Olympus America Inc. Patent Agent in Southborough, Massachusetts

Job Description

Southborough, MA - The Patent Agent will be responsible for all aspects of U.S. prosecution for Olympus Corporation (Tokyo) patent filings, including drafting applications and responding to Office Actions from the United States Patent and Trademark Office in coordination with Olympus Corporation and Olympus Corporation of the Americas IP Departments. The incumbent will be the primary interface with Olympus Corporation liaisons, engineers, and technical staff regarding patent filings. He/She will coordinate with the liaison to Tokyo on prosecution issues that impact global business objectives. The incumbent will assist IP Counsel in developing and executing portfolio management strategy. The incumbent will be responsible for other IP related tasks, including patent clearance studies, patentability searches, litigation, licensing, acquisition, and business diligence matters, as directed by and under the supervision of IP Counsel. EOE M/F/D/V

Job Duties:

  • Manage all aspects of U.S. prosecution for Olympus Corporation (Tokyo) patent filings and responses to Office Actions.

  • Manage intake of requests for and conduct patent clearance and freedom to operate studies.

  • Review invention disclosures for patentability.

  • Coordinate prosecution matters with outside counsel, including foreign associates, as needed.

  • Conduct infringement and invalidity searches as directed by and under the supervision of IP Counsel.

  • Perform all other essential duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering or Physics is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in patent prosecutions experience is required.

  • Experience in patent prosecution for medical, mechanical, software, and electrical devices is preferred.

  • Must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Auto req ID 2095BR

Posting Title Patent Agent

Company URL Olympus America Inc at http://www.olympusamerica.com/

About Us Olympus America, Inc. with headquarters in Center Valley, PA is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in health care and life science products throughout North America. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include: gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products; advanced clinical and research microscopes. Olympus America Inc

Posting Locations Massachusetts, Southborough