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Patent Agent

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Micro Systems Engineering, Inc
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date posted: 01/10/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 About the Job

The Patent Agent will be responsible for all aspects of intellectual property management including submission preparation, coordination of outside counsel, education, analysis, and protection strategy, as well as serve as liaison to the Corporate IP group. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background with previous experience in implantable cardiac medical products, low power microelectronics, and high-reliability software.


Preparation of patent applications and filing of all papers relating to patent prosecution
Carry out in-house prosecution and manage the prosecution efforts of outside counsel
Provide interface and support between R&D and Corporate IP group
Assist new product development teams in identification and protection of intellectual property
Initiate and interpret patentability searches
Prepare analyses of patents in regard to infringement and validity
Provide assistance in regards to intellectual property aspects of contracts and agreements
Collect and maintain data relating to the competitive patent landscape
Identify and enforce Trade Secret matters
Counsel, train, and mentor internal engineers and suppliers on intellectual property issues


Necessary Experience:


Undergraduate engineering degree required. (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science / Software Engineering.)

Advanced Technical Degree and/or previous experience with electronic medical engineering/technology preferred

Active Patent Agent registration with the USPTO with current, detailed knowledge of patent laws and regulations

5+ years of patent prosecution experience required with drafting and extensive patent and non-patent literature searching experience

Experience with patent appeals, re-examination, re-issue, and interference proceedings is a plus

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong business sense to facilitate and appropriately manage issues between technical and legal colleagues

Practical, hands-on experience in engineering or related field with a demonstrated curiosity and passion for medical device technologies strongly preferred

Contact: For consideration, please apply using the link below

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