Patent Agent: Mechanical Engineering

COJK is seeking a patent agent to join our firm’s Mechanical Engineering Patent Practice Group. Responsibilities include patent preparation and prosecution, patent licensing, and conducting due diligence on new products and technology acquisitions towards rendering opinions to clients. The position requires working closely with clients, inventors, and firm attorneys.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to develop and expand internal and external relationships. The candidate must excel in a team environment, as well as be a motivated self-starter who works well under pressure, with the flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Requirements include a B.S. in mechanical engineering, relevant technical experience, a minimum of two years of patent law experience, and admittance to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting prior art searches
  • Determining ownership rights to various parts of an invention
  • Drafting patent applications and working with the USPTO to resolve patent examiner questions
  • Patent licensing
  • Assisting clients with identifying the nature of their intellectual property
  • Monitoring existing and proposed patents
  • Attending meetings and conducting conference calls with clients and contacts in the United States and overseas
  • Dealing with general inquiries on patent protection
  • Filing domestic and international patent applications
  • Handling patent renewals

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering
  • Licensed patent agent

Compensation:

  • Dependent on experience
  • Full benefits:
    • Medical/Dental/Vision/LTD/STD
    • 401(k)
    • Metro Pass

To Apply:  e-mail resume to recruiting@cojk.com with Patent Agent: Mechanical Engineering in the subject line. 

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