Associate – Law Firm – Silicon Valley, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, an Am Law 200 firm and one of the largest Intellectual Property firms in the country, is looking to add patent attorneys with high tech and medical device backgrounds to its small but growing Silicon Valley office. Candidates must have at least approximately 3 years of experience and a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, or a similar discipline. Graduate degrees are a plus. Candidates must also have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

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If you are forward focused and ready for a challenge, submit an online Application for Employment through our website. For more information and to apply online, please see the listing on our website. EOE/AA

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Silicon Valley, California

Associate (Electrical Engineering) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks recent law school graduates, or candidates with 1-2 years of experience.  Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Graduate degree desirable, but not necessary.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

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For more information and to apply online, please visit the position's page on our website.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, California

Sr. Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

Logo Dolby Laboratories is seeking a Senior Patent Counsel. Be part of the exciting future of entertainment and add your talents to those of an amazing team. For more than 40 years Dolby has led the way in developing innovative entertainment products and technologies used by consumers and professionals worldwide. Innovations from Dolby can be heard in consumer audio and video products, entertainment software, and professional sound applications, including music recording, broadcasting, and sound for motion pictures.

Our company philosophy encourages creativity, collaboration, and the desire to perceive things differently. We offer a unique and rich array of benefits, including a flexible work schedule and an assortment of health coverage options. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be an experienced patent attorney responsible for supporting active research, development and licensing programs. The position includes a variety of responsibilities such as capturing invention disclosures, performing and managing prosecution, analyzing third-party patents, and conducting due diligence related to potential acquisitions.

Job Functions

  • Align a growing, worldwide patent portfolio with a dynamic business, including the capture and review of invention disclosures and the preparation of recommendations for the invention review committee.
  • Manage domestic and foreign outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications of particular importance to Dolby’s business.
  • Advise on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of third-party technologies and related intellectual property matters.
  • Advise on third-party patent claims against products and technologies.
  • Support patent licensing and enforcement activities.
  • Provide information and training to internal groups as required regarding patent protection procedures and programs.
  • Provide such other patent, licensing and intellectual property support as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a patent attorney in a top-tier law firm, and, preferably some experience working in-house.
  • Juris doctor degree.
  • Admission to the California State Bar and USPTO.
  • Masters degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis on digital signal processing or bachelors degree with equivalent experience, especially in the area of audio and/or video signal processing.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Self-initiative and ability to work with minimum of direction under pressure.
  • Superior organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in intellectual property licensing and litigation.
  • Experience in standard bodies and patent pools.
  • Management of worldwide patent strategies.

Contact
Apply online by using this link: https://careers-dolby.icims.com/jobs/2341/sr-patent-counsel/job?mode=apply&iis=Job+Boards&iisn=Patentlyo.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Now Dolby is defining high-definition audio and systems for delivering breathtaking digital cinema. Our long-standing commitment to research and development enables our focus to remain on solutions that work today and are prepared for the future. That’s what keeps us on the leading edge of the industry.

Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Steptoe & Johnson LLPSteptoe & Johnson LLP, a D.C. based, international law firm seeks an associate for its rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice. Candidates should have a strong background in electrical engineering or computer science and 1-4 years of patent litigation experience. May be based in Palo Alto, Chicago or Washington, D.C.

Contact
Candidates with strong academic credentials and excellent personal qualities are encouraged to apply directly by sending cover letter, resume, and law school transcript (a copy of your academic record is required) to legal_recruiting@steptoe.com. Principals Only. EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in Wireless and RF technology, including 4G and 3G cellular, LTE, WiMAX and IEEE 802.11n technologies. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose, San Francisco and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.

Contact
Apply online at the firm's website by visiting this link: http://www.slwip.com/join_us/openings.html.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; San Francisco, California; or Austin, Texas

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 100 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

Baker Botts The Palo Alto office of Baker Botts seeks registered patent agents with at least 1-3 years of experience with writing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications. Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or an equivalent field (such as a mechanical engineering degree with a strong background in computer science). Industry experience in those fields is a plus, but not required. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Contact
Baker Botts is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. For consideration, please send a cover letter, résumé and undergraduate (and graduate) transcripts via email to Office Administrator at: hrpaloalto@bakerbotts.com. No Recruiters or personal calls.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

Patent Associate / Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally ranked boutique intellectual property law firm, is seeking motivated patent associates or patent agents with 1+ years patent prosecution experience with EE and/or CS degrees.

Firm Atmosphere: Vierra Magen was founded with the principles of providing top notch legal service to its large client base, while at the same time providing a friendly, collegial and relaxed environment for its attorneys, agents and staff. We remain true to these principals as we continue to grow. The firm has been ranked as the top boutique IP law firm in the nation by IP TodayTM.

Compensation: We provide a competitive base salary and benefits package. Our policy is to reward those reaching or exceeding the requested annual billed hours with a bonus, above and beyond the base salary. The bonus is based on a straight percentage of collected billings. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and social life. Though by no means expected, those choosing to work “big firm" hours will be rewarded with net compensations schemes competitive with or exceeding those of big firms.

Firm Clients: Our clients include some of the largest and most technology-driven companies in the world, including Microsoft Corporation, Sandisk Corporation and Computer Associates, as well as a wide variety of smaller businesses and start-ups. These clients have come to rely on us for our detailed personal attention to their IP needs and our unsurpassed technical expertise. Each attorney at Vierra Magen is given close and direct client contact, including meeting with inventors and management, and working directly with inventors to prepare and file patent applications.

Mentoring: At Vierra Magen, we understand the importance of training and feedback. The firm provides each attorney with ample supervision, education and review of their work product to ensure development in the fundamentals and subtleties of patent practice.

Offices: Our offices are in the world-class Market Center buildings in the heart of downtown San Francisco, with views of the San Francisco Bay, Transamerica Building and financial district.

Contact
If you are interested in speaking with us about a position at Vierra Magen, please send your resume to: Hiring Partner, Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, 575 Market Street, Suite 3750, or email hiringpartner [at] vierramagen.com. Please, only those with patent prosecution experience in electronics and computer software need apply.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Science Advisor – Law Firm – Menlo Park, Calif.

Goodwin Procter Goodwin Procterseeks a highly qualified science advisor to join our Intellectual Property Transactions & Strategies (IPTS) group. Candidate must have experience drafting patent applications and office action responses, conducting prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses, reviewing patent and scientific papers to assist patent attorneys in prosecution, counseling and litigation, and performing due diligence for corporate transactions and technology transfers.

Candidates applying for this position should have strong academic credentials and an advanced degree (preferably a Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or other related technical field, law firm experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Admission to the Patent Bar is strongly preferred.

Contact
Apply by emailing us at: ca.recruitment@goodwinprocter.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Menlo Park, California

Goodwin Procter is one of the nation's leading law firms, with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. We are a hard-driving, entrepreneurial and dynamic group, working tenaciously for clients whose problems and challenges we treat as our own.

Patent & IP Attorney or Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Jose, Calif.

Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong LLP, a growing Silicon Valley transactional IP firm, is seeking an associate attorney to provide top-quality patent preparation and prosecution services for exceptional high-tech clients in the areas of computer software, Internet technologies, networking, and semiconductors. Our firm represents several Fortune 100 companies and well-known mid-cap and startup companies who come to us for our exceptional IP legal services. We provide a team-oriented and collegial working environment with an ongoing attorney training program that is second to none. Your responsibilities will include patent prosecution (80%), opinions and pre-litigation counseling (10% to 20%), and for some candidates, trademark prosecution and licensing (10% to 20%).

We prefer 2+ years relevant law experience. We require an undergraduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, computer engineering, or physics. Much of our patent work involves complex software and computer systems inventions, so substantial familiarity in software design and engineering is a must. Technical subject matter may include databases, network protocols, 3D graphics, internet search, social networking, grid computing, user authentication and cryptography, digital video, email processing, semiconductor devices and processing, and other cutting-edge technologies.

State bar admission and USPTO admission in good standing are a plus. We offer a complete, competitive benefits package.

Contact
Apply by emailing the firm at: attorney-position1@h35g.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Jose, California

Patent Attorney or Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Palo Alto, Calif.

Our client, a mid-sized pharmaceutical company, is seeking to add a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to its department. The Patent Attorney or Agent will work with the company’s Associate General Counsel of IP and be responsible for drafting and managing global patent portfolios directed to The company's products. In addition to working on all aspects of patent prosecution, including drafting patent applications and responding to Office Actions, the position will work closely with R&D colleagues to monitor the progress of The company's in-house research and development, evaluate freedom to operate with respect to third party patent rights, evaluate potential in-licensing or acquisition opportunities and advise research groups on a variety of IP issues, including assessment of third party patent rights.

Responsibilities:
This position provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of IP issues in a growth-oriented pharmaceutical company. Responsibilities include drafting new patent applications and responses to US and foreign office actions, collaborating with outside US and foreign patent counsel handling patent prosecution matters including appeals, and assisting with IP due diligence for licensing agreements and patentability and freedom to operate studies.

The position requires a JD degree from accredited law school, admission to at least one state bar, and admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A BA/BS in chemistry, molecular biology or related degree is also required; advanced degree preferred.

The company is also willing to consider a Patent Agent for this position. In that circumstance, the JD is not required, but the candidate must be admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A BA/BS in chemistry, molecular biology or related degree is also required; advanced degree preferred.

Candidates must have a minimum of 4 years of biological/chemical/ pharmaceutical patent prosecution experience. Candidates must also demonstrate a full understanding of U.S. patent law, and knowledge of European patent law, including patentability, prosecution, validity, infringement and litigation. Strong background in drafting/filing of patents as well as prosecution experience is also must.

The successful candidate will also be detail-oriented, independently motivated, and have the ability to interact with clients and co-workers in a professional, approachable, and positive manner.

Contact
Apply by emailing us at: info@edgelaw.com.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Palo Alto, California

Product Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Foster City, Calif.

Gilead Gilead Sciences is seeking a Product Patent Attorney to work in its Foster City, Calif., offices. This opportunity involves drafting and prosecuting global patent portfolios associated with antiviral (HIV) compounds. Responsibilities include working closely with R&D to monitor the progress of Gilead's in-house research, evaluating freedom to operate and patentability relating to pharmaceuticals, and considering potential regulatory matters.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of intellectual property issues in a growth-oriented pharmaceutical company. The successful candidate should be able to independently identify legal and other issues potentially impacting the business. The ability to counsel research and business colleagues by providing clear advice is essential. The successful candidate is also expected to develop expertise in specific areas of the law and contribute effectively to legal and cross functional projects. The successful candidate will be a part of the product attorney group and will report to a senior attorney.

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications (US and foreign patent offices).
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of assigned projects.
  • Conduct patentability and freedom-to-operate reviews.
  • Counsel research and management colleagues in regards of patent portfolio and strategy.
  • Review and assist in the drafting of nondisclosure, research, license and other agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of intellectual property.
  • Review proposed publications in regards of potential invention disclosure.
  • Provide support for in-licensing and acquisitions.

Essential Duties and Job Functions:

  • Works collaboratively with other members of legal departments as well as internal client departments.
  • Sets appropriate priorities with clients and delivers results within the established timelines.
  • Contributes to multidisciplinary and/or cross-functional projects and with some assistance from their supervisor take responsibility for legal aspects of complex to moderately complex projects within the IP Legal team.
  • Develops solutions and solve problems with ongoing input and oversight from more senior members of the IP Legal team.
  • Judgment will be reserved primarily for completing assigned analysis in an efficient and accurate manner.

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://www.gilead.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=15305&CurrentPage=1.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Foster City, California

Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Silicon Valley Area, Calif.

Fenwick & West LLP, Fenwick & Westa leading Northern California and Seattle law firm with a cutting edge, internationally recognized litigation practice seeks a mid-level patent litigation associate for its Silicon Valley office.

The ideal candidate will have two to six years of patent litigation experience. Candidates with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science or computer engineering  preferred, but not required. Candidates with professional software development experience without a technical degree will be considered.  Superior academic credentials, excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills a must.

Contact
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to: recruit@fenwick.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Silicon Valley Area, California

Fenwick & West is a top-tier firm with a small firm feel. With more than 300 attorneys and 500 employees firm-wide in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech sectors. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain, market leaders. We are proud to have been named, for the fifth consecutive year, one of the top five Best Places to Work in the Bay Area and first among law firms our size. We offer a rich benefits package that includes health and disability plans, domestic partner healthcare, flexible spending plan, 401k, transportation expense reimbursement, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and many others.

Associate – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally ranked boutique intellectual property law firm, is seeking motivated patent associates or patent agents with 1+ years patent prosecution experience with EE and/or CS degrees.

Firm Atmosphere:
Vierra Magen was founded with the principles of providing top notch legal service to its large client base, while at the same time providing a friendly, collegial and relaxed environment for its attorneys, agents and staff. We remain true to these principals as we continue to grow. The firm has been ranked as the top boutique IP law firm in the nation by IP TodayTM.

Compensation:
We provide a competitive base salary and benefits package. Our policy is to reward those reaching or exceeding the requested annual billed hours with a bonus, above and beyond the base salary. The bonus is based on a straight percentage of collected billings. Our attorneys choose their own balance between work and social life. Though by no means expected, those choosing to work “big firm" hours will be rewarded with net compensations schemes competitive with or exceeding those of big firms.

Firm Clients:
Our clients include some of the largest and most technology-driven companies in the world, including Microsoft Corporation, Sandisk Corporation and Computer Associates, as well as a wide variety of smaller businesses and start-ups. These clients have come to rely on us for our detailed personal attention to their IP needs and our unsurpassed technical expertise. Each attorney at Vierra Magen is given close and direct client contact, including meeting with inventors and management, and working directly with inventors to prepare and file patent applications.

Mentoring:
At Vierra Magen, we understand the importance of training and feedback. The firm provides each attorney with ample supervision, education and review of their work product to ensure development in the fundamentals and subtleties of patent practice.

Offices:
Our offices are in the world-class Market Center buildings in the heart of downtown San Francisco, with views of the San Francisco Bay, Transamerica Building and financial district.

Contact
If you are interested in speaking with us about a position at Vierra Magen, please send your resume to: Hiring Partner, Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, 575 Market Street, Suite 3750, or email hiringpartner [at] vierramagen.com

Please, only those with patent prosecution experience in electronics and computer software need apply.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Patent Prosecution Attorney – Law Firm – Silicon Valley, Calif.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Lewis Roca Rothgerbercurrently seeks a mid-level candidate with a technical background in electrical engineering or ‎equivalent (bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university). Candidate should have ‎three to five years of experience in patent prosecution in a law firm or in-house; industry experience is a ‎plus. Responsibilities include: review invention disclosures, prepare and prosecute patent applications, ‎analyze patent portfolios, perform due diligence, patent validity and infringement analyses, and ‎coordinate international patent prosecution activities. The ideal candidate should also have excellent ‎communication (verbal and written) and time management skills. Must be admitted before the US Patent ‎& Trademark Office. ‎
The qualified candidate will work in a team-oriented environment, participate in a broad range of ‎sophisticated matters, and have significant client involvement.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber actively fosters ‎the career growth and development of our attorneys, and we encourage a congenial work environment ‎balanced with an innovative, highly productive practice. We offer a competitive salary commensurate ‎with experience and a full benefits package.

Contact:
Please send resume to Mary W. Kiley, Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, Recruiting@LRRLaw.com, or fax ‎materials to (602) 734-3930.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of ‎race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, age, physical or mental ‎disability, spousal affiliation, marital status, a serious medical condition, genetic information, veteran ‎status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.‎

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Silicon Valley, California

IP Docket Clerk – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

Morgan Lewis Morgan Lewis is currently seeking an IP Docket Clerk for the Patent Practice Group who will be resident in our San Francisco office. This IP Docket Clerk will report to the Patent Docketing Supervisor. The qualified candidate will be responsible for reviewing and extracting patent information from foreign and domestic incoming client related communications and US Patent & Trademark Office communications for entry into our docketing database. This data entry will be done in accordance with the procedures established for each of our clients. In addition, this position is responsible for monitoring the US Patent & Trademark Office daily dockets and will be assigned other administrative and project responsibilities as needed.

Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma, post high school education preferred, and a minimum of one year of relevant experience. The successful candidate will have strong communication and proofreading skills. An organized approach to work assignments, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and a team-oriented attitude are also needed. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Previous experience with the CPI docketing database is preferred but not required. Flexibility to work overtime is required.

Contact:
Please apply online by clicking http://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=689&ji=2703542&sn=I or by visiting the "careers" page at www.morganlewis.com.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Francisco, California

IP Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Menlo Park, Calif.

The Alston & BirdSilicon Valley office of Alston & Bird has an immediate opening for a Patent Prosecution associate with at least 4 years’ experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and client counseling. A technical background in electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science is required. Strong research, writing and advocacy skills are also required. The ideal candidate will have excellent academic credentials and strong interpersonal skills.

Contact:
Please go to www.alston.com to apply directly via the online portal. Cover letters may be addressed to Anja Heidenreich, Attorney Hiring Manager. Alston & Bird is only accepting direct candidate submissions at this time.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Menlo Park, California

IP Associate – Law Firm – San Mateo, Calif.

Shay Glenn LLP Shay Glenn LLPseeks an intellectual property associate with 2-5 years of experience. Registration to practice before the USPTO required. You must be a member in good standing with the California State Bar. The primary responsibilities for this position include preparing and filing patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, prosecution of foreign patent applications, and advice and counseling to early stage medical device companies. Qualified candidates will also have experience in prosecuting applications for medical device inventions and/or an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering is preferred.
 
Compensation based on experience. We offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to work with a very supportive team.  Principals only, no phone calls, please.  Shay Glenn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact:
For more information regarding our firm, please visit our website at www.shayglenn.com. Please send your resume and cover letter in Word format for immediate consideration to: yvonna@shayglenn.com

Your resume must include:

• USPTO Registration Number
• California State Bar Number
• Listing of all Universities attended and all degrees earned
• Listing of all professional employment and references

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: San Mateo, California 

Patent Agent – Corporation – Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia Metro Region (Updated)

Our client, a leading technology company, is seeking a Patent Agent to join its thriving company.

The successful candidate will support one or more business segments of the Company, while working with in-house counsel, outside patent counsel, business area managers, technical leads, and inventors. Duties include: preparing, prosecuting, and filing patent applications, completing patent searching and IP clearances, providing IP training, and performing other activities in support of Company’s patent portfolio. In addition, there may be a modest amount of litigation and transactional support. The legal team member will report to the Director of Intellectual Property, who reports to the Company’s General Counsel.

The successful candidate will have 5+ years of experience in intellectual property law including patent application drafting, filing and prosecution (with experience in IP-related counseling, litigation, and licensing a plus), and 5+ years of technical experience in a field related to our client’s existing products. S/he will have excellent academic credentials and experience in a company and/or a major law firm.

Our client is looking for a creative and confident self-starter who is a team player, but is also comfortable working autonomously. S/he will be able to handle multiple activities and manage a variety of legal matters often under time pressure. The candidate must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to establish credibility and facilitate an effective working relationship with a wide range of Company representatives. Other critical skills include business acumen, initiative, innovation, prioritization/time management, attention to detail, strategic thinking, goal and team orientation, and the ability to develop relationships with a variety of people at different levels and functions throughout the Company.

Responsibilities include:

Patent Application Drafting and Prosecution
- Draft US patent applications, and prosecute those applications, for one or more business units within the Company.
- Direct local patent counsel regarding foreign patent filings.
- Electronically file correspondence (including applications and office action responses) with the USPTO using Private PAIR system.

Patent Portfolio Management
- Counsel one or more business units within the Company regarding patent maintenance, abandonment and/or divestiture decisions.

Product Clearance
- Conduct and interpret prior art searches
- Conduct infringement analysis
- Reviewing, gathering and analyzing technical literature.
- Identify possible work-arounds
- Assess patent validity / develop invalidity analysis

Invention Disclosure Review
- Quickly reviewing and gaining an understanding of technical aspects of Company inventions and/or technical search concepts
- Perform extensive database research
- Evaluating the patentability of innovations
- Draft claim(s) for the invention

Litigation Support
- Conduct infringement analysis
- Assess patent validity / develop invalidity analysis
- Assist in the preparation, review, and submission of patent challenges (e.g. re-exams, reviews, pre-issuance submissions, and oppositions)

Conduct Training and Outreach
- Provide IP training to the business units in order to educate the JDSU technical and scientific community in IP matters
- Lead IP brainstorming with members of the business units
- Partner with business units to facilitate technology initiatives and IP protection

M&A Support
- Support patent portfolio evaluation

Requirements:
- USPTO registration
- Minimum of five (5) years as a certified patent agent.
- Ability to prepare and prosecute patent applications.
- Able to conduct patent searches and assessments.
- Engineering experience in one or more of: optical systems optical communication, communication test and measurement.
Preferences:
- Advanced degree, Master’s or PhD
- Relevant patent application drafting and prosecution experience
- Invention mining experience
- Patent, claim, prior art, and landscape analysis experience

Local candidates only.
Our client offers a very competitive and attractive compensation package. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic and thriving company.

Our client has engaged Solutus Legal Search, LLC on an exclusive basis. All submissions made directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for review and evaluation.

Contact:
Please submit your resume to search@solutuslegal.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Corporation
Job Location: Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia Metro Region

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in Wireless and RF technology, including 4G and 3G cellular, LTE, WiMAX and IEEE 802.11n technologies. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose, San Francisco and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.

Contact:
Apply online at the firm's website by visiting this link: http://www.slwip.com/join_us/openings.html.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; San Francisco, California; or Austin, Texas

Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 100 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.

Patent and Trademark Search Analyst – Large Corporation – Nationwide (Remote)

Cardinal Intellectual Property, Cardinal Intellectual Propertyan Intellectual Property Search and Services company, is seeking a Patent Search Analyst. Analysts are responsible for conducting patentability, infringement, validity, freedom to operate, clearance, and landscape searches for our private clients, as well as performing search work through our government contract and rendering opinions* based on the search results. This role is free to work from a remote home office. Compensation is variable, based on production, providing the search professionals the ability to earn increased compensation with increased effort and/or efficiency.

*Please note: these opinions are not legal opinions. Cardinal IP is a legal services company, not a law firm.

Position Specifications:
• In the following technical areas a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required: Computer and Information Sciences; Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Biomedical Engineering; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences
• In the areas of Biotechnology and/or Chemistry a minimum of a Masters Degree is required (PhD and/or JD preferred)
• Current high need areas are in the Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical, and Computer arts.
• JD is a plus, but not required
• Prior art searching experience is a major plus
• Proficiency in database searching
• Excellent attention to details, analytical and critical thinking, proof-reading abilities, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills
• Ability to work effectively alone

Cardinal Intellectual Property is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Contact:
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.cardinal-ip.com/careers/careers.html. Cardinal Intellectual Property, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Nationwide (Remote)

Cardinal Intellectual Property (CIP) is an Intellectual Property Services Company. Our staff includes scientists, patent agents, attorneys, and former patent examiners who conduct thorough, in-depth patent research and analysis. We also provide intellectual property monitoring services for docketing, trademarks and copyrights, competitive intelligence, litigation and licensing. Our offices are located in Evanston, only a few blocks from Northwestern's campus. You can visit our website, www.cardinal-ip.com, for more information

We currently employ over 100 scientific and legal professionals to conduct patent searches and analyses, working remotely via a secure Virtual Private Network-based extranet.

The company culture is creative, fast-paced and focused on massive growth. We work to foster an environment that promotes growth, appreciates diversity of thought, and provides continuous opportunities for development.