Associate/Patent Agent – Law Firm – Arlington, VA

Nixon & Vanderhye P.C., a leading Washington, D.C.-area intellectual property law firm, seeks a patent attorney or agent with experience preparing and prosecuting mechanical-related patent applications.

Successful candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as excellent writing/analytic skills, preferably with prosecution experience related to medical devices and/or textiles. Candidate must be fluent in all manner of detailed mechanical and design speak, e.g., cross sections, drawing views, materials science, dynamic movement, force/vector analysis, manufacturing, and relationships between components. Qualified candidates will be highly motivated and have 2-4 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications, as well as be willing to travel occasionally.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package. Qualified candidates should forward their resume, as well as undergraduate and law school transcripts and two writing samples (e.g., amendment/published patent application) in confidence.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Arlington, VA