The Technical Advisor/Patent Agent will provide high quality specialist support on IP matters with a particular focus on assisting with patent drafting and prosecution on behalf of the Firm's clients.  This is a great opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in patent law.  While the position is based in Tampa, the candidate will be required to train for a few months at Baker McKenzie, Dallas.

We are looking for someone who has a very strong work ethic, excellent attention to detail, and the confidence to liaise with people at all levels of the organization.


Your primary responsibility will be to support the Firm's Global IP practice on a range of matters including aspects of the following:

  • Assisting with preparation of patent applications and responses to Official Actions from Patent Offices around the world
  • Assisting with preparation of client reporting emails
  • Assisting with docket and deadline management and other patent-related tasks as required from time to time

Skills and Experience:

Essential criteria:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related science
  • Strong academic background with excellent written and oral communication skills

Technical and personal skills:

  • Some patent preparation and prosecution experience is preferred though not required
  • Strong academic background
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A positive team member and active contributor in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Confidence to liaise with people at all levels of the firm
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage own caseload
  • Able to demonstrate strong client service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High work standards, including excellent attention to detail and strong prioritisation skills
  • Flexible and efficient work practices with the ability to adapt style as required