At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine and Glassdoor .in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Where the Chemistry Happens…
In this role, the Senior Patent Agent is integral in the continued development and protection of the global chemical patent portfolio, working under the oversight of the Patent Operations Leader.
If selected for this position, you will be expected to provide high-quality legal support in a timely and effective manner. You will be a pivotal link between the R&D, Business Development, and Legal teams. In addition, you will support the development and implementation of the BASF Global IP Strategy, working collaboratively with counterparts in the US and Germany. You will identify and pursue valuable intellectual property generated in a dynamic research and development environment.
The position requires an individual with initiative, strong legal skills, and extensive experience in patent portfolio development, including preparing patent applications and obtaining patents with limited to no supervision, plus a degree, or equivalent experience, in the chemical arts.
Formula for Success: You Will…
Directly handle the following transactional responsibilities:
Manage a global patent portfolio in line with the Global IP Strategy, including:
Obtain robust patent protection for critical technologies and products with limited to no supervision.
Act as IP project leader for individual research projects, global business units, and operating divisions; identify and articulate opportunities for patent protection; and develop, advocate, and implement patent strategies.
Lead patent portfolio reviews with business units and operating divisions.
Independently draft, file, and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO, including conducting examiner interviews and negotiations with the agency, with limited or no supervision.
Directly manage and provide detailed filing and prosecution instructions and drafts to U.S. and foreign patent counsel.
Prepare and manage the patent portfolio budget, aligning with business unit and operating division goals, and proactively seeking cost saving measures without compromising quality or patent scope.
Conduct competitive analysis of patent portfolios with a detailed understanding of BASF products and technical developments.
Provide training on IP issues to R&D and business colleagues.
Provide patentability advice with limited to no supervision, conduct (under direction and supervision of counsel) analyses, including infringement and validity assessments, and perform landscape analyses.
Support patent-related due diligence for commercial transactions, such as collaborations and licensing.
Effectively communicate with IP colleagues, businesses (e.g., IP Managers, management, R&D) in Germany and other global sites at all levels in the organization, regarding patent matters, departmental and overall BASF processes, and to proactively address other concerns.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Arts or a related discipline; advanced degree preferred.
A minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience on Intellectual Property and/or legal teams.
Registration before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
In-depth understanding of US patent law, and general knowledge of foreign patent laws, including Europe and Asia.
Self-starter as well as team player, working well with other patent practitioners and support staff.
Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
Ability to work effectively in a changing environment, prioritize demands, and use keen judgment.
Proficiency in working with intellectual asset management software (e.g., Anaqua), the USPTO Electronic Filing System (EFS), and PAIR.
Experience in the chemical industry, particularly related to catalysts (e.g. emission catalysts) and related devices.
Background in a corporate environment preferred, including experience working with various functional groups, building strong and enduring relationships.
Experience in intellectual property post-grant procedures and litigation.
Transactional and contract experience, particularly as it relates to protection of intellectual property and due diligence.
Practical laboratory experience in chemistry or a related field.
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
Unified Patents is growing its legal team, and is seeking an experienced registered patent attorney with Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) andpost-grant petition (IPR, PGR, and CBM), reexamination, and other administrative drafting and litigation experience, preferably with a background in electrical engineering or computer science and experience with codec, coding, cryptography, compression, or other algorithmic subject matter. Former patent examination experience is a plus; clerking experience is a plus; familiarity with ongoing cases post-SAS Institutes is a plus. Strong preference for candidates located in the Washington, DC area.
“The work environment for attorneys at Jones Robb is excellent. It’s a collegial environment. The membership team is thoughtful and they are great communicators. The work is diverse, no two days are the same.” These thoughts were shared by an attorney during a recent employee survey conducted to test how well we are doing at leading and motivating our employees. What if you had the opportunity to learn and work on a variety of technologies in multiple industry sectors under the mentorship of different partners? Imagine being able to work with different clients, interacting in different ways to solve challenging problems and achieve different client-specific goals. Our attorneys know that working on the same type of work product, in the same discipline can lead to burn out in the patent world. We get it, which is why we are a diverse patent boutique firm with a strong mix of clients and projects, with a team-based approach to the delivery of our services.
Our technical expertise spans across a variety of engineering and computer science disciplines, in industry sectors such as automotive, data analytics/processing, biomedical devices, displays, energy, robotics, and telecommunications, to name a few.
If you have 5-10+ years of Patent Law experience in a client-centric environment, have a great attitude, exceptional attention to detail and follow through, can manage multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment – – keep reading…we want to talk to you.
Jones Robb is based just outside of Washington, D.C., and is seeking Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents, people with a tremendous hunger to learn and master different technologies and to develop client relationship skills to help take our practice to new heights. Outstanding communication skills to carry senior conversations with the Partners, Associates, Staff and Clients are a must.
Qualified candidates will have the ability to work in a team environment and preferably have a technical background in any of our practice areas: physics, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, computer science, and/or electrical engineering. Candidates must also have strong academic records, and two or more years of significant experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Ideal candidates also have a post-graduate degree and experience with complex Patent Office proceedings, client counseling with opinion drafting, and/or other related patent practice experience.
Do you have interest in cultivating your patent legal skills, acquiring new legal skills, and mastering various technologies? Do you have strategic vision to identify opportunities and challenges? Are you interested in earning great pay working alongside talented attorneys, dedicated partners, and a top-notch staff, in a congenial and collaborative environment? If you think you have what it takes, please review the criteria below, if you do; send us your resume – we want to talk to you!
We don’t want to waste your time, so let us answer a few questions you might have, up front:
What you should expect –
High performance is a must. If you are not an exceptional attorney or agent, with self-propelled motivation and the ability to think strategically to meet identified business objectives, manage multiple priorities, deliver timely and quality work product, and communicate in a poised and professional manner with clients, please don’t apply.
Accountability. We may be a small firm, but we offer big firm client services. We are looking for someone who takes pride in their work, and can own both client relationships and their work products. We provide the leadership and training, but you have to bring your exceptional work ethic and dedication to your craft to the table.
Work hard, play hard. Our small firm has an outstanding culture and enables work life balance, but that is only if we are meeting our clients’ needs and our billable goals. We have an aggressive culture based on strong performance, excellent work ethic, high-quality work product, and professionalism that is counter-balanced with work at home days and the camaraderie of a close-knit team.
Earn the respect of your peers. You will be working alongside some of the best attorneys and staff in the world; you will need to earn their trust and respect by bringing your technical and legal expertise, a problem-solving spirit and a holistic approach to serving our clients.
Live in the moment. Jones Robb is growing, which means we are moving fast, and you will be required to quickly adjust priorities to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs. This also means we want people in the office and engaged with our team.
Are you still interested? Good, then you should be one of a few qualified candidates that we want to talk to!
Contact To apply, please email resume, under- and post-graduate transcripts, and a writing sample to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: McLean, Virginia or Indianapolis, Indiana
DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP, a prominent national law firm with over 640 attorneys in 23 cities, has two immediate opportunities available for Intellectual Property Associates in the Detroit office.
The first opportunity requires a mechanical engineering background and a minimum of 3 years of experience drafting patent applications and licensing agreements. Courtroom and trademark experience is preferred.
The second opportunity requires a minimum of 3 years of experience and a material science, chemical engineering, or chemistry background. An advance degree in these disciplines and/or industry experience is preferred but not required.
Qualified candidates should have prosecution experience for both opportunities and can look forward to a practice that will include extensive involvement in risk assessment analyses and opinion work, in addition to a baseline docket of patent preparation and prosecution.
A license to practice in Michigan is preferred. Out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Michigan bar exam or eligible for admission in Michigan will be considered. All candidates should have a strong academic background, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
Dinsmore’s IP Department includes a group of 80+ intellectual property attorneys in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Chicago, Charleston, Denver, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
The global law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is actively recruiting a partner-track Associate to join the litigation practice of our thriving Intellectual Property Group in our Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis or Minneapolis offices. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Asia and the UK. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base. Our ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of patent litigation experience. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and strong academic credentials are required.
This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.
Contact If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online at faegrebd.com/careers and include your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample and undergraduate transcript.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, Indiana; or Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nagoya International Patent Firm is a leading Japanese intellectual property firm located in Nagoya, Japan. We are seeking a U.S. patent attorney having a Juris Doctor (J.D.), admitted to a state bar, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In general, the job will entail reviewing U.S. applications and providing advice on claim drafting and prosecution tactics. The job will also include providing opinions concerning U.S. patents, providing advice/support on litigation and transactional matters, updating our firm’s attorneys on current U.S. practice and legal decisions, providing general advice concerning copyright/trademark matters, and other legal advice. Preferred candidates will have at least 2-5 years of experience working in a law firm or in-house with significant prosecution experience. A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering is preferred, although other disciplines will be considered. The candidate is not required to speak Japanese. A minimum 2-year contract is required. Salary will be negotiated based upon work experience.
We have employed several U.S. patent attorneys at our office, and are now seeking a U.S. patent attorney who will cooperatively work with the U.S. patent attorney who is currently working for our firm.
Contact To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A cover letter (within the e-mail, if desired) and resume should be included.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Nagoya, Japan
The global law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels is actively recruiting a partner-track Associate to join the litigation practice of our thriving Intellectual Property Group in our Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis or Minneapolis offices. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Asia and the UK. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base. Our ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of patent litigation experience. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and strong academic credentials are required.
This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth.
Contact If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online at http://www.faegrebd.com/careers and include your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis or Minneapolis
Tully Rinckey PLLC has been on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies eight times. The firm is currently looking to add IP Partners in its 10 offices across the country. In addition, the firm is interested in hearing from IP Partners in markets where the firm does not already have an office.
This is an opportunity to grow your existing practice with the support of a full service marketing department, highly skilled business development team, public relations and support staff with proven track records. This allows firm attorneys to focus solely on the practice of law while an innovative management team navigates the challenges of the business side of the law on their behalf.
The firm is seeking IP Partners with at least seven or more years of experience in Patent, Trademark, and/or Copyright litigation. Integral to success in this role is the desire to procure, cultivate, and sustain his/her client base from their already existing referral network and be driven to grow their network through both firm resources and individual business development. Ideal candidates will have at least a $300,000 book of business.
Competitive compensation, employer matched 401(k), paid holidays, vacation and sick time a comprehensive benefits package to include six health insurance options, three dental plans, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, and a 24/7 concierge telemedicine service.
Nagoya International Patent Firm is a leading Japanese intellectual property firm located in Nagoya, Japan. We are seeking a U.S. patent attorney having a Juris Doctor (J.D.), admitted to a state bar, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In general, the job will entail reviewing U.S. applications and providing advice on claim drafting and prosecution tactics. The job will also include providing opinions concerning U.S. patents, providing advice/support on litigation and transactional matters, updating our firm’s attorneys on current U.S. practice and legal decisions, providing general advice concerning copyright/trademark matters, and other legal advice.
Preferred candidates will have at least 2-5 years of experience working in a law firm or in-house with significant prosecution experience. A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering is preferred, although other disciplines will be considered. The candidate is not required to speak Japanese. A minimum 2-year contract is required.
Salary will be negotiated based upon work experience. We have employed several U.S. patent attorneys at our office, and are now seeking a U.S. patent attorney who will cooperatively work with the U.S. patent attorney who is currently working for our firm.
Contact To apply, please email us with a cover letter (within the e-mail, if desired) and resume should be included at: email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Nagoya, Japan
Dority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with two to four years of relevant experience with degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, chemical engineering, or biochemical 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.
Studebaker & Brackett PC, a growing patent firm located in Tysons, VA, a short walk from the Greensboro Metro Station/Silver Line, seeks a qualified, experienced patent attorney or agent with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) for primarily handling patent preparation and prosecution. At a minimum, the candidate must reside in, or willing to relocate to, the DC Metro area, be registered to practice before the USPTO, have at least seven years of patent preparation/prosecution experience, and a proficiency in solid state physics including semiconductor device operation and integrated circuitry.
We offer a collaborative professional environment and a competitive benefits package.
At Nike, innovation is in our blood. As a key member of the Nike Patent team, the Patent Expert will collaborate closely with our cutting-edge Apparel and Footwear innovation teams. To be successful, the Patent Expert will need to maintain a high level of awareness of current Nike innovations, development projects, production techniques, and materials.
Primary responsibilities will include monitoring innovation projects, researching utility patent application opportunities, directing the drafting and prosecution of patent applications by outside counsel, and working with the Nike Patent team, outside counsel, and innovators to drive the patent process. The Patent Expert will also monitor Nike’s and its competitors’ respective product launches to strategically build and align our patent portfolio.
The role will report to an Assistant General Counsel on the Patent team and will also assist Nike’s IP Litigation and IP Transactions teams in a variety of other patent-related activities such as patent invalidation/opposition proceedings, freedom to operate assessments, portfolio mining, patent litigation matters, and the negotiation of IP-focused agreements.
To accomplish these important goals, the Patent Expert will possess a technical background (science/engineering) and a strong ability to interface with colleagues having a wide array of expertise in the areas of design, technology, engineering, and IP law in a dynamic environment.
Bachelor’s degree or above in science or engineering.
Registered to practice before the USPTO.
3-5 years of experience of patent drafting and/or prosecution, preferably in the chemical and/or mechanical arts.
Technical and/or patent experience in the fields of consumer products, footwear, apparel, and/or textiles; experience with knitting, weaving, and/or braiding technologies is highly desirable.
Preferred candidates will exhibit:
Ability to communicate patent and technology concepts in both written and verbal form.
Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment.
Aptitude to understand new areas of technology.
Strong collaboration skills, organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to thrive in ambiguity and to self-manage/prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
Willingness to provide assistance outside of defined job description.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms with almost 4000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices is seeking a Patent Agent. This position will reside in the Philadelphia office and will be responsible for advising clients on patent procurement for both U.S. and international enterprises, ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office
Performing prior art searches and analysis
Engage in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationships
Prepare substantive client correspondence
Instruct foreign filings and office actions
Assist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects
Assist in patent diligence matters relating to corporate transactions
Communicating with clients and investors
A bachelor’s degree (and preferably an advanced degree) in a mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or related discipline with excellent academic credentials
Registered patent agent
A minimum of two years of relevant work experience
Demonstrated experience in examining or preparing and prosecuting patent applications
Excellent writing and research abilities are a must, as well as proficiency in written and verbal communication, and strong organizational skills
Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status.
Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Harrity & Harrity is looking for remote, full-time, or reduced hours patent professionals to prepare and/or prosecute patent applications for leading global technology companies, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.
What we offer:
Life/Work balance – work where you want, when you want, and how much you want
Ample, steady preparation and prosecution work from a mix of leading electrical and mechanical technology companies
Excellent compensation package that is production-based, and includes comprehensive benefits
Opportunity for client counseling through direct client interaction, as all clients are firm clients
Opportunity for career growth/development including training in business development and client management
Innovative firm culture including cutting edge technology, collaborative work environment, and dedicated support team
Who you are:
You are a superstar
You have excellent writing skills
You have excellent communication skills
You have a technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields
You have 3+ years of recent preparation or prosecution experience (former Patent Examiner experience is a plus)
We are committed to equal opportunity hiring practices. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Pramudji Law Group PLLC, a Houston-based IP boutique law firm, is seeking a patent agent/patent attorney/patent engineer with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics. This position entails drafting and prosecuting patent applications, performing invalidity and infringement analysis and some trademark prosecution.
We are looking for candidates that have a strong technical background, particularly in computer memory architecture, circuity design and aircraft technology. Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience in drafting patent applications. Candidates must also have excellent writing skills and a willingness to learn.
This position may be part-time or full-time. Telecommuting is an option. Flexible compensation structure and flexible hours. Our firm atmosphere is relaxed, collaborative and friendly. We emphasize teamwork. We are blessed to be a very diverse firm. In fact, we are probably the most diverse intellectual property law firm in Texas. We are also a minority owned firm.
Mr. Pramudji started our firm about 13 years ago. The firm specializes in various aspects of intellectual property law, including patent preparation and prosecution and trademark prosecution. Our mission is to provide our clients with legal and technical expertise of the highest quality while maintaining impeccable integrity and professionalism. We believe in providing value to our clients. We believe in treating each other and our clients the way that we want to be treated.
Contact Please send resumes, cover letters, transcripts and any writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Houston, Texas (or Telecommute)
Guntin & Gust is seeking highly skilled and productive Patent Attorneys with a background in Electrical Engineering (EE). As part of our team you will be working with a diverse group of clients ranging from sophisticated mid-sized corporations to Fortune 100 companies. The scope of prosecution work includes telecommunications, medical products, RF products, gaming products, nanotechnologies, and other fields in the electrical arts. Clients have also engaged our firm to evaluate patent portfolios, draft licensing and patent sale agreements, perform re-exam evaluations, due diligence in M&A transactions, advanced inventing sessions, opinion work, and other services.
We offer comprehensive benefits that are paid in full by the firm and a competitive compensation package that includes a base salary with a formula-based quarterly bonus. Our firm has a substantial volume of work that provides an attorney exceptional opportunities for career growth.
Must have passed a state bar and the USPTO patent bar. 7+ years of law practice with “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of US matters is required. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elect. or Computer Eng. is required. Telecommunications and/or actual engineering experience is a plus. A book of business is also a plus. Information regarding the last two years of billable hours and collections will be requested.
Oliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking Patent Attorneys with a background in Chemical or Biological Engineering or closely related fields for the Alexandria office.
Applicants should have at least two years of patent prosecution experience in a law firm, and patent drafting experience required. Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice.Competitive salary and benefits package. Oliff PLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration to: email@example.com. Applicants may also submit cover letters and resumes to our provided email.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Va.
Troutman Sanders seeks an experienced 1-4 year patent associate to join the Richmond office. The candidate should have an engineering or other scientific degree(s), preferably in electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineering, and significant patent prosecution experience. Experience in patent litigation is also helpful. Large firm or IP-boutique experience is a plus. This is an opportunity to represent clients in an international practice and participate immediately in sophisticated intellectual property matters.
Troutman Sanders' intellectual property group handles patent prosecution and litigation and provides advice about disputes involving the protection or enforcement of rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights, confidential information and trade secrets, covenants not to compete, and other intellectual property issues. Candidates must have superior writing ability, maturity and good communication skills. Candidates must be registered and in good standing with the USPTO and currently admitted to a state bar (Virginia Bar preferred).
Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP, a midsize IP firm located south of Boston in Canton, MA, seeks a patent attorney having an EE or a CS degree with at least two years of industry experience preferred. Firm attorneys work in a wide range of interesting technology areas for large and small corporate, institutional and individual clients. Compensation and benefits competitive with Boston area.
Contact E-Mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (781-401-9966) to Hiring Attorney, Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee LLP, 354 Turnpike Street - Suite 301A, Canton, MA 02021.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Canton, Massachusetts
The Director leads and manages the OTC, overseeing personnel, budgets, and all aspects of intellectual property cultivation, assessment, protection, and commercialization. The Director establishes and implements strategies to maximize the social and economic impact of University research and discoveries through OTC’s commercialization efforts and its support of related entrepreneurial endeavors. The Director is responsible for developing and meeting annual OTC licensing goals and acts as primary point of contact and steward to resolve problems and issues affecting intellectual property and licensing at all levels within the University.
The Director interacts closely with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students; units involved in research administration support services, internal and external legal counsel; external partners / potential licensees and industry research and development. The Director will build strong relationships externally to drive broader awareness and dissemination of the University’s innovation capabilities and available technologies and will develop trusting working relationships with University researchers to advance the University’s culture of innovation and collaboration.
The Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development (AVP) and strategically supports the AVP as the expert licensing professional in the OTC.
Master’s degree in technical, business or related field.
With a minimum of ten (10) years of successful leadership experience in corporate, academic, startup and/or entrepreneurial setting. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree in technical, business or related field.
With a minimum of twelve (12) years of successful leadership experience in corporate, academic, startup and/or entrepreneurial setting. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience in technology transfer, business development, intellectual property management, and related activities. Experience and strong technical competence negotiating deal terms, complex and standard, including an understanding of both industry and startup perspectives and needs.
Strong, demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to identify and hire talent, coach staff, develop and manage high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
Demonstrated expertise in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
Proven success engaging the private sector in a variety of commercial endeavors.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative mindset for business planning and implementation.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, internally and externally, evidenced through relationship management, networking, and team building.
Strong appreciation for and ability to drive relevant collection and reporting of metrics to assess not only office operational efficiency but also impact and outcomes.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact while maintaining confidentiality.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities, often under time constraints.
Ability to assess and advocate for resources needed to achieve goals and objectives of the office.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. No visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.
Sheridan Ross P.C. is seeking a Patent Prosecution Associate and/or Patent Agent in the Electrical Engineering field with one to five years of legal experience and strong academic credentials. This is for a new position in Sheridan Ross’ downtown Denver, Colorado office. Qualified candidates will be USPTO admitted, have experience prosecuting EE patent matters, and hold an advanced degree or have commensurate work experience. Additionally, candidates should be motivated self-starters with superb communication and writing skills, a commitment to excellence and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.
• 1-5 years of patent prosecution experience
• Advanced degree or commensurate work experience in electrical engineering
• Preferred Associates should be: licensed to practice law in at least one state, eligible for admission to the Colorado Bar, and be in good standing.
• All candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO
Caldwell Intellectual Property is seeking experienced patent attorneys and/or patent agents to join our action-packed IP practice. This position is available in our Boston, MA office. Our atmosphere is charged with energy, as we strive to help our clients develop value driven IP portfolios for their exciting, dynamic businesses. We represent some of the most innovative technology companies in the world, and have a unique, collaborative environment focused on quality work and quality down time. We offer excellent salaries, outstanding benefits, and an energizing, professional work environment. We are the law firm version of a startup and we are having a lot of fun. Come help us shake things up!
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree
Biology and Chemistry candidates should have a PhD or equivalent
Registered to practice before the USPTO or be eligible to do so
A no man/woman left behind attitude
Likes to Win
Thirst for knowledge
A balance of confidence and humility
Ready to help the firm grow
The primary responsibilities are to perform functions related to patent prosecution, patent portfolio management and strategy, and provide assistance with post-grant work. Although not required, trademark prosecution experience is a plus.
SBMC is looking for smart, driven, and creative individuals to join our team of Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents to help serve our multiple Fortune 500 clients—leaders in the high-tech industry.
We offer a commission based payment structure that promotes transparency and takes the guesswork out of conventional bonus structures.
Looking for application drafters with at least two years of patent law experience at a firm.
Big-city pay without big-city living expenses—make your money go further.
Benefits of our location in Spokane, Washington include ample affordable housing, no state income tax, short commutes, an active night life and arts scene, as well as an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Work with world-leading technology companies.
Relaxed work environment—casual dress code and flexible hours.
SBMC strongly supports a diverse work environment.