Patent Agent


Mc Lean, VA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 11 days ago

Job Description:

  • Primary responsibilities of the position include developing and implementing patent filing strategies, conducting interviews with clients to obtain invention disclosures, preparing patent applications under the supervision of a patent attorney, analyzing office actions and preparing responses under the supervision of a patent attorney, conducting interviews with Patent Office examiners and other patent prosecution-related activity, assisting in formulating and preparing infringement and validity opinions, working on patent post-grant proceedings, assisting in patent and other litigation, and supporting intellectual property licensing and other transactions.
  • Additional duties include writing scientific and technical documents in clear concise English; effectively managing a docket with multiple clients and deadlines; conducting legal and technical research and analysis using all available resources in support of various patent-related matters; working closely with attorneys, other agents, and staff to research the invention and draft the specifications using technical expertise in the field; following the ethical requirements as set forth by the Firm's professional liability insurer; and performing various other tasks as requested/needed.

Required Skills

  • Candidate must have a background in computer science, physics, software engineering, or related fields. 1+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patents is required.
  • Successful candidate will have passed the patent bar examination or be eligible to sit for the examination.
  • Successful candidate must have excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal communication skills, be highly-motivated, business-minded, a team player, able to learn new technologies quickly, and have a strong ability to write scientific and technical documents in clear, concise English.
  • Candidate must be able to effectively manage multiple matters simultaneously with various deadlines, and possess the technical and analytical skills necessary to conduct complex and detailed analysis of patent-related matters.
  • Candidate must also possess the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and provide information with courtesy and tact in person, electronically, and by phone.
  • The successful candidate will work in the Northern Virginia office.

Key requirements:

  • Experience writing software applications
  • Speaks Chinese
  • Willingness to sit for the Patent Bar Exam.
  • 1+ year IP / Patent experience
$120K - $130K