Patent Attorney – Small Corporation – Northborough, Mass.

Aspen Aerogels Inc. is seeking a patent attorney with at least 5 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The patent attorney will be responsible for helping the company articulate and implement optimum Intellectual Property strategies and will be a critical member of the legal team supporting the innovation oriented technology company. Key attributes include a solid patent law background, self-drive and established success in patent portfolio creation and management in a collaborative environment.


  • Identify and articulate IP opportunities in the Company’s R&D, Process and Product
  • Development and other business functions, and assist in implementing the IP strategy
  • Perform prior art searches, articulate patentability, prepare, file and prosecute patent applications at the USPTO
  • Identify IP issues and advise on appropriate responses to third party actions, including performing relevant FTO analyses
  • Manage foreign patent and trademark procurement activities
  • Effective use patent/trademark databases to navigate the IP work flow along with support staff
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure an appropriate IP protection in different business activities


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or natural sciences (preferably in materials, chemistry or chemical engineering); Master’s degree is a plus, but not required
  • JD from a recognized US law school and an active State bar admission
  • USPTO registration is required
  • 5 plus years patent procurement experience in a law firm or in-house environment
  • IP related transactional practice
  • Experience managing foreign patent portfolio
  • Exposure to trademark issues


  • Demonstrated ability to articulate complex technical/legal analysis and arguments orally and in writing.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive on challenges and react promptly and positively to a fast-paced work culture.
  • Current knowledge of substantive and procedural requirements for filings (including electronic) with the USPTO and PCT practice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability collaborate across the company and with outside and foreign counsel to produce tangible results.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage and drive projects and tasks with high attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work in a demanding environment with shifting priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrates high integrity and strong work ethic.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Northborough, Massachusetts