Patent Agent - Technology Job in Palo Alto, CA Near Me - 330403 |

Patent Agent - Technology

Type Full-Time

Location California - Palo Alto

Job ID 4772330403

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 2 Years

Ranking 4 : Medium to Large Business $$$$

Estimated Salary Highest Salary Band in the Market

Practice Areas Patent Agents - PhysicsPatent Agents - Electrical EngineeringPatent Agents - Computer SciencePatent Agents - Computer EngineeringPatent Agents - Mechanical

2024-07-03 07:02:58

A law firm in Palo Alto is seeking a Patent Agent - Technology with a focus on electrical arts, particularly display and battery technology, and optics. The candidate will be responsible for:


Job Overview:

  • Supervised by an intellectual property partner
  • Daily contact and guidance from all partners in the practice group
  • Protecting inventions with technical merit while assuming significant client responsibilities
  • Providing high-quality legal services to domestic and foreign clients



  • Preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Performing prior art searches and analysis
  • Conducting patentability analysis
  • Engaging in IP due diligence
  • Developing client relationships through practice development activities
  • Preparing substantive client correspondence
  • Instructing local counsel for foreign filings and Office Actions
  • Assisting in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects
  • Analyzing scientific or technical documents for patentability, novelty, and inventiveness
  • Converting prior provisional applications into utility applications
  • Converting foreign filed applications into U.S. applications
  • Converting U.S. applications into foreign applications



  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or eligible to sit for the USPTO patent agent exam
  • Bachelor’s degree (or graduate degree) preferably in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering
  • 2+ years of experience prosecuting or examining patent applications in the electrical arts, with a focus on display and battery technology and optics



  • Excellent writing and research abilities
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication
  • Strong organizational skills


Benefits offered:

Total compensation package may include medical, financial, and other benefits (401(k), vacation, sick time, parental leave) depending on the position offered.

This large law firm opened with a labor and leveraged-leasing practice and quickly built a substantial corporate and litigation practice. Today, the firm focuses its practice on business and finance, investment management, litigation, labor and employment, real estate and environmental issues. Attorneys at the firm enjoy a faily casual, though conservative, environment where partners tend to be collegial and offer excellent formal and informal training programs. In addition to recieving fair market salaries, associates at the firm have the opportunity to participate in award winning pro bono work.

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