University of Maryland, College Park
Position Number: 123406
Functional Title: Manager, Intellectual Property
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
Unit: VPR-Office of Technology Commercialization
Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Manager, Intellectual Property is a registered patent practitioner primarily responsible for overseeing the voluminous and diverse portfolio of University of Maryland’s intellectual property from disclosure to patenting which requires constant follow-up. The Manager, Intellectual Property will interact with and advise inventors, OTC’s licensing staff, licensees, and outside counsel on patent strategy, conveying patent rules, IP policies (University System of Maryland and University of Maryland), and Bayh-Dole Act requirements.
Minimum Qualifications: Education:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or related field.
Three (3) years of patent prosecution experience. At least one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Strong consultative skills with the confidence and ability to enforce rules.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Ability to convey and apply patent rules, IP policies, and Bayh-Dole Act.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact, and confidentiality.
Computer literacy with standard word processing, MS Office Suite (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint), email, Internet applications, and USPTO systems (EFS-Web, PAIR).
JD; Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in engineering, science, or related field preferred.
Two (2) years of experience managing an IP portfolio in an in-house setting (university, corporate, or government) preferred.
University experience preferred.
Admitted to and member in good standing of the Maryland bar, or eligible for admission within 1 yearof hire, is preferred.
Registered and in good standing to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is required.
Additional Information: Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
Must be registered and in good standing to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).
Posting Date: 09/12/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Best Consideration Date: 09/26/2017
Sedentary work performed in a normal office environment. Ability to deal with stress and conflict. Spending long hours in front of a computer screen. Ability to attend meetings both on and off campus.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Seton Hall University Law School is looking for a one-year Fellow / VAP to help cover IP and cyberlaw courses and to assist in the administration of our Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology. The subject matter in IP is somewhat flexible, but we will definitely need someone who can cover some Internet law courses and possibly other courses. The work with our Gibbons Institute will involve helping plan and execute IP-related programs for academia and the bench and bar. The Fellow / VAP will also have an opportunity to work on his or her own research and to participate in faculty colloquia and other research-related activities. At this time the position is only for one year, although renewal for an additional year might be possible. Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It honors diversity and respects the religious commitments of all employees. In turn, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education.
The University of Akron's School of Law invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with an anticipated start date of August 2017.
The Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology is responsible for developing, articulating, and implementing a long-term vision for the Center that will achieve greater distinction for the University of Akron's School of Law. The Director, in coordination with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is responsible for implementing the IP curriculum within the School of Law. The Director also manages and supervises the law schools' special IP degree and certificate programs, and may help propose and create additional new programs in intellectual property for attorneys and other professionals as appropriate. The Director is responsible for the management and coordination of all law school programming in the area of intellectual property law, including programs for both attorneys and academics.
The Director fosters and advances external relationships, including the law schools' ongoing international relationships with other universities, where those relate to intellectual property and technology. The Director also works with the law schools' Intellectual Property Advisory Council in advancing the intellectual property program. The Director serves as a faculty advisor to the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association, a law student organization, oversees the advising related to the annual issue of the Akron Law Review devoted to intellectual property law, and also oversees the law schools' participation in intellectual property-related moot court competitions.
As a member of the law school faculty, the Director will engage in relevant scholarship, teach in the area of intellectual property law, and serve on administrative committees.
Juris doctor or equivalent law degree with intellectual property law experience.
A demonstrated record of successful scholarship and teaching and commitment to continue producing both at a high level; record of or potential for appropriate administrative leadership; entrepreneurial skills to advance the impact of the Center; ability to create and sustain a network of IP leaders; ability to articulate and implement long-term vision to achieve greater distinction for Akron Law's IP program.
The Committee is open to candidates in any area of IP, but experience and expertise in the areas of Copyright, Internet Law, Privacy, International IP, and Health Law are of particular interest.
Application deadline: Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
The Purdue Research Foundation, Office of Technology Commercialization has an opening for a Patent Counsel with a focus on the Physical Sciences. The Patent Counsel will be responsible to: perform prompt and competent completion of analyses of intellectual property protection and strategies to enable timely technology transfer of Purdue intellectual property; work cooperatively with Purdue inventors and Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) licensing staff to evaluate technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection; draft patent applications and present applications to US Patent and Trademark Office and copyright registrations to US Copyright Office for the benefit of Purdue; prosecute patent applications with respect to all aspects of patent law, including preparing formal communications and responses to national patent offices, conducting examiner interviews and related prosecution activities for the benefit of Purdue; and engage and manage outside counsel on patent prosecution matters including coordinate, manage and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned project-related activities.
Master’s degree required in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related field.
Patent practice experience in physical sciences required.
Two to four years of direct patent drafting and prosecution experience before US Patent and Trademark Office.
Registered with US Patent and Trademark Office.
Member of Indiana or a reciprocating state Bar in good standing.
Strong working knowledge of intellectual property transactions including licensing required.
Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia.
Strong diplomatic skills.
Legal contract comprehension and hands-on patent prosecution experience preferred.
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, computer, written/verbal communication skills.
Commitment to higher education and the values of scientific research and discovery for societal benefit.
Occasional travel required.
A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, nine-month appointment in its Legal Research and Writing program for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The program is a four-credit, two-semester, graded course sequence. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching two sections of Legal Research & Writing during the fall semester and two sections of Advocacy & Research during the spring semester, plus two additional courses to be determined by curricular needs and the legal writing professor’s interests. These courses may involve participation in or oversight of a student success program.
The law school seeks an applicant who will be a collaborative member of an autonomous three-member team that will make decisions about the program, and one who is passionate and reflective about teaching and dedicated to student learning.
Qualified applicants will hold a J.D. from an accredited law school, a strong academic record, excellent legal research and writing skills, and experience in the practice of law. The ideal candidate would also have experience teaching legal research and writing.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW in Fort Worth, Texas seeks to expand its top-ranked intellectual property law program by hiring a full-time faculty candidate with expertise in one or more areas of intellectual property practice for a contract, tenure-track, or tenured clinical position, with rank dependent on qualifications and experience. The responsibilities will include teaching in and providing supervision of clinics that support the work of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP). CLIP affiliated clinics include the IP and Technology Law Clinic, which has both trademark and patent programs, and the Entrepreneurship Clinic.
Candidates must have a J.D. degree or its equivalent. The successful candidate also will have a strong background in one or more areas of intellectual property practice, including patent, trademark, and/or copyright law. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated outstanding practice experience and classroom teaching skills. Candidates seeking a tenure or tenure track appointment must have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement.
Texas A&M University is a tier-one research institution and American Association of Universities member. The university consists of 16 colleges and schools that collectively rank among the top 20 higher education institutions nationwide in terms of research and development expenditures. As part of its commitment to continue building on its tradition of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and public service, Texas A&M acquired the law school from Texas Wesleyan University in August of 2013. Since that time, the law school has embarked on a program of investment that increased its entering class credentials and financial aid budgets, while shrinking the class size; hired eighteen new faculty members, including twelve prominent lateral hires; improved its physical facility; and substantially increased its career services, admissions, and student services staff.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Texas A&M welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the university’s academic community.
Contact Applicants should email a résumé and cover letter indicating research and teaching interests to Professor Gabriel Eckstein, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at email@example.com. Alternatively, résumés can be mailed to Professor Eckstein at Texas A&M University School of Law, 1515 Commerce Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-6509.
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: Fort Worth, Texas
The only law school in New Hampshire, the UNH School of Law is a national leader in intellectual property law and practice-ready curricula with a commitment to inclusion, diversity and quality engagement for all. The School is ranked number five in intellectual property law and has been among the top ten IP law schools for 25 consecutive years. Overall, UNH Law jumped 55 positions in the US News rankings in the past three years – an unprecedented rise among law schools. UNH Law was founded as the Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1973 in the state capital of Concord. In 2010, the University of New Hampshire and Franklin Pierce agreed to affiliate and eventually merge, resulting in the UNH School of Law. More information about the School of Law may be found at www.law.unh.edu.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law is an intimate, innovative law school, committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, public interest and social justice, and commerce and technology.
Throughout its history, UNH Law has been a global leader in innovative legal education. Students study in a close-knit, cooperative environment. The curriculum emphasizes an intensive, practice-based approach involving many opportunities for hands-on learning. With a highly productive and engaged full-time faculty of 28 and a student:faculty ratio of 12:1, the School of Law serves 253 students from 31 states and 11 countries across the globe, offering JD, LLM, and Masters degrees, certificates, dual degrees and joint degrees. The school has the third highest placement rate among New England law schools for graduates in non-school funded, bar-required positions. Approximately 97% of the Class of 2015 enrolls in a live-client clinic or completes a legal residency.
The UNH School of Law celebrates over 5,700 alumni currently practicing in over 80 countries who are providing global leadership in the areas of intellectual property, general practice, public policy, commerce and technology. International graduates from Afghanistan to Zambia comprise almost 15 percent of the alumni population, over half of whom practice in the East Asian countries of South Korea, Taiwan and China. Alumni from the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property have a distinctive presence in senior leadership positions in IP-centric markets in all major east and west coast population centers.
UNH Law features specialized programs that blend innovative legal scholarship, dynamic teaching and hands-on professional development:
The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Law
The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service
The Daniel Webster Scholar Program
The UNH Law Legal Residency Program
The Sports and Entertainment Law Institute
The Health Law and Policy Program
The UNH Law Clinics
UNH is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.
Contact Applications, nominations and inquiries may be directed in confidence to Lucy A. Leske or Sheila Murphy, the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting UNH Law with this search, at UNHLawDean@wittkieffer.com. Electronic submissions are required and should include a letter of interest, current resume, and a list of at least five references with contact information. Application review will begin on September 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: Durham, New Hampshire
The University of Connecticut School of Law is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law for its Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (“IP Law Clinic” or “Clinic”) located on the Law School campus in Hartford, Connecticut. This position affords a unique opportunity for an intellectual property lawyer who enjoys patent and trademark law and practice and wishes to share his or her wisdom and experience with students interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property.
This position provides a rare opportunity to teach, train and supervise law students representing real clients in an experiential learning program focusing on patent and trademark prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The position requires classroom instruction. The position further requires intensive individual or small group instruction and supervision of students handling patent client matters in a broad range of technical disciplines as well as trademark client matters. The Clinic was one of the six original law school clinics selected nationally to participate in the USPTO Law School Clinic Certification Program, under which law students are granted limited recognition to practice before that body under faculty supervision.
The UConn Law faculty includes leading scholars, experienced practitioners and internationally known experts in a wide range of fields. The school also draws dozens of adjunct faculty members from the judiciary, area corporations and non-profits, and private practice. A pioneer in the introduction of clinical training to legal education, UConn Law has more than a dozen other clinics, including an Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, a Low Income Taxpayers Clinic, criminal defense and prosecution clinics, and several other programs.
Licensed attorney admitted to practice in Connecticut or the ability to obtain admission within one year of start date;
Presently admitted to practice before the USPTO with a consistent and demonstrated level of trademark and patent prosecution experience throughout the past five years;
Prior experience teaching in a clinical environment or in a classroom
Enthusiasm for learning clinical pedagogy and applying it to an IP clinic
Demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of legal developments and to continuously improve course content
Demonstrated interest in community outreach and development of the IP clinic presence within the larger university environment
Appointment Terms This is a full-time, 11-month non-tenure track position with a one-year initial appointment term, subject to the Law School Policy on Long Term Contracts for Non Tenure Track Faculty Teaching in Clinical Programs adopted pursuant to ABA Accreditation Standard 405(c). The anticipated start date is August 15, 2016. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut
UConn School of Law is the top-ranked public law school in the Northeast, offering a professional education of the highest quality. Its Gothic Revival campus is located in the West End of Hartford, a few miles from the state Capitol and courts, as well as the headquarters of leading insurance companies and other major corporations. The school has day and evening divisions, and offers the JD (juris doctor), LLM (master of laws) and SJD (doctor of laws) degrees, as well as several dual degrees.
The Mount Sinai Health System is seeking an Assistant Director Intellectual Property. The Assistant Director, Intellectual Property ('ADIP') for Mount Sinai's Innovation Partners team ('MSIP') is responsible for assisting the Director – Intellectual Property & Asset Development in developing and executing intricate and complex patent strategy decisions made regularly to pursue the School of Medicine's mission to deliver healing inventions and discoveries to the worldwide patient population. Working closely with the Faculty inventors, Business Development Directors, and outside counsel, the ADIP actively participates in and directs the evaluation of new technology disclosures; counsels stakeholders regarding the patentability of these technologies, the scope and content of any claims, and the science/data required to enhance the technology and secure patent protection.
A successful ADIP is expert at crafting complex patent claims and understanding the science and data required to enhance those claims. Manages competing priorities, sets/adheres to deadlines, facilitates productivity and quick turnaround and develops and supervises patent administration staff. The ADIP has primary responsibility for the patent-related data in Inteum (the system of record), patent files, and patent prosecution and maintenance processes and systems.
This position reports to: Director, Intellectual Property and Asset Development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists in directing the comprehensive evaluation(s) of incoming technology disclosures, and helps to determine the patentability of the technology and the scope of claims and geographic/market territories to pursue.
Directs the day-to-day operations of the patent administration function – sets goals, supervises performance, garners resources, removes barriers and contributes to the growth and professional development of the staff.
Conducts prior art searches, freedom to operate searches, and other relevant patent diligence activities and analyzes results. Prepares summaries for purposes of technology review assessments.
Participates in weekly MSIP decision meetings and prepares draft claim sets to facilitate evaluation of the commercial potential of technologies and paths to market.
Assists in the patent strategy development process for classes of intellectual property assets, including tangible research materials, diagnostics and devices.
Works with Business Development Directors on patent prosecution matters and evaluating recommendations of outside counsel.
Provides instruction to outside law firms as necessary to facilitate allowance of patent claims and reduce costs.
Reviews and approves the engagement of and payment to outside patent counsel.
Other duties as assigned.
What You’ll Bring
Law Degree (J.D.); board admission in good standing in either New York or New Jersey
Master of Science; Ph.D. (preferred)
10 years technology transfer or other intellectual property experience and/or law firm experience in patent prosecution
U.S. Registered Patent Attorney/Agent
Highly organized with demonstrated ability to establish appropriate priorities.
Ability to work independently without supervision.
Flexibility and ability to manage numerous tasks concurrently and ability to act cooperatively with many individuals.
Detail oriented and ability to perform with accuracy.
Positive, energetic, team-oriented with a professional outlook.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Influence and Persuasion
Do you share our dedication to extraordinary service and have what it takes to wear the badge? Apply now!
Who We Are
Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: New York, New York
The Mount Sinai Health System's commitment to excellence extends beyond delivering world-class health care. The System's ongoing success is dependent upon our highly motivated, nonclinical professionals working to improve business operations. Our leadership team is driven to provide exceptional service by cultivating a workforce that is dedicated to upholding Mount Sinai's mission of delivering innovative, breakthrough medicine with compassion and integrity.
The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization has an opening for a Patent Attorney with a Life Sciences focus. The Patent Attorney will:
Perform prompt and competent completion of analyses of intellectual property protection and strategies to enable timely technology transfer of Purdue University intellectual property.
Work cooperatively with Purdue inventors and OTC licensing staff to evaluate technology-based innovations for appropriate intellectual property protection.
Draft patent and trademark applications and present the applications to US Patent and Trademark Office and copyright registrations to US Copyright Office for the benefit of Purdue University.
Prosecute patent and trademark applications with respect to all aspects of patent and trademark law, including preparing formal communications and responses to national patent and trademark offices, conducting examiner interviews and related prosecution activities for the benefit of Purdue University.
Engage and manage outside counsel on patent and trademark prosecution matters including coordinate, manage and account for budget expenditures associated with all assigned project-related activities.
Juris Doctor degree.
Advanced degree in a life sciences-related field required; PhD preferred. *Related experience may substitute for PhD.
Patent practice experience in life sciences (such as biology, bio-medical, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals).
A minimum of three years of direct patent drafting and prosecution experience before US Patent and Trademark Office.
Registered with US Patent and Trademark Office.
Member of Indiana or a reciprocating state Bar with good standing.
Strong working knowledge of intellectual property transactions including licensing.
Knowledge of technology transfer within industry and/or academia.
Strong diplomatic skills.
Legal contract comprehension and hands-on patent prosecution experience.
Commitment to higher education and the values of scientific research and discovery for societal benefit.
Contact If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. View the full posting online at http://prf.org/career. A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
The Office of Research and Development at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is currently seeking an Intellectual Property Officer to join the Technology Transfer team. The Intellectual Property Officer maintains and grows the University’s intellectual property portfolio, with particular emphasis on patent application preparation and prosecution to obtain patents for inventions and discoveries that have potential market value. The position evaluates scientific invention disclosures and conducts research, analysis and documentation of related patents, and writes patent applications. The IP Officer functions as part of interdisciplinary team that assures the University optimizes and protects its intellectual property assets. Fosters and promotes relationships between faculty researchers and Technology Commercialization.
Prepares and drafts patent applications, including detailed descriptions of the technology, for submission in compliance with U.S. patent law. Evaluates invention disclosures and advises management for patentability and/or commercial viability.
Collaboratively interacts with University researchers to obtain new invention disclosures, draft patent applications, and provide general education in the patent process.
Advance patents through federal agency's examination process to ensure approval. Research reasons for rejection if application is denied. Work with internal departments to make changes necessary to receive patents.
Researches and documents scientific and patent law rationale for UMB inventions. Keeps abreast of policy and practice changes, and implements changes as necessary.
Interfaces with technology offices at the University and corporate research partners.
Perform other related duties as assigned such as assisting attorneys with patent license negotiations.
Master’s degree in a Life Science or Engineering field, OR Bachelor’s degree in a Life Science or Engineering field AND a degree in law (JD).
Two years’ experience working with patent law and intellectual property, preferably in engineering or life science fields.
Registration with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) strongly preferred. Education and experience in chemistry preferred.
Financial disclosure is required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of moderately complex project science to meet the agreement needs of the University and third-party sponsors. Knowledge of relevant federal, state, local and relevant campus laws, regulations and programs/policies. Able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws. Knowledge of new technologies; ability to recognize emerging trends. Ability to apply knowledge broadly; uses specialized knowledge and communications skills to simplify the complex.
Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology.
Strategic and analytical reasoning skills with ability to apply sound judgment in solving problems. Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects and meet deadlines. Skill in continuously seeking improvement in the quality of services and processes. Ability to develop new perspectives and make reasoned arguments for an alternative course of action. Skill in proposing changes with diplomacy and tact; shows respect for the work and opinions of others.
Excellent oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Makes effective use of questions; uses communication skill to achieve credibility. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Harvard is seeking a Sr. Associate Director of Intellectual Property to work in its Office of the President and Provost.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assess the patentability of new inventions disclosed by Wyss faculty and Wyss research staff. Develop and implement innovative, novel strategies to patent and protect Wyss technologies and inventions. Obtain and maintain intellectual property protection through external counsel, as appropriate. Work and communicate effectively with a broad range of constituents including Wyss faculty, members of the Wyss Advanced Technology Team, members of the Wyss Business development Team, Wyss administration, external patent counsel and industry patent counsel and other representatives of industry and government. Conduct due diligence on the I.P. of potential industrial partners and licensees, as appropriate. Assist in the development and implementation of effective strategies to commercialize the intellectual property assets of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, as appropriate, to meet strategic program objectives. Prepare and deliver reports and presentations as needed.
The ideal candidate will have appropriate scientific and technical training and J.D., with a concentration in patent law. 8-12 years of experience in intellectual property management at a senior level, with advanced knowledge of current patent and licensing law and practices. Evidence of high creativity, energy and integrity as well as thoughtful judgment and decision-making. Accustomed to working in a complex environment with multiple constituencies and requiring team cooperation. Evidence of ability to establish credibility with inventors, with demonstrated maturity and sensitivity to the diverse needs of scientists, administrators, licensees and other stakeholders. Proven ability to meet deadlines on a consistent basis, coupled with outstanding administrative and organizational skills. Demonstrated leadership skills, executive demeanor and "presence". Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
The Senior Associate Director of Intellectual Property will assist in the management of the Wyss portfolio, including inventions relating to life science, engineering, computer science and other inventions in various stages of development, disclosure and patent prosecution. In this position, the Senior Associate Director will work with the Wyss team in the development and execution of an overall strategy for coordinating, managing and overseeing the intellectual property (IP) assets of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. The person will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of innovative strategies to protect the Wyss’s IP assets, and providing ongoing service and education to Wyss faculty and staff on issues relating to the protection of intellectual property.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Law)
Position Number: 0083879
Hiring Unit: William S. Richardson School of Law
Location: University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Date Posted: September 25, 2015
Closing Date: Continuous - application review begins October 19, 2015
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Funding: General Funds
Other Conditions: To begin academic year 2016-2017, or when selected candidate is available
Duties and Responsibilities
We encourage applications from persons interested in teaching, with particular attention to intellectual property.
Assistant Professor Minimum Qualifications
J.D. degree or equivalent and the demonstration or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community service.
Associate Professor Minimum Qualifications
Same as Assistant, plus 5 years experience at Assistant level or equivalent with record of significant scholarly achievement.
Professor Minimum Qualifications
Same as Associate, plus 3 years experience at Associate level or equivalent with evidence of a mature level of performance and achievement as a teacher and scholar that places the faculty member at the forefront of the related field.
Hawai`i is a culturally rich and diverse community. We encourage applicants from minority group members, women and others whose interest will contribute to diversity in the faculty. Applications from both experienced teachers and those new to teaching are welcome.
Contact Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts. Copies of transcripts are acceptable, but original transcripts will be required at time of hire. Electronic submissions to: email@example.com (preferred).
William S. Richardson School of Law
Attn: Ja Yun Lee, Administrative Officer
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: Honolulu, Hawai`i
The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran. Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.
The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy plans to hire two part–time Research Assistants (8 hours per week) to assist with a one-year NIH-funded research project that will assess the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence on patenting strategies in genomic innovation. The work can be done remotely and will not require relocation.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
•Analyze prosecution histories and assess the evolution for the scope of patent claims
•Complete 400 hours of analytical work on a part-time basis
•Must have passed the patent registration exam
•Must be registered to practice before the USPTO by date of hire
•Preferred experience as a patent agent or patent examiner
•Preferred background in genomics
•Capable of multi-tasking effectively, prioritizing complex deliverables, and working independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines
•Candidate should be extremely dependable and detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
Interested persons should apply by sending the following materials to Christi Guerrini at firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) a cover letter stating interest in the position and detailing relevant experience; (2) contact information for two references; (3) a resume; and (4) a law school transcript, or if the applicant is not a law student or graduate, a transcript from the most recent undergraduate or graduate program attended by the applicant. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until both positions are filled.
For more information about Baylor College of Medicine and the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, visit our website at www.bcm.edu/ethics
Law students and recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Houston, Texas
The Office of Research and Development at the University of Maryland has an opening for a Senior Intellectual Property Officer in the Office of Technology Transfer to function as a senior member of an interdisciplinary team that assures the University optimizes and protects its intellectual property assets. The Senior IP Officer will manage the University’s intellectual property portfolio, with particular emphasis on securing and protecting patents for inventions and discoveries that have potential market value. This position evaluates scientific invention disclosures, conducts research, analysis and documentation of related patents, and writes patent applications. The ideal candidate will foster and promote relationships between faculty researchers and Technology Commercialization.
Manage the University’s patent portfolio; including preparing patent applications in compliance with U.S. patent law. Keeps abreast of policy and practice changes.
Evaluate invention disclosures for patentability and/or commercial viability.
Review disclosures with inventors. Resolves inventorship issues.
Research and document scientific and patent law rationale for the University of Maryland Baltimore’s inventions.
Interface with the University of Maryland Baltimore and the technology offices at university and corporate research partners. Works with faculty and staff in order to educate them on ways to protect intellectual property.
Work as a liaison for medical device and software based projects.
Investigate and implement new strategies to bring device based technologies to market.
The University of Connecticut School of Law is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Law for its Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic (“IP Law Clinic” or “Clinic”). This position affords a unique opportunity for a lawyer who enjoys patent law and practice and wishes to share his or her wisdom and experience with students interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property. It combines in one place the opportunity to practice in what is in effect a boutique intellectual property law firm, train and mentor law students, and engage in the legal representation of start-ups, small businesses and individuals in patent matters before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”).
Intellectual property is one of the most dynamic areas of law and practice, and many of UConn Law School’s most promising students are thus drawn to the IP Law Clinic. This position provides a rare opportunity to be part of an experiential learning process that prepares students for jobs in intellectual property law upon graduation. The Clinic was one of the six original law school clinics selected nationally to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's law student practice program, under which law students are granted limited recognition to practice before that body under faculty supervision. Thus, for the right candidate, this is an opportunity to be part of an exciting approach to legal education and practice before the USPTO.
The position is at the Law School campus in Hartford and/or Clinic location in East Hartford. It is a half-time, non-tenured position that is renewable yearly. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: Hartford, Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented population.
The Innovation Practice Center Executive Director/Intellectual Property Faculty hire will be hired within the University of Akron School of Law. This is either a tenure track or tenured position depending upon the candidate’s qualifications. The secondary appointment for the incumbent will most likely be within the College of Business Administration but may be within the College of Engineering. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Duties: This is a key leadership position in connection with the creation of an Innovation Practice Center (IPC) at The University of Akron. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination and operation of all aspects of the IPC.
In coordination with the School of Law Dean, School of Law, College of Business Administration and other University faculty and IPC faculty the incumbent will engage in relevant scholarship on the innovation process, teach courses in the general area of the relationship of intellectual property, innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization, and provide appropriate service to the university community. For each of the first two years, the incumbent will teach a 50% course load within the area of hire, that is, the teaching load for the incumbent will be 50% of the normal teaching load for similarly situated professors within the School of Law, assist in the development of additional course material for students and faculty, serve on Master’s and Doctoral review committees, and work collaboratively with other University of Akron faculty to help faculty understand and utilize the University of Akron innovation process. Depending on level of funding and research, this 50% course load could continue beyond the first two years.
The incumbent, in coordination with the relevant deans and faculty, will work with multi-disciplinary teams of students from the School of Law, College of Engineering, Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, and College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering to facilitate the protection and commercialization of new technologies developed by university inventors and entrepreneurs and to promote sound public policies. The incumbent will assist in the development of new, interdisciplinary courses relating to the innovation process and in the creation of new degrees and/or certificate programs in the area of innovation. The incumbent will help identify sources of outside funding and, working with university personnel, seek grants, gifts, and other funding opportunities for continual support of IPC activities. The incumbent, with other IPC faculty, will identify potential members of an advisory council and work with such council in achieving the vision and mission of the IPC.
Required Qualifications: The incumbent must possess a terminal academic degree in law and a degree in a business-related field or engineering (as relevant). The candidate’s education and experience in business or engineering must be sufficient to obtain a secondary appointment in the College of Business Administration or College of Engineering, respectively. The candidate must have significant experience in the area of intellectual property law, business creation, or company start-up. The incumbent will work closely with other IPC faculty and must be a team builder.
Preferred Qualifications: It is preferred that the candidate have experience starting a company, capitalizing a company, successfully running a company, and successfully exiting a company. It is also preferred that the candidate have a good understanding of the innovation process, pathways to commercialization, potential roadblocks, and pitfalls.
The anticipated start date is August 25, 2014, for a nine-month appointment.
Contact: For complete details and to apply for this position, visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID# 8036. When submitting the online application (link listed above) please be prepared to attach a resume, cover letter and list of references.
The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.
The Johns Hopkins Unviersity Applied Physics Laboratory is seeking an experienced patent attorney for an Assistant General Counsel position in the Office of Counsel. The Assistant General Counsel will be a member of the legal team in the Office of Counsel, and will work closely with other Office of Counsel Staff and other business functions in the organization to provide legal advice to management and staff on all aspects of intellectual property, including inventions, patents, copyrights, licensing, IP-related government contract issues, and other business issues integral to the organization's operations. Reporting to a Deputy General Counsel, duties will include proactively providing legal advice related to invention evaluation, domestic and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution, management of outside counsel, license review, drafting, and negotiation, IP-related government contract review and negotiation, copyright review and transfers, nondisclosure agreement review and negotiation, representing the organization before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices, interpretation of laws and regulations, problem resolution, representing the organization to outside entities, delivering critical communications and training, and developing policies and procedures.
Requirements: JD from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice in one or more jurisdictions and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Minimum 2-5 years of experience as an engineer. Minimum 5 years of legal experience preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, preferably in electrical/physics-related and/or computer/software-related arts, and providing patentability, validity, and infringement assessments, with a law firm, federal agency, or corporation.
Substantive knowledge of IP related laws and regulations, both domestic and international; preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications and provision of patentability, validity, and infringement assessments. Prior experience with licensing and government contracting, especially with IP-related issues, knowledge of copyright law, and/or experience with IP-related litigation is desired.
Strong research, written and verbal communication skills; ability to translate difficult legal principles into practical business solutions; strong organizational skills and ability to establish priorities among a wide variety of projects; demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team player; ability to work closely with a wide variety of staff of diverse backgrounds and levels, including all levels of management and technical staff both within the organization and in government agencies; sound judgment, professional demeanor, good work ethic, and business acumen.
Applicant selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship.
The University of New Hampshire School of Law’s (UNH Law) Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Propertyis seeking to hire a full-time professor of patent prosecution practice. UNH Law offers the most extensive selection of intellectual property courses in the country, exposing students to a wide range of cutting-edge intellectual property issues. As a pioneer in integrating intellectual property studies into legal education, UNH Law offers students the practical experience needed to handle innovation in today's complex environment.
UNH Law’s unique patent prosecution program is a crown jewel of its intellectual property education program. UNH Law is seeking a full-time professor to teach and direct its patent prosecution program. The person who is hired for this position must be able to teach and continue to develop a program of instruction that provides students with the skills needed to prosecute patent applications, including claims drafting and patent application preparation and procedures. The course includes a weekly lecture component that is given by the patent prosecution professor and small sections with practicing patent attorneys that are managed by the patent prosecution professor. By the end of this two-semester program, students will have drafted a complete patent specification and claims, responded to various USPTO Office Actions, and learned to prepare additional documents for filing with the USPTO.
The position may also entail teaching a smaller capstone patent prosecution practice class or, subject to curricular needs and the interest of the successful applicant, a class outside the patent prosecution program. The position may be structured to accommodate individuals interested in combining teaching responsibilities with an ongoing law practice or other professional obligation.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must hold an advanced degree in law (J.D.), be registered as a patent attorney with the USPTO, have considerable experience prosecuting patents, and have familiarity with the America Invents Act of 2011. Prior teaching experience is desirable, but not required.
Contact: The University of New Hampshire School of Law is strongly committed to diversifying its community and we welcome expressions of interest from, or nominations of, professors who contribute to that diversity. The University of New Hampshire School of Law is an equal opportunity campus and encourages any candidates who will contribute to the excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service.
Review of candidates will begin upon receipt. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and a resume listing references to:
Susan Richey Professor of Law University of New Hampshire School of Law Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Two White Street Concord, NH 03301 E-mail: email@example.com Tel. (603) 228-1541, ext. 1115
Additional Info: Employer Type: Educational Job Location: Concord, New Hampshire
The Notre Dame Law School invites applications for the position of Director of its new Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. The position will begin for the 2011-2012 academic year.
When it is fully implemented, the Clinic will provide students opportunities to work as lawyers to meet the intellectual property and entrepreneurship-related needs of the Clinic’s clients. The Clinic will have a transactional focus and particularly will assist clients with, among other matters, entity formation, licensing and/or freedom to operate agreements, trademark counseling and prosecution, and patent preparation and prosecution. Specific client matters will be determined by the Clinic Director, although decisions about the overall direction of the Clinic’s work will be made in consultation with the Dean and other law school faculty members.
As with other clinics at the Notre Dame Law School, students enrolled in the Clinic (typically not more than 8 students at a time) will spend an entire semester (approximately 14 weeks) enrolled with the clinic for law school credit.
Duties of the Director of the Clinic will include: · Developing the clinic’s operating plan; · Directly supervising law students; · Identifying and developing clients; · Managing all projects and clients; · Developing the curriculum; · Teaching the clinical offering during both semesters of each academic year · Collaborating with clinical and other faculty at the Law School; · Attending conferences and interacting with faculty at other institutions; · Assisting in the development of additional resources; · Acting as liaison with the public and the Law School community.
The initial appointment as Director of the Clinic will be for a 3 year term, during which the successful candidate will be expected to design and implement the clinical program and work with the Dean to secure permanent funding for the position. The initial Director may then be considered for a position with the same clinical faculty status as all other law school clinicians.
We seek candidates with the following qualifications: · Distinguished relevant experience, particularly extensive transactional experience. We expect the successful candidate to have at least 7 years experience as a lawyer, though slightly less experience may suffice in exceptional circumstances; · Experience and ability to direct large projects; · Ability to work in a self-directed and entrepreneurial environment; · Excellent writing and analytic skills; · Demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching (or the supervision of law students) or demonstrated potential for such excellence in teaching or supervision; · An academic record that demonstrates the capacity to be an active participant in the Law School’s academic community, and in the national intellectual property and clinicaleducation communities; and · Membership in the Indiana State Bar, or a willingness to take the necessary steps to become admitted in Indiana within one year of the commencement of employment.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Electronic submission is preferred.
Contact: Mark McKenna Chair of IP/Entrepreneurship Clinic Committee Notre Dame Law School P.O. Box 780 Notre Dame, IN 46556 firstname.lastname@example.org