Sr. Patent Agent – Large Corporation – San Diego or Foster City, Calif.

Life Technologies Life Technologies has an immediate need for an Engineering Patent Agent in our DNA Sequencing Business Unit.

The role includes patent preparation and prosecution, and patent portfolio management. Other skills include invention disclosure review, publication review, project liaison, and patent searching. The right person for this role will have high technical ability both in the scientific realm and in the legal field.

The successful individual will have a strong engineering background with knowledge and experience in areas including: microfluidics, optics, imaging, image/signal processing, and instrumentation design/control. Familiarity with secondary analysis software applications associated with DNA sequencing instrumentation including bioinformatics, software and algorithms is also desirable. A working familiarity with molecular biology principles and DNA sequencing methodologies (including sample preparation, instrumentation, and data analysis) will be an asset.

Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills, a collaborative instinct, and can-do attitude are a must.

Advanced degree in Engineering (mechanical, chemical, electrical or other).

The individual must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with 3 to 4 years of Patent Agent experience.

This position will be located in Carlsbad, CA or Foster City, CA. Relocation benefits are available. Life Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Interested applicants should apply by contacting Niki Wallace at

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: San Diego OR Foster City, California