clients in cutting-edge technology fields. The firm values dedication, expertise, and a commitment to excellence in serving client needs.

Focused and determined, this intellectual property boutique has made a name for itself in the areas of IP protection, strategy, dispute resolution, and licensing. Associates wishing to perform complex, sophisticated trademark, copyright, and patent work and to learn from highly talented senior partners will find this firm an excellent match. With offices strategically placed in tech hubs across the nation, this firm provides an intimate, focused environment with excellent professional development opportunities.

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