We are focused on the health and safety of our workforce, clients, and greater community. Our team is working hard (remotely) to support your staffing and job search needs. Please call us at 1-503-299-6811 and use the name directory, or email opportunities@vanderhouwen.com (monitored Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm).
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and stands with our fellow citizens and countrymen in the battle against all forms of racism and social injustice.
Read more about our commitment to diversity here.

Be well and stay safe!


Job ID: 44549

Patent Engineer
Our client has an immediate need for a Patent Engineer in Vancouver, WA.

Draft response to office actions.
Create claim charts and confirm claim amendments.
Review and prepare additional material for PCT and national phase filing.
Manage prosecution schedules.
Collaboration with IP and R&D internal teams to communicate results and development targets.
Excellent teamwork and written and oral communication skills are essential.  
Creativity, responsibility, self-direction and self-motivation are hallmarks of our team and we expect the same from all who join us.  Some domestic and international travel required.  
Must be able to work extended hours.  Must be able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time.  Must have command of the English language adequate to communicate technical information.

Must – Skills / Knowledge:
Proven record of managing patent prosecutions in the areas of signal processing, and/or communication technology, especially in regard to standardized technologies, e.g., 3GPP LTE or NR or 802.11.
Demonstrated experience in analyzing office actions from both U.S. and international patent offices.
Demonstrated experience in analyzing international search reports.
Demonstrated experience in drafting office action responses and/or directions for filing attorney.
Demonstrated experience developing claim charts and patent maps.

Desired – Skills / Knowledge:
Expertise in signal processing, and/or communication technologies domain.
Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
Experience working with inventors to refine claim charts and patent maps.
Experience working with attorneys to create responses to office actions.
Experience working with international attorneys and filings.
Good knowledge of 3GPP related or similar standardized technologies, such as LTE, NR, 802.11, etc.


About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 

Apply Now

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position! Please fill out the fields below. Your profile will be reviewed with the rest of the applicants.

Upload Your Resume (Required)

Not Ready to Apply?