Senior Patent Engineer, Software and Computing Technology – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

rpxRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since our founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. We acquire patent rights in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise become a costly problem for our clients. The company’s groundbreaking approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. We also execute large-scale structured transactions on behalf of our clients, provide litigation insurance, and deliver in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to our growing client network.  Additionally, our wholly-owned subsidiary Inventus Solutions provides top tier e-discovery management services to Fortune 1000 corporations, global law firms, and government agencies.

The Patent Analysis department synthesizes complex technologies and legal patent issues into actionable intelligence for RPX executives and clients. Patent Analysis research and analysis support initiatives in defensive portfolio buying, prior art validity actions, and advisory services. The positions in Patent Analysis require a deep and broad knowledge of specific technology sectors.

As a Senior Patent Engineer you will analyze patent claims and related materials in view of legal, technological, and business environments to understand the technical merit and patent quality of individual patent portfolios. Your main responsibility is to distill a body of analysis and research into a concise, clear, and actionable assessment to both technical and nontechnical audiences. You will report directly to the Senior Manager, Patent Analysis.

Role
Typically you will:

  • Assess numerous engineering and legal factors to extract patent value proposition
  • Draw on detailed knowledge of relevant technologies, companies, and industries
  • Explain complex technical issues to nontechnical audiences
  • Isolate critical technical components of patents, products, and services
  • Learn and apply legal concepts related to patents including prosecution and litigation
  • Research timeliness of patents in support of validity challenges and prior art reports
  • Support analysis conclusions with research driven logic and confidence
  • Collaborate across the organization in-person and with virtual, global teams
  • Establish and cultivate relationships internally and externally

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with client engagements in explaining highly technical subject matter
  • Experience with reverse engineering and reviewing evidence of use
  • Experience with IP searching (prior art, landscaping, freedom-to-operate, etc.) viewed favorably
  • Prior technical or engineering role developing software and writing code viewed favorably
  • Patent Attorney, Patent Agent, or Attorney viewed favorably
  • Management and supervisory experience viewed favorably
  • Involvement in patent issues including prosecution, litigation, and valuation viewed favorably

Technical Skills

  • Subject matter expertise in software architecture, high-scale computing, computer security, cryptography, databases, and/or applied mathematics
  • Familiarity with products, services, and standards in web, mobile, enterprise, media, and financial services spaces
  • Proficiency in technical research, including searching for technical references in patent and non-patent databases
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Competencies to be Successful
At RPX and in this role, you should be:

  • Comfortable with independently managing deadlines and conflicting priorities to deliver quality results
  • Able to demonstrate a consistent record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
  • Service-minded and passionate about results with an ability to develop positive relationships
  • Adaptable to the many changing requirements and needs of a dynamic company
  • A person with dedication and worth ethic that thrives in a collaborative culture with excellent social, networking, and influencing skills
  • Motivated and self-directed with a willingness to take on additional projects
  • Able to demonstrate good judgement
  • Highly focused, organized, and pay attention to details
  • A person that embodies the RPX values through communication and actions

RPX is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.rpxcorp.com/about-rpx/rpx-careers/?p=job%2FonT14fw5.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Goleta, California

karl-storzKarl Storz is seeking a patent attorney for their Goleta, California office.

JOB SUMMARY: Brief description of what this person does, in simple direct terms.

Under general guidance but limited direct supervision, will perform patent and trademark drafting and prosecution services, and will draft licenses related to intellectual property rights.  Provide direct oversight of the Karl Storz North America IP Staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: List the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, in order of importance and/or amount of time spent.

  • Prepare, file, and prosecute to issuance provisional and non-provisional patent applications.
  • Draft and review business contracts, including distribution, supply and manufacturing agreements, purchase agreements, licenses, non-disclosure agreements.
  • Prepare intellectual property related legal opinions on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity.
  • Perform patent related due diligence in commercial transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and licensing.
  • Communicate effectively with business areas, such as R&D, marketing, and sales on patent and trademark matters.
  • Draft, file and prosecute patent applications on behalf of company before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); provide legal representation in cases of patent infringement and related litigation matters. Conduct searches of prior art to evaluate whether an invention has been previously represented in the public domain and is patentable.
  • Review and draft contracts for the company (both general business related and intellectual property related) as assigned.
  • Keep fully informed of all new and/or evolving developments in patent and trademark law and keep executive management informed of applicable new laws, their impact on the organization, and the progress and results of court cases and/or legal opinions.
  • Develops operational policies and procedures for tracking, maintaining and updating legal documentation and records.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job function.
  • Will spend part of his/her time as a member of continuous improvement teams undertaking projects and seeking ways to improve the quality of KSI’s products and services.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES: List other important functions that are secondary duties but may be time consuming.

  • Investigate and analyze competing products for possible infringement of KS patents; reporting findings to Senior KS Executive Management and KST Patent Management.
  • Manage coordination of relevant cross-company IP issues; providing feedback and recommendations to KS Executive Management and KST Patent Management, as appropriate.
  • Monitor and analyze competitive patents, reporting and making recommendations to Senior KS Executive Management and KST Patent Management, as appropriate.
  • Train and support key KS employees at various responsibility levels on patent search skills and techniques, and related patent claims interpretation, in and related to their particular specialty.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: What does a person in this position need to be able to do?

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws governing intellectual property and patents.
  • Knowledge of patent related case law from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. District Courts, and experience in analyzing the patentability of inventions and the validity of patents, and drafting related opinions and or other legal documents.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to conduct complex and extensive research, write reports, legal briefs, business and legal correspondence.
  • Ability to use patent and trademark tracking software in order to track deadlines.
  • Knowledge of medical device quality system regulations and standards (eg, U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation 21CFR Part 820, ISO13485, ISO9001)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  What is the usual educational background and work experience of an individual qualified to perform this job?

  • BA/BS degree (or equivalent training and experience) in scientific or engineering disciplines
  • J.D., member of CA or other State Bar; license to practice law in the state, required
  • Minimum of five years patent prosecution experience; plus registration to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Experience reviewing and drafting contracts is preferred
  • German language is a plus.

Contact
Online - Karl Storz - Open Goleta positions - Position #8492

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Goleta, California

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Chelmsford, Mass.

zollZOLL Medical Corp is seeking a licensed patent agent to be located at the ZOLL Medical headquarters in Chelmsford, MA.  The candidate will work with ZOLL’s Pittsburgh entities and be responsible for US patent prosecution, drafting patent applications and supervising foreign patent counsel. The candidate will also be a key interface with engineers and technical staff in the identification, collection, and review of ideas for patentability. The position will report to the IP Counsel responsible for ZOLL’s Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Portfolio.  This position will require travel to Pittsburgh, PA is needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Draft patent applications in coordination with inventors in Pittsburgh and ZOLL IP Counsel.
  • Conduct patent prosecution, including drafting responses to office actions and other prosecution related filings, in close coordination with ZOLL IP Counsel.
  • Assist in supervising foreign patent counsel in managing ZOLL’s international patent portfolio.
  • Perform prior art searches, and assist in carrying out IP diligence.
  • Work closely with R&D, product teams, and inventors in Pittsburgh in collecting and reviewing ideas for patentability
  • Work closely with our patent paralegal staff in patent docketing and other tasks related to managing deadlines.

Experience / Skill Requirements:

  • Must be registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Must have a strong technical background, preferably in electronics, hardware and software engineering. Must be comfortable with medical device technologies.
  • At least five years’ experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications is desired. Long term or substantial prior work experience as an engineer or a technical writer may be considered.
  • Proven ability to understand, analyze, and communicate complex technologies in oral and written form.
  • Experience as a patent examiner and/or a patent searcher is a plus
  • Ability to travel and spend up to 25% of time in Pittsburgh, PA as needed.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://zoll-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1525&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992670&company_id=16547&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=1&bystate=1&byRegion=US_MA&bylocation=US&keywords=&byCat=36344&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Vice President (Lead Counsel) Intellectual Property – Other – Bothell, Wash.

Seattle GeneticsSeattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Reporting to the EVP, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, you will lead the Company's intellectual property group and will advise and interact with senior management, scientists and other company personnel autonomously. This is a highly visible role; the person in this position will have demonstrated the ability to effectively devise and implement the patent and other IP strategy for a high growth, global biotech company with deep knowledge regarding the filing and prosecution of patents and other intellectual property for strong product exclusivity and advise on license and M&A transactions, adversarial proceedings, and partnership management to the extent involving intellectual property. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage in-house lawyers/staff and outside counsel is a must. Experience mentoring and managing a biotechnology intellectual property legal team is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Devises IP strategy for product and technology exclusivity in a rapidly evolving oncology landscape; oversee the implementation of the IP strategy
  • Participate in senior level committees involving research and development to guide and implement business objectives, including advising and communicating with senior management and the board of directors as needed
  • Lead and mentor a team of senior and junior patent counsel, patent agents and paralegals (seven in total and growing) in the development and management of the Company's extensive portfolios relating to products in both the chemical and biological sciences
  • Advise the company on navigating around IP risks including freedom to operate
  • Advise in intellectual property due diligence in potential mergers, acquisitions, licenses and other strategic initiatives that involve intellectual property as well as supervising outside counsel in a cost effective manner for same
  • Advise transactional lawyers on the drafting, negotiating, and managing of license agreements, joint development agreements and other complex intellectual property agreements and/or transactions
  • Work with in-house and outside counsel with intellectual property litigation, patent challenges and other IP disputes in a cost effective manner, including potential generic or biosimilar disputes
  • Proven performance in people management and excellent interpersonal relations
  • An ability to work with diverse functions within the company

Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must have 15+ years in patent prosecution with experience in biotech or pharma as head of intellectual property or deputy head of intellectual property
  • Experience managing lawyers and staff and counseling senior business leaders
  • Juris Doctorate from nationally recognized law school; admission to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office; US state bar admission in good standing; advanced degree in chemistry or biological sciences highly preferred; work location in the Seattle area

Job ID 1962
Location: Bothell, Washington
Job Code: 1703JL-01 #LI-JW1
# of Openings: 1

Contact
Apply Here: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SEAGEN&cws=1&rid=1962

Additional Info
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Senior Patent Engineer (Semiconductor) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

rpxRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since our founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. We acquire patents in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise become a costly problem for our clients. The company’s groundbreaking approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. We also execute large-scale structured transactions on behalf of our clients, provide litigation insurance, and deliver in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to our growing client network.

The Patent Analysis department synthesizes complex technologies and legal patent issues into actionable intelligence for RPX executives and clients. Patent Analysis research and analysis support initiatives in defensive portfolio buying, prior art validity actions, and advisory services. The positions in Patent Analysis require a deep and broad knowledge of specific technology sectors.

As a Senior Patent Engineer you will analyze patent claims and related materials in view of legal, technological, and business environments to understand the technical merit and patent quality of individual patent portfolios. The critical responsibility of this person is to distill a body of analysis and research into a concise, clear, and actionable assessment to both technical and nontechnical audiences. You will report directly to the Vice President, Patent Analysis.

Role
Typically you will:

  • Assess numerous engineering and legal factors to extract patent value proposition
  • Draw on detailed knowledge of relevant technologies, companies, and industries
  • Explain complex technical issues to nontechnical audiences
  • Isolate critical technical components of patents, products, and services
  • Learn and apply legal concepts related to patents including prosecution and litigation
  • Research timeliness of patents in support of validity challenges and prior art reports
  • Support analysis conclusions with research driven logic and confidence
  • Collaborate across the organization in-person and with virtual, global teams
  • Establish and cultivate relationships internally and externally

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with client engagements in explaining highly technical subject matter
  • Experience with reverse engineering and reviewing evidence of use
  • Patent Attorney or Agent viewed favorably
  • Doctor of Philosophy viewed favorably
  • Management and supervisory experience viewed favorably
  • Involvement in patent issues including prosecution, litigation, and valuation viewed favorably

Technical Skills

  • Broad expertise in electrical and electronic architecture, design, and implementation of areas such as:
    • Processors (e.g., standalone, embedded, multi-core, SoC)
    • Memory (e.g., DRAM, Flash)
    • Analog (e.g., ADC/DAC, PLL) and clock management
    • Interfaces (e.g., PCIe, high speed serial connectivity, bus architectures)
    • Power management ICs
    • FPGA systems
  • Strong familiarity with:
    • Wireless design/data path (e.g., NFC, Bluetooth, 801.11)
    • Semiconductor manufacturing (e.g., fabrication process, packaging, assembly, and test)
    • Standards and architectures (e.g., JEDEC, x86, ARM)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Competencies to be Successful
At RPX and in this role, you should be:

  • Comfortable with independently managing deadlines and conflicting priorities to deliver quality results
  • Able to demonstrate a consistent record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
  • Service-minded and passionate about results with an ability to develop positive relationships
  • Adaptable to the many changing requirements and needs of a dynamic company
  • A person with dedication and worth ethic that thrives in a collaborative culture with excellent social, networking, and influencing skills
  • Motivated and self-directed with a willingness to take on additional projects
  • Able to demonstrate good judgement
  • Highly focused, organized, and pay attention to details
  • A person that embodies the RPX values through communication and actions

RPX is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.rpxcorp.com/about-rpx/rpx-careers/?p=job%2FoprW4fwA.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Senior Patent Engineer (Wireless) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

rpxRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since our founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. We acquire patents in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise become a costly problem for our clients. The company’s groundbreaking approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. We also execute large-scale structured transactions on behalf of our clients, provide litigation insurance, and deliver in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to our growing client network.

The Patent Analysis department synthesizes complex technologies and legal patent issues into actionable intelligence for RPX executives and clients. Patent Analysis research and analysis support initiatives in defensive portfolio buying, prior art validity actions, and advisory services. The positions in Patent Analysis require a deep and broad knowledge of specific technology sectors.

As a Senior Patent Engineer you will analyze patent claims and related materials in view of legal, technological, and business environments to understand the technical merit and patent quality of individual patent portfolios. Your main responsibility is to distill a body of analysis and research into a concise, clear, and actionable assessment to both technical and nontechnical audiences. You will report directly to the Manager, Patent Analysis.

Role
Typically you will:

  • Assess numerous engineering and legal factors to extract patent value proposition
  • Draw on detailed knowledge of relevant technologies, companies, and industries
  • Explain complex technical issues to nontechnical audiences
  • Isolate critical technical components of patents, products, and services
  • Learn and apply legal concepts related to patents including prosecution and litigation
  • Research timeliness of patents in support of validity challenges and prior art reports
  • Support analysis conclusions with research driven logic and confidence
  • Collaborate across the organization in-person and with virtual, global teams
  • Establish and cultivate relationships internally and externally

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience with client engagements in explaining highly technical subject matter
  • Experience with reverse engineering and reviewing evidence of use
  • Previous experience in a wireless engineering role with a focus on designing, implementing, and testing wireless products or services
  • Patent Attorney or Agent viewed favorably
  • Master’s degree or Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science viewed favorably
  • Management and supervisory experience  viewed favorably
  • Involvement in patent issues including prosecution, litigation, and valuation viewed favorably

Technical Skills

  • Broad expertise in various aspects of wireless technologies from access and attachment to delivery of services over a wireless network
  • Familiarity with wireless-centric services such as IoT, infotainment/telematics, mobile payments, media streaming and location-based services
  • Strong familiarity with communication protocols and standards (e.g., 3GPP LTE and LTE-A, 802.11, Bluetooth, NFC)
  • Strong familiarity with products and services that utilize or provide wireless technologies, such as baseband chipsets, smartphones, access points, base stations and core network platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Competencies to be Successful
At RPX and in this role, you should be:

  • Comfortable with independently managing deadlines and conflicting priorities to deliver quality results
  • Able to demonstrate a consistent record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
  • Service-minded and passionate about results with an ability to develop positive relationships
  • Adaptable to the many changing requirements and needs of a dynamic company
  • A person with dedication and worth ethic that thrives in a collaborative culture with excellent social, networking, and influencing skills
  • Motivated and self-directed with a willingness to take on additional projects
  • Able to demonstrate good judgement
  • Highly focused, organized, and pay attention to details
  • A person that embodies the RPX values through communication and actions

RPX is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.rpxcorp.com/about-rpx/rpx-careers/?p=job%2FomvX4fwC.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Senior Counsel (Global IP Biologics) – Large Corporation – Canonsburg, Pa.

mylanAt Mylan, we mean it when we say we work every day to provide access to high quality medicines to the world’s 7 billion people. If you are unconventional, relentless and passionate. If you believe in doing what’s right, not what’s easy. If you are a doer and have a passion for serving others, we want to talk to you.

Make a Difference
At Mylan, each person has the ability to make a difference. From the providers who sell and market our products to the producers who develop and manufacture them and finally to our business partners who support the providers and producers, we all have a mission critical role. Here’s how this role will help:

  • Responsible for advising on all intellectual property matters relating to the development and global commercialization of biologics products, including identifying, assessing, avoiding or invalidating patents, and obtaining and defending patent and trade mark protection for Mylan’s biologics products.
  • Evaluate global patent searches and provide multi-region freedom to practice clearances. Render opinions regarding infringement and validity of third party patents in regions of commercial interest around the world. Ability to read and interpret comprehensive and intricate research documents and write scientific reports and technical correspondence. Ability to solve problems with complex variables through non-standardized solutions that require independent judgment and analysis; draw inferences and use deductive reasoning with no prescribed procedures to solve complex problems.
  • Work with executives and communicate abstract concepts and present to a high level of the organization and groups outside of the organization. Assist with the management of global biologics patent litigation (including patent office actions) and licensing initiatives.
  • Partner with clients in cross functional product development core teams and participate in intellectual property portfolio management teams. Counsel internal clients regarding IP issues relating to Mylan’s biologics business. Communicate with external Counsel, Courts and Agencies.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel on intellectual property matters relevant to the supply of biologics products globally. Identifies patent risks relating to the development and sale of biologics products around the world, and develop and implement creative patent strategies which enable Mylan’s commercial success in biologics.
  • Manage outside counsel services, including work product, budgets, and invoices. Provide patentability evaluations for internal and external projects. Oversee the preparation, filing, and prosecution of intellectual property (including patents, trademarks and domain names) to obtain IP protection related to Mylan’s products.

Make Our Values Your Values
Mylan hires only the best. People who thrive in a culture of innovation and empowerment. People who are active learners and have a positive attitude. People who are leaders and know that by working together we can run faster, reach higher and achieve more. By doing so, we will continue to set new standards in health care. Here are the minimum qualifications and essential functions for this position:

  • A Juris Doctor degree and a minimum of 10-12 years of experience with patent litigation and patent opinion and a minimum of 5 years of experience with Biologics patent clearance and/or prosecution is required. Related experience may be considered.
  • Masters or PhD preferred.
  • Licensed in one or more jurisdictions is required.
  • Must have experience with and possess knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry with emphasis on biologic/biosimilar product development. Must be able to apply a wide range of legal principles, theories and concepts and have a working knowledge of industry practices. General knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in speaking, comprehending, reading and writing English is required.

Why Mylan?
If you want to be part of a global health care company that is making a difference and changing lives, Mylan may be the place for you. With a workforce of more than 35,000 worldwide, we can make a difference. We encourage you to visit Mylan.com to learn more about our unconventional culture, our approach to doing business and how we plan to set new standards in health care.

Mylan offers competitive salary, excellent benefits and an environment conducive to professional growth and advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability or protected veteran status. Mylan is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://mylan.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000114&lang=en#.WNA3Aje_78o.twitter.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Patent Scientist – Large Corporation – St. Louis, Mo.

monsantoMonsanto is seeking a highly motivated Patent Scientist to help manage our portfolio of intellectual property and contribute to the development of the IP protection strategy for the Agricultural Productivity Innovations pipeline. The Patent Scientist role serves as a liaison between scientists and Monsanto's internal and external legal teams to support the protection of Monsanto's research programs, with emphasis on chemistry-based products and enabling technologies.

Twenty years from now, the earth’s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, Monsanto has established industry-leading products because we give professionals the freedom to make real decisions. Monsanto is an Employer Of Choice with an outstanding professional development program and a history of building careers. Make an impact by joining the team that is working to solve one of mankind’s greatest challenges.

This role will offer the opportunity to work directly with complex, proprietary technology and to develop the strategies and contribute to our Freedom to Operate, patentability assessments, patent preparation/prosecution, deliver IP education, and enhance IP awareness to protect Monsanto's global chemistry pipeline. The Patent Scientist will also interact with the leadership teams across multiple technology platforms.

Required Education and Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Chemistry
  • Minimum of two or more years of research experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work closely with diverse teams with varying priorities to coordinate workflows and drive them to their conclusion
  • Ability to work and deliver under stringent timelines
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail

Desired Education and Skills/Experience:

  • PhD
  • Two or more year of experience working in the scientific industry
  • Proven track record as a Patent Scientist
  • Experience in performing Freedom to Operate, IP landscape and patentability assessments, and/or patent preparation and prosecution
  • Experience in public domain searching
  • Experience in aggregating, organizing, and analyzing complex, multi-source information

Who is Monsanto?

Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.

We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding, chemistry and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. We’re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Sound like a job for you?

Why work with us?

  • Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environment
  • Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships
  • You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization
  • We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry
  • Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://jobs.monsanto.com/job/st-louis/patent-scientist/769/3890907.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Johnston, Iowa

PrintDuPont Pioneer, located in Johnston, Iowa has an opening for an experienced U.S. Patent Agent. This is a highly visible, key role within Pioneer’s Intellectual Property group which provides an exciting opportunity to work within a team yet self-manage independence. An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, self-motivation, maturity and judgment. The Pioneer Patent Agent has diverse responsibilities including U.S. patent drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent administrative proceedings, IP portfolio strategy, invention development, inventor education, patentability and landscape analysis.

Qualifications: In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree and strong background in microbiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in drafting and/or prosecuting biotech patent applications as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent;
  • Drafted and filed at least 15 priority patent applications on distinct inventions during the past 3 years;
  • Capability of connecting scientific details of research projects with patentability considerations;
  • Experience working with foreign associates to assist and coordinate filing and prosecution of international patent matters;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction;
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or work environment and to facilitate implementation and acceptance of change within the work place;
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects and meet aggressive deadlines;
  • Superior communication, influencing and networking skills;
  • Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated by original writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions, memorandums, and other communications.

The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function:

  • Advanced (M.S. or Ph.D.) degree with focus on biochemistry, protein sciences, genetics, microbiology, or other like disciplines;
  • Post-graduate R&D laboratory experience for 2 or more years;
  • Some law firm experience is a plus;
  • Experience with independently prosecuting large patent dockets;
  • Experience with developing and implementing IP strategies, conducting freedom to-operate analyses, IP portfolio analyses, and/or landscape mapping;
  • Experience in working with business and technical teams to develop IP strategies for technical programs.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/patent-agent/012659W-01/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Johnston, Iowa

Trademark Attorney – Large Corporation – El Segundo, Calif.

attAT&T has a position in Los Angeles for a Trademark Attorney with 5+ years of combined private practice and in-house experience, and a supporting command of copyright law.  The position would involve co-managing AT&T's extensive global trademark portfolio (including trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement), trademark licensing, litigation support, and counseling internal business clients on trademark and copyright matters.  The position also includes managing paralegals and outside counsel in trademark, copyright, and domain name analysis, prosecution and enforcement.

The candidate must possess outstanding academic credentials, excellent communication, computer and organizational skills, as well as the ability to interact with all levels of management.  Apply to http://att.jobs and include law school transcript and two writing samples.  AT&T views diversity and inclusion as essential to its culture and business success.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://att.taleo.net/careersection/10161/moresearch.ftl?lang=en&alt=1. Enter "1708598" in Job Number field.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: El Segundo, California

Patent Subject Matter Expert – Small Corporation – Telecommute

GTT GroupGTT Group, Inc. wants highly qualified individuals with subject matter and patent analysis expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • Wireless
  • Automation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software
  • Sensors
  • Operating Systems
  • Battery
  • Flexible Display
  • LED
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Semiconductor Process
  • Financial Technology
  • Security
  • Vehicular Systems

Are you a patent professional with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas? If so, then we are especially interested in speaking with you.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts and relevant subject matter expertise required. Willingness to work with and support patent analyst team members, project managers, and other team members are essential.

Selected candidates are contracted at an hourly rate with 10-40 hours per week guaranteed on a longterm basis.

Contact
To provide consulting services to GTT Group, please respond by email to: consultant@gttgrp.com. In the body of your email please attach a resume or CV including any relevant experience.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Telecommute

Associate Director, Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – Tarrytown, N.Y.

regeneronRegeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is seeking a patent attorney at the Associate Director level to help in the development, protection, and management of Regeneron’s valuable intellectual property pertaining to bioprocess and manufacturing.­ The attorney will be required to develop close client relationships with the relevant scientific and business groups and coordinate patent filings, trade secret protection, and administrative patent actions.

The attorney will also advise on emerging legal issues, including monitoring and reviewing case law and legislative developments, and be expected to contribute to administrative and legal projects intended to develop an IP Department displaying the highest legal and ethical standards.

Responsibilities

  • ­Obtaining and managing intellectual property protection in bioprocess and manufacturing.
    • developing close relationships with and counseling the relevant scientific and business groups;
    • ­coordinating patent filing, trade secret protection, and administrative patent actions;
    • ­monitoring and reviewing case law and legislative developments; and
    • ­surveilling competitor activity and taking steps to ensure Regeneron’s long-term competitive advantage.
  • Advising on complex business transactions and external partnerships.
  • Conducting due diligence and supporting business transactions.
  • ­Providing litigation support.

Requirements

  • ­Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice law in at least one state, preferably NY;
  • ­Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or Chemical Engineering required; Experience with mammalian cell culture or protein purification preferred.
  • ­4-8 years of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, or chemical IP experience required at a company, law firm, or total years at both.
  • ­Demonstrated experience in patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, due diligence and strategic client counseling; litigation experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.­
  • ­Ability to independently oversee legal matters, manage the use of outside legal counsel and work collaboratively with other personnel at Regeneron.­­
  • ­Ability to set aggressive deadlines, handle multiple complex legal matters and see projects through to conclusion.­

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.­ Apply today and learn more about Regeneron’s unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening.­ All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place.­ In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026302909/Associate-Director-Patent-Attorney.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Tarrytown, New York

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – McKinney, Texas

SOL IP LLC is a patent licensing company with the expertise in the electrical / electronic engineering or computer science to work with our international clients.

Currently, SOL IP LLC is seeking patent attorneys having either an electrical or computer background.

The company is in downtown McKinney in Texas. Candidates would be in charge of legal research for two hours a day, ten hours a week at the office. This position would be ideal for those who prefer flexible working hours.

Contact
We offer $2,000 per month for the position. If you are interested in applying, please send resume to park@solipllc.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: McKinney, Texas

Patent Agent / Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – Lexington, Mass.

agenusAgenus Biopharma is seeking an exceptional Patent Agent or Patent Attorney to join a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting company in the immuno-oncology space.  The qualified individual will have a technical background and advanced degree in immunology or a related field. 1-5 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution as well as due diligence analyses (including freedom-to-operate and related analyses) is required. The qualified individual will be a key contributor to assisting the company in evaluating and supporting development of new technologies. The qualified individual will also perform administrative intellectual property duties as needed. Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office is required. Excellent academics and strong written and oral communication skills are necessary, as this position will interface regularly with scientists and management.

Education Necessary:

  • Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in immunology or related life-sciences discipline

Experience Necessary:

  • 1-5 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution and IP due diligence analyses in the biologics space in a law firm or corporate setting
  • Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Knowledge of antibody drug development is a plus
  • Experience with contested proceedings (e.g., litigation, oppositions, IPRs) is a plus
  • Must have solid organizational skills and ability to think strategically and systematically, analyze complex business issues, and utilize sound judgment in deriving conclusions
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent academics
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Contact
To apply, please email Nancy O'Sullivan at nancy.osullivan@agenusbio.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Lexington, Massachusetts

Patent Search Associate (Mechanical / Medical Devices) – Small Corporation – Pasadena, Calif. or Telecommute

shermanSherman Patent Search Group (SPSG), a premier 100% US-based patent search firm boutique, is currently seeking a patent search associate with a strong technical background in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or biomedical engineering.  B.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering is strongly preferred.  Prior IP experience as an Examiner, or patent searcher is required – including experience in FTO, invalidity, and patentability searching.  Ability and experience to take on a broad array of technologies is required.

We have offices in Pasadena, CA- however remote work will be considered for experienced candidates.

SPSG is a 100% US-based, rapidly-growing patent search firm. We serve some of the largest law firms, universities, and Fortune 500 companies in the world. Our team is truly our strongest asset. We combine our powerful backgrounds in IP (former Examiners, patent prosecutors, and patent litigators) with our sought-after technical acumen, and focus on maximizing quality and usefulness of search results while keeping our costs exceptionally competitive.

Sherman Patent Search Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
For consideration, email your resume and cover letter to info@shermanpatentsearch.com

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Pasadena, California or Telecommute

Senior Vice President (IP Asset Management) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif. or Salt Lake City, Utah

clairvolexClairvolex Inc. is seeking a business management function to lead a business unit by planning and executing all items related to work, resources, quality, and client relationships. The person will report to the Business Head on all matters of business to ensure execution of the yearly goals as per the plan.

(Candidates must be open to travelling. Can expect at least 6 international travels and several domestic US travels every year. Preferred candidates who are willing to relocate the San Francisco or Salt Lake City. Social skills, networking capabilities, open to work in multi-cultural & diverse sensitivities and orientation.)

Job Responsibilities

A. Client Management:

This is a primarily a customer facing role. The candidate is expected to manage more than one strategic IPAM accounts. Each account will have 500-3000 patent applications (assets) under management. The management oversight will be run through a program management office PMO, led by candidate. This PMO shall directly interface with the portfolio development manager at the customer end (typically a patent attorney). Consequently, the following functions are critical to this role:

  1. Portfolio development strategy & articulation
  2. Designing & executing customer specific portfolio specific guidelines
  3. Timely customer communication
  4. Governance
  5. OC relationship
  6. Customer to EC knowledge transition

B. Asset Management:

  1. Oversee all prosecution functions for large scale application portfolios (1000+ assets)
  2. Tasks the team performs include both paralegal and patent engineer tasks.
    • On the paralegal side: docketing, IDS management, invoice processing, form preparation.
    • On the patent engineer side: drafting office action responses. This work is done independently, i.e., candidate must be able to oversee this with minimal intervention.
  3. Ensure flawless delivery of product to OCs and clients
  4. Attend governance calls and manage all outside counsel
  5. Communicate with OCs and manage OC workflow
  6. Ensure technical background is appropriate to client work (a high tech background could not oversee a pharmaceutical portfolio)
  7. Perfect understanding of US prosecution process required. Knowledge of European process desirable. Knowledge of patent process in China, Korea, Japan, and India a plus.

C. Quality Oversight and Team Mentoring

  1. Review and quality control responses to offices actions issued by USPTO and drafted by the Patent Engineers.
  2. Wherever necessary, and in complex cases, hands-on draft office action responses.
  3. Responsible for instructing the US outside counsels in regard to filing response to office actions, Examiner interviews, preparing and filing continuations, and matters connected with prosecution of US patent applications until grant.
  4. In conjunction with the European Outside Counsels, review and supervise the responses to office actions issued by the EPO and drafted by the Patent Engineers.
  5. Train, coach and mentor patent engineers to write high quality office action responses.
  6. Offer technical support, subject matter expertise and portfolio development strategy advice to the team.
  7. Develop training materials and offer training to Clairvolex employees, and patent engineers in particular.
  8. Support through rendering subject matter expertise to the IPMS (IP Management Service) team – a large group of paralegals handling a variety of functions for multiple large in-house corporate IP operations.

D. Business Support & Client Relationship

  1. Responsible for customer relations management relative to prosecution functions.
  2. When required travel to client facilities for on-site reviews.
  3. When required attend potential customer meetings and reviews.
  4. Contribute to CLRC (Clairvolex Learning & Research Center) occasional articles, research papers and/or research in-put (not-mandatory).
  5. Provide business support including by offering online presentations, attending conference calls to render presentations on service lines and related processes, making client specific proposals, obtaining client references (if and when specifically required) and providing case studies.

Other Details:

Educational/professional qualifications: US Patent Attorney; Admitted to practice law in the United States and qualified US patent bar examination and eligible to practice patents before the USPTO. Must possess an EE degree from a reputed US university with deep course work on telecommunication technologies and JD from a well-credentialed law school.

Experience: 14-16 years of experience in an IP law firm or the patent practice of a general practice law firm. Should have handled a large volume of patent preparation and prosecution matters relating to electrical, communications, semi-conductors, microprocessors and computer software related inventions.

Contact
To apply, please email Abha Jaiswal at abha.jaiswal@clairvolex.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California or Salt Lake City, Utah

Patent Analyst Consultant – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore.

GTT GroupGTT Group is seeking highly qualified individuals with subject matter and patent analysis expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • Battery
  • Flexible Display
  • LED
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Semiconductor Process
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • Sensors
  • Wireless
  • Operating Systems
  • Financial Technology
  • Security
  • Automation
  • Vehicular Systems

Are you a patent professional with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas? If so, then we are especially interested in speaking with you.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts and relevant subject matter expertise required. Willingness to work with and support patent analyst team members, project managers, and other team members are essential.

Selected candidates are contracted on a project-by project basis.

Contact
To provide consulting services to GTT Group, please respond by email to: consultant@gttgrp.com. In the body of your email please attach a CV including any relevant experience.

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

Patent Agent / Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – Multiple Locations

Bija Capital Advisors, LLC., a boutique IP Strategy and Development firm, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to join our team. Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and candidates with at least three to five years of domestic patent prosecution experience in these fields with a top law firm are preferred.

Our atmosphere is charged with energy, as we strive to help our clients develop top quality IP portfolios for their exciting, dynamic businesses. We work across a wide range of interesting technology areas for both start up and large corporate clients.

The primary responsibility of this position is to prepare the highest quality draft patent applications for our clients. This role places the candidate between the inventors and marquis outside counsel IP law firms who we partner with to file and prosecute the patent applications.

Applicants must have strong writing skills and a willingness to learn, and need to be interested in being part of a rapidly growing, exciting and unique opportunity. The successful candidate is a flexible self-starter, is well organized, and has a can-do attitude. The person in this position is preferably already licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

This is a full-time, exempt position and is intended to be located in either the Boston or the Tampa/Clearwater area.  Telecommuting/relocation is also an option. Travel is required.

Contact
Applicants can send a copy of their resume, law and engineering transcripts and cover letter to recruiting@bijacapital.com. No recruiters please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts; Tampa, Florida; or telecommute

Assistant General Counsel (Patents & Trade Secrets) – Large Corporation – Portland, Ore.

nikeNike seeks an experienced patent lawyer to serve as its Assistant General Counsel – Patents & Trade Secrets, reporting directly to Nike’s Chief Patent Counsel.  In this role, you will be responsible for providing strategic patent and legal advice to Nike’s business and innovation teams on a global scale.  You will collaborate with professionals managing Nike’s patent portfolios and support Nike’s IP litigation and transactions teams on patent issues as needed.

Core Responsibilities

  • Advising senior management, technical and business stakeholders on patent matters
  • Setting and implementing a patent strategy for Nike’s latest innovations
    • Interacting with patent offices throughout the world in order to accelerate the issuance of Nike’s patented innovations
  • Managing outside patent counsel both domestically and globally
  • Developing, coordinating and reviewing patent research and analysis projects, including prior art searches, competitive intelligence, landscapes, patentability analyses, portfolio analyses, infringement/non-infringement analyses, validity/invalidity analyses
  • Coordinating and managing patent committees
  • Setting and implementing patent policies
  • Developing and implementing internal systems and processes for managing Nike’s IP
  • Leading in-house patent professionals in managing patent harvesting and prosecution
  • Spearheading internal education initiatives and trainings related to patents
  • Managing freedom to operate projects
  • Conducting patent purchase due diligence and collaborating on patent acquisition transactions
  • Conducting trade secret audits, implementing trade secret protection measures, training innovation and business groups about trade secret best practices, providing trade secret advice and counseling
  • International travel as needed
  • Providing such other IP support as needed

Qualifications

  • A Juris Doctorate degree
  • USPTO membership
  • A technical degree recognized by the USPTO
  • Proven leader with 10+ years of experience in patent and IP matters
  • Experience managing teams of IP professionals
  • Registered and in good standing with at least one State Bar
  • Experience in a corporate legal environment, on a global scale, preferred
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills required
  • Superior organization and project management skills
  • Strong communication skills with innovators, technologists and senior business leaders
  • Strong interpersonal skills; a team player able to establish and build partnerships at all levels of the innovation and legal community
  • Must have the ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, and deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Needs to be a hands on “doer” with the ability to work independently
  • The ability to work across multiple time zones with Nike employees and partners in the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://jobs.nike.com/portland/legal/jobid10538192-assistant-general-counsel-patents-.

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, 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.

Associate Counsel (IP Policy) – Other – Washington, D.C.

bioBiotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

The Associate Counsel, IP Policy, will conduct legal research and analysis on a wide range of intellectual property and technology transfer matters, and will participate in the development and implementation of BIO’s advocacy at the state, federal and international levels.

Responsibilities will include analysis of judicial or agency decisions, and proposed legislation or regulations; preparation and review of public comments, testimony, presentations, press releases, amicus briefs, and other official BIO statements; operational support for BIO's IP-related committees; managing communications with IP professionals at BIO’s member companies; advising BIO’s policy and advocacy departments on IP matters and assuming primary responsibility for policy development in selected areas; developing IP-related educational content for BIO-organized meetings and publications; representing BIO’s IP interests in advocacy meetings and at public events; and coordinating BIO's technology transfer priorities.

A law degree, admission to a state bar, and admission to the patent bar are required. A life sciences degree in a relevant field is expected. The ideal candidate should have 5 or more years of work or equivalent experience, preferably 2 or more years as a patent lawyer in a corporate, law firm, or government practice.

Experience with technology transfer and IP licensing, and a solid basic understanding of the drug, biologic, and agricultural regulatory processes will be a plus. Experience in the biotechnology industry highly valued.

The candidate must have an ability to present complex information in succinct and accessible form, must display an aptitude for credible advocacy, and be a personable, strong communicator who develops and maintains constructive relationships with relevant stakeholders in government, industry, and civil society.

Contact
To apply, please email Julia McGrath at hr@bio.org.

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