Patent Attorney/Agent/Engineer – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Gazdzinski & Associates,Gazdzinski & Associates a growing full-service intellectual property law firm, is seeking a technical specialist to join an expanding patent prosecution team. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits; and we welcome resumes from attorneys, patent agents, and/or engineers having 3-5yrs of experience. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide a top-quality work product.

Eligibility and Requirements: Applicants must have a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, or physics. Experience in wireless technology is a plus. Applicants must be registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and have between 3 and 5yrs of patent prosecution experience.

Responsibilities: Patent application preparation/drafting, responding to office actions and general patent prosecution work, conducting prior art searches, drafting clearance/invalidity opinions, client counseling, and other patent related projects.

Contact
Interested candidates are encouraged to reply with a resume, cover letter, salary history, and a writing sample to: recruiting@gazpat.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

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Patent Associate – Law Firm – Hartford, Conn.

Cantor Colburn LLPCantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, seeks a patent associate attorney with a degree in electrical engineering to work in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut headquarters office.

The associate will be responsible for drafting and globally prosecuting patent applications in the electrical arts, as well as occasionally preparing invalidity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

The successful candidate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Applicants must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, have two to five years of patent drafting experience in a law firm, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience.   Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills. Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Please send resume, cover letter, and work sample to careers@cantorcolburn.com. No calls, please. Cantor Colburn LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut

In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was 10th in the country for patents. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the U.S. and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups, and university technology transfer offices.

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

NSIP LAW NSIP LAWis seeking resumes from patent attorneys or patent agents interested in joining our team. We welcome resumes from all levels of experience including those with experience as a senior associate, of counsel, and/or a partner. We also welcome resumes from candidates with USPTO experience. For candidates with significant amounts of experience, although portable business is welcome, it is not required.

Our ideal candidates will have a technical background in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, or other similar technologies recognized by The United States Patent & Trademark Office suitable for registration to practice before The United States Patent & Trademark Office. Experience in wireless technology is a plus. The ideal candidates are highly driven, team players, and motivated to provide top-quality work products for the firm and the firm’s clients. At least two years of experience is preferred.

Contact
Please send your resume and any additional documents to be considered to info@nsiplaw.com. Please submit two writing samples, which should be unedited and may include responses to Office Actions, Appeal Briefs, or any other materials otherwise not confidential. All inquiries will be held strictly confidential. Please, no recruiters at this time.

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

NSIP LAW is a prospering boutique intellectual property law firm located in downtown Washington, D.C. Our practice has consistently grown over the years. We have also benefited from a low turn-around rate and a culture that promotes respect and a balanced lifestyle. NSIP Law offers a competitive salary with the rare opportunity to grow along with our dynamic group and to be active participants in our practice.

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

logoFaegre Baker Daniels seeks a partnership-track associate to join the patent prosecution practice of our thriving Minneapolis Intellectual Property 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 chemical engineering or an advanced chemistry degree, and be a member of the patent bar. 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, writing sample and law school transcript to Trisha Selden at Trisha.Selden@FaegreBD.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd. is seeking a mid-level patent attorney for an associate position.  The successful candidate will assist in patent application preparation and prosecution, as well as assist in patent litigation responsibilities.

Successful candidates will be expected to possess the following qualifications and abilities:

  • Registered to practice with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admission to a state bar.
  • B.A. or B.S. degree in engineering or hard sciences
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of intellectual property litigation, patent application preparation, and patent prosecution experience.
  • Experience in trademark prosecution is a plus.

Compensation is commensurate with background and ability.

Contact
To apply for this position, please send your resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to firm@olsonip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Phoenix, Ariz.

W.L. Gore W.L. Goreis looking for a highly experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Counselor to join our corporate patent team in Phoenix, AZ. Associates in our corporate functions support the work done by the divisions of Gore.

If you are looking for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will advise business and technical leaders and teams, primarily in our Medical Products Division, on third party Intellectual Property (IP) risks and risk mitigation strategies in support of new product initiatives. You will be a member of the Clearance & Opinion Center of Excellence within the Gore patent team.

The ideal candidate will

  • Be passionate about providing IP counsel support for a world-class manufacturer
  • Be energized by collaborating on cross-functional teams
  • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships

Responsibilities include

  • Advising cross-functional teams and businesses, and R&D leadership about exclusivity, freedom to operate, due diligence, patent marking and potential patent infringement issues
  • Providing a strategic divisional and/or Enterprise view with respect to IP risk while addressing the needs of individual businesses
  • Executing freedom to operate analysis in concert with product development processes
  • Analyzing risks with appropriate consideration of business objectives and the environment
  • Developing sound tactical approaches to minimizing adverse impact of third party IP
  • Participating in the creation and implementation of new risk management policies and procedures
  • Evaluating and opining on potential infringement of Gore patents
  • Initiating and overseeing measures to invalidate third party patent rights (e.g. Post grant proceedings, opposition, etc.) where appropriate
  • Effectively communicating legal advice and analysis to associates with varying degrees of IP and technical (R&D) experience
  • Prioritizing and managing multiple projects across various business units
  • Contributing to implementation of new policies and procedures within the Enterprise and the Legal team
  • Efficiently engaging and managing external counsel including, analyzing, reviewing and evaluating the quality, cost-effectiveness and scope of work performed
  • As needed, leading or participating in due diligence, licensing, or inter partes matters

Required Job Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited U.S. law school
  • Member of the bar of at least one state
  • Registration to practice before the USPTO
  • Minimum of 8 years of patent experience, with at least 6 years of in-house experience, preferrably in the life sciences or medical device industries
  • Considerable experience in product clearance/freedom to operate analysis, developing associated risk mitigation strategies, and opinion drafting
    Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams and initiate and drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Business acumen with a strong track record of strategic legal thinking and behavior
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate positive resolutions and influence business decisions
  • Ability to thrive within an ambiguous environment or organization
    Ability to travel 20% of the time, primarily within Arizona

Desired Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, BioChem, Chemistry, or Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience with U.S. and foreign post grant proceedings and oppositions
  • Patent litigation and IP licensing experience

Contact
For more information and to apply, please visit www.gore.com/careers and search for job number – 141369. Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. EEO/AA Employer (applies to all positions located in the U.S.).

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Oliff PLC, Oliffa full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, St. Louis, Missouri, and Charlotte, North Carolina, is seeking Patent Attorneys or Agents with a background in electrical engineering and computer science, or closely related fields.  Applicants must have a minimum of two years of solid patent prosecution experience in a law firm; some experience drafting patent applications is preferred.  Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice.  Competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact
Email cover letter and resume to hr@oliff.com. EOE.

Additional Info
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

IP Attorney (Electrical Mechanical) – Law Firm – McLean, Va.

Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. (RMSC), an Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C.Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with three to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with substantial experience prosecuting mechanical and electrical applications as well as drafting patent applications in the computer and software related fields with trademark experience being a plus, though not required.  The ideal candidate will have sufficient portable business to occupy at least 25%, but not more than 50% of the attorney’s time.

RMSC is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis. RMSC continues to expand its business serving clients around the world. RMSC provides a congenial work environment and experienced work force.

Contact
Please email your resume to: recruiting@rmsclaw.com, and please visit our Website: www.rmsclaw.com. RMSC is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation will be discussed at time of interview.

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

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Cary, N.C.

Withrow & Terranova, PLLCWithrow & Terranova, PLLC, a mid-size Intellectual Property Law Firm located in Cary, North Carolina in close proximity to Research Triangle Park, is seeking a highly qualified registered Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents that possess at least a Bachelor’s level degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science and 0-3 years of patent application preparation and prosecution experience.  The successful candidate will assist in patent application preparation and prosecution, and other related IP matters.  The successful candidate should also have a desire for substantial client interaction and involvement in key IP tasks and growth opportunities.

Contact
To inquire, please send your resume and writing sample to recruiting@wt-ip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Cary, North Carolina

Withrow & Terranova, PLLC is a mid-size patent boutique with a focus on electronic, telecommunication, semiconductor, software, biomedical, and mechanical technologies. Our clients range from industry leading Fortune 500 companies to the nation’s top research universities to promising startup companies. We are located in close proximity to Research Triangle Park and serve clients throughout the United States and the world. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.wt-ip.com.

Patent Associate or Agent – Law Firm – St. Louis, Mo.

Zackson Law LLC, a small practice located near St. Louis, Mo., is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent. Clients include universities, research institutes, corporations. USPTO registration and advanced degree in a life science or chemistry are required.  The ideal candidate will have strong legal and technical writing skills and experience in drafting patent applications, and have sufficient background to understand biomedical and other life sciences-related technologies. Responsibilities will include all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, including conducting patentability analyses, drafting patent applications, and preparing responses to Office Actions.

Contact
Applicants are requested to submit resume, cover letter, names of at least two references and a writing sample to Saul Zackson at: saul@zacksonlaw.us.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Holland & Hart Holland & Hart is looking to bring in exceptional EE patent attorneys with 1-4 years of experience, for our dynamic, growing electronics and computer patent practice.

Requirements:
Applicants should have a strong academic record in both undergraduate and law school and a degree in electrical engineering (although stellar Physics/CS candidates will be considered). Wireless communications experience is very desirable. Industry experience and/or large firm experience a plus. Collaboration is a core part of our success, so we are seeking team players who want be a part of one of the finest EE patent groups in the country. The positions are open for our Boise, Boulder, Denver, SLC or DC office.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online (http://careers.hollandhart.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=6) and submit their resume, cover letter (please specify which office you are applying for), brief writing sample (publicly available patent application or office action responses or other technical writing) and law school and undergrad transcripts to Sarah Earnest, Recruitment Coordinator. Should you have issues with the online application form, please contact SPEarnest@hollandhart.com. Holland & Hart LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boise, Idaho; Boulder, Colorado; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; or Washington, D.C.

Associate – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. has an immediate opening for a partnership-track associate with 0 to 3 years of experience to join our Patent Group. This Group focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, noninfringement and invalidity investigations, and other USPTO proceedings, in addition to working closely with our IP Litigation Group. The position presents a great opportunity for highly-motivated individuals with distinguished academic credentials, exceptional legal analysis and writing abilities, outstanding interpersonal skills, and an engineering/science background. Fredrikson is a leading law firm in the Upper Midwest and was recently selected by Corporate Counsel Magazine as a “go to” firm for patent prosecution.

Contact
To apply, email Greta Larson at: glarson@fredlaw.com.

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

Patent Agent or Associate – Law Firm – Waltham, Mass.

Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C.Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C., a growing business law firm headquartered in Waltham, MA, is seeking a Technical Specialist, Registered Patent Agent, or Patent Associate, in particular candidates having a degree in the field of computer software and with experience patenting software technologies, as well as some experience with mechanical/electrical devices.

There is no expectation that the Technical Specialist or Patent Agent will attend law school. Preferred candidates will have at least 2 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.

Excellent written, verbal, communication, and organizational skills are required.

We offer sophisticated and challenging work in a genuinely pleasant environment.

Contact
Apply by emailing David Ludwick at: dludwick@mbbp.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Patent Counsel (Director to Sr. Director) – Small Corporation – Wilmington, Del.

Incyte Incyteis seeking a Director to Sr. Director Patent Counsel. This position is responsible for providing legal services and counsel regarding matters pertaining to intellectual property strategy and management.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications to obtain broadest possible protection for company's inventions. Provides legal advice and service on patent/intellectual property including discovery, patentability, validity, and infringement of inventions and/or patents. Ensures all commercially important inventions are protected by valid patents and do not infringe valid third party patents. Renders opinions regarding infringement and validity of patents. May handle appeal and interference proceedings. May participate in IP opposition procedures and/or litigation, if existing.  Has understanding of company's products and technology. May work with outside counsel to direct activities.
  • Reviews and provides counsel to protect Incyte’s interest in all scientific/technical/clinical  publications originating either internally or with third party collaborators, communities and/or suppliers.
  • Conducts, reviews, and evaluates literature, patent, and file wrapper searches on all subject matter relevant to the company for patentability, validity, and freedom to operate issues.  May participate in IP due diligence teams, if existing.
  • Drafts, negotiates and reviews contracts involving material transfer, sponsored research, third party research services, consulting, confidentiality and related contract matters.  May negotiate and draft patent licenses and other agreements.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company's business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers and competitors and utilizes that knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to internal clients.
  • Establishes a rapport and a working relationship with business unit management and personnel at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
  • Provides day-to-day legal advice regarding a wide range of activities and programs related to drug product development and medical affairs.

Minimum Requirements

  • J.D. degree, as well as membership in good standing of at least one state bar; and must be admitted, and in good standing, to practice before the USPTO.
  • MS, preferably a PhD, in chemical sciences including a strong knowledge of organic chemistry with focus on medicinal chemistry.
  • At least 8+ years of related experience, with at least 5 years in-house legal experience and proven track record in IP management of a pharmaceutical company.
  • Good general working knowledge of liability issues and negotiation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate concisely to clients, to integrate legal and business knowledge and to provide balanced advice regarding risks.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to flourish in a fast-paced environment.

Contact
For more information and to apply, visit our website: http://www.incyte.com/careers/jobopenings.

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

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PCThe Alexandria office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening for a Materials Science Patent Associate/Agent with 1-3 years of patent experience.  The ideal candidate will have strong technical writing skills and experience in drafting patent applications. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, working directly with inventors in conducting patentability studies and drafting patent applications in the technical areas of semiconductor plasma processing equipment and component coatings, plasma etching and deposition, ceramic sensors and devices, specialty alloys and metal composites, silicon photovoltaic and semiconductor manufacturing, and electrochemical sensors and devices.  USPTO registration required.

Contact
Qualified candidates should apply online through our website through this link: 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, transcript and 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 – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

Mori & Ward, LLP, a small intellectual property law firm, seeks bright, motivated patent attorneys to join our Alexandria, Virginia office.  Qualified candidates have an undergraduate or advanced degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, and have between 0 and 3 years of experience in patent law.  Candidates also must have excellent communication and time management skills.  We are looking to involve the associates in all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution including examiner interviews, and thorough training will be provided.  U.S. Patent & Trademark Office registration is required.

Contact
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample in confidence to careers@moriward.com.

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

Mori & Ward, LLP is a small, newly-established law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and Osaka, Japan. Our Alexandria, Virginia office is located within a short walk to the USPTO Alexandria campus. We have a growing intellectual property practice, which provides legal services to a broad range of corporate clientele in a variety of technologies, including industrial robotics, LEDs, various automotive technologies, particulate filters, printers, etc. We pride ourselves on consistently providing high-quality work product to our clients.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Reston, Va.

H.C. Park & Associates, PLC (HCPA) logoseeks experienced patent attorneys. Candidates should have at least 2.5 years prosecution experience including the preparation and filing of new US patent applications; preparations of responses to final and non-final office actions; appeal briefing and hearings and associated procedures including information disclosure submissions and supplemental examination. A successful candidate will be comfortable in a peer reviewed system that includes abundant opportunity to work independently as well as in close cooperation with a review process.

Contact
Apply by emailing us at: vmcgee@park-law.com.

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

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Charlotte, N.C.

Sealed Air Corporation Sealed Air Corporationcreates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. We are seeking a Patent Agent who will identify, capture, and create intellectual property (“IP”) assets for the company, deliver patentability assessments, and provide competitive intelligence services.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications
  • Work with inventors to assess inventions and identify patent opportunities based on firm understanding of relevant patent strategy, project objectives, and competitive landscape
  • Conduct various patent-related searches, including state-of-the-art, patentability, and freedom-to-practice searches, and evaluate the results thereof
  • Provide competitive intelligence services by establishing appropriate patent search parameters, conducting patent searches in accordance with such parameters, evaluating the results thereof, and generating competitive intelligence reports
  • Participate in forming IP strategies and policies

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.sealedair.com/NA/EN/CurrentOpenings.aspx.

Additional Info
Job Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning and Diversey™ cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods shipped around the world, and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Global IP Counsel – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

Xero Xerois looking to continue on its aggressive global growth plans, particularly in the U.S.  To facilitate and help drive this growth, Xero is looking to hire a Global Intellectual Property Counsel to be based in San Francisco and head up Xero's IP function, taking responsibility for strategy and execution across the entire IP spectrum.

The role will report to Xero's General Counsel (located in NZ), and will work closely with US based in-house legal, product, development, and other business units globally, interacting with senior management on all matters relating to Xero's IP strategy.

This is a unique opportunity for an intelligent and commercially minded IP professional to drive and implement a global IP strategy for a fast-growing global SaaS company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Driving and implementing Xero's global IP strategy
  • Providing pro-active legal advice and preparing internal policies in relation to relevant IP matters
  • Assisting with the development and management of Xero's internal patent portfolio program, including management of patent application preparation and prosecution
  • Managing Xero's global trademark strategy and coordinating with applicable business units
  • Managing any IP related litigation and enforcement issues
  • Liaising with, and managing, Xero's external IP advisors and
  • Managing all other IP functions of the Xero Group

You will need:

  • JD degree with strong academic results, and admission to at least one state bar
  • 7+ years relevant experience in a law firm or in-house
  • Admission to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office is preferred
  • Broad US IP experience, preferably also with global focus
  • Experience with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications
  • Experience with drafting and prosecuting trademark applications, and dealing with any trademark enforcement issues
  • Preparing and negotiating license agreements and other IP related contracts
  • Experience advising on US data security/privacy compliance is a bonus, as is experience in open-source licensing matters
  • Experience advising companies in the technology sector (preferably cloud based or SaaS companies)
  • Strong commercial acumen and pragmatic approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to take a proactive and creative approach to managing/solving relevant issues
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (to New Zealand in particular)

Xero is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://www.xero.com/us/about/careers/job/1621926/.

Additional Info
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Xero is beautiful accounting software that's changed the way people do business all over the world. The company is also nearly doubling in size every year. We're winning. Come help us win more.

Patent Expert – Large Corporation – Portland, Ore.

Nike Nikeseeks a Patent Expert to work in its Portland, Ore., offices. As our Patent Expert, you'll research innovation developments for utility patent opportunities; direct drafting and prosecution of utility patent applications by outside counsel, and interface with outside counsel and inventors to finalize utility patent applications.

The candidate must possess the ability to interface with colleagues having a wide array of expertise in areas of design, science, and engineering in a continually dynamic environment. You'll report on metrics that monitor the pace and efficiency of the patent procurement process. You'll assist in managing the investigation process by collaborating with the Innovation, Product, Trademark, Litigation and Patent groups. You'll provide for intellectual property protection of relevant Nike products and innovations and consult with outside attorneys.

You'll maintain a high level of awareness of all current Nike development projects, production techniques, and materials relating to Nike products. You'll manage and maintain the system of obtaining timely disclosures of new technologies and IP strategic plans from Nike footwear teams. You'll provide these teams with strategies for managing information dissemination with regard to such patents.

  • Bachelor's degree in science or engineering
  • At least 7 years' patent application and/or prosecution experience preferred
  • Experience in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering
  • Technical background recognized by the Patent Office for registration
  • Member of the Patent Bar
  • Understanding the patenting process
  • Understanding of quality control procedures, manufacturing processes and production techniques
  • Strong understanding of research methodologies and how they relate to manufacturing and product development
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies
  • Strategic planning skills helpful
  • Must have a high level of engineering skills and knowledge

Contact
We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online here: http://jobs.nike.com/oregon/legal/jobid5761652-patent-expert-jobs. Nike, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

The heart of Nike is built around one simple idea -- innovate. Whether that innovation is called Nike Air or Nike Free or Nike Flyknit or the Nike+ FuelBand, the principle is the same: think something that nobody has thought before and create product that is uniquely innovative and uniquely Nike. So take chances. Think bigger than the next achiever. Just know one thing. The more you succeed, the higher we’ll raise the bar.

Patent Liaison – Large Corporation – Portland, Ore.

Nike Nikeseeks a Patent Liaison to work in its Portland, Ore., offices. As a key member of the Nike Patents Team, the Patent Liaison will work closely with Patent Experts, Nike Innovation teams, and outside counsel providing assistance in moving inventions through the patent process while supporting the management and development of Nike’s world class patent portfolio.

The Patent Liaison will coordinate and assist Patent Experts in innovation development sessions and Patent Review Committees, perform technical searches, review invention disclosure materials to provide a summation for outside counsel, , and coordinate with innovators to obtain necessary technical details to incorporate into patent applications and patent strategies.

The Patent Liaison will help form a team approach to managing the patent portfolio, working with Nike Patent Paralegals, Nike Patent Assistants, and outside patent counsel teams to maintain dockets for Patent Experts and ensure that data and documents housed in the IP management system are accurate and up-to-date.
The Patent Liaison will report on metrics that monitor the pace and efficiency of the innovation capture and patent procurement process, and assist in providing patent status updates to inventors and business units.

Nike is an energetic and dynamic company.  The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, a motivating personality, and a passion for learning.
In short, life is a sport, make it count.  Write the future.  Find your greatness.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in science or engineering.
  • Ability to communicate technology in both written and verbal form and to interact with a wide array of individuals having expertise in areas of design, science, engineering, and business in a continually dynamic environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Experience in facilitation of committees and meetings.
  • Ability to process and understand diverse technical concepts in a fast-paced environment.
  • Patent experience a plus, but not required.
  • Prior art searching experience a plus, but not required.
  • Docket coordination/maintenance experience a plus, but not required.

Contact
We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate you taking the time to apply online here: http://jobs.nike.com/oregon/legal/jobid5743203-patent-liaison-jobs. NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

The heart of Nike is built around one simple idea -- innovate. Whether that innovation is called Nike Air or Nike Free or Nike Flyknit or the Nike+ FuelBand, the principle is the same: think something that nobody has thought before and create product that is uniquely innovative and uniquely Nike. So take chances. Think bigger than the next achiever. Just know one thing. The more you succeed, the higher we’ll raise the bar.