Patent Agent/Technical Advisor

Highly successful patent and trademark law firms in Alexandria, VA, Washington, DC and Chicago, IL are searching for a Patent Agents or Technical Advisors to write patent applications. You will be working directly with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies engaged in protecting new inventions, to startups working on cutting edge technologies. Candidates will be exposed to a variety of technologies and will be working directly with inventors to draft detailed patent applications covering the inventors’ inventions.


Write US patent applications.

Prosecute patent applications in a variety of core technical areas.

Assist clients with management of patent portfolios and provide recommendations regarding prosecution strategies.

Routinely conduct examiner interviews with the USPTO to expedite prosecution.

Conduct invention disclosure teleconferences with inventors.

Perform complex legal analysis including freedom-to-operate and patentability analysis – Participate in invention disclosure teleconferences.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. At least one year related experience as a Patent Agent drafting patent applications. Excellent technical, writing, communication and analytical skills. Experience drafting US patent applications required Experience in Web technologies, memory systems, procedural and object-oriented programming, APIs, computer graphics, search systems, geographical information systems, data mining, mobile application development and/or wireless technologies is an asset


The firm offers substantial in-house training, in addition to a highly competitive compensation package. Candidates will work one-on-one with a variety of Partners and Associates to hone their drafting skills while learning a variety of drafting techniques.

Metro accessible. Exceptional benefits offered. with salaries up to $150,000