Electrical Engineering Patent Agent Job in Saint Louis, MO - 176521 | BCGSearch.com

Electrical Engineering Patent Agent

Type Full-Time

Location Missouri - Saint Louis

Job ID VO8Y176521

Skills Patent Agents - Electrical EngineeringPatent Agents - Computer Science

2020-09-17 09:55:32

Saint Louis office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks patent agent with 1-3 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical arts. The candidate will draft and globally prosecute patent applications primarily in electrical, computer science, and business method fields. Will interface with inventors. Coordinate and correspond with foreign law firms to file and prosecute foreign patent applications. Coordinate and correspond with clients for processing and legalization of formal documents for filing in U.S. and foreign patent offices. Review country requirements and obtain Foreign Filing Licenses where needed. Maintain client portfolio and provide client with estimates of costs for future filings and maintenance. Assist in the Firm's standardized procedures to enhance malpractice prevention. Prepare and send notices to clients regarding upcoming deadlines. Correspond with foreign law firms regarding filings, deadlines, and billings. Anticipate supervising partner or client needs for specific projects. Delegate effectively and as appropriate with Paralegals or Legal Administrative Assistants. Design, recommend, and implement new processes and procedures to increase group efficiency. Take on special projects, as needed. Perform other duties as assigned. Must have a Bachelor's degree, higher degree, or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree and/or work experience. Should preferably have U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registration (or ability to qualify) and domestic and international patent prosecution experience. Law firm or in-house Intellectual Property experience is preferred.

The candidate should have excellent academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. Must have ability to work well under pressure, multi-task efficiently, and be an independent thinker. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Must be self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Must be highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Strong professional, independent thinking skills with strength in problem solving and the ability to offer constructive opinions and creative solutions are essential. A team player who motivates and educates other team members.

This large Midwestern firm emphasizes integrity, good judgment, communication abilities, a high energy level and superior intellect. Associates with academic achievement, leadership, dedication, intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial skills are highly valued. This firm has three departments: Corporate Law; Litigation; and Tax, Trusts & Estates. Although the attorneys are each members of one of these departments, they each also practice in strong industry-focused teams or practice groups, that, in many instances, cross department lines. While some associates express displeasure at the salaries, compensation is high for the minimum billable hours requirement.

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