Hiroe & Associates, a leading Japanese patent and trademark boutique listed in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Handbook, requires a United States Patent Attorney to live and work in central Japan. The position requires 2-5 years or more of work experience including substantial U.S. patent prosecution. Japanese language proficiency would be useful but is not required. The firm’s clients include Japanese and international clients of varying sizes in a range of technological fields.
The attorney will file and prosecute patent applications electronically with the USPTO, advise Japanese and other clients with respect to U.S. patent and trademark matters, and work with Japanese attorneys and staff to provide Japanese patent and trademark services to clients in the U.S. and elsewhere outside Japan. The attorney must be proficient in all major aspects of U.S. patent prosecution, and have substantial day-to-day working experience with the USPTO’s electronic filing system.
The attorney will attend conferences and meetings inside and outside of Japan to meet with Japanese and international colleagues to foster goodwill and pursue business development opportunities.
The firm’s offices are located in Gifu City, a medium-sized Japanese city in the greater Nagoya metropolitan area. Gifu City is a friendly city that provides diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, with easy access to mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, ski areas and other scenic beauty. Gifu City’s proximity to Nagoya in the central region of Japan’s main island provides convenient access by road and rail to other locations in Japan, and by air to destinations throughout Asia and elsewhere around the world.
Working visa sponsorship and housing assistance will be provided by the firm. Benefits include salary, bonuses, paid vacation and full participation in the Japanese national medical insurance and retirement programs.
The position requires admission to at least one state bar and authorization to practice before the USPTO. U.S. citizenship is required to work as a U.S. patent attorney outside of the United States.
Interested candidates should contact Ms. Keiko Tanaka at firstname.lastname@example.org or +81 58 276 2175.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Gifu City, Japan