Patent Attorney or Agent: Electrical Engineering/Physics

COJK is seeking an associate level patent attorney or agent to join our firm’s Electrical Engineering Patent Practice Group. Responsibilities include patent preparation and prosecution, foreign portfolio management, 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 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 electrical engineering, electronics, applied physics, or material science. Attorney requirements include a J.D. from an accredited law school, a minimum of three years of patent law experience, a license to practice law in at least one state, preferably Washington, and admittance to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Patent agents with relevant technical experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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 whose patents have been infringed
  • Providing support to the litigation department
  • Advising clients on the use and protection of patents
  • 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 electrical engineering, physics, materials science
    or electronics
  • Licensed patent agent, or
  • Attorney with J.D. degree from an accredited law school
    • Licensed to practice in at least one state, preferably Washington
    • Admitted to practice before the USPTO

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 Attorney or Agent: Electrical Engineering/Physics in the subject line. 

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