Patent & Licensing Attorney – Sandia National Laboratories – Albuquerque, N.M.

Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratoriesis one of the country's largest research and engineering laboratories in the nation, employing over 8,000 people at major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We make enduring contributions to secure our society against high consequence terrorist threats and national incidents through effective use of science, technology, and systems solutions. Please visit our website at We are searching for a Patent and Licensing Attorney for the Legal Technology Transfer Center at the Albuquerque facility. The salary is commensurate. A benefit and relocation package is available. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance. 

Responsible for counseling on licensing activities, negotiations and contracts; and all aspects of patent protection, from 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 major national laboratory.

U.S. law degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice in at least one U.S. state and current registration with the USPTO is required. Requires excellent academic qualifications with 3-7 years of law firm and/or in-house experience in intellectual property licensing and patent prosecution; must be a member of the State Bar of New Mexico or be willing and able to become a member of the State Bar of New Mexico within two years of hire; and a degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials, Physics, Electrical Engineering or a relevant engineering discipline. Masters or PhD level education is preferred. Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills and strong project, client management skills and a proven track record of success in the patent field are desirables.

Please apply online at, click Search for Openings, and reference Job ID Number: 638689. 

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Government
Job Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico