Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Los Angeles, Calif.

arentArent Fox LLP has two positions open for a patent agent or attorney with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution for their Los Angeles office.

Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in electrical or computer engineering. Experience with telecommunication, circuit transistor, and layout circuit technologies is a plus. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, excellent academic credentials, and a desire to excel in a law firm environment.

Contact
Please submit resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), at least one office action writing sample, and at least one patent application writing sample to lauren.battaglia@arentfox.com. Arent Fox LLP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Los Angeles, California

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

Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham 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 primarily include patent preparation and prosecution and possibly opinions, pre-litigation counseling, trademark prosecution, and licensing.

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

Biotech Patent Prosecution Associate – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks an Associate to join our thriving Denver Intellectual Property Group. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., and in Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base.

Successful candidates will have 2+ years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution with at least 2 years as a registered patent practitioner. Additionally, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field as well as excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations. Transactional and patent opinion/analysis support experience is a plus. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.faegrebd.com/current-openings-1.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

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. Services Director – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn. or Denver, Colo.

dorseyDorsey & Whitney LLP is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States with 20 offices across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We are a premier legal advisor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources, and public-private project development.

There is a position open for an Intellectual Property Services Director in the Intellectual Property practice areas in Dorsey’s Minneapolis or Denver office, depending on the location of the candidate. This position supports the firm-wide Patent and Trademark Practice Groups by developing, implementing and managing initiatives to continually improve the performance of the groups in several key areas, including systems/operations, financial management, client relations and internal leadership.

Partial Duties:

Systems/Operations

  • Lead initiatives to streamline and improve processes and procedures within the practice groups, such as updating and integrating forms with data from docket systems and streamlining timekeeping for and billing of alternative fee arrangements, and conflict identification and resolution.
  • Promote and implement the consistent use of technology across the platform, including in the areas of pricing, docketing and document management. Financial Management
  • Monitor and analyze timekeeper productivity, workload management and staffing levels.
  • Collaborate with the Legal Project Management team to promote and implement legal project management policies and processes to enhance Firm profitability.
  • Develop, implement and update various alternative fee arrangement pricing models.
  • Assess practice group financial performance by reviewing monthly financial results and presenting suggestions for focus and improvement to lawyers in the practice groups.

Client Relations

  • Facilitate communication and cooperation with other Practice Groups, client teams and industry teams (e.g., joint marketing efforts, improved cross-selling of IP services).
  • Regularly analyze processes related to client demands and recommend changes that will enhance client support and coordination.
  • Lead the creation, maintenance, and distribution of client-requested reports and budget tracking mechanisms.

Internal Leadership

  • Through others, oversee the orientation, training and integration of new paralegals, docketing staff and other support staff within the practice group.
  • Facilitate the recruiting of lawyers and their effective integration into the firm.
  • Create, monitor and assist with the implementation of strategic plans for assigned practice groups and industry teams.
  • Facilitate communication across practice groups to proactively identify organizational issues and identify and recommend solutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Seven to ten years’ relevant Intellectual Property supervisory experience.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage to conclusion many issues/projects at once and work well under pressure.
  • Demonstrated success in project management leadership in the areas of process engineering, pricing models and technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of an organization.
  • Team player and leader, with the ability to train others.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive innovation.
  • Strong analytical skills, combined with a strong attention to detail.

Preferred:

  • MBA or equivalent.

Dorsey offers a competitive pay and benefits package including health care plans, a generous paid time off policy, paid holidays, retirement savings plan, profit sharing contribution, and more. 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. Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.

Contact
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Please go to the “Careers” section of the Dorsey website at www.dorsey.com/staffjobs and complete Dorsey’s online application form. 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 612-492-5178.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota or Denver, Colorado

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

logoSchwegman 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 drafting and prosecuting patent applications for wireless-related and software-related inventions. 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 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; 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 110 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 Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

armstrongArmstrong Teasdale LLP, ranked among “Top Patent Firms” by Intellectual Property Today and listed as one of Law360’s Largest IP Practice Groups, is seeking experienced lateral associates in the Intellectual Property Services area for full-time positions in the St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver and Las Vegas.

The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the mechanical area. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.

The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada

Intellectual Property (Litigation Associate) – Law Firm – Denver, Colo.

faegreFaegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks a partnership-track associate to join the IP litigation practice of our thriving Intellectual Property Group in our Denver office. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base. Successful candidates will preferably have 1-2 years of experience in intellectual property litigation, and must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Candidates must also have excellent academic credentials and have strong written and oral communications skills. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.

Contact
If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply at this email address kaitlin.blevin@faegrebd.com and include your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Denver, Colorado

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Los Angeles or San Francisco, Calif.

arentArent Fox LLP has two positions open for a patent agent or attorney with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution for their San Francisco or Los Angeles office. Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in electrical or computer engineering. Experience with telecommunication, circuit transistor, and layout circuit technologies is a plus. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, excellent academic credentials, and a desire to excel in a law firm environment.

Contact
Please submit resume, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), at least one office action writing sample, and at least one patent application writing sample to lauren.battaglia@arentfox.com. Arent Fox LLP offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Los Angeles, California or San Francisco, California

Patent Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

armstrongArmstrong Teasdale LLP, ranked among “Top Patent Firms” by Intellectual Property Today and listed as one of Law360’s Largest IP Practice Groups, is seeking an experienced lateral associate in the Intellectual Property Services area for a full-time position in St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver and Las Vegas.

The candidate should preferably possess patent preparation and prosecution experience in the computer science, software or electrical areas. Patent attorneys assist with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patentability and clearance opinions, patent estate management, licensing and enforcement of patents for a diverse clientele.

The successful applicant will have the exciting opportunity to learn from and work closely with energetic, highly experienced patent practitioners in a friendly, cooperative environment.

Interested applicants must pay meticulous attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills for communicating with attorneys and clients, demonstrate an ability to work independently and productively and show a strong interest in advancing a career in intellectual property law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.armstrongteasdale.com/EmploymentOpportunities/.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas, Nevada

Trademark Attorney – Large Corporation – El Segundo, Calif.

attAT&T has a position in Los Angeles for a Trademark Attorney with 5+ years of combined private practice and in-house experience, and a supporting command of copyright law.  The position would involve co-managing AT&T's extensive global trademark portfolio (including trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement), trademark licensing, litigation support, and counseling internal business clients on trademark and copyright matters.  The position also includes managing paralegals and outside counsel in trademark, copyright, and domain name analysis, prosecution and enforcement.

The candidate must possess outstanding academic credentials, excellent communication, computer and organizational skills, as well as the ability to interact with all levels of management.  Apply to http://att.jobs and include law school transcript and two writing samples.  AT&T views diversity and inclusion as essential to its culture and business success.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://att.taleo.net/careersection/10161/moresearch.ftl?lang=en&alt=1. Enter "1708598" in Job Number field.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: El Segundo, California

Associate – Law Firm – Redwood City, Calif.

turnerTurner Boyd is an intellectual property litigation boutique built around a simply stated goal: to provide the expertise and quality of a large firm with the personalized service and value of a small firm.

We are smart and passionate advocates. But we believe that billing 2000 or more hours a year doesn’t serve the interests of our clients or ourselves. And we believe that we cannot be excellent lawyers without valuing our lives outside the office, our families, and our friendships. Instead, we litigate with focus, efficiency, and creativity; with our clients’ business needs firmly in mind; and with well-cultivated senses of proportion and humor.

Turner Boyd associates get the kinds of experience, responsibilities, and opportunities that firms typically restrict to partners. Instead of helping partners prepare for oral arguments and depositions, they are preparing to do them. Our clients recognize their voices and faces, not just their names on the bill. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience in IP litigation, particularly patent litigation. Excellent legal research and writing skills are an absolute prerequisite. A technical degree (especially a CS/EE degree) is preferred.

Contact
Our compensation is competitive with peer firms, commensurate with our lower billable hour expectations. If we just described the type of place you want to work at and the type of lawyer you want to be, please send your cover letter, resumé, law school transcript, and writing sample to recruiting@turnerboyd.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Redwood City, California

Patent Prosecutor – Law Firm – Beverly, Mass. or San Diego, Calif.

hunter-clarkHunter Clark PLLC is seeking dedicated patent prosecutors (attorney or agent) with a high-tech background (e.g., electrical engineering, computer science) for positions in each of their Beverly, Massachusetts and San Diego, California offices.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of four years of patent prosecution experience and an aptitude for quickly understanding new and complex technologies, and an inquisitive, problem-solving, strategic mind.  Litigation, copyright and trademark experience is of benefit, but not a requirement.

Hunter Clark is a firm where careers are made, lives are enriched, and successes are celebrated.  Our employees are seasoned IP professionals that set the highest performance standards and are committed to the firm’s success.  In turn, Hunter Clark is committed to its employees and their efforts are recognized and rewarded.
You have great influence over your compensation at Hunter Clark.  Your salary is based on your hours target and billing rate that you have significant influence in setting.  This allows professionals at Hunter Clark to earn salaries that are much higher than at many other firms our size, or to have a better work-life balance than at large firms.

If you desire to work at a firm that helps you realize your goals, please share your resume with us.

Contact
To apply, please email Rhonda Villanueva at hiring@hunter-clark.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Beverly, Massachusetts or San Diego, California

Senior Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Salt Lake City, Utah

patent-law-worksPatent Law Works LLP is an innovative Silicon Valley style IP boutique looking to hire a mid to senior level patent attorney for its Salt Lake City office with at least four or more years of patent prosecution experience.

As a lateral Patent Attorney, you would be expected to assimilate quickly so you could work directly with clients on their patent matters. You would primarily be preparing and prosecuting patent applications for a number of great companies, including innovative VC-backed startups, Silicon Valley research labs, and premium mid and large-cap high-technology companies.  You would also counsel clients on patent strategy and due diligence matters. More information about Patent Law Works is available at http://www.patentlawworks.com.

We consider an employee’s mindset to be one of his or her most valuable assets. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about working at the firm, look at problems as opportunities for improvement, take pride in his or her work, listen and accept critical feedback, advocate for his or her position when necessary, and passionately fulfill his or her responsibilities.

Candidates are also expected to write well (a critical component of the job), have strong academic credentials, and a technical degree (B.S., M.S., or PhD) in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent. We will also consider candidates with technical degrees in other areas who have practical computer programming experience obtained while working in industry.
Our firm has a diverse, positive, collaborative, and hard-working culture. We take pride in doing excellent work and strive to be the best at what we do.

Contact
If you share our vision and passion, please apply by sending cover letter, resume, a writing sample, law school transcript, and undergraduate and graduate school (if applicable) transcripts to careers@patentlawworks.net.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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

Patent Search Associate (Mechanical / Medical Devices) – Small Corporation – Pasadena, Calif. or Telecommute

shermanSherman Patent Search Group (SPSG), a premier 100% US-based patent search firm boutique, is currently seeking a patent search associate with a strong technical background in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or biomedical engineering.  B.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering is strongly preferred.  Prior IP experience as an Examiner, or patent searcher is required – including experience in FTO, invalidity, and patentability searching.  Ability and experience to take on a broad array of technologies is required.

We have offices in Pasadena, CA- however remote work will be considered for experienced candidates.

SPSG is a 100% US-based, rapidly-growing patent search firm. We serve some of the largest law firms, universities, and Fortune 500 companies in the world. Our team is truly our strongest asset. We combine our powerful backgrounds in IP (former Examiners, patent prosecutors, and patent litigators) with our sought-after technical acumen, and focus on maximizing quality and usefulness of search results while keeping our costs exceptionally competitive.

Sherman Patent Search Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
For consideration, email your resume and cover letter to info@shermanpatentsearch.com

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Pasadena, California or Telecommute

Patent Attorney / Patent Agent – Law Firm – Sunnyvale, Calif.

downeyDowney Brand’s Intellectual Property practice seeks to expand with the addition of a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney to be based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Primary responsibilities include preparing and prosecuting intellectual property (IP) patent applications for cutting edge technology companies. Other responsibilities may include IP training, third-party IP investigations, and due diligence. Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of law firm experience as a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent, and must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in electrical engineering and/or computer science and/or mechanical engineering is preferred. Attorney candidates must also be current, active members of the California State Bar. Preference will be given to candidates who have prepared and prosecuted at least 40 original patent applications, including a substantial number in the areas of mechanical or electrical or software-based technologies.

Salaries are based on years of experience, and bonus consideration is based on productivity and performance. A distinguished academic record and exceptional research, writing, organizational and verbal communication skills are essential.

Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No telephone calls or e-mail applications, please. Principals only.

Contact
Please submit cover letter, resume with references, graduate and/or J.D. degree transcripts, and a brief, recent writing sample (the writing sample may be any prosecution applicant has undertaken at the PTO; a patent number or published application number that applicant has actually worked on will suffice) electronically to Maureen Cooper, Recruiting Director, via the firm’s web application.

To apply, please visit this website: https://lawcruit.micronapps.com/sup/lc_supp_app_frm.aspx?lawfirm=169&id=54.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Sunnyvale, California

Senior Vice President (IP Asset Management) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif. or Salt Lake City, Utah

clairvolexClairvolex Inc. is seeking a business management function to lead a business unit by planning and executing all items related to work, resources, quality, and client relationships. The person will report to the Business Head on all matters of business to ensure execution of the yearly goals as per the plan.

(Candidates must be open to travelling. Can expect at least 6 international travels and several domestic US travels every year. Preferred candidates who are willing to relocate the San Francisco or Salt Lake City. Social skills, networking capabilities, open to work in multi-cultural & diverse sensitivities and orientation.)

Job Responsibilities

A. Client Management:

This is a primarily a customer facing role. The candidate is expected to manage more than one strategic IPAM accounts. Each account will have 500-3000 patent applications (assets) under management. The management oversight will be run through a program management office PMO, led by candidate. This PMO shall directly interface with the portfolio development manager at the customer end (typically a patent attorney). Consequently, the following functions are critical to this role:

  1. Portfolio development strategy & articulation
  2. Designing & executing customer specific portfolio specific guidelines
  3. Timely customer communication
  4. Governance
  5. OC relationship
  6. Customer to EC knowledge transition

B. Asset Management:

  1. Oversee all prosecution functions for large scale application portfolios (1000+ assets)
  2. Tasks the team performs include both paralegal and patent engineer tasks.
    • On the paralegal side: docketing, IDS management, invoice processing, form preparation.
    • On the patent engineer side: drafting office action responses. This work is done independently, i.e., candidate must be able to oversee this with minimal intervention.
  3. Ensure flawless delivery of product to OCs and clients
  4. Attend governance calls and manage all outside counsel
  5. Communicate with OCs and manage OC workflow
  6. Ensure technical background is appropriate to client work (a high tech background could not oversee a pharmaceutical portfolio)
  7. Perfect understanding of US prosecution process required. Knowledge of European process desirable. Knowledge of patent process in China, Korea, Japan, and India a plus.

C. Quality Oversight and Team Mentoring

  1. Review and quality control responses to offices actions issued by USPTO and drafted by the Patent Engineers.
  2. Wherever necessary, and in complex cases, hands-on draft office action responses.
  3. Responsible for instructing the US outside counsels in regard to filing response to office actions, Examiner interviews, preparing and filing continuations, and matters connected with prosecution of US patent applications until grant.
  4. In conjunction with the European Outside Counsels, review and supervise the responses to office actions issued by the EPO and drafted by the Patent Engineers.
  5. Train, coach and mentor patent engineers to write high quality office action responses.
  6. Offer technical support, subject matter expertise and portfolio development strategy advice to the team.
  7. Develop training materials and offer training to Clairvolex employees, and patent engineers in particular.
  8. Support through rendering subject matter expertise to the IPMS (IP Management Service) team – a large group of paralegals handling a variety of functions for multiple large in-house corporate IP operations.

D. Business Support & Client Relationship

  1. Responsible for customer relations management relative to prosecution functions.
  2. When required travel to client facilities for on-site reviews.
  3. When required attend potential customer meetings and reviews.
  4. Contribute to CLRC (Clairvolex Learning & Research Center) occasional articles, research papers and/or research in-put (not-mandatory).
  5. Provide business support including by offering online presentations, attending conference calls to render presentations on service lines and related processes, making client specific proposals, obtaining client references (if and when specifically required) and providing case studies.

Other Details:

Educational/professional qualifications: US Patent Attorney; Admitted to practice law in the United States and qualified US patent bar examination and eligible to practice patents before the USPTO. Must possess an EE degree from a reputed US university with deep course work on telecommunication technologies and JD from a well-credentialed law school.

Experience: 14-16 years of experience in an IP law firm or the patent practice of a general practice law firm. Should have handled a large volume of patent preparation and prosecution matters relating to electrical, communications, semi-conductors, microprocessors and computer software related inventions.

Contact
To apply, please email Abha Jaiswal at abha.jaiswal@clairvolex.com.

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Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California or Salt Lake City, Utah

Patent Prosecutor (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioinformatics) – Law Firm – Oakland, Calif.

wavs-ipWeaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP, a growing East Bay patent firm, is seeking experienced Patent Attorneys or Agents with backgrounds in chemistry, chemical engineering, and bioinformatics and at least two years of drafting and prosecution experience. We are located near Oakland City Center, a short BART ride to San Francisco. We offer immediate exposure to interesting clients, various career path options, and a competitive percentage-based compensation plan to provide you with autonomy and control over your practice.

Contact
To apply, please email Denise Bergin at dbergin@wavsip.com. Please include writing samples that include at least one published patent application and a published Office Action response.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Oakland, California