Associate Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Las Vegas, Nev.

Enjoy world-class entertainment and outdoor recreation in Las Vegas, NV. Weide & Miller, Ltd., a full service IP firm, seeks an associate patent attorney. Candidates should have 2+ years of experience, an EE, CS or ME degree, and a desire to engage in patent prosecution, opinion preparation, searching/clearances, and litigation support. Weide & Miller focuses on high quality work product and client service in a small firm environment.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Associate (Biology) – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks candidates with 2 years of experience.  Must possess a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or equivalent.  Candidates must have strong academic credentials, as well as superior written and verbal communication skills.

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: Washington, D.C.

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.

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.

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.


  • 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.

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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 Attorney/Agent – Large Corporation – Bothell, Wa.

Seattle Genetics Seattle Geneticsis seeking is a patent attorney or agent with 4-8 years of prosecution experience in organic chemistry or peptide chemistry, and preferably antibody-drug conjugates.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Draft and prosecute patent applications involving organic chemistry and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Collaborate with research personnel to develop and execute patentability strategies for new chemotypes and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Conduct patentability and freedom to operate studies for new chemotypes and antibody drug conjugates
  • Supervise external patent counsel
  • Requirements (technical skills, key characteristics, education, etc.):
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • For attorneys, member of a state bar and eligible to be admitted to practice in Washington state
  • 4-8 years of organic chemistry prosecution experience
  • BA/BS in organic chemistry or related degree; advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to independently draft and prosecute patent applications
  • Substantial experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution
  • Familiarity with patentability and FTO searches
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Large IP law firm training preferred
  • Seattle Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Patent Agent / Attorney – Law Firm – Pasadena, Calif. (Updated)

Steinfl & Bruno LLP, Steinfl & Bruno LLPa boutique Intellectual Property firm in Pasadena, is a fast-paced, exciting law practice focused on representing inventors. Seeking candidates for experienced Patent Agent / Attorney position, with patent preparation and prosecution experience. Admission before the USPTO is REQUIRED. Must be eligible to work in the US.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in chemistry, organic chem, pharmacology or related biotechnology related fields and has minimum of 3 years experience in patent drafting, and patent prosecution before the USPTO and elsewhere. Pharma is a plus.

Steinfl & Bruno LLP protects inventions through patents, determines U.S., International and foreign patent filing strategies, defines worldwide patent prosecution strategies, designs patent coverage for specific products, methods and technologies, reviews and organizes worldwide patent portfolios.

Please send resume and salary requirements in confidence to For more information about our firm, please visit our web site at

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Pasadena, California

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.

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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 / Scientist – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP is looking to grow its San Diego team! Applicants must have a strong interest in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution to assist in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. This position requires a Ph.D. in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry. Qualified candidates will be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates must have 1-2 years of patent prosecution experience as well as superior technical writing skills.

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: San Diego, California

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.

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: 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.

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] 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

Associate (Computer Science) – Law Firm – San Diego, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks motivated candidates to join our team. We are looking for recent law school graduates, or candidates with 1-2 years of experience. Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Graduate degree desirable, but not necessary. Experience in software development for web-based applications, client-server systems, mobile devices, Internet, social media, or telecommunication a plus. GPA must be above 3.0, and candidates must have superior written and verbal communication skills.

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

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Associate (Trademarks & Copyrights) – Law Firm – Orange County, Calif.

Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLPKnobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP seeks motivated candidates to join our team.  We are looking for associate attorney candidates with 2-3 years of experience in Trademark and Copyright law. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Candidates must have superior writing and communication skills. EOE/AA

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: Orange County, 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.

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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.

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

The USPTO is hiring in Denver

logoThe U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) — named the #1 place to work in Federal Government — is opening a satellite office in Denver, CO this summer, and we're looking for top talent to join our team.

On Friday, March 7, 2014 and Saturday March 8, 2014 USPTO will host a career fair at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center downtown at 650 15th Street. We will hold ongoing information sessions and then meet with individuals who meet the basic Patent Examiner position requirements. Those who qualify will be encouraged to apply via USAJobs (candidates cannot be officially considered for open positions without submitting a complete application).

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Patent Subject Matter Expert – Large Corporation – San Jose, Calif.

logoNXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. We are seeking a Patent Subject Matter Expert.

Candidate responsibilities:

  • Bridge the gap between patent analysis team members and the technical team
  • Perform detailed investigations to determine mappings of patent claims to corresponding products/solutions through reverse-engineering
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of semiconductor design and fabrication review search results on patentability, validity, freedom-to-operate and infringement
  • Work with in-house and outside technical experts in development of infringement positions and defense against third party patent infringement claims
  • Keep current on industry practices to assist in the aforementioned responsibilities

Candidate Profile:

  • Exceptional technical analysis skills
  • Sound technical expertise with respect to the design and/or fabrication of semiconductors is a MUST
  • BSEE is required. MSEE or PhD is highly desired
  • Reverse engineering experience/ knowledge is considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong customer facing skills and professionalism

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

Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries.

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.

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.

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

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Multiple Locations

Hewlett-Packard Company Hp has an opening for a Patent Counsel.

The Patent Development Group in HP's Office of the General Counsel (OGC) manages one of the largest patent portfolios in the world, which covers a wide range of technologies including PCs, printers, servers, storage, networking, enterprise software, enterprise services, and technologies originating in HP Labs. The successful candidate for the Patent Counsel position will support the Patent Development Group's efforts to build and maintain a high quality patent portfolio that supports the goals of HP's dynamic business. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for personally drafting and prosecuting strategic, high quality patent applications, while supporting the department in a number of other activities critical for its success. This position will offer significant promotional opportunities throughout the OGC and the chance to build a career with HP as an IP attorney.

Key Responsibilities
The successful candidate's responsibilities in the Patent Counsel role are expected to include the following:

  • Managing highly strategic patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by collaborating directly with colleagues in HP's inventor community, personally drafting and prosecuting high quality patent applications for strategically important inventions, and interacting with worldwide patent offices to secure valuable patent coverage
  • Actively participating in HP's invention disclosure review process to help ensure that HP's best inventions are identified and patented
  • Analyzing pending patent applications to determine their value to HP and to formulate a global filing strategy
  • Assisting patent portfolio managers with analysis of HP's patent portfolio, including preparation of claim charts
  • Actively engaging in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities to hone technical and legal abilities and prepare for promotional opportunities
  • Participating from time to time as a member of a cross functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters

The successful candidate is expected to possess the following qualifications and abilities:

  • A BS degree and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science
  • A JD degree from an accredited university and admission to a state bar
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Admission to the USPTO
  • 1-6 years experience as a patent attorney
  • Preference for candidates who have personally drafted at least 10 patent applications
  • Ability to work with clients in a team-oriented partnership to help them arrive at elegant solutions to their problems
  • Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast paced, high tech environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • A positive attitude, creative spirit, passion for IP law, and strong motivation to excel

Apply by visiting HP's website ( and searching "Patent Counsel".

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Preferred locations for this position are Herndon, Virginia; Houston or Plano, Texas; Palo Alto, California; Downers Grove, Illinois; Berkeley Heights, New Jersey; Vancouver, Washington; and Boise, Idaho.

Lateral Patent Prosecution Partner – Law Firm – Nationwide

Loza & Loza, LLPLoza & Loza, LLP's fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice is seeking patent attorneys with a current book of business who are interested in a lateral move. Our firm includes tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We represent top-shelf clients, while at the same time benefiting from a firm structure and culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

We are a low overhead firm and are thus able to provide a very generous compensation package. Attorneys control their own billable rates and there is no minimum hourly requirement.

Relocation is not required. We are a nationwide firm and will consider qualified candidates in any part of the U.S. This is a unique opportunity for attorneys looking to develop/expand their client base. Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to interface with clients and personnel of all levels required.

Send your resume and a patent drafting sample by email only to and specify where you saw this ad. Please do not call our office about these positions. No headhunters or recruiters.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nationwide

Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Tucson, Ariz.

Ventana Ventana Medical Systems is seeking a patent attorney. Coordinates and performs RTD/Ventana’s intellectual property (“IP”) activities for one or more departments of the Company or subgroups of such departments (“business units”). Secures protection for the Company’s intellectual property and minimizes risk associated with bringing new products and innovations to the marketplace by ensuring respect for the valid intellectual property rights of others.

Essential Functions

  • Implements an IP strategy within one or more business units.
  • Acts as the primary contact for Ventana IP issues within one or more business units.
  • Prepares, drafts, files and prosecutes patent applications in the United States Patent & Trademark Office in order to protect the Company’s investment in research and development.
  • Prepares written opinions on issues of patentability, patent infringement, patent validity and freedom-to-operate issues in order to minimize the business risk associated with bringing new products and innovations to the marketplace.
  • Assists product development teams in designing products to avoid valid patent claims of others in order to minimize the business risk associated with bringing new products and innovations to the marketplace.
  • Provides general counseling and training on IP issues to relevant business units.
  • Evaluates contract terms related to IP and coordinates with corporate counsel on the drafting and negotiating of same.
  • Conducts due diligence on IP aspects of transactional projects.
  • Provides technical support for patent litigation matters.

Minimum Qualifications

Formal Training/Education:

  • Undergraduate degree in one of the following: life sciences/chemistry/biotechnology; advanced degree in the Life Sciences highly preferred.
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, licensed to practice law in one or more of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
  • Licensed to practice law before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.


  • At least five years experience in IP practice, including patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, opinion work, transactional due diligence, and client counseling.
  • Experience in patenting biologics/in vitro diagnostic devices preferred.
  • Experience practicing law as in-house counsel and with IP litigation matters preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain open, candid, and trusting work relationships.

Apply online by visiting our website.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Tuscon, Arizona