Patent Attorney (EE or Physics) – Large Corporation – San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.

Life TechnologiesLife Technologies has an exciting opportunity for a Patent Attorney (IP Counsel) in Foster City or Carlsbad, CA. This position is responsible for the development and strategy of Life Technologies' intellectual property portfolio related to molecular biology research and electronic instruments for amplification and detection of biomolecules.

This role involves invention harvesting, patent application preparation & prosecution, patent strategy and portfolio management, business IP counseling, due diligence, product clearance, patent agent oversight, and litigation support, all in the context of a full understanding of the relevant business needs and issues.

Relevant skills include patent application preparation & prosecution, reexamination practice, invention disclosure review, patent searching, competitive landscaping, and patentability and infringement analysis.

Experience with merger/acquisition due diligence, clearance opinions, and patent litigation is also valued.

An advanced degree in Electrical Engineering (M.Sc. or higher required) or Physics (Ph.D. preferred) from a top academic program. Current experience in Biotechnology-related instrument/device prosecution is preferred.

The individual must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction and eligible for Registered In-House Counsel (RIHC) status in California. The candidate must have graduated at the top 33% of his law school graduating class and from a top tier, ABA accredited, law school.

4-8 years of patent prosecution experience is preferred, with at least 2 years as an attorney in a top tier National law firm. Experience and interest in providing direction to junior associates or patent agents is also desired.

Strong technical ability and understanding of the latest scientific advancements and most recent legal developments are highly desired. Specific understanding and experience in VLSI, digital and analog circuit design and fabrication, thin-film deposition, nanotechnology fabrication, CMOS design and implementation as well as an understanding of basic chemistry are required. Experience in the Life Science, medical devices and/or Biotechnology industries is strongly preferred.

Exceptional interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) skills and strong initiative is required. The ability to work collaboratively and in a team environment is also necessary to be successful in this position.

Please apply by visiting Life Technologies is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California

Making Life Even Better.
When it comes to the vision of shaping discovery and improving life, no other company can match the breadth of products and services in the life sciences field to meet this vision than Life Technologies. Created through the combination of biotechnology leaders Applied Biosystems and Invitrogen, Life Technologies’ systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that improve the human condition and the world around us. Our customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. With historical sales of approximately $3.5 billion, a presence in more than 100 countries, and a rapidly growing intellectual property estate of over 3,600 patents and exclusive licenses, we are poised to truly shape the world of science. Join a team of more than 9,! 500 employees around the world who are engaged, curious, insightful, responsible and driven to make life even better.