Patent Agent / Attorney

Recruiter
Location
Perrysburg Facility,
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
12 Nov 2016
Ref
REQ-000341
Sector
Renewables
Category
Solar
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.
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Primary Job Functions:
Basic Job Functions:
  • Attend patent disclosure review meetings
  • Draft applications and prepare office action responses
  • Drafted at least 50 original patent applications and personally prepared over 200 substantive amendments.
  • Prior experience in preparing freedom to operate analysis desired but not required.
  • Ability to search for prior art using standard or well-known services.


Experience:
  • 5+ years in a similar job function or responsibility


Education:
  • BS or higher degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • Admission to the USPTO or equivalent legal experience in patent law.


Required Skills:
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast paced, high tech environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing


Work Location / Travel:
  • Candidate can be located in another state but will need to travel to the Perrysburg facility at least once a month.
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Language Requirements
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Experience
Patent Agent-
Education
Bachelor of Engineering (Required)-
Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.