Thorpe North & Western (TNW) is a leader in intellectual property services in Utah and the intermountain region. TNW is seeking a patent attorney with at least 1 to 2 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience to join its Sandy, Utah office.
Mechanical Engineering background and excellent writing skills are required. Applicants should possess substantial experience drafting patent applications since this position will focus primarily on patent application preparation and prosecution in the mechanical and electromechanical arts. Applicants must be admitted to practice before the USPTO.
This employer uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, please visit: www.e-verify.gov/
Notice regarding applicability of ITAR/EAR Requirements - Access to certain intellectual property files (and therefore, employment in this position) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to United States citizens, lawful permanent residents of the United States, persons granted refugee or asylee status in the United States, and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to TNW’s ITAR/EAR compliance officer to determine whether they are subject to these regulations, and if so, to assess their country of chargeability and whether federal licensure requirements will restrict performance of essential duties of the position.
Ruminant Biotech Corp Ltd (RBT) has one purpose, to make a big difference in climate change by materially reducing the amount of methane put into the atmosphere by ruminant livestock (Cattle, Sheep, Deer, Goats).
We are at the cutting edge of biotech, developing slow-release products to put inside ruminant animals to eliminate methane production. This is a challenging design problem, involving the intersection of both materials’ science and chemistry. Protecting the IP, we develop is very important to us, and we need a top specialist to drive this exciting work.
Primary Duties include:
Driving Patent prosecution, including formulating responses to office actions (in conjunction with RBT’s external patent counsel).
Drafting Patent applications.
Overseeing preparation of invention disclosures.
Patent portfolio development, including working closely with the R&D Team to develop patents and drive the data required for their prosecution.
Working with RBT’s external IP Attorneys in New Zealand, Australia, the EU and the US to develop a coherent global patent strategy.
Assisting with licensing agreements for RBT’s IP.
Managing IP defence.
Monitoring competitor activities and new developments in the patent landscape.
Highlighting risks and opportunities to the CEO and R&D Committee of the Board.
Qualified candidates will have:
2-7 years of experience in patent application preparation and prosecution, with experience in pharmaceuticals, animal health, biotech, or life sciences a plus; and
A strong science background, with a BSc or equivalent qualification.
Experience in preparing invention disclosures, patent applications and office action replies.
Experience in developing and managing a global portfolio of patents and keeping it in good standing.
Experience in developing search strategies for freedom to operate investigations and analyzing the search results to assess potential third-party risks.
Being a qualified New Zealand patent attorney is a positive but is not essential, but you will need to be able to work/apply for a visa to work in New Zealand.
What we are looking for:
Extensive experience managing Intellectual Property or a qualified and practiced Patent Attorney.
Agile and responsive.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and collaboration.
Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment.
Motivated and driven to deliver results.
Join a highly innovative company with exciting technology and huge potential to solve a critical global challenge.
A purpose driven company culture, you’ll be helping make a genuine difference.
Competitive remuneration package.
Scope to grow and develop as the company does.
High degree of autonomy within a flexible working environment.
Email your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: Emma Hunter, Legal Counsel firstname.lastname@example.org or to discuss this opportunity further, please call Emma Hunter on +64 21 753 701. Applications close 5pm Friday 1 September 2023.
Additional Info Employer Type: Other Job Location: Auckland, New Zealand
IPkey is a small patent law firm committed to securing better patents, faster, and more efficiently. We accomplish this by providing our clients unrivaled access and clear communication, and by leveraging technology to make better patent decisions. We serve a range of high-growth enterprise clients, foreign law firms, and individual inventors.
The firm seeks a USPTO-Registered Patent Attorney or Patent Agent with at least 2 years of experience to become a core member of its growing patent prosecution and strategy practice. The position will be remote. We will consider full-time and part-time candidates. Qualified and interested candidates may also have an opportunity to support clients in a range of areas beyond prosecution, including SEP monetization and litigation support.
drafting and prosecuting utility patent applications primarily in relation to mechanical and electromechanical technologies
drafting and prosecuting design patents
executing international patent strategies
counseling clients on portfolio and prosecution strategy
supporting marketing efforts, including pitches and client visits
USPTO Registration Number
a background and/or education in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, or similar
at least 2 years of experience drafting and prosecuting utility patent applications (at least 10 patent applications drafted)
a desire to develop your abilities through diverse responsibilities, mentorship, and technology
open to utilizing patent prosecution and portfolio management technologies to write better patent applications and make better decisions
flexible work arrangements
ownership over your work
support and mentorship
Rowan Patents for drafting and prosecution
Juristat to understand your performance and client needs
Interested applicants: please email a resume, transcripts, and two patent writing samples to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Remote
ArentFox Schiff LLP is seeking a patent prosecution professional (patent agent, attorney, or associate) with two to six years of experience to join our highly-regarded team in our DC, NY or Boston office. A degree in Organic Chemistry or a related field, intellectual curiosity, excellent academic credentials and experience in drafting and prosecuting US and worldwide applications are required. Additional requirements include: strong organizational and writing skills and a desire to excel in a large law firm environment. This is a client-facing position in which the candidate will work directly with inventors and scientists, so strong oral communication skills are necessary. Adeptness with ChemDraw is a plus. The position comes with responsibility and independence, but also features appropriate training and oversight. Clients are chiefly in the pharma (brand and generic) and medical device fields. In addition to prosecution, the candidate will also assist partners with non-infringement, invalidity and freedom-to-operate opinions. Membership in the Patent Bar is required. ArentFox Schiff offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
ASM is seeking a Patent Agent (or IP Attorney) for a hybrid position out of our Phoenix, AZ office. This individual will be co-accountable for IP generation, security, and competitive intelligence within the framework of ASM’s Global IP Policy. The primary focus is on generating patents linked to ASM’s process and engineering activities. This includes organizing and running patent council meetings with senior management, drafting patent applications, patent searches and clearance letters, managing outsourced patent services through law firms, maintaining patent database, conducting and organizing brainstorming sessions, and reviewing relevant publications to ensure patents are filed before disclosure.
Other responsibilities include IP security, consultancy, and ensuring compliance with IP policies throughout ASM. This includes setting up training as well as performing and reporting audits to ensure implementation. This position plays a pivotal role with senior management in case of litigation and competitive analysis, and includes determining ASM’s IP position against competitors, supporting licensing activities and managing appropriate responses and legal process in various situations.
The ideal candidate:
is able to generate IP effectively in a multicultural, dynamic and demanding business environment
is capable of analyzing IP situations as well as relevant future IP developments in order to conceptualize this into reliable expert advice and direction
can translate and synthesize information, as well as organize and plan cross departmental and cross organizational activities to ensure timely and full delivery
is able to communicate a complex message clearly and is able to adjust communication to any audience
is able to understand multiple and varying interests and cultural backgrounds that stakeholders may have and act accordingly
is able to build relationships and networks which are key in achieving goals and make effective use of informal networks to accomplish priorities
Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C., a leading Washington, D.C.-area intellectual property law firm, seeks a patent attorney or agent with no more than up to 2-4 years of experience preparing and prosecuting mechanical-related patent applications.
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree, or higher, in Mechanical Engineering, as well as excellent writing/analytic skills, preferably with prosecution experience related to medical devices, AR/VR, and/or textiles. The successful candidate will be fluent in mechanical and design language, e.g., cross-sections, drawing views, materials science, dynamic movement, force/vector analysis, manufacturing, and relationships between components. Foreign prosecution experience is a plus, but not required.
This position will provide opportunities for direct client exposure and hands-on interaction with products from clients and their competitors, as well as experience managing clients’ patent portfolios in the U.S. and foreign countries. This position will include focused, individual work, as well as one-on-one training and collaboration with experienced, partner-level attorneys on a daily basis. This position will also provide opportunities for occasional travel, including overseas, for client visits.
We offer the training and technology support to succeed in this position, and we offer opportunities for advancement based on merit, not a rigid formula. We also offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a full benefits package.
Qualified candidates should forward their resume, as well as undergraduate and law school transcripts and two writing samples (e.g., amendment/published patent application) in confidence.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.
The AD, Sr. Counsel IP (Intellectual Property) supports Boehringer Ingelheim's Animal Health global biotech patent team by providing legal services to Clients in Boehringer Ingelheim’s Animal Health division, typically at the Executive Director level and below. This level of counseling provided requires an in-depth knowledge of U.S. patent law and practice, familiarity with patent prosecution practice in Europe and other jurisdictions as well as having a sound scientific background in biotech-related life sciences. Duties for this role include preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. as well as managing and coordinating the global prosecution of Boehringer Ingelheim’s patent applications.
Responsibility for this role also includes drafting and reviewing intellectual property provisions in agreements and providing patentability and freedom to operate assessments of internal and third-party intellectual property rights. In addition to one area of expertise (e.g., patents), the incumbent must have begun developing skills and acumen in an additional area of law and have a clear understanding of the Animal Health or related business environment in which legal advice is rendered. The incumbent must utilize their legal background, and strong knowledge of the business, to move the business forward by providing sound legal counsel and advice.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares, usually independently, legal documents, including letters, notices, legal opinions, contracts, patent applications, administrative filings, etc.
Identifies inventions, prepares and files patent applications.
Prosecutes patent applications in the U.S. and instructs foreign agents in the prosecution of corresponding applications in their jurisdictions.
Provides advice to clients on questions related to patentability, infringement and freedom to operate of Intellectual Property (IP) rights.
Participates in IP due diligence activities for in-licensing or acquisition projects.
Participates in & supports patent oppositions and other post-grant administrative proceedings.
Influences clients by identifying and communicating risks associated with complex business activities within the IP legal area. Helps identify risks in outside lawyer's legal area; provides training and business advice to clients on legal issues within lawyer’s expertise.
Partners with clients by looking beyond immediate business issue and identifying broader business purposes.
Proactively applies legal framework to both the specific business activity and the broader business purposes.
Develops alternative legal solutions to enable the achievement of successful outcomes.
Usually leads with other in-house and outside counsel where appropriate.
Manages (directly / indirectly) assistants and other department members.
Mentors and/or trains junior attorneys, paralegals, support team and/or others in department.
Keeps current with evolving legal and business issues within area of expertise and clients.
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school; at least six (6) to eight (8) years relevant legal experience; admission to at least one State bar.
A sound background and education (preferably graduate degree) in a biotech-life science field such as for example biotechnology, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology or vaccine research.
Must be registered to practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
Expert understanding of state and federal laws, regulations and policies in at least one specialized legal area.
Strong working knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in a second specialized legal area.
Ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities.
Ability to apply law to complex business situations.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
Renaissance IP Law Group, LLP, located in Portland/Beaverton, Oregon, is looking for patent professionals to prepare and/or prosecute patent applications for world-class electronics company. Remote, reduced, flexible hours possible. Competitive compensation commensurate with experience and the quality of work.
A technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields. Advanced degree is a plus.
5+ years of recent US patent preparation or prosecution experience in the field of storage devices such as SSD, semiconductor memory/logic devices, semiconductor device physics/fabrication, AI, machine learning, image sensors and/or wireless communications.
Registered patent attorney/agent preferred.
Former Patent Examiner/industry experience is a plus.
Candidate may reside anywhere in the US.
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely.
Pushing the frontier of solid cancer therapy, Neogene Therapeutics is a global, clinical stage biotechnology company built on the premise of innovation and novel paradigm-changing science. Using tumor mutation profiles to engineer fully individualized T cell therapies, Neogene is bringing new hope to address the current limitations of treatments available today.
We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech with locations in Amsterdam, Netherlands and in Santa Monica, CA. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies.
Neogene values pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance, and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.
Neogene is seeking a diverse Patent Attorney is responsible for building and supporting the IP function of the organization by the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, general IP portfolio maintenance, and providing local IP support to all U.S. based science and legal functions. Additional obligations will include supporting the broader IP function of Neogene commensurate with the experience and interest of the selected candidate. This role is based in Santa Monica, CA and directly report to the Vice President, Intellectual Property in the Netherlands.
Drafts and files patent applications in coordination with outside counsel: including first provisional and PCT applications.
Handles all aspects of ongoing patent prosecution, including formulating strategy for office action responses.
Works with science teams to identify patentable inventions and coordinate preparation of data packages.
Coordinates with parent company (AstraZeneca) on docketing and administrative matters.
Coordinates with other members of the legal team to support IP review of contract and related matters.
Works with collaborators on in-licensed patent portfolios, including the oversight of third-party filing and prosecution.
Supports due diligence activities through preparation of patent portfolio summaries and review of third-party patent portfolios.
Conducts or coordinates freedom-to-operate and landscape review activities.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Coordinates with parent company (AstraZeneca) on all IP matters including prosecution, docketing, and administration.
Drafts and files patent applications in coordination with outside counsel: including first provisional and PCT applications.
Manages ongoing patent prosecution.
Partners with science teams to identify patentable inventions and coordinate preparation of data packages.
Coordinates with other members of the legal team to support IP review of contract and related matters.
Works with collaborators on in-licensed patent portfolios, including the oversight of third-party filing and prosecution.
Performs patent searches and initial analysis of results for patentability, landscape, and FTO.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
Familiar with USPTO services and software.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
Demonstrated experience with statistics software (preferably Prism).
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to function well in a high-paced environment.
Preferred location is LA area however remote applicants with these qualifications will be considered.
The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in Santa Monica, CA is $170,000 to $230,000. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc.
Note: At this time, Neogene is not sponsoring VISAs
At Neogene we celebrate the diversity of our employees and our leadership. Neogene is 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.
Ofinno is a leading research and development lab for 5G/6G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, and video compression technologies. Home to some of the world’s most prolific inventors, Ofinno helps companies stay ahead of the technological curve by outsourcing their R&D from ideation to delivery.
We are growing rapidly, and we need experienced IP counsel to keep our enterprise at the leading edge of innovation. Our legal team works shoulder-to-shoulder with the technology team, from the conception of a new idea until the moment the patent is received. The end result is an industry-recognized portfolio, with global reach, at the core of next-generation tech.
Cross-training is what separates Ofinno from other R&D labs. We challenge our IP counsel to master the technical concepts underlying our inventors’ ideas. At the same time, our IP counsel are expected to educate our inventors on the legal aspects of IP. Ofinno’s culture of mutual learning and collaboration is unique among R&D labs, and absolutely can not be duplicated at a law firm.
Job Description What you’ll be doing:
You will have responsibility for all IP needs of the business related to Ofinno’s technical team, including working closely with inventors to evaluate, draft, file, and prosecute patent applications in the United States and other jurisdictions.
Your responsibilities include:
Reviewing and drafting patent applications, including specification, figures, and claims
Making filing decisions and formulating prosecution strategies
Interviewing Examiners and responding to Office Actions
Coordinating prosecution strategies across multiple global jurisdictions and instructing foreign associates
Helping to coordinate, evaluate, and manage Ofinno’s 5G/6G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, or Video Compression patent portfolio
Searching prior art for relevant subject matter
Qualifications Who you are:
Licensed to practice before the USPTO
Experience with 5G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, or Video Compression technology
Five or more years of experience drafting and prosecuting patents, managing portfolios, performing patent analysis, and developing patent strategies
Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
Willing and able to report to our office in Reston, Virginia, at least four days per week
Our people are our business, and it is our job to take care of you. We know you have to see it to believe it, but here are some of the perks you can count on:
Competitive salaries within the range of $175k - $240k for attorneys ($125k - $170k for agents), with regular opportunities for salary increase, and additional compensation based on company performance and valuation.
401(K) matching -- We help you plan and save for retirement with a 401(K) matching program that’s available on day one.
Free healthcare plans-- Ofinno covers full premiums for you are your family on select healthcare plans, including employer HSA contributions if applicable.
Free Food -- Our kitchen is always fully stocked, including lunch, protein bars, fruit, sodas, coffee and tea.
Unlimited Paid Time Off -- Our lives are enriched by family time, vacations and personal time, so we offer unlimited paid time off and sick leave.
On-campus gym -- Unwind, reduce stress and feel great – even when you’re at work.
Other benefits, too long to list -- Please discuss with our great People Ops team about additional benefits offered.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines
To join Ofinno, please submit a cover letter and some writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. The writing samples preferably include: (a) a patent application that you have written in the area of 5G/6G, Next-Gen Wi-Fi, or video compression; (b) at least one response to a USPTO or EPO Office Action. For the Office Action Response, we are particularly interested in the persuasiveness of your arguments regarding novelty and non-obviousness. Ideally, the Office Action Response includes substantive arguments with fact-based analysis of the cited art (as opposed to 101 arguments or arguments in support of newly-added features).
Additional Info Employer Type: Small Corporation Job Location: Northern VA
This position will work with the patent prosecution team and the job responsibilities will involve U.S. and foreign patent prosecution practice, including preparation of patent applications, office action responses, and patentability search reports. Other responsibilities include reviewing invention disclosures and participating in discussions with inventors to understand their new inventions; working with third-party drafters to prepare formal figures for a patent application; searching literature and patent databases to determine the patentability of inventions; drafting written assessments of the prospects of obtaining patent protection; writing patent applications; preparing responses to communications from the USPTO; managing dockets for patent-application matters, including information disclosure statements, assignments, inventor oath/declarations, application data sheets, and other matters; developing arguments for patentability to Patent Office Examiners, including office-action responses and appellate briefs; and reviewing patents as part of the IP due diligence for a potential acquisition or merger.
Weide & Miller, Ltd., a full-service IP firm based in Las Vegas, seeks an IP attorney. Candidates should have 5+ years of experience in IP litigation, including court and TTAB proceedings and/or patent prosecution. Pay structure dependent upon experience and billables. Candidate should have some book of business. Weide & Miller, Ltd., was founded in 1999 and focuses on high quality work product and client service.
Weide & Miller, Ltd., a small law firm, is seeking a Patent Attorney to work in Las Vegas, Nevada. Candidates should have 5+ years of experience in IP litigation, including court and TTAB proceedings and/or patent prosecution.
Marbury Law Group, PLLC, a mid-sized firm is hiring patent attorneys and patent agents with experience in one or more of the following areas: electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, wireless communication systems, or electromechanical systems; semiconductor devices and processing; and chemistry, biochemistry, and/or pharmaceuticals. The positions will focus mainly on virtual meetings with inventors to receive invention disclosures and drafting of patent applications, and prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO. We are looking for registered U.S. patent attorneys or agents with at least a B.S. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or chemistry. However, candidates with a B.S. or advanced degree in other technical fields such as physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or biology will be considered, particularly with work experience in the areas of interest. Ideally, candidates will have at least 2-3 years experience drafting new patent applications and prosecuting existing patent applications.
Marbury offers a unique compensation structure which provides a generous base salary and benefits with an expectation of 1550 minimum billable hours per year. For patent attorneys and patent agents who generate over 1550 billable hours per year, we offer a formula-based bonus for each billed hour over 1550 hours.
Meeting with inventors to review invention disclosures and draft new patent applications; prosecute pending patent applications.
The Patent Professional may be responsible for one or more of the following:
Attending and participating in patent committee review meetings,
Identifying high-value disclosures that would be additive to our existing portfolio
Working with inventors to properly capture their ideas and inventions and submitting corresponding disclosures to the proper patent committee for consideration
Participating in innovation scrubs of product and/or software releases
Writing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and in foreign patent offices
Securing and preparing source code and/or APIs for registration with the United States Copyright Office
Overseeing outside counsel on certain aspects of outsourced cases
Being the lead 'patent contact' for a particular business unit, including handling client training and development, understanding client business and existing patent portfolio(s), and guiding business and engineering professionals in generating high-value, high-impact assets
Working and interacting with other MSI Patent Attorneys, Agents, Engineers, and Administrative Professionals on a daily basis, both inside and outside of the PS&O group
Participating in invention mining / harvesting sessions. Some litigation / licensing support may also be periodically requested by litigation / licensing leads in the PS&O and/or Business Legal groups
Mentoring inventors with nascent ideas to help expand and develop them to meet the company’s strategic portfolio needs
Aiding in managing the current issued patent portfolio for their assigned business and the strategic focusing of that portfolio. This may include making and/or assisting with annuity decisions, foreign filing decisions, patent classifications, portfolio analysis, mining existing applications for additional coverage, competitive analysis, and identification of further strategic focus areas, among other possibilities
Experience drafting, editing, and/or reviewing patent disclosures and/or patent applications in stated field(s) of expertise, including experience in a law firm or corporate law department environment
Strong organization, leadership, and communication skills to draft invention disclosures and/or draft and prosecute patent applications with high quality and efficiency
Ability to present technical materials to technical and non-technical audiences.
Great interpersonal and team-work skills.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Knowledge of video processing concepts (video encoding, decoding, object identification and tracking, scene understanding, media training and machine learning, etc.), IoT concepts, software development principles (OOP, Agile Dev., etc.), programming languages (such as Python, C#, Swift), cloud development and deployment principles, networking principles, and/or telecommunications principles a plus.
Knowledge of various related technologies such as security, encryption, mixed reality, video / audio processing and analytics, access control, and/or blockchain a plus.
Demonstrated experience in successfully working in a multi-discipline legal and/or technical office and the ability to work with and across multiple legal and/or technical disciplines.
Extensive knowledge of U.S. patent laws and introduction to and/or knowledge of foreign patent laws.
Experience and/or awareness of U.S. and Int’l export control requirements and/or processes.
Prior familiarity with USPTO’s PAIR, EFS, and EPAS systems, Google Apps for Business, and/or Lecorpio preferred but not required.
Candidate may reside anywhere in the US
Juris Doctor Degree
Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems or Computer Engineering, or Computer Science or comparable field of study
6+ years of total legal and/or technical experience in the above-identified legal and technical areas
Need to be a member of the USPTO patent bar and a member of at least one state bar, both in good standing
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely is required. Employer work permit sponsorship is not available for this position.
Referral Payment Plan:
Our U.S. Benefits include:
Incentive Bonus Plans
Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
401K with Company Match
9 Paid Holidays
Generous Paid Time Off Packages
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Paid Parental & Family Leave
Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.
Holland & Hart is seeking a Paralegal to join its patent practice team within the Intellectual Property practice group in the Salt Lake City, Denver, or Boulder office. This role joins a dynamic, collaborative environment focused on excellence and client service.
This position involves performing substantive legal work for the firm and its patent attorneys and requires knowledge of U.S. and foreign patent law and procedure to support a growing, innovative patent practice. This position is responsible for tasks supporting preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign utility and design patents for innovative technology companies.
Ideal candidates will bring applicable functional and technical expertise, demonstrate a customer-oriented attitude, possess strong verbal and written communication skills with co-workers and clients, be a team player who is results-orientated, have the ability to handle change, understand how individual actions contribute to the broader business, take pride in their work, and take initiative to enhance the success of the team.
Supports patent attorneys all phases of patent prosecution practice management
Maintains, organizes, and reviews documents and files
Creates and regularly maintains spreadsheets, status and intellectual property portfolio charts, and/or graphics
Manages and performs a range of duties related to an internal electronic file system
Generates templates for patent filings, including applications, responses to Office Actions and other correspondence related to the USPTO, PCT, and foreign associates
Performs tasks associated with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications
Coordinates domestic and international filings with the USPTO and foreign law offices and/or other foreign entities
Monitors deadlines for various domestic and foreign patent activities, handling routine activities in connection with the maintenance and protection of domestic and foreign patents
Performs electronic filings at the USPTO
Familiarity with Hague international design practice and procedure
Tracks and files Information Disclosure Statements with the USPTO across domestic patent families
Reviews formalities of filed patent documents to ensure proper form, including Filing Receipts, Declarations, Recordings, Information Disclosure Statements, allowed patents ready to issue, etc.)
Prepares reports and summaries for attorneys and clients
Reviews and decides on appropriate action to be taken on correspondence received from foreign associates
Researches and compiles information pertaining to national and international patent rights including searches of USPTO records, patent databases and general patent research
Manages new client intake and opening of matters
Helps to train and develop IP specialist team members
Assists in developing and maintaining client relations, including business development activities, marketing, presentations and meetings
Acts as liaison between attorneys, foreign counsel, and clients
Keeps abreast of current patent rules and procedures
Monitors developments/trends in legal terminology and patent law (e.g., USPTO policy or fee schedule changes) via regular monitoring of legal publications
Maintains proficiency in required firm and external programs and databases, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, iManage, USPTO products, Intapp, docketing software, billing software, etc.
Cohesively works with and occasionally trains other patent personnel, including intellectual property specialists and legal assistants
Performs other functions as assigned
A Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years of experience in a professional environment required.
Minimum 3+ years of domestic and foreign patent prosecution experience required
Knowledge of USPTO systems and processes
Knowledge of patent preparation and prosecution
Strong work ethic and attention to detail
Excels within a dynamic, positive, professional, team-oriented culture
Quickly learns and comprehends complex concepts and processes
Thinks critically to understand how each task fits into a broader workflow
Works efficiently, using available technology and striving to make tasks easier and more efficient
Communicates regarding deadlines and level of workload
Flexibility for occasional evening filing
Requires superior proofreading
Requires superior oral and written communication
Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office suite products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Visio is a plus), Adobe Acrobat, iManage, USPTO products, Intapp, etc.
Please apply directly online and be prepared to submit a resume and cover letter. You may address your cover letter and/or direct application questions to Lydia Miller, Recruiting Coordinator LFMiller@hollandhart.com. No phone calls or unsolicited resumes from search firms, please. Search firm inquiries may be directed to Lisa Liss LVLiss@hollandhart.com.
About Holland & Hart:
Holland & Hart is ranked as one of Vault’s “Best Law Firms in the Mountain States.” Holland & Hart is also recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation” scoring 100 on the annual Corporate Equality Index. For eleven consecutive years, Holland & Hart has been awarded U.S. Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), and the firm has been Mansfield Rule Plus certified since the program’s inception in 2018.
Our core values—integrity, excellence, innovation, teamwork, our commitment to one another, our diverse workforce, our communities, and living full lives—influence all aspects of Holland & Hart’s culture. We intentionally create opportunities for employees to seek balance in their professional and personal lives through long-standing programs, including remote work options and wellness opportunities so they can be in the moment with their work, with their families, or while pursuing personal interests.
Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm across eight states and in Washington, D.C. delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. As part of its longstanding focus on diversity and inclusion, the firm has adopted a diversity plan and participates in diversity initiatives. For more information, please visit: https://www.hollandhart.com/diversity. Holland & Hart is an equal opportunity employer.
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act, Holland & Hart is providing a good faith salary range for paralegals positions that may be based in Colorado. The compensation range for paralegals in Colorado is $31.69 - $67.31 per hour based on a 37.5-hour work week. Paralegals are eligible to receive overtime and a discretionary bonus may be available based on performance.
Holland & Hart promotes work/life balance with a robust wellness program, PTO, and a reduced time program. Full-time employees become eligible for benefits on the date of hire, with a benefits offering that includes medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, EAP, STD, and LTD. Also available are voluntary income protection benefits such as supplemental life, accident, critical illness, and long-term care insurances, as well as a 401(k)-retirement plan with a company match and profit sharing. Holland & Hart offers maternity, paternity and adoptive leave policies in a manner that is intended to provide for widely varying circumstances and personal/family needs relating to the birth or adoption of a child. In addition, the firm has programs that may provide for educational assistance, a subscription service for continuing legal education programs, free or discounted legal services, and opportunities through the Holland & Hart Foundation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating volunteer opportunities for lawyers, paralegals, staff, families, and friends of Holland & Hart LLP. Part-time employees may have access to some of these benefits, which may be on a pro-rated basis.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Salt Lake City, Denver, or Boulder
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with at least 3-5 years of experience to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate should have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree and experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to software technologies, including the fields of AI and machine learning, encryption technology, wireless communications, mobile communications, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and big data processing. Candidate will be comfortable communicating with the client and PTO. We are looking for candidates who possess strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. Candidate should be resident in D.C. office. USPTO admission required along with bar admission in D.C. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for a patent agent or junior patent associate with 1-2 years' experience in patent prosecution to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate would have an Electrical Engineering degree however, candidates with a Physics, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering degree with either medical device or wireless communications/networking experience are encouraged to apply. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude, ability to engender client confidence, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. USPTO admission required along with state bar admission in jurisdiction of practice, preferably in Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V
Genective, a JV between two leading global seeds companies, Limagrain and KWS, is looking for a part-time Corporate Counsel for our fast-growing team in the U.S. The Patent Scientist/Agent is a direct report of the VP of Research and CSO. The working location can be anywhere in continental U.S. with locations in Central Standard Time Zone preferred.
Reporting to the VP of Research & CSO, the Patent Scientist/Agent will develop a program to enhance Genective’s patent filings and is responsible for managing all IP aspects of Genective’s operations.
Work as a trusted partner and advisor on IP matters for the VP of Research & CSO and the broader research team at Genective
Establish, monitor, and manage an IP portfolio for Genective to ensure operational compliance and efficiency
Perform patent assessments and the drafting of patent applications
Evaluation and due diligence of patent licensing and opportunities
Work closely with and advise scientists and respective teams on IP matters
Establish and protect Genective IP positions at the Legal & IP Advisory Committee (LIPAC), a working group consisting of legal and IP representatives from parent companies (Limagrain & KWS)
Establish and manage logistics of IP working groups for external collaborations, e.g. Joint IP Committee for the AgBiome Collaboration
Drive development of IP strategy to support Genective’s research direction as well as provide infringement opinions as needed
Control and manage the IP budget for patent filings and portfolio maintenance
Liaise with and maintain a strong relationship with counterparts at parent companies (Limagrain and KWS) and affiliated companies (AgReliant) and collaborators (i.e. AgBiome)
As required by the VP of Research, CSO
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
M.S. or Ph.D. in a science field (Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Entomology, Agronomy, Genetics, etc.)
5 -10 years of patent experience and/or have some level of legal training in the USA; a Juris Doctorate is a plus
Being a registered patent practitioner with the USPTO is highly preferred
Experience in Ag biotech and/or the Ag industry is essential while experience of working in a JV environment is a plus
Well-rounded experience in all major IP aspects of a US-based corporation with a global operational footprint; experience with EU and South America a plus
Significant IP experience: able to provide opinions and guide operational practice or identify appropriate specialists for further assistance if needed
Able to translate between legal/IP and other functions, e.g. research, finance, regulatory, and general management, to enable effective understanding and productive work
Excellent written and verbal communication skills: able to work effectively with multi-cultural, multi-functional, geographically diverse teams
Superb interpersonal skills: able to work with various personalities and situations; able to manage diverse stakeholders and opinions towards alignment and actions; able to strike the balance between assertion and flexibility
Able to plan for and keep track of multiple projects and hold self and others accountable
Capable to perform consistently in a fast-paced, quickly changing, entrepreneurial environment
Passionate about supporting others and see others’ success as his/her own success
To be determined based upon qualifications and work arrangements targeting 1/2 of an FTE.
Klarquist, a mid-sized law firm, is seeking a Mechanical Patent Attorney/Agent to work in Portland, OR.
We are actively seeking lateral patent attorneys or agents with strong expertise in mechanical engineering. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and preferably 2+ years of experience prosecuting patents for mechanical technology. Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.
We are committed to promoting diversity within Klarquist, and strongly encourage candidates who come from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the patent legal profession (e.g., based on gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, military service, and disability) to apply.
Klarquist professionals could practice anywhere; at the largest law firms and companies, and in the largest cities. They chose Klarquist because here they can pursue both their passion for law and their passion for life. Our reputation for excellence and emphasis on maintaining a work/life balance attract experienced attorneys from large general practice firms as well as IP boutiques, and appeal to top students from national and local law schools.