Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Maplewood, Minnesota

3M 3mis seeking a Patent Agent for the Office of Intellectual Property Counsel in Maplewood, MN.

The person hired for the position of Patent Agent will primarily be responsible for providing a comprehensive range of patent legal services related to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in assigned areas.

Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Applying knowledge of U.S. and foreign patent laws to independently define inventions and draft and prosecute high-quality patent applications in the USPTO and foreign patent offices.
• Handling other USPTO patent proceedings such as preparing and prosecuting reissue and reexamination applications as needed.
• Working with foreign patent counsel to manage foreign patent office proceedings such as bringing and defending oppositions, invalidation trials, nullity suits, trials for correction, etc. as needed.
• Proactively providing other high quality patent services as may be needed relating to education, training, technical support for other activities, etc.

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

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Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Maplewood, Minnesota

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