Patent Prosecution Associate – Mechanical Engineering

 Position Summary

Sheridan Ross P.C. is seeking a Patent Prosecution Associate in the Mechanical Engineering field. Qualified candidates will be USPTO admitted or have plans to take the exam and have 2-5 years of experience prosecuting patent matters. Additionally, candidates should be motivated self-starters with superb communication and writing skills, a commitment to excellence, and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Functions

  • Draft and prepare provisional and non-provisional patent applications and other related patent prosecution documents
  • Review, analyze, and draft responses to office actions
  • Draft reporting letters summarizing the specific action received from the applicable patent office
  • Review and draft licensing agreements and other IP related contractual documents
  • Provide advice and assistance on all matters relating to invention management and patent applications
  • Conduct legal, technical, and scientific research and gather evidence
  • Ensure compliance with USPTO rules and regulations for U.S. prosecution matters
  • Correspond with clients and foreign associates

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, or metallurgical engineering
  • Juris Doctor (JD)



  • 2-5 years of patent prosecution experience

Other Requirements

  • Preferred candidates are licensed to practice law in the United States and be in good standing
  • All candidates should be admitted to practice before the USPTO
  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment

Equal Opportunity Employer

 Sheridan Ross is committed to fostering an environment that embraces and promotes equality, diversity, and inclusiveness where everyone has the opportunity to excel. We encourage our professionals to be themselves and share their perspectives, experiences, and insights. Individuals seeking employment at Sheridan Ross are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.


Benefit and Compensation Summary

Sheridan Ross offers a competitive pay and benefits package to full-time employees including health care benefits, personal paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k) matching, discretionary bonus, parking reimbursement, and more.

Full remote work options are possible depending on the candidate, experience, and qualifications.

Base Salary Range: $140,000 – $160,000 with a 1750 billing expectation


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume to


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