Mechanical Engineering Intellectual Property Patent Agent Job in Dallas, TX Near Me - 323422 |

Mechanical Engineering Intellectual Property Patent Agent

Type Full-Time

Location Texas - Dallas

Job ID BHV9323422

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 2 - Max. 8 Years

Ranking 4 : Medium to Large Business $$$$

Estimated Salary Highest Salary Band in the Market

Practice Areas Patent Agents - Mechanical

2024-01-25 08:40:48

A law firm is seeking a Mechanical Engineering Intellectual Property Patent Agent for their office in Dallas, TX. The ideal candidate will be involved in all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, specializing in mechanical applications related to engines, transmissions, drivetrains, suspensions, control systems, consumer products, and medical devices.

Job Overview:

  • Drafting patent applications related to mechanical engineering concepts.
  • Assisting with patent prosecution, including responding to office actions and communicating with patent examiners.
  • Conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate searches and analyses.
  • Collaborating with attorneys and clients to develop patent strategies and provide technical expertise.
  • Maintaining knowledge of current patent laws and regulations.


  • Drafting patent applications for mechanical inventions.
  • Conducting prior art searches to assess patentability.
  • Assisting attorneys in patent prosecution activities.
  • Collaborating with clients to understand their inventions and goals.
  • Providing technical expertise in mechanical engineering concepts.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience drafting mechanical patent applications.
  • Current status as a registered patent agent.
  • Strong collaborative and communication skills.
  • Motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience in patent drafting.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Professional recommendations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.


  • Registered Patent Agent.


  • Proficiency in drafting patent applications.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering concepts.
  • Ability to conduct prior art searches.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills.

Benefits Offered:

  • Discretionary bonus.
  • Life, health, accident, and disability insurance.
  • 401(k) plan.

A Vault 100 firm widely cited for its outstanding mentorship opportunities for new associates and for its prestigious clientele, associates also applaud its impressive pro-bono policies, which consider pro-bono work just as important as billable work in calculating bonuses and advancement. They also cite mobility within the firm and say that lower-level associates often work closely with partners on projects, making growth opportunities abundant to those looking for career development.

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