Patent Attorney or Patent Agent – Law Firm – Houston / The Woodlands, Texas

Tumey LLP is an Intellectual Property law firm looking for patent agents and patent attorneys in our Houston and Woodlands area offices.  We are looking for both recent graduates with little to no experience as well as experienced patent attorneys/patent agents.

Contact
To apply, please email Marisa Robinson at mrobinson@tumeyllp.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Houston or The Woodlands, Texas

Foreign Filing Administrator – Law Firm – Troy, Mich.

reisingReising Ethington P.C. is looking for a full-time patent foreign filing administrator.

Candidate Requirements:

  • The candidate must be very organized, be able to work independently while still being part of a larger team, be a clear and effective communicator, take responsibility for a large number of files, and have good familiarity with domestic and/or foreign patent filing processes and systems.

Job Requirements:

  • Create and send instructions to foreign associates for filing foreign patent applications
  • Gather the necessary filing documents and file PCT applications at the USPTO Receiving Office
  • Monitor and manage the foreign filing docket, including prioritizing cases based on filing deadlines, amounts of lead time needed, particularities of each case, etc.
  • Process large volumes of incoming communications from various foreign associates, respond to the foreign associates, and properly document such communications
  • Communicate in a timely and effective way with different attorneys and/or assistants within the firm regarding the status of the foreign cases

About Reising Ethington P.C.:
Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington has specialized solely in the practice of intellectual property (IP) law.  Areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, managing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, trade secrets, licensing and other IP-related agreements.  The firm represents some of the world's most innovative and foremost IP owners: automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies, and consumer product companies.

Reising Ethington makes it a priority to attract great employees and to keep them.  This is evidenced by the professionalism and long term stability of our work force, from our attorneys to our staff.  In addition to competitive wages, we offer many other benefits including, but certainly not limited to, competitive health care coverage, paid time off and a profit sharing plan for retirement.

If you meet the requirements above and believe that you would be a great long term contribution to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Contact
To apply, please email Henriett Strebe at STREBE@REISING.COM.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Troy, Michigan

Lateral IP Partner (Patents/Trademarks/IP Litigation) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

lozaLoza & Loza, LLP's fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking attorneys with a book of business who are interested in a lateral move.

Firm Culture: Our firm includes experienced, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We have a cohesive group of attorneys with unsurpassed technical  expertise and work quality. Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate(s), and there is no minimum hourly requirement. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and family/social life. This is a great opportunity for attorneys who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service.  Client development is also supported and encouraged by the firm.

Compensation: Our firm has one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry, matching or exceeding large firm compensation, for attorneys who are self-sustaining.  Additionally, we have a yearly profit-sharing plan that rewards client origination.

Qualifications: We are looking for attorneys who have a proven record of client development and at least 4 years of IP law firm experience.  A portable book of business of approximately $100K/year or more is required.  Expertise in patent law (any technical expertise), trademark law, and/or IP litigation is sought.  At least one state bar license and good standing required, and USPTO Patent Bar registration preferred. Ideal candidate is a self-starter and a proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and handle significant client contact. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interface with clients is required.

Offices: Loza & Loza has attorneys throughout the US and is looking to add more in the major US cities/markets.  Telecommuting is also available.

Contact
Please email resumes and size of portable book of business to careers@lozaip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations

Patent Counsel (Physical Sciences) – Education – West Lafayette, Ind.

purdueThe Purdue Research Foundation, Office of Technology Commercialization has an opening for a Patent Counsel with a focus on the Physical Sciences. The Patent Counsel will be responsible to: perform prompt and competent completion of analyses of intellectual property protection and strategies to enable timely technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property; work cooperatively with Purdue inventors and Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) licensing staff to evaluate technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection; draft patent applications and present applications to US Patent and Trademark Office and copyright registrations to US Copyright Office for the benefit of Purdue; prosecute patent applications with respect to all aspects of patent law, including preparing formal communications and responses to national patent offices, conducting examiner interviews and related prosecution activities for the benefit of Purdue; and engage and manage outside counsel on patent prosecution matters including coordinate, manage and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned project-related activities.

Requirements include:

  • JD required.
  • Master’s degree required in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Patent practice experience in physical sciences required.
  • Two to four years of direct patent drafting and prosecution experience before US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Registered with US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Member of Indiana or a reciprocating state Bar in good standing.
  • Strong working knowledge of intellectual property transactions including licensing required.
  • Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia.
  • Strong diplomatic skills.
  • Legal contract comprehension and hands-on patent prosecution experience preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills.
  • Commitment to higher education and the values of scientific research and discovery for societal benefit.
  • Occasional travel required.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Contact
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org. View the full posting online at http://prf.org/careers.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Education
Job Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Technology Specialist / Patent Agent (IP Group) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in one of the Washington, New York, Palo Alto, and Chicago offices. Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have (1) an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, or chemistry, or (2) an advanced degree or work experience in electrical engineering or computer science. Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required. If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=13.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; Palo Alto, California; or Chicago, Illinois

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago.  Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences/pharmaceutical patent litigation with a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, or chemistry.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required.  If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=14.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: New York, New York; Washington, D.C.; Palo Alto, California; or Chicago, Illinois

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

Patent Attorney/Agent/Engineer – Law Firm – Houston, Texas (Updated)

 Pramudji Law Group PLLCPramudji Law Group PLLC, a Houston-based IP boutique law firm, is seeking a patent agent/patent attorney/engineer with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics or Physics.

Candidates must have strong writing skills and willingness to learn.  Experience with patent preparation and prosecution is preferred but not required.  Experience with microprocessor core design or system on chips is also preferred but not required.

This position may be part-time or full-time.  Flexible compensation structure and flexible hours. Our firm atmosphere is relaxed, collaborative and friendly. Telecommuting is also an option.  No recruiters please.

Contact
Interested applicants should send their resume and transcripts to ari.pramudji@pro-ip.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Houston, Texas

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Des Moines, Iowa

logoMcKee, Voorhees & Sease seeks a full-time associate patent attorney or a patent agent to join its growing Mechanical Practice Group in its Des Moines office.  Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related field, and are preferably registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates will be considered who demonstrate a strong knowledge of patent prosecution in the mechanical and/or electrical fields. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Candidates having 1-3 years of experience in patent prosecution in this field are preferred.

Since 1924, McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. (“MVS”) has been Iowa’s pre-eminent intellectual property boutique law firm. We strive to help our clients obtain and protect their intellectual property rights through patents, trademark, and copyright registrations; representing our clients in transactional work such as licensing when these rights are transferred; and litigating when these rights are involved in controversy. With 17 attorneys, several patent agents, and technical specialists, and a strong support staff, MVS is a full-service intellectual property boutique providing attorneys and agents with a collegial atmosphere, training and mentoring, and a competitive salary and benefits package.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact
Please send resume in confidence to Luke T. Mohrhauser via email at luke.mohrhauser@ipmvs.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Des Moines, Iowa

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.

Contract Patent Analyst – Other – Portland, Ore.

logoGTT Group is searching for 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.

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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

IP Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

logoPatterson + Sheridan, LLP is seeking IP attorneys with a computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemical background and 1 - 6 years of patent law experience, including patent preparation and prosecution, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions.

Patterson + Sheridan is a mid-sized intellectual property law firm with offices in Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Greensboro, NC, Shrewsbury, NJ and Palo Alto, CA. We are a client-centered collaborative workplace. Although individual achievements are recognized and highly praised, we never forget that we are a team. Success at Patterson + Sheridan is judged largely by how much you help others succeed.

As an attorney at Patterson + Sheridan, you will receive solid training and opportunities for professional growth. We believe that associates should have client contact to see first-hand how large innovative companies, as well as pioneering start-ups, develop products and technologies that are literally changing the world. You can expect to take invention disclosures from inventors, draft specifications with minimal supervision, and generate claims requiring only moderate review. We offer a career progression, leadership training, and the opportunity to build client relationship skills. Each year in the professional life of a Patterson + Sheridan associate brings a wider and deeper development of expertise, designed to increase your value to our clients and our firm.

Contact
If you are interested in hearing more about Patterson + Sheridan, our training, our culture, and our extensive reach and experience in technologies that are changing the world, send your resume, cover letter, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a 5-10 page writing sample to recruiting@pattersonsheridan.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Houston, Texas; Dallas, Texas; Shrewsbury, New Jersey; Greensboro, North Carolina; or Palo Alto, California

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Philadelphia, Pa. / Atlanta, Ga.

logoThe Philadelphia and Atlanta offices of Ballard Spahr's national Intellectual Property Litigation practice seek an IP litigation lawyer with two to four years of experience in patent and other complex IP litigation. The candidate will join teams involved in cutting-edge patent infringement cases (as well as trademark, copyright, trade secret, and licensing litigation) in district courts around the country, as well as in post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Our work is varied and high stakes, and we represent some of the world's leading life science companies, software developers, retail brands, and universities in their most complex patent and other IP cases. We work as a team, where responsibility and experience is shared, allowing for regular on-your-feet experience for associates. We also provide regular training on substantive IP law, litigation skills, and business development.

We require top academic credentials, excellent litigation experience, a desire to compete and win, and clear and persuasive oral and written communication skills, to help persuade judges and juries, and to help advise our clients. We are particularly interested in former judicial clerks, but this experience is not required. A technical background is welcome, but not required.

Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.ballardspahr.com/en/careers/attorneys.aspx.

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

Technology Transfer Attorney – Government – Albuquerque, N.M.

logoSandia National Laboratories is seeking a Patent Attorney for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, regulations and policies. The selected candidates will counsel on technology transfer activities, licensing negotiations, cooperative research and development agreements and non-disclosure agreements. Sandia is seeking a patent attorney with three to seven years of licensing and transactional patent experience in high technology areas. The successful candidate will be responsible for counseling on licensing activities, negotiations, and contracts. To a lesser extent, the successful candidate will be responsible for patent protection, including reviewing invention disclosures, leading patent review committees, drafting patent applications, reviewing applications prepared by outside counsel, prosecuting patent applications in USPTO, conducting prior art searches, and otherwise supporting technology transfer activities of a major national laboratory.

Required:

  • The successful candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, Materials, or a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Requires a U.S. law degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • This position requires the candidate to have three to seven years of law firm and/or in-house experience in intellectual property licensing.
  • Admission to practice in at least one U.S. state.
  • Current registration with the USPTO is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Desired:

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are needed.
  • Candidates should have strong project, and client management skills.
  • Proven track record of success in the patent field.
  • Familiarity with FAR and DEAR regulations is desired.

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Patent Attorney for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, regulations and policies. The selected candidates will counsel on technology transfer activities, licensing negotiations, cooperative research and development agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://sandia.jobs/albuquerque-nm/technology-transfer-attorney-experienced/ED1A596F845641BAA3A0CC3263C349D4/job/?utm_source=patentlyo&utm_medium=JOBS&utm_campaign=DE-Pilot.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

I.P. Attorney / Patent Agent – Large Corporation – New Bern, N.C.

BSH Home Appliances Corporation is seeking applicants for Intellectual Property Attorney/Patent Agent to provide both independent and collaborative work in the field of intellectual property rights; for creating, establishing and expanding a strong BSH intellectual property portfolio; and counseling all levels of the business on strategic intellectual property matters.

Responsibilities

  • Handles acquisition of inventions, evaluation of inventions, maintaining contact with inventors; check work results of all BSH divisions for patentability and implement suitable results into invention reports in order to establish and expand a strong patent portfolio
  • Performs product clearing in order to avoid infringement of competitive intellectual property rights by BSH products.
  • Regularly meets with product development managers, manufacturing engineering managers, and inventors to educate and counsel on patentability and infringement issues in their daily work and to update on status of currently pending patentability opinions, patent applications, and freedom-to-operate opinions.
  • Regularly meets with Industrial Design department to acquire design invention disclosures; to perform design patent clearance work; to educate and counsel on intellectual property issues relating to industrial design work; and to update on status of currently pending design patent applications and design patent clearance work.
  • Drafts utility and design patent applications and responses to Office Actions from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Manages outside counsel as necessary for quality control of draft patent applications and responses to Office Actions prepared by outside counsel.
  • Provides IP intelligence services.
  • Handles external invention offers.
  • Performs evaluation of the BSH IP portfolio in patent committees Manages IP proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office and federal and state courts.
  • Oversees infringement proceedings; evaluation of infringement; performance of infringement proceedings.
  • Oversees IP proceedings before competent authorities and courts to defend against third-party claims regarding intellectual property rights.
  • Handles contractual activities; negotiation and preparation of confidentiality, development, cooperation, license, and differentiation agreements with competitors, development facilities and suppliers in cooperation with the purchasing and product development departments in order to continually expand the know-how that is used by and protected for BSH.
  • Handles inventor remuneration issues.
  • Reviews daily filings with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office prepared by paralegals.
  • Follows IP case law, PTO developments, and IP legislation.
  • Periodically reviews and updates legal documents (i.e. Declarations and Amendments).

Requirements

  • JD from ABA-accredited law school and admission to state bar (does not apply to the Patent Agent track).
  • Must be a registered patent attorney or patent agent with a USPTO qualifying technical degree.
  • 4 or more years of in-depth experience in protection of patent rights.  Must have worked with engineers to obtain disclosures and have made patentability opinions.
  • Must have either in-house or top-tier law firm IP experience, and ideally a mix of both
  • High motivated, pro-active, ability to organize a heavy workload, and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities.
  • Strong customer/client service mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels within the organization, and with multi-national personnel from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and locations; must be comfortable discussing technical issues with engineers.
  • Strong team player with a healthy sense of humor
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral; German language ability a plus
  • Must be willing to travel on occasions (within the United States and abroad).
  • Extensive knowledge of patent prosecution procedure.
  • Clear understanding of PCT and international patent prosecution
  • Good understanding of technology and willingness to learn any necessary technology.

BenefitsWe offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, educational assistance and 401(k) plan. This position is eligible for the BSH Associate Referral Program.

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To apply, please visit this link: https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BSHHOME&cws=1&rid=2509.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: New Bern, North Carolina

BSH Home Appliances Corporation aims to make life easier with our products under the brands Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau. An international group with annual revenue of over 12.6 billion Euros in 2015 and more than 56,000 employees, we inspire through high quality product design, resource-efficient technology, and an excellent working environment. As a company of the Bosch Group, BSH offers you a wide range of career opportunities. Get ahead with your career - think ahead with us.

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Austin, Texas

logoScheinberg & Associates, PC is a three attorney firm providing quality legal services related to the protection of intellectual property. Based in beautiful Austin, TX, we represent large and small clients throughout the United States. The majority of our practice is directed at preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications. We are looking for a senior associate or partner level attorney to help with our current work load and to help us expand.

We provide an informal work environment but insist on the highest standards in our work product. We work in diverse areas of microscopy products, nano technology, and mechanical systems. We believe that our relatively small size allows us to provide a more personal service to the client and inventors. As part of our team you will be working with a diverse group of clients and staff with a closer relationship than the typical large firm. We strive to provide real value to the client to earn our fees.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ or Advanced degree in Physics, Chemistry or Engineering a plus. (A broad scientific background with the willingness and ability to learn new technologies rapidly are more important to us than the field of your degree.)
  • Must be registered and in good standing with the USPTO.
  • 3+ years of IP law with a substantial patent preparation and prosecution experience.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • The ability to identify and clearly explain differences between an invention and prior art.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with U.S. and Foreign filing requirements.
  • Experience as an Examiner at the USPTO, a plus.
  • Excellent client management skills.
  • Preferably located within the central Texas Area.

The ideal candidate will be those that are highly motivated, team players and that provide high-level quality work products with a proven record of success in the patent field.

Contact
Qualified applicants should send or e-mail a cover letter, resume/CV, writing sample of a patent application and a response to Office Action, and transcript to:

Scheinberg & Associates, PC
PO Box 164140
Austin, TX 78716-4140

www.scheinbergip.com
sapchr@scheinbergip.com

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Austin, Texas

Trademark, Copyright & Media Associate – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

The Denver office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has a position available for immediate filling in the trademark, copyrights, media, and brand protection group.  Our dynamic and growing practice is looking for an associate with 2-4 years of hands-on experience in brand management, portfolio management, and trademark clearance, counseling, and prosecution.  Our clients include internationally known casino and gaming companies, recognizable cosmetic and food and beverage brands, and pet industry mainstays.  This availability presents the right candidate with the opportunity to grow as a trademark attorney in a fast-paced environment working closely with our current team of specialists and the decision-makers at our clients.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience with USPTO prosecution, strategy, and day-to-day management of trademark portfolios as well as a familiarity with advertising, marketing and promotions matters.  Our IP department seeks individuals who are motivated to succeed, pay close attention to detail, and have strong communication skills.  We place heavy emphasis on the ability to thrive in a collegial and collaborative atmosphere and offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Contact
Please apply by sending a cover letter, resume, references, writing sample, and transcripts to Jamie Olberding, Director of Attorney Recruiting and Integration, at jolberding@bhfs.com. EOE

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Lafayette, Calif.

logoTired of the salt mines?  Looking for a challenging environment to apply your big firm skills? Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren LLP, an intellectual property boutique firm located in the San Francisco East Bay, seeks highly motivated associate for national IP litigation practice.  Candidates should have 3-5 years of IP litigation experience and a desire to assume major day-to-day case handling responsibilities; PTO license and/or technical background a plus.  Re-exam or IPR experience a plus.

Contact
Email resumes to ds5607502@gmail.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Lafayette, California