US Research Analyst (IP) East/West Coast

Information Officer / Assistant Librarian - United States, North America

Ref: 403Friday 17 March 2023

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USA! US Research Analyst (IP) required by an exceptional global IP Litigation Practice law firm to support their complex IP requests and provide public record and literature research and analysis. The Research Analyst (IP) must have a full understanding of public and commercial IP resources and the fundamental basics of patent law, including §§ 101, 102, 103, and 112. In this role, you will lead the development of the Practice support through providing training and promotion of resources to attorneys, advising on new products for purchase, and mentoring colleagues to enable them to provide complementary support to the Practice.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Conducting U.S. and foreign patent, literature and/or trademark searches and analysis
  • Identifying, summarizing, and providing analysis of court decisions and judgments that best support arguments, as well as those that counter the same arguments
  • Researching intellectual property-related activities, including patent litigation and licensing activities of specific companies and/or as they relate to certain markets
  • Providing research and support to patent attorneys on patent prosecution matters, licensing, and acquisition matters
  • Performing legal research using a variety of online resources and database systems
  • Conducting in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors
  • Identifying and monitoring trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for IP practice groups
  • Research on trends in specific forums and judges, including records on motions and transfers
  • Supporting patent prosecution by assisting with technical content in communications with patent offices across the globe
  • Developing effective search queries and performing landscape, FTO, and patentability searches
  • Proactively analyzing and organizing search findings
  • Assisting patent attorneys, professional specialists, or paralegals  in preparing client communications, reminders, reports, memos, and legal documents related to U.S. and foreign patent matters
  • Identifying extrinsic evidence for patent attorneys, including preparing excerpts from dictionaries/textbooks for submission with briefing

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Advanced expertise in the use of online patent research and retrieval services and the ability to champion and promote products
  • Solid understanding of IP workflows combined with a team-first ethic
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across all departments and practice areas
  • Proven ability to build and develop relationships at all levels of the organization and credibility as an expert
  • Ability to manage expectations and negotiate deadlines
  • Excellent all round research skills in legal and business research
  • Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Library and Information Science Degree,  JD or MLS equivalent or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a senior research role
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