The Global IP Group consists of patent law firms in the United States, Germany, Korea, China and Japan. We are currently seeking several licensed U.S. patent attorneys/agents with one to three years of patent prosecution experience or former patent examiners with at least one year of experience working at the USPTO to help the Global IP Group expand its U.S. practice in Osaka, Japan. This position offers the perfect opportunity to learn about Japanese IP practice and to work directly with major Japanese corporations.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in physics or engineering (preferably electrical or mechanical engineering). However, other disciplines will be considered along with related work experiences. Applicants are expected to have strong writing skills in English and knowledge of current rules and regulations for successfully practicing before the USPTO.
U.S. citizenship is required, since candidates will need to be able to keep their registration to practice before the USPTO while living abroad. No Japanese language skills are required, but candidates are advised to learn enough Japanese to function comfortably in society. The salary is commensurate with experience. Standard benefits and reasonable relocation expense reimbursement will be provided for moving from the U.S. to Japan.
Interested applicants should contact Yoshio Miyagawa at YMiyagawa@giplaw.com.
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Osaka, Japan