Patent Agent

Fort Worth TX /
Legal – Legal /
Full-Time
Linear Labs is launching the most important technological development in electric motors since its advent 100 years ago. With 45% of the world’s electricity passing through an electric motor, Linear Labs is ushering in the next generation of motor electrification that is globally transformative. We are looking for the right people with the expertise, agility, and zeal to make it happen. We are looking for someone who is solutions oriented and a problem solver both autonomously and in a team environment. Quality, reliability, integrity, and a striving for excellence are essential characteristics.

We are searching for a Patent Agent to join our team. Reporting to the General Counsel, this will be a remote based position in the near term, but eventually join our team onsite at our Fort Worth, TX location/facility. 

What You'll Do

    • Work closely with the company's Director of Engineering, General Counsel and outside Patent Counsel
    • Partner directly with inventors to fully describe and illustrate new inventions
    • Collaborate with inventors to elaborate on and clarify fundamental invention idea
    • Evaluate the patentability of inventions, draft Provisional Filings and assist in responding to Office Actions for company innovation
    • Perform research and analysis and provide guidance on a variety of patent and IP-related issue
    • Act as liaison for interdepartmental initiatives and interact with outside counsel on a regular basis
    • Other responsibilities as assigned 

What You’ll Bring

    • Bachelor's degree in a science discipline, electrical and mechanical engineering is preferred
    • A Master's degree is a plus
    • Registered to practice as a Patent Agent with the USPTO
    • Minimum 4 years of patent experience in a law firm or technology company handling EE/CS patent prosecution
    • Experience in the electric motor industry and electromechanical devices is desirable
    • Must be able to manage critical filing deadlines including soliciting feedback and other information from inventors
    • Strong technological background and a familiarity with both hardware and software
    • Proficient in CAD software, such as Solidworks, and have a high level of technical writing ability 
    • Developing CAD models and patent drawings a plus
    • Building out patent portfolios a plus
    • Responsiveness and communication skills are essential
    • Must possess a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial mindset, with an ability to work independently, and be at ease in a startup, fast paced environment
    • Legally eligible to work in the United States

Benefits

    • Competitive salary
    • Health insurance
    • Flexible PTO
    • Growth potential with an enterprising and energetic team

    • Compensation will be commensurate with experience
Linear Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.