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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

 Services  Positions

Drafting/Illustration – Patent Designs


One look into Patent Designs and you will see very quickly that we offer much more than your average patent drafting company. Patent Designs is a full-service patent drafting firm. We pride ourselves on quick turn-around, experience, unsurpassed quality, and exceptional customer service at a competitive price. Our diversified and ever-expanding team of computer graphic artists, technical illustrators, and CAD operators enable Patent Designs to provide an extensive variety of patent drafting services. There is NEVER a RUSH charge for SAME DAY or NEXT DAY delivery as our team of 65 drafters, coordinators and checkers work around the clock to meet your deadlines!

Richard Kirkpatrick
Patent Designs
1871 E FM 321
Palestine, TX 75803
Phone: (936) 718-5679

Expires on - 12/31/2019

Drafting/Illustration – C.A. Design, Inc.


C.A. DESIGN, INC. illustrates intellectual property. We serve law firms, major corporations, and small businesses. Our automotive experience is extensive. We use computer assisted drafting software which saves time and facilitates editing. This results in lower costs. Our prices are competitive. One week delivery is normal, and we expedite drawings when necessary. All drawings, invoices, and correspondence may be delivered via the internet or by other expedited means. References available upon request.

Michael Ainsworth
8254 West Parkway
Detroit, MI 48239-1156
Phone: (313) 563-5951

Drafting/Illustration – Legalclad


LEGALCAD is the first full service drafting and printing company specifically tailored to serve law firms. Since our inception in 2000, we have provided the legal community an alternative to the traditional vendor. By way of our size, experience, and efficiency, LEGALCAD provides better service, better pricing, and offers a complete solution for your drawing requirements. We manage all forms of illustrations within the legal, business and engineering communities and specialize in patent drawings.

Phone: (517) 485-0822
Phone: (877) 6PATENT

Drafting/Illustration – Graphtech Design, Inc.


GRAPHTECH DESIGN, INC., a growing patent drafting/ illustrating firm seeks additional clientele in the Detroit Metro area. MIPLA member currently servicing respected IP firms with fast turnaround, accurate work, competitive rates, and excellent references.

Michael Gajor
c/o GraphTECH Design, Inc.,
3525 Elizabeth Lake Road, Suite E
Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: (248) 681-3800
Fax: (248) 681-8295

Product Development and Rapid Prototyping – Beanworks LLC


Our services include:

  • 3d/CAD services
  • Presentation, visualization and marketing assets
  • Rapid Prototype services
  • Software development

Beanworks caters to inventors and small companies who require low cost, high quality product development services.

Brian Donovan
Beanworks LLC
28525 Beck Rd. #123
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: (248) 504-0046

Industrial Design and Product Development – Botzen Design


Botzen is an Industrial Design studio in the Detroit area specializing in product design and development, and computer visualization. We design consumer products ranging from hard to soft goods and can guide you through the design and manufacturing process. We also have in house rapid prototyping and 3D printing capabilities. Botzen design was founded by Eric Strebel in 1990, designing products ranging from sunglasses for Bauch & Lomb, entry level luxury vehicles for Ford, to the wireless charging PowerMat for Homedics and consulting for Zingermans. He has designed monsters for Clive Barker and recently won the Wildest Concept prize in the Local Motors 2085 Terra prix contest. Currently he consults for various companies in the Detroit area and around the globe.

Eric Strebel
Botzen Design
30516 Everett St.
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 202-2201