The Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is seeking a highly qualified staff attorney with at least four to seven years of relevant experience to join our high-profile and fast-paced IP protection and enforcement practice. More-senior candidates are welcome to apply.
The IP protection and enforcement practice represents clients in a wide range of industries including entertainment, fashion, consumer products, technology, financial services, and digital media in all aspects of trademark and copyright practice including trademark/copyright counseling, trademark clearance/prosecution, copyright counseling/registration, branding/copyright counseling for online/digital media, IP transactions, trademark/copyright disputes, management of international trademark portfolios, inter partes proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and online enforcement of IP rights (e.g., ICANN domain name disputes, online takedowns, DMCA).
At least four to seven years of experience specific to trademark/copyright, and in-depth knowledge of trademark counseling, clearance, prosecution and portfolio management including complex office actions
Snell & Wilmer’s Intellectual Property Group seeks to hire a patent attorney/agent with a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Organic Chemistry with at least one year of experience in patent prosecution and counseling. The successful candidate will work with our growing Life Sciences department and others in our Intellectual Property Group and will have opportunities to help develop business. Arizona Bar or willingness to become admitted to the Arizona Bar (including through reciprocity or on motion) and USPTO admission required. Additional Snell & Wilmer locations can be considered commensurate with experience, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Denver and Salt Lake City, with similar bar admission in the corresponding state also required.
Blackbird Technologies, a company formed over five years ago by partners of AmLaw20 law firms, is looking for experienced mid to senior level associates with at least three years of patent litigation experience, who can handle most day-to-day case demands autonomously. Rare opportunity for substantive courtroom experience in an entrepreneurial environment. Should have experience with patent litigation concerning engineering and/or computer science disciplines.
Unified Patents seeks two qualified patent lawyers with post-grant experience to join its growing legal team. Applicants must have at least 5 years of law firm or other relevant experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) working on post-grant petitions (IPR, PGR, and CBM), reexaminations, or other administrative drafting and litigation experience.
McGarry Bair is looking for Patent Engineers with a Mechanical background or Electrical background to help in protecting our clients' intellectual property. You will help analyze the patentability of inventions, including computer searching for related inventions, prepare and help prosecute patent applications, aid in assessing infringement risks for new products, and help guide the development of new products.
The Patent Engineer position is a desirable alternative for an engineer or scientist seeking a non-traditional, yet related profession. The job incorporates technical knowledge with analytical skills, and requires you to apply them in a variety of technical fields. You will need to learn new technologies quickly and be able to teach others as well. You must have strong reading and writing skills in the English language. Strong computer skills, especially computer searching and research skills, are necessary. We are looking specifically for those with education and/or experience in Electrical Engineering, ideally someone that knows about motors and generators.
The best person for the job is able to succeed in a casual work environment with a client-focused, yet highly professional culture. You should enjoy working with small teams while being independently responsible for your individual tasks. We need a problem solver who is strategically agile, who enjoys variety, who is quick to learn and adapt, and who is unafraid to work intensely with quick responsiveness to rapidly changing client demands.
If you are already a Patent Agent, that is a real plus. However, for the Patent Engineer, no legal experience is required; we will teach you what you need to know. You must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science; an advanced degree is a plus but is not required. For the Patent Engineer, opportunities for advancement to become a Patent Agent registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office are available and encouraged.
McGarry Bair PC is an Intellectual Property law firm in Grand Rapids, MI, specializing in all aspects of intellectual property law world-wide, including obtaining, enforcing, and defending patents, copyrights,trademarks, trade secrets, and agreements. Our prime directive is responsive client service, which we accomplish with a team of hard-working and intelligent people who appreciate a relaxed, blue-jean culture, yet are able to thrive in an independent and sometimes intense work environment. Our office is in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, a vibrant and growing city.
McGarry Bair is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Grand Rapids, Mich. (with possible option for remote)
G&G is seeking highly skilled and productive Patent Attorneys with a background in Electrical or Computer Engineering. G&G provides a unique work environment that stands out from other firms. It is the firm’s view that broadening the subject matter expertise of all attorneys provides the best opportunity for growth for the attorney and the firm. Consequently, attorneys are given an opportunity to work across all clients of the firm to gain expertise in multiple subject areas such as landline and cellular communications, terrestrial and satellite communications, smart cars, data mining, waveguide communications, RF interference mitigation, RF tuning, gaming technologies, medical devices, advertising engines, magnetic resonant imaging, nanotechnology, and other advanced technology areas. Also, the firm periodically employs a process to balance attorney dockets so that all attorneys are assigned matters they can work on a daily basis without concern that their dockets will run low at any time during a calendar year.
G&G is approaching its 10th anniversary in 2020. Since its inception, the firm has invested substantially in infrastructure and proprietary technologies such as, for example, an electronic checklist process, custom coding of its docketing system to mimic client workflows, development of an advanced file system that enables sophisticated searches and conflicts checks. Innovation centered on improving all aspects of the work environment has been and continues to be a core value of the firm’s founders.
As part of the G&G team you will be working with a diverse group of clients ranging from sophisticated mid-sized corporations to Fortune 500 companies. The firm has a substantial volume of work that provides attorneys exceptional opportunities for career growth.
We offer comprehensive benefits that are paid in full by the firm and a competitive compensation package that includes a base salary with a formulaic quarterly bonus.
G&G is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and respectful environment.
If G&G’s work environment resonates with your interests, we encourage you to apply for a position at the firm. If you qualify for this position, you will have an opportunity to speak with the firm’s founders and other attorneys at the firm to learn more about the firm’s processes and career opportunities.
Must have passed a state bar and the USPTO patent bar. 4-7+ years of law practice with “substantial” patent preparation and prosecution of US matters is required. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering is required. Telecommunications and/or actual engineering experience is a plus. A book of business is also a plus.
Cantor Colburn LLP, a law firm with a national intellectual property practice, seeks a patent attorney or Patent Agent with a degree in chemical engineering to work in any of the firm’s five offices: Hartford, Connecticut; Alexandria, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; and Troy, Michigan. Remote work will also be considered.
In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was 7th in the country for utility patents, 3rd for design patents, and 7th for trademarks, as well as being the fastest growing patent law firm in the country. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the U.S. and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high tech start-ups, and university technology transfer offices.
This position offers opportunities to work with multi-national corporations and Fortune 500 companies in cutting edge technologies, in a wide-array of industries. Although we are one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, we have a boutique-like firm atmosphere, with a collegial environment that encourages professional growth and development. We are looking for passionate, solutions-driven candidates to work alongside and actively engage our sophisticated clients.
The successful candidate must have a degree in chemical engineering and be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Preferred candidates will have three or more years of patent drafting experience, have drafted more than 20 patent applications, and have domestic and international prosecution experience. Candidates who have a JD must be licensed with a state bar.
Cantor Colburn LLP is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Aspen Aerogels Inc. is seeking a Patent Attorney with at least 5 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution to be based out of our Northborough, MA headquarters. The Patent Attorney will be responsible for helping the company articulate and implement optimum patent strategies; will be a critical member of the legal team supporting the innovation oriented technology company. Key attributes include a solid patent law background, self-driven and established success in patent portfolio creation and management in a collaborative environment.
The Patent Attorney’s primary responsibilities include:
Identify and articulate IP opportunities in the Company’s R&D, Process and Product Development and other business functions, and assist in implementing the IP strategy.
Perform prior art searches, articulate patentability, prepare, file and prosecute patent applications at the USPTO.
Identify IP issues and advise on appropriate responses to third party actions, including performing relevant FTO analyses.
Manage foreign patent and trademark procurement activities.
Effective use patent/trademark databases to navigate the IP work flow along with support staff.
Develop policies and procedures to ensure an appropriate IP protection in different business activities.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in engineering or natural sciences (preferably in materials, chemistry or chemical engineering).
Masters degree is a plus, but not required.
A JD from a recognized US law school and an active State bar admission.
USPTO registration is required.
5+ years patent procurement experience in a law firm or in-house environment.
IP related transactional practice.
Experience managing foreign patent portfolio.
Exposure to trademark issues
The successful candidate will have:
An ability to articulate complex technical/legal analysis and arguments orally and in writing.
A flexible and proactive approach to problem solving.
An ability to thrive on challenge and react promptly and positively to a fast-paced work culture.
Current knowledge of substantive and procedural requirements for filings (including electronic) with the USPTO and PCT practice.
Strong interpersonal skills and an ability collaborate across the company and with outside and foreign counsel to produce tangible results.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage and drive projects and tasks with high attention to detail.
Must be able to work in a demanding environment with shifting priorities and deadlines.
Demonstrates high integrity and strong work ethic.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 466-3111 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
Additional Info Employer Type: Small Corporation Job Location: Northborough, Massachusetts
Aspen Aerogels is the global leader in aerogel technology. The company’s mission is to enable its customers and partners to shape their own strategies around the global megatrends of resource efficiency and sustainability. The company’s Cryogel® and Pyrogel® products are valued by the world’s largest energy infrastructure companies. The company’s Spaceloft® products provide building owners with industry-leading energy efficiency including options for a safe, non-combustible fire rating. The company’s strategy is to partner with world-class industry leaders to leverage its aerogel technology platform into additional markets. Headquartered in Northborough, Mass., Aspen Aerogels manufactures its products at its East Providence, R.I. facility.
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. is seeking a patent associate to work in its Albany, N.Y. offices. Candidates must have a background in Mechanical Engineering, be detail-oriented, self-motivated and possess excellent writing, organizational and communication skills.
The position entails preparing and prosecuting patent applications, providing client counseling, conducting due diligence, and providing opinions. Position may also include trademark, copyright and licensing work.
This is an entry level associate position. An undergraduate or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering is required, candidates should also either be licensed to practice law or, have immediate plans to sit for the bar.
Holzer Patel Drennan is looking for a Patent Attorney with 5+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Qualified candidates will have an undergraduate or advanced degree in electrical, mechanical, chemical, biotechnology, or computer-related discipline. Candidate must also have a portable book of business as well as the ability to further develop a diverse intellectual property practice. Hired candidate will work at the Denver, Colorado office location.
Trademark, transactional, licensing and copyright work experience is a plus. Applicable bar membership required.
ONDA TECHNO leading Japanese IP firm with over 50 years of history. Our main office is located in Gifu City and we have branch offices in Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai and Taipei. We are seeking a U.S. patent attorney with an electrical engineering background and at least five years experience in prosecuting patent applications. Experience preparing invalidity and infringement opinions as well as search analyses are an absolute prerequisite. An ability to quickly learn and demonstrate understanding of complex technologies outside of your specialty is strongly preferred. The right candidate will also have positive experiences as working as part of a team as well as be capable of working independently. State bar and patent bar registration is required. Please note that the present position is in our Tokyo office and will commence at the beginning of October, 2019. His or her responsibilities shall include:
Preparing, revising and checking English language patent specifications
Prosecuting U.S. patent applications, as well as preparing invalidity, infringement, and search analyses
Consultation services for our clients (including providing expert opinions)
Giving lectures and seminars for our clients held by our firm regarding the field of U.S. intellectual property matters
Writing articles on U.S. patent law for trade journals and a newsletter published by our firm
Overseas business trips for promoting overseas relationships
Other services relating to intellectual property matters
The Salary is commensurate with experience. The position offers the opportunity to learn about Japanese IP practice and to work with major Japanese corporations.
Servilla Whitney LLC is seeking a patent attorney or registered patent agent to prepare and prosecute patent applications. Our clients include leading technology companies working in the areas of semiconductors, specialty materials and medical devices. Our work environment is casual, and our employees enjoy an excellent work/life balance. We offer excellent benefits and flexible working hours, including working remotely. This is an excellent opportunity for growth in a small and growing firm. Candidates with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science and life sciences are encouraged to apply.
We are conveniently located across the street from the Metropark train station in Iselin, New Jersey, which provides easy access to New York City.
LSI SOLUTIONS® located in beautiful Victor, New York, is a dynamic and growing medical device company dedicated to advancing minimally invasive therapeutics through research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of minimally invasive surgical instruments. We are seeking an Intellectual Property Manager. This role supports Executive Team, Discovery, Surgical Science, and Engineering as needed. Manages the Intellectual Property Team and executes primary and strategic intellectual property (IP) activities. Activities are of a scheduled and unscheduled nature. Travel may be required.
Enhance, maintain, and advise on Company intellectual property portfolio, including patents (utility and design) and trade secrets;
Develop and apply a process to ensure that all patent, and trade secret aspects of intellectual property are being addressed in a strategic manner that is consistent with and based on the Company’s business plans and goals as communicated by the Company’s President and CEO, Vice Presidents and Directors;
Develop and maintain a coordinated IP and product roadmap from concepts through released products, while executing IP milestones in sync with appropriate events in a planned and controlled fashion;
Efficiently and effectively manage, develop, and train all employees assigned the IP group, including, but not limited to patent drafts people, paralegals, patent administrators, and other administrative staff;
Actively research and identify intellectual property potential for new Company technologies;
Perform due diligence and patent validity and infringement analyses on existing Company patents, and patents filed or acquired by the Company;
Recommend appropriate path regarding patentability, claims, prosecution, and amendments;
Efficiently research and analyze prior art;
Develop an IP landscape for the technology areas important to the Company. Identify and contribute towards possible areas for innovation opportunity;
Write abstracts, brief and detailed descriptions, summaries, and develop claims in accordance with best patent practices which are consistent with current patent case law and rules;
Advise pertinent staff regarding associated rules and regulations to adhere to in filing proceedings;
Prepare and file U.S. patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);
Prepare and file international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications with the U.S. Receiving Office;
Coordinate foreign patent filings and prosecution with foreign agents as required;
Screen and select foreign IP agents for working with the Company;
Communicate with the USPTO and relevant examiners and boards;
Analyze USPTO and PCT office actions and prepare & file appropriate responses and amendments to procure high quality and strategic patents;
Handle all Company patent application appeals in front of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board;
Advise on and coordinate all Company Post Grant Opposition Proceedings;
Debate with USPTO examiners to withdraw rejections of applications for patent claims;
Recommend and develop software and tools required to achieve goals;
Prepare defensive IP publications as necessary;
Perform “right-to-use” patent clearance searches as needed;
Develop efficient processes and systems to facilitate intellectual property filing and docket management;
Set up and coordinate the maintenance of an intellectual property database, including status of active patents or pending applications, office actions, maintenance milestones, and impending fees;
Develop, maintain, and effectively share statistics on filed patent applications as well as issued patents;
Coordinate workflow with internal and external service providers;
Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints in an efficient and cost-effective manner;
Interact professionally with clients, lawyers, and employees at all levels and provide information with ordinary courtesy and tact while safeguarding confidentiality;
Recommend best practices and implement procedures to ensure confidentiality;
Recommend best practices and implement procedures to maintain consistency and an active protective posture in regard to Company patents;
Directly influence IP policy, including non-disclosure and confidentiality requirements, documents, and procedures;
Regularly update knowledge of pertinent USPTO, PCT, and international rules and case law to keep skills up to date;
Attend executive and planning meetings as recommended by the President and Directors in order to gain exposure to aspects of the business which will drive IP planning and actions; and
Perform other related duties and projects as business needs require at direction of management.
Education and Experience:
Registered patent practitioner (patent agent preferred) with the USPTO, having a minimum of ten years of patent prosecution experience;
Experienced at successfully interfacing with business executives and incorporating business aspects into IP filings and plans;
Experienced at successfully advising business executives;
Experienced at successfully leading and mentoring a diverse team;
Practical engineering experience is a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline;
Concentration in mechanical or biomedical engineering preferred; and
Coursework and/or understanding of human anatomy is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of USPTO and PCT rules, guidelines, and processes;
Thorough knowledge of International and Regional filing timelines and rules necessary to work effectively with foreign counsel;
Demonstrated ability to successfully plan and manage activities for an IP team, including docketing, administrative, and technical/CAD related functions;• Proficient project manager;
Team oriented facilitator/mentor/worker;
Demonstrated technical proficiency;
Ability to quickly identify and understand novel mechanisms and/or processes;
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
Excellent persuasion and debate skills;
Excellent multi-tasking ability;
Customer-focused, goal-oriented self-starter
Advanced knowledge of computers and software (e.g. MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Access);
Expert at deciphering mechanical drawings; and
Proficiency with AutoCAD 2-D drafting software and/or AutoCAD Inventor is a plus.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to eight hours per day.
Frequently required to lift and/or carry from 1-5 lbs., occasionally 25-30 lbs.
Frequently required to push and/or pull from 1-2 lbs., occasionally 10-20 lbs.
Routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
Regularly required to talk and/or hear, see, see color, handle/reach, and perform repetitive motion.
Able to occasionally travel commercially.
By providing my electronic signature I can, with or without reasonable accommodation(s), perform the essential functions of this position.
Thorpe North & Western is seeking a trademark attorney with 2 to 7 years of trademark preparation and prosecution experience. An intellectual property background and excellent writing skills are required. It is expected that Applicants possess substantial experience prosecuting trademark applications. Applicants admitted to practice before the USPTO will be given preference.
TNW offers opportunities for advancement in a collegial and dynamic environment. TNW also provides an excellent compensation package that is production-based, and that includes comprehensive benefits. TNW further provides opportunities for client counseling through direct client interaction, as well as excellent training and partner/associate interaction opportunities and benefits through its unique dual-track approach where partners of the firm are encouraged to collaborate with associate attorneys at critical points throughout the life-span of projects.
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Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC has an immediate opening in our Alexandria office for a patent agent with a degree in electrical engineering or computer science. This position requires the ability to think critically, to quickly understand new technologies and to write well. Candidates would preferably have some patent drafting and prosecution experience, but experience is not required. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, drafting patent applications and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and patent offices around the world. Candidates must be already registered to practice before the USPTO or be willing to sit for the registration exam. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, and college transcript(s).
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate (or patent agent) with 1-4 years' experience in patent prosecution to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group in its Austin office. Ideal candidate must have a EE/Computer Science technical background along with strong academic credentials, superior writing ability and a quick-study aptitude, and the ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. USPTO and Texas bar admission required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Kennedy Lenart Spraggins LLP has an opening for a registered U.S. patent attorney to join our growing patent practice as a full-time associate. Remote associates are welcome. Primary responsibilities will include preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Requirements for an ideal candidate include a B.S. or higher degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering and at least two years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.
Knobbe Martens provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways. Put your technical degree to work on issues involving science, technology, and the law. The candidate will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products.
Each client brings novel and diverse technologies to our firm. Therefore, the candidate will learn about a variety of new technologies, learn to identify inventive features, learn to describe the inventions, and learn to convince the Patent Office to allow a patent for the technology. The position also requires a candidate to possess the ability to explain and describe new technologies in a way that is concise and descriptive.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Reviewing new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
Writing patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
Drafting persuasive responses to patent office rejections.
Reviewing issued patents.
To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. The candidate must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom. In addition, each candidate will eventually participate in a patent law course and become registered with the United States Patent Office.
Education and Experience:
B.S. degree in Physics or Optics is required (advance degree preferred).
Patent experience preferred.
Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
Qualified candidates will possess strong academic credentials and exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Location: The position is available for any office location. Please indicate on the application your preferred office location.
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC is seeking a Patent Law Associate to work in its Burlington, Vermont, offices. We have a strong preference for candidates who have:
Chemistry background – BS or advanced degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, or equivalent
Three to five years of patent experience, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications in chemical/biochemical arts, or a former U.S. patent examiner in a chemical/biochemical art unit, with at least one year of patent experience outside of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office;
Experience with or willingness to prepare and prosecute patent applications in other arts, including software arts, medical-device arts, and electromechanical-device arts;
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and a high level of attention to detail;
Excellent analytical and writing skills;
Superb academic credentials; and
Desire to work in a dynamic collegial environment.
Contact Apply by visiting this link: https://bit.ly/2I66XwP. Please include your resume, cover letter, writing sample.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Burlington, Vermont
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP is seeking a registered patent attorney or agent having at least 3 years of patent prosecution experience and an advanced degree in chemistry or in the biosciences to work with biotech and chemical clients, primarily in patent portfolio development. The ideal candidate will have some portable business and be comfortable drafting and prosecuting biotech and non-bio chemical patent applications. We offer competitive percentage-based compensation, flexible hours, and are conveniently located near Bart in downtown Oakland.