|Assists the Intellectual Property (IP) Attorneys with drafting and prosecuting US, foreign, international patent applications, as well as providing specialized support for other IP services in the area of Geophysics, seismic processing and interpretation. Specific job duties include: (i) drafting patent applications and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in communication with international associates for foreign patent applications under the supervision of IP attorneys; (ii) preparing office action responses for local and international patent applications under the supervision of IP attorneys; (iii) generating documents in support of patent applications, including information disclosure statements, assignments, declarations and other materials related to patent prosecution; (iv) performing patent searches, analyzing invention disclosures, scientific or technical documents, and reviewing issued patents in order to evaluate patent specific issues such as patentability and validity; (v) conducting Freedom to Operate searches; (vi) conducting competitive landscape searches and reviewing prior art; and (vii) maintaining a current knowledge of intellectual property rules and regulations.|
US patent and trademark office (USPTO) license eligible.
10% domestic or international travel to unanticipated locations for client disclosure meetings. Must be available nights and weekends, as needed. Exempt salary position. Must meet minimum of 1700 billable hours annually.
New employees must pass a standard criminal background check and have their reported education and previous employment verified.