University of Maryland is seeking to hire an Intellectual Property (IP) Manager to oversee its voluminous and diverse portfolio of intellectual property rights.
The IP Manager is responsible for managing, identifying, obtaining, and maintaining appropriate intellectual property protection by
analyzing invention disclosures, understanding invention features, providing analysis and recommendations, and performing substantive and procedural tasks associated with the filing, protection, and maintenance of intellectual property on assigned cases;
monitoring and updating intellectual property records for completeness and accuracy;
ensuring timely communication and that filing and response due dates are met; and
providing reporting metrics for UMD’s IP portfolio.
The IP Manager reports to the Senior IP Manager. The Manager, Intellectual Property will interact with and advise inventors, UM Ventures’ licensing staff, licensees, and outside counsel on patent strategy, conveying patent rules, IP policies (University System of Maryland and University of Maryland), and Bayh-Dole Act requirements.
(1) Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, physical, life, or computer sciences, or related field with six (6) years of experience; or Masters degree in engineering, physical, life, or computer sciences, or related field.
Experience developing prior art search strategies, analyzing prior art search results, and advising on patentability.
Experience or familiarity with licensing, technology transfer, and/or provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act.
Experience using IP management systems, USPTO systems, patent search tools, Microsoft Office, and Google apps
(2) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
Strong organizational and analytical skills.
Strong consultative skills with the confidence and ability to enforce rules.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Ability to convey and apply patent rules, IP policies, and Bayh-Dole Act.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact, and confidentiality.
Computer literacy with standard word processing, MS Office Suite (i.e., Excel, Word,
PowerPoint), email, Internet applications, and USPTO systems (EFS-Web, PAIR).
JD; Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in engineering, science, or related field
Two (2) years of experience managing an IP portfolio in an in-house setting (university, corporate, or government) preferred.
University experience preferred.
Admitted to and member in good standing of the patent bar, or eligible for admission within 1 year of hire, is preferred.
Registered and in good standing to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is preferred.
Finch & Maloney PLLC is currently seeking lateral associates or agents with electrical engineering, computer science, and physics degrees for its patent prosecution practice in Manchester, New Hampshire. All positions require excellent writing ability, attention to detail, USPTO registration, state bar (for attorneys), and a minimum of 3 years of patent prosecution experience. Candidates with pre-law engineering work experience are preferred. Experience in semiconductor processes, or hardware and software design is a major plus. Remote work arrangements available for the right candidates - join us to work with experienced practitioners and exciting technology in a client-focused and collegial environment.
Manchester is conveniently located about an hour from the White Mountains, ocean beaches, and Boston. The city is home to a vibrant and growing community of professionals and includes a variety of theaters, museums, restaurants, and music venues that one would expect when working and living in a dynamic urban center. Hiking, skiing, and many other outdoor activities are all within easy reach and just a short drive from the city. Additionally, New Hampshire offers a relatively low cost of living with reasonable housing prices and no state income or sales tax.
The firm encourages a healthy work/life balance with a lower than average billing requirement, competitive compensation, and a generous bonus plan and benefits package. In addition, we are committed to promoting diversity within the firm. To this end, candidates having backgrounds that are underrepresented in the patent law community (e.g., based on gender, race, sexual orientation, military service, disability, culture, ethnicity, and religion) are strongly encouraged to apply.
Contact To apply, please visit this website. Please do attach your resume, and cover letter if you like.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
MagStone Law, LLP is a modern law firm dedicated to providing solution-focused, cost-effective, and high-quality legal services to our clients. We are all experienced lawyers with backgrounds from the most prominent international law firms. Our practice covers all aspects of corporate transactional law, including business formation, financing, licensing, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and SEC compliance. We also provide legal services in intellectual property, real estate transactions, tax controversy, litigation, and dispute resolution services. Known for our expertise on U.S.-China cross-border transactions, we have become the go-to law firm for many Chinese companies exploring the U.S. market and U.S. companies entering into the Chinese market.
We are seeking a patent agent, patent attorney, technical advisor, or law clerk to join our New York office!
Drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications
Assisting in the prosecution of foreign patent applications and management of international patent portfolios
Performing patentability and infringement analysis
Performing IP due diligence
A B.S. degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent
Excellent analytical, communication, and client service skills
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Willingness and affinity for learning new technologies
Native-level Mandarin Chinese proficiency
Strong technical background in electrical engineering or computer science with excellent academic credentials
Experience in preparing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications concerning circuit design, display technology, artificial intelligence, semiconductor fabrication, nanoscale materials and devices, virtualization, and/or cloud computing
The Northern California offices of Squire Patton Boggs is seeking a Patent Associate with a minimum of four years of experience to join our Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Candidates should have a degree in chemistry or biochemistry with an emphasis on chemistry.
Responsibilities will include mid-level patent attorney work such as drafting, filing and prosecuting US patent applications, managing and coordinating international patent application strategies, preparing patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions, and overall intellectual property counseling.
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
J.D. degree preferred; admitted by the State Bar of California and in good standing to practice in California. Must be registered and in good standing to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent agents will be considered.
Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree or advanced degree in chemistry or biochemistry with an emphasis on chemistry.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
At least four years of experience practicing patent law and proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others on complex matters. Demonstrated experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
Excellent communications (written and oral) and judgment are essential.
Proven ability to independently manage a case and move it forward, but also to work in a collaborative team environment.
Must be a self-started, have the ability to prioritize workload; display good judgment and work well under pressure.
Dorsey & Whitney is a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner with locations across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We are a premier legal counselor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including technology, banking, energy and natural resources, food and agribusiness, health care, and development & infrastructure.
Dorsey’s Patent group is seeking a Patent Agent or Technical Advisor with one to five years of patent prosecution experience to be located in our Denver or Seattle offices. Patent bar-eligible candidates with the right technology background and writing experience will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a passion for understanding and writing about software and electrical technologies, including enterprise cloud and distributed systems, circuit designs, wireless communication technologies, and artificial intelligence. All relevant technical backgrounds will be considered. Strong academic credentials and USPTO admission or eligibility are required. A good candidate will look forward to:
Conduct inventor interviews in preparation for drafting original patent applications.
Draft patent applications and prosecute patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark office (USPTO) and foreign jurisdictions via communications with local counsel.
Prepare office action responses for local and international patent applications.
File documents with the USPTO when required.
Support patent litigation and perform due diligence on a per case basis.
Perform patent searches, analyze invention disclosures, scientific or technical documents, and review issued patents in order to evaluate patent specific issues such as patentability and validity.
Conduct freedom to operate searches, competitive landscape searches, and review prior art.
Manage a U.S. and foreign patent prosecution docket such that deadlines are met.
Conduct interviews with examiners at the USPTO.
Work closely with our collaborative team of attorneys, agents, paralegals, and legal assistants to ensure excellence in client service at all times.
We are looking for the right person, not just the right resume or experience level. Collegiality and teamwork are highly valued, and broad skills and curiosity can be as important as a specific technical degree.
The following qualifications are required:
One to five years of agent/advisor experience.
At least a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
Strong academic performance.
USPTO admission is preferred.
Dorsey offers a competitive pay and benefits package including health care plans, a generous paid time off policy, paid holidays, retirement savings plan, profit sharing contribution, and more.
Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive workplace. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.
How to Apply:
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Patent Agent candidates may apply at www.dorsey.com/staffjobs and Attorney candidates may apply at www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5178.
In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume, and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample.
Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Denver, CO or Seattle, WA
Micron Technology, Inc. is a global leader in memory and storage solutions. The company seeks an experienced patent attorney to serve as Patent Counsel for the South East Asia region, reporting to Micron’s Director of Global Patent Development.
Developing and implementing patent strategies tailored for assigned business unit(s), engineering group(s) and/or technology initiatives
Organizing and leading invention/patent harvesting activities
Collaborating with outside patent counsel to prepare and strategically prosecute Micron patent applications within assigned portfolios
Advising senior management and key personnel on patent matters
Coordinating and leading patent review committees
Running IP-related activities within joint development programs
Identifying and developing monetization opportunities
Driving internal education initiatives and conducting training related to patents and intellectual property
Additional Info Employer Type: Large Corporation Job Location: We expect this position to be located in South East Asia ( Taiwan, China or Singapore) after initial training at our Headquarters (Boise,ID).
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC ("CSG") has an immediate opening for a patent attorney or patent agent to join our West Orange, NJ office. Qualified candidates should have significant experience drafting patent applications and responding to office actions across a broad range of technologies. Candidates must be capable of independently managing clients and matters. Excellent oral and written skills, outstanding academic credentials and the ability to handle multiple assignments contemporaneously are required. Candidates must have a background in electrical engineering, computer science, or physics with at least 2-5 years of law firm 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:
M.S. or Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, applied physics, and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis in solid state/semiconductor devices, circuits and/or chip fabrication.
2+ years of relevant industry experience is preferred.
At least one year of patent prosecution experience is 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Sheridan Ross P.C. is seeking a Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant with 3 or more years of experience. A Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant, under the supervision and direction of Attorneys, helps to manage and organize materials and information relating to the drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications. A Legal Assistant is an essential part of the team of people providing patent prosecution services to our clients and their duties will frequently include organizational, administrative and other clerical tasks that aid in providing clear and consistent communication to our clients.
Job duties include:
Prepare documents for patent applications and complete prosecution through issuance as assigned, including assist Attorneys with initial drafting of shell patent or trademark applications, draft and review correspondence including reporting letters, Responses to Office Actions, amendments, Notice of Allowance reviews, preparation and review of Information Disclosure Statements, providing instructions to foreign associates.
E-file relevant documents with US Patent & Trademark Office and state and federal courts as assigned.
Compile and organize case materials and fill in missing document gaps for current assigned cases; compile relevant documents in databases and network drives to maintain an accessible case file; actively maintain paper and/or electronic files with all relevant materials.
Employ various Firm resources, e.g. PATTSY, and shared network drives.
Facilitate communication between Attorneys and work directly with Attorneys in coordinating and executing their requests.
Serve as a point of contact for client, when necessary, to update on case status, etc.
Other administrative duties (e.g., maintain attorney calendar) as assigned.
Qualifications and requirements:
The ideal Legal Assistant candidate is a college graduate (or equivalent experience) with experience in the legal profession and a strong interest in IP law. Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to interact professionally with staff, attorneys, legal assistants, clients and vendors. The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team, have an acute attention to detail and be able to multi-task and prioritize while working in a deadline-driven environment. Strong technical skills are required, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and a Document Management System; knowledge of Carpe Diem, Westlaw, Relativity, Campulaw, and Sharepoint is a plus. Occasional overtime availability is required.
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti is seeking an Intellectual Property Litigation Associate in its Albany, New York office. Candidates should possess both an undergraduate degree in one of the sciences or engineering and a JD from an accredited law school. Candidates should also be admitted to practice in New York.
This position requires the capability to work with a high level of efficiency in a fast-paced team-oriented environment. Our associates work closely with Partners, attorneys and support staff on legal projects. Prior legal project management experience is helpful.
Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP is seeking a highly qualified litigation associate for its New York office. The firm offers associates the opportunity to work in a forward-looking, progressive, collegial and non-hierarchical environment that is without comparison among the nation’s leading law firms. We use Slack, we don’t impose artificial deadlines, we don’t require formal office attire and, most importantly, we win cases and have fun doing so.
Pierce Bainbridge is an elite litigation firm with offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Cleveland. We specialize in trial substitution commercial litigation, intellectual property, criminal defense, and class actions cases. We work for both plaintiffs and defendants and are seeking to disrupt the existing law firm business model with a collaborative team concept, integration of technology tools, artificial intelligence, and innovative use of litigation financing. Our team is comprised of litigators from top firms and law schools nationwide.
Associates at Pierce Bainbridge receive unparalleled opportunities to get hands-on, substantial litigation experience early in their careers. Unlike most traditional law firms, we encourage associates to take on as much responsibility as they demonstrate they are capable of handling, without regard to arbitrary class-year distinctions. Our associates are staffed on matters ranging anywhere from intellectual property disputes to general commercial litigation to securities litigation and white-collar representations, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Pierce Bainbridge litigators operate as one cohesive unit across all offices and practices areas, meaning our associates are enabled and encouraged to get diverse litigation experience throughout all stages of the litigation process, without limitations based on geography or practice area distinctions.
What you will be doing
Among other responsibilities, our associates are given opportunities to first-chair depositions, argue motions, draft legal briefs and pleadings, supervise day-to-day case management functions and develop and implement litigation strategies. Also setting Pierce Bainbridge apart from other top firms, our associates are regularly given the opportunity to take cases to trial.
Who we are looking for
The ideal candidate has a strong sense of efficiency; can operate independently; has strong multi-tasking skills; is a self-starter; has excellent written and oral communications skills; has a demonstrated entrepreneurial skill set (including strong leadership abilities, a can-do attitude, and strong attention to detail); has a desire to advocate zealously on behalf clients; has a solid grounding in legal technology; and must be able to thrive in a horizontally-structured, non-hierarchical environment. Experience with drafting pleadings, drafting legal briefs, drafting written discovery, conducting legal research and managing discovery projects is strongly preferred. New York bar admission is preferred. 2+ years of litigation experience at a firm, government office, and/or judicial clerkship preferred.
Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking an IP Litigation Associate for a full-time position in its Philadelphia office. We are seeking candidates with a technical background (science or engineering). IP litigation experience is required. The applicant should be a registered patent attorney or be qualified to sit for the U.S. Patent Bar Examination.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent research and writing skills, possess strong communication skills, and be interested in conducting actual trial work.
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.
Coordinate administration of US and foreign patent applications and other legal protection of UIUC technologies.
Work with OTM technology managers and UIUC inventors during the technology evaluation and patenting process, including: assisting in assembly of supporting data and documentation; reviewing patent search results; monitoring preparation and filing of patent applications, providing assistance in responding to patent office actions; and providing recommendations regarding US and foreign patent processes, costs, and alternatives.
Serve as a liaison between OTM, UIUC Legal Counsel, and outside patent counsel regarding the selection, engagement process and authorization/approval of expenditures for outside counsel.
Review and approve invoices.
Assist with drafting patent licenses and other intellectual property agreements.
Monitor actions and scheduled due dates for US and foreign patent process to ensure timely responses.
Manage inventorship, ownership, and assignment issues and decision-making.
Maintain and organize patent case files.
Keep abreast of changes in patent laws and procedures.
Work with patent counsel to manage patent costs.
Assist in the preparation of the patent budget.
Provide ongoing training and updates on patent subjects.
Review all correspondence with patent counsel and take appropriate actions as required.
Participate in the development of OTM infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
Oversee accuracy and completeness of database patent or patent-related records.
Prepare Excel reports as needed from database records on patent and patent-related matters.
Work with interns to improve searching and inventor interviewing processes, and provide mentoring for interns interested in patent law.
Prepare and file certain provisional patent applications.
Participate in campus outreach to educate faculty, students and staff on intellectual property related manners.
Manage activities of patent fellow.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a physical science, engineering or related field with one to three years working knowledge of patent filing and prosecution procedures. Education must qualify the candidate to take the examination for registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Other requirements include: detail oriented with multi-tasking and strong prioritizing skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively interact with University and departmental officials/staff; ability to work in a fast-paced environment under multiple deadlines; strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with all levels of professionals within the organization; proven teamwork skills; ability to use independent judgment and make sound decisions regarding patents and intellectual property; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications; demonstrated teamwork skills in a highly complex business environment; ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and discretion.
Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree in a physical science, engineering or related field; registered patent practitioner; registered Patent Agent, if not registered, preferably has the background to meet the USPTO qualifications to become certified as a Patent Agent.
Contact For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by June 12, 2019 to: https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/.
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: Urbana, Illinois
Globus Medical is seeking a Senior Patent Counsel who will work on a wide variety of Intellectual Property matters within the Intellectual Property Department at Globus including: Product Clearance, Patent Filing & Prosecution, Patent Litigation, and Licensing / Due Diligence. This senior position will require working with and through product development, sales, marketing, finance, legal, and administrative groups. In addition, this individual will assist in planning, developing and implementing overall strategy for the IP department at Globus to meet agreed performance plans.
Leadership: Create and execute strategic vision for Globus IP department including IP portfolio planning by area. Create and manage efficient processes for aggressive patent prosecution, clearances and other activities to assist Globus product development efforts.
Product Clearance: Responsible for timely clearance opinions for product development personnel to ensure timely completion of projects. Working with engineers and managers in product development early on in the development process and providing advice to ensure that the design pathway is clear of existing competitive intellectual property.
Patent Filing / Prosecution: Responsible for aggressive filing and prosecution of Globus patent portfolio to build significant intellectual property value from inventions. Also responsible for timely filing and approvals on trademarks and copyrights as required. The output of this group will be a steady increasing stream of issued patents and trademarks that will provide the foundation for having the best patent portfolio in the spinal industry.
Patent Litigation: Assisting with pending and future litigations. Work with VP and outside counsel in managing all phases of ongoing litigation. Anticipate and prepare for future potential competitive litigation.
Licensing: Assist in business development efforts of the company by providing input for the successful licensing or acquisition of intellectual property from surgeons, companies, and other entities.
Due Diligence: Assist management in IP due diligence activities for M&A transactions.
Adhere to the letter and spirit of the company Code of Conduct, the AdvaMed Code, MedTech Code, and all other company policies. Ensure Compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations, both in the United States and internationally, by completing introductory and annual training and maintaining knowledge of compliance as it applies to your role.
Represent the company in a professional manner and uphold the highest standards of ethical business practices and socially responsible conduct in all interactions with other employees, customers, suppliers, and other third parties of Globus.
At least eight years of experience in product clearances, patent procurement and prosecution, and ancillary areas with growing responsibilities preferably in the medical device field. Litigation, litigation support, and licensing experience also desired.
Experience in managing other attorneys and staff desired.
Previous law firm and corporate in-house experience preferred.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Multi-tasking abilities required for successful job completion.
Well organized, detail oriented and a team player capable of working in a deadline dictated environment.
Ability to adequately represent and reflect company philosophy as part of management team to customers, investors, regulatory agencies and industry peers.
JD, with electrical engineering undergraduate/graduate degree preferred.
However, experience with software, medical imaging, and electrical/electro-mechanical medical products with a different technical degree is acceptable as well.
Must have passed at least one state bar and the Patent Bar.
Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
Globus Medical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a part-time associate or patent agent (.5 to .75 FTE) with at least two to five years of experience in domestic and foreign patent matters. The candidate will work on patent clearance, application preparation and prosecution, licensing, technology agreements, portfolio assessment, and due diligence, primarily in the biotech and life sciences fields, with some work on chemical and mechanical matters . We require top academic credentials and superb written, oral communication, and teamwork skills. An advanced degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, or life sciences, along with membership in the Patent Bar is preferred.
Ballard Spahr LLP is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Howard & Howard, a leading national business law firm celebrating its 150th year, is currently seeking an Intellectual Property Associate to join our Royal Oak, Michigan office. Our associates demonstrate deep commitment to their own careers, to the Firm's standards and Strongly Held Beliefs, and to the vigorous representation of our clients' interests. In return, Howard & Howard provides an environment in which that commitment is supported and rewarded.
Desired Skills & Experience:
Industry experience preferred
Registration to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Howard & Howard provides specialized legal services to businesses and business owners. Our focused expertise provides us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, and our results-oriented approach to practicing law is a beacon for business owners in search of intelligent counsel that aligns with their business goals.
Our Firm operates like a business and promotes a culture based on successful business principles. We focus on maintaining low overhead, providing quality service at competitive hourly rates, and compensating our attorneys based on merit. We foster and reward creativity, collaboration, and accomplishment.
Banjo is looking for a Patent Agent to add to our team in Park City.
The idea for Banjo started when its Founder, Damien Patton, missed connecting with a life-long friend because of unstructured and isolated data. From that moment on, he was determined to solve one of the most common but difficult problems out there -- making the world's disparate data purposeful -- and doing so live. Over the past 7 years, Banjo has continued to pioneer technology that reinvents what's possible in a truly connected world.
Most companies have a mission statement. Banjo has a mission - To save lives and reduce human suffering by getting everyone live, validated information so they can make better decisions, faster.
Banjo is the world’s first Live-Time Intelligence platform that gives decision makers the ability to KNOW INFORMATION NOW, to understand what is happening live, anywhere. With Banjo you will know more, so you can do more. Imagine how our world will change when decision makers know exactly what is happening, where it is happening, the moment it happens.
As a Patent Agent, you will actively work to protect a variety of cutting edge technologies in computer and data science. You will have an opportunity to work directly with members of Banjo’s engineering team to identify subject matter worthy of patent protection. You will also assist Banjo’s Patent Attorney in implementing corporate patent protection strategies to continue the expansion of Banjo’s quickly growing patent portfolio.
It doesn’t matter what school you went to or what company you worked for in the past. What matters is that you are passionate about what you do, you work well with a team, and you love a challenge.
We are a team of big thinkers and doers. We don’t talk about things, we make them happen. In record time. Speed is a requirement but so is precision. We work smarter and harder. We are solving one of the world’s biggest problems - making the world’s disparate data purposeful….in live time.
3-5 years experience with patent prosecution, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications in software and computer-related arts.
Strongly prefer candidates with an engineering or computer science background with experience drafting applications directed to computer related inventions
Extremely well-organized, able to develop aggressive timelines and meet deadlines
Proven analytical skills and understanding of engineering, computer science, and data science principles
Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP is seeking a Patent Prosecution Associate in the Mechanical or Technical Arts. Engineering, science or technical degree is required. Since 1953, our firm has focused exclusively on all facets of intellectual property law, representing clients domestically and internationally, in industries from consumer electronics to financial services, from apparel and retailing to semiconductors and MEMS, life sciences and medical devices.
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Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: New York, New York
The Portland office of Stoel Rives LLP seeks an entry-level patent prosecution associate to join its Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) group. The Stoel Rives TIP practice is a multidisciplinary group that includes talented professionals with experience in business, litigation, and patent prosecution. The ideal candidate will have up to 3 years of experience as an attorney and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or optics. Strong academic credentials, client service skills, and writing skills are required. Membership to the Oregon bar is preferred. Occasional travel may be required.
Stoel Rives LLP enjoys an over-100-year tradition of excellence as a leader among U.S. law firms. We offer a multi-office platform and world-class clients together with focused, individual training and professional development for all our attorneys. With nearly 400 lawyers firmwide, we are proud to provide a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.