Patent Agent (High Tech) in Dallas, TX

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Baker Botts LLP   •  

Dallas, TX 75201

Industry: Legal & Accounting


Not Specified years

Posted 60 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Baker Botts LLP is seeking a Patent Agent. As part of the firm's Intellectual Property team, this position is responsible for performing highly complex and sensitive client work requiring a high level of professional capability and skill. The primary responsibilities of this position includes preparing draft patent applications and draft responses to communications from the USPTO. This role assists attorneys in the delivery of quality legal services to clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. The person in this position must have at least a bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering, be a self-starter and have a can-do attitude, possess excellent administrative skills and must have excellent academic credentials. The person in this position is preferably already licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Experience will be factored into compensation level, but not required. This is a full-time, exempt position located in our Dallas Office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 & Trademark Office in connection withall 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 agencypersonnel.
  • 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 withordinary 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.
  • Job Requirements:Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering preferred.
  • Licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office preferred.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and draw inferences from research findings, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to provide operational guidance and leadership to technical staff in area of specialty.
  • Strong investigative and problem resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex patent documentation in area of expertise.
  • 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.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging developments and trends within area of expertise.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and use of time management and project management strategies.
  • 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 toclient needs on legal matters.
  • Within the resident office, there is daily contact with partners, associates, paralegals, and office personnel at all levels. There is a moderate amount of contact with these same groups in other offices.
  • Outside the Firm, there is a moderate amount of contact with clients, vendor representatives and agencypersonnel.
  • Additional hours will be required when necessary to meet established deadlines or stay current withoccasional peaks in workload. Flexibility in working overtime evenings and weekends as required by assigned or overflow work.
  • May require local and out of town travel.

Valid Through: 2019-9-16