Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

klarquistKlarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral litigation associates for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and preferably 2-5 years of experience litigating complex patent and/or other intellectual property litigation. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. A technical background, active patent bar, and judicial clerkship experience are highly preferred. The firm’s compensation and benefits package is very competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest.

Although the firm is based in Portland, our litigation practice is national in scope. Our cases involve a range of technologies, including computer software and hardware, medical devices, mechanical equipment, consumer electronics, and biotechnology. The firm’s longstanding clients include Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc. and GE, among many others.

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Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by calling (503) 595-5300.

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.

Contact
Please visit our website to submit your cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)) and writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Patent Attorney (Lateral) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

plumseaPlumsea Law Group, LLC, a patent boutique law firm is seeking experienced patent attorneys with portable business who want to move their practice to a smaller, flexible, congenial law firm. The firm has experienced staff and space available now in Bethesda, Maryland, near I-270 and Democracy Boulevard, and in our office in downtown Portland, Oregon in the Mayer Building.  We also have a team of patent attorneys who are well versed in a variety of technologies, and are experienced in writing original patent applications and prosecuting them to issuance.  The firm has counseling, transaction and litigation expertise to complement your prosecution practice.  The firm offers a generous percentage-based compensation package. Will consider remotely located applicants.

This could be the right opportunity for a partner or senior level associate with portable business at a large firm thinking of transitioning to their own practice. You will have flexibility to set your own hourly rates or flat fees for your clients.

Contact
Interested applicants send resumes in confidence to maria.mcphail@plumsea.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Bethesda, Maryland; Portland, Oregon; or flexible

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

lozaLoza & Loza LLP, a fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice, is seeking attorneys with a proven record of client development who are interested in a lateral move.

Firm Culture: Our firm is made up of 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 those 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 is preferred.  Expertise in patent law (any technical expertise), trademark law, and/or IP litigation is sought.  At least one state bar license and good standing is required. 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 all major US cities/markets.  Telecommuting is also available.

Contact
To apply, please email Shirley Hsu at careers@lozaip.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations, including telecommute

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Flexible

fialaFiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. is seeking part-time and full-time patent attorneys and agents to assist us with our growing practice. Opportunities are available primarily for preparation and prosecution work for a variety of clients in the electrical, electro-mechanical, software, and Internet technology areas. Persons with law firm experience and/or tech industry experience, as well as present and former Examiners, are all encouraged to apply. We offer excellent compensation and a relaxed work environment. Inquiries are treated in absolute confidence. Portable business is not required. Applicants may be remotely located. USPTO registration (in good standing) is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related field is desired, and advanced degrees and/or industry experience in these areas are a plus.

Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. provides intellectual property services to companies of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. The firm has received numerous international accolades, including perennial inclusion in the industry standard rankings of Intellectual Asset Magazine. Most recently, both founding partners and the law firm itself were honored to be included in the IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

Contact
Interested applicants should email their resumes to careers@fwiplaw.com (Attn: Christine Hartness).

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Flexible

I.P. Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

stoel-rives-logo_stacked_highres_RGBThe Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP seeks an associate with 4-6 years of relevant experience to join our business IP group which is affiliated with the firm's larger Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group. Candidates must have experience in trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyrights, IP licensing and technology transactions, and some familiarity with data privacy and security, ecommerce, and media and advertising law. The Stoel Rives TIP practice is a multidisciplinary group that includes talented professionals with experience in business, litigation, and technical matters. Strong academic credentials, writing skills, and interpersonal skills are also required. Membership in the Oregon State Bar is preferred, but not required. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Contact
Apply Online: http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=7&FilterJobID=105.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Spokane, Wash.

leeLee & Hayes, an intellectual property (IP) law firm, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to work out of its Spokane, WA office. Successful candidates will have at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field.

Lee & Hayes is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across industries. In addition to IP law, the firm specializes in corporate, government relations and litigation services. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm.

Qualifications:  Two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Greatly prefer Computer Science/Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar engineering degree. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Contact
For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter, indicating your reasons for interest in the Spokane, WA office, and resume to hr@leehayes.com.  For more information on this position, please visit leehayes.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Spokane, Washington

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Seattle, Wash.

leeLee & Hayes, an intellectual property (IP) law firm, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to work out of its Seattle, WA office. Successful candidates will have at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field.

Lee & Hayes is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across industries. In addition to IP law, the firm specializes in corporate, government relations and litigation services. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm.

Qualifications:  Two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Greatly prefer Computer Science/Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar engineering degree. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Contact
For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter, indicating your reasons for interest in the Seattle, WA office, and resume to hr@leehayes.com.  For more information on this position, please visit leehayes.com.  

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Portland-Metro, Ore.

leeLee & Hayes, an intellectual property (IP) law firm, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to work out of its Portland-Metro, OR office. Successful candidates will have at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field.

Lee & Hayes is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across industries. In addition to IP law, the firm specializes in corporate, government relations and litigation services. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm.

Qualifications:  Two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Greatly prefer Computer Science/Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar engineering degree. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Contact
For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter, indicating your reasons for interest in the Portland-Metro, OR office, and resume to hr@leehayes.com.  For more information on this position, please visit leehayes.com.  

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Vancouver, Wash.

leeLee & Hayes, an intellectual property (IP) law firm, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to work out of its Vancouver, WA office. Successful candidates will have at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field.

Lee & Hayes is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across industries. In addition to IP law, the firm specializes in corporate, government relations and litigation services. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm.

Qualifications:  Two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Greatly prefer Computer Science/Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar engineering degree. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Contact
For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter, indicating your reasons for interest in the Vancouver office, and resume to hr@leehayes.com.  For more information on this position, please visit leehayes.com.  

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Vancouver, Washington

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Seattle, Wash.

dorseyDorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking an IP litigation associate with at least two years of experience to join the IP Litigation group in its Seattle office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on complex patent, trademark, and other IP litigation matters in federal courts around the United States.

A minimum of two years of litigation experience and USPTO admission (or eligibility for admission) are required. We are seeking candidates with a technical background or equivalent experience (preferably a B.S. or M.S. in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or chemistry) and some litigation experience, or patent litigation experience. Strong academic performance (top third of class), excellent writing skills, and substantive litigation experience are required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Contact
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5186.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seattle, Washington

Attorney or Agent (with PhD in Life Sciences) – Law Firm – Spokane, Wash.

leeLee & Hayes, an intellectual property (IP) law firm, is seeking a patent attorney or agent with a Ph.D. in any of the life sciences to join our team based in Spokane, Washington.

Lee & Hayes is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across industries. In addition to IP law, the firm specializes in corporate, government relations and litigation services.  The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm.

Qualifications:  Three or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Greatly prefer a Ph.D. in any of the life sciences.  Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Contact
For confidential consideration, please submit your resume to hr@leehayes.com.  For more information about this position and our firm, please visit leehayes.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Spokane, Washington

E.E. Circuit / Semiconductor / Telecommuting – Law Firm – Nationwide

hauptmanHauptman & Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice due to rapid growth.  Capability in all aspects of semiconductor and circuit technology is a must.  Versatility in other technical areas is a plus.

Candidates will preferably have capabilities consistent with at least 3 years of experience as an agent or attorney in patent prosecution.  Industry experience working in the semiconductor area and Chinese language ability is advantageous.  The key attributes of a successful candidate for this position are talent, insight, attention to detail and outstanding writing ability.

The firm offers a relaxed environment with a very competitive salary, benefits and bonus structure, and an interstate telecommuting option for the right candidate.  The firm’s unique structure provides a fulfilling and rewarding career opportunity for interested applicants.

Contact
To apply, please email recruiting311@ipfirm.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

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.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

chernoffChernoff Vilhauer, LLP, a boutique IP firm located in Portland, Oregon, seeks an IP litigation associate having at least 3 years of complex litigation-related experience.  Firm attorneys work in a wide range of interesting technology areas for large and small corporate, institutional and individual clients. The person in this position should be a self-starter, and have experience in motion drafting, preferably claim ‎construction and dispositive motion practice.  USPTO admission and a technical background are a plus but are not required; however, the ‎applicant needs to be able to understand and explain complex technologies.  

Contact
Please submit a resume and writing sample to tclosson@chernofflaw.com by January 2, 2017.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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.

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Prosecution Associate or Agent (EE / CS) – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

logoKlarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral patent prosecution associates or patent agents with electrical engineering, computer science, or physics degrees for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials (top 33% of class preferred, top 10% strongly preferred) and preferably at least 1-4 years of experience prosecuting patent applications for electronics or computer software. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Relevant industry experience or an advanced degree is preferred.

Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients. The firm’s compensation and benefits package is highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.

Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by calling (503) 595-5300.

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.

Contact
Interested candidates should apply through our website with a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)) and writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Biotech Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

logoKlarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral patent prosecution associates and agents with an advanced degree in the biological sciences (a Ph.D. or M.D. is highly preferred). Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and at least 1-4 years of experience prosecuting patent applications for biotechnology related matters. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients. The firm’s compensation and benefits package is highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.

Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by calling (503) 595‐5300.

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.

Contact
Interested candidates should apply through our website with a cover letter, resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)) and writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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-.

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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.

IP Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

stoel-rives-logo_stacked_highres_RGBThe Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP seeks an associate with 4-6 years of relevant experience to join our business IP group which is affiliated with the firm's larger Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group. Candidates must have experience in trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyrights, IP licensing and technology transactions, and some familiarity with data privacy and security, ecommerce, and media and advertising law. The Stoel Rives TIP practice is a multidisciplinary group that includes talented professionals with experience in business, litigation, and technical matters. Strong academic credentials, writing skills, and interpersonal skills are also required. Membership in the Oregon State Bar is preferred, but not required. Principals only. No recruiters, please.

Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Contact
Apply online here: http://webapp.stoel.com/asp/viselfapply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=7&FilterJobID=105.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon