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Senior Legal Attorney Editor, Patent *REMOTE*

Company: Carolina Power & Light Co
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Practical Law is looking for a Patent Counseling & Transactions Editor to join our Intellectual Property & Technology Service.

The Attorney will:

  • Conceptualize, draft, edit, and maintain original legal know-how materials, including practice notes, annotated standard-form documents, and checklists for online and print publication.
  • Maintain current awareness of and analyze law and market practice in this area.
  • Focus and shape Practical Law's patent prosecution, counseling, and transactions content.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external law firm contributors.
  • Assist with the development of special projects undertaken by Thomson Reuters and Practical Law.
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to plan and lead product demonstrations, webinars, and in-person continuing legal education seminars for current and potential subscribers.
  • Write and edit content for Practical Law's companion magazine, Practical Law The Journal.
  • Develop relationships with law firm attorneys, in-house counsel and industry groups to ensure that the IP&T service's content is topical and meets their needs.
  • This role may be located in a home office if candidate is not near a Thomson Reuters facility.*

Candidates should have at least the following skills and experience:

  • A J.D.
  • At least eight years' experience practicing before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), whether in a law firm or corporate law department, with expertise in global patent acquisition, maintenance and portfolio management. Current member in good standing of the bar of the USPTO. Must have drafted, filed, and prosecuted at least 50 original patent applications. USPTO examiner experience a plus.
  • Expertise in all aspects of global patent prosecution, counseling, and transactions practice and procedure, optimally including:
  • drafting basic patent prosecution documents, such as applications, office action responses, declarations, affidavits, petitions, and appeal briefs;
  • maximizing patent protection through continuation practice, patent term adjustment and extension, and effective use of provisional applications;
  • post-patent-issuance procedures, including reissue application, ex parte reexamination, and other Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice and procedure;
  • thorough understanding of key current USPTO patent pilot programs;
  • global patent portfolio management;
  • freedom-to-operate and patentability investigations and opinions;
  • pre-litigation analysis and litigation support;
  • patent support for corporate acquisitions, including due diligence investigations and addressing patent representations, warranties, and indemnification in acquisition agreements and
  • patent licensing, technology joint development agreements and similar collaborative academic and commercial development agreements, ancillary patent agreements for corporate acquisitions, and patent settlement agreements.

  • Significant practice experience in one or more of the following areas is helpful:
  • design patents;
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty, European, Japanese, or Chinese patent practice and procedure; and
  • computer-implemented technologies, biotechnology, or biopharma technology.

  • Enthusiasm and ambition, with a desire to improve the efficiency of legal services.
  • A solid understanding of the needs and priorities of law firm and in-house counsel and the legal market.
  • A passion for writing and good editing skills, including:
  • very close attention to detail;
  • impressive command of grammar, punctuation, and plain English;
  • strong technical drafting skills; and
  • the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.

Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to undertake writing and editing tests.

Do you want to be part of a team helping re-invent the way knowledge professionals work? How about a team that works every day to create a more transparent, just and inclusive future? At Thomson Reuters, we've been doing just that for almost 160 years. Our industry-leading products and services include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news services - Reuters. We help these professionals do their jobs better, creating more time for them to focus on the things that matter most: advising, advocating, negotiating, governing and informing.

We are powered by the talents of 25,000 employees across more than 75 countries, where everyone has a chance to contribute and grow professionally in flexible work environments that celebrate diversity and inclusion. At a time when objectivity, accuracy, fairness and transparency are under attack, we consider it our duty to pursue them. Sound exciting? Join us and help shape the industries that move society forward.


As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

More information about Thomson Reuters can be found on


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Req #: JREQ141226

Locations: Carrollton-Texas-United States of America|Chicago-Illinois-United States of America|Eagan-Minnesota-United States of America|New York-New York-United States of America

Job Function: Publishing / Editorial

Keywords: Carolina Power & Light Co, New York , Senior Legal Attorney Editor, Patent *REMOTE*, Other , New York, New York

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