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Patent Agent
$55- $60/ year
Posted Jul 09
Full Time
HybridPortland, Oregon

A leading lifestyle and athletic apparel company is seeking to engage a patent agent, full-time (40 hours per week), on a contract basis, with an initial 12 month term. This role would be hybrid, out of the company's Portland, OR offices.

Role and Responsibilities: Patent Agent Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Patents, and supporting the Legal Counsel, Footwear, in supporting the patent needs of the growing and dynamic footwear team, including the following:

  • Draft patent applications based on submitted invention disclosures
  • Work with inventors to draft invention briefs and defensive publications
  • Prepare design patent applications
  • Review prior patent references and assist in preparing office action responses including claim amendments
  • Conduct patent and patent landscape searches
  • Provide freedom to operate, non-infringement and patentability opinions
  • Work with cross-functional partners in innovation teams to assess product innovations and identify patentable subject matter
  • Manage the innovation capture, clearance and protection processes
  • Liaise with external patent counsel on patent draft, filing and prosecution matters in North America and Globally


  • Registered Patent Agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or experience as patent specialist
  • 3+ years experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications
  • Experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in footwear, apparel or textile field
  • Solid technical background and ability to understand and learn new technology in wide variety of technical areas including footwear, apparel, fabric engineering, product development, emerging retail methods and product design
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including ability to successfully manage and prioritize deadlines and multiple projects
  • Strong research and analytical skills including use of online patent search platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Detail oriented and committed to a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines Position is for in-person/hybrid in Portland, Oregon, 40 hours/week.
  • Must be eligible to work in USA.

Role Details:

  • Hours: 40 Hours / Week
  • Duration: 12 Months (From 7/22/2024 until 7/21/2025)
  • Pay Rate: $55 - $60 / hr
  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k