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Patent Analyst - Intellectual Property

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
Date posted: 02/08/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 Patent Analyst - Intellectual Property
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Location: Wheeling, WV – Global Operations Center
Job# 198001
Orrick’s IP group is chosen by leading technology companies in major litigation throughout the world. We advise clients in procuring patents and trademarks, and in global IP protection strategies. We also help clients establish best practices during the inventive and patenting processes which will bolster the patent’s validity and scope. Orrick’s IP group has received numerous awards and accolades for its innovative work and contributions, including being named to The American Lawyer’s list of "A Distinguished Dozen," included in The American Lawyer’s survey of top IP firms for defending the most patent cases, and ranked in the Top 10 for the most patent cases handled.

We currently have an excellent opportunity in our Global Operations Center in Wheeling WV for a Patent Analyst - Intellectual Property.
The Patent Analyst will assist clients in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), and provide scientific depth and technical analysis of prior art in Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering patent litigation.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Prepare and prosecute patent applications, including drawings.
• Prepare and prosecute reexamination requests.
• Intellectual Property Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions, as well as venture investments.
• Technical document review.
• Identify and review prior art.
• Draft Office Action Responses.
• Work directly with scientists.
• Stay current with local court rules and rules / regulations applicable to specialty or specific discipline.
• Perform various administrative tasks as required.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate must possess a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering (EE) or Computer Science (CS). Advanced degree is a plus. Work experience in the technology industry is highly desirable. Exceptional organization, verbal, and written communication skills, plus proven detailed knowledge and understanding of complex issues and procedures are expected. Must be able to work with little or no supervision on very complex matters.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

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Contact: Please send a cover letter and resume including your salary expectations to Submissions without salary expectations will not be considered.
This position is located in our Global Operations Center in Wheeling, WV
No phone calls please.

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