Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. is seeking full time and part time patent attorneys and agents to assist us with our growing practice. Opportunities are available primarily for preparation and prosecution work for a variety of clients in the electrical, electro-mechanical, software, and Internet technology areas. Persons with law firm experience and/or tech industry experience, as well as present and former Examiners, are all encouraged to apply. We offer excellent compensation and a relaxed work environment. Inquiries are treated in absolute confidence. Portable business is not required. Though we are based in Washington, D.C., Applicants may be remotely located.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is seeking an Intellectual Property Legal Administrator for its Office of General Counsel.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Serve as primary contact for intellectual property-related inquiries and requests from faculty and staff members, law firms, licensing entities, and collaborating institutions.
- Review and process all intellectual property-related correspondence including all electronic mail sent to the Intellectual Property Docketing Inbox.
- Enter new Institute intellectual property assets, deadlines, and documents into and audit existing data in the electronic database/filing system.
- Prepare docket reports tracking intellectual property disclosures, assets, and deadlines.
- Submit renewal service payments to patent offices via an online service provider interface.
- Research and respond to requests for protection filing documents and statuses using internal systems and online patent office portals, including USPTO Public/Private PAIR.
- Assist with the supervision of law firms in the acquisition and maintenance of Institute intellectual property assets.
- Develop and document policies and procedures for new and existing functions, systems, and personnel.
- Work closely with technology transfer professionals in the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations to support business development, sponsored research, licensing, and compliance efforts.
- Prepare, coordinate execution of, and record intellectual property assignment, declaration, and power of attorney documents.
- Maintain electronic and/or hardcopy files of signed documents and trademark specimens.
- Coordinate Patent Committee meetings, keep minutes, and correspond with outside counsel regarding Patent Committee decisions.
- Perform duties related to other special projects as required.
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Employer Type: Non-Profit
Job Location: Brookline, MA
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) is seeking an IP Policy Counsel. The candidate selected will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Deputy Executive Director & Chief Policy Counsel and 50-member Board of Directors. Required education and skills:
- A law degree and an outstanding record of achievement at a nationally recognized law school.
- Outstanding writing, editing, and research ability, including demonstrated ability to translate complex IP issues into plain English.
- Exceptional interpersonal and oral communication skills, ability to work in a collaborative environment, and ability to build relationships with individuals holding diverse points of view on IP issues.
The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of intellectual property experience with a law firm, company or government agency, although applicants with more or less experience will be considered. Patent law experience, a degree in engineering or science, and a demonstrated ability to understand intellectual property policy and related politics are preferred.
Duties of the IP Policy Counsel will include coordinating the work of several of IPO’s 29 committees, a supporting role in lobbying the U.S. Congress (working with the Deputy Executive Director & Chief Policy Counsel and an outside government affairs consultant), analysis, research, and writing to help develop and promote IPO positions and educate IPO members and the public on pending legislation, proposed regulations, and a wide variety of other IP law and policy issues of interest to IPO members. The position is based in IPO’s office in Washington, DC. Occasional travel is required.
Salary and benefits are competitive with those for corporate and law firm IP positions, and commensurate with experience. IPO offers a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced and collegial environment to influence intellectual property rights policy.
IPO is a trade association with 13 full-time employees, a combined annual budget of $6.6 million for the association and its education foundation, and roughly 200 company members from all major industries. More than 12,000 individuals from corporations, law firms and other members are involved in the association. Members of IPO’s Board of Directors are primarily corporate chief IP counsel.
To apply, send your resume and a writing sample to Ms. Susan McLoughlin at email@example.com, 1501 M Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20005.
Employer Type: Non-Profit
Job Location: Washington D.C.
The Office of General Counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks an attorney to join the team as an Intellectual Property Counsel. The Office of General Counsel is a full-service law department consisting of 9 attorneys serving the Institute and its affiliates. The ideal candidate should have approximately 4+ years of experience in life science-focused patent counseling and prosecution practice. The Intellectual Property Counsel will work both in support of more senior attorneys and independently to provide intellectual property counseling and portfolio management services to the Institute.
- Work collaboratively with and in support of the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and other senior attorneys in the Office of General Counsel.
- Extensive interaction required with senior administrative, research, and medical staff throughout the Institute and with outside companies and outside counsel.
- Review intellectual property disclosures and interviewing participants.
- Conduct prior art searches and analyzing patent and scientific papers and documents.
- Render legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity, and freedom to operate.
- Formulate publication and patent strategies.
- Prepare and file emergency provisional patent applications.
- Advise internal clients on patent filing, prosecution, maintenance, and defense.
- Instruct and supervise international patent preparation and prosecution.
- Understand assignment obligations and supervising assignment recordation.
- Conduct due diligence assessments and providing intellectual property support for transactional projects.
- Perform timely review of publication and Freedom of Information Act requests.
- Build and manage external relationships with outside counsel and collaborators.
- Supervise Patent Technology Specialists and support staff.
- J.D. required.
- 4+ years of relevant experience required, preferably in a law firm or corporate setting.
- Broad scientific knowledge in chemistry, biotechnology, or a related field required
- Must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.
- Computer skills needed include Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel).
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and research abilities.
- Exceptional organization skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
- Strong client service skills and professionalism.
- Discretion, diplomacy, and good judgment.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
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Employer Type: Non-Profit
Job Location: Boston, MA
Scripps Research is seeking a Patent Counsel (Organic Chemistry) to work in its San Diego offices.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Prepare and prosecute assigned patent applications in field of expertise
- Work with Chief Patent Counsel to develop IP prosecution strategies
- Interview inventors to collect disclosure information
- Provide prosecution support for other staff attorneys and assist co-counsel in interference and litigation proceedings
- Assist in management of Office of Patent Counsel (OPC) staff and projects
- Review assigned contracts for IP-related issues including licenses, MTZ, RFOA, NDA and collaboration agreements and utilize legal expertise to advise on recommendations for improvement
- Manage assigned Authorizations of Unlicensed Matters
- Conduct art searches
- Instruct outside patent counsel on licensed matters
- Interface with Scripps Research employees of all levels including executives, faculty, and administrative staff
- Communicate and negotiate with outside companies, universities & institutes on patent-related matters
- Execute documents on behalf of Office of Patent Counsel (OPC) for Scripps Research
Identifies, researches and thoroughly assesses pertinent facts and material information to provide recommendations for action to TSRI Executive management. Establishes and/or refines procedural systems to accomplish effective compliance, disclosure, reporting and training programs for TSRI faculty and staff.
Scope and Complexity:
Works on multiple, diverse and complex issues where in-depth analysis of a variety of factors is required. Demonstrates sound judgment and a strong understanding of professional concepts and applicable federal and state laws.
Supervision of Others:
Will have no direct reports initially but will be expected to demonstrate leadership and cross-functional supervision on project teams and in the course of discharging responsibilities and duties. May supervise outside counsel on select matters.
To apply, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or similar field is preferred.
Employer Type: Non-Profit
Job Location: San Diego, California
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) is seeking an Executive Director to lead the strategic priorities for IPO’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
IPO, established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology.
As owners of intellectual property we believe that intellectual property rights accelerate the innovation, creativity, and investment necessary to address major global challenges and improve lives. We strive to maximize innovation across all industries and improve lives throughout the world by fostering high quality rights and effective, harmonized systems to obtain and enforce them, on behalf of all our members.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for IPO’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. He or she will receive direction from the IPO President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Executive Committee. The Executive Director, assisted by a staff of 17 full and part-time employees and consultants, is responsible for the successful operation of all of the association’s core programs, which include advocacy, IP information for members and the public, meetings and networking opportunities, committees, and related activities. Senior members of the IPO team include the Deputy Executive Director, who is responsible for management and operations including staff, programs and membership, and senior attorneys responsible for government relations, policy and advocacy in the U.S. and globally.
Advocacy and Communication
- Expand the growth and influence of the association in the U.S. and internationally
- Communicate IPO policies and positions orally and in writing on complex patent and other IP issues to a wide range of audiences
- Development and implement legislative strategies for advocating IPO positions, including meeting with members of Congress and their staffs
- Develop IPO’s working relationships with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Copyright Office, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and other U.S. agencies concerned with IP, with similar officials overseas, and with other association leaders
- Actively engage and energize IPO’s staff, volunteers, board members, partnering organizations, and funders
- Maintain, support, and continue development of a strong Board of Directors; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations worldwide
- Continue implementation of the 3-year strategic plan adopted by the Board in 2017
- Ensure professional development opportunities to retain IPO’s high-performing team
- Assure that the organization stays current with respect to standards in the non-profit sector
- Act as main IPO contact for the members of the IPO Board of Directors on policy matters
- Maintain close working relationships and open lines of communication (oral and written) with the 50-member Board, the 17-member IPO Education Foundation Board, and more than 50 committee leaders, and other volunteers
- Understand the varying IP needs of diverse industries represented within the 200 IPO corporate members and act impartially to ensure that all members have a voice in the association
- Develop strong substantive offerings and communicate value of offerings to membership
- Grow organization through a strong membership and Board pipeline, and ensure fiscal strength
- Work with the IPO elected leaders to achieve consensus positions on IP public policy issues and to motivate volunteers to work to achieve the goals of the association
Legal and International Affairs
- Manage a very active amicus brief program for informing the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and other courts in the U.S. and overseas on IPO positions in significant cases
- Provide strategic oversight of all matters involving IP legal issues including substantive programs and speakers for the IPO Annual Meeting, the content of the IPO Daily News, IPO’s Chat Channel Programs, the IPO website, written letters and policy statements sent to U.S. and foreign governments, and IPO participation at international meetings
- Build and maintain relationships with the IP5 and Trilateral patent offices and cooperating industry associations, and with the World Intellectual Property Organization
Public IP Education
- Serve as Executive Director of the IPO Education Foundation to increase public awareness of the importance of IP to innovation and economic growth
- Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the IPO Education Foundation
- In partnership with the Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Deputy Executive Director, review for legal and factual accuracy of Foundation statements and publications on the fundamentals of IP rights and the benefits of IP rights to the national and global economies
The Executive Director must be thoroughly committed to IPO’s mission. All candidates must have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience.
- Strong command of intellectual property law and practice and a commitment to improving intellectual property rights in the U.S. and worldwide
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and project skills
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
- Demonstrated ability to obtain engagement of a broad spectrum of association members in organized activities
- Proven understanding of functioning of government bodies and the techniques for persuading government officials to adopt policies
- Established ability to organize and motivate employees and volunteers to operate the core programs that attract and retain members and funding
- Ability to understand and represent the association’s position on policy issues
- International travel
These preferred skills enhance the candidacy of the applicants. The absence of certain preferred skills can be offset by strengths in others.
- Proven ability to drive strategic responsibilities for staff, programs, expansion, and execution of overall organizational mission
- Successful senior management experience with 10 years or more in corporations, firms, or advocacy organizations
- Relevant government experience in the executive, legislative, or judicial branches
- J.D. degree from a recognized law school and state bar membership
- Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
- Experience as a volunteer leader or employee in a trade or professional association
- Experience in government or as a corporate, law firm, or association employee who dealt with government agencies
- Patent bar membership
- Proven ability to build coalitions on policy issues
- International experience, including experience with foreign governments and/or international organizations
To apply, please send a cover letter and a copy of your CV to email@example.com.
Employer Type: Non-Profit
Job Location: Washington, D.C.
Seattle Genetics is seeking a Director/Sr. Director, Intellectual Property to work in its Bothell, Washington offices. The is a senior level attorney position in the IP function of the Legal Affairs team at Seattle Genetics, with wide-ranging responsibilities uniquely available in a successful, growth phase biotechnology company. The position includes responsibility for helping to build global intellectual property portfolios through strategic procurement and management of IP rights, as well as providing people leadership.
The individual in this position will have accountability for strategic oversight of discrete functional patent areas (e.g. a therapeutic program or initiative), including driving strategic direction and overseeing workload and resource allocation.
- Providing clear, informed and sophisticated counseling to clients in all phases of drug research, development, commercialization and manufacturing, and in business development, portfolio and lifecycle management and commercialization activities
- Rendering legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity and freedom to operate; preparation, prosecution, maintenance and/or defense of US and foreign patent filings and patent office administrative actions (e.g. inter partes reviews, oppositions)
- Directly and indirectly conducting due diligence assessments and counseling, including risk evaluation and mitigation
- Supporting intellectual property-related transactional matters (including MTAs, CDAs, research collaborations, and licensing agreements)
- Serving as a trusted advisor and partner to the business in navigating an evolving business and legal landscape
- Managing attorneys/agents/paralegals directly or in a matrix managing setting
- The successful candidate is someone who enjoys being part of a high functioning team in an innovation-driven entrepreneurial environment committed to improving the lives of people with cancer.
- 10+ years of experience in biopharma patent prosecution and counseling in a biopharma corporate and/or law firm setting
- Admission to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office
- An advanced degree in biological sciences or chemistry is required; Ph.D. preferred
- A United States law degree (JD) is required
- Agreement and transactional experience is desired, but not required
- Track record of success in managing attorneys/agents/paralegals
- Strategic Patent Expert: In a high stakes and dynamic patent environment, you are able to earn the confidence of your clients by counseling them effectively with agility and sophistication
- Influential Communicator and Collaborative Relationship Builder: In a growing company, you are able to provide legal advice and counsel effectively across a range of audiences and build collaborations with R&D and business teams
- Adaptive and Results-Oriented People Leader: In a fast-paced and evolving environment, you are able to drive for results by coaching others, balancing competing priorities and multitasking with ease, and work effectively both independently and within team settings
Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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Job Location: Bothell, Washington
Initiatives for Medicines, Access and Knowledge is seeking a Patent Attorney.
Who We Are
We are a deeply committed, passionate and talented team of professionals, working together to develop and pursue large-scale social change. We work every day to increase access to affordable, lifesaving medicines by restoring integrity to the patent system. We at I-MAK believe:
- The patent system was designed to balance the invention of medicines and the dissemination of new treatments to society.
- The current patent system disproportionately represents and upholds private interests over the public good. This can and must change.
- Such change should be informed by patients' needs.
- Armed with the best evidence, our lawyers, scientists and health experts are giving the public a voice in a system that impacts their health and lives.
What You’ll Do
As a Patent Attorney, you’ll report to our Director of Intellectual Property / Co-Founder, and work closely with our Legal / Scientific Team to enhance I-MAK’s ability to successfully navigate the patent space both in terms of legal program implementation and legal strategy development. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Legal Programs: Support I-MAK's technical work of patent landscapes, validity assessments and related efforts, including:
- Creating or checking patent landscapes
- Conducting patentability and freedom to operate reviews
- Reviewing patent challenges filed and litigation conducted by various stakeholders including generic companies in different jurisdictions (including Europe and the U.S.)
- Reviewing and searching for prior art (including existing prior art) to assist in preparing petitions, especially as it relates to identifying opportunities to strengthen I-MAK's legal arguments
- Preparing memorandums summarizing and analyzing matters relating to patents and public health, including reviewing any questions from I-MAK related to strategy, law, procedure and prior art identified
- Providing overall legal review and policy advice on issues such as legal standing
- Preparing legal challenges and related witness declarations
- Providing technical support on ongoing cases, including reviewing responses from the PTAB, patent holder and preparing legal responses under deadline
- Managing a global case load, including reviewing legal drafts prepared by local attorneys, legal strategy and staying abreast of international patent law developments
- Reviewing and providing analysis of licensing agreements
- Working with Legal Team to create policy documents setting out a vision for reform relating to the patent system and alternative policy solutions for R&D and access
- Legal Strategy & Implementation
- Working with the co-founders and relevant staff members, lead the development of legal strategy focused on engaging stakeholders including goals, timelines, recommended approaches and action items, risks and opportunities analysis, etc.
- Based on strategy, begin execution of activities such as developing preparatory components, meeting with key stakeholders and/or advising on media strategy related to patent stakeholders
- Capacity Building & Coordination
- Keep up to date with latest case law and developments on pharmaceutical patents
- Provide ongoing capacity building to co-Founders and staff on US law and procedures
- Work with team to maintain organization of documentation/analysis and to ensure work-plans, timelines and donor reporting stay consistently on track
Ad hoc support as needed across the organization including reviewing materials for legal accuracy, providing input into Organizational Strategy, Development, Communications, Media Relations, etc. as well as administrative compliance and team engagement.
Who You Are
To be successful in this role, you will have a belief in the mission and values of I-MAK and a:
- J.D and admission before a State bar
- 5+ years of industry or law firm experience
- Registered patent attorney
- Experience with international patent laws is preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or relevant scientific field preferred
What Else You Should Know
This is a full time position based in NYC requiring 10%-25% travel.
Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and where you heard about the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with Patent Attorney in the subject line.
Employer Type: Non-Profit
Job Location: New York, New York