IP Litigation Staff Attorney – Law Firm – Washington, DC

huntonThe Washington, DC office of Hunton & Williams LLP seeks an attorney to join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a non-partnership track salaried staff attorney. An attorney in this position will be benefits-eligible and generally expected to work in the office Monday through Friday during normal business hours. The candidate will not be guaranteed any specific number of billable hours but generally will have an expected billable hour goal of 1500 hours.  The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in patent prosecution and litigation and be licensed before the USPTO.  A Bachelor degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science is preferred.

This position can be filled in the Washington, Richmond  or Atlanta office of Hunton & Williams.

EEO / drug-free workplace / E-Verify participant / Female / Minority / Veteran/ Disability.

If you require accommodation or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact Heidi Leathers, Sr. Administrator of Lawyer Recruiting and Development, 214.871.4672, and 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 3700, Dallas, TX 75202-2799. When you contact Heidi Leathers, please identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. We will assist you promptly.

Open to Search Firm Submissions: No

Contact
Job #16-0224 (If you wish to submit an application, this number will be necessary for your online submission.)

Please visit www.huntoncareers.com to apply for this position.

If you have questions about this position or the application process, please contact Tammie McGuigan, Senior Administrator of Lawyer Recruiting and Development.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, DC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Multiple locations

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Minneapolis, Minn.

dorseyDorsey & Whitney LLP's Patent group is seeking an Attorney or Agent with one to four years of experience for the Minneapolis office. This candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent projects, including patent prosecution, IP litigation, licensing and other IP transactions, and IP due diligence. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

The following qualifications are required:

  • USPTO admission
  • One to four years of patent prosecution experience with a focus on medical device, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and/or software work
  • B.S. or advanced degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Engineering with relevant technical work experience
  • Strong academic performance

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.

Contact
Patent agents: apply online at www.dorsey.com/staffjobs
Patent attorneys: apply online at www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

chernoffChernoff Vilhauer, LLP, a boutique IP firm located in Portland, Oregon, seeks an IP litigation associate having at least 3 years of complex litigation-related experience.  Firm attorneys work in a wide range of interesting technology areas for large and small corporate, institutional and individual clients. The person in this position should be a self-starter, and have experience in motion drafting, preferably claim ‎construction and dispositive motion practice.  USPTO admission and a technical background are a plus but are not required; however, the ‎applicant needs to be able to understand and explain complex technologies.  

Contact
Please submit a resume and writing sample to tclosson@chernofflaw.com by January 2, 2017.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Greenville, S.C.

dorityDority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with one to four years of relevant experience with degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering. Candidates can expect to work primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients.  The firm’s practice is global in nature, representing major companies in Europe, Korea, Japan, China, South America and in virtually every region of the United States.

Dority & Manning is committed to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area.  To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.

Our office is located in Greenville, South Carolina.  Conveniently situated between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area is home to multinational corporations such as General Electric, Michelin, BMW, Samsung, and Mitsubishi.  The Greenville area offers a high quality lifestyle, and has received numerous accolades including Top 10 America’s Best Downtowns (Forbes), Top 10 Best Places to Live 2016 (Men’s Journal), #1 America’s Best Urban Bike Paths (Fodors), Top 10 America’s Greatest Main Streets (Travel + Leisure), Top 4 Best Places to Raise a Family (MarketWatch), and The Next Big Food City of the South (Esquire), to name just a few.

Contact
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: recruiting@dority-manning.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina

EE / CS Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks an Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in patent litigation (District Court and/or International Trade Commission) with a degree in electrical engineering or computer science. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required. If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=17.

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

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago.  Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences/pharmaceutical patent litigation with a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, or chemistry.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required.  If interested, please submit an online application here.

Steptoe is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=5&FilterJobCategoryID=2&FilterJobID=14.

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

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Dallas, Texas

slater-matsilSlater Matsil, a firm based in Dallas, specializing in intellectual property, seeks patent attorneys with strong legal and technical skills to join its growing practice. This position involves representing foreign and domestic clients in all aspects of patent law. Career opportunities include patent preparation and prosecution work; client advice and counseling; and IP licensing and litigation activities. We actively encourage professional growth and career development. As such, attorneys are given frequent and meaningful client contact, have substantial interaction with firm management, and are supported in their efforts to develop new client relationships and business opportunities. Compensation exceeds market rates for highly skilled and motivated individuals.

Ideal candidates should have a J.D. degree (top ten percent of law school class), plus engineering experience or an advanced technical degree in the electrical, telecommunications, semiconductor, mechanical, chemical, material sciences, physics, or computer science, and 2-5 years of patent law experience. Strong candidates without an engineering experience or an advanced engineering degree will be considered. Current membership in good standing of any U.S. state bar and eligible to practice patent law before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office required.

Contact
To apply, please email careers@slatermatsil.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Dallas, Texas

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."

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

Registered Patent Attorney and / or Agent – Law Firm – Greenville, S.C.

dorityDority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with one to four years of relevant experience with degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering. Candidates can expect to work primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients. The firm’s practice is global in nature, representing major companies in Europe, Korea, Japan, China, South America and in virtually every region of the United States.

Dority & Manning is committed to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area. To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.

Our office is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Conveniently situated between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area is home to multinational corporations such as General Electric, Michelin, BMW, Samsung, and Mitsubishi. The Greenville area offers a high quality lifestyle, and has received numerous accolades including Top 10 America’s Best Downtowns (Forbes), Top 10 Best Places to Live 2016 (Men’s Journal), #1 America’s Best Urban Bike Paths (Fodors), Top 10 America’s Greatest Main Streets (Travel + Leisure), Top 4 Best Places to Raise a Family (MarketWatch), and The Next Big Food City of the South (Esquire), to name just a few.

Contact
Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: recruiting@dority-manning.com.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

SchwabeSchwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the Pacific ‎Northwest. The firm's attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of ‎the Northwest's leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders to emerging and privately held ‎businesses.‎

With over 155 attorneys, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the largest Pacific Northwest regional ‎law firms, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, Washington D.C.  and ‎Mountain View, CA. ‎

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has an opening in the Portland, OR office for a full time Intellectual ‎Property Litigation Attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group. The ideal candidate will have: ‎

  • 3- 5 years of IP litigation experience with a focus on patent litigation‎
  • Experience in patent litigation-related research and motion drafting, including claim ‎construction and dispositive motion practice
  • Demonstrated aptitude in managing independent projects within a team environment in a ‎fast-paced litigation practice ‎
  • Significant experience taking depositions, in-court appearances and managing discovery ‎
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong client service skills and ethics
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, ‎but with significant independence
  • USPTO admission and a technical background are a plus but are not required; however, the ‎applicant needs to be able to understand and explain complex technologies
  • JD degree from an accredited law school
  • Oregon State Bar preferred but not required; ‎

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with competitive salary ‎and benefits.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ‎color, religion, ‎ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender ‎identity or other status protected ‎by law.‎

Contact
Candidates should direct their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, and a ‎writing sample to Will Case, Recruiting Manager at wcase@schwabe.com. ‎Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.‎

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

Patent Lawyer – Large Corporation – Wayzata, Minn.

logoCargill is an international developer, manufacturer and marketer of food, food ingredient, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs more than 130,000 people in over 60 countries . We help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation and are committed to sharing our global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges.

Cargill is seeking to hire a patent lawyer at its worldwide headquarters in the Minneapolis area. This is an in-house lawyer position within Cargill’s Worldwide Law Team, which is comprised of approximately 400 legal professional (including 200+ lawyers) working in over 30 Cargill offices globally.

The lawyer filling this position will provide legal counsel to Cargill, Incorporated and its affiliates as an in-house lawyer and will be part of the Cargill Law Department’s Intellectual Property Team. This lawyer will work closely with various Cargill businesses and its technology function. This lawyer will also work collaboratively with other Cargill lawyers and paralegals who provide legal counsel to Cargill worldwide as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Preparing and prosecuting patent applications, developing disclosures and counseling inventors with a commercial focus;
  2. Coordinating general patent activities, including leading intellectual property review team meetings, providing patentability and infringement opinions and developing patent strategies;
  3. Providing legal counsel to Cargill’s businesses, including due diligence and the preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, technology licenses, research and development agreements, confidentiality agreements and other transactional matters;
  4. Developing, coordinating and providing training for key employees on intellectual property matters; and
  5. Providing legal counsel and support related to pre-litigation evaluations and on-going litigation matters as they may arise

Required Qualifications

  • License to practice law in Minnesota (or if currently licensed in another state the ability to become licensed in Minnesota) and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Bachelors of Science in chemical, biochemical, food technology, chemical engineering or biological arts.
  • 2+ years of experience as a patent lawyer, including significant experience drafting priority patent applications and preparing substantive office action responses.
  • Strong strategic and commercial conceptual strength.
  • Creative, resilient and flexible style and approach to solving legal problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to have a broad perspective and approach work with curiosity.
  • Ability and desire to work with diverse teams in meeting corporate goals and missions.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy and drafting skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict and apply judgment in counseling.
  • ****Ability to travel US & Globally****

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degrees in biotechnology and at least 2 years of experience preparing and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications preferred.
  • Excellent academic track record (top 25% of law school class is strongly preferred)
  • Agreement and/or opinion experience

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://cargill.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&src=REF-12&job=WAY05474.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wayzata, Minnesota

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Philadelphia, Pa. / Atlanta, Ga.

logoThe Philadelphia and Atlanta offices of Ballard Spahr's national Intellectual Property Litigation practice seek an IP litigation lawyer with two to four years of experience in patent and other complex IP litigation. The candidate will join teams involved in cutting-edge patent infringement cases (as well as trademark, copyright, trade secret, and licensing litigation) in district courts around the country, as well as in post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Our work is varied and high stakes, and we represent some of the world's leading life science companies, software developers, retail brands, and universities in their most complex patent and other IP cases. We work as a team, where responsibility and experience is shared, allowing for regular on-your-feet experience for associates. We also provide regular training on substantive IP law, litigation skills, and business development.

We require top academic credentials, excellent litigation experience, a desire to compete and win, and clear and persuasive oral and written communication skills, to help persuade judges and juries, and to help advise our clients. We are particularly interested in former judicial clerks, but this experience is not required. A technical background is welcome, but not required.

Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.ballardspahr.com/en/careers/attorneys.aspx.

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Atlanta, Georgia

Patent Attorney (Chemistry) – Law Firm – Pittsburgh, Pa.

logoThe Webb Law Firm, a Pittsburgh-based intellectual property law firm with a long-standing history, is seeking associate candidates with a technical background in Chemistry.

We are seeking a candidate with knowledge of small molecule organic chemistry.  Qualified candidates should hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree, a J.D. from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 4 years of experience as an IP attorney.  Advanced degrees in Chemistry and/or industry experience helpful.

Responsibilities include drafting and prosecuting patent applications (U.S. and international) and client counseling regarding patentability, infringement and validity, with significant opportunities to practice all aspects of IP law, including litigation. Registration to practice before the USPTO preferred with prior industrial and/or legal experience desired.

Contact
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts and a writing sample to msomerhalder@webblaw.com or by mail to:
Mike Somerhalder
Firm Administrator
The Webb Law Firm
One Gateway Center
420 Ft. Duquesne Blvd, Suite 1200
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

IP Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Portland, Ore.

SchwabeSchwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the Pacific ‎Northwest. The firm's attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of ‎the Northwest's leading companies, from Fortune 500 industry leaders to emerging and privately held ‎businesses.‎

With over 155 attorneys, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the largest Pacific Northwest regional ‎law firms, with offices in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, Washington D.C.  and ‎Mountain View, CA. ‎

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has an opening in the Portland, OR office for a full time intellectual ‎property litigation attorney in the Intellectual Property practice group. The ideal candidate will have: ‎

  • ‎3- 5 years of IP litigation experience with a focus on patent litigation
  • Experience in patent litigation-related research and motion drafting, including claim ‎construction and dispositive motion practice
  • Demonstrated aptitude in managing independent projects within a team environment in a ‎fast-paced litigation practice ‎
  • Significant experience taking depositions, in-court appearances and managing discovery ‎
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills ‎
    • Strong client service skills and ethics ‎
  • Demonstrated ownership of projects and willingness to work hard in a team-oriented setting, ‎but with significant independence ‎
  • USPTO admission and a technical background are a plus but are not required; however, the ‎applicant needs to be able to understand and explain complex technologies ‎
  • JD degree from an accredited law school
  • Oregon State Bar preferred but not required

Contact
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt provides a team-oriented working environment with competitive salary ‎and benefits. Candidates should direct their cover letter, resume, law school and undergraduate ‎transcripts, and a writing sample to Will Case, Recruiting Manager at wcase@schwabe.com. ‎

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Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Portland, Oregon

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

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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.

Senior IP Counsel – Large Corporation – Phoenix, Ariz.

logoON Semiconductor is seeking to add to its world class team of IP professionals and has a current opening for a senior IP counsel position.  This position reports to the Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel in Phoenix, Arizona.  Related semiconductor industry experience is highly desirable and should be highlighted.  The successful candidate will be a team player who demonstrates flexibility and initiative while handling a variety of intellectual property law matters in a timely manner.  Position is in Phoenix, however, other locations (Europe, Asia, or other US cities), will be considered depending on the candidate. Occasional travel (<20%).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing and mining portfolios of patent assets for assertion and monetization.
  • Managing patent litigation for both offensive and defensive matters.
  • Investigating new and existing products against competitor patents and identifying relevant prior art where appropriate.
  • Working with business units within the Company to develop patent portfolio strategies.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing intellectual property agreements.
  • Supporting IP needs of merger, acquisition, and divestiture activity.

Minimum qualifications:

  • J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school.
  • Member of a state bar with five years of experience.
  • Electrical Engineering or Physics degree.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences.

Desired qualifications:

  • Registration with the U.S. patent and trademark office with experience handing inter partes review.
  • Prior in-house counsel experience.
  • Knowledge of the semiconductor industry.
  • Asian language skills.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/content.do?id=16367.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Telecommute

logoNeustel Law Offices, LTD has an entry-level position available for a full-time or part-time remote patent attorney to assist with patentability search opinions, patent applications, patent prosecution.  Opportunities to assist with patent infringement analysis, patent infringement litigation and related legal research are also available.  A significant amount of our patent prosecution work involves ecommerce, software, mechanical and electro-mechanical related inventions for startups and small companies.  This is a great opportunity for an ambitious patent attorney that has a strong desire to learn the various aspects of the practice of patent law.

EDUCATION
The ideal candidate is a U.S. patent attorney with at least a B.S. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science.  However, candidates with a B.S. or advanced degree in other technical fields will be considered.

EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of patent prosecution experience.  However, exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The candidate will focus mainly on patent related matters such as:

- Patentability Analysis and Opinions
- Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution
- Patent Infringement Analysis and Research

There may also be opportunities to be involved in trademark related matters, such as trademark searches, trademark applications and trademark infringement matters.

BENEFITS
We provide a generous compensation package with no minimum hourly requirement.  Relocation is NOT required as our patent law firm provides for remote employment in all 50 states and candidates may work from their home.  We will consider qualified candidates in any part of the United States.  Full-time and part-time opportunities are available.

Contact
Send your resume and a writing sample by email to careers@neustel.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Telecommute

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Chicago, Ill.

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLPChicago intellectual property law firm, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert and Berghoff LLP (MBHB), seeks a patent agent or technical advisor to work closely with attorneys and consult with inventors on patentability issues.  The ideal candidate will have a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) in biomedical engineering.  Exposure to patent law a plus.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Conduct searches of patent and technical literature in support of patent strategies
  • Analyze the patentability of inventions and validity of patents
  • Prepare and file patent applications, and participate in prosecution of same before the US Patent Office
  • Support the preparation of IP related legal opinions on issues such as freedom to operate, ownership, infringement, and validity

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and able to organize a workload independently while collaborating with others on projects.  Candidates should have excellent analytical abilities and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate comfortably with clients and firm personnel.  Also helpful is a flexible and proactive approach to tasks and client demands, as well as the ability to thrive and react quickly and positively in a fast-paced environment.

MBHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,  age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status under the law.  MBHB is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Contact
To apply, please contact Kara Fromme through the firm's website at www.mbhb.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois

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

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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