Job description

As a Patent Attorney/Patent Agent specializing in the telecommunications sector, you will play a crucial role in handling patent applications for our esteemed clientele. Your responsibilities will include:

Patent Application Management: Filing and prosecuting patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the field of telecommunications.

Office Action Responses: Strategically crafting responses to Office Actions issued by the USDPTO as well as other patent offices (mainly EPO and IPO) to overcome rejections and obtain favorable outcomes for our clients’ patent applications.

Examiner Interviews: Conducting examiner interviews (USPTO) to provide clarifications and address any concerns related to pending patent applications.

Patent Portfolio Development: Collaborating with inventors and clients to identify and protect valuable intellectual property within the telecommunications industry.

IP Strategy Development: Assisting in the formulation and implementation of effective IP strategies to ensure maximum protection for our clients’ innovations.

Studying: Stay updated with the latest developments in patent laws, regulations, and procedures to ensure compliance and provide accurate advice to the team.

Docketing Supervision: Assist in managing patent dockets, tracking deadlines, and maintaining accurate records of patent applications and related documents.


Job requirements

To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:

Educational Background: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, communication engineering, or Computer Science from an accredited institution. Advanced degrees and relevant certifications are a plus.

Professional Experience: At least two years of practical experience in the field of intellectual property, specifically working with patent applications related to telecommunications.

USPTO Registration: Must be a licensed US Patent Attorney or a registered Patent Agent, in good standing with the USPTO.

Technical Proficiency: Strong technical knowledge in the fields of telecommunications, networking, wireless technologies, and related areas.

Legal Expertise: Thorough understanding of patent laws and regulations, with the ability to apply legal principles to protect and enforce patents effectively.

Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical or legal concepts clearly and persuasively.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities to address complex legal and technical issues.

Language Skills: Japanese or Chinese language skills are considered a plus.


*No visa requirements (our firm can help with getting a working permit in Japan)

*The position is open to both US Patent Attorneys and registered Patent Agents. However, USPTO registration is a prerequisite for consideration.


Tokyo, Japan with the possibility of working from home.
Office: Shinjuku Mitsui Building 34th floor, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
About a 6-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station (west exit), Odakyu Shinjuku Station (Odakyu line) and Keio Shinjuku Station (Keio line) About a 2-minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line) About a 1-minute walk from Tochomae Station (Oedo line).


Full flextime system (no core hours; standard working hours 7.5 hours per day)


2 days off per week (Saturday and Sunday), National holidays, December 29 - January 3 Annual paid leave (10-25 days/year), Congratulation or condolence leave, Long service leave, Hourly paid leave, etc.


Preferential treatment according to company regulations based on ability and experience,  Bonus: Twice a year (June and November), Salary increase: once a year


Full social insurance,  Severance payment system, Periodic health checkup, Influenza vaccination, Full payment of transportation expenses,  Long Service Allowance(every 5 years), Grants for internal exchange, Grants for club activities, etc.


If you believe you have the qualifications required to excel in this role, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your updated resume, along with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, to Join our dynamic and innovative team as we continue to push the boundaries of telecommunications innovation and protect our clients' intellectual property rights.

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