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In-house Electrical Patent Agent Employment opportunity, Mid-Atlantic U.S.
Keith Ross & Associates Inc. is engaged in a search assignment for a Patent Agent on behalf of a corporation located in the Mid-Atlantic United States. Local applicants only please. Our client’s technologies are in the electrical arts area. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of experience as a patent agent, an educational technical background related to electrical engineering and registration to practice before the U.S.P.T.O.
Responsibilities include: Assist in managing the intellectual property portfolio; conducting searches; responses to office actions; statements of use, renewals, monitoring, oppositions, providing counseling, training, and mentoring to employees on intellectual-property issues. Lead and participate in invention mining sessions, including the ability to identify high quality patents, and review patents to determine claim scope and quality, analyze patent claims in relation to products and prior art. Manage and coordinate invention review meetings, including the intake of invention disclosures and related correspondence with inventors. Correspondence relating to patents and maintaining patent and patent application portfolio, including supervising and maintaining the docket and liaise with outside counsel. Responses and directing correspondence to the in-house or outside counsel for further handling. Support patent legal professionals in the preparation of intellectual property related legal opinions on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity; Response to office actions; Conduct patent searches; Due diligence as it relates to acquisitions and divestitures; Interact with a talented core of innovators; Develop and implement offensive and defensive strategies; Assess third party intellectual property rights;
Our client is offering a competitive salary, and annual bonus and a full menu of benefits including a matching 401K Plan, long-term incentive program. If you have interest in learning more about this position or, if you know someone who would qualify please contact me. You should consider Keith Ross as you plan to continue grow professionally in 2013 and beyond. We have the focus and work ethic which have produced successful placements for our clients for over forty six years. Keith Ross & Associates, Inc. offers intellectual property lawyers and patent agents a discreet placement service on an international basis – from staff attorney to senior counsel positions in corporate legal departments, and associate to partnership levels in private firms as well as patent agents.
The Intellectual Property Law Group of Keith Ross & Associates has placed hundreds of patent legal professionals representing a wide range of industries, and diverse intellectual property law firm clients, offering a broad array of technologies and position levels. Over the years we have placed attorneys and agents in over 235 cities in 39 states as well as internationally. If you would like learn more about this employment opportunity please send your resume. Rest assured that we will not forward your resume to a third party without your prior approval.
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