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Job ID : 1323171 Date Updated : March 21st, 2023

U.S. Patent Attorney / U.S. Patent Agent

Hiring Company ITOH International Patent Office
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Chiyoda-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Job Description

ITOH International Patent Office has been delivering the best possible intellectual property services to our clients since 1967.

We are seeking a licensed U.S. Patent Attorney or U.S. Patent Agent with experience in patent prosecution and proofreading patent specifications.

The candidate will be located full-time, in our Tokyo office, with the option to work up-to 3 days a week from home.


Job Description:

・Drafting and proofreading technical documents in English for patent applications and intellectual property related matters to be filed with the USPTO.

・Coordinate with Translators and other Patent Attorneys when necessary for clarifications to ensure accuracy.

・Confirm that all revisions are successfully incorporated into final application documents and are completely free of errors and inconsistencies.

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 1 year
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Native
Minimum Japanese Level None
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills


Must have a U.S. Patent Attorney/Agent qualification   

・Native English speaker with excellent writing skills

・Experience with patent prosecution, drafting opinions and responses to office actions.

・Experience translating or proofreading technical documents.

・Currently residing in Japan with appropriate visa status (Permission to work in Japan) .

・English Level: Native speaker / Japanese Level: Not necessary, but welcome.

・Must have a strong background and degree in any of the following fields:  

   * Electronics

   * Software 

   * Semiconductors

   * Computers

   * Data processing 

   * Mechatronics 

   * Physics

   * Engineering

   * Telecommunications

   * Mechanics

   * Materials

   * Chemistry

   * Other related fields


Compensation/ Benefits:

・Transportation paid in full

・Social Insurance

・Paid Holidays

・Work from home up-to 3 days a week


Nearest Stations:

・Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Nijubashimae Station

・JR Tokyo Station

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Chiyoda-ku
  • Yamanote Line, Tokyo Station

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Job Category

  • Consulting and Certified Professions > Lawyer
  • Legal, General Affairs and Public Relations > Legal, Compliance
  • Translation and Interpretation > Other (Translation and Interpretation)
Hiring Company Information

ITOH International Patent Office

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Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less) - International Company

Company Description

ITOH International Patent Office abides by its principle of maintaining an elite team of professionals even as we continue to grow.  Our patent attorneys and technical specialists strive to provide top quality work, and our administrative staff endeavor to operate with accuracy and precision.

ITOH International Patent Office is based in Marunouchi, the heart of the Japanese business district, with a branch office in Washington D.C.


Consisting of three departments dealing with domestic, domestic to foreign, and foreign to domestic applications.

・Applications (patents, utility models, trademarks, designs)

・Trials (trials against examiner's decision of refusal, invalidation trials, correction trials, trademark cancellation trials)

・Litigation (suits against appeal [trial] decision / special infringement action)

・Appraisals (verbal or written)-infringement, invalidation, etc.

・Investigations (invalid technology investigations, prior art investigations, etc.)

・Others (consultation on intellectual property, etc.)