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Patent Analyst - Mechanical/Medical Devices (Contract)

Decision Resources Group

Decision Resources Group

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Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

We are looking for a Patent Analyst with a focus in Mechanical Engineering or Medical Devices to join our team! This is an amazing opportunity to put your technical knowledge to use by researching and analyzing cutting edge technologies at Clarivate.

Work with us as a remote independent contractor in this flexible 1099 role supporting our contract with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Our team has supported the USPTO by providing PCT Chapter I Search and Examination services since 2005. As an independent contractor, you will be responsible for performing a comprehensive search and a written opinion on the patentability of an array of diverse technologies. If selected, they will be expected to perform the work in accordance with the terms of a consulting agreement to be presented to them for consideration by Clarivate

About You – experience, education, skills, and accomplishments

  • U.S. citizen or work eligible legal resident who has resided in the U.S. for the last two years

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences, or related field

  • 1+ year of experience working with patents or in the intellectual property field

  • 1+ year of work experience in the industry or advanced research in a related field

  • Must pass USPTO Background check

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance

It would be great if you also had . . .

  • Previous patent examining/patent searching experience

  • Highly skilled developing a search methodology and conducting searches.

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to complete projects against deadlines.

  • Experience with Orbit, PatBase, Google Scholar or PatSeer

  • Master's degree or PhD is a plus

What will you be doing in this role?

  • On a weekly basis, accept projects with a defined due date based on your availability and the needs of Clarivate.

  • Demonstrate the ability to read a disclosure quickly and understand the technical nuances which may potentially distinguish it from the prior art.

  • Perform a comprehensive search to ensure the most relevant prior art is located and provide a logical and complete search history.

  • Prepare a written opinion applying the most relevant prior art to the disclosure.

  • Maintain proficiency with commercial patent searching databases and other proprietary databases of technical publications.

  • Stay abreast of best practices and changes to search procedures via self directed review of materials provided by Clarivate.

  • Maintain consistent timeliness and superior quality of deliverables.

  • Ensure compliance with Clarivate’s Code of Business Ethics and Corporate Conduct

Required Equipment for the job:

  • A computer running up to date versions of Windows or Mac OS

  • Reliable, High Speed Internet connection: at least 10 Mbps of download speed and 1 Mbps of upload speed of dedicated internet bandwidth

  • Secure work location, working from public areas is not permitted

  • Phone and voicemail service for business communication

Hours of Work

  • Flexible work hours

  • This is a remote position but all work must be completed in the United States




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