Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Chelmsford, Mass.

zollZOLL Medical Corp is seeking a licensed patent agent to be located at the ZOLL Medical headquarters in Chelmsford, MA.  The candidate will work with ZOLL’s Pittsburgh entities and be responsible for US patent prosecution, drafting patent applications and supervising foreign patent counsel. The candidate will also be a key interface with engineers and technical staff in the identification, collection, and review of ideas for patentability. The position will report to the IP Counsel responsible for ZOLL’s Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Portfolio.  This position will require travel to Pittsburgh, PA is needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Draft patent applications in coordination with inventors in Pittsburgh and ZOLL IP Counsel.
  • Conduct patent prosecution, including drafting responses to office actions and other prosecution related filings, in close coordination with ZOLL IP Counsel.
  • Assist in supervising foreign patent counsel in managing ZOLL’s international patent portfolio.
  • Perform prior art searches, and assist in carrying out IP diligence.
  • Work closely with R&D, product teams, and inventors in Pittsburgh in collecting and reviewing ideas for patentability
  • Work closely with our patent paralegal staff in patent docketing and other tasks related to managing deadlines.

Experience / Skill Requirements:

  • Must be registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Must have a strong technical background, preferably in electronics, hardware and software engineering. Must be comfortable with medical device technologies.
  • At least five years’ experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications is desired. Long term or substantial prior work experience as an engineer or a technical writer may be considered.
  • Proven ability to understand, analyze, and communicate complex technologies in oral and written form.
  • Experience as a patent examiner and/or a patent searcher is a plus
  • Ability to travel and spend up to 25% of time in Pittsburgh, PA as needed.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering field.

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: https://zoll-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1525&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992670&company_id=16547&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=1&bystate=1&byRegion=US_MA&bylocation=US&keywords=&byCat=36344&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts

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

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

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

Technology Transfer Attorney – Government – Albuquerque, N.M.

logoSandia National Laboratories is seeking a Patent Attorney for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, regulations and policies. The selected candidates will counsel on technology transfer activities, licensing negotiations, cooperative research and development agreements and non-disclosure agreements. Sandia is seeking a patent attorney with three to seven years of licensing and transactional patent experience in high technology areas. The successful candidate will be responsible for counseling on licensing activities, negotiations, and contracts. To a lesser extent, the successful candidate will be responsible for patent protection, including reviewing invention disclosures, leading patent review committees, drafting patent applications, reviewing applications prepared by outside counsel, prosecuting patent applications in USPTO, conducting prior art searches, and otherwise supporting technology transfer activities of a major national laboratory.

Required:

  • The successful candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, Materials, or a relevant engineering or scientific discipline.
  • Requires a U.S. law degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • This position requires the candidate to have three to seven years of law firm and/or in-house experience in intellectual property licensing.
  • Admission to practice in at least one U.S. state.
  • Current registration with the USPTO is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Desired:

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are needed.
  • Candidates should have strong project, and client management skills.
  • Proven track record of success in the patent field.
  • Familiarity with FAR and DEAR regulations is desired.

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Patent Attorney for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, regulations and policies. The selected candidates will counsel on technology transfer activities, licensing negotiations, cooperative research and development agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

Contact
To apply, please visit this website: http://sandia.jobs/albuquerque-nm/technology-transfer-attorney-experienced/ED1A596F845641BAA3A0CC3263C349D4/job/?utm_source=patentlyo&utm_medium=JOBS&utm_campaign=DE-Pilot.

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Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Waltham, Mass.

Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C.Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C., a respected corporate and IP law firm, is seeking a mid-level to senior Patent Attorney with substantial experience (4-7 years) in patent prosecution and client counseling in biotechnology-related fields to join our successful and growing patent practice. Experience in IP due diligence a plus. Candidate should have strong qualifications in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology and/or cell biology; advanced degree preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

The successful candidate will: be highly organized and able to multi-task to complete projects on time; respond well to constructive feedback and work well under pressure; have the ability to learn new technologies quickly; and have excellent interpersonal skills.  Sophisticated and challenging work in a genuinely pleasant environment.

Contact

Send résumé to:
David J. Ludwick, Executive Director
Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C.
230 Third Avenue, 4th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Email: dludwick@mbbp.com

Principals only. EOE.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Memphis, Tenn.

Medtronic is seeking a Patent Counsel II to work in its Memphis offices.

Responsibilities & Requirements

  • Develops and maintains intellectual property assets of the company including patent applications, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and research agreements, publications and intellectual property aspects of contracts and agreements.
  • Prepares legal opinions and analysis of patents; reviews and drafts significant corporate legal documents.  Evaluates the validity of competitors’ patents and potential company product infringement upon valid patents of competitors.
  • Responsible for pre-patent filing review, providing legal advice to the company concerning the patentability of its inventions and the advisability of filing patent applications covering the company’s inventions.
  • Provides other general legal advice and represents the company in matters relating to intellectual property law.
  • Requires undergraduate or graduate engineering or science degree and law school (J.D.) degree, and admission to practice in at least one state.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • A Juris Doctor from a recognized, accredited U.S. law school and licensed to practice in at least one state or the District of Columbia with the ability to ultimately be admitted in Tennessee; registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Must have a minimum of 4-8 years of related experience with a Bachelors or Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrochemical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, or other engineering or related sciences.
  • Proven ability to apply practical patent experience and render legal advice involving spinal/orthopedic and/or other medical device technology along with some Patent Litigation and Post-grant proceeding experience is preferred.

Functioning Factors

  • Knowledge:   Applies mastery of in-depth legal knowledge in one job family or broader intellectual property expertise in most areas of a job function. Helps set strategic direction and demonstrates global business acumen while thinking critically and making sound decisions.
  • Problem Solving:  Focuses on patient and customer in developing solutions to complex problems that may generate breakthrough ideas or require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Initiate and lead change to ensure that solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
  • Discretion / Latitude:  Work is performed without appreciable direction.  Exercises considerable latitude in determining deliverables of assignment.  Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective, for desired results.  May provide guidance about work activities to colleagues.
  • Impact:  Contributes to defining the direction for new products, processes, standards, or operational plans based on business strategy with a significant impact on work group results.  Sets high standards, instills operational excellence, drives accountability and models ethical behavior.  Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious impact on business results and expenditures.
  • Liaison:  Frequent interaction with internal or external contacts at various organizational levels concerning ongoing intellectual property matters. Collaborates with others and creates alignment while fostering diversity and inclusion amongst partners, customers, clients and peers.
  • Adhere to the Medtronic Leadership Expectations of Shape, Engage, Innovate, and Achieve.

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and maintain positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Eagerness to learn and expand responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment and to build strong working relationships.
  • Some travel may be required.

Contact
Apply online via this link: http://jobs.medtronic.com/jobs/patent-counsel-ii-8295.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Patent Agent – Law Firm – North Brunswick, N.J.

Chromocell seeks an experienced Patent Agent who has earned a Ph.D. or minimum Masters’ Degree in chemistry, biology or a related field (organic/medicinal chemistry education/experience preferred).  The ideal candidate will be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or previous work experience at USPTO.  This is a unique opportunity to be the only patent agent onsite, interfacing with scientists and key stakeholders on a daily basis.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist with maintenance of the existing patent and trademark estates.
  • Review applications, office actions responses, amendments and other prosecution documents drafted by outside counsel.
  • Draft applications, office action responses, amendments and other prosecution documents for patents managed in house.
  • Participate in and help formulate intellectual property and patent strategy with business and legal team and, in support of key collaborations.
  • Assist with IP-related services in support of the company’s business and research activities, including: searching and providing guidance/opinions regarding patentability, freedom-to-operate, patent invalidity and non-infringement, performing due diligence, and managing procurement of  opinions by outside counsel.
  • Patent summaries and analysis in support of research efforts.
  • Depending on interest, opportunity to assist with agreements relating to a variety of intellectual property matters, including confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, collaboration and licensing agreements, as well as trademark and copyright prosecution.
  • Supervise paralegal’s docketing and maintenance of existing patent portfolio.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3 years patent experience at a law firm or in-house with a biotechnology, pharmaceutical or flavors company.
  • Ph.D. or minimum Masters’ Degree in a chemistry, biology or a related field (organic/medicinal chemistry education/experience preferred).
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or previous work experience at USPTO.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals, scientific data, patent documents, governmental regulations, and legal documents.
  • Draft well-organized and understandable patent applications and persuasive responses to office actions.
  • Prepare concise and understandable written and oral summaries and recommendations for IP strategy for the scientific, business and legal staff.
  • Work as a team member with employees in other departments, with different educational backgrounds and job responsibilities.
  • Responsive, dependable, flexible and attention to detail.
  • Flavors experience a plus.

Contact
To apply, please visit this link: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHROMOCELL&cws=1&rid=292.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: North Brunswick, New Jersey

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Warsaw, Ind.

Zimmer BiometZimmer Biomet is seeking a patent counsel to work in its Warsaw, Indiana, offices.

Responsible for:

  • working with development teams and providing advice regarding patent review and design options, claim coverage, and other issues that effect the design and development of orthopaedic devices;
  • management of preparation and prosecution of patent applications covering the products under development; and
  • providing education to design and marketing teams on basic patent law issues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategically manage patent portfolio including managing outside counsel regarding patent prosecution, and evaluating new invention disclosures for filing
  • Integrate with design and marketing teams to anticipate patent issues and assist in providing patent perspective and advice that enables management to make business decisions.
  • Coordinates with outside counsel to assure legal services are rendered to the corporation that are results-oriented, timely, competent, and cost efficient.

Expected Areas of Competence

  • Develops close working relationships with clients in which corporate goals and priorities are maintained without compromising legal integrity.
  • Contributes to a high performance culture through effective communication and leadership with management, engineering, marketing, clinical trial teams and other business functions.
  • Works cooperatively with peers to leverage skills and knowledge within the legal division.
  • Communicating effectively to a diverse audience, at multiple levels within the Company, through various formats, i.e. presentations, written proposals, reports, correspondence, leading meetings, face-to-face dialogue, etc.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Must possess a JD degree and be registered to practice in the U.S. Patent Office.
  • An undergraduate degree in engineering and/or a background working with mechanical or bio-mechanical devices is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in patent practice including foreign and domestic prosecution is required.
  • Organization, communication and management skills are required to ensure the efficient and accurate delivery of services to the company.
  • Must have passed a state bar examination and be a registered patent attorney.

Travel Requirements

  • Up to 20%

Additional Information

  • EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: http://www.zimmer.com/careers/search/job-details.html?nPostingId=6108&nPostingTargetId=17971&id=QCVFK026203F3VBQBV7V47VNG&LG=EN&mask=zimextus.

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Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Warsaw, Indiana

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Richmond, Va.

Tredegar Corporation Tredegar Corporationis seeking a Patent Counsel who will report to the Company’s General Counsel and be based in the Company’s Richmond, Virginia headquarters.  This individual will lead all activities associated with the Company’s intellectual property initiatives.  The Patent Counsel will be a strategic partner to the Company’s business units and play a critical part in the Company’s product innovation process, advising design and development teams and business leaders throughout the product life cycle.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Manages the Company’s global patent portfolio.
  • Counsels the Company’s divisions on intellectual property strategy.  Establishes intellectual property policies and procedures that support business objectives.
  • Brings and defends patent oppositions, conducts freedom-to-practice and patent validity studies.
  • Prepares and files, and supervises outside patent counsel in the filing and prosecution of, U.S. and foreign patent applications.
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates joint development, confidentiality, licensing and other technology-related agreements.
  • Monitors competitor’s patents and provides competitive analysis.
  • Provides patent litigation support, as needed.
  • Conducts due diligence and intellectual property audits to assist and support the Company’s business transactions.

Candidate Profile

  • 10+ years of experience as an attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Significant relevant technical background and experience.  Degree in chemistry or chemical engineering and some experience in the polymer field preferred.
  • Practical, results-oriented, proactive self starter with superior analytical, research, drafting, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload based on current needs of the Company.
  • Highly regarded for integrity and teamwork.
  • Sound legal judgment, as demonstrated by ability to find practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work together collaboratively with professionals from across the organization, including engineering, design, sales and marketing.

Contact
To apply, please email Anita de Lorme at: anita.delorme@tredegar.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Richmond, Virginia

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C.

DTI, a leading legal process outsourcing firm, is seeking Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents to place at the Washington DC office of a leading global intellectual property law firm. These are temporary-to-permanent positions with challenging work, competitive compensation, and a great work environment.

Our client is specifically looking for Patent Attorneys with 2-5 years minimum experience in pharmaceutical patent litigation and academic backgrounds in biology, chemistry, or medicine and strong legal skills. Candidates should be licensed with the USPTO and in a US jurisdiction.

They are also seeking career-oriented Patent Agents with advanced degrees in mechanical or electrical engineering, especially relating to semiconductors. Candidates should be licensed with the USPTO and have at least 2-3 years of law firm experience with patent prosecution.

Contact
Please contact Tom Roberts, Director of Placement, at WDCRecruiters@dtiglobal.com for more information and to apply. With your application include a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Washington, D.C.

US Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Seoul, Korea

Lee International IP & Law Group, Lee Internationalone of the most prestigious law firms in Seoul Korea, is seeking a US patent attorney and a US patent agent with a minimum of 2 years of experience (law firm/in-house/USPTO) in the drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the area of electrical and/or electro-mechanical engineering to work in our office in Seoul, Korea. Excellent writing and oral skills are required. Responsibilities will include communicating effectively with foreign-based clients, editing English translation of Korean patent application, US patent prosecution docket and US patent application drafting. All candidates must possess either a BSEE or BSME degree and admission to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney/agent. Bilingual (English and Korean/Mandarin/Japanese) skill is a definite plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Contact
Send your resume and a patent drafting sample by email only to jwshim@leeinternational.com.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Seoul, Korea

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Waltham, Mass.

Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C.Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C., a respected corporate and IP law firm, is seeking a mid-level to senior Patent Attorney with substantial experience (4-7 years) in patent prosecution and client counseling in biotechnology-related fields to join our successful and growing patent practice.

Ability to lead or participate in due diligence a plus. Candidate should have strong qualifications in biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology and/or cell biology; advanced degree preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

The successful candidate will: be highly organized and able to multi-task to complete projects on time; respond well to constructive feedback and work well under pressure; have the ability to learn new technologies quickly; and have excellent interpersonal skills.  Sophisticated and challenging work in a genuinely pleasant environment.

Contact

Send résumé to:
David J. Ludwick, Executive Director
Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, P.C.
230 Third Avenue, 4th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Email: dludwick@mbbp.com

Principals only. EOE.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Omaha, Neb.

As the oldest and largest locally based law firm in Omaha, Nebraska, Baird Holm LLP is annually recognized as one of the preeminent law firms in the region. Our people are the defining factor that sets our firm apart from others. We believe that collaboration, diversity, and passion for the law bring our clients world-class solutions to real-world challenges.  Since 1873, Baird Holm has constantly evolved to meet the changing needs of our clients— we represent leading and emerging companies, and take pride in offering a diverse, collaborative team of attorneys who are committed to professional excellence in a collegial environment.

We are seeking an individual to join our team with six or more years of patent law experience to further develop and lead our patent practice area (a part of our robust Technology and Intellectual Property section).  In addition to having strong leadership, client relationship and business development skills, your experience will include patent application drafting, patent portfolio development and support programs, capturing invention disclosures, performing and managing patent prosecution, analyzing third-party patents and conducting due diligence related to potential acquisitions.  Our ideal candidate will have an established client base, a passion for client service and the drive to build new business for the Firm's patent area.

Contact
If you're interested in a challenging and rewarding career opportunity you can submit a resume, along with a cover letter, in full confidence to Lyndsay Lang, Baird Holm Manager of Human Resources at llang@bairdholm.com. No recruiters/agencies please.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Arden Hills, Minn.

Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientificis seeking a Patent Counsel to work in its Arden Hills, Minnesota, offices. This person provides legal advice and service on patent, copyright, and trademark matters; evaluates patents and potential product infringement issues; prepares or oversees outside counsel's preparation of patent applications for filing in the U.S. Patent Office; and represents the company in matters relating to intellectual property law, and provides other general legal advice where required.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the company's patent, copyright, trademark and intellectual property legal work.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation and prosecution of the U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications.
  • Reviews Outside Counsel work to ensure the work, methodology, and costs meet Boston Scientific’s expectations.
  • As directed, reviews third party patents for product clearance issues.
  • Facilitates the patent committee meetings by leading discussions, managing action items and delegating responsibility for follow-up items to committee members ensuring resolution of agenda topics.
  • May supervise exempt or nonexempt employees, and manage employee career counseling, performance evaluation, discipline, and time and attendance issues when required.
  • Provides legal advice in preparing and reviewing confidentiality, research, consulting, and other agreements.
  • Provides advice on marketing and promotional material.
  • Conducts IP related diligence on companies and/or third party patent portfolios for possible acquisition or licensing analysis.

Quality System Requirements

  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.
  • For those individuals that supervise others, the following statements are applicable: Assures that appropriate resources (personnel, tools, etc.) are maintained in order to assure Quality System compliance and adherence to the BSC Quality Policy. Establishes and promotes a work environment that supports the Quality Policy and Quality System.

Qualifications

  • J.D. admitted to a state bar in good standing
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • Strong academic background
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or Physics or Biomedical engineering with significant electrical engineering/computer science coursework.
  • Medical Device experience preferred
  • At least one year of IP Litigation practice exposure
  • 3-5 years of law firm or corporate department IP practice experience
  • At least 2 years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the area of electrical and computer sciences

Contact
Apply online by visiting this link: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=98822&company=BScientific&username=.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Arden Hills, Minnesota

IP Attorney – Large Corporation – Bloomington, Minn.

Seagate Seagateis searching for an Intellectual Property Attorney for one of our facilities, preferably to be located in the following locations: Bloomington or Shakopee MN, Fremont, CA, or Longmont, CO.  This role will report to our IP Associate General Counsel.

The Seagate Technology Intellectual Property Team handles all patent, trademark, domain name, trade secret and copyright matters, including IP strategy, client counseling and training, prosecution and enforcement. The team also supports IP litigation. The team includes IP professionals and staff located in six offices worldwide, and interacts with outside entities, outside counsel, and clients across the organization to capture, protect and use intellectual property in support of Seagate’s business strategies. The Intellectual Property Team is part of the Seagate Technology Legal Department.

Specific duties of the position may include:

  • Client counseling on intellectual property matters including integrating intellectual property considerations into business plans, enterprise intellectual property risk management and mitigation strategies, and strategies for enhancing the scope and strength of our intellectual property portfolio;
  • Technical responsibility areas may specifically include magnetic recording media, digital communications, and areas related to signal processing; and generally data storage;
  • Transaction support including technology licensing agreements, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances;
  • Patent, trademark, copyright, domain name, and trade secret surveillance and enforcement, and leveraging combined intellectual property assets into comprehensive positions for protecting and advancing associated business initiatives;
  • Supervising outside counsel in preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications both domestically and internationally;
  • In cooperation with the Seagate litigation team, advising clients on potential and pending litigation;
  • Conducting white space, freedom to operate and similar analyses to inform business plans/products;
  • Evaluating potential IP licensing opportunities and provide recommendation;
  • Drafting and negotiating IP-related joint development, licensing, non-disclosure, and know-how agreements;
  • Collaborating with and advising corporate contracts and litigation group, as necessary, in intellectual property based transactions, examples of which include independent contractor agreements, supply agreements, and marketing agreements;
  • Preparing and conducting IP-related client training;
  • Managing invention generation, review and prosecution via facilitated focused invention sessions, brainstorms, and strategic IP harvests;
  • Managing and coordinating invention disclosure review and formulating portfolio-specific intellectual property strategy with respective invention review boards; and
  • Managing the associated budget.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school with 3 years' experience;
  • Good standing in the bar(s) where licensed to practice law with preference for licensure in Minnesota;
  • 3 years minimum legal experience in a wide range of intellectual property matters including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark matters, due diligence activities, licensing or merger and acquisitions, IP litigation support, patent portfolio management and client counseling, preferably with experience at both a law firm and a corporation;
  • Registration with the USPTO;
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or related field is desired; background in physics, material science, or chemistry will be considered;
  • Strong communication skills - ability to convey and discuss intellectual property issues in understandable terms and to establish, manage and leverage relationships with management, co-workers, relevant technical community, and internal and external partners;
  • Creative thinking and problem solving in a high volume and fast-paced environment, as well as demonstrated ability to lead or collaborate with others across multiple discipline areas to achieve tangible results;
  • Taking initiative, doing more than is expected;
  • Results-oriented team player skills, who works best in a collaborative environment; and
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as necessary.

Contact
Apply online via this link: https://seagate.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=147176.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

Patent Counsel – Large Corporation – Phoenix, Ariz.

W.L. Gore W.L. Goreis looking for a highly experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Counselor to join our corporate patent team in Phoenix, AZ. Associates in our corporate functions support the work done by the divisions of Gore.

If you are looking for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will advise business and technical leaders and teams, primarily in our Medical Products Division, on third party Intellectual Property (IP) risks and risk mitigation strategies in support of new product initiatives. You will be a member of the Clearance & Opinion Center of Excellence within the Gore patent team.

The ideal candidate will

  • Be passionate about providing IP counsel support for a world-class manufacturer
  • Be energized by collaborating on cross-functional teams
  • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships

Responsibilities include

  • Advising cross-functional teams and businesses, and R&D leadership about exclusivity, freedom to operate, due diligence, patent marking and potential patent infringement issues
  • Providing a strategic divisional and/or Enterprise view with respect to IP risk while addressing the needs of individual businesses
  • Executing freedom to operate analysis in concert with product development processes
  • Analyzing risks with appropriate consideration of business objectives and the environment
  • Developing sound tactical approaches to minimizing adverse impact of third party IP
  • Participating in the creation and implementation of new risk management policies and procedures
  • Evaluating and opining on potential infringement of Gore patents
  • Initiating and overseeing measures to invalidate third party patent rights (e.g. Post grant proceedings, opposition, etc.) where appropriate
  • Effectively communicating legal advice and analysis to associates with varying degrees of IP and technical (R&D) experience
  • Prioritizing and managing multiple projects across various business units
  • Contributing to implementation of new policies and procedures within the Enterprise and the Legal team
  • Efficiently engaging and managing external counsel including, analyzing, reviewing and evaluating the quality, cost-effectiveness and scope of work performed
  • As needed, leading or participating in due diligence, licensing, or inter partes matters

Required Job Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited U.S. law school
  • Member of the bar of at least one state
  • Registration to practice before the USPTO
  • Minimum of 8 years of patent experience, with at least 6 years of in-house experience, preferrably in the life sciences or medical device industries
  • Considerable experience in product clearance/freedom to operate analysis, developing associated risk mitigation strategies, and opinion drafting
    Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional teams and initiate and drive multiple projects simultaneously
  • Business acumen with a strong track record of strategic legal thinking and behavior
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate positive resolutions and influence business decisions
  • Ability to thrive within an ambiguous environment or organization
    Ability to travel 20% of the time, primarily within Arizona

Desired Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, BioChem, Chemistry, or Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • Experience with U.S. and foreign post grant proceedings and oppositions
  • Patent litigation and IP licensing experience

Contact
For more information and to apply, please visit www.gore.com/careers and search for job number – 141369. Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. EEO/AA Employer (applies to all positions located in the U.S.).

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.