Patent Advisor


UCI Series Concepts -- UCI SIZE-NEUTRAL SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES

Class Specifications - F.20
Patent Advisor III (MSP 0745) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Patent Advisor II (7572) SIZE-NEUTRAL
Patent Advisor I (7573)

August, 1981 -- SIZE-NEUTRAL MARCH 1995


SERIES CONCEPT

Patent Advisors perform patent and/or intellectual property licensing 
work in an assigned functional area that require a sound knowledge of 
a physical science, biological science of engineering; and perform other 
related duties as required.

Incumbents continuously monitor assigned areas of research and 
development; identify individual inventions, analyze and evaluate 
the Patentable and/or licensing stature of the identified invention or 
other property; evaluate records of inventions, prepare invention and/or 
licensing summaries, and make initial recommendations regarding 
appropriate patent or licensing actions; review the contents of technical 
reports, papers and engineering drawings proposed for publication, decide 
whether proposed actions would have any substantially adverse effects upon 
filing and/or licensing options, and, if so, initiate discussions with the 
authors to determine whether publication should be withheld or abridged; 
and maintain current knowledge of technical advances at the national and 
international levels; keep abreast in depth of relevant laws, rules and 
regulations respecting inventions and their patenting and/or licensing in 
the United States and selected foreign countries.

Incumbents may in special situations be required to write full patent 
applications including definitive claims, to consider the impact of 
formal action taken upon the patent applications, and to develop and 
provide technical bases and data for reviewing their formal rejections 
or objections.

The Patent Advisor series consists of three levels with the distinction 
between levels based on the scope and complexity of functions and the 
degree of delegated decision-making authority for interpreting and 
implementing University policies.

CLASS CONCEPTS

Patent Advisor III

Under direction incumbents perform highly specialized patent and/or 
intellectual property licensing work that requires advance knowledge 
of a physical sciences' biological science or engineering.  Assignments 
at this level regularly extend into technological disciplines remote 
from the incumbent's original academic training and include cases of 
maximum technological, patent, and/or licensing complexity.  Incumbents 
in addition to performing the range of duties outlined in the series 
concept may direct the work of other staff involved in performing the 
range of duties outlined in the series concept.

Patent Advisor II

Under general supervision incumbents perform patent and/or intellectual 
property licensing work of more than average difficulty that requires a 
comprehensive knowledge of a physical science, biological science or 
engineering. Assignments at this level are usually related to the 
incumbent's academic training. Incumbents typically prepare and prosecute 
patent applications and/or negotiate license agreements; evaluate sponsor 
obligations and alleged private off-the-job inventions of employees and 
recommend formal disposition of titular rights. Incumbents may advise on 
University policy and may perform investigatory work in connection with 
potential and alleged patent infringements. Incumbents in addition to 
performing the range of duties outlined in the series concept may provide 
guidance and assistance to other staff involved in performing the range 
of duties outlined in the series concept.

Patent Advisor I

Under supervision incumbents perform the range of duties outlined in the 
series concept.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants for positions in the Patent Advisor series are expected to 
possess the skills, knowledges, and abilities essential to the successful 
performance of the duties assigned to the positions.