Patent Counsel – Non-Profit – San Diego, Calif.

Scripps Research is seeking a Patent Counsel (Organic Chemistry) to work in its San Diego offices.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Prepare and prosecute assigned patent applications in field of expertise
  • Work with Chief Patent Counsel to develop IP prosecution strategies
  • Interview inventors to collect disclosure information
  • Provide prosecution support for other staff attorneys and assist co-counsel in interference and litigation proceedings
  • Assist in management of Office of Patent Counsel (OPC) staff and projects
  • Review assigned contracts for IP-related issues including licenses, MTZ, RFOA, NDA and collaboration agreements and utilize legal expertise to advise on recommendations for improvement
  • Manage assigned Authorizations of Unlicensed Matters
  • Conduct art searches
  • Instruct outside patent counsel on licensed matters
  • Interface with Scripps Research employees of all levels including executives, faculty, and administrative staff
  • Communicate and negotiate with outside companies, universities & institutes on patent-related matters
  • Execute documents on behalf of Office of Patent Counsel (OPC) for Scripps Research

Decision Making:
Identifies, researches and thoroughly assesses pertinent facts and material information to provide recommendations for action to TSRI Executive management. Establishes and/or refines procedural systems to accomplish effective compliance, disclosure, reporting and training programs for TSRI faculty and staff.

Scope and Complexity:
Works on multiple, diverse and complex issues where in-depth analysis of a variety of factors is required. Demonstrates sound judgment and a strong understanding of professional concepts and applicable federal and state laws.

Supervision of Others:
Will have no direct reports initially but will be expected to demonstrate leadership and cross-functional supervision on project teams and in the course of discharging responsibilities and duties. May supervise outside counsel on select matters.

To apply, please contact us at: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or similar field is preferred.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Non-Profit
Job Location: San Diego, California