Patent Agent

This patent agent will help drive the growth of Ring’s patent portfolio and support the Chief Patent Counsel in a variety of patent-related tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare drafts of patent applications (software & hardware)
  • Work with engineers to identify patentable inventions
  • Conduct patentability searches
  • Analyze Office actions from the USPTO and foreign patent offices and prepare responses
  • Assist the Chief Patent Counsel in post-grant proceedings at the USPTO (inter partes review, ex parte reexamination)
  • Assist the Chief Patent Counsel in patent litigation matters
  • Provide substantive and organizational IP support

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in an engineering discipline (electrical preferred, will also consider computer science and mechanical)
  • USPTO registration
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a patent agent in a law firm or corporation (in-house)
  • Proficiency with USPTO systems (PAIR, PatFT, EFS Web)
  • Understanding of U.S. and foreign patent laws

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