Electronics Group - Patent Agent

Washington, DC
Full Time
Job #: req170
Sterne Kessler is Recruiting Experienced Patent Agents for the Electronics Group!

About Us:
Sterne Kessler is an intellectual property specialty firm, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer and enforcement of IP rights for our clients. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students associates, and technical specialists include some of the country's most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced-level degree, including more than 50 with a doctorate in science or engineering.

At Sterne Kessler we have cultivated an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating, with just the right touch of fun and exuberance. And we’re honored that our attorneys and staff have voted us as a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for five years running, and a Washington Business Journal "Best Place to Work" ten times!

Position Details:
Join our Electronics Group and bring your current scientific expertise to bear on the legal problems and matters of our clients. Our Patent Agents work on matters involving cutting-edge technologies and legal issues demanded by a broad range of innovative individuals and companies. Our firm is among the first to see the newest developments in a number of technological areas, including: blockchain, bioinformatics, robotics, aeronautics, wireless communications, semiconductors, nanotechnology, optics, lasers and LEDs, software and apps, networking, computer security, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, among other things. As a Patent Agent at Sterne Kessler, you will be involved with a wide variety of work, including: patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic analysis, client counseling, and opinion work.

Additionally, Sterne Kessler offers a robust professional development program that includes one-on-one, group, and external training courses to help you build, maintain and fine tune fundamental knowledge and writing skills.

  • Advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Electrical Engineering
  • Semiconductor industry experience
  • Prior experience in patent prosecution
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Licensed to practice before the USPTO (if you are not currently licensed, but you meet the qualifications for this position, we encourage you to apply for our Technical Specialist position)

Sterne Kessler offers very competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • Medical, dental, and vision care starting on the first day of employment
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Accounts (FSA/HSA)
  • Firm provided life insurance with the option to purchase additional coverage
  • Short term and long term disability insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Eligibility to participate in a 401(k) retirement plan
  • Pre-tax parking and transportation benefits
  • Back-up childcare
  • Balanced hours flexibility
  • Fitness center in the building
  • Free espresso, coffee, and tea drinks (and non-caffeinated beverages) at our in house barista bar with full time barista

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