Top Patent Agent Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Patent Agent. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Patent Agent resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.0% of Patent Agent resumes contained Patent Applications as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Patent Agent actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Patent Agent resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patent Applications

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Here's how Patent Applications is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Drafted patent applications (including several for high-profile, commercially significant inventions and product enhancements) and stewarded the patent portfolio.
  • Prepared and filed provisional patent applications, utility patent applications, and design applications in a wide variety of subject areas.
  • Draft and prosecute foreign and domestic patent applications; special emphasis on diagnostic and therapeutic agents for cancer and cardiovascular applications.
  • Worked on drafting and prosecution of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and chemical patent applications
  • Reduced prosecution costs while dramatically increasing the quality of patent applications by tempering high-throughput practice.
  • Prepared and prosecuted US patent applications in mechanical, chemical, and electrical technologies.
  • Suggested and wrote detailed experimental protocols to aid inventors in enhancing their patent applications.
  • Researched, drafted, and prosecuted patent applications for mechanical and electrical inventions.
  • Practiced quality control procedures to ensure the technical accuracy of the patent applications.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for individuals, corporations and patent attorneys.
  • Drafted patent applications for inventions directed at Computer Science and Information Technology.
  • Drafted internal US patent applications on laboratory instrumentation and instrument control software.
  • Instructed foreign associates regarding filing and prosecuting patent applications in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Drafted and electronically filed patent applications, Led patent disclosure evaluation committee.
  • Performed patent searching, drafted novelty opinions and provisional patent applications.
  • Prosecuted patent applications in electronics, optical and medical device technologies.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for U.S. and International filing.
  • Drafted patent applications in molecular diagnostics; conducted freedom-to-operate analyses.
  • Prepared and prosecuted biotechnology related patent applications for universities.

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2. Intellectual Property

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Here's how Intellectual Property is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Implemented and managed current awareness program to monitor intellectual property of Suppliers, Competitors, and Customers to ensure competitive advantage.
  • Represented technology inventors before Motorola's Networks and Enterprise patent committee and executed intellectual property training class for 50+ engineers.
  • Identified, prepared, prosecuted and championed intellectual property related to 4 diagnostic products that were successfully commercialized.
  • Build strong client relationship management practice through tailored consulting in Intellectual Property matters, especially in patents.
  • Develop customized patent and intellectual property strategies according to individual business demands and product launch plans.
  • Patent Attorney consultant Consulted overseas companies on protection of their intellectual property in China.
  • Researched intellectual property issues concerning non-practicing entities to keep the firm up-to-date.
  • Provided intellectual property training to about 30 technical and business colleagues.
  • Managed and operated multiple intellectual property companies simultaneously.
  • Maintained daily communication with the intellectual property office.
  • Directed Research initiatives to provide intellectual property protection.
  • Monitored intellectual property of competitive technologies.
  • Managed all Intellectual Property matters.
  • Managed, trained over 25 engineers, physicists, chemists, and engineering students in intellectual property.
  • Keep up-to-date with legal developments in the intellectual property field.
  • Assist supervising attorney in all aspects of Intellectual Property law.
  • Evaluated intellectual property (IP) rights to support litigation.
  • Draft and negotiate software and intellectual property licenses.
  • specialized in maintaining, protecting and developing the intellectual property portfolio for the Peripheral Vascular Devices Business Unit.
  • Provide opinions regarding patent infringement and participate in strategic planning related to intellectual property.

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3. Medical Devices

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Here's how Medical Devices is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Prosecuted patent applications for two medical devices.
  • Prepared and prosecuted medical devices patent applications, specifically for heart valves, and for heart-valve based medical devices.
  • Focused on catheters, implantable medical devices and drug delivery systems.
  • Specialized in examining patents relating to internal combustion engines and medical devices.
  • Determined novelty of patent applications for medical devices.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications disclosing innovative technology involving micro-processing chips, computer disk drives, bio-medical devices, and telecommunications.

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4. PTO

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Here's how PTO is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Conducted in-person and telephone interviews with patent examiners in the USPTO regarding patent applications in prosecution.
  • Conduct telephone interviews with USPTO Examiners during patent prosecution.
  • Completed patent and trademark searches to advise the client on the likelihood of rejection from the USPTO.
  • Completed training and earned certification to practice before the USPTO (Registration Number: 68954).
  • Prepared over 10 patent applications and responses to over 40 office actions issued by the USPTO.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Revised contents of foreign priority and national stage applications for clarity and USPTO standards.
  • Completed or assisted with the filing of ~30 responses to USPTO Office Actions.
  • Researched USPTO and Google patent databases for prior art relevant to client inventions.
  • Conducted successful interviews with Examiners at the USPTO for allowance of patent applications.
  • Experience with Examiner interviews at the USPTO over a wide range of technologies.
  • Created, assisted clients in executing, and recorded assignments with the PTO.
  • Prepared, filed and prosecuted utility and design patent applications before the USPTO.
  • Prepare and submit responses to USPTO office actions in pending patent applications.
  • Acted as a liaison among US PTO, legal and scientific teams.
  • Drafted amendments and replies in response to several hundred PTO office actions.
  • Conducted interviews with USPTO Examiners and Supervisors to further client objectives.
  • Delivered Deadline Sensitive Projects to Upper Management, Engineers and USPTO.
  • Draft USPTO Petitions and Office Action Responses including amendments & remarks.
  • Conducted over 300+ in-person/telephone interviews with the USPTO's Examiners.

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5. Patent Counsel

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Here's how Patent Counsel is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Coordinate with outside patent counsel and internal engineer to prepare and prosecution US and international patent applications.
  • Conducted freedom to practice and prior art searches, drafted patents applications, and worked with outside patent counsel.
  • Conferred with in-house patent counsel on technical merits/patent strategy.
  • Patent prosecution Patent counseling, including infringement, validity, and freedom to operate opinions Patent litigation

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6. Invention Disclosures

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Here's how Invention Disclosures is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Interview inventors to obtain full invention disclosures for drafting patent applications.
  • Conducted inventor brainstorming sessions to generate invention disclosures.
  • Reviewed invention disclosures and prior art.
  • Reviewed invention disclosures, assessed patentability, drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the chemical, biotechnological, and pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Prepare written invention disclosures -Describe maximum claim scope with disclosure assuring broadest possible claim coverage.
  • Review invention disclosures, prepare and prosecute patent and trademark applications.

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7. Art Searches

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Here's how Art Searches is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Conducted extensive prior art searches for prosecution and litigation related matters.
  • Assisted in patent prosecution doing technology reviews, freedom to operate searches, patentability, and prior art searches.
  • Performed prior art searches to determine patentability of applications.
  • Performed prior art searches using subscription-based tools including Innography; prepared four-corners(boundaries of invention) for reconveyance purposes.
  • Reviewed patent specifications and application content, analyzed patent claims for invention scope, and performed prior art searches.
  • Performed prior art searches to determine if applications met legal and technical requirements.

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8. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Designed and implemented due diligence strategies for mergers, acquisitions, and IPO activities.
  • Performed due diligence and clearance searches for various products.
  • Participated in due diligence review of patent portfolios.
  • Patent portfolio valuation and due diligence and search for patent infringers.
  • Developed patent portfolio and conducted due diligence for early stage startup company that was acquired by leading Intravascular Ultrasound Corporation.
  • Review and analyze patent prosecution and title documents for due diligence investigations.

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9. PCT

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Here's how PCT is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Performed PCT International Searches and Preliminary Examinations.
  • Drafted over 70 patent applications and prosecuted with USPTO; drafted and nationalized 5 international(PCT) applications.
  • Provided analysis and prepared responses and claim amendments to numerous Office Actions in US, PCT and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Prepared Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications, analyzed search reports, and prepared responses to Written Opinions.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications at the US-PTO, PCT, EPO, and in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Drafted patent applications for provisional filing, national filing, and PCT filing.
  • Drafted and prosecuted US, PCT and foreign patent applications.
  • Handled PCT patent filings and managed foreign patent filings.
  • Translated and proofread PCT and its Regulations.
  • Maintained and prosecuted domestic and foreign applications, office actions, information disclosures (IDS), and PCT applications.

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10. Biotechnology

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Here's how Biotechnology is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Prepared and prosecuted US and International applications related to biotechnology, immunology, mechanical devices and pharmaceutical subject matter.
  • Conducted patentability, invalidity and infringement searches for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

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11. Patentability Opinions

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Here's how Patentability Opinions is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Summarize and clarify the results of patent searches and provide patentability opinions.
  • Performed prior art searches, provided verbal and written patentability opinions.
  • Conducted patentability analyses and wrote patentability opinions regarding new inventions submitted from inventors.
  • Provided accurate patentability opinions based on patentability searches and invention analysis.
  • Drafted non-infringement and patentability opinions regarding mechanical innovations.
  • Performed legal analysis which led to generating patentability opinions and infringement opinions which were communicated to business and research management.

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12. Trademark Applications

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Here's how Trademark Applications is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Prepared trademark applications/renewals and office action responses.
  • Filed several dozen trademark applications with the Patent and Trademark Offices of Moldova and Russia - all of them were certified.
  • Complete prosecution of trademark applications at state, federal, and international levels.
  • Drafted and prosecuted a wide range of patent and trademark applications.
  • Conducted trademark searches and provided support in the evaluation of trademark search results and the filing and prosecution of trademark applications.
  • Prepare and submit use declarations, renewal applications, statements of use, and related filings for trademark applications/registrations.

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13. Information Disclosure Statements

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Here's how Information Disclosure Statements is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Prepare information disclosure statements, declarations, and other patent prosecution related materials.
  • Reviewed and filed Information Disclosure Statements with patent office.
  • Created and filed information disclosure statements.
  • Filed patent applications, Information Disclosure Statements, PCT applications, and amendments with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Prepared, drafted and maintained domestic applications, office actions, and information disclosure statements.
  • Prepared and filed Information Disclosure Statements for the USPTO.
  • Prepared Information Disclosure Statements, patent searches and preliminary patentability opinions.

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14. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Maintained close contact with Korean Patent Law firms, delivering US Patent application service from Korea.
  • Document review attorney for international corporate law firm.
  • Project attorney for international corporate law firm.
  • Worked closely with prominent law firms and external consultants regarding to the SEC regulations, rules and other financial matters.
  • Assisted an international law firm in lower Manhattan in its defense of one of the world's largest banks.
  • Provided contract services at client locations and vendor sites including several prestigious Twin City law firms.

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15. Foreign Associates

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Here's how Foreign Associates is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Instruct foreign associates on responding to Office actions and assist clients in managing their worldwide IP portfolios.
  • Provided instructions to foreign associates regarding foreign filings.
  • Worked closely with foreign associates to coordinate and advance clients' intellectual property interests around the globe.
  • Draft patent applications, patent prosecution and general correspondence to U.S. and foreign associates.
  • Work directly with clients and foreign associates.

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16. Mechanical Devices

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Here's how Mechanical Devices is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Write utility and provisional applications in mechanical devices

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17. Business Methods

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Here's how Business Methods is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Prosecuted patent applications related to computer software and hardware, including business methods.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, life sciences and software arts, medical devices and business methods.
  • Finalized the best mode of written reports of consumer product descriptions that included computerized business methods.
  • Drafted applications mainly in the electrical fields including telecommunications, computer, network, business methods and mechanical subject matter.
  • Prosecuted 200+ patent applications within a variety of arts including telecommunications, software, and business methods.
  • Worked primarily in the fields of CMOS fabrication, business methods, computer networking, mechanical device, bio medical devices.

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18. R

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Here's how R is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Maintained open communication with clients regarding case status, and to ensure timely delivery and processing of all necessary prosecution materials.
  • Determined title defects of both international and domestic patents for cardiac device manufacturer and biochemistry corporation arising from bankruptcy and merger.
  • Conducted, directed and analyzed patent searches and rendered opinions on validity, non-infringement and patent avoidance of third-party patents.
  • Prepared and evaluated different technologies and technical drawings, analyzed drawings and technical specifications of competing reference patents and publications.
  • Prosecuted numerous office actions, and served as a technical adviser for litigation, preparation and prosecution matters.
  • Conducted Examiner interviews to further advocate and achieve a high application allowance rate without compromising on claim quality.
  • Maintain full accountability for handling all aspects of day-to-day patent activities in accordance with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Prosecuted patents including disclosures, drafting applications, office action responses, and portfolio analysis.
  • Performed freedom-to-operate analyses for research teams and assisted project teams with patent landscaping efforts.
  • Drafted invalidity and non-infringement opinions in various technologies including semiconductor materials and electronics applications.
  • Specialized in patents in chemical, biochemical, chemical engineering and basic manufactured articles.
  • Developed detail for applications, in certain cases including mathematical and algorithm aspects.
  • Assisted with trademark searches and trademark application preparation, filing and prosecution.
  • Assisted attorneys with several litigation-related reexaminations in the vehicle power electronics arts.
  • Created and maintained an internal document management system and docketing database.
  • Performed infringement and claim chart analysis for offensive and defensive matters.
  • Communicated extensively with clients and translated to/from Japanese when needed.
  • Prepared and filed trademark registrations in a variety of classifications.
  • Reviewed patent litigation documents using Relativity and Summation document programs
  • Represented high profile multinational companies in patent invalidation actions.

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19. Patent Infringement

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Here's how Patent Infringement is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Executed redaction analysis on damages phase of patent infringement suit.
  • Provided support for two patent infringement suits, including interrogatories and depositions.
  • Review documents for Responsiveness, Confidentiality, and Privilege in complex Breach of Contract and Patent Infringement Case.
  • Conducted presentations in PowerPoint on patent infringement research and analysis.
  • Work includes pharmaceutical patent infringement where I did initial review and quality control work.
  • Provided technical support on a chemical patent infringement case.

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20. Litigation Support

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Here's how Litigation Support is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Provided litigation support for cases dealing with various aspects of intellectual property law.
  • Provided litigation support, including: drafting arguments for Markman Hearings, performing legal research, and consulted on technical issues.
  • Provide litigation support by reviewing electronic discovery documents for cases involving product liability litigation and federal Anti-Kickback Statute investigation.
  • Provided litigation support in complex product liability cases for an international pharmaceutical company located in RTP.
  • Provided litigation support for discovery request.
  • Prepare infringement analysis for clients accused of patent infringement and other litigation support issues.

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23. Infringement Analysis

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Here's how Infringement Analysis is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Assisted partner with infringement analysis and prepared infringement charting documents.
  • Conducted an infringement analysis, searched for related case law, and drafted an opinion letter to assist an attorney.
  • Conducted patent infringement analysis on a pre-paid telephone card communications system.
  • Perform patent analysis including infringement analysis, design around analysis, and validity opinions.
  • Perform prior art searches and legal research, prepare claim charts, infringement analysis and legal opinions.
  • Performed patent drafting, prosecution, infringement analysis, and opinion work.

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24. Examiner Interviews

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Here's how Examiner Interviews is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Conducted examiner interviews and led business development initiatives.
  • Participate in examiner interviews regarding responses to non-final and final office actions.
  • Conducted Examiner interviews and meetings with inventors.
  • Conducted numerous in-person examiner interviews.
  • Involved with original drafting, prosecution, Examiner interviews, appeals, and post- allowance procedures including reissues and reexaminations.
  • Conducted examiner interviews, drafted amendments, and filed responses to office actions.

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25. Computer Software

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Here's how Computer Software is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Subject areas searched and prosecuted include electronics, computer software, telecommunications and electrical.
  • Solo legal practice focused on patent prosecution primarily in computer software.

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26. Office Action Responses

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Here's how Office Action Responses is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Patent prosecution including drafting applications and office action responses.
  • Draft office action responses and appeals.
  • Reviewed and supervised patent agents in the preparation of office action responses.
  • Drafted over 130 applications and scores of Office Action responses.
  • Drafted patent office action responses and appeal briefs.
  • Drafted office action responses for medical equipment.

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27. International Clients

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Here's how International Clients is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Patent agent representing international clients, and training foreign patent associates regarding US patent practice and policy.

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28. Electro-Mechanical

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Here's how Electro-Mechanical is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • number: 68387) Prosecuted electro-mechanical, environmental utility patent applications.

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29. New Inventions

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Here's how New Inventions is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Worked with engineers to mine new inventions.
  • Conducted patent searches for new inventions.
  • Patent examination of new inventions in polymeric materials, according to Venezuelan in force law.
  • Studied drawings, specifications and claims regarding new inventions to be patented.

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30. Signal Processing

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Here's how Signal Processing is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the subject area of communication, signal processing, control, and medical device system area
  • Responded to office actions involving patent applications in fields of computer networking and signal processing.
  • Drafted computer networking, signal processing, and computer aided circuit design patent applications.

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31. Materials Science

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Here's how Materials Science is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Drafted multiple applications in electronics and materials science.
  • Work product areas: materials science, chemicals, bio/agro-technology, pharmaceuticals, and polymerics.

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32. Mechanical Arts

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Here's how Mechanical Arts is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. and international patent applications in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, materials and mechanical arts.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the mechanical arts.
  • Prosecuted patent applications for various clients including 50 amendments in the mechanical arts with some chemical and some software/hardware applications.
  • Patent attorney specializing in the mechanical arts, including prosecution, licensing and secrecy agreements.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the electrical and mechanical arts.
  • Prepare patent applications in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and mechanical arts.

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33. Electrical Engineering

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Here's how Electrical Engineering is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Managed the legal department patent portfolio, and determined the patentability within Electrical Engineering specifically pertaining to the retail security industry.
  • Responded to Non-Final and Final Office Actions in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electrical communication, and medical process matters.
  • Acquired specialized training in electrical engineering, computer science, and networking.

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34. Foreign Counsel

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Here's how Foreign Counsel is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Instructed foreign counsel to efficiently respond to communications received from the foreign patent office.
  • Prosecuted patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and managed foreign counsel to successfully acquire foreign patent rights.
  • Worked with foreign counsels to prepare international patent applications.
  • Collaborate with litigation counsel and foreign counsel regarding opposition proceedings.
  • Advised foreign counsel on national and international filing.
  • Established effective relationships with foreign counsel.

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35. Non-Infringement Opinions

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Here's how Non-Infringement Opinions is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Performed research, analysis, editing and drafting of invalidity and non-infringement opinions, including opinions involving sophisticated chemistry.
  • Performed research and analysis for invalidity and non-infringement opinions.
  • Performed analyses for inclusion in non-infringement opinions.
  • Performed research, analysis, editing, and drafting of non-infringement opinions.
  • Drafted patent non-infringement opinions and analysis (claim charts, file history review, trademark infringement).
  • Assisted in providing patentability, validity and non-infringement opinions and advice to clients.

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36. Semiconductor Devices

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Here's how Semiconductor Devices is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Drafted applications in the field of database systems, semiconductor devices, and medical devices (dental align devices).
  • Review patents related to liquid crystal display (LCD) semiconductor devices as part of the freedom-to operate process.

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37. Electrical Arts

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Here's how Electrical Arts is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the electrical arts.

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38. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Assist in business development in patent assessment and new technology evaluation.
  • Provided counsel and strategic advice on business development matters in domestic and international markets.
  • Work directly with CEO, R&D department, General Counsel and director of business development.

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39. Patent Documents

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Here's how Patent Documents is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Analyze scientific or technical documents, including previously published patent documents, to assess an invention or issued patent.
  • Review patent documents Conduct prior art search and analysis Prepare patent search/analysis report
  • Conducted commercial database searches using LexisNexis * Located related U.S. and foreign patent documents and non-patent literature.
  • Developed familiarity with filing patent documents both domestic and foreign.
  • Developed contacts within the US and abroad as sources for patent documents.

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40. EPO

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Here's how EPO is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Provided monthly metric reports of international patent portfolio to internal customers.
  • Report to senior management on Corporate Intellectual Property.
  • Provided technical support during depositions and trials.
  • Prepared search reports based on information gathered.
  • Aided in preparing our expert witness for depositions, and aided in preparing interrogatories for defendant's expert witness.
  • Drafted and filed reporting letters from patent office to clients.
  • Performed Document Review and Expert Witness Reports for Litigation Cases.
  • Assisted with responding to and reporting correspondence from foreign associates.
  • Accelerated and streamlined the invention report submission and review process.
  • Prepared responses to reports from patent examiners.
  • Prepared portfolio reports for clients.
  • Expanded practice technical areas of expertise from mechanical devices to chemical, bio-technology and micro-electrical deposition machining.
  • Researched and generated patentability reports for client inventions.
  • Deliver patentability reports to clients.
  • Conducted research and drafted reports on technology transfer per request from Japanese Government.
  • Reported to the same principal attorneys at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Baker & McKenzie; and Jenkens & Gilchrist 2004-2009***

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41. Wireless Communication

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Here's how Wireless Communication is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Acquired particular expertise in advanced controls, digital hardware, semiconductor memories, and wireless communication systems.

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42. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Review and code sensitive documents in support of civil litigation using Relativity software
  • Performed long-term, large-scale electronic document review in complex civil litigation cases.
  • Performed extensive legal research for senior partners involving civil litigation issues.
  • Worked on several projects involving civil litigation.
  • Assisted in fact finding for complex civil litigation by reviewing electronic and hard copy documents.
  • Work on estate planning, civil litigation, family law, and criminal matters.

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43. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Advised and counseled Commercialization Managers in Tech Transfer in patent matters and portfolios.
  • Initiated, managed and directed outside counsel prosecuting patent portfolios.
  • Worked collaboratively with outside counsel and developed patent claim charts.
  • Performed due diligence under supervision of outside litigation counsel.
  • Counseled and consulted business managers and inventors, and aided management of patent portfolios, ranging from 25 to 100+ cases.
  • Collaborated with clients' in-house counsel to discuss IP strategy and facilitate procuring patent rights in domestic and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Collaborated with International Counsel in designing and implementing Hill-Rom's French Inventor Compensation Program in accordance with French law.
  • Collaborate and liaise with in-house and outside counsel in the USA, Germany, and Great Britain.
  • Interacted directly with corporate counsel, management, and innovators in surveillance of competitor IP activities.
  • Worked with CPA Global to consolidate patent annuities/maintenance fees to reduce outside counsel costs.
  • Drafted arguments to legal counsels and Patent Board of Appeals and Interference.
  • Counseled on trademark registration and maintenance in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Counseled R&D engineers in patent matters and IP awareness.
  • Advised and counseled researchers in patent matters and lab notebook practice.
  • Act as counsel for emerging patent and trade secret issues
  • Assisted outside legal counsel in product clearance and litigation.
  • Performed trademark availability searches and counsel clients regarding trademark registrability.
  • Assist counsel with drafting patentability, freedom-to-operate and patent law opinions for U.S. and foreign clients.
  • Worked with outside counsel to file and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications.

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44. Biology

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Here's how Biology is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Draft and Prosecute Patents in the areas of electrical engineering, IT, medicine, and biology.

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45. Consumer Electronics

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Here's how Consumer Electronics is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Executed patent prosecution quality control and concentrated on consumer electronics and carbon nanotechnology applications.

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46. Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Here's how Non-Disclosure Agreements is used in Patent Agent jobs:
  • Prepared and negotiated non-disclosure agreements and contracts for the programs.
  • Prepared and reviewed non-disclosure agreements and outside contractor agreements as related to ownership of Intellectual property.
  • Negotiated and drafted development agreements, supplier agreements, litigation agreements, indemnity agreements and numerous forms of non-disclosure agreements.
  • Evaluated license agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Participate with preparation and negotiation of non-disclosure agreements and other intellectual property agreements.
  • Prepared, revised, and reviewed Doctor advisory agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultant agreements and reviewed stock agreements.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Patent Agent

Patent Applications24%
Intellectual Property13.4%
Medical Devices7.9%
PTO6.8%
Patent Counsel6.7%
Invention Disclosures6.6%
Art Searches4.8%
Due Diligence3.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Patent Agent

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Patent Applications
Patent Applications
20%
20%
2
2
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
11.2%
11.2%
3
3
Medical Devices
Medical Devices
6.6%
6.6%
4
4
PTO
PTO
5.6%
5.6%
5
5
Patent Counsel
Patent Counsel
5.6%
5.6%
6
6
Invention Disclosures
Invention Disclosures
5.5%
5.5%
7
7
Art Searches
Art Searches
4%
4%
8
8
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
PCT
PCT
3%
3%
10
10
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
2.6%
2.6%
11
11
Patentability Opinions
Patentability Opinions
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
Trademark Applications
Trademark Applications
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
Information Disclosure Statements
Information Disclosure Statements
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
Law Firm
Law Firm
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
Foreign Associates
Foreign Associates
1.6%
1.6%
16
16
Mechanical Devices
Mechanical Devices
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Business Methods
Business Methods
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
R
R
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Patent Infringement
Patent Infringement
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Litigation Support
Litigation Support
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Legal Opinions
Legal Opinions
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Infringement Analysis
Infringement Analysis
1%
1%
24
24
Examiner Interviews
Examiner Interviews
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Computer Software
Computer Software
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Office Action Responses
Office Action Responses
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
International Clients
International Clients
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Electro-Mechanical
Electro-Mechanical
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
New Inventions
New Inventions
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Signal Processing
Signal Processing
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Materials Science
Materials Science
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Mechanical Arts
Mechanical Arts
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Foreign Counsel
Foreign Counsel
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Non-Infringement Opinions
Non-Infringement Opinions
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Semiconductor Devices
Semiconductor Devices
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Electrical Arts
Electrical Arts
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Business Development
Business Development
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Patent Documents
Patent Documents
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
EPO
EPO
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Wireless Communication
Wireless Communication
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Counsel
Counsel
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Biology
Biology
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Consumer Electronics
Consumer Electronics
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Non-Disclosure Agreements
Non-Disclosure Agreements
0.3%
0.3%

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