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Patent Attorney

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Monolithic Power Systems
Location: San Jose, California
Date posted: 03/30/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 Participate in and/or oversee patent application preparation and prosecution world-wide.

Analyze patents and prepare infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate opinions.
Work on developing strategy for R&D group on how they can develop an area, strengthen patents to support products
Client counseling through participation in various levels of R&D and other cross-functional team meetings
Identifying research that may be subject to filing of patent applications
Conduct educational client seminars and courses on intellectual property
Work with outside counsel on opinions and aid them in communicating with the right contacts and in gathering correct information



Necessary Experience:

 Degree in electrical engineering
J.D. from accredited law schools
4-6 years experience with a law firm and/or corporation
Admitted to a State bar 
Admitted to U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience with preparation and prosecution of US patents; preparation of infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate opinions; client counseling
Transactional/licensing experience preferred but not required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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