Patent Engineer/Electrical Engineer

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McGarry Bair is looking for a Patent Engineer with an emphasis on an Electrical background to help in protecting our clients' intellectual property. You will help analyze the patentability of inventions, including computer searching for related inventions, prepare and help prosecute patent applications, aid in assessing infringement risks for new products, and help guide the development of new products.


The Patent Engineer position is a desirable alternative for an engineer or scientist seeking a non-traditional, yet related profession. The job incorporates technical knowledge with analytical skills, and requires you to apply them in a variety of technical fields. You will need to learn new technologies quickly and be able to teach others as well. You must have strong reading and writing skills in the English language. Strong computer skills, especially computer searching and research skills, are necessary. We are looking specifically for those with education and/or experience in Electrical Engineering, ideally someone that knows about motors and generators.

The best person for the job is able to succeed in a casual work environment with a client-focused, yet highly professional culture. You should enjoy working with small teams while being independently responsible for your individual tasks. We need a problem solver who is strategically agile, who enjoys variety, who is quick to learn and adapt, and who is unafraid to work intensely with quick responsiveness to rapidly changing client demands.

If you are already a Patent Agent, that is a real plus. However, for the Patent Engineer, no legal experience is required; we will teach you what you need to know. You must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science; an advanced degree is a plus but is not required. For the Patent Engineer, opportunities for advancement to become a Patent Agent registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office are available and encouraged.

McGarry Bair PC is an Intellectual Property law firm inGrand Rapids, MI, specializing in all aspects of intellectual property lawworld-wide, including obtaining, enforcing, and defending patents, copyrights,trademarks, trade secrets, and agreements. Our prime directive is responsiveclient service, which we accomplish with a team of hard-working and intelligentpeople who appreciate a relaxed, blue-jean culture, yet are able to thrive inan independent and sometimes intense work environment. Our office is in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, a vibrant and growing city.

Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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