Global Patent Solutions, LLC (GPS) has grown to become one of the nation’s largest and leading patent research and intellectual property (IP) consulting firms. Our ongoing success and growth has created the need for us to expand our team. Specifically, we are presently seeking experienced and motivated PCT Analysts to work with us in support of our PCT contract with the USPTO for performing search and examination on patent applications related to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This is an opportunity to leverage your technical background, hone and exercise the same skills employed by patent examiners, and witness first-hand the characteristics of effective and ineffective patent applications. In addition to the immediate opportunity this position affords today, the knowledge you will gain and the skills employed while performing this job will position you well for future IP career opportunities in our other lines of business. Come grow with us!
This is a full-time, permanent remote position.
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Search and Written Opinion: Contractors will be required to perform the following:
- Quickly gaining an understanding of the inventive concept(s) provided in the PCT specification, drawings, and claims
- Perform a robust search of patent and non-patent literature databases
- Write an opinion/analysis by applying/mapping the most relevant prior art to the PCT claims
- Complete applicable final PCT Forms and Search History Document using GPS’ automation platform
- Perform any corrections needed to work that does not fit within pre-defined quality standards
Quality: For GPS, quality is at the pinnacle of the work we perform. Our Analysts must share in our belief and commitment of providing the highest quality of work.
Timeliness: Analysts will work closely with GPS Management on a weekly and/or monthly basis to provide their capacity and turnaround-time for the work to ensure the work is completed in accordance with GPS internal deadlines. Meeting agreed upon deadlines will be vital to success.
Continuous Improvement: Analysts must use self-guided means of staying up to date with practices and procedures of processing PCT applications by reviewing resources provided from GPS and/or other publicly available sources.
- 1-2 years of patent searching and/or analysis. Previous PCT or patent examination experience preferred.
- Minimum Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in any technology or science.
Note: Extensive PCT search and analysis training will be provided for those without previous PCT experience.
Interested candidates are asked to Apply Online with their resumes. Selected candidates will be invited for a follow-up interview and potential sample search.
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About Global Patent Solutions, LLC:
Global Patent Solutions, LLC (GPS) has grown to become one of the nation’s largest and leading patent research and intellectual property (IP) consulting firms. In addition to supporting the nation’s leading technology companies and IP law firms, GPS is a premier provider of patent and trademark-related services to the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) as the prime contractor on 3 large USPTO contracts. GPS has been in business for over 15 years and has performed over 1,000,000 patent-related searches.