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Patent Agent


Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
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Job Functions:

  •  Patent prosecution, including the preparation, filing, and prosecution of new patent applications.
  • Supporting counsel in the preparation of intellectual property related legal opinions on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity.
  • Supporting patent related due diligence in commercial transactions such as acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing.
  • Preparing and participating in patent review panels to ensure IP and business strategy alignment.
  • Possesses / willing to develop working knowledge of IP docketing system to independently docket and manage critical actions and associated dates. 
  • Process legal invoices and assist with other legal department needs
  • The candidate must also be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:
  • Be highly motivated, with the ability to pro-actively organize a heavy workload and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels within business clients,    and with multinational personnel from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and locations.
  • A flexible and proactive approach to problems and demands, with the ability to thrive on challenge and react quickly and positively to a fast-moving and challenging environment.
  • A record of providing legal services in a timely, accurate, and professional manner.
  • A working familiarity with global patent practices.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science or Engineering discipline required.
  • Five plus years of experience, preferably with a law firm.
  • Successful candidate must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is essential.
  • Experience in intellectual property litigation is a plus, including experience investigating infringement by third parties, assisting in the preparation of cease and desist letters, and interfacing with outside counsel.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be registered before the US Patent and Trademark Office and have a minimum of 5 years of experience prosecuting patents and coordinating non-U.S. prosecution and patent portfolio administration.
  • Must have experience in analyzing the patentability of inventions and validity of patents, including the preparation of patent applications, opinions, and the filing of U.S. patent applications.
  • Must not be DE-Barred by FDA for work in any Medical Device or Pharmaceutical business.

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