IP Attorney – Large Corporation – Wilmington, Del.

DuPont Pioneer DuPont is looking for an attorney who will join the DuPont Intellectual Property litigation team with primary focus on patent litigation.  A general description of the duties, previously demonstrated experience, expected skills/proficiencies and required qualifications is as follows:

Duties/Responsibilities

• Manage US patent litigation including related post-grant proceedings and other disputes on behalf of the Company for the assigned business.  Responsibility for all aspects of litigation and disputes, including responsibility for:
• case development, witness and trial preparation, attendance at key depositions and hearings, engagement with third party neutrals and opposing counsel.
• leading or co-leading cross-functional (e.g., commercial, research/technical, internal and external legal) teams in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and strategic efforts.
• all aspects of discovery process, including supervising document retention, collection and production processes, electronic discovery processes, etc.
• outside counsel and vendor management, including negotiating fee agreements, creating and monitoring budgets, reporting financial forecasts to internal stakeholders, etc.
• Support strategic efforts for risk assessment, including working with business patent professionals on FTO issues and global IP strategy.
• Provide legal advice to diverse group of highly engaged stakeholders – e.g., commercial, research and other technical stakeholders, and legal and business management teams.
• Partner with legal and non-legal colleagues to address potential disputes in order to avoid litigation.
• Train lawyers and non-lawyers in aspects of litigation related subject matter; act as litigation resource for non-litigation legal colleagues and business.
• Communicate effectively within the organization.

Qualifications
Previously Demonstrated Experience:

• Seeking an individual having a combined minimum of 10 years of patent litigation experience as (1) partner or senior associate at leading law firm with significant patent litigation experience; and (2) an in-house patent litigation professional responsible for significant patent litigations
• Senior level experience in all aspects of litigation – e.g., managing daily activities, taking/defending depositions of key executives, arguing dispositive motions, preparing experts and expert reports, etc.
• Previously demonstrated experience as outside counsel working directly with internal counsel and clients
• Demonstrated ability, experience, and comfort advising and counseling senior executives
• Ability to work effectively with diverse constituency

Expected Skills/Proficiencies
• Subject Matter Expertise:  Exceptional skills in all aspects of IP litigation, IP disputes and general litigation matters
• Excellent Communication Skills:  Ability to communicate effectively at all levels – e.g., equally comfortable with scientists, sales/marketing and corporate executives
• Teamwork:  Team focused and willingness to contribute to highly motivated team of experienced professionals
• Leadership:  Ability to lead or co-lead cross-functional team of subject matter experts – i.e., senior research, commercial or corporate executives – in strategic matters
• Accountability/Responsibility:  Remaining accountable and responsible for legal matters and legal advice to the business
• Business Focus:  Ability to learn all aspects of business and then translate or apply legal or litigation issues to business issues and objectives

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum 10 years’ patent litigation experience
• Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school
• Admission to state bar
• Biotechnology background preferred but not required
• Admission to the USPTO preferred but not required

Contact
Apply online at: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/ip-litigation/0594150721/. EOE.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Sr. Group IP Counsel – Large Corporation – Mentor, Ohio

Avery Dennison Corporation Avery Dennisonis seeking a Sr. Group IP Counsel to work in its Mentor, Ohio offices (30 minutes east of Cleveland).

The scope and responsibilities of the position include providing both U.S. and international intellectual property ("IP") services to Avery Dennison’s Materials Group of businesses, focusing on research, development and innovations, joint development efforts, patent preparation and prosecution, trade secret management and protection, potential business acquisitions, IP litigation, IP transactions, and opinions relating to patents, both foreign and domestic. This attorney will work closely with the Global VP of Research & Development and the Global VP of Marketing for the Materials Group of Avery Dennison, and their leadership teams, as a key business partner for the company’s IP and growth efforts. The intellectual properties of Avery Dennison are extremely valuable assets and include patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. This position is based in the company’s regional office of the Law Department, in Mentor, Ohio.

  • In your role as Sr. Group IP Counsel, delivering on these responsibilities is critical to success:
  • IP strategy that targets growth and other key market segments, and supports new product innovations.
  • Provide a full spectrum of intellectual property legal services including: client counseling; technology development and licensing contracts; and patent protection, surveillance, enforcement, licensing, and litigation.
  • Conduct patent novelty, validity and right to market studies and patent and information searches using internal and external resources and vendors, analyzing and summarizing search results.
  • Strategic guidance as a business partner integrating legal advice with critical business strategies for product development, joint development efforts, licensing matters, and IP disputes.
  • Draft and file patent applications and liaison with inventors and other internal IP lawyers and staff for the information needed to prepare and file patent applications; conduct such drafting and liaison activities.
  • Draft and file foreign and PCT patent applications and liaison with inventors, foreign counsel, and other internal IP lawyers and staff for the information needed to prepare and file patent applications.
  • Attend to ongoing patent prosecution, including preparing responses to Office Actions received from patent office, foreign and domestic.
  • Transaction services include IP agreements such as license agreements, secrecy agreements, joint development agreements, and consulting agreements.
  • IP related advice for M&A assessments and negotiations.
  • Litigation services include advising the clients regarding potential and pending litigation; selecting and managing litigation counsel and the course of litigation; settlement agreements.
  • Client Counseling services include advising on the cost and effective use of intellectual property, and avoiding or reducing the adverse impact of third party intellectual property; counseling on legal issues relating to advertising and promotional programs; counseling on e-commerce issues.
  • Leadership responsibilities for the IP team, inspiring a motivated team that engages with outstanding service in support of the global R&D and marketing organizations.
  • Strong collaboration skills to engage with and leverage colleagues within the global law department.
  • Budget planning, forecasting and management designed to achieve R&D and marketing performance and cost goals.

What You Will Need to Bring to the Team
Avery Dennison has a long history of being a leader in innovation. Your history is important to us. It should include the following:

Education

  • Must possess a technical degree, preferably in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Must possess a law degree, be registered with the USPTO, and be a member of the Bar in good standing.

Experience

  • Must have at least 10-15 years of patent law experience, including litigation, IP transactional, patent drafting and prosecution, freedom to operate opinions; law firm experience is desirable.
  • Familiarity with technologies relating to Avery Dennison’s products and business strategies is a plus.
  • Must have the ability to deal effectively with complex legal issues that have both legal and business ramifications, as well as be proficient at defining and implementing new business and law department processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Experience with other intellectual property (IP) such as trademark and copyright is useful.
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated record of collaboration and successfully engaging with global teams.
  • A strong working knowledge of and experience with PCT, European patent practice, and China patent practice is highly desirable.
  • Highly skilled at drafting patents (patent prosecution).
  • Outstanding Client counseling skills is required.
  • Must have transactional experience (licensing, JDA, partnering agreements, negotiation experience with universities)
  • Litigation experience is highly preferred.

Travel

  • Travel to Europe and Asia will be required; approximately 25-35% travel.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://www.averydennison.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=11322&CurrentPage=1.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Mentor, Ohio

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Cleveland, Ohio

Pearne & Gordon LLP Pearne & Gordon LLP, one of the oldest and largest Intellectual Property Law Firms in Cleveland, Ohio, is accepting resumes for the position of Patent Attorney.  Candidates must possess:

  • Degree in chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering
  • 2-5 years experience in prosecution of patent applications
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Primary responsibilities will include patent application preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, and other patent related projects.

Contact
Qualified candidates should submit their resume and writing sample in confidence to hr@pearne.com or H.R. Generalist, Pearne & Gordon LLP, 1801 East 9th Street, Suite 1200, Cleveland, OH 44114-3108

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Cleveland, Ohio

IP Attorney – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc.

Godfrey & Kahn logois a Wisconsin based law firm, providing legal solutions to clients ranging from privately-held businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

We hire talented and self-motivated people and invest heavily in their success. Currently, we have an excellent opportunity for a lateral attorney with 1 - 4 years of experience to join our Madison or Milwaukee, Wisconsin offices.

Qualified applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or other hard science with electrical or mechanical engineering preferred. Engineering work experience is a plus but not required. Ability to assist in litigation, prepare and prosecute trademark and patent applications, support corporate transactions, and draft and negotiate technology agreements is a plus. Must already be admitted to the patent bar. We seek individuals whose academic achievements and personal skills mark them as future leaders in the firm and in the community.

Contact
Please visit the career section at to apply: http://www.gklaw.com/careers.cfm?action=current&sub=view_lateral&job_id=67. Cover letter, resume, law school transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient) are required.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Godfrey & Kahn is a general business practice firm with approximately 180 lawyers with offices in Milwaukee and four additional Wisconsin locations, as well as in Washington D.C. The firm’s Intellectual Property team includes a number of experienced attorneys who work in a broad-based intellectual property practice including patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, and business transaction support.

Patent Attorney – USPTO – Alexandria, Va.

The Office of the Solicitor, a division in the Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is seeking an experienced and talented individual to serve as a Patent Attorney. The Office of the Solicitor acts as legal counsel to the USPTO on intellectual property law matters and also works in collaboration with the Department of Commerce on interagency intellectual property law matters. The work is challenging, the atmosphere is professional, and the diverse attorneys enjoy a high quality of work life rarely found in the legal field.

The position is open until Monday, August 5, 2015.

Contact
For more details and to apply, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410580500.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Research Assistant/Project Intern – University – Houston, Texas (Updated)

Baylor College of MedicineThe Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy plans to hire two part–time Research Assistants (8 hours per week) to assist with a one-year NIH-funded research project that will assess the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence on patenting strategies in genomic innovation.  The work can be done remotely and will not require relocation.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
•Analyze prosecution histories and assess the evolution for the scope of patent claims
•Complete 400 hours of analytical work on a part-time basis

Qualifications:
•Must have passed the patent registration exam
•Must be registered to practice before the USPTO by date of hire
•Preferred experience as a patent agent or patent examiner
•Preferred background in genomics
•Capable of multi-tasking effectively, prioritizing complex deliverables, and working independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines
•Candidate should be extremely dependable and detail-oriented with strong organizational skills

Contact

Interested persons should apply by sending the following materials to Christi Guerrini at guerrini@bcm.edu: (1) a cover letter stating interest in the position and detailing relevant experience; (2) contact information for two references; (3) a resume; and (4) a law school transcript, or if the applicant is not a law student or graduate, a transcript from the most recent undergraduate or graduate program attended by the applicant. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until both positions are filled.

For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics

Law students and recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Houston, Texas

Patent Prosecution Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Schiff Hardin’s SchiffHardinpatent prosecution practice is growing!  We are seeking junior to mid-level associates and patent agents for our Intellectual Property practice group in our New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Francisco offices.  The ideal candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of substantive patent prosecution experience in the electrical engineering field. A degree in Electrical Engineering is required.  Responsibilities will include: patent drafting, prosecution, and management of client patent and prosecution portfolios; drafting of written opinions for freedom-to-operate/non-infringement, patent invalidity, and patentability; conducting IP due diligence for corporate deal work; IP licensing and other IP transactional work; and providing patent litigation support.  Strong academic record and strong research, writing, and oral communication skills are required. Attorney candidates should also have an attorney license that is in good standing in the state in which the candidate would practice and be a USPTO-registered patent attorney.

Our firm supports a collegial atmosphere and provides associates with opportunities for substantial professional development, responsibility, and long-term success.  Schiff Hardin LLP ranked #14 nationally for overall midlevel associate satisfaction on The American Lawyer's 2014 Midlevel Associates Survey.  Our firm also was ranked #1 in the nation for diversity for women, #2 in the nation for diversity for minorities, and #5 overall on Vault's 2015 Best Law Firms for Diversity list.

Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets

Contact
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Noah Cooper, Senior Legal Recruitment Specialist, at ncooper@schiffhardin.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Francisco

Patent & IP Attorney or Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Jose, Calif.

Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP, a growing Silicon Valley transactional IP firm, is seeking an associate attorney to provide top-quality patent preparation and prosecution services for exceptional high-tech clients in the areas of computer software, Internet technologies, networking, and semiconductors. Our firm represents several Fortune 100 companies and well-known mid-cap and startup companies who come to us for our exceptional IP legal services. We provide a team-oriented and collegial working environment with an ongoing attorney training program that is second to none. Your responsibilities will include patent prosecution (80%), opinions and pre-litigation counseling (10% to 20%), and for some candidates, trademark prosecution and licensing (10% to 20%).

We prefer 2+ years relevant law experience. We require an undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, computer engineering, or physics. Much of our patent work involves complex software and computer systems inventions, so substantial familiarity in software design and engineering is a must. Technical subject matter may include databases, network protocols, 3D graphics, internet search, social networking, grid computing, user authentication and cryptography, digital video, email processing, semiconductor devices and processing, and other cutting-edge technologies.

State bar admission and USPTO admission in good standing are a plus. We offer a complete, competitive benefits package.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: attorney-position1@h35g.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Jose, California

Patent Prosecution/Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Patent Prosecution/Litigation Associate with a Ph.D. in biotechnology.  The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience in legal research, drafting pleadings, discovery and patent prosecution. We seek candidates with transferrable skills and strong academic backgrounds from nationally recognized schools.  Virginia Bar membership preferred.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online at our website at https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=113&id=0. All applications must be accompanied by a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a writing sample. All questions should be directed to Donna J. Nolan, Manager of Attorney Recruiting, at donna.nolan@bipc.com. EOE.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Associate/Of Counsel Attorney – Law Firm – Houston, Texas

International IP Law Group (IIPLG) is seeking Associate Attorneys or Of Counsel Attorneys to prepare and prosecute patent applications in technical areas relating to computer science, computer engineering, software, chemical and mechanical arts.

The position is full time for our Houston office.  IIPLG offers a flexible work environment and some telecommuting is possible.  A wide range of employee benefits is provided.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • 2-3 years relevant experience

Contact
Please send your resume, complete transcripts, a writing sample and salary history to Nathan Stacy at office@iiplg.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Houston, Texas

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Sheppard Mullin's SheppardMullinIntellectual Property practice seeks a patent agent with 2 to 4 years of experience to join our growing and dynamic team, working in either D.C. or Northern Virginia. Since 2010, the firm’s IP group has strategically doubled in size, growing from 45 to nearly 100 IP professionals, to support our burgeoning  client base. We and take pride in our diverse and collaborative team of attorneys and staff committed to professional excellence in a collegial environment.

From Fortune 500’s to startups, we represent a range of industries and cutting edge technologies.  The person hired for this position will work closely with attorneys to draft and prosecute applications to support clients in gaming, social media, augmented reality, virtual reality, and interactive media industries. The ideal candidate will be at least a user, if not an enthusiast, of technology in these industries. The position presents opportunities to interact with leading inventors and entrepreneurs in these emerging fields.

Responsibilities

  • Draft US patent applications
  • Prosecute patent applications
  • Assist clients with management of patent portfolios and provide recommendations regarding prosecution strategies
  • Routinely conduct examiner interviews with the USPTO to expedite prosecution
  • Prepare responses to outstanding communications from the USPTO in a timely manner
  • Conduct invention disclosure teleconferences with inventors
  • Perform complex legal analysis including freedom-to-operate and patentability analysis
  • Participate in invention disclosure teleconferences

Qualifications

  • The candidate must be admitted to the patent bar and have experience in patent prosecution; USPTO experience preferred. Excellent academic credentials and great communication skills are required.
  • A technical undergraduate degree in computer science or electrical engineering is preferred although applicants with other technical undergraduate degrees will be considered
  • Experience in drafting US patent applications required; prosecution experience preferred
  • Excellent technical, writing, communication and analytical skills
  • Must be a team-player and willing to “take ownership” of projects.
  • Law school students who are registered patent agents are welcome to apply
  • Patent Agents applying for this position must be registered to practice before the USPTO, though we will consider Technical Advisors that are qualified to sit for the registration exam. USPTO experience preferred

Contact
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, and resume to MKershek@SheppardMullin.com Note to Search Firms: if you wish to submit a candidate for this position, you must have in place, or be prepared to sign, Sheppard Mullin's current fee agreement before submitting your candidate's resume and transcript.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

Associate – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP has multiple openings for registered U.S. patent attorneys to join our growing patent practice as full-time associates.   Each opening is for our office in Austin, Texas .  Primary responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting patent applications.  Requirements for an ideal candidate include a B.S. or higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.  Patent preparation and prosecution experience is preferable.  Resumes from recent law school graduates are welcome, however.

Contact
To apply, please email your resume to careers@klspatents.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Patent Associate or Patent Agent – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP Dorsey & Whitneyis seeking a Patent Associate (0-5 years of experience) or Patent Agent for our Minneapolis office.  Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

We strongly prefer USPTO admitted candidates who have a B.S. or advanced degree in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.  We will also consider candidates who have a B.S. or advanced degree in Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science, or Medicinal Chemistry with relevant work experience in organic or polymer chemistry. Please note that we are not seeking candidates with a biotech-related background.  Strong academic credentials are required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or military or veteran status.

Contact
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Please go to the ‘Careers’ section of the Dorsey website at www.Dorsey.com and complete Dorsey's online application form. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Santa Clara, Calif.

Intel Intelis seeking a Patent Attorney with wireless expertise to:

  • Assist with portfolio management tasks including harvestings, committee meetings and dispositions, quality reviews, outside counsel oversight, notice of allowance and post issuance reviews
  • Prosecute selected US and foreign matters
  • Counsel inventors on legal questions in areas such as bars to obtaining a patent, patentability and inventorship requirements
  • Provide harvestings and trainings to engineers and business units and establish and maintain relationships with key inventors and business units
  • And oversee areas of strategic interest and provide substantive feedback to end users in litigation, licensing and analysis.

Key Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.)
  • Experience: 5+ years of directly relevant experience
  • Admission to a state bar for US-based attorneys
  • Technical background focused on wireless

The ideal candidate must also demonstrate:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and team oriented environment

Intel prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/jobs/job-search/js2.html?job=764346.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Santa Clara, California

Legal and Corporate Affairs offers unique opportunities to work in a variety of areas, including counsel to Intel businesses; technology and intellectual property licensing; patent prosecution; trademarks and brands; litigation, mergers, acquisitions and investing; legislative and regulatory lobbying; and corporate compliance.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Manchester, N.H.

Finch & Maloney PLLC Finch & Maloney PLLCis celebrating its 5th  anniversary and is currently seeking lateral associates with electrical engineering, computer science and physics degrees for its rapidly expanding patent prosecution practice located on the river in the millyard of Manchester NH. All positions require USPTO registration, state bar (optional for agents), and a minimum of 3 years patent prosecution experience. Associates with pre-law engineering work experience are preferred.  Great opportunity for patent professionals tired of commuting into Boston.  Come interview with us to see why F&M is a great place to work.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: recruiting@finchmaloney.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

logoFaegre Baker Daniels seeks a mid-level attorney to join the patent prosecution practice in our Minneapolis office of our thriving Intellectual Property Practice Group. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base. Successful candidates will have 2+ years patent drafting and prosecution experience, a technical degree in Mechanical, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, and be a member of the patent bar. This is a unique position which will further enhance our expertise in patent work while providing an opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. Experience in training and mentoring junior associates and building client service teams a plus. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and have strong written and oral communications skills. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Contact
Please send or e-mail cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Stephanie Amsler, Lawyer & Consultant Recruiting Specialist, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, 2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402 / email: Stephanie.Amsler@FaegreBD.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Flexible Location

Dilworth IP Dilworth IPis seeking a highly competent Patent Attorney with at least 8 years of experience, possessing extensive experience writing and prosecuting software and electrical patents while exhibiting a high degree of professionalism and productivity. Compensation package is competitive and rewards productivity.

The firm culture is based upon flexibility and performance.  We provide our practitioners with the business structure and resources that they need to succeed, while offering the great benefits of flexibility and independence.  By leveraging technology, we enable our attorneys and agents to work from anywhere in the world.  We seek professionals who exhibit the maturity and discipline to continue to maintain an exceptional performance level in such a flexible, independent work environment, while contributing to the collegial and cooperative atmosphere of the firm. Qualified candidates are sought who are willing to participate in the firm’s client development efforts and who are committed to providing a high quality product in a cost-effective manner.

Qualifications:
Admission before the USPTO and at least one state bar association is required. Preference will be given to attorneys who bring with them a solid and verifiable book of business, who have backgrounds that include actual laboratory or engineering experience, or have worked as in-house counsel.

Contact
Please submit your resume to Mr. Tom DeFelice at tdefelice@dilworthip.com. All submissions will be maintained in the strictest confidence.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Flexible

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Gaithersburg, Md.

Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC, an established intellectual property law firm in Gaithersburg, MD is seeking an experienced electrical patent attorney or agent with a degree in electrical engineering, physics or computer science. The ideal candidate will have experience in telecommunications technology fields including wired (optical and electrical) and wireless networking technologies and equipment. Candidates should possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong writing, communication, organizational and analytical skills. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Preferred candidates will have experience in writing patent applications.

Contact
Interested candidates should send resume, transcripts and writing samples to Legal.Administrator@usiplaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

Armstrong Teasdale LLPArmstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.

Successful applicants will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Job Requirements
The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience.

Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.

Admission into a state bar and registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are preferred. All technical backgrounds will be considered. Post-graduate scientific degrees are a plus.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous merit-based and hours-based bonus program, 401(k) eligibility, team-based work environment and other benefits.

Contact
Please apply online at our website: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

Patent Analyst – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore. (Telecommute)

GTT GroupGTT Group, an intellectual property services firm looking to engage one or more individuals with expertise in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Cloud/Virtualization
  • Database
  • Networking
  • Telecommunications
  • LCD
  • LED
  • Flexible Display
  • Optics
  • Wireless (especially RF and antenna)
  • Semiconductor (design, packaging, etc.)

Selected candidates will be contracted on a project-by project basis.

We are especially interested in speaking with patent professionals with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts is a plus. Willingness to work with and support patent analysts is a must.

Contact
To apply, please respond by email to: hiring@gttgrp.com. Please attach a resume including any relevant experience. In the body of your email, please describe your most relevant experience and describe your general availability to work on consulting projects.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon (Telecommute)

Assistant General Counsel (IP) – Large Corporation – King of Prussia, Pa.

Arkema Inc. Arkemais seeking an Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property to define and protect, for assigned business units, the results of the company's annual expenditure on R&D; to protect the company's annual capital expenditure for developmental projects; to protect the company's investment in new plants; to protect and enhance the company's ability to grow globally by introducing new products and entering new markets; and to ensure that the company's use of patents and trademarks in the conduct of its business is consistent with the law.

Specific Job Activities Include

  • Prepare and prosecute strategic, high quality patents protecting the Company's products and inventions
  • Actively participate in the Company's business review process to help assure that the Company's best inventions are identified and patented
  • Ensure that the results of the company's R&D investments are properly protected globally; participate in the stage-gating of projects; identify patent issues and recommend productive areas for research
  • Provide general and specific advice to management concerning the development, acquisition, utilization and enforcement of global patent portfolios and define strategies to optimize their value to the company
  • Protect the company's capital investment in new plants and in equipment for new products and processes by evaluating new products and processes for potential infringement of patents owned by others and defining specific steps to be taken when there is a risk of infringement
  • Protect the company's competitive position in the global marketplace by evaluating products, processes and trademarks belonging to others for potential infringement of the company's patents and trademarks; recommend appropriate action and, with management, develop strategies to implement the recommendations
  • With the management of the relevant businesses, define objectives and assist in negotiation and drafting of agreements relating to patents, trademarks, trade secrets and to joint development and other programs;
  • As appropriate, retain and supervise outside counsel.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • BS degree in Chemical discipline; Law Degree from U.S. law school and Membership in a State Bar
  • Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 10+ years experience in Chemical Patent Practice
  • Previous in-house experience and background in polymer chemistry preferred.

Contact
Please apply online by visiting this link: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=16121&company=ARKEMA&username=.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in close to 50 countries, some 19,000 employees and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of some $8.1 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

Patent Prosecution Attorney, Patent Agent, or Patent Engineer – Law Firm – Cupertino, Calif.

Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP, Van Pelt, Yi & James LLPan intellectual property law office in Cupertino, CA, is seeking patent attorneys, agents, and engineers to prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering.  The firm represents Silicon Valley’s top emerging growth clients working on the cutting edge of a wide range of technologies, including network technology, software, data storage, Internet applications, computer and network security, wireless and other communications, and digital signal processing.

The job offers the opportunity for a highly accomplished professional with a technical background to develop a rewarding career in intellectual property law.  We invite you to read the biographies posted on our website.  The work environment is flexible and supportive.  Previous experience in patent prosecution is desirable but not required, as the firm is willing to train and assist the selected candidate in passing the Patent Bar and becoming registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Candidates should have a strong technical background, good writing and communications skills, be able to work efficiently and independently, and enjoy learning.  A degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent experience is preferred.

Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with education/experience.  Benefits for full-time positions include a 401(k) plan, health, dental and vision insurance, as well as flexible work hours.

Contact
To apply, please provide your resume, transcripts for all degrees, and writing sample(s) in PDF format to: careers@ip-patent.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Cupertino, California

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent – Law Firm – United States (Remote)

Klintworth & Rozenblat IP, an eight patent lawyer/patent agent law firm, is seeking highly-qualified, experienced patent attorneys and patent agents having a minimum of five years of experience and portable books of business in the range of $500,000 or more.

The firm offers the following advantages over the typical law firm:

  • Substantially higher compensation than other firms due to the firm’s reduced overhead and philosophy of paying employees more
  • The ability to telecommute/work remotely from the firm’s Chicago-based office
  • Autonomy and flexibility including control over your billing rate and where, when, and how much you work
  • A stress-free, laid-back environment
  • Collegiality working with colleagues of varied disciplines, averaging approximately 20 years of experience, and hailing from some of the country’s top law firms
  • High-end clientele including Fortune 500 Companies and Universities
  • Very few conflicts due to the firm’s size

Further information regarding the firm, including the CV's of each of the firm's team members, can be found at the firm's website.

Contact
To apply, email Tim Klintworth at: tklintworth@kandrip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: United States (Remote)

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Telecommute (Washington or Texas)

Lindauer Law PLLC specializes in patent preparation and prosecution.  Our passion is drafting and prosecuting crucial intellectual property assets for our clients, and we are looking for experienced professionals who share that passion.

Our focus is on our clients and colleagues.  We deliver an excellent work product with a group of highly competent professionals.  Our attorneys are provided with the support and resources they need to focus on the special talents they bring to our clients.

If you have the experience and desire to draft and prosecute high quality patent applications, you’ll fit right in.

We work in art areas including computer science, electrical engineering, mining, aerospace, and various emerging technologies.

You will be telecommuting, giving you the opportunity to live and work from anywhere you want in Washington State or Texas.  Live the lifestyle you want, without the traffic jams.  Full- and part-time positions are available for candidates with different experience levels.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience drafting and prosecuting patents in the USPTO.
  • 2+ years of (non-legal) industry/work experience is preferred.
  • Successful candidates typically have personally drafted from scratch more than 30 patent applications in the past two years.
  • USPTO Registration Number in good standing
  • Attorneys must have J.D. and membership in good standing with at least one state bar.
  • This full time employment, not a contractor position. If you have existing clients, we can discuss the possibility of transferring them.
  • Candidate should be fit to receive a Top Secret clearance (or equivalent) involving a comprehensive background and other checks.
  • Ability to identify effective methods of protecting intellectual property created from software, hardware, and internet related products and services.

Contact
To apply, email us at: lateralattorney@lindauerip.com. During the interview process candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise. Please, no recruiters or placement agencies. Due to the large number of responses, we are only able to respond to those applicants who satisfy at least the following qualifications.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Telecommute (Washington or Texas)

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for software-related inventions. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose, San Francisco and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.

Contact
Apply online at the firm's website by visiting this link: http://www.slwip.com/join_us/openings.html.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; or Austin, Texas

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 110 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

Workman Nydegger Workman Nydeggeris seeking an exceptional intellectual property litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience for our dynamic, growing intellectual property litigation practice. Applicants should have a strong academic record and meaningful litigation experience.

Contact
Qualified candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, writing sample and transcripts to Shauna Huston, Executive Director, at recruitment@wnlaw.com. Competitive salary and benefits package available. Workman Nydegger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Founded over 30 years ago, Workman Nydegger specializes in intellectual property law and complex litigation. The firm represents a wide array of clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, litigation and prosecution, unfair competition and related licensing matters, and ANDA litigation, and possesses expertise in a diverse range of technologies, including computer systems, software, e-commerce and information technology; electronics and electrical engineering; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical and life science technologies; physics and optics; mechanics and mechanical engineering and alternative energy. Workman Nydegger is located in Salt Lake City, which is known worldwide for its scenic beauty and geographic diversity. Salt Lake City and its many nearby ski resorts hosted the world during the 2002 Winter Olympics, bringing international recognition for locations such as Park City and Sundance. These sites bring culture, diversity, entertainment, and economic opportunity to Utah. Beautiful red rock deserts to the South attract many visitors annually, and provide unparalleled opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Engineering Director – Small Corporation – Silicon Valley, Calif.

Intellectual VenturesIntellectual Ventures is looking for a seasoned Engineer Director with deep knowledge of Hardware or Software to develop expert case material, participate in asset evaluation, and define technical strategies for portfolio development and monetization.   Reporting to the VP of Engineering, qualified candidates will be flexible, able to bring people from diverse domains together, a team player, be detail orientated and exemplify an investigative spirit. Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment is a must, as is navigating ambiguity with confidence.

Role responsibilities include
•Develop quality claim charts based on exhaustive asset mining and asset analysis activities
•Complete rapid response reviews of assets to support decision making
•Define Product Specifications for program area and lead Product Development activities
•Assure case material quality and participate in quality control processes
•Support sales engagements through presenting to Clients on the technical merits of assets and industry technology trends and roadmaps
•Lead product development efforts, including understanding market requirements from our Revenue Product Managers
•Work to fully understand the breadth of the IV portfolio, allowing for efficient and accurate mining and analysis of IV’s assets
•Analyze and make recommendations on assets available for purchase to support current and planned licensing programs and engagements focused on maximum return on investment
•Able to multitask and manage multiple competing priorities at any one time
•Sense of urgency in the delivery of quality work with the ability to pivot as priorities shift

Key Qualifications and Required Skills
•Experience creating claim charts is required; previous experience in patent monetization a plus
•10+ years of broad technology with depth/specialty in Hardware/Electrical Engineering or Software/Computer Science,  yet able to quickly understand and ramp in additional technical areas and willingness to move between hardware and software as needed
•Experience as an Engineering Director or Principle Engineer/Architect within a medium to large technology company
•Significant experience in detailed patent analysis, patent licensing and defense from a technical vantage point
•A technical undergraduate degree or the equivalent is typically required
• Ability to manage own projects, and coordinate outside consultants on project teams that are formed and re-formed to support specific client and program needs as needed
•Training or certification as a patent agent or patent attorney is a plus
•High degree of integrity, ethics and trustworthiness.  Strong sense of accountability and fiduciary duty to IV investors, executives and employees
•Relevant work experience in the computing, communications, internet, and/or consumer electronics industries, running the gamut from consumer to enterprise to service provider markets a plus

Total compensation for this position is market-driven and includes direct salary and comprehensive employee benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/SVOEngineeringDirector.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Silicon Valley, California

Intellectual Ventures is a privately-held invention investment company based in Bellevue, Washington with the Engineering team located in both Bellevue and Silicon Valley (Mountain View), CA. Driven by the belief that invention sparks progress, we’re committed to creating and sustaining a market for invention through innovation, partnership, licensing and sales programs.

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Long Island, New York

The Farrell Law Firm, P.C. logois seeking a Patent Attorney who will be responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, computer and semiconductor arts, as well as occasionally preparing patentability, invalidity, infringement and freedom to operate analyses.  The successful candidate must have at least a B.S. degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering and excellent communication skills.  It is desirable for the candidate to have at least 3 years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm and to be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Contact
Please send resume, cover letter and work sample to genmail@farrelliplaw.com. No calls, please.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Melville (Long Island), New York

IP Associate – Law Firm – Albany, N.Y.

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. has an immediate opening for an Intellectual Property Associate to join its Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Group.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a background in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science, be detail-oriented, self-motivated and possess excellent writing, organizational and communication skills.

The position entails preparing and prosecuting patent applications, providing client counseling, conducting due diligence, and providing opinions.  Position may also include trademark, copyright and licensing work.

Undergraduate or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science and admission to Bar required, admission to Patent Bar preferred.

Firm Benefits.  Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

The Firm’s benefits include:

  • 401k & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

Contact
Apply by emailing us at: bh@hrfmlaw.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Albany, New York

Founded in 1970, the firm is devoted exclusively to intellectual property matters and has been procuring software patents for businesses for most of its history. The firm focuses on US and foreign patent trademark and copyright procurement as well as litigation of disputes for clients that include regional and national Fortune 100 companies. The firm seeks to attract highly qualified candidates interested in engaging in challenging and diversified legal work involving software-related patents while enjoying the lifestyle benefits of the Capital Region of Upstate New York.

Legal Assistant / Practice Coordinator – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Lowe Hauptman & Ham, LLP requires the services of a talented Practice Coordinator to assist with the management of its largest practice.   The ideal candidate will know most of the patent process, from beginning to end, have good tenure and at least 5 years patent prosecution experience.

The list of job duties is as follows:

The Practice Coordinator supports the Practice Manager and serves as the coordinator of day-to-day practice group functions, including but not limited to:

  • Following up with the Legal Assistants and Attorneys to maintain the timeliness of the workflow and dashboards
  • Providing assistance with responding to staff inquiries and concerns, including taking appropriate action as needed
  • Communicating any behavioral concerns of group members to the Practice Manager and/or Firm Director
  • Providing assistance with review of team work products
  • Providing overflow assistance as needed
  • Manage Maintenance Fee Deadlines and Reminders, including payment of Maintenance Fees upon receipt of client instructions.
  • Responding to important client inquiries and/or requests, and monitoring the completion of projects as needed
  • Participating in the development and administration of group policies and procedures, as well as the development and administration of programs for ongoing staff development and training
  • Providing input for bi-weekly team meetings as well as semi-annual one-on-ones
  • Other duties as assigned by Practice Manager, Firm Director, and/or Senior Managing Partner

Contact
Please send resumes to the Manager at recruiting311@ipfirm.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va. (Telecommuting)

Lowe Hauptman & Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice.  Capability in all aspects of circuit technology is a must.  Versatility in other technical areas is a plus.

Candidates will preferably have capabilities consistent with at least 3 years of experience as an agent or attorney in patent prosecution.  Industry experience working in the circuit area and Chinese language ability is advantageous.  The key attributes of a successful candidate for this position are talent, insight, attention to detail and outstanding writing ability.

The firm offers a relaxed environment with a very competitive salary, benefits and bonus structure, and an interstate telecommuting option for the right candidate.  The firm’s unique structure provides a fulfilling and rewarding career opportunity for interested applicants.

Contact
Please send resumes to the Manager at recruiting311@ipfirm.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia (Telecommuting)

Patent Paralegal – Law Firm – Reston, Va.

The Marbury Law Group, PLLC Marbury Lawhas an opening for an experienced, highly qualified Patent Paralegal.

Experience
Experience in foreign patent prosecution is preferred.  Outstanding candidates with experience in only U.S. prosecution will also be considered.

A minimum of five years of foreign and/or U.S. patent prosecution experience is required.

The ideal candidate will have superior attention to detail, ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task, excellent inter-personal and relationship management skills, ability to maintain and properly handle confidential client information, ability to exercise good judgment, and will have good tenure and outstanding references.

Duties
Duties will include preparing PCT and international forms; electronic filing of documents in the USPTO, International Bureau, and various International Searching Authorities; responses to office actions and Information Disclosure Statements, preparing foreign filing order letters, communicating with associates throughout the world; preparing other patent forms and correspondence.

Duties will also include management of patent docket including reviewing and docketing patent correspondence, updating the status of patents and patent applications, assisting patent attorneys, and inspection of electronic patent file histories.  Additional duties may include assistance with overflow trademark prosecution and export control clearance projects on an as needed basis.

Salary
We offer a generous base salary with an expectation of 960 minimum billable hours per year.

For candidates who generate over 960 billable hours per year, we also offer a guaranteed bonus for each hour deemed billable over 960 hours.

Total compensation is based on experience, but is projected to be about $95,000 to $100,000 for about 1600 billable hours.  If performance is accurate and efficient, salary may be projected to be well over $100,000 for about 1800 to 1900 billable hours during a normal working year.

Contact
Please email cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to fessig@marburylaw.com
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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Reston, Virginia

Marbury is one of Metro Washington, D.C.’s premier mid-size, full service intellectual property and technology, commercial law, litigation, and trademark litigation law firms, having achieved the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Founded in 1994, the firm represents a full spectrum of clients from Fortune 500 companies, mid-size technology companies, high tech start-ups, and venture capital funds. Marbury offers a professional, supportive and efficient office environment. The professionalism and efficiency eliminates the need for last minute midnight filings. Marbury partners are accessible and have an open-door policy, which allows for an easy work flow. Marbury also offers casual dress, flexible work hours, low minimum billable hours requirement, free parking, and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, etc. We are located in Reston a few blocks from the Reston Town Center and a few blocks from Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, Silver line. For more information, visit our website.