10x Genomics is seeking a patent agent to work at their headquarters in Pleasanton, CA.
About the role:
We are seeking an entrepreneurial, motivated and experienced patent agent to play a primary role with the company’s strategic IP efforts worldwide. This patent agent will have a critical role in supporting 10x Genomics’ business in connection with IP portfolio objectives, management and contribute on an individual basis to patent prosecution and maintenance.
What you will be doing:
Strategic contributor to the drafting, filing, prosecution, and maintenance of 10x’s worldwide patent portfolio.
Able to provide hands-on direction and input to outside counsel, and to draft/review a wide variety of work product, including patent applications and office action responses.
Able to contribute to global patent strategy as needed over time with a focus on alignment of the patent portfolio with 10x’s business needs, priorities and resources.
Interact with R&D at all levels, including group leaders and team members, to identify patent-worthy inventions and secure patents on 10x innovations.
Strategic contributor to IP due diligence, technology assessments and FTO analyses in potential strategic transactions (including M&A, licensing and financing).
Assist 10x counsel and outside counsel on IP-related proceedings, challenges, disputes and litigation.
To be successful, you will need:
Admission to the United States Patent & Trademark Office Bar.
Solid knowledge of global intellectual property laws & practices.
Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in life sciences, biotechnology or closely related patent areas with a strong preference for in-house experience.
Experienced in managing complex patent portfolios & strategies and developing commercially-relevant patent assets.
Advanced degree (preferably a Ph.D.) in biochemistry, molecular biology or chemistry; a strong technological aptitude for learning and working with a range of technologies; and a willingness to learn and engage with 10X employees and outside counsel in other technology areas including microfluidics, instrumentation, and software.
Excellent writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to strategically educate and support fellow employees.
Self-directed and proactive, comfortable executing on multiple projects independently and in collaboration with others.
It will be fantastic if you already have:
Experience managing outside counsel is a plus
Experience in adverse proceedings (e.g., litigation, USPTO proceedings, EPO oppositions) is a plus
Guntin & Gust is seeking Patent Attorneys with 4-7+ years of experience. G&G has an extensive practice in US and foreign matters, which provides experienced attorneys a comprehensive docket of matters to work on. G&G’s practice covers satellite communications, landline communications, cellular communications, data mining technology, RF interference mitigation, RF tuning, MRI imaging, DNA sequencers, gaming controllers, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, nanotechnology, as well as, other technology areas.
The firm is a paperless firm utilizing a sophisticated filing system that enables G&G personnel to remotely access matters over a secure network. The firm has also developed its own proprietary software to assure a high quality standard is maintained throughout the prosecution lifecycle of each client matter.
G&G paralegals are skilled in US and foreign prosecution, docketing, preparing and filing matters for attorneys at the USPTO, and client interfacing. Attorneys who have joined G&G immediately recognize the exceptional skills of the paralegals and how they are able to focus more of their time on billable matters.
If G&G’s work environment resonates with your interests, we encourage you to apply for a position at the firm. Qualifying candidates will have an opportunity to speak with the firm’s founders and other attorneys to learn more about the firm’s practice and career opportunities.
G&G is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment.
Candidate Qualifications: Must have passed a state bar and the USPTO patent bar. 4-7+ years of law practice with “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of US matters is required. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Telecommunications and/or actual engineering experience is a plus. A book of business is also a plus.
Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is looking for local patent attorneys with 1-5 years’ experience to join our patent prosecution team. HFZ represents clients in a wide variety of industries and technologies including the automotive, aerospace, electronics, software, Internet, e-commerce, wireless and cloud technology sectors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, biomedical instrumentation and consumer goods, process technologies and digital signal processing industries, media and process control technologies, amongst others. This full-time position has a billable hour requirement of 1850 hours with a year-end bonus potential.
1-5 years of patent prosecution experience
Admitted to USPTO
Previous work focused primarily on drafting and prosecuting patent applications and office action responses
Excellent academic credentials in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
Benefits of working with HFZ:
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and strong benefits package
Excellent work/life balance
HFZ works with many Fortune 500 technology companies and three of the top twenty-five patent producing companies in the US
Exposure to a wide variety of technologies and clients
Small Firm environment with an Open-door Policy allowing easy access to senior attorneys and managing Partners
Non-Equity/Equity Partnership consideration after a total of seven years’ work experience, two years of which must be with HFZ.
Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC is committed to diversity as a core value of the firm. HFZ is an Equal Opportunity/ M/F/Vet/Disabled Employer.
Mintz is looking for a Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences to join our San Francisco office. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of experience.
Patent Agents work under the supervision and guidance of partners in our Intellectual Property section and perform a variety of patent-related activities, primarily in the areas of patent prosecution, freedom to operate analysis, and due diligence work. Specific duties include the following:
Work with clients on innovative and cutting-edge biotechnology to procure patent protection and build IP portfolios.
Work with scientists and/or inventors to draft patent applications.
Draft Office Action responses and prosecute patent applications.
Manage IP portfolios and coordinate worldwide prosecution with foreign associates in various foreign jurisdictions.
Assess scientific literature, patents and patent application documents in a variety of biology fields.
Assist with IP diligence on biotech initial public offerings (IPO) and other capital markets transactions.
Work with venture capitalists on IP diligence for potential investments.
Work on IP landscapes to identify third-party patents and patent applications.
Ph.D. degree in the biological life science areas (bioinformatics, data science and machine learning are a plus but not required)
5+ years of patent prosecution experience preferred.
Ability to analyze scientific papers and/or patent references and present ideas, legal and scientific reasoning and conclusions in both verbal and written format.
Demonstrate skills to present scientific concepts, analysis/reasoning, and conclusions to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists.
Ability to multi-task by working with different clients and different projects.
Astellas is seeking an IP Counsel in its Boston, Massachusetts office.
Developing innovative therapies is one of the most challenging, essential and personally rewarding fields in science. This is the most exciting time to be a part of Astellas, a company with a uniquely collaborative and patient-focused culture.
There's something special about working at Astellas. It's reflected in our focus on the people we serve, the way we treat each other and the results we achieve together as a company.
Purpose & Scope:
Responsible for providing practical, timely and high-quality IP support to Astellas' cell therapy research sites in Seattle/San Francisco and other initiatives in the Boston, MA region.
Participates in cross functional teams, identifies legal and IP related business issues, provides legal options and analysis of possible solutions and gives recommendations for addressing critical issues so that business and legal objectives are met, while keeping manager appropriately informed.
Advises and consults with employees and management and educates clients about ongoing initiatives and proactive measures to reduce legal and IP-related business risks for the company.
Position is expected to start around January 2021.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Assesses the patentability of new technologies developed by US research teams and prepares and prosecutes related patent applications.
Ensures patent portfolios are aligned with and support overall commercial and development objectives.
Understands the competitive IP landscape and counsels development teams accordingly.
Executes timely, comprehensive freedom to operate analysis and develops sound, tactical approaches to minimize third party IP risk to product initiatives.
Participates in the creation and implementation of IP policies and procedures within the US IP team.
Routinely engages in client counseling and education.
Supports administrative proceedings to invalidate third party patent rights (e.g.
Post grant proceedings, opposition, etc.), where appropriate.
Some travel as needed.
Responsible for operating within the IP budget, and any applicable project specific budgets.
Reports to Executive Director, Rx+ and New Technologies.
JD degree and admitted to practice before the USPTO and a state Bar.
BS degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related field (preferably Ph.D.).
Minimum of 5 years IP experience in patent drafting and prosecution, FTO analysis, client counseling and agreement review, preferably at least 2 years in cell therapy.
Ability to craft and execute complex patent strategies related to pharmaceutical and cell therapy development.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, including R&D, regulatory, manufacturing and commercial elements.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and efficiently manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment.
Self-motivated, detail oriented, strategic thinker, able to manage multiple projects, appropriately prioritize and provide high quality, timely advice to clients.
Business acumen with a strong track record of strategic thinking and behavior.
Understanding of and ability to manage the cultural and logistical challenges of working with a foreign parent company and within a global organization.
Strong negotiation, oral and written communication, presentation, training, organizational and teamwork skills.
Solid understanding of global patent laws and ability to advise clients from a global perspective, as well as a US perspective.
Experience providing IP support to clients in a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals and regenerative medicine
Steptoe & Johnson, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in New York. Ideal candidates will have 3-10 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.
Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply
Nelson Mullins is seeking an IP Associate to join its Charlotte, NC office.
As a qualified candidate, you have up to 4 years of experience practicing in the area of patent preparation and prosecution while holding an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or chemical engineering. You have excellent academic credentials and your writing and analytical skills are strong. You are admitted to the North Carolina Bar or admitted to and in good standing with another state's bar (and willing to waive in or sit before the North Carolina Bar), and you are admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (or eligible to sit for the Patent Bar).
Dority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with two to six years of relevant experience in patent prosecution within the mechanical or electrical arts.
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 offices are 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. Greenville is being recognized for our premier downtown, mountain views, affordable living, and overall great livability (ranked #10 in the 2019 Livability Rankings). Learn more about the upstate SC area at moveupstatesc.com.
Contact To apply, please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a patent attorney or patent agent to join our growing legal team. We are looking for a qualified, self-starter who may want to transition from law firms to a billables-free, R&D-driven environment. The position will report to the General Counsel, and will have plenty of opportunities to grow into other legal areas beyond IP.
Job duties will include:
Working independently and with outside counsel and foreign associates on patent and trademark prosecution and maintenance matters;
Supporting General Counsel, management and senior scientists to develop patent procurement and enforcement strategies;
Guiding company scientists and engineers to understand patent landscape and prepare invention disclosures;
Developing claim strategies and drafting patent applications;
Delivering internal training on IP-related topics;
Conducting landscape, patentability and freedom-to-operate analyses;
Drafting and negotiating nondisclosure, material transfer, license agreements; and
Providing legal advice in support of business development and marketing activities.
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, a mid-size law firm focusing exclusively on Intellectual Property law, is actively seeking lateral patent prosecution associates and patent agents with electrical engineering, computer science, or physics degrees for its office located in Portland, Oregon. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and preferably 2 to 4 years of experience prosecuting patent applications relating to computer science. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.
Located in one of the country’s most beautiful and livable cities, Klarquist Sparkman offers its professionals a challenging and rewarding career representing top-tier clients. The firm’s compensation and benefits package are highly competitive with other top-level firms in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about the firm please visit our website at www.klarquist.com.
Klarquist Sparkman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate, harass or allow harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of age, racial or ethnic identity or ancestry, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.
If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources by calling (503) 595-5300.
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP has established an Affirmative Action Program for the Disabled and Veterans. If you would like to review a copy of this Program, please contact Human Resources using the contact information above.
Bayes PLLC is a mid-sized elite boutique law firm that offers exciting opportunities to work directly with global leading companies on cutting edge technologies, along with a flexible and collaborative firm culture. Competitive compensation scale comparable to AM Law 200 for the right candidate. The firm has offices in McLean, Virginia in the US as well as Shenzhen, China.
Primary responsibilities of the role include:
Drafting and prosecuting patent applications in electrical, computer science, and mechanical areas;
Directly interacting with and counseling patent prosecution clients; and
Supporting patent litigation and diligence matters.
Successful candidate is expected to have:
At least 1-3 years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution;
Strong technical background in artificial intelligence, semiconductor devices, telecommunication, or medical device;
An advanced degree in electrical, computer, and/or mechanical engineering; and
Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Apply via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your resume, cover letter, and at least two writing samples.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: DC Area, Shenzhen China, or Telecommute
The Kansas City office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP is seeking an associate with 2 – 4 years of experience for our Intellectual Property Prosecution practice group. We are seeking candidates who are a member of the USPTO Patent Bar. Candidates with a background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and physics would be ideal, but is not required.
Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, an Intellectual Property Boutique, located in Gaithersburg,
MD is seeking a full-time, immediate, Patent Attorney to join the patent prosecution team.
We are a fast growing, thriving, mid-sized IP firm that originated in the mid 80s. We are proud to boast a family friendly culture, a casual dress code, and a very convenient commute to those living in the suburbs of Montgomery County. We prefer local candidates, as face time is part of the job, but technologically offer the ability to work from home when desired. Our ideal candidate has a few years of experience at a high volume firm, that is looking for a quality of life adjustment.
We serve a diverse client base, which includes small start-up companies, academic institutions, and Fortune 500 companies having some of the world’s largest IP portfolios. This client base values our knowledge, experience, and commitment to their objectives. While we can certainly port in your book of business, this position is primarily to support the firm’s existing client workload capacity. Training will be provided to understand client expectations.
Draft patent applications for U.S.-based and some non-U.S.-based companies. Meet in-person or virtually with inventors, discuss the technology, and draft patent applications.
Understand a wide range of technologies, or be able to quickly get up to speed on technologies.
Prosecute patent applications before the USPTO, including conducting examiner interviews, filing responses, appeals, etc.
Instruct non-U.S.-based law firms in the prosecution of patent applications in various countries outside the U.S.
Conduct patentability, infringement/clearance and validity studies, and related client counseling and opinion rendering.
Participate in IPR proceedings at USPTO.
Communicate with outside counsel in connection with all activities mentioned above.
Work in a wide range of technologies including wired and wireless networks and devices, wireless communication protocol technologies, media communication systems, network security, optical networks and devices, as well as medical electronic devices, and database systems.
A successful applicant must possess:
At least 2 years of substantial patent application drafting experience, particularly in the technology areas listed above;
Registration as a U.S. patent attorney and knowledge of U.S. patent practice and procedures;
J.D. degree from an accredited law school and a license to practice in at least one U.S. state;
Excellent academic credentials;
Strong writing, communication, organizational and analytical skills; and
Undergraduate focus areas in electrical engineering, physics or computer science.
Fully paid employee health insurance
Health Club Reimbursement
Firm sponsored LTD/Life
Employee Assistance Program
Monthly wellness activities
On site café and walking access to Rio Restaurant District
To apply, please submit your resume, writing sample, and transcripts to Rebecca Reyes,
Executive Director at email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Leydig, Voit & Mayer is seeking a junior associate patent attorney. Successful candidates will be a U.S. Attorney registered to practice in at least one state and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Candidates should also have a demonstrated track record of academic achievement, excellent interpersonal skills, and a scientific or engineering degree (mechanical or electrical engineering preferred). German language ability is a benefit, but not required, as the working language of the office is in English.
As an associate at Leydig, Voit & Mayer, you will experience a collegial and supportive environment in which your technical knowledge is challenged and your legal skills improved. Some of the activities in which you may be involved are: patent prosecution, analysis and preparation of patent opinions, drafting of technology licensing agreements and related transactions; and support of litigation, administrative reviews, petitions and appeals. Accordingly, preferred candidates will have experience in at least some of these areas. If desired, an initial orientation period of up to several months in one of Leydig’s U.S. offices is possible. Also, given the complications posed by the current pandemic, accommodations can be made for temporary remote work.
Leydig, Voit, and Mayer is a U.S. law firm, based in Chicago, Illinois. The firm has been at the forefront of intellectual property law for more than 100 years and enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all areas of intellectual property practice, including holding a Tier 1 ranking in Patent Law from U.S. News and World Report. The firm is committed to mentoring and associate development, and offers an open-door environment in which you can seek assistance from anyone in the firm and benefit from the experience of others. Associate compensation begins at $160,000 and is adjusted based on experience and qualifications. Additionally, associates based in the Frankfurt office receive additional travel benefits for travel back to the U.S.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Include: cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position; resume; writing sample(s), preferably relevant to patents (e.g., office action responses, appeal briefs, etc.); and uncertified copies of undergraduate and law school transcripts.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Frankfurt, Germany/Chicago, IL
Jaffery Watson Mendonsa & Hamilton (JWMH) is seeking a Senior Patent Attorney with a minimum of four years of experience in patent prosecution. Candidates throughout the US will be considered, with a preference for candidates located in Northern California who are interested in working remotely while also being available for occasional travel to Silicon Valley for client meetings. The ideal candidate would have an understanding of semiconductor process technology and software applications.
JMWH is a boutique patent law firm with a hybrid virtual and office-light approach for servicing our clients that provides maximum flexibility for our attorneys and staff to work remotely. Our highly competitive compensation model and flexible platform are ideal for motivated attorneys looking to grow their book of business while having access to several institutional firm clients in the Forbes 100 and exciting startups near our office locations in Silicon Valley and technology hubs surrounding Denver CO, and Portland OR.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
J.D. degree; admitted to a state bar and in good standing
Registered and in good standing to practice before the USPTO
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Materials Science & Engineering
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of four years of experience
Proficiency with patent portfolio management and strategy, and can work independently
Understanding of semiconductor process technology and software applications is highly desirable
Visa is seeking a Patent Counsel. In this position, the Patent Counsel provides intellectual property (IP) legal services to clients primarily in the computer software and hardware arts.
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
Advising clients on freedom to operate in view of 3rd-party patents.
Assisting in drafting and negotiating agreements, including licenses, joint development agreements, technology agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.
Providing IP subject matter expertise to commercial attorneys.
Assessing claims involving intellectual property rights by and against 3rd parties.
Advising clients in the development and implementation of intellectual property protection strategies to support the needs of individual business units.
Four to seven years of experience in drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications; prep and pros experience in the software arts required.
Expertise in subject matter eligibility required.
Juris Doctorate degree and undergraduate, or graduate, degree in applicable engineering or science, preferably in electrical engineering or computer science.
Admission to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admission to at least one State or District of Columbia Bar.
Eligible for Registered In-House Counsel status in California.
Experience evaluating third party patents, performing freedom-to-operate studies, and drafting freedom-to-operate opinions.
Ability to implement and monitor intellectual property strategies to support business needs and make changes to such strategies as needed.
Experience drafting license agreements, development agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.
Experience practicing in both a large law firm and an in-house legal department desired.
Varies upon the needs of the department
This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.
This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.
Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.