Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Port Washington, Wisc.

Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, SC is seeking a patent attorney/agent with a background in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or physics. Applicants should have a strong academic record, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and possess the ability to quickly grasp complex technologies. Admission to practice before the USPTO is preferred but not required.

Contact:
Please submit a cover letter, your resume, undergraduate transcripts, law school transcripts (if applicable), and writing sample to info@zpspatents.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Port Washington, Wisconsin

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Raleigh, N.C.

Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovecis accepting applications for an Electrical Patent Agent. Candidates should have an Electrical Engineering degree and be admitted to the Patent Bar. Previous experience as an Electrical Patent Agent is required.

Contact:
Qualified candidates should email their resume as well as other relevant materials to Hiring@myersbigel.com.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Rockford, Ill.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.is a full-service business-oriented law firm with a national client base headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. Our growing Intellectual Property Department seeks a full-time patent attorney for our Rockford, IL office with at least 4 years law firm experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Candidate must have a degree in Electric Engineering and be admitted before the USPTO. Superior academic credentials required.

Contact:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and copies of law school and undergrad transcripts to:

Sandra W. Faull, Manager, Attorney Recruiting
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Office: 414-298-8528
sfaull@reinhartlaw.com

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

IP Patent Agent – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

Faegre Baker Daniels' Faegre Baker Daniels thriving Chicago-based IP practice is actively seeking a patent agent with a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in our Chicago office. The successful candidate must have experience in patent preparation and prosecution including preparing draft patent applications. The responsibilities will involve all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution. Admission before the USPTO is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. Ideal candidate must have a minimum of two years of patent prosecution experience. Technical background in Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering is required. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations.

Contact:
Please send or e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript to:

Trisha Selden, Legal Talent Manager
Faegre Baker Daniels
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Trisha.Selden@FaegreBD.com

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

Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Omaha, Neb.

Advent, LLP  Advent, LLPis seeking a patent attorney/agent with a background in electrical engineering. Applicants should have a strong academic record, and a degree in electrical engineering is strongly preferred (although applicants having a degree in computer engineering will be considered). Experience in semiconductor fabrication, integrated circuits, signals and systems, and computer hardware/software is desirable.

Contact:
Apply by emailing Tyson Benson at: benson@adventip.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Patent Prosecution Associate (Junior Level) – Law Firm – Philadelphia, Pa.

The Philadelphia office of Morgan Lewis Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm with some 1,400 attorneys, is seeking to hire a highly motivated junior level associate for our Intellectual Property Practice.

Candidates must have patent prosecution experience in the fields of life sciences, biomedical engineering and/or chemical engineering. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Although not required, candidates with experience in patent diligence and technology transfer are desirable. Candidates must be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior examiner experience and Pennsylvania Bar membership is preferred.

Practice Description:
With more than 150 intellectual property professionals and technical specialists, unlike smaller boutique firms, Morgan Lewis brings to bear the considerable resources of one of the largest law firms in the United States, representing and advising clients on all aspects of intellectual property. Clients include both U.S. and non-U.S. enterprises, ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. We provide strategic advice and representation throughout the complete lifecycle of our clients' products and services, from research and development, financing, marketing, and licensing to the enforcement of relevant rights.

Contact:
Please submit your resume, law school transcripts, and writing sample using the online application system link. PLEASE COPY POSITION CODE PHBTC62612 AND PLACE IN THE POSITION CODE FIELD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION. THE APPLICATION WILL NOT PROCESS WITHOUT THIS CODE.

Please note: At this time, Morgan Lewis is not accepting applications submitted by search firms. All candidates should submit their applications online to be considered for this position.

Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V.

Application Link: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/v2/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=106&id=0

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Senior or Principal Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Boston, Mass. or Wilmington, Del. (Updated)

AstraZeneca is seeking a Senior or Principal Patent Attorney. Astra-Zeneca

As a Senior or Principal Patent Attorney at AstraZeneca, you’ll manage a broad IP portfolio across every phase of research and clinical development and advise stakeholders at the highest levels of our business. There are two vacancies which can be based in either Wilmington or Boston, USA – one for an attorney with experience of pharmaceuticals and another experienced in pharmaceutical device IP. In either role, you’ll be able to take advantage of the very best opportunities AstraZeneca has to offer as you enable the development of medicines that will improve the lives of people worldwide.

As a Senior or Principal Patent Attorney your main responsibilities will involve:
• Managing a broad patent portfolio
• Developing IP strategies
• Handling substantive, transactional and defensive issues
• Educating and advising a wide range of stakeholders
• Influencing R&D management and business development

As a Senior or Principal Patent Attorney your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
• A track record of successful pharmaceutical or pharmaceutical device patent work
• An EPA or CPA qualification and extensive post-qualification experience
• Patent Attorney with extensive experience
• Experience of managing external providers
• Strong scientific knowledge
• Outstanding leadership skills

What we will be looking for in you:
We’ll be looking for candidates with excellent communication skills at all levels and strong business acumen. A high level of organization is essential, as is a solid, client-facing approach and a willingness to take on increasing responsibility.

Contact:
To apply please visit:
http://gs.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_astrazenecav2.asp?newms=jj&id=59266&----JOB-PREVIEW-MODE---- (updated). AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer.

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

AstraZeneca – Health Connects Us All

As one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, our business is focused on providing innovative, effective medicines that make a real difference in important areas of healthcare. At AstraZeneca, innovation is about more than just research. We aim to stimulate continued creativity throughout our organization by maintaining a culture in which our people feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and contribution to our success - ideas which can make a difference in all aspects of our business. And we support and encourage our people in discovering their own potential, through excellent learning and development opportunities that are available to them throughout their careers.

Trademark, Copyright and Software Licensing Attorney – Large Corporation – Minneapolis, Minn.

ValsparDue to continued domestic and international growth,  Valspar is seeking a Trademark, Copyright and Software Licensing Attorney to support our expanding legal needs. Located at our corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis and reporting to the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, you will:

• Manage global trademark activity across all segments of Valspar’s businesses including:
o Developing and implementing global trade mark strategy;
o Performing trademark prosecution and renewal activities;
o Performing trademark clearance searches and opinions; and
o Preparing written opinions, including freedom-to-operate opinions, in order to minimize the business risk associated with bringing new marks to the marketplace.

• Oversee all copyright law activity for the corporation.

• Oversee all advertising law activity for the corporation.

• Manage Valspar’s software licensing agreements, audits and disputes, working in conjunction with the corporate IT organization.

• Oversee global domain name registration, dispute resolution and enforcement including:
o Acquiring necessary domains;
o Handling UDRP dispute resolution matters;
o Negotiating acquisitions of third-party URLs; and
o Establishing take down notice policies, processes and related matters.

• Provide general counseling on TM, ©, advertising law and licensing issues and maintain corporate policies related to such legal matters

As the qualified candidate, you will:
• Have attained your Juris Doctorate and be licensed to practice law in one or more of the 50 United States;
• Have recently graduated or have upwards of five years legal experience (preferably in IP practice, including trade mark prosecution, opinion work, licensing, and client counseling);
• Demonstrate excellent legal, analytical, writing and computer skills;
• Be organized, creative, detail oriented, capable of working under pressure and on multiple tasks;
• Demonstrate project management skills and show an ability to meet deadlines as required;
• Demonstrate strong self-initiative, sense of urgency and customer relationship building skills;
• Be enthusiastic with ability to engender client trust and confidence;
• Have the ability to take a reasoned position and defend it in the face of opposition;
• Have excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills;
• Have a collaborative work style, with a strong ability to build relationships, gain credibility and partner with internal customers and co-workers;
• Be able to present information clearly and concisely; and
• Be proficient in Microsoft applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Contact:
Apply online by visiting this link: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=VALSPAR&cws=1&rid=1016.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Libertyville, Ill.

Hollister Incorporated Hollister Incorporatedis seeking a Patent Agent to be responsible for assisting the Hollister in-house IP Law team in developing and maintaining the Company’s patent portfolio in support of the Company's business objectives. The individual is responsible for aspects of the Company's patent procurement activities, working closely and communicating effectively with scientific, technical, legal and business team members in the process. The individual will review invention disclosure submissions, consult key stakeholders to determine the best filing strategy, prosecute and, where necessary, manage prosecution by outside patent counsel in support of that strategy. This individual will support the IP Law team and/or outside patent counsel in strategic counseling matters, including search and opinion work and enforcement matters. The individual will play an important role in monitoring competitive activity and patent filings, and will assist with oppositions of competitive patents and preparation of third-party observations as appropriate.

Responsibilities:
• Assist with obtaining IP rights
• Interface with outside patent counsel worldwide
• Conduct patent research
• Prepare and edit/revise patent applications and responses to office actions

Support the IP Law Function:
• Support Director, Intellectual Property and the Hollister Law team generally with respect to patent litigation and administrative proceedings
• Manage the scheduling, agendas, and materials for Intellectual Property Committee and Patent Review (outside counsel) meetings 
• Deliver meaningful training sessions for technical and non-technical associates regarding IP rights, laws, and procedures

Essential Functions of the Role:
• Extensive use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint) and database management software.
• Occasional international and domestic travel.
• Frequent communication with outside attorneys/agents, as well as, with business units regarding intellectual property matters.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree and/or graduate degree in organic or polymer chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, materials science, or other relevant technical degree.
• Registration before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
• 5 or more years' experience working as a patent agent in a corporate law environment or law firm.
• Familiarity with procedures for handling domestic and foreign intellectual property practice matters.
• Self-motivated, creative, strong organizational skills with emphasis on attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Travel:
Up to 10%

*Hollister is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact:
Apply online by visiting this link: https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=Hollister&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=4541&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=OGdr7ZXeguBHxnkr6dHTBuKIVC4%3d.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Libertyville, Illinois

For over 90 years, Hollister Incorporated has built a strong foundation of quality medical products, quality services, and quality employees - making a difference in the lives of those we serve. Hollister Incorporated stands strong: We are an independent and employee-owned company. Committed to our customers. Dedicated to our employees. Working towards the future with a long-term vision.

Our challenge at Hollister Incorporated is to find those who share this dedication of helping others. Those searching for a way to make a difference. To leave a legacy of achievement. Knowing it takes talent, teamwork, and sheer determination.

Hollister Incorporated is a company where dedicated professionals can channel their efforts in a worthwhile cause. A company where good work is rewarded. Where contributing selflessly is highly regarded. This growing global medical device company will make the journey...with you. So join us, and make a difference.

Patent Lawyer – Large Corporation – Wayzata, Minn.

Cargill Cargillis seeking to hire a patent lawyer at its worldwide headquarters in the Minneapolis area. This is an in-house lawyer position within Cargill's Worldwide Law Team, which is comprised of approximately 400 legal professionals (including 200+ lawyers) working in over 30 Cargill offices globally.

The lawyer filling this position will provide legal counsel to Cargill, Incorporated and its affiliates as an in-house lawyer, and will be a part of the Cargill Law Department's Intellectual Property Team. This lawyer will work closely with various Cargill businesses and its R&D Function. This lawyer will also work collaboratively with other Cargill lawyers and paralegal who provide legal counsel to Cargill worldwide as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Principal Accountabilities:
• Preparing and prosecuting patent applications, developing disclosures, and counseling inventors with a commercial focus;
• Coordinating patent activities generally, including various business unit intellectual property review team meetings, providing patentability and infringement opinions, and developing patent strategies;
• Developing, coordinating and providing training for key employees on intellectual property matters;
• Providing legal counseling to Cargill's businesses, including due diligence and the preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, technology licenses, research and development agreements, confidentiality agreements and other transactional matters; and
• Providing legal counseling and support related to pre-litigation evaluations and on-going litigation matters as they may arise.

Qualifications

Requirements:
• License to practice law in Minnesota (or if currently licensed in another state the ability to become licensed in Minnesota), and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, are required.
• 1 to 3 years of experience as a patent lawyer is required, including significant experience drafting priority patent applications and preparing substantive office action responses.
• Bachelors of Science in chemical, biochemical, food technology, chemical engineering or biological arts is required (advanced degree or comparable work experience is helpful).
• Agreement and/or opinion experience is preferred.
• Excellent academic track record (top 25% of law school class strongly preferred).
• Strong strategic and commercial conceptual strength.
• Creative, resilient, and flexible style and approach to solving legal problems.
• Demonstrated ability to have a broad perspective and approach work with curiosity
• Ability and desire to work with diverse teams in meeting corporate goals and missions.
• Excellent communication, advocacy, and drafting skills.

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer

Contact:
Apply online at: www.cargill.com/careers by searching for Patent Lawyer-WAY04109.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wayzata, Minnesota

Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities. Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values. Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and people’s lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at www.cargill.com.

Counsel II (Patent Preparation & Prosecution) – Small Corporation – Foster City, Calif.

Gilead Gilead Sciences is seeking a Counsel II (Patent Preparation & Prosecution) to work in its Foster City, California headquarters. This position will report to a senior patent attorney of the Intellectual Property department and will be responsible for a relatively heavy patent docket with primary responsibilities of drafting and prosecuting global patent portfolios directed to at least one of Gilead's current therapeutic areas: anti-viral, respiratory, oncology/inflammation and cardiopulmonary. In addition to working on all aspects of patent application preparation and prosecution, the position will work closely with R&D to monitor the progress of Gilead's in-house research, evaluate freedom to operate with respect to third party patent rights, and advise research groups on a variety of IP issues, including patentability assessments and assessment of third party patent rights.

This is an individual contributor position that provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to work on a wide range of IP issues in a growth-oriented pharmaceutical company. The successful candidate should be able to independently identify all of the legal issues in their day-to-day activities and be able to identify many of the legal and business issues associated with increasingly complex matters and, in doing so, begin to develop expertise in specific areas of the law and contribute effectively to legal and cross functional projects.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
• Draft patent applications and their prosecution in the US and foreign patent offices.
• Collaborate with outside US and foreign patent counsel handling patent prosecution matters including appeals.
• Maintain a detailed understanding of products and technical developments through relationships within the Company and professional growth and development via seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations.
• Conduct patentability reviews.
• Conduct freedom-to-operate reviews
• Review and assist in drafting nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of IP
• Counsel scientists and management regarding IP portfolio and strategy
• Provide IP support for in-licensing and acquisitions
• Through analysis and application of legal guidelines, supports IP project representatives on cross-functional projects.
• Responsible for independently researching routine issues with visibility to senior Company management with the ability to analyze and defend analysis.
• Frequently interacts with other functions to optimize collaboration between legal and other functions.
• May participate in briefings with more senior members within legal regarding the process for delivering against assigned tasks and responsibilities.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
• Bachelors degree in chemistry, or a chemistry-related subject such as medicinal chemistry. A Ph.D. or M.Sc in chemistry, or a chemistry-related subject, is a plus. Other academics will be considered.

• Juris Doctorate, admitted to at least one State Bar, preferably California, with at least 5-8 years experience as an attorney with a law firm or in industry.
• Registered before the USPTO with at least five (5) years of small molecule patent preparation and prosecution experience in the pharmaceutical industry
• Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is preferred although experience in related industries will be considered.

Other:
• This position requires demonstration of Gilead’s core values: Teamwork, Accountability, Excellence and Integrity.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, including the ability to fluently speak, write and understand English. The ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with others and the ability to work well with a variety of different personalities is absolutely critical to be successful in this position.
• The successful candidate will be given considerable responsibility, and the ability to work independently is essential.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment is essential. Willingness to take initiative and be proactive; good people skills are a must.
• Works collaboratively with other members of legal department as well as internal client departments.
• Sets appropriate priorities with clients and delivers results within the established timelines.
• Contributes to multidisciplinary and/or cross-functional projects and take responsibility for legal aspects of complex to moderately complex projects within the IP Legal team.
• Develops solutions and solve problems with ongoing input and oversight from more senior members of the IP Legal team.
• Demonstrate good judgment for completing assigned projects and for providing patent legal advice in an efficient and accurate manner.
• The candidate must be proficient in MS Office-based applications. The ability to conduct computer-based prior art searches, and patent family searches, is a plus.
• Travel Requirements: occasional business trips within the U.S. or abroad may be required. While occasional, reasonable requests for telecommuting will be accommodated, a regular out-of-office telecommute schedule is not Gilead’s policy and is not a viable option for this position.

 

Contact:
We are an equal opportunity employer. Apply online today by visiting this link: https://www.gilead.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=11339&CurrentPage=1.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Foster City, California

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Corporate Counsel II (Patent Preparation & Prosecution) – Small Corporation – Foster City, Calif.

Gilead Gilead Sciences is seeking a Corporate Counsel II — Patent Preparation & Prosecution to work in its Foster City, California headquarters. This position will report to a senior patent attorney of the Intellectual Property department and will be responsible for a relatively heavy patent docket with primary responsibilities of drafting and prosecuting global patent portfolios for inventions relating to anti-virals for HIV. Responsibilities also include working closely with R&D to monitor the progress of Gilead's in-house research, evaluating freedom to operate, advising research groups on patentability, reviewing third party patent rights, and considering regulatory matters relating to pharmaceuticals.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of IP issues in a growth-oriented pharmaceutical company. The successful candidate should be able to independently identify legal and other issues potentially impacting the business. The ability to counsel research and business colleagues by providing clear advice is essential. The successful candidate is also expected to develop expertise in specific areas of the law and contribute effectively to legal and cross functional projects.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

• Draft and prosecute patent applications in the US and foreign patent offices.
• Collaborate with outside counsel handling patent prosecution matters.
• Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of products and technical developments through relationships within Gilead

• Conduct patentability reviews.
• Conduct freedom-to-operate reviews
• Review and assist in drafting nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of IP
• Counsel scientists and management regarding IP portfolio and strategy

• Provide IP support for in-licensing and acquisitions

• Through analysis and application of legal guidelines, supports IP project representatives on cross-functional projects.

• Responsible for independently researching routine issues with visibility to senior management with the ability to analyze and defend analysis.
• Frequently interacts with other functions to optimize collaboration between legal and other functions.

• May participate in briefings with more senior members within legal regarding the process for delivering against assigned tasks and responsibilities.

• Pursue professional growth and development via seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
• Bachelors degree in chemistry, or a chemistry-related subject such as medicinal chemistry. A Ph.D. or M.Sc in chemistry, or a chemistry-related subject, is a plus. Other academics will be considered.
• Juris Doctorate, admitted to at least one State Bar, preferably California, with at least 5 years experience drafting and preparing pharmaceutical patent applications.
• Registered before the USPTO.
• Experience in related industries will be considered if the candidate can demonstrate knowledge of chemistry.

Other:
• This position requires demonstration of Gilead’s core values: Teamwork, Accountability, Excellence and Integrity.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, including the ability to fluently speak, write and understand English. The ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with others and the ability to work well with a variety of different personalities is absolutely critical to be successful in this position.
• The successful candidate will be given considerable responsibility, and the ability to work independently is essential.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment is essential. Willingness to take initiative and be proactive; good people skills are a must.
• Works collaboratively with other members of legal department as well as internal client departments.
• Sets appropriate priorities with clients and delivers results within the established timelines.
• Contributes to multidisciplinary and/or cross-functional projects and take responsibility for legal aspects of complex to moderately complex projects within the IP Legal team.
• Develops solutions and solve problems with ongoing input and oversight from more senior members of the IP Legal team.
• Demonstrate good judgment for completing assigned projects and for providing patent legal advice in an efficient and accurate manner.
• The candidate must be proficient in MS Office-based applications. The ability to conduct computer-based prior art searches, and patent family searches, is a plus.
• Travel Requirements: occasional business trips within the U.S. or abroad may be required. While occasional, reasonable requests for telecommuting will be accommodated, a regular out-of-office telecommute schedule is not Gilead’s policy and is not a viable option for this position.

 

Contact:
We are an equal opportunity employer. Apply online today by visiting this link: https://www.gilead.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=11338&CurrentPage=1.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Foster City, California

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Counsel – Small Corporation – Foster City, Calif.

The Commercial Legal Group at Gilead Gilead Sciences is seeking a health care contracts attorney to take on a range of challenging areas within the legal department applicable to the distribution, pricing and reimbursement of prescription drugs. Responsibilities will include providing counsel and guidance to the organization’s commercial group regarding (i) legal and regulatory issues arising from contracting with wholesale and specialty distributors of prescription drugs; (ii) legal and regulatory issues arising from contracting with managed care organizations; (iii) coverage and reimbursement methodologies relevant to pharmacies, healthcare professionals, and third party payers; and (iv) federal and state fraud and abuse laws applicable to the distribution, pricing and reimbursement of prescription drugs.

The person in this position will, among other things:
• Negotiate and draft rebate agreements with managed care organizations and pharmacy benefit managers, including rebate agreements with Medicare Part D Plan Sponsors
• Negotiate and draft agreements with vendors and for donations, grants and sponsorship recipients
• Provide state licensing and general commercial business operations support
• Negotiate and draft various commercial transactions in cooperation with more senior attorneys, including inventory management agreements with wholesalers; and drug distribution, service agreements and other arrangements with pharmacies
• Collaborate with internal business clients, colleagues and external counsel to ensure various programs meet compliance standards
• Provide guidance to company regarding federal and state privacy laws
• Provide guidance to company’s commercial organization on healthcare fraud and abuse risks when interacting and/or contracting with pharmacies, healthcare professionals, commercial, state and federal payers, managed care organizations and pharmacy benefit managers
• Support company product launch initiatives
• Support more senior level attorneys in providing guidance to company regarding reimbursement and coverage matters
• Provide legal support for a range of activities associated with implementing patient assistance and support programs
• Track Affordable Care Act legislative developments and challenges
• Potential to support some of the above activities on an international basis

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
Recognized as a resource for consistent, timely and reliable legal advice. Operate at a level of autonomy; have strong client service orientation; collaborate well within legal group and with internal business clients; effectively manage outside counsel; may involve supervision of a paralegal responsible for assisting with administration, initial draft review and negotiation of rebate agreements with managed care organizations and pharmacy benefit managers as well as specialty pharmacies. Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting priorities and delivering results within agreed timelines. Demonstrate ability to think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems, and understand when issues require escalation to a higher level for resolution, but typically able to handle smaller legal matters. Exercise good judgment while enjoying the company's enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
• Juris Doctorate from a nationally recognized law school
• Admitted to practice (preferably in California)
• 2-5 years experience in contract drafting and negotiation
• 2+ years as health law counsel either in a private practice, company and/or government (FDA) experience
• Familiarity with health care compliance, pharmaceutical distribution, managed care rebates and discounts for products and general government pricing implications
Other Skills and Qualifications:
• Experience drafting and negotiating contracts
• Some knowledge of regulations governing pharmaceutical industry and understanding of contract provisions is required
• Good decision-making skills
• Comfortable providing guidance to senior attorneys and/or business with the ability to evaluate and articulate risk
• Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Ability to work cross-functionally and build consensus among various stakeholders while maintaining a compliant approach
• Understanding of compliance and its importance in the pharmaceutical industry
• Managerial experience preferred

Contact:
We are an equal opportunity employer. Apply online today by visiting this link: https://www.gilead.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=10320&CurrentPage=1.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Foster City, California

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Sr. Counsel (Patent Preparation & Prosecution) – Small Corporation – Foster City, Calif.

Gilead Gilead Sciences is seeking a Senior IP Counsel — Patent Preparation & Prosecution to work in its Foster City, California headquarters. This position will report to a senior patent attorney of the Intellectual Property department and will be responsible for all aspects of patent application preparation and prosecution on a worldwide basis for at least one of Gilead's current therapeutic areas, which includes anti-virals, respiratory, oncology and inflammation, and cardiovascular. This position will work closely with R&D and other cross-functional areas, including scientists and management, to monitor the progress of Gilead's research and product development activities in order to provide clear and concise direction and solutions on a variety of IP issues, including evaluate freedom to operate with respect to third party patent rights, patentability assessments and assessment of third party patent rights.

This is an individual contributor position that provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to work on a wide range of IP issues in a growth-oriented pharmaceutical company. The successful candidate should be able to independently identify all of the legal issues in their day-to-day activities and be able to identify many of the legal and business issues associated with increasingly complex matters and, in doing so, begin to develop expertise in specific areas of the law and contribute effectively to legal and cross functional projects. The ability to counsel clients including scientists and management by providing clear, concise direction and solutions to the issues and needs is essential.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:
• Draft patent applications and their prosecution in the US and in foreign patent offices, with minimal or no supervision.
• Collaborate effectively with outside US and foreign patent counsel handling patent prosecution matters.
• Maintain a detailed understanding of products and technical developments through relationships within the Company and professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations.
• Conduct patentability reviews.
• Conduct freedom-to-operate reviews
• Review and assist in drafting nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of IP.
• Counsel scientists and management regarding IP portfolio and strategy.
• Provide IP support to cross-functional areas for in-licensing and acquisitions.
• Through analysis and application of legal guidelines, supports IP project representatives on cross-functional projects.
• Responsible for independently researching routine issues with visibility to senior Company management with the ability to analyze, effectively communicate and defend analysis.
• Frequently interacts and collaborates with other functional areas in order to establish and optimize close working relationships.
• May participate in briefings with more senior members within legal regarding the process for delivering against assigned tasks and responsibilities.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
• Bachelors degree in chemistry with emphasis in organic chemistry, or a chemistry-related subject such as medicinal chemistry. A Ph.D. or M.Sc in chemistry, or a chemistry-related subject, is a plus. Other academics will be considered, particularly biological sciences.
• Juris Doctorate with admission to at least one State Bar, preferably California
• 12+ years of industry or law firm experience which includes 5+ years in Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical patent prosecution experience.
• Registered before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
• Experience with FDA Orange Book listings and related FDA matters, including ANDA litigation experience, a plus.
• At least five (5) years of patent preparation and prosecution experience in the pharmaceutical industry or pharmaceutical arts

Other:
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, including the ability to fluently speak, write and understand English.
• The successful candidate will be given considerable responsibility, and the ability to work independently with minimum or no supervision is essential.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment is essential. Willingness to take initiative and be proactive; good people skills and flexibility are a must.

The candidate must be proficient in MS Office-based applications. The ability to conduct computer-based prior art searches, and patent family searches, is a plus.

Travel Requirements: occasional business trips within the U.S. or abroad may be required.

Contact:
We are an equal opportunity employer. Apply online today by visiting this link: https://www.gilead.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=10257&CurrentPage=1.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Foster City, California

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Patent Agent / Attorney – Government – Gaithersburg, Md.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal agency within the Department of Commerce, anticipates the need for a Patent Agent/Attorney employee to represent NIST in performing the full range of patent prosecution duties at its campus in Gaithersburg, MD. Our current caseload would primarily lend itself to an individual with a background in physical chemistry or physics, and who could also manage electrical and software arts. The position is anticipated to have a salary range of $89,033 - $136,771.

Contact:
Please contact us at tpo@nist.gov. When available, NIST vacancies are posted on USAJOBS: https:// nist.usajobs.gov/. US citizenship is required. The Department of Commerce is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

Workman Nydegger Workman Nydeggeris seeking an exceptional patent prosecution attorney with 1-4 years of experience, for our dynamic, growing patent prosecution practice. Applicants should have a strong academic record, and a degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related technical field. Industry experience and/or IP firm experience is a plus.

Contact:
Qualified candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and transcripts to Shauna Huston, Human Resources Director at recruitment@wnlaw.com. Workman Nydegger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No unsolicited resumes from search firms or phone calls, please.

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

Patent Prosecution Paralegal – Small Corporation – Chicago, Ill.

Trading Technologies Trading Technologies is seeking to add a Patent Prosecution Paralegal with vision and ambition to support its IP Team in Chicago, Illinois. The Patent Prosecution Paralegal will have an integral role in the administration and management of Trading Technologies’ expanding global patent portfolio in the trading software industry and serve as a resource for other members of the IP Team, outside counsel, and inventors to secure and administer appropriate protection for Trading Technologies’ innovations. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and competent at providing direction to others, as well as comfortable with teamwork. The objective is to ensure the global patent portfolio remains secure and well-positioned to support our growth.

Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the IP Team to develop, implement, and maintain docketing processes, procedures and policies for invention disclosures, patents, and patent applications, including daily or periodic clearance of workflow.
• Advise the IP Team regarding proposed changes to the MPEP, the Code of Federal Regulations, and court opinions that affect the docketing process.
• Coordinate and report communications with the USPTO and foreign patent agencies.
• Prepare and file appropriate documentation for patent applications.
• Coordinate electronic filings of patent applications and communications with the USPTO.
• Coordinate filing of Information Disclosure Statements, including maintaining a database to ensure prior art is being cited where appropriate.
• Interface with inventors to capture new innovations for review by the IP Team.
• Interact with U.S. and international counsel.
• Perform comprehensive literature searches to identify potential prior art.
• Administer inventor awards program.
• Assist other departments to ensure understanding and expectations for patent policies and rules, including fielding questions from employees.
• Review new patent grants for errors and corrections.
• Maintain docketing system for invention disclosures, patent applications, and patents.
• Prepare patent committee meeting agendas; obtain, assemble and distribute meeting materials.
• Identify and coordinate training needs for individuals within the IP team.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree with a Paralegal certificate is preferred.
• Five (5) years of progressive experience providing a thorough understanding of domestic and international patent prosecution practice to achieve business objectives.
• Experience with working with extensive patent portfolios and docketing systems (experience with Anaqua is preferred).
• Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills.
• Organized, independent, detailed oriented, and enthusiastic, with a demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment, on multiple tasks, and to meet deadlines.
• Experienced with the USPTO’s Electronic Filing System (EFS), and Patent Term Adjustment.
• Ability to search patent and related literature in public and proprietary databases quickly and efficiently.
• Familiarity with patent law and practice, including the MPEP, Code of Federal Regulations, is preferred.

Headquartered in Chicago with 12 offices globally, TT has received "best in class" awards from numerous independent third parties including FOW, Buy-Side Technology, The Technical Analyst and Chicago magazines as well as the Illinois Information Technology Association (ITA).

TT is committed to providing an environment where highly talented, challenge-hungry people thrive. We invest heavily in employee satisfaction. Competitive salaries, stock options, company-matched retirement plans, low-cost comprehensive health benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, 22 days of paid time off plus holidays, pre-tax commuting benefits, health club subsidies, company-sponsored social outings, game room lounges, an ultra-casual work environment, company sponsored social events, and free breakfast, snacks, and beverages are just some of the benefits of working at TT.

Contact:
Please send your resumes to: careers@tradingtechnologies.com
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1100 | Chicago, IL 60606 | http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/careers.

Trading Technologies
222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606
http://www.tradingtechnologies.com/careers

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

Are you interested in pursuing your passion in an industry that demands innovation? Trading Technologies (TT) is looking for self-motivated employees who thrive on challenges and take ownership in fast-paced and collaborative environments.

Trading Technologies (www.tradingtechnologies.com) develops multi-asset-class trading software and microsecond server-based execution solutions for the world’s premier investment banks, proprietary traders, brokers, hedge funds and other trading institutions. On any given day, thousands of traders in more than 40 countries use TT’s software to access dozens of global derivatives markets. TT’s software & solutions are distributed through more than 100 firms, including 19 of the top 20 U.S futures brokers.

Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Indianapolis, Ind.

Faegre Baker Daniels Faegre Baker Daniels seeks an Associate to join our thriving Indianapolis 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 2-4 years experience in preparing and prosecuting patents and be a member of the patent bar. Required undergraduate degree in either electrical engineering or computer science (experience in chip, video processing, and wireless technologies is 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, writing sample and law school transcript to:

Trisha Selden, Legal Talent Manager
Faegre Baker Daniels
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Trisha.Selden@FaegreBD.com

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Faegre Baker Daniels is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a disabled veteran or other veteran or military status, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, affectional preference, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or other protected by class status.

Electrical Engineering Associate – Law Firm – Irvine and San Diego, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPis looking for recent law school graduates, or candidates with 1-2 years of experience. Must possess at least a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Graduate degree desirable, but not required. GPA must be above 3.0, and candidates must have superior written and verbal communication skills.

Contact:
To apply, please submit a resume and copies of law school, graduate, and undergraduate transcripts to http://knobbe.com/careers/attorneys. Please see Knobbe.com for more information about the firm. Position is open in Irvine and San Diego offices.

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

Patent Agent – Law Firm – New York, N.Y.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier, full-service law firm. We are currently seeking candidates with technical backgrounds for our patent agent program. This position would be based out of either Menlo Park, CA or New York, NY. A candidate must have strong written and oral communication skills in addition to technical background and/or education. Applicant must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or, if not admitted, be prepared to take the examination within two years. If accepted to the program, you will assist our clients in every step of the patent process -- from drafting patent applications to prosecuting those applications at the Patent Office. We also offer an option for all participants to apply to law school, and if accepted, you will then enroll in either a day or evening program with the firm paying all tuition expenses. While attending law school, you will be expected to work at a reduced schedule during the academic year and full-time during the summer. You may also be given opportunities to assist with patent infringement litigations, as well as other legal matters, as you progress through law school. The career roadmap for patent agents generally leads to an associate position at the firm following graduation from law school.

Benefits for the program include a competitive salary, full law school tuition and textbook allowance, medical benefits, and paid vacation time.

For more information about Kramer Levin, please visit our website at www.kramerlevin.com.

Technical Background:
B.S. or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and/or Computer Science

Base Salary for Patent Agents:
Over $100,000

Contact:
To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript, and (optional) technical writing sample to legalrecruiting@kramerlevin.com with Patent Agent in the subject line.

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