Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Chelmsford, Mass.

zollZOLL Medical Corp is seeking a licensed patent agent to be located at the ZOLL Medical headquarters in Chelmsford, MA.  The candidate will work with ZOLL’s Pittsburgh entities and be responsible for US patent prosecution, drafting patent applications and supervising foreign patent counsel. The candidate will also be a key interface with engineers and technical staff in the identification, collection, and review of ideas for patentability. The position will report to the IP Counsel responsible for ZOLL’s Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Portfolio.  This position will require travel to Pittsburgh, PA is needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Draft patent applications in coordination with inventors in Pittsburgh and ZOLL IP Counsel.
  • Conduct patent prosecution, including drafting responses to office actions and other prosecution related filings, in close coordination with ZOLL IP Counsel.
  • Assist in supervising foreign patent counsel in managing ZOLL’s international patent portfolio.
  • Perform prior art searches, and assist in carrying out IP diligence.
  • Work closely with R&D, product teams, and inventors in Pittsburgh in collecting and reviewing ideas for patentability
  • Work closely with our patent paralegal staff in patent docketing and other tasks related to managing deadlines.

Experience / Skill Requirements:

  • Must be registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Must have a strong technical background, preferably in electronics, hardware and software engineering. Must be comfortable with medical device technologies.
  • At least five years’ experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications is desired. Long term or substantial prior work experience as an engineer or a technical writer may be considered.
  • Proven ability to understand, analyze, and communicate complex technologies in oral and written form.
  • Experience as a patent examiner and/or a patent searcher is a plus
  • Ability to travel and spend up to 25% of time in Pittsburgh, PA as needed.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts