Patent Attorney Job Description Sample

Find below a sample job description template for the position of Patent Attorney:

Company: _____________________

Job Title: Patent Attorney

Location of the Job: Naperville, IL 60563

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Job Description:

Nalco has an opening for a Patent Attorney in our Legal/Patents Group located in Naperville, IL. The Patent Attorney will primarily be responsible for independently drafting, filing and prosecuting US patent and trademark applications and directing the filing and prosecution of foreign patent and trademark applications.

Position Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of U.S. patent application drafting and prosecution experience
  • Chemical knowledge required
  • Current license to practice before the highest court of at least one state and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in a physical science

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of patent litigation.
  • Review, respond and provide advice with regard to claims of patent infringement.
  • Manage patent review committee
  • Management of outside counsel
  • Educate R&D/development teams on how to protect inventions and avoid infringement of third party rights.
  • Patent preparation and prosecution work.
  • Work closely with research and development teams in IS&S, Manufacturing, Logistics and other departments to identify research of strategic importance worthy of patent protection.
  • Review and recommend changes to existing patent and invention policies and procedures.
  • Oversee, enforce and maintain patent portfolio Analyze patents and patentability, freedom-to-practice/clearance, validity and infringement opinions.

Salary: 12.00 – 20.00 USD /hour

Contact Information:

[Contact Person]

Phone: ______________________

Fax: ________________________

E-mail: ______________________