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  • Patent Specialist – Electrical / Computer / Mechanical


    Patent Specialist – Electrical / Computer / Mechanical

    Staring salary range: $50-60k / year

    Are you a registered patent agent, experienced trainee or even just a really motivated individual with a strong technical background? Can you ask the right questions to get inventors talking about the technical differences of their systems rather than the business advantages? Are you able to take informal verbal description and turn it into specific, detailed, and accurate written documentation? Are you methodical, details focused, and hard working to produce measurable results? Do you love creating and building value?


    If you answered yes to the above questions, we’d love to talk to you. ATMAC is a boutique patent firm focused on helping people build the value of useful inventions – including drafting and prosecuting new patent applications for our inventor clients, and also providing utility patent litigation support to our law firm clients. This is a superb opportunity with lots of growth potential for the right person.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Drafting new Canadian, United States and PCT patent applications
    • Preparing responses to Office action rejections
    • Reviewing all types of patent related correspondence and forms
    • Researching prior art and preparing validity and infringement opinions
    • Tracking deadlines and maintaining patent files
    • Building and maintaining successful client relationships
    • Improving and documenting firm’s internal work flow and processes


    Minimum qualifications:

    • Degree/Diploma in electrical, computer, mechanical or related discipline engineering
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to structure information clearly, concisely and logically
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team


    Preferred additional qualifications:

    • Patent Agent registration at both CIPO and the USPTO
    • Strong technical work experience prior to entering field of intellectual property



    Andrew MacMillan