• West Henrietta, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Position Summary for Patent Writer/Coordinator

The candidate must be a self-motivated individual to work with inventors to write provisional patents, coordinate with external law firm to track patent filings, and assist with responses to office actions. The candidate must also be prepared to perform prior art searches, compose reports to management on status of patent applications and patent portfolio, and to assist internal counsel with other legal matters as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage existing patent incentive program.
  • Draft preliminary patent filings while interfacing with engineering resources/inventors.
  • Track/manage patent process, including fee/renewals and filing deadlines.
  • Interface with counsel/patent agents to finalize patent submissions.
  • Work with counsel/inventors to resolve office actions.
  • Perform preliminary review of patent drafts form patent agent/counsel.
  • Track trademarks and/or copyrights, internationally.
  • Support internal counsel with other legal matters as needed.

Experience Required

  • Minimum 2 years working with a patent attorney or law firm drafting provisional patents, preferably in optics.
  • Patent agent not required but preferable, with experience in optics.
  • Undergraduate degree in science or engineering, preferably in optics. Preferred master degree in optical engineering with at least reading knowledge in diffractive optics, holograms, metasurfaces, metamaterials, photonic crystals, nano optics, and their fabrication.
  • Some knowledge of trademarks and/or copyrights preferred.
  • Exposure to other engineering disciplines including: Electrical Engineering, Computer Programming.
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