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.

Director, Patent Attorney Regeneron Genetics Center – Large Corporation – Tarrytown, N.Y.

regeneronRegeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc is seeking a Director for its Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC). This is a once in a lifetime leadership opportunity to go in house and create innovative IP strategy that will support and protect one of the world’s most comprehensive genetics databases.  Science drives our business- the attorney that supports the RGC will be expected to " talk science" with key stake holders across the organization.  This attorney will partner with scientific leads for the Regeneron Genetics Center and will be expected to keep senior leadership including CEO, CSO and General Counsel informed and up to date on strategy.

The attorney will assume a leadership role in developing and implementing a comprehensive intellectual property strategy for the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), which was created to elucidate genetic factors that cause or influence human diseases. The RGC has sequenced over 100,000 exomes to date, and is now delivering new target opportunities and validating existing targets for Regeneron’s therapeutic programs.  The attorney will develop, protect, and manage Regeneron’s intellectual property pertaining to systems and processes for large-scale genomics systems, applied genomics, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine.  The attorney will also provide intellectual property services in support of Regeneron’s technology platforms  and bioprocess and manufacturing enterprises.

Responsibilities

  • Identifying and managing intellectual property protection in the following technological areas: large-scale genomics; applied genomics; bioinformatics; and personalized medicine.
  • Developing and implementing an intellectual property strategy for the Regeneron Genetics Center, including: developing close client relationships with the relevant scientific and business groups; coordinating patent filing, trade secret protection, and third party actions; monitoring and reviewing case law and legislative developments, particularly in the area of patentable subject matter; and surveilling competitor activity and taking steps to ensure Regeneron’s long-term competitive advantage.
  • Managing intellectual property protection in the following technological areas:
    recombineering; genetically modified non-human animals; animal models; and bioprocess and manufacturing.

Requirements

  • Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice law in at least one state is required, New York preferred, or qualified for New York's in-house counsel license.
  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Biochemistry, or Cell Biology is required; experience in medical genetics, genomics and/or bioinformatics preferred.
  • 6-12 years experience required; law firm experience is a plus.
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Ideal candidate will have a broad range of patent-related legal experience, including experience in patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence, opinion work and strategic client counseling.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026302431/Director-Patent-Attorney.

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

Patent Attorney / Patent Agent – Small Corporation – Bothell, Wash.

logoSeattle Genetics is seeking is a registered patent attorney or patent agent with prosecution experience in biology or chemistry.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct searching and patentability studies
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications, prepare amendments
  • Support senior patent attorneys and agents in prosecution matters
  • Provide backup support for docketing, efiling and other IP functions

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 1.5 - 4 years of prosecution experience in biology or chemistry
  • BS biological or chemical field, MS or PhD preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills

Job ID 1800
Location: Bothell, Washington
Job Code: 1608MS-01 #LI-KM1
# of Openings: 1

Seattle 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.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=56B49E5CAE4B7C4A3B6D5DF1256A26CC?org=SEAGEN&cws=1&rid=1800.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Patent Lawyer – Large Corporation – Wayzata, Minn.

logoCargill is an international developer, manufacturer and marketer of food, food ingredient, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs more than 130,000 people in over 60 countries . We help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation and are committed to sharing our global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges.

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

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

Principal Accountabilities

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

Required Qualifications

  • License to practice law in Minnesota (or if currently licensed in another state the ability to become licensed in Minnesota) and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Bachelors of Science in chemical, biochemical, food technology, chemical engineering or biological arts.
  • 2+ years of experience as a patent lawyer, including significant experience drafting priority patent applications and preparing substantive office action responses.
  • Strong strategic and commercial conceptual strength.
  • Creative, resilient and flexible style and approach to solving legal problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to have a broad perspective and approach work with curiosity.
  • Ability and desire to work with diverse teams in meeting corporate goals and missions.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy and drafting skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict and apply judgment in counseling.
  • ****Ability to travel US & Globally****

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degrees in biotechnology and at least 2 years of experience preparing and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications preferred.
  • Excellent academic track record (top 25% of law school class is strongly preferred)
  • Agreement and/or opinion experience

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://cargill.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&src=REF-12&job=WAY05474.

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

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Atlanta, Ga.

logoWorking within the patent team, the Patent Agent is responsible for helping to develop and maintain The Coca-Cola Company's patent portfolio in support of the Company's business objectives.

This individual is responsible for patent prosecution and drafting, working closely and communicating effectively with scientific, technical, legal and business team members in the process.

The individual will review invention disclosure submissions, prepare patent filings and prosecute patent applications, and, where necessary, manage external patent counsel in support of the same.  This individual may also support counseling matters, including opinion work and enforcement matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft applications and prosecute US and foreign patent applications
  • Conduct searches and interpret prior art documents
  • Support the invention disclosure process
  • Support client counseling, working closely with internal or external counsel and stakeholders
  • Assist in identifying competitive products/patent portfolios
  • Support M&A activity involving technology-based companies, when requested
  • Other responsibilities and key result areas will be assigned as required

Education & Experience:

  • Degree in engineering, materials science, organic or polymer chemistry or other relevant technical degree, with minimum 3 years of experience preparing, filing, and prosecuting of patent applications at a law firm
  • Registered before the USPTO
  • Strong knowledge of patent law
  • Experience in drafting patent applications and responses in the USPTO
  • Experience in managing patent prosecution outside of the US
  • Experience managing patent portfolios for multinational corporations preferred
  • Outstanding communication and networking skills and the ability to participate in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently and, where appropriate, with supervision provided by an in-house patent manager, senior agent or counsel
  • The ability to effectively contribute as a team player
  • Demonstrated creativity and success in strategizing, structuring, and obtaining robust intellectual property protection for specific technology-related products

Functional Expertise:

  • Strong technical writing and patent drafting skills
  • Superior English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and analysis skills along with an interest in legal issues
    concerning patents
  • Training or practical experience with patent classification systems and/or patent search tools (e.g., Innography, Thomson IP)
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Customer service and results-oriented

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders.
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_cocacola/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=92008&localeCode=en-us.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia

IP Agent – Large Corporation – Goleta, Calif.

logoKARL STORZ is a leading manufacturer of endoscopic equipment in the medical field.  KARL STORZ Imaging in Goleta, CA (near Santa Barbara) designs, develops, manufactures, and services advanced video imaging systems and accessories.

We are looking for a US Patent Agent or Patent Engineer to provide technical and administrative support for KARL STORZ’s international IP portfolio.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate invention disclosures
  • Conduct prior art searches
  • Prepare, file, and prosecute USPTO and EPO patent applications
  • Keep abreast of developments in IP law
  • IP opinion support on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity
  • Advise KARL STORZ employees on IP best practices, including formal training sessions
  • Depending on interest and applicant background, patent assertion support

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A technical degree, with a preference for optical or other imaging background and experience, but applicants with other technical backgrounds that are applicable to the medical-device field (e.g., electrical and mechanical engineering) are welcomed to apply
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and follow through, with the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to establish and maintain cohesive inter- and intra-company relationships
  • Passed or willing to pass the USPTO Registration Examination
  • Working familiarity with patents, trademarks, and design models, typically gained after 3 to 5 years’ experience, although those with more experience are welcomed to apply
  • First-hand R&D and design engineering experience in the medical device field (preferred)
  • A mix of in-house and law firm experience (preferred)
  • IP enforcement experience a plus
  • German-language skills is a major plus

We offer world-class benefits, which include an informal, but highly cooperative work environment, company-matched 401(k), tuition reimbursement, KARL STORZ University, and much more.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. KARL STORZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability.

Contact
If you are interested in this position, please complete an on-line application at:  https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=KARLSTORZENDO&cws=1&rid=8168

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Goleta, California

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Tarrytown, N.Y.

Our client, a dynamic and fast growing publicly traded biopharmaceutical company in New York is seeking an experienced patent attorney for the position of Assistant General Counsel. This is a role for an independent thinker as the Assistant General Counsel will help develop comprehensive global strategies for expanding the company’s intellectual property protection around key molecules, platforms and other technologies to ensure the company’s long-term competitive advantage.

The Assistant General Counsel will also advise on emerging IP legal issues and play an active role in forming the company’s response to current IP legislative developments and IP policy issues. In addition, the Assistant General Counsel will be expected to contribute to administrative and legal projects intended to develop an IP Department displaying the highest legal and ethical standards.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting strategic IP due diligence, including analyzing the company’s IP portfolio as well as the portfolios of its competitors and potential collaborators
  • Identifying opportunities for expanding the company’s IP position and working with members of various business, legal, scientific and administrative groups within the company to take advantage of such opportunities
  • Working and communicating with collaborators and other external strategic partners in connection with developing a global IP strategy
  • Developing best practices and internal SOPs for ensuring a high functioning IP Department
  • Managing the use of outside legal counsel and internal resources, as may be necessary, to fulfill the aforementioned responsibilities.

Qualified applicants must have:

  • A Juris Doctorate and be admitted to practice in at least one state, New York preferred, or qualified for New York’s in house counsel license.
  • At least 15 years’ in-house and/or law firm experience.
  • Ph.D. in biological sciences (eg biochemistry, biotechnology) required, immunology a plus.
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Ideal candidate will have a broad range of patent-related legal expertise. Experience in patent preparation and prosecution, IP due diligence, strategic counseling and licensing required. Experience in IP litigation and drug regulatory affairs 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 the company
  • Ability to set aggressive deadlines, handle multiple complex legal matters and see projects through to conclusion.

Contact
To apply, please email Melissa Peters at mpeters@princetonlegal.com.

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

Senior IP Counsel – Large Corporation – Chicago, Ill.

logoAkzoNobel is looking to recruit an IP Counsel, reporting to the Director IP, Americas.

As lead counsel for one or more business in AkzoNobel, the IP Counsel is responsible for setting IP strategy and standards throughout the business and for translating innovation output to IP assets.  As a partner to RD&I leadership, (s)he helps prioritize technical innovation projects and develop and implement product specific IP strategies.

More specifically, the IP Counsel is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing an IP strategy for the business
  • Managing the IP portfolio and securing IP rights for the business, ensuring alignment with business priorities and advising on risk/reward scenarios
  • Aligning IP policies and procedures with company standards
  • Collaborating with the businesses in discovering, developing and managing new ideas and associated IP, including the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications and trade mark applications
  • Monitoring third party IP rights that are relevant to the business strategy and file and manage oppositions
  • Partnering with litigation counsel in IP litigation
  • Working with other senior executives to understand business strategies and helping achieve those through strategic use of IP
  • Interfacing with and providing IP-related input and support to the businesses and research groups;
  • Handling transactional matters and agreements such as IP licenses, confidentiality agreements and joint development agreements.

The above activities are performed in close relationship with other (senior) IP counsels or other members of the Legal function.

Critical competencies

  • Academic degree in chemistry;
  • Qualified US Patent Attorney, licensed to practise in Illinois or eligible to be licenced to practise in Illinois.
  • Has experience/knowledge with IP aspects of transactional matters and is familiar with agreements such as IP licenses, confidentiality agreements, and joint development agreements;
  • As experience/knowledge with federal and common law protection of trademarks and brands.
  • Minimum 4 years experience as in-house patent attorney or in private practice
  • Good analytical and counselling skills and sound judgment
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English

Contact
Please visit this website to apply: https://akzonobel.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=160005IP&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.V9gpDv1BivE.mailto

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We are the sector leader in sustainability and number one in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We are the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

Senior IP Counsel – Large Corporation – Phoenix, Ariz.

logoON Semiconductor is seeking to add to its world class team of IP professionals and has a current opening for a senior IP counsel position.  This position reports to the Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel in Phoenix, Arizona.  Related semiconductor industry experience is highly desirable and should be highlighted.  The successful candidate will be a team player who demonstrates flexibility and initiative while handling a variety of intellectual property law matters in a timely manner.  Position is in Phoenix, however, other locations (Europe, Asia, or other US cities), will be considered depending on the candidate. Occasional travel (<20%).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing and mining portfolios of patent assets for assertion and monetization.
  • Managing patent litigation for both offensive and defensive matters.
  • Investigating new and existing products against competitor patents and identifying relevant prior art where appropriate.
  • Working with business units within the Company to develop patent portfolio strategies.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing intellectual property agreements.
  • Supporting IP needs of merger, acquisition, and divestiture activity.

Minimum qualifications:

  • J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school.
  • Member of a state bar with five years of experience.
  • Electrical Engineering or Physics degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences.

Desired qualifications:

  • Registration with the U.S. patent and trademark office with experience handing inter partes review.
  • Prior in-house counsel experience.
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry.
  • Asian language skills.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/content.do?id=16367.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Patent Analyst – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore.

GTT GroupGTT Group, an intellectual property services firm, 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 resume or CV including any relevant experience. Thank You for your interest, you will hear from us soon.

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