Global Patent Solutions, LLC (GPS) has grown to become one of the
nation’s leading patent research and intellectual property (IP)
consulting firms. In addition to supporting the nation’s leading
technology companies and IP law firms, GPS is a premier provider of
patent-related services to the United States Patent & Trademark
Our ongoing success and growth is creating the need for us to expand
our Team. Specifically, we are presently seeking motivated independent
Patent Analysts to work with us as independent contractors in support
of a contract with the USPTO for performing reclassification of patent
documents according to the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC)
system. As new technologies emerge, the classification approach used
by patent examiners and patent practitioners worldwide needs to adjust
to accommodate these new innovations. This is an opportunity to
leverage your technical background to assist the USPTO’s efforts to
keep the system effective for everyone. In addition to the immediate
opportunity this position affords today, the knowledge you will gain
and the skills employed while performing this job will position you
well for future IP career opportunities.
As an independent contractor working with GPS on the CPC
Reclassification contract, you will be responsible for recommending
how existing patent documents within your specific technology domain
need to be reclassified to accommodate changes to the classification
system that are warranted by ongoing innovation. Come grow with us!
CPC Reclassification: Contractors will be required
to perform the following:
- Gain an understanding of the specific CPC classes that are
changing or being eliminated.
- Review the documents that need reclassifying.
- Identify the new class(es) the documents should be classified in.
Quality: For GPS, quality is at the pinnacle of the
work we perform. Contractors GPS works with must share in our belief
and commitment of providing the highest quality of work.
Timeliness: Contractors will work closely with GPS
Management on a weekly and/or monthly basis to provide their
capacity and turnaround-time for the work to ensure the work is
completed in accordance with GPS internal deadlines. Meeting agreed
upon deadlines will be vital to success.
Continuous Improvement: Contractor must use
self-guided means of staying up to date with changes to the CPC
system by reviewing resources provided to the Contractor from GPS
and/or other publicly available data.
Contractors must have strong technical backgrounds;
either professional experience or technical education in one of the
following technical categories:
- Biomedical Engineering/Medical Device
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Communications
- Computer Science
- Chemical Engineering
- Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or PHD in a field of science
Must be a U.S. citizen or reside in the U.S
for the most recent two years as a work-eligible legal resident.
- Ideally, Contractor will have 1-3 years of previous Patent
Classification, Patent Searching, Patent Examining and/or PCT
Written Opinion experience.
- Strong ability at quickly grasping inventive concepts and
correcting/efficiently classifying documents.
- Excellent time management skills to properly plan and complete all
- Contractor should be very detailed-oriented and possess excellent
Global Patent Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to
race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or
any other basis protected by applicable laws.