The John Marshall Law School in Chicago seeks a faculty member to serve as Director of the law school's Intellectual Property Clinic. The clinic provides pro bono services to individuals or qualified groups in the areas of Patents and Trademarks, and is part of the law school's Community Legal Clinics. The candidate will also teach related courses as arranged with the academic deans. This is a tenure-line position, at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher.
We seek an individual who is, or demonstrates the potential to be, an exceptional teacher, clinician, and scholar, and to work with entrepreneurs and emerging technologies. Required qualifications include a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school or foreign equivalent; evidence that the candidate is a member in good standing of the bar of a court of the United States, or of the highest court of a state of the United States; and registration to practice in patent (and preferably also trademark) matters before the USPTO. Illinois bar membership (or eligibility for it) is preferred but not required.
The law school's current intellectual property clinics in Patents and Trademarks are certified law school clinics under the rules of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. To meet certification requirements, the candidate must:
- For patents, be a registered patent attorney or patent agent in good standing with the OED of the USPTO and have three years of experience in prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO within the last five years;
- For trademarks, be a licensed attorney with at least three years of experience in prosecuting trademark applications before the USPTO within the last five years.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will teach at least one course per academic year outside the clinic, based on background and interest. The candidate is expected to possess excellent research, writing, and communication skills.
JMLS is committed to diversity, access, and opportunity. Subject to the approval of our accreditors, JMLS is in the process of being acquired by the University of Illinois at Chicago, with an anticipated closing date in August 2019. For more information, visit www.jmls.edu and jmls.uic.edu. The successful candidate should be available to start no later than July 16, 2019.
Reports to: Associate Dean for Experiential Education
Other information: This is an 11- or 12-month appointment.
The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Contact Submit a current CV and cover letter indicating compliance with the relevant USPTO requirements above to Professor Art Acevedo, Chair, Selection and Appointments Committee, at 7Acevedo@jmls.edu. The Committee will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis in January and will conduct initial screening interviews via Skype or a similar platform. Individuals invited to interview for the position should be prepared to submit teaching evaluations, professional references, copies of or links to published scholarship, and, where applicable, copies of promotion and tenure reports from current or past law schools.
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: Chicago, Illinois
The Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic of Stanford Law School seeks an enthusiastic and passionate attorney to join its teaching and practice team as a Clinical Supervising Attorney and Lecturer in Law. The supervising attorney will be an integral part of all aspects of the Clinic’s mission to train outstanding law students and represent clients in a rich and exciting variety of significant matters focusing on technology and intellectual property policy, appellate and agency advocacy, IP strategy, and client advising and
This is a rare opportunity to teach in one of the preeminent technology and IP clinics in the nation and at one of the country’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education. The supervising attorney will work hand-in-hand with students in the Clinic as they represent real clients in important and challenging real-world cases and matters across fields that include internet and information technology, media and content creation, telecom, AI and machine learning, biotech, pharmaceuticals, and many more. Our students handle cases involving significant patent, copyright, and trademark issues as well as areas such as net neutrality, antitrust, FDA regulation, online speech and Section 230, CFAA, privacy, surveillance, and others.
Reporting to, and working closely with the Clinic’s director, Professor Phil Malone, the supervising attorney will be an integral part of all the Clinic’s work, including:
extensive supervision of Clinic students and their legal work, particularly small-group and one-on-one supervision and review of their case and policy analysis and development, client interactions, written work, oral advocacy, and professionalism;
giving regular, detailed oral and written feedback to students on their performance;
delivering instruction in and modeling core lawyering and practice skills;
ensuring professional, high-quality representation of Clinic clients;
engaging in area-of-expertise development, including monitoring of IP- and innovation-related legal, business, and technical developments; reaching out to potential collaborators; and maintaining relationships with partners such as advocacy organizations, industry groups, and government agencies;
pursuing (often with students) client development, including maintaining relationships with ongoing clients, conducting client intake, and identifying and reaching out to potential new clients;
partnering with the director to shape the overall vision and operation of the Clinic, design its curriculum, develop teaching materials, co-teach the twice-weekly clinic seminar, and ensure best-practice Clinic administration and operations; and
• providing direct client representation during student breaks or when otherwise necessary.
At least three to five years experience in patent, copyright, trademark, and/or other innovation-related legal policy development and advocacy, appellate or trial level
litigation, and/or client counseling;
superior writing, editing and verbal skills;
outstanding academic credentials;
sound judgment and exceptional ethical standards;
excellent teamwork, collaboration, and team building skills;
strong interest in and demonstrated potential for successful teaching and student supervision, including previous experience in a clinical legal setting, the direct supervision and mentoring of junior attorneys, or similar experience;
strong organizational / management skills, attention to detail and self-motivation, and an aptitude for law practice and clinic management; and
admission to practice in California or eligibility and willingness to sit for the next California Bar exam
A background in patent policy, strategy, litigation and/or counseling; appellate advocacy; or open source / open access issues, and a technical or scientific background, is desirable but not required.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UNH School of Law is seeking a Director of the Patent Practice and Procedure Program, a full-time member of the law school faculty who oversees the most successful patent-practice-focused law school program in the country. The Director must be a strategic, innovative, and adaptive thinker who can successfully develop, update, and manage UNH's world-class curriculum in patent practice, and ensure that it is attentive to modern trends in the practice, for both residential and online students. Specifically, the Director teaches courses centering on patent practice and/or related IP topics; oversees adjunct professors teaching and serving as section leaders for patent-practice courses; works with practicing attorneys and alumni to determine current needs in patent law and practice, including in international markets; strategizes potential marketing and development initiatives related to the program; represents the law school in the patent-law community; and participates in faculty governance.
Have a J.D. or equivalent foreign law degree, with excellent academic performance;
Have at least five years of full-time patent practice experience in law firms, in house, and/or for the USPTO;
Have experience in patent prosecution along with one or more of patent litigation, post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, licensing, and portfolio management and development
Have effective teaching skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities;
Have ongoing connections and networks in the patent-law community to keep current on trends and best practices in patent practice; and
Be familiar with innovation in legal education, including in seeking opportunities for the law school to pursue new academic programs and extend its brand to prospective students and donors.
Having experience with residential and/or online teaching (preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in, and willingness to, teach in both environments);
Being licensed to practice law before the USPTO;
Having training and significant experience in a scientific, engineering, or technical field; and
Having an interest in producing and/or engaging with legal scholarship.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System 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. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.
The University of Southern California Gould School of Law is seeking a visiting clinical professor (at a rank appropriate to experience and current position) to run the Law School's Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic (“IPTLC”), on an interim basis beginning during summer 2018 (ideally, beginning July 1, 2018) and continuing during the academic year while the school conducts a more comprehensive national search for a full-time clinical faculty member who will serve as the Director of the IPTLC. (The interim director may apply for the Director position as well.)
The holder of this position will be responsible for all aspects of running the Clinic, including: course planning and teaching; curriculum development; individual case and project work; client selection; intensive supervision and mentoring of law students in representing clients; clinic administration.
Applicants should have:
A Juris Doctorate degree;
An excellent academic record;
At least five years of relevant practice experience;
Experience in intellectual property and technology law;
Been admitted to the California Bar;
Excellent analytical and writing skills; and
An aptitude for student supervision.
Prior teaching experience is desirable.
The salary range is commensurate with experience, plus USC offers a competitive benefits package. The position will begin in the summer of 2018 (approximately July 1, 2018).
The Director leads and manages the OTC, overseeing personnel, budgets, and all aspects of intellectual property cultivation, assessment, protection, and commercialization. The Director establishes and implements strategies to maximize the social and economic impact of University research and discoveries through OTC’s commercialization efforts and its support of related entrepreneurial endeavors. The Director is responsible for developing and meeting annual OTC licensing goals and acts as primary point of contact and steward to resolve problems and issues affecting intellectual property and licensing at all levels within the University.
The Director interacts closely with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students; units involved in research administration support services, internal and external legal counsel; external partners / potential licensees and industry research and development. The Director will build strong relationships externally to drive broader awareness and dissemination of the University’s innovation capabilities and available technologies and will develop trusting working relationships with University researchers to advance the University’s culture of innovation and collaboration.
The Director reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development (AVP) and strategically supports the AVP as the expert licensing professional in the OTC.
Master’s degree in technical, business or related field.
With a minimum of ten (10) years of successful leadership experience in corporate, academic, startup and/or entrepreneurial setting. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree in technical, business or related field.
With a minimum of twelve (12) years of successful leadership experience in corporate, academic, startup and/or entrepreneurial setting. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
Demonstrated experience in technology transfer, business development, intellectual property management, and related activities. Experience and strong technical competence negotiating deal terms, complex and standard, including an understanding of both industry and startup perspectives and needs.
Strong, demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to identify and hire talent, coach staff, develop and manage high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
Demonstrated expertise in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
Proven success engaging the private sector in a variety of commercial endeavors.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative mindset for business planning and implementation.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, internally and externally, evidenced through relationship management, networking, and team building.
Strong appreciation for and ability to drive relevant collection and reporting of metrics to assess not only office operational efficiency but also impact and outcomes.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact while maintaining confidentiality.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities, often under time constraints.
Ability to assess and advocate for resources needed to achieve goals and objectives of the office.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. No visa sponsorship will be provided for this position.
Suffolk University Law School is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Director of Intellectual Property position. The Director will be responsible for pursuing partnerships, both locally and nationally, with corporations, law firms and other institutions of higher education. The goals of the partnerships are to provide opportunities for additional IP internships, jobs, and skills-based experiences; funding for programmatic initiatives; the development of impactful conferences and programs; and the growth of a student pipeline of technical specialists attending the Law School.
The Director will interface with volunteers and IP faculty members to continually evaluate and prioritize the Law School's goals in the IP area. The Director also will work to develop new programs that help to fit those goals and collaborate with the IP faculty on existing IP programs and activities, including administering and growing the online IP Certificate Program.
• Develop and oversee conferences, events, and continuing legal education programs in IP law in consultation with the Law School's IP concentration directors
• Develop sponsorship programs for these events and create a financially sustainable model for the Law School's conference and events offerings
• In consultation with the Associate Dean of Admission, develop relationships with colleges with strong STEM programs, as well as law firms and other employers of technical specialists, to grow the number of technical specialists attending the Law School
• Assist the Dean of Admission on recruitment efforts in this area
• In consultation with the Associate Dean for Professional & Career Development, provide practice area-specific career counseling to law students and recent graduates and serve as the Law School's liaison to legal employers to increase IP internship and postgraduate opportunities for current students and recent graduates
• Assist with the marketing and communications of the Law School's IP programs in order to enhance the Law School's regional and national reputation in this area
• Engage alumni who are practicing in IP law and educate them about the Law School's IP efforts
• Coordinate efforts of the Law School's IP Advisory Board
• Engage in fundraising, apply for grants, and seek corporate/law firm sponsorships to support the Law School's IP initiatives.
• Prepare and oversee a budget for the Law School's IP efforts
IP Certificate Program
• Grow the number of students in the online IP certificate program
• Provide administrative support for the certificate program and advise the director regarding program content
• J.D. Degree and practice experience in the area of intellectual property law.
• Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders, including alumni and faculty members.
• Self-starter who is comfortable developing and implementing strategic plans.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook).
• Strong administrative skills.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with ability to present information clearly, logically and concisely.
• Strong program development with a service orientation.
• Highly collaborative with strong communication skills.
• Innovative and creative: inspires and develops new approaches to addressing challenges and problems.
• Committed to diversity: establishes a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.
• Committed to community: contributes to climate of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness.
Suffolk University Law School has a strong national reputation in intellectual property law. Current programs include a concentration in IP law and a patent law specialization. Students can take courses that explore the numerous facets of IP law as well as participate in an IP Law Clinic that represents traditionally underserved clients. The school's part-time evening program has traditionally attracted students with engineering and life science backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in patent law. Many of these students work as technical specialists for Boston-area law firms and are engaged in patent work while they attend law school. Because of these curricular strengths, Suffolk Law has more patent law partners in Boston-area law firms than any other law school.
Suffolk at a Glance
Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together.
Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.
Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, and national origin or LBGTQ status.
See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:
• Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
• Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when employees contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
• All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
• Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees' regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee's vacation allowance.
• Pre-tax commuter benefit
• Discounted home and auto insurance
Suffolk University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.
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
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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