Patent Agent (2569)
San Diego North County
Pillsbury is seeking a Patent Agent to assist the IP practice area in the firm's San Diego North County office. 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.
Candidate must have a background in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, software engineering, or related fields. 3+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patents is preferred. Successful candidate will have passed the patent bar examination and must have excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal communication skills, be highly-motivated, business-minded, a team player, and be able to learn new technologies quickly.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.