at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Arnold & Porter is seeking an Engineering Patent Agent for the Intellectual Property practice group working in any one of the Firm's domestic offices (Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston or Denver). The Patent Agent works with Patent Attorneys to secure patents by preparing, filing and prosecuting applications involving new inventions with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Please include a cover letter, resume, school transcripts (please include each school), and writing sample with your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Evaluating the patentability of innovations and invention disclosures. Preparing, drafting and filing patent applications. Drafting responses to domestic and foreign Office Actions. Performing research and analysis and providing guidance on a variety of patent and Intellectual Property related issues. Performing prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses. Preparing draft amendments to patent claims, specifications and abstracts. Assisting patent attorneys with the global prosecution of complex patent families. QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in both writing original patent applications and prosecuting pending applications. A minimum of three years of extensive work experience in the electrical/mechanical/computer technologies patent prosecution field required. A degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science or equivalent technical experience. Candidates currently licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as an agent are strongly preferred but consideration will be made to candidates with extensive experience who are planning to take the Bar. Familiarity with Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) practice is preferred. Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software. Excellent academic credentials and references. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Strong problem solving skills. Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously. Excellent organization and communications skills, both oral and written. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail. Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm's equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster. Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.