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PATENT SPECIALIST (Contractor)– PCT Lack of Unity - Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Eng

  • Job Tracking ID: 512196-808467
  • Job Location: Scottsdale, RMT
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Independent Contractor (Non Employee)
  • Date Updated: September 23, 2022
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: October 10, 2022

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Job Description:

Global Patent Solutions, LLC (GPS) is an intellectual property research and consulting firm founded to meet the demanding needs of Inventors and IP professionals around the world for high-quality patent research and consulting. From our headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ, we currently service a global client-base of IP Attorneys, Patent Agents, Business Leaders, R&D Teams, Universities, Entrepreneurs and Inventors.


We are looking for an independent contractor with experience evaluating PCT applications with respect to PCT Regulations, specifically PCT Rule 13.1, guidelines in MPEP Chapter 1850 Unity of Invention Before the International Searching Authority, PCT International Search and Preliminary Examination Chapter 10 Guidelines, and/or USPTO Restriction Practice.



The position entails:

  • Identifying inventive groups in a PCT application
  • Identifying special technical features in invention groups in a PCT application
  • Identifying common technical features between invention groups in a PCT application
  • Searching prior art for the common technical features and applying the prior art to show that the common technical features are satisfied by the prior art
  • Reporting the evaluation of a lack of unity using the PCT/ISA/206 form within a timely manner


This position requires you to evaluate PCT applications under the following PCT regulations:


13.1       Requirement - The international application shall relate to one invention only or to a group of inventions so linked as to form a single general inventive concept ("requirement of unity of invention").


13.2       Circumstances in Which the Requirement of Unity of Invention Is to Be Considered Fulfilled - Where a group of inventions is claimed in one and the same international application, the requirement of unity of invention referred to in Rule 13.1 shall be fulfilled only when there is a technical relationship among those inventions involving one or more of the same or corresponding special technical features. The expression "special technical features" shall mean those technical features that define a contribution which each of the claimed inventions, considered as a whole, makes over the prior art.


13.3       Determination of Unity of Invention Not Affected by Manner of Claiming - The determination whether a group of inventions is so linked as to form a single general inventive concept shall be made without regard to whether the inventions are claimed in separate claims or as alternatives within a single claim.


13.4       Dependent Claims - Subject to Rule 13.1, it shall be permitted to include in the same international application a reasonable number of dependent claims, claiming specific forms of the invention claimed in an independent claim, even where the features of any dependent claim could be considered as constituting in themselves an invention.


** This position is remote.

Experience and Skills:

Experience and Skills:


  • Previous patent examining or patent searching experience required.
  • BS required in one of the following areas: Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a BS in a similar field with relevant coursework/experience.
  • US Citizen or active US Permanent Resident of 2+ years




Additional Information:

Job Level: Contractor

Years of Experience: 1 or more

Level of Education: BS

Starting Date : ASAP

Apply Type: Resume