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Computer Science Patent Agent

Type Full-Time

Location California - Palo Alto

Job ID LL4W150979

Skills Patent Agents - Electrical EngineeringPatent Agents - Computer SciencePatent Agents - Computer Engineering

2020-09-21 10:52:12

Palo Alto office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks patent agent with 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 responses 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. Provide direction and guidance to legal support staff on specific issues, as appropriate. Stay abreast of technology trends and make recommendations regarding technology needs. Undertake continuing education, and remain abreast of current patent prosecution issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate accreditation in the field. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Must have Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. Must preferably be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex patent documentation in area of expertise is essential. Knowledge of and use of time management and project management strategies is essential.

The candidate should have ability to analyze, interpret, and draw inferences from research findings, and prepare reports. Must have ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty. Strong investigative and problem resolution skills are needed. Should have ability to effectively communicate complex factual, technical information; ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures; ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals are needed. Must have advanced oral and written communication skills. Should have ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints; ability to learn and capably use various software packages; ability to operate standard office equipment; ability to facilitate individual and group meetings; ability to understand and comply with confidentiality issues and ethical responsibilities; ability to travel to private and public buildings via private or public conveyance to assist in attending to client needs on legal matters.

This Texas-headquartered elite firm is appealing for associates interested in energy work. The firm is serious about its career development. Junior associates are assigned a senior associate mentor and formal training at the firm is guaranteed. Associates confirmed the firm has an encouragement aspect and all workers strive to the best job they can do. This firm has gained important recognition in the community for its diversity efforts. Pro bono is popular among the attorneys and most have devoted over 100 years each year to pro bono efforts. Thefirm pays top-of-market compensation.

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