Patent Agent – Small Corporation – Carlsbad, Calif.

Metawave is a technology company that seeks to revolutionize the future of autonomous vehicles and wireless communications. Our team is engineering disruptive technologies for next-generation 5G communications and autonomous vehicle sensing. We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and collaborative patent agent for our beautiful headquarters in Carlsbad. This is an opportunity to be a part of a small and growing team of world-class leaders in the next generation wireless and autonomous vehicle sensing industries, who are at the leading edge of the next wave of RF millimeter wave hardware, wireless applications, artificial intelligence, object detection, and machine learning. Metawave was founded in the iconic PARC campus in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our Carlsbad office is in close walking distance to the beach and has a fun and lively SoCal, start-up atmosphere.

Your Role:
Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, a willingness and ability to master complex technologies, and strong writing and communication skills. Candidate must be a confident self-starter, capable of working both on her/his own as well as part of teams. A broad background in many different aspects of IP is helpful, including prosecution, litigation, licensing, and/or transactions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with Engineering team to identify patentable inventions
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications for Metawave core technologies
  • Actively develop and manage patent portfolios
  • Counsel technologists on protection of Intellectual Property
  • Work with foreign counsel to protect innovations worldwide
  • Collaborate with software and hardware teams to develop patent strategies for automotive radar and cellular communications
  • Perform other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of goals


  • M.S./Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Physics
  • Patent and Trademark Office registration required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with technologists
  • Outstanding writing and analytical skills, and top academic credentials are essential
  • At least 5 years drafting and prosecuting high-quality, complex patent applications for major technology companies
  • Ability to perform prior art searches and freedom to operate analyses’
  • Writing samples and references required


  • Experience in RF systems, including radar and cellular
  • Experience in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • At least 3 years of working experience in industry
  • For attorneys, at least one state bar registration
  • German and/or Japanese speakers a plus

Perks + Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package
  • Stock options
  • Full Healthcare Program (medical/dental/vision)
  • Full Insurance Program (Life, Short and Long-Term Disability)
  • 401(k) plan
  • Free lunch & great snacks
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Flexible time off & paid holidays
  • Social events + happy hours + team parties

To apply, please email us at:

Additional Info
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Carlsbad, California