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

IP Agent – Large Corporation – Goleta, Calif.

logoKARL STORZ is a leading manufacturer of endoscopic equipment in the medical field.  KARL STORZ Imaging in Goleta, CA (near Santa Barbara) designs, develops, manufactures, and services advanced video imaging systems and accessories.

We are looking for a US Patent Agent or Patent Engineer to provide technical and administrative support for KARL STORZ’s international IP portfolio.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate invention disclosures
  • Conduct prior art searches
  • Prepare, file, and prosecute USPTO and EPO patent applications
  • Keep abreast of developments in IP law
  • IP opinion support on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity
  • Advise KARL STORZ employees on IP best practices, including formal training sessions
  • Depending on interest and applicant background, patent assertion support

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A technical degree, with a preference for optical or other imaging background and experience, but applicants with other technical backgrounds that are applicable to the medical-device field (e.g., electrical and mechanical engineering) are welcomed to apply
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and follow through, with the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to establish and maintain cohesive inter- and intra-company relationships
  • Passed or willing to pass the USPTO Registration Examination
  • Working familiarity with patents, trademarks, and design models, typically gained after 3 to 5 years’ experience, although those with more experience are welcomed to apply
  • First-hand R&D and design engineering experience in the medical device field (preferred)
  • A mix of in-house and law firm experience (preferred)
  • IP enforcement experience a plus
  • German-language skills is a major plus

We offer world-class benefits, which include an informal, but highly cooperative work environment, company-matched 401(k), tuition reimbursement, KARL STORZ University, and much more.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. KARL STORZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability.

Contact
If you are interested in this position, please complete an on-line application at:  https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=KARLSTORZENDO&cws=1&rid=8168

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Goleta, California

Senior Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – Flexible Location

Guntin & Gust Guntin & Gustis seeking highly skilled and productive Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents. As part of our team you will be working with a diverse group of clients ranging from sophisticated mid-sized corporations to Fortune 100 companies. We work in the areas of electrical engineering, telecommunications, medical products, RF products, gaming products, nanotechnologies, and other fields. Clients have also engaged our firm to evaluate patent portfolios, draft licensing and patent sale agreements, perform re-exam evaluations, due diligence in M&A transactions, advanced inventing sessions, opinion work, and other services.

We offer exceptional benefits that are paid in full by the firm and a competitive compensation package that includes a base salary with a formula-based quarterly bonus. Our firm has a substantial volume of work that provides an attorney or agent exceptional opportunities for career growth.

Candidate Qualifications
Must have passed a state bar (attorney’s only) and the USPTO patent bar. 10+ years of law practice with “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of US matters. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elect. Eng., or Computer Eng. is preferred. Telecommunications and/or actual engineering experience is a plus. A book of business is also a plus. Information regarding the last two years of billable hours and collections will be requested. Academic transcripts will be requested for all candidates.

Contact
Apply online on our website by visiting this link: https://www.ggip.com/careers/attorneys.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Flexible Location

Senior IP Counsel – Large Corporation – Chicago, Ill.

logoAkzoNobel is looking to recruit an IP Counsel, reporting to the Director IP, Americas.

As lead counsel for one or more business in AkzoNobel, the IP Counsel is responsible for setting IP strategy and standards throughout the business and for translating innovation output to IP assets.  As a partner to RD&I leadership, (s)he helps prioritize technical innovation projects and develop and implement product specific IP strategies.

More specifically, the IP Counsel is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing an IP strategy for the business
  • Managing the IP portfolio and securing IP rights for the business, ensuring alignment with business priorities and advising on risk/reward scenarios
  • Aligning IP policies and procedures with company standards
  • Collaborating with the businesses in discovering, developing and managing new ideas and associated IP, including the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications and trade mark applications
  • Monitoring third party IP rights that are relevant to the business strategy and file and manage oppositions
  • Partnering with litigation counsel in IP litigation
  • Working with other senior executives to understand business strategies and helping achieve those through strategic use of IP
  • Interfacing with and providing IP-related input and support to the businesses and research groups;
  • Handling transactional matters and agreements such as IP licenses, confidentiality agreements and joint development agreements.

The above activities are performed in close relationship with other (senior) IP counsels or other members of the Legal function.

Critical competencies

  • Academic degree in chemistry;
  • Qualified US Patent Attorney, licensed to practise in Illinois or eligible to be licenced to practise in Illinois.
  • Has experience/knowledge with IP aspects of transactional matters and is familiar with agreements such as IP licenses, confidentiality agreements, and joint development agreements;
  • As experience/knowledge with federal and common law protection of trademarks and brands.
  • Minimum 4 years experience as in-house patent attorney or in private practice
  • Good analytical and counselling skills and sound judgment
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English

Contact
Please visit this website to apply: https://akzonobel.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=160005IP&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.V9gpDv1BivE.mailto

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We are the sector leader in sustainability and number one in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We are the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

Patent Analyst – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore.

GTT GroupGTT Group, an intellectual property services firm, 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 resume or CV including any relevant experience. Thank You for your interest, you will hear from us soon.

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

I.P. Attorney / Patent Agent – Large Corporation – New Bern, N.C.

BSH Home Appliances Corporation is seeking applicants for Intellectual Property Attorney/Patent Agent to provide both independent and collaborative work in the field of intellectual property rights; for creating, establishing and expanding a strong BSH intellectual property portfolio; and counseling all levels of the business on strategic intellectual property matters.

Responsibilities

  • Handles acquisition of inventions, evaluation of inventions, maintaining contact with inventors; check work results of all BSH divisions for patentability and implement suitable results into invention reports in order to establish and expand a strong patent portfolio
  • Performs product clearing in order to avoid infringement of competitive intellectual property rights by BSH products.
  • Regularly meets with product development managers, manufacturing engineering managers, and inventors to educate and counsel on patentability and infringement issues in their daily work and to update on status of currently pending patentability opinions, patent applications, and freedom-to-operate opinions.
  • Regularly meets with Industrial Design department to acquire design invention disclosures; to perform design patent clearance work; to educate and counsel on intellectual property issues relating to industrial design work; and to update on status of currently pending design patent applications and design patent clearance work.
  • Drafts utility and design patent applications and responses to Office Actions from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Manages outside counsel as necessary for quality control of draft patent applications and responses to Office Actions prepared by outside counsel.
  • Provides IP intelligence services.
  • Handles external invention offers.
  • Performs evaluation of the BSH IP portfolio in patent committees Manages IP proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office and federal and state courts.
  • Oversees infringement proceedings; evaluation of infringement; performance of infringement proceedings.
  • Oversees IP proceedings before competent authorities and courts to defend against third-party claims regarding intellectual property rights.
  • Handles contractual activities; negotiation and preparation of confidentiality, development, cooperation, license, and differentiation agreements with competitors, development facilities and suppliers in cooperation with the purchasing and product development departments in order to continually expand the know-how that is used by and protected for BSH.
  • Handles inventor remuneration issues.
  • Reviews daily filings with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office prepared by paralegals.
  • Follows IP case law, PTO developments, and IP legislation.
  • Periodically reviews and updates legal documents (i.e. Declarations and Amendments).

Requirements

  • JD from ABA-accredited law school and admission to state bar (does not apply to the Patent Agent track).
  • Must be a registered patent attorney or patent agent with a USPTO qualifying technical degree.
  • 4 or more years of in-depth experience in protection of patent rights.  Must have worked with engineers to obtain disclosures and have made patentability opinions.
  • Must have either in-house or top-tier law firm IP experience, and ideally a mix of both
  • High motivated, pro-active, ability to organize a heavy workload, and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities.
  • Strong customer/client service mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate comfortably at all levels within the organization, and with multi-national personnel from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and locations; must be comfortable discussing technical issues with engineers.
  • Strong team player with a healthy sense of humor
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral; German language ability a plus
  • Must be willing to travel on occasions (within the United States and abroad).
  • Extensive knowledge of patent prosecution procedure.
  • Clear understanding of PCT and international patent prosecution
  • Good understanding of technology and willingness to learn any necessary technology.

BenefitsWe offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, educational assistance and 401(k) plan. This position is eligible for the BSH Associate Referral Program.

EOE / AA Employer
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Contact
To apply, please visit this link: https://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BSHHOME&cws=1&rid=2509.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: New Bern, North Carolina

BSH Home Appliances Corporation aims to make life easier with our products under the brands Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau. An international group with annual revenue of over 12.6 billion Euros in 2015 and more than 56,000 employees, we inspire through high quality product design, resource-efficient technology, and an excellent working environment. As a company of the Bosch Group, BSH offers you a wide range of career opportunities. Get ahead with your career - think ahead with us.

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Santa Cruz, Calif.

logoWorking at Plantronics gives you the rare opportunity to make a difference and feel valued, respected and supported, both personally and professionally. You'll find the ideal blend of a casual, fun, friendly atmosphere with a strong commitment to the company's success.

The Patent Counsel’s primary responsibilities will be patent prosecution and IP enforcement against counterfeit and grey goods.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and prosecute domestic and foreign design and utility patent applications, from invention disclosure through appeal.
  • Instruct and monitor in-house paralegal, foreign and domestic outside counsel, and related service providers.
  • Conduct IP enforcement matters, including against counterfeiters, and, if appropriate in the relevant jurisdiction, grey goods sellers and importers.
  • Assist with other substantive legal work as required, including assessing IP infringement claims, IP licensing, litigation support etc.

Desired Qualifications

  • An electrical engineering degree is preferred. Depending on experience, computer science, physics or other engineering degree may be acceptable.
  • Preferably five or more years but no less than three years of patent prosecution experience.
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO.
  • At least one state bar registration.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to work efficiently with limited direction.
  • Superior organization skills and high attention to detail.
  • Commitment to complete IP research and providing thorough and excellent advice to clients

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=Plantronics&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&career_job_req_id=31806&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=9RJCUWIZJO0WWBcOXxR6U3gYsW4%3d.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Santa Cruz, California

Since 1961 Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) people have been bringing sound innovation to the world.  We are a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. Our reputation for excellence is built on innovative products, a people-centered workplace and strong ethics. Headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, Plantronics and its Clarity division have offices in 20 countries, including facilities in Mexico, China, and Europe.  Plantronics offers a generous mix of health, financial and lifestyle benefits as well as career development opportunities to its associates.  Discover Plantronics. PEOPLE-PLACE-PURPOSE-POTENTIAL

Patent Associate Attorney – Law Firm – Indianapolis, In.

logoBose McKinney & Evans LLP seeks a patent attorney to join its Intellectual Property Group in Indianapolis. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 yrs. experience in a general practice firm or patent boutique and a chemical or electrical engineer undergraduate degree. Professional work environment, competitive compensation, flexible billable hours and excellent benefit package.

Contact
Please send cover letter and resume (including undergraduate and law school transcripts) to jobs@boselaw.com. No phone calls please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Patent Analyst – Small Corporation – Portland, Ore. (Telecommute)

GTT GroupGTT Group, an intellectual property services firm, 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. Please attach a resume or CV including any relevant experience. Thank you for your interest, you will hear from us soon.

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