Patent Associate Attorney (Electrical Arts) – LSA 1305

Legal Search Associates, Inc.
March 9, 2020
Kansas City or St. Louis, Missouri
Job Type


Our large law firm client is seeking a highly motivated patent attorney to join its St. Louis or Kansas City office. The attorney will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, and software-implemented business methods.

This position's responsibilities would include the following:

Draft and globally prosecute patent applications in electrical, computer science, and business method fields.

Interface with inventors.

Conduct legal research regarding intellectual property law.

Coordinate and correspond with foreign law firms to file and prosecute foreign patent applications.

Present continuing legal education seminars on intellectual property law topics.

Coordinate and correspond with clients for processing and legalization of formal documents for filing in U.S. and foreign patent offices.

Review country requirements and obtain Foreign Filing Licenses where needed.

Maintain client portfolio and provide client with estimates of costs for future filings and maintenance.

Assist in the Firm's standardized procedures to enhance malpractice prevention.

Prepare and send notices to clients regarding upcoming deadlines.

Correspond with foreign law firms regarding filings, deadlines and billings.

Anticipate supervising partner or client needs for specific projects.

Delegate effectively and as appropriate with Paralegals or Legal Administrative Assistants.

Design, recommend, and implement new processes and procedures to increase group efficiency.

Take on special projects, as needed.


Juris Doctor, higher degree, or equivalent in Law.

Licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Bachelor’s degree, higher degree, or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related degree and/or work experience.

Excellent academic credentials and excellent research, writing, analytical, organizational, and communication skills are required.

Ability to work well under pressure, multi-task efficiently and be an independent thinker.

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office or ability to qualify and domestic and international prosecution experience is preferred.

Law firm or in-house IP experience preferred.

0-3 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical arts.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume to Chuck Loose ( or Terry Bashor ( of Legal Search Associates, Inc.  Please refer to LSA1305 when doing so.

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