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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Bothell, Washington

Senior Patent Engineer (Semiconductor) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

rpxRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since our founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. We acquire patents in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise become a costly problem for our clients. The company’s groundbreaking approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. We also execute large-scale structured transactions on behalf of our clients, provide litigation insurance, and deliver in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to our growing client network.

The Patent Analysis department synthesizes complex technologies and legal patent issues into actionable intelligence for RPX executives and clients. Patent Analysis research and analysis support initiatives in defensive portfolio buying, prior art validity actions, and advisory services. The positions in Patent Analysis require a deep and broad knowledge of specific technology sectors.

As a Senior Patent Engineer you will analyze patent claims and related materials in view of legal, technological, and business environments to understand the technical merit and patent quality of individual patent portfolios. The critical responsibility of this person is to distill a body of analysis and research into a concise, clear, and actionable assessment to both technical and nontechnical audiences. You will report directly to the Vice President, Patent Analysis.

Role
Typically you will:

  • Assess numerous engineering and legal factors to extract patent value proposition
  • Draw on detailed knowledge of relevant technologies, companies, and industries
  • Explain complex technical issues to nontechnical audiences
  • Isolate critical technical components of patents, products, and services
  • Learn and apply legal concepts related to patents including prosecution and litigation
  • Research timeliness of patents in support of validity challenges and prior art reports
  • Support analysis conclusions with research driven logic and confidence
  • Collaborate across the organization in-person and with virtual, global teams
  • Establish and cultivate relationships internally and externally

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with client engagements in explaining highly technical subject matter
  • Experience with reverse engineering and reviewing evidence of use
  • Patent Attorney or Agent viewed favorably
  • Doctor of Philosophy viewed favorably
  • Management and supervisory experience viewed favorably
  • Involvement in patent issues including prosecution, litigation, and valuation viewed favorably

Technical Skills

  • Broad expertise in electrical and electronic architecture, design, and implementation of areas such as:
    • Processors (e.g., standalone, embedded, multi-core, SoC)
    • Memory (e.g., DRAM, Flash)
    • Analog (e.g., ADC/DAC, PLL) and clock management
    • Interfaces (e.g., PCIe, high speed serial connectivity, bus architectures)
    • Power management ICs
    • FPGA systems
  • Strong familiarity with:
    • Wireless design/data path (e.g., NFC, Bluetooth, 801.11)
    • Semiconductor manufacturing (e.g., fabrication process, packaging, assembly, and test)
    • Standards and architectures (e.g., JEDEC, x86, ARM)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Competencies to be Successful
At RPX and in this role, you should be:

  • Comfortable with independently managing deadlines and conflicting priorities to deliver quality results
  • Able to demonstrate a consistent record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
  • Service-minded and passionate about results with an ability to develop positive relationships
  • Adaptable to the many changing requirements and needs of a dynamic company
  • A person with dedication and worth ethic that thrives in a collaborative culture with excellent social, networking, and influencing skills
  • Motivated and self-directed with a willingness to take on additional projects
  • Able to demonstrate good judgement
  • Highly focused, organized, and pay attention to details
  • A person that embodies the RPX values through communication and actions

RPX is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.rpxcorp.com/about-rpx/rpx-careers/?p=job%2FoprW4fwA.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Senior Patent Engineer (Wireless) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

rpxRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since our founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. We acquire patents in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise become a costly problem for our clients. The company’s groundbreaking approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. We also execute large-scale structured transactions on behalf of our clients, provide litigation insurance, and deliver in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to our growing client network.

The Patent Analysis department synthesizes complex technologies and legal patent issues into actionable intelligence for RPX executives and clients. Patent Analysis research and analysis support initiatives in defensive portfolio buying, prior art validity actions, and advisory services. The positions in Patent Analysis require a deep and broad knowledge of specific technology sectors.

As a Senior Patent Engineer you will analyze patent claims and related materials in view of legal, technological, and business environments to understand the technical merit and patent quality of individual patent portfolios. Your main responsibility is to distill a body of analysis and research into a concise, clear, and actionable assessment to both technical and nontechnical audiences. You will report directly to the Manager, Patent Analysis.

Role
Typically you will:

  • Assess numerous engineering and legal factors to extract patent value proposition
  • Draw on detailed knowledge of relevant technologies, companies, and industries
  • Explain complex technical issues to nontechnical audiences
  • Isolate critical technical components of patents, products, and services
  • Learn and apply legal concepts related to patents including prosecution and litigation
  • Research timeliness of patents in support of validity challenges and prior art reports
  • Support analysis conclusions with research driven logic and confidence
  • Collaborate across the organization in-person and with virtual, global teams
  • Establish and cultivate relationships internally and externally

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience with client engagements in explaining highly technical subject matter
  • Experience with reverse engineering and reviewing evidence of use
  • Previous experience in a wireless engineering role with a focus on designing, implementing, and testing wireless products or services
  • Patent Attorney or Agent viewed favorably
  • Master’s degree or Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science viewed favorably
  • Management and supervisory experience  viewed favorably
  • Involvement in patent issues including prosecution, litigation, and valuation viewed favorably

Technical Skills

  • Broad expertise in various aspects of wireless technologies from access and attachment to delivery of services over a wireless network
  • Familiarity with wireless-centric services such as IoT, infotainment/telematics, mobile payments, media streaming and location-based services
  • Strong familiarity with communication protocols and standards (e.g., 3GPP LTE and LTE-A, 802.11, Bluetooth, NFC)
  • Strong familiarity with products and services that utilize or provide wireless technologies, such as baseband chipsets, smartphones, access points, base stations and core network platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

Competencies to be Successful
At RPX and in this role, you should be:

  • Comfortable with independently managing deadlines and conflicting priorities to deliver quality results
  • Able to demonstrate a consistent record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
  • Service-minded and passionate about results with an ability to develop positive relationships
  • Adaptable to the many changing requirements and needs of a dynamic company
  • A person with dedication and worth ethic that thrives in a collaborative culture with excellent social, networking, and influencing skills
  • Motivated and self-directed with a willingness to take on additional projects
  • Able to demonstrate good judgement
  • Highly focused, organized, and pay attention to details
  • A person that embodies the RPX values through communication and actions

RPX is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.rpxcorp.com/about-rpx/rpx-careers/?p=job%2FomvX4fwC.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco, California

Patent Attorney (Lateral) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Johnston, Iowa

PrintDuPont Pioneer, located in Johnston, Iowa has an opening for an experienced U.S. Patent Agent. This is a highly visible, key role within Pioneer’s Intellectual Property group which provides an exciting opportunity to work within a team yet self-manage independence. An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, self-motivation, maturity and judgment. The Pioneer Patent Agent has diverse responsibilities including U.S. patent drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent administrative proceedings, IP portfolio strategy, invention development, inventor education, patentability and landscape analysis.

Qualifications: In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree and strong background in microbiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in drafting and/or prosecuting biotech patent applications as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent;
  • Drafted and filed at least 15 priority patent applications on distinct inventions during the past 3 years;
  • Capability of connecting scientific details of research projects with patentability considerations;
  • Experience working with foreign associates to assist and coordinate filing and prosecution of international patent matters;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction;
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or work environment and to facilitate implementation and acceptance of change within the work place;
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects and meet aggressive deadlines;
  • Superior communication, influencing and networking skills;
  • Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated by original writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions, memorandums, and other communications.

The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function:

  • Advanced (M.S. or Ph.D.) degree with focus on biochemistry, protein sciences, genetics, microbiology, or other like disciplines;
  • Post-graduate R&D laboratory experience for 2 or more years;
  • Some law firm experience is a plus;
  • Experience with independently prosecuting large patent dockets;
  • Experience with developing and implementing IP strategies, conducting freedom to-operate analyses, IP portfolio analyses, and/or landscape mapping;
  • Experience in working with business and technical teams to develop IP strategies for technical programs.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/patent-agent/012659W-01/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Johnston, Iowa

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Albany, N.Y. or Boston, Mass.

hoffmanHoffman Warnick LLC, an intellectual property (IP) law boutique, is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to work from its Albany, NY or Boston, MA offices. Successful candidates will have at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, nanotechnology or a related field. In addition, succesful candidates must have excellent interpersonal, technical and writing skills, be detail-oriented, and demonstrate an ability to work productively and independently. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Telecommuting/virtual situations considered only for those with extensive experience.

Qualifications: Two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanotechnology or similar engineering degree. Must have a USPTO registration number.

Contact
For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to hwemail@hoffmanwarnick.com. For more information on this position, please visit our website at hoffmanwarnick.com. NO RECRUITERS PLEASE.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Albany, New York or Boston, Massachusetts

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

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

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

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Subject Matter Expert – Small Corporation – Telecommute

GTT GroupGTT Group, Inc. wants highly qualified individuals with subject matter and patent analysis expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • Wireless
  • Automation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software
  • Sensors
  • Operating Systems
  • Battery
  • Flexible Display
  • LED
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Semiconductor Process
  • Financial Technology
  • Security
  • Vehicular Systems

Are you a patent professional with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas? If so, then we are especially interested in speaking with you.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts and relevant subject matter expertise required. Willingness to work with and support patent analyst team members, project managers, and other team members are essential.

Selected candidates are contracted at an hourly rate with 10-40 hours per week guaranteed on a longterm basis.

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

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Telecommute

Associate Director, Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – Tarrytown, N.Y.

regeneronRegeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is seeking a patent attorney at the Associate Director level to help in the development, protection, and management of Regeneron’s valuable intellectual property pertaining to bioprocess and manufacturing.­ The attorney will be required to develop close client relationships with the relevant scientific and business groups and coordinate patent filings, trade secret protection, and administrative patent actions.

The attorney will also advise on emerging legal issues, including monitoring and reviewing case law and legislative developments, and be expected to contribute to administrative and legal projects intended to develop an IP Department displaying the highest legal and ethical standards.

Responsibilities

  • ­Obtaining and managing intellectual property protection in bioprocess and manufacturing.
    • developing close relationships with and counseling the relevant scientific and business groups;
    • ­coordinating patent filing, trade secret protection, and administrative patent actions;
    • ­monitoring and reviewing case law and legislative developments; and
    • ­surveilling competitor activity and taking steps to ensure Regeneron’s long-term competitive advantage.
  • Advising on complex business transactions and external partnerships.
  • Conducting due diligence and supporting business transactions.
  • ­Providing litigation support.

Requirements

  • ­Juris Doctorate and admitted to practice law in at least one state, preferably NY;
  • ­Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or Chemical Engineering required; Experience with mammalian cell culture or protein purification preferred.
  • ­4-8 years of pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, or chemical IP experience required at a company, law firm, or total years at both.
  • ­Demonstrated experience in patent preparation and prosecution, licensing, due diligence and strategic client counseling; litigation experience is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including presentation, interpersonal, writing and conflict resolution.­
  • ­Ability to independently oversee legal matters, manage the use of outside legal counsel and work collaboratively with other personnel at Regeneron.­­
  • ­Ability to set aggressive deadlines, handle multiple complex legal matters and see projects through to conclusion.­

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.­ Apply today and learn more about Regeneron’s unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening.­ All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place.­ In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026302909/Associate-Director-Patent-Attorney.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Tarrytown, New York

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – McKinney, Texas

SOL IP LLC is a patent licensing company with the expertise in the electrical / electronic engineering or computer science to work with our international clients.

Currently, SOL IP LLC is seeking patent attorneys having either an electrical or computer background.

The company is in downtown McKinney in Texas. Candidates would be in charge of legal research for two hours a day, ten hours a week at the office. This position would be ideal for those who prefer flexible working hours.

Contact
We offer $2,000 per month for the position. If you are interested in applying, please send resume to park@solipllc.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: McKinney, Texas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patent 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

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

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.

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

Patent Analyst Consultant – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore.

GTT GroupGTT Group is seeking highly qualified individuals with subject matter and patent analysis expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • Battery
  • Flexible Display
  • LED
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Semiconductor Process
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • Sensors
  • Wireless
  • Operating Systems
  • Financial Technology
  • Security
  • Automation
  • Vehicular Systems

Are you a patent professional with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas? If so, then we are especially interested in speaking with you.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts and relevant subject matter expertise required. Willingness to work with and support patent analyst team members, project managers, and other team members are essential.

Selected candidates are contracted on a project-by project basis.

Contact
To provide consulting services to GTT Group, please respond by email to: consultant@gttgrp.com. In the body of your email please attach a CV including any relevant experience.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Senior Patent Counsel – Other – Washington, D.C. / Telecommute

Unifiedpatents.Unified Patents Inc. is expanding and is seeking a registered patent attorney with Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and inter partes review petition drafting and litigating experience, preferably with a background in electrical engineering or computer science.

Experience

  • Prior art research
  • Monitoring ongoing litigations, secondary market analyses, and demand letter activity
  • Validity and patentability analyses
  • Drafting, filing, and litigating patent office proceedings, in particular, inter partes reviews
  • Depositions, oral hearing, appellate practice, and litigation
  • Support senior patent attorneys in ongoing matters
  • Provide backup support for docketing, efiling and other IP functions

Requirements

  • Experience with PTAB proceedings, including drafting petitions, filing, litigating before the Board, and deposition experience a must.
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Bar passage required.
  • Two to five years of experience practicing before the Board preferred.
  • Patent Office examination experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • EE or CS undergraduate degree required, MS or PhD preferred

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://www.unifiedpatents.com/jobs/.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Washington, D.C. or telecommute

IP Attorney (Associate / Partner) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

mcHattieThe McHattie Law Firm, a dynamic and “quirky” boutique law firm specializing in intellectual property, general corporate, litigation and employment law, seeks a patent attorney with 5+ years of substantive patent prosecution and an alternative discipline (general corporate, litigation, employment, immigration) experience on a full or part-time basis. The attorney should be experienced in one or more technical patent prosecution area, including by way of example, medical devices, electrical engineering, iot, communications, data management, robotics, software architecture or mechanical engineering.

The candidate must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment and communicate effectively, be a positive influence in the office, and be a team player who works well under pressure.​ Compensation is commensurate with experience. Portable business a plus.  Please reply with two (2) writing samples that include at least one issued patent and one published patent application. Preferably writing samples should not be more than three years old.

Contact
This is an extremely desirable opportunity for the right candidate. We are a highly-productive, successful & fun law office with exciting prospects (see www.cove.ie and www.mchattielaw.ie). Please email resume to trademarkscopyrights@yahoo.com along with compensation requirements using the subject "IP Attorney Position."

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Boonton, New Jersey; Winter Park, Florida; or Dublin, Ireland

IP Patent Agent or Scientist (Organic Chemistry & Small Molecules) – Law Firm – Wis. or Ill.

MB_Logo_RGB_300DPIMichael Best & Friedrich LLP is seeking a Patent Agent or Patent Scientist (Organic Chemistry) to join our Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha, or Chicago office.

Candidates must have an advanced degree in Organic Chemistry and small molecule experience. Admission to the Patent Bar and patent prosecution experience strongly preferred. Relocation assistance may be available.

The candidate must excel in a team environment and be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent business judgment, outstanding written communication skills, and the flexibility to thrive (and have fun!) in a fast-paced professional environment.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a growing Life Sciences IP team with a national and international client base. Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has provided intellectual property services to clients for more than 100 years and has over 100 professionals.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Contact
To be considered, a candidate must possess strong academic credentials. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and their transcripts. To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.michaelbest.com/viSelfApply/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=13&FilterJobID=102.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Milwaukee, Madison, or Waukesha, Wisconsin or Chicago, Illinois

Contract Patent Analyst – Other – Portland, Ore.

logoGTT Group is searching for highly qualified individuals with subject matter and patent analysis expertise in one or more of the following technical areas:

  • Battery
  • Flexible Display
  • LED
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Semiconductor Process
  • Cloud Computing
  • Software
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • Sensors
  • Wireless
  • Operating Systems
  • Financial Technology
  • Security
  • Automation
  • Vehicular Systems

Are you a patent professional with a background in one of the listed subject matter areas? If so, then we are especially interested in speaking with you.

Experience analyzing patent claims and preparing claim charts and relevant subject matter expertise required. Willingness to work with and support patent analyst team members, project managers, and other team members are essential.

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

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

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Atlanta, Ga.

logoWorking within the patent team, the Patent Agent is responsible for helping to develop and maintain The Coca-Cola Company's patent portfolio in support of the Company's business objectives.

This individual is responsible for patent prosecution and drafting, working closely and communicating effectively with scientific, technical, legal and business team members in the process.

The individual will review invention disclosure submissions, prepare patent filings and prosecute patent applications, and, where necessary, manage external patent counsel in support of the same.  This individual may also support counseling matters, including opinion work and enforcement matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft applications and prosecute US and foreign patent applications
  • Conduct searches and interpret prior art documents
  • Support the invention disclosure process
  • Support client counseling, working closely with internal or external counsel and stakeholders
  • Assist in identifying competitive products/patent portfolios
  • Support M&A activity involving technology-based companies, when requested
  • Other responsibilities and key result areas will be assigned as required

Education & Experience:

  • Degree in engineering, materials science, organic or polymer chemistry or other relevant technical degree, with minimum 3 years of experience preparing, filing, and prosecuting of patent applications at a law firm
  • Registered before the USPTO
  • Strong knowledge of patent law
  • Experience in drafting patent applications and responses in the USPTO
  • Experience in managing patent prosecution outside of the US
  • Experience managing patent portfolios for multinational corporations preferred
  • Outstanding communication and networking skills and the ability to participate in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently and, where appropriate, with supervision provided by an in-house patent manager, senior agent or counsel
  • The ability to effectively contribute as a team player
  • Demonstrated creativity and success in strategizing, structuring, and obtaining robust intellectual property protection for specific technology-related products

Functional Expertise:

  • Strong technical writing and patent drafting skills
  • Superior English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research and analysis skills along with an interest in legal issues
    concerning patents
  • Training or practical experience with patent classification systems and/or patent search tools (e.g., Innography, Thomson IP)
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Customer service and results-oriented

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation).
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders.
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible.
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_cocacola/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=92008&localeCode=en-us.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Atlanta, Georgia