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PCT Patent Analyst - Contractor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512196-791078
  • Job Location: Scottsdale, RMT
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Independent Contractor (Non Employee)
  • Date Updated: September 23, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: October 10, 2022

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Job Description:

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 Office (USPTO).


Our ongoing success and growth has created the need for us to expand our team. Specifically, we are presently seeking experienced and motivated independent Patent Analysts to work with us as independent contractors in support of a contract with the USPTO for performing search and examination on patent applications related to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This is an opportunity to leverage your technical background, hone and exercise the same skills employed by patent examiners, and witness first-hand the characteristics of effective and ineffective patent applications. 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. Come grow with us!


As an independent contractor working with GPS on the PCT contract, you will be responsible for performing a comprehensive search, written opinion, and final report on the patentability of an array of diverse inventions within your specific technology domain.


Contractor Responsibilities:

  • PCT Search and Written Opinion: Contractors will be required to perform the following:
    • Quickly gaining an understanding of the inventive concept(s) provided in the PCT specification, drawings and claims
    • Perform a robust search of patent and non-patent literature databases
    • Write an opinion/analysis by applying/mapping the most relevant prior art to the PCT claims
    • Complete applicable final PCT Forms and Search History Document
    • Perform any corrections needed to work that does not fit within pre-defined quality standards


  • Quality: For GPS, quality is at the pinnacle of the work we perform. Contractors we work 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 practices and procedures of processing PCT applications by reviewing resources provided to the Contractor from GPS and/or other publicly available data.



  • Form 237 Written Opinion of the PCT application
  • Form 210 Documentation of Prior Art References Used
  • Completed Search History Document


Experience and Skills:

Technical Requirements:


Contractors must have strong technical backgrounds; either professional experience or technical education in at least one  one of the following technical categories:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Devices/Life Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Electrical Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Chemical Engineering


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or PHD in a field of science and/or engineering.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or reside in the U.S for the most recent two years as a work-eligible legal resident.


  • While performing the work, Contractor must physically be located in the U.S.


  • Contractor MUST have 1 or more years of previous PCT Written Opinion experience.


  • Demonstrated skills at formulating efficient, thorough, and repeatable prior art searches.


  • Strong ability at quickly grasping inventive concepts and correcting/efficiently applying prior art to those concepts.


  • Excellent time management skills to properly plan and complete all deliverables on-time.


  • Contractor should be detail-oriented and possess excellent communication skills.


  • Knowledge and demonstrated skills of applying WIPO PCT Articles and Rules


  • Knowledge of classifying patents using CPC and IPC classifications



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.