Patent Attorney/Patent Agent


Harness Dickey, an intellectual property law firm based in Troy, Michigan, has a unique opportunity to place an attorney or patent agent in-house at a subsidiary of a large Japanese corporation located in Nagoya, Japan, which specializes in international patent practice.  Qualified candidates should be registered with the United States Patent Office and have 1-3 years patent prosecution experience; preference will be given to patent attorney candidates, to electrical engineering candidates, and to candidates having some automotive engineering experience. The corporation will pay for moving expenses between the U.S. and Japan, and will provide assistance with securing an apartment in Nagoya.

While in Japan, the candidate will be responsible for preparing and revising, in accordance with US patent practice, English language translations of patent applications originally filed in the Japan Patent Office.  An amount of patent drafting, including patent claims, will be necessary to supplement specifications of certain translations as invention improvements become known before filing outside of Japan. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for coordinating handling, analyzing, and providing internal recommendations for strategy to respond to communications from foreign patent offices (such as Office Actions).  The position is part of an established corporate patent department within the corporation.

The candidate’s commitment in Japan will be for a period of two years minimum with the Japanese corporation.  No Japanese language skills, nor prior work experience outside the United States, are required for this position. The candidate will have ample opportunity to vacation throughout the Far East, as well as to Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific region.  No work-related travel is anticipated.

If you are interested in this one-of-a-kind opportunity, please submit resume and unofficial college/university transcripts in confidence.

Lynette Barrett

Expires on - 02/15/2020