Engineering at Lumenci

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Senior Associate - Prosecution

Lumenci is a legal tech startup founded by a group of IIT alumni in the US. Lumenci’s mission is to transform the legal and intellectual property industry in the US & Europe with groundbreaking products and services. We are currently looking to build an exceptionally strong technical team in Gurugram, India, to help us deliver high-quality products and services to our clients.

Responsibilities and Duties​
  • Searching, analyzing, and compiling technical and patent information, including performing patent searches. Drafting freedom-to-operate opinions and allied matters.

  • Drafting patent applications for invention disclosures, ensuring they are easily understandable while maintaining technical accuracy.

  • Working closely with inventors to add novelty to their inventions.

  • Drafting response to Office Action. Analyzing patent application, determining differences between the patent application and the cited references, formalizing strategies to respond on various objections/rejections in office action, amending claims, and/or writing arguments to differentiate the patent application from the cited references.

  • Reviewing office action responses prepared by other team members, and mentoring team members for drafting office action.

  • Performing infringement/ invalidity studies

  • Working closely with inventors to add novelty to their inventions.      

  • Maintaining and managing the company’s intellectual property client dockets.

  • Interacting successfully with clients and law firms worldwide     

  • Developing and streamlining internal patent administration tasks and procedures.

  • Tracking upcoming deadlines and notifying the team and the clients of upcoming deadlines.

  • Ensuring efficient processing of applications filed with the worldwide patent offices.

  • Reviewing documents received from various patent offices, notifying clients of the same, filing responses if necessary, and updating the intellectual property client dockets.

Expected Competencies | Skills
  • Smart innovative thinking. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially in technical writing.

  • Experience conducting patent searches, patent drafting/ technical writing/arguments, and patent prosecution are preferred

  • A keen interest in science, technology, and intellectual property.

  • Proficiency in technical research.

  • Ability to think critically, learn fast, and work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to handle rejections in Office Actions of different jurisdictions

  • Prior experience in Patent and Trademark law in the US or EP is an advantage, license to practice patent law also preferred.

  • Collaborative team player

Education and Experience
  • B.Tech / MTech in Computer Science, Electronics/Telecommunication, VLSI from premier engineering institutions such as IITs, BITS Pilani, and NITs with 3- 5 years of patent/ IP experience.

  • Experience with IP matters (Patents, infringement analysis, Standard Essential Patents, EOUs, prior art searches, landscaping, prosecution) is preferred

Lumenci Values
  • Expert level analysis at Startup speed.

  • Individual contributor with respect to independently managing deadlines and prioritizing effectively to deliver quality results.

  • Able to demonstrate a consistent record of excellence, ownership, and accountability.

  • Service-minded and passionate about results with an ability to develop positive relationships.

  • Adaptable to changing requirements and needs of a dynamic high-growth company.

  • Dedicated work ethic that thrives in a collaborative culture with excellent social, networking, and influencing skills.

  • Motivated and self-directed with a willingness to take on additional projects.

  • Able to demonstrate good judgment and a growth mindset.

  • Highly focused, organized, and detail-oriented.

  • Competitive stock option plan

  • Rapid career growth as the Company expands its services offerings and client base.​


We are actively reviewing resumes and processing candidates for this role. Please send your resumes (and any questions) to for immediate consideration.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Gurgaon


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