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Patent Agent - Mountain View

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Google Inc.
Location: Mountain View, CA
Date posted: 09/21/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Patent Agent - Mountain View



Patent Agent - Mountain View

Legal is a close-knit team of lawyers and legal professionals who operate on a truly global stage. We take pride in working for a company with a clear mission ("to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful") and a real soul ("don't be evil"). Google's innovative services raise challenging legal questions that demand creative and practical answers. We work at the crossroads of new technologies and existing laws to provide those answers, helping Google build innovative and important products for our users around the world. If this sounds like your kind of place, it probably is.

The role: Patent Agent

As a Patent Agent, you'll help protect Google's valuable – and growing – intellectual property. This is a vital role on the Patent team in which you'll work with and manage outside counsel during their preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications. A significant portion of your job will be to acquire a deep understanding of Google's business and technologies and to collaborate with engineers and product managers for the purpose of harvesting ideas for new patent applications. This will include educating them on the intricacies of the patent system. Your responsibilities may also grow to include assisting with the review of third-party offers to license and/or purchase patents and supporting due-diligence activities in merger-and-acquisition transactions. You'll work with an invigorating, inspiring team of innovators who are passionate about future technologies and excited about resolving their ensuing legal challenges.

Responsibilities: Identify inventions that can be patented and conduct invention-disclosure meetings. Review patent applications and coordinate efforts with outside patent counsel. Make foreign filing decisions. Educate company employees on patents and the patent process. Perform preliminary infringement and invalidity analyses. Requirements: BA/BS degree, with excellent academic credentials and computer science preferred. At least 3 years of relevant patent prosecution experience. Eligible to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Demonstrated experience identifying technologies that can be patented. Solid technical knowledge of computer science, the Internet and hardware. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Self-motivated and able to work independently and with a team.

About Google:
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin,Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users.Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.



Necessary Experience: 2-5 Years Experience
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