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Technology Patent Agent

Company name
BCG Attorney Search

Experience
-10 yrs required

Location
Costa Mesa, CA, United States

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Feb 06, 2024

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Job Overview: A law firm in Costa Mesa, CA, is seeking a Technology Patent Agent to play a pivotal role in their intellectual property practice. The ideal candidate will be responsible for preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office, conducting prior art searches, and providing patentability analysis. Additionally, the Technology Patent Agent will engage in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationships, draft new patent applications, and demonstrate expertise in life sciences fields, with a focus on molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Conduct prior art searches and perform in-depth analysis to assess patentability.
  • Engage in practice development activities to establish and nurture client relationships.
  • Create substantive client correspondence related to patent matters.
  • Instruct local counsel for foreign filings and respond to Office Actions.
  • Assist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects.
  • Apply advanced concepts in various life sciences fields, with a particular emphasis on molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry.
  • Analyze scientific and technical documents, including previously published patent documents.
  • Draft new patent applications and convert provisional applications into utility applications.
  • Convert foreign filed applications into U.S. applications and vice versa.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (or graduate degree) preferred, with a focus on electrical engineering. Degrees in computer science, software engineering, or related areas will also be considered.
  • Experience with display technologies (e.g., LCD, OLED) or rechargeable battery technologies (e.g., for electric vehicles) is a plus.
  • Prior experience in drafting patent applications and patent prosecution or experience examining patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is preferred.
  • Eligibility to sit for the USPTO patent agent exam.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or graduate degree) in electrical engineering, computer science, software engineering, or related field.

Certifications:

  • Eligibility to sit for the USPTO patent agent exam.

Skills:

  • Proficiency in patent application drafting and prosecution.
  • Strong analytical skills for conducting prior art searches and patentability analysis.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication for client correspondence.
  • In-depth knowledge of life sciences, particularly molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry.
  • Ability to convert and manage various types of patent applications.
  • Familiarity with display technologies and rechargeable battery technologies is a plus.

Job Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Benefits offered: The firm offers a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave.

Company info

BCG Attorney Search

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