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Patent Analyst - Other - Alexandria, Va. or Southfield, Mich.

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Landon IP
Location: Alexandria, Virginia or Southfield
Date posted: 11/23/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Landon IP is seeking a Patent Analyst to work in Alexandria, Virginia or Southfield, Michigan.

Description:
Strategically perform searches relating to patentability (novelty), validity, freedom-to-operate and infringement
Communicate effectively with customers in determining the scope of searches and draft informative reports that clarify and summarize search results
Maintain proficiency with commercial patent databases and other proprietary databases that disclose technical publications.
Conduct long-term patent landscape studies to identify trends in a technology field, deliver competitive intelligence and identify potential research and licensing opportunities
Perform Evidence-Of-Use studies by analyzing products currently used in the market that may be infringing on a patent of interest
Perform qualitative analysis of patents and patent portfolios from a legal, technical and business perspective

Job Requirements:
Previous patent examining or patent searching experience preferred. Bachelors Degree and experience in one of the following areas:

Electrical Engineering:
Semiconductor structure and manufacture, solid state memory, nanotechnology devices and fabrication, electrical circuits and components.

Electrical Communications:
Cellular, mobile and wireless communications; networking; CDMA, OFDM, digital communications; computer engineering degree preferred; OR
Video/audio encoding, image compression technologies, signal transmission and processing.

Medical Devices:
Surgery, prostheses, bio-electrical devices (MRI, ultrasound, etc.).

Mechanical Engineering:
Complex thermal-fluid systems, complex thermodynamics and refrigeration systems, complex fluid mechanics, and turbo-machinery; Complex HVAC systems, OR
Petroleum drilling and platforms, OR
Green technologies including windmills, erosion control, rain routing, and waste management systems

Chemistry:
Polymer, plastic, petroleum refining and synthesis; Organic synthesis, medicinal formulations and synthesis.

Biology/Biotechnology:
DNA primers, viral replication assays, preservation of samples, PCR methods and expression vectors.

Business Methods:
E-Commerce, insurance services, banking/financial products (i.e., such as loans, savings accounts, checking accounts, sweep accounts, certificate of deposit accounts, FDIC regulations, internet banking), credit card/smart card technology, investment products and services (i.e. stocks, bonds, options, derivatives, mutual funds, money market funds)

Computing:
Cryptography including encryption, algorithms, hash functions, watermarking; Software including computer programming, compilers, firmware, video games, operating system, servers; Databases/File Management including indexing, memory allocation, file management applications, knowledge based systems, object database (OQL), OR
Hardware including chips, graphics and media cards, memory (RAM/ROM), drives, I/O devices, buses; Computer Architecture including blocks, registers, flip-flops, MUX, DEMUX, clocks, logic implementation; Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) including graphics, interface design, software/hardware communication

In-depth knowledge of technical literature in the area of subject matter expertise

Highly skilled developing a search methodology and in conducting searches

Strong time management skills and dependable in completing quality projects against deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Additional Info:Employer Type: OtherJob Location: Alexandria, Virginia or Southfield, MichiganLandon IP serves the industry in all stages of the intellectual propertylifecycle through the companys five major business units patentresearch, patent analysis and consulting, information retrieval andlegal services, translations, and patent training through theprestigious and wholly owned subsidiary Patent Resources Group. LandonIPs Patent Search Group literally wrote the book on patent searching,titled Patent Searching: Tools and Techniques published by Wiley &Sons. The company also teaches the Art & Science of Patent Searchingthrough Patent Resources Group which is the industry leader incontinued patent education. Landon IP serves over 10,000 customersworldwide including the United States Patent and Trademark Office whichhas relied upon Landon IP for patent searching since 2005.The company prides itself on communication with employees, assistingemployees in development of their knowledge and skills, and helpingemployees identify and create opportunities for growth within thecompany. The Patent Search Group offers an extensive initial trainingprogram in addition to long-term continued education for new employees.Landon IP also provides a casual and relaxed work environment thatplaces the emphasis on delivering results through highly thoughtfulwork, delighting our customers and continuously exceeding theirexpectations.Posted on November 22, 2010 at 08:18 PM in - US - MidAtlantic and South, - US - Midwest

Necessary Experience: N/A
Contact: Email:careers@landon-ip.com

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