US Patent Prosecution Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Seoul, Korea

Lee International IP & Law Group, Lee Internationalone of the most prestigious LLP & Law firm in Seoul Korea, seeks a US Patent Prosecution Attorney/Agent having at least 2 years of experience in the patent prosecution of electrical, electronic or electro-mechanical devices to work in our main office in Seoul Korea. Previous patent prosecution experience can be either at a law firm or at the USPTO and Industry experience is a definite plus. All candidates must have at least a BSEE or BSME degree and admission to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney or agent. Responsibilities will include patent prosecution docket and patent application writing. Excellent writing and oral skills are required. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Contact
Send your resume and a patent drafting sample by email only to jwshim@leeinternational.com. No headhunters or recruiters please.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seoul, Korea

Patent Attorney/Agent/Expert – Law Firm – Bangalore, India

Law Firm of Naren Thappeta seeks an able expert/agent/attorney to assist with software patents for US/India practice. The position is based in Bangalore, India, and the candidate is expected to work under direct supervision of Naren Thappeta, US Patent Attorney and India Patent Agent. Excellent opportunity to understand the legal/practical aspects of both US and India patents.

Candidate must have strong background in software/database/enterprise technologies, in addition to at least some background in preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Advanced degree or relevant design/development/patent work experience, demonstrating ability to understand/investigate technical aspects. Exceptional oral and written communication also required.

Contact
Please also visit www.iphorizons.com for additional information on our operation. Apply online by emailing us at: jobs@iphorizons.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Bangalore, India

Patent / IP Attorney – Large Corporation – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”)SABIC is seeking high caliber Patent Attorneys to join its global legal function in Saudi Arabia.

You will be primarily responsible for supporting the Business, Manufacturing and Technology & Innovation teams in the Middle East & Africa, in developing and implementing IP strategy, providing legal and IP counseling and contract support to enhance the value of SABIC technology. This will include advising on, drafting and negotiating IP agreements and patent portfolio management, patent preparation, prosecution and maintenance, patent litigation and IP due diligence.

SABIC requires both a technical degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or life sciences, and a Law Degree. Admission to a recognized bar (USPTO, European Patent Office, etc.) is essential. A minimum of 5 years’ legal experience is required, ideally from the US, UK or Europe.

These roles (located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) provide ambitious lawyers with a superb opportunity to work as part of a world class legal function across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. In addition, you will benefit from an expat package that includes a bonus, housing, transportation, children's school fees and other benefits.

Contact
Apply by emailing Elizabeth Williams at elizabeth@ews-search.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

SABIC is one of the world’s leading and most profitable manufacturers of chemicals, plastics, fertilizers and metals. With annual revenues of $50 billion and around 40,000 employees in 40 countries, SABIC was estimated by Forbes in 2011 to be the second largest global diversified chemicals company in the world. With significant investments in technology and innovation planned for 2013 and beyond, the Company is poised to continue its rapid global expansion. To help support this growth, it is now recruiting a number of high caliber Patent Attorneys to join its global legal function which already boasts 100 legal professionals worldwide.

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Kobe, Japan

Haruka Patent and Trademark Attorneys, a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in Tokyo and Kobe Japan, is seeking a qualified US patent attorney to work in our Japanese offices. Successful candidates preferably possess a background in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Physics and must be registered to practice before the USPTO. US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required. Job responsibilities include managing patent department, business development, drafting and filing new applications, prosecuting applications, drafting opinions, and advising clients on US patent matters.

This position offers the chance for advancement and significant job responsibility, including managing the patent department and opening and managing affiliate US offices.

Successful candidates must be willing to work in our Japan offices for at least 3 years.

Contact:
Please email cover letter and resume to: international@harukapat.jp.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Kobe, Japan

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Kobe, Japan

Haruka Patent and Trademark Attorneys, a leading intellectual property law firm with offices in Tokyo and Kobe Japan, is seeking a qualified US patent attorney to work in our Japanese offices. Successful candidates must possess a background in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Physics and be registered to practice before the USPTO. US citizenship or lawful permanent resident status is required. Job responsibilities include drafting and filing new applications, prosecuting applications, drafting opinions, and advising clients on US patent matters. Previous patent prosecution experience is preferred but not required.

This position offers the chance for advancement and significant job responsibility, including direct client contact and a leadership opportunity in a new business area for the firm.

Successful candidates must be willing to work in our Japan offices for at least 3 years.

Contact:
Apply by emailing the firm at: international@harukapat.jp.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Kobe, Japan

Patent Agent / Engineer – Law Firm – Taipei, Taiwan

U.S. patent law firm with branch office in Taipei, Taiwan seeking an entry- to mid-level patent agent or engineer to handle US prosecution work at local office in Taipei. Required: electrical engineering degree, preferably with emphasis in circuit design, strong analytical and English written communication skills. USPTO agent registration desirable but not required. Note: you must provide your own eligibility to remain in Taiwan (the firm will NOT sponsor Taiwan employment visas).

Contact:
Apply by emailing the firm at: info@mytechtw.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Taipei, Taiwan

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Tokyo, Japan and Washington, D.C.

Washida & AssociatesLogois looking for a U.S Patent Prosecution Attorney to work in Tokyo, Japan and Washington D.C.

Responsibilities:
•Proceed prosecution of U.S. and Europe

Requirements:
Skills:
• U.S. Patent Prosecution ,EP Patent Prosecution experiences is preferred

Language:
• Fluent in English (Japanese language skill is a plus)

Career Path:
The successful applicant will:
・have experience in patent prosecution in a Japanese patent firm
・take turn in working in Tokyo or D.C. with the other attorney.

You can find more information at: http://www.washida-pat.co.jp/english.

Contact:
Interested applicants should contact the firm at: recruit@washida-pat.co.jp.

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

IP Lawyers/Patent Attorneys/Patent Agents – Large Corporation – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation Saudi Basic Industries Corporation(“SABIC”) is seeking IP Lawyers/Patent Attorneys/Patent Agents from entry level to 6 years of experience.

Responsibilities:
You will be primarily responsible for supporting the Lead IP Counsel, KSA, Middle East & Africa and Technology & Innovation leaders in developing and implementing IP strategy, providing legal and IP counseling and contract support to enhance the value of SABIC technology. This will include patent preparation, prosecution and maintenance, drafting and negotiating IP agreements, patent litigation and IP due diligence. SABIC will consider IP counsel, Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents but a chemical, chemical engineering or life sciences education and background is essential. Legal experience from the US, UK or Europe and admission to a recognized bar (USPTO, European Patent Office, etc.) is preferred.

The role provide ambitious lawyers with a superb opportunity to work as part of a world class legal function across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. In addition, you will benefit from a highly attractive tax free package that includes a bonus, children's school fees and other benefits.

Contact:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to our exclusively retained Consultant, Elizabeth Williams at elizabeth@ews-search.com or call me for a confidential discussion at: Direct Dial  011 971 4 367 1752. This mandate is being handled exclusively by EWS and any direct or third party applications will be forwarded to EWS for their consideration.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”) is one of the world’s leading and most profitable manufacturers of chemicals, plastics, fertilizers and metals. With annual revenues of $50 billion and around 40,000 employees in 40 countries, SABIC was estimated by Forbes in 2011 to be the second largest global diversified chemicals company in the world. With significant investments in technology and innovation planned for 2013 and beyond, the company is poised to continue its rapid global expansion. To help support this growth, it is now recruiting a number of high caliber lawyers to join its global legal function which already boasts 100 legal professionals worldwide.

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Tokyo, Japan

ONDA TECHNO ONDA TECHNOis a leading Japanese IP firm with over 40 years of history. Our main office is located in Gifu city and we have branch offices in Tokyo, Osaka and Shanghai, China. We are seeking a U.S. patent attorney with an electrical engineering background and at least five years experience of prosecuting patent applications. State bar and patent bar registration is required.

The candidate will be stationed in our Tokyo office and his or her responsibilities shall include:
(1) Preparing, revising and checking English language patent specifications.
(2) Prosecuting US patent applications, as well as preparing invalidity, infringement, and search analyses.
(3) Consultation services for our clients (including providing expert opinions).
(4) Giving lectures and seminars for our clients held by our firm regarding the field of US intellectual property matters.
(5) Writing articles on U.S. patent law for Trade Journals and a Newsletter published by our firm.
(6) Other services relating to intellectual property matters.

The salary is commensurate with experience. The position offers the opportunity to learn about Japanese IP practice and to work with our major Japanese corporations.

Contact:
Interested candidates should please send resume and writing samples in confidence to:
Mr. Nobutaka Miyabe
E-mail: miyabe@ondatechno.co.jp
www.ondatechno.com

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Tokyo, Japan

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Gifu City, Japan

Hiroe & Associates, Hiroe & Associates a leading Japanese patent and trademark boutique listed in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Handbook, requires a United States Patent Attorney to live and work in central Japan. The position requires 2-5 years or more of work experience including substantial U.S. patent prosecution. Japanese language proficiency would be useful but is not required. The firm’s clients include Japanese and international clients of varying sizes in a range of technological fields.

The attorney will file and prosecute patent applications electronically with the USPTO, advise Japanese and other clients with respect to U.S. patent and trademark matters, and work with Japanese attorneys and staff to provide Japanese patent and trademark services to clients in the U.S. and elsewhere outside Japan. The attorney must be proficient in all major aspects of U.S. patent prosecution, and have substantial day-to-day working experience with the USPTO’s electronic filing system.

The attorney will attend conferences and meetings inside and outside of Japan to meet with Japanese and international colleagues to foster goodwill and pursue business development opportunities.

The firm’s offices are located in Gifu City, a medium-sized Japanese city in the greater Nagoya metropolitan area. Gifu City is a friendly city that provides diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, with easy access to mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, ski areas and other scenic beauty. Gifu City’s proximity to Nagoya in the central region of Japan’s main island provides convenient access by road and rail to other locations in Japan, and by air to destinations throughout Asia and elsewhere around the world.

Working visa sponsorship and housing assistance will be provided by the firm. Benefits include salary, bonuses, paid vacation and full participation in the Japanese national medical insurance and retirement programs.

The position requires admission to at least one state bar and authorization to practice before the USPTO. U.S. citizenship is required to work as a U.S. patent attorney outside of the United States.

Contact
:
Interested candidates should contact Ms. Keiko Tanaka at k_tanaka@hiroe.co.jp or +81 58 276 2175.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Gifu City, Japan

Patent Counsel Large Corporation – India (Hyderabad, Bangalore, or Chennai)

QualcommQualcomm is looking for a US Patent Attorney or a registered India Patent Attorney/ Agent to support Qualcomm's facilities in Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai. The ideal candidate will also have several years practice across all aspects of patent law, and have experience in interfacing with Government agencies and official bodies in relation to policy, legislation and standards. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to deliver effective and sound legal and leadership judgment in the day-to-day execution of the duties and responsibilities that attach to the position.

Responsibilities:
• Contributing to internal patent review boards on the selection of inventions conceived in India for patent protection in India and around the world.
• Supervising and reviewing the preparation of patent applications by outside patent counsel in India for first filing and prosecution at the Patent Office in India and/or the USPTO and subsequent filing and prosecution internationally via the PCT system.
• Providing advice to internal clients on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, on legal issues in general and in relation to domestic and international patent law, and on Qualcomms internal patent processes and procedures, including client education on the same.
• Reviewing, from an IP perspective, contracts, company policy documents and documents for public release, and assisting in patent analysis and due diligence investigations.
• Working with the companys Government Affairs, IP Strategy, and legal teams in the development and execution of the companys intellectual property strategy and policy advocacy programs, including interfacing with relevant branches of the Indian government and academic institutions to promote international best practices in India in relation to intellectual property including patents, designs, trademarks and copyrights, in relation to competition/anti-trust legislation and in relation to standards.

Candidates will be a Registered India Patent Agent, licensed to practice Indian law, or a US Patent Attorney and have at least 5 years intellectual property experience in a law firm or an in-house department. Candidates are expected to be self-motivated, able to work independently and demonstrate skills in interviewing engineers, preparing patent specifications and prosecuting patent applications in both domestic and foreign settings.

Contact:
Interested applicants can apply online at:
https://jobs.qualcomm.com/public/jobDetails.xhtml?requisitionId=1884987&page=jobSearch.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Organization
Job Location: India
(Hyderabad, Bangalore, or Chennai)

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Singapore

Viering, Jentschura & Partner The German firm Viering, Jentschura & Partner is seeking a U.S. patent attorney with two to five years of experience in drafting U.S. applications and prosecuting applications before the USPTO for a position as an associate in our Singapore office.

A chemistry background is preferred. Candidates must possess a degree in chemistry (Master's, Doctorate, or equivalent scientific or technical work experience strongly preferred) and a J.D. or equivalent, have strong writing skills in English, and be licensed to practice before the USPTO and in at least one U.S. state.

U.S. citizenship is required, since candidates will need to be able to keep their registration to practice before the USPTO while living abroad.

The successful candidate will work in our Singapore office to assist European and Asian clients with preparing and prosecuting U.S.-style applications and with coordinating their world-wide patent prosecution activities.

Compensation will depend on experience, but will generally be commission-based. The firm's team in Singapore offers candidates a pleasant work environment and good work/life balance.

Contact:
Apply by contacting the firm directly at vjp-mu@vjp.de.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Singapore

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Nagoya, Japan

Nagoya International Patent Firm Nagoya International Patent Firm is a leading Japanese intellectual property firm located in Nagoya, Japan. We are seeking a US attorney having a Juris Doctor (J.D.) with admission to a state bar and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In general, the job will entail overseeing foreign prosecution, providing opinions concerning US patents, provided advice/support on litigation and transactional matters, updating our firms attorneys on current U.S. practice and legal decisions, general advice concerning copyright/trademark matters, and other legal advice. Preferred candidates will have at least 2-5 years of experience working in a law firm or in-house with significant prosecution experience. A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering is preferred, although other disciplines will be considered. The candidate is not required to speak Japanese. A minimum 2-year contract is required. Salary will be negotiated based upon work experience.

Nagoya is the 4th largest city in Japan, located between Tokyo and Osaka on the bullet train, and is home to Toyota Motor Company, among many other multinational companies. We have employed US patent attorneys at our office, and have a demonstrated ability to make that transition work for both parties involved. You can find more information at: http://www.patent.gr.jp/english/index.html.

Contact:
Apply by emailing the firm at info@patent.gr.jp.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nagoya, Japan

Patent Attorney – Other – Sydney, Australia

ResMed Rmd-logois a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative products for the diagnosis, treatment and management of respiratory disorders.  The company has experienced sustained and significant growth since inception.  One of the principal contributors to this growth is innovation reflected in a commitment to producing world-class product lines. 

As part of the Legal department the IP function performs a critical role in the business in protecting the company's Intellectual Property rights and advising the company on the scope of the Intellectual Property rights of others. As part of the Legal Department, the Patent Attorney works closely with inventors, designers, management and outside counsel to develop ResMed's Intellectual Property portfolio and to advise the company on Intellectual Property issues.

Responsibilities:
• Timely Drafting and Prosecution of patent, design and trademark applications
• Advising Internal Clients on matters relating to Intellectual Property Law
• Periodic review of the company's Intellectual Property Portfolio to maintain alignment with the goals of the business.
• Support with intellectual property issues relating to litigation
• Review of competitor intellectual property rights
• To be knowledgeable about the IP portfolio, the products and technologies of interest to the business.

As a minimum requirement you will be a Qualified US, European or Australian patent attorney with a number of years post registration experience. Experience within biomedical engineering and in-house will be looked upon favourably.

Contact:
Apply online by visiting this link: https://limited-resmed.icims.com/jobs/3084/job.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Sydney, Australia

U.S. Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Osaka, Japan

Global IP GroupThe Global IP Group consists of patent law firms in the United States, Germany, Korea, China and Japan. We are currently seeking several licensed U.S. patent attorneys/agents with one to three years of patent prosecution experience or former patent examiners with at least one year of experience working at the USPTO to help the Global IP Group expand its U.S. practice in Osaka, Japan. This position offers the perfect opportunity to learn about Japanese IP practice and to work directly with major Japanese corporations.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in physics or engineering (preferably electrical or mechanical engineering). However, other disciplines will be considered along with related work experiences. Applicants are expected to have strong writing skills in English and knowledge of current rules and regulations for successfully practicing before the USPTO.

U.S. citizenship is required, since candidates will need to be able to keep their registration to practice before the USPTO while living abroad. No Japanese language skills are required, but candidates are advised to learn enough Japanese to function comfortably in society. The salary is commensurate with experience. Standard benefits and reasonable relocation expense reimbursement will be provided for moving from the U.S. to Japan.

Contact:
Interested applicants should contact Yoshio Miyagawa at YMiyagawa@giplaw.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Osaka, Japan

Intellectual Property Manager – Large Corporation – Sydney, Australia

Cochlear To support its expanding global business, Cochlear is seeking a senior IP professional with vision and ambition to drive our global patent strategy forward. The role is based at our corporate headquarters and principal manufacturing facility located in Lane Cove, Sydney. As part of the Design & Development function, you will have responsibility for developing and implementing the IP strategy for all product lines globally. The objective is to ensure the patent portfolio is positioned to support our advanced technology development program and growth objectives.

Responsibilities:
• Development and Execution of the Patent Strategy: Leadership to establish a clear forward looking direction to establish Cochlear’s global patent strategy.
• Patent risk management: Develop, implement and maintain a process that aptly identifies and manages potential patent threats or risks relating to product development
• Patent acquisition: Lead and manage the Patents team to ensure effective and timely patent prosecution that deliver the IP strategy
• Trademark: Implement efficient trademark registration, maintenance and clearance
• Represent Cochlear and act on external matters relating to IP:  Represent Cochlear, where required, in any patent infringement or prosecution cases; Brief external legal parties representing Cochlear for any prosecution
• Contract Management & Administration: Represent Cochlear in negotiations with collaborative research partners and competitors to ensure the contract delivers IP outcomes which support the patent strategy
• Budget Management: Establish an annual budget and cost are managed in line with the budget

Requirements:
• Patent attorney with engineering background and specialisation in Intellectual Property Law
• Extensive experience working with patent portfolios in high tech, engineering or the medical device industry.
• Patent attorney firm experience, ideally at Senior Associate or Partner level
• Expert knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and practice under National, US, European and Asian patent systems
• People & Project management experience
• Service oriented, excellent communicator and relationship building skills
• A law degree, IP Licensing experience (desirable)

Cochlear can offer you:

• An opportunity to play a strategic role to deliver on our brand promise of “Hear Now. And Always”
• A pivotal role in the growth strategy for Cochlear
• A high impact job - making a difference to the quality of peoples’ lives.
• Competitive salary package & benefits
• Great team environment

Contact:
Make a defining career move & apply today! Apply online at http://careers.cochlear.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Sydney, Australia

For over 25 years, Cochlear has been the global leader in implantable hearing solutions and has helped 130,000 recipients to connect to family, friends and the world of sound. We are committed to a lifelong partnership of trust built on continual technology advancements, leading reliability and a track record of good science. As we continue to develop new products and revolutionise the industry, we are experiencing a new era of growth, change and opportunity right across the business.

Patent Attorney/Agent – Small Corporation – Yoqneam, Israel

Given Imaging Given Imaging is seeking a patent attorney/agent to start working immediately. Given Imaging is redefining the field of gastrointestinal (GI) diagnosis by developing, producing and marketing innovative, patient-friendly products for detecting GI disorders. Given Imaging pioneered PillCam capsule endoscopy and today offers a range of PillCam video capsules and related products.

Responsibilities:
• Proactive patent portfolio management including building, implementing, and managing the patent portfolio
• Working directly with inventors from the company's R&D department
• Drafting patent applications in a broad range of technological disciplines
• Conducting prosecution of patent applications worldwide
• Providing IP-related support to internal clients
• Reporting to the company's Director of Intellectual Property

Qualifications:
• Registration to practice before the Israeli Patent Office, the USPTO and/or the EPO
• 3-6 years of experience as a patent agent or attorney with primary emphasis on working directly with inventors and drafting patent applications, preferably in the medical device area
• Candidates with extensive experience in conducting freedom to operate analyses, patent landscaping, and in understanding patent families in multiple jurisdictions will be preferred
• While qualified candidates of all technical disciplines will be considered, backgrounds in electrical, communication, and optical engineering will be preferred
•The ideal candidate is a prolific and clear analyst and writer
•Written and spoken fluency in English
•Highly web-savvy
•Minimal travel
 
Contact:
Interested applicants should contact us at: jobs@givenimaging.com.

Additional Info
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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Yoqneam, Israel

Patent Development Manager – Small Corporation – Bangalore, India

Intellectual Ventures (“IV”) Intellectual Ventures (“IV”) is looking for a Patent Development Manager (Agent/Attorney) to work in Bangalore, India. IV is a privately-held, invention investment company based in Bellevue, Washington. Founded in 2000, IV’s business model centers on creating, acquiring and licensing pure invention in a variety of technology areas. IV plans to commercialize inventions through licensing, spin-offs, joint ventures and industry partnerships.

Responsibilities:
• 3+ years experience as a patent agent or attorney with primary emphasis on working directly with inventors and drafting patent applications
• Degree in biophysics, biomedical, electrical engineering or computer science
• USPTO Registration

Requirements:
• Reviewing invention disclosures
• Coming up to speed quickly on specific technology and background art relevant to inventions
• Scheduling and conducting interviews with inventors
• Preparing comprehensive disclosure documents with draft claims
• Coordinating follow up and review of draft patent applications between outside counsel and inventors
• Willing to relocate to Bangalore, India

Contact:
Please apply directly to: http://www.intellectualventures.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info
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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Bangalore, India

U.S. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Japan

A leading Japanese intellectual property firm located in Nagoya, Japan, seeks a US attorney having a Juris Doctor (J.D.) with admission to a state bar and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for overseeing our foreign prosecution, providing opinions concerning US patents, provided advice/support on litigation and transactional matters, updating our Japanese attorneys on current U.S. practice and legal decisions, general advice concerning copyright/trademark matters, and other legal advice.

Nagoya is the capital of Aichi prefecture where the headquarters of Toyota Motor Corporation exists, and therefore much of our work focuses on supporting the Toyota group companies.  Preferred candidates will have at least 2-5 years of experience working in a law firm or in-house with significant prosecution experience.  A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering is preferred, although other disciplines will be considered.  The candidate is not required to speak Japanese. A minimum 2-year contract is required. Salary will be negotiated based upon work experience.

Contact:
Interested applicants should contact the firm at: int@okada-patent.gr.jp.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nagoya, Japan

Intellectual Property Specialist – Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) seeks an intellectual property specialist to work within its Partnership Development Office. The University is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with a total student headcount of about 27,200, of which 13,500 are full-time students, 11,400 are part-time students and 2,300 are mixed-mode students. It offers programmes at Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's degrees and Higher Diploma levels. The University has 26 academic departments and units grouped under six faculties, as well as 2 independent schools. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,250. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$4 billion per year.

The University's Partnership Development Office is a unit of the Institute for Enterprise at PolyU. It serves as a hub of a network of partners and clients to enable technology transfer and commercialisation. Its mission is to build long-term relationships between internal academic talents and the industrial and business sectors. To tap on the vast capability and resources at PolyU, it serves as the first point of contact for the commercial and industrial sectors. It provides professional services in the areas of Business Development, Management of the University's Intellectual Property, and Marketing Services and Support.

Responsibilities:
Successful candidate required to:
• Advise PolyU’s staff and students on patent applications, strategies and other forms of intellectual property protection
• Conduct patent search, prepare patent applications, professional response to office actions and patent annuity payment, and provide reminding services
• Render patentability and non-infringement opinions
• Provide services on patent litigation and administrative resolution of patent disputes
• Conduct talks/seminars on intellectual property
• Supervise clerical staff.

Requirements:
Applicants should have the following:
• Recognised university degree, preferably in Law and/or Science
• Qualification of being a Registered Patent Attorney by examination
• At least eight years of experience in a related field, including proven experience in the preparation of all forms of intellectual property applications
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• An excellent command of English.

Preference will be given to those with good command of Chinese, including Putonghua.

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement on July 12, 2008 need not re-apply.)

Benefits:
Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. Remuneration package will be highly competitive.

Contact:
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or they may be downloaded here. Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled. Details on the University's Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found here.

Additional Info
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Employer Type: Education Institution
Job Location: Hong Kong