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Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents/Technical Specialists, J.A. Lindeman & Co., Falls Church, VA

J.A. LINDEMAN & CO., an Intellectual Property law firm located in northern Virginia, has openings for a patent attorney or patent agent/technical specialist on both its Engineering and Design team and its Chemical/Life Sciences team. Candidates for the Engineering and Design team should have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science/software engineering or in a related technological field. Candidates for Chemical/Life Sciences team should have a Ph.D. in a biotechnology field, for example, biochemistry, immunology or microbiology.  As a member of the firm’s IP practice, the attorney/agent/technical specialist will work directly with other attorneys, clients, patent examiners and foreign counsel and be involved in all aspects of patent practice, such as:

  • Working with inventors and counseling clients,
  • Evaluating inventions,
  • Drafting patent applications and developing patent portfolios,
  • Preparing responses to the USPTO and to international patent offices,
  • Analyzing patent materials,
  • Transactions and due diligence, and
  • Preparing freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions

The positions are for candidates with 0 to 5 years’ experience in U.S. patent prosecution, with a preference for candidates who are registered to practice before the USPTO.  Local law school students are encouraged to apply.  Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential, and the ability to work both independently and in a team is a must.  A strong customer service orientation and excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with firm personnel, clients, and foreign counsel are essential.  Interested candidates should send a current resume to Ngoc Fig at  J.A. Lindeman & Co. has a complete benefits package including medical insurance and retirement and is an equal opportunity employer.