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.
Contact To apply, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include writing samples with your resume.
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.
Oliff PLC, a full service IP Law firm with offices in Alexandria, Virginia, is seeking Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or closely related fields.
Applicants should be registered to practice before the USPTO and preferably have at least two years of patent prosecution and patent drafting experience, or equivalent experience as a USPTO Patent Examiner. Positions involve all aspects of patent prosecution, with opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility and movement into other areas of our IP practice. Competitive salary and benefits package. Oliff PLC is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com for consideration.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Finch & Maloney PLLC, a full-service IP law firm, is currently seeking lateral associates with electrical engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and material science degrees for its patent prosecution practice in Manchester, New Hampshire. All positions require excellent writing ability, attention to detail, USPTO registration, state bar, and a minimum of two years of patent prosecution experience. Candidates with pre-law engineering work experience are preferred. Experience in any of semiconductor process and packaging, image processing, machine learning and neural networks, and communication systems is a major plus. Remote positions are available for the right candidates.
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. Say goodbye to your long commute, and join us to work with experienced attorneys and exciting technology in a client-focused, collegial, and casual work environment.
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
SAIDMAN DESIGNLAW GROUP LLC is seeking an exceptional patent attorney. We are a boutique’s boutique, a small law firm specializing in a unique IP niche - design law - the protection and enforcement of IP rights in the aesthetic appearance of our clients’ products.
The firm’s practice includes strategic procurement and enforcement of design rights for this country’s most design-forward companies, analyzing infringement and validity of design patents, conducting and supporting litigation and enforcement efforts, including consulting with other litigators as experts in design patent law, and preparing and prosecuting mainly design, but some utility, patent applications. The firm also handles design copyright and trade dress matters.
If you have an eye for design and attention to detail, are registered to practice before the USPTO, and have 0-2 years of experience as a patent lawyer, this is an outstanding opportunity to become a specialist and key player in this burgeoning field. The ability to work independently is important, as is the willingness to learn from and be taught by the country’s leading design lawyers. Litigation skills and knowledge of trademark and/or copyright matters would be a plus. If your primary experience/exposure has been in the utility patent area, you will be trained in the niceties of design patent law.
This is a unique position, for a unique individual. Please note that we are not your typical workaholic law firm. Our lawyers find deep satisfaction in the design law work, representing sometimes demanding design-conscious clients, but in a congenial, non-corporate atmosphere that emphasizes quality over quantity.
UNH School of Law is seeking a Director of the Patent Practice and Procedure Program, a full-time member of the law school faculty who oversees the most successful patent-practice-focused law school program in the country. The Director must be a strategic, innovative, and adaptive thinker who can successfully develop, update, and manage UNH's world-class curriculum in patent practice, and ensure that it is attentive to modern trends in the practice, for both residential and online students. Specifically, the Director teaches courses centering on patent practice and/or related IP topics; oversees adjunct professors teaching and serving as section leaders for patent-practice courses; works with practicing attorneys and alumni to determine current needs in patent law and practice, including in international markets; strategizes potential marketing and development initiatives related to the program; represents the law school in the patent-law community; and participates in faculty governance.
Have a J.D. or equivalent foreign law degree, with excellent academic performance;
Have at least five years of full-time patent practice experience in law firms, in house, and/or for the USPTO;
Have experience in patent prosecution along with one or more of patent litigation, post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, licensing, and portfolio management and development
Have effective teaching skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities;
Have ongoing connections and networks in the patent-law community to keep current on trends and best practices in patent practice; and
Be familiar with innovation in legal education, including in seeking opportunities for the law school to pursue new academic programs and extend its brand to prospective students and donors.
Having experience with residential and/or online teaching (preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in, and willingness to, teach in both environments);
Being licensed to practice law before the USPTO;
Having training and significant experience in a scientific, engineering, or technical field; and
Having an interest in producing and/or engaging with legal scholarship.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP is seeking an entry level associate to join its Intellectual Property group in its Charlotte office. Candidate will practice in the areas of patent and trademark law, patent prosecution, licensing and litigation support.
All candidates should possess the following:
Excellent academic credentials and strong writing, analytical and communications skills
Registered patent attorney or patent bar eligible a plus
CPA Global is seeking a Search Trainer who is responsible for content development, delivery of live and recorded training sessions, and achieving training department objectives for contractual and internal quality metrics. Leads training staff and supports quality assurance personnel to align training activities with business needs and deliverables. Provides training support for patent classification, Patent Cooperation Treaty examinations, and commercial searching. Leads and manages library team member.
Develop patent search and patent classification content.
Deliver live and recorded training sessions.
Utilize metrics to ensure alignment of training department functions and customer needs.
Monitor and schedule training workloads in addition to review and analysis of monthly quality reports to provide targeted training to employees in close coordination with the Director of Quality.
Responsible for coordination of training delivery based on quality review metrics.
Monitor quality and deliver targeted training as required by individual or group performance.
Work closely with India-based training team to support training of US and EMEA Commercial Search teams.
Collaborate with corporate management and foreign and domestic training teams to ensure consistent documentation and adherence to operational processes/procedures between delivery centers, including standard operating procedures, quality procedures, and training initiatives.
Continually review processes and procedures to recommend changes and improve efficiencies.
Responsible for training team members to ensure content development is delivered in a consistent and effective manner.
Plan and lead training activities for commercial and government search groups.
Responsible for the leadership, management and mentorship of team members.
Lead and support library team member in management of domain-specific database systems, contracts, IDs, vendor relationships.
Conduct performance reviews of direct reports and manage performance issues effectively including annual reviews.
Bachelor’s or advanced degree in an engineering or science discipline and four or more years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
One year of previous supervisory experience is required.
Advanced written, oral and verbal communication skills
One or more years of Patent search, examination, classification, or patent prosecution experience
Proven ability to teach, lead, mentor, manage and develop team members
Ability to obtain US Government public trust clearance within 30 days of hire
Strong decision-making skills with an ability to effectively prioritize and delegate work
Subject matter expert in patent search and classification
Must be a proactive, team-focused individual contributor and leader
Strong attention to detail
Brand champion who displays role model-level leadership qualities
Acts as a champion of the company and supports senior leadership decisions
Strong knowledge of patent law as well as search databases to support staff and client requests
At Nike, innovation is in our blood. As a key member of the Nike Patent team, the Patent Expert will collaborate closely with our cutting-edge Apparel and Footwear innovation teams. To be successful, the Patent Expert will need to maintain a high level of awareness of current Nike innovations, development projects, production techniques, and materials.
Primary responsibilities will include monitoring innovation projects, researching utility patent application opportunities, directing the drafting and prosecution of patent applications by outside counsel, and working with the Nike Patent team, outside counsel, and innovators to drive the patent process. The Patent Expert will also monitor Nike’s and its competitors’ respective product launches to strategically build and align our patent portfolio.
The role will report to an Assistant General Counsel on the Patent team and will also assist Nike’s IP Litigation and IP Transactions teams in a variety of other patent-related activities such as patent invalidation/opposition proceedings, freedom to operate assessments, portfolio mining, patent litigation matters, and the negotiation of IP-focused agreements.
To accomplish these important goals, the Patent Expert will possess a technical background (science/engineering) and a strong ability to interface with colleagues having a wide array of expertise in the areas of design, technology, engineering, and IP law in a dynamic environment.
Bachelor’s degree or above in science or engineering.
Registered to practice before the USPTO.
3-5 years of experience of patent drafting and/or prosecution, preferably in the chemical and/or mechanical arts.
Technical and/or patent experience in the fields of consumer products, footwear, apparel, and/or textiles; experience with knitting, weaving, and/or braiding technologies is highly desirable.
Preferred candidates will exhibit:
Ability to communicate patent and technology concepts in both written and verbal form.
Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment.
Aptitude to understand new areas of technology.
Strong collaboration skills, organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to thrive in ambiguity and to self-manage/prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
Willingness to provide assistance outside of defined job description.
Rutan & Tuckerhas an employment opportunity available for a Patent Agent with patent application drafting experience.
Prepare patent applications for filing with the USPTO
Prosecute patent applications. Draft IP related documents
Interact with firm personnel, clients and foreign counsel.
Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience drafting patent applications (minimum 20 applications) and must be familiar with domestic and foreign requirements. Applicants must be registered with the USPTO. EE, ME or technology related degree and familiarity with different technologies including software, electronics and medical devices required.
Armstrong Teasdale LLP is seeking patent agents with a high level of motivation and excellent verbal and written communication skills to join its Intellectual Property Services group. This opportunity is ideal for candidates who have engineering backgrounds and prior experience working in the area of patent law.
The successful applicant will be an integral part of an expert IP team and will work collaboratively with patent attorneys and clients by assisting with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Primary duties and responsibilities could include but are not limited to:
Work with inventors
Identify patentable inventions
Research currently patented technologies
Draft patent applications
Respond to office actions and correspond with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Manage the patent application process from initial application to granted patent
Solve client challenges and respond to client needs
Work with foreign associates to prosecute patent applications in other countries
The ideal candidate will have a technical background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering and should have experience working in the area of patent law. USPTO registration required.
Candidates must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate research and complex ideas into a well-written work product. Candidates should also be diligent with a proven attention to detail, have excellent time management skills; and have the ability to successfully work independently and in a team.
The Intellectual Property Center within the Legal Division at Sandia National Laboratories is looking for an experienced Patent Paralegal to join their highly talented team. The position requires excellent organizational, problem solving and priority setting skills. Experience working with and understanding of the rules and regulations set forth by the United States Patent & Trademark Office, (USPTO) are essential to success in this position. The position requires reviewing and acting upon materials received from USPTO, preparing draft materials responsive to USPTO for attorney review and/or completion, maintaining attorney dockets, maintaining patent database (database entry, errors checks), and maintaining hardcopy files. The successful applicant will act as primary support for one or more patent prosecution attorneys, including preparing materials for attorneys' signature (missing parts, certificates of correction, engagement letters, etc.), calculating filing fees, conducting database searches for attorneys (reference prior art, private PAIR, etc.), filing materials in USPTO in accordance with federal rules, maintaining USPTO deposit account, and coordinate payment of patent maintenance fees.
The successful candidate will be adept at meeting frequent deadlines with constant interruptions while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work with and appropriately protect sensitive, proprietary and confidential information; and the ability to work in a team environment while exercising independent judgment and interact effectively with peers and all levels of management are necessary.
This job series typically:
Provides high-level paraprofessional legal support to in-house attorneys and external co-counsel retained to represent Sandia Corporation. Works under attorney supervision but with a high degree of independence to provide paralegal and administrative support of a responsible and confidential nature and helps ensure the smooth functioning of legal matters and projects.
Works cooperatively with Sandia staff to ensure appropriate document management, protection, retention, and disposition in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
Further develops and maintains Sandia's records and database files, including scanning and coding documents into Sandia databases.
Conducts computerized searches for information.
Remains current on processes and procedures in applicable court and administrative forums.
Ability to prioritize and adjust to changing priorities, problems, and deadlines.
Ability to work independently.
Knowledge of Sandia's organization, history, policies, and procedures.
Computer application and database skills.
Demonstrated accuracy and judgment and a high degree of initiative, discretion, diplomacy, confidentiality, and flexibility.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Knowledge of protocol.
Adept at adjusting to changing priorities, problems, and deadlines.
High school graduate, that meets state-mandated educational, training or work experience requirements.
Minimum of 3 years of direct experience working in a patent prosecution environment within a law firm or in-house.
Must have experience with USPTO rules and procedures, patent docketing and supporting attorneys.
Paralegal degree preferred.
Experience with IP Management software (i.e. Thompson Rueters IP Manager).
Proficient with Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM and Outlook) , Adobe and SharePoint.
The Intellectual Property Center within the Legal Division is responsible for Sandia National Laboratory Copyrights, Export Control, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Counseling, Invention Disclosures, Patents Publications, Review & Approval Trademarks.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
Harrity & Harrity is looking for remote, full-time, or reduced hours patent professionals to prepare and/or prosecute patent applications for leading global technology companies, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.
What we offer:
Life/Work balance – work where you want, when you want, and how much you want
Ample, steady preparation and prosecution work from a mix of leading electrical and mechanical technology companies
Excellent compensation package that is production-based, and includes comprehensive benefits
Opportunity for client counseling through direct client interaction, as all clients are firm clients
Opportunity for career growth/development including training in business development and client management
Innovative firm culture including cutting edge technology, collaborative work environment, and dedicated support team
Who you are:
You are a superstar
You have excellent writing skills
You have excellent communication skills
You have a technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields
You have 3+ years of recent preparation or prosecution experience (former Patent Examiner experience is a plus)
We are committed to equal opportunity hiring practices. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Who We Are We are a deeply committed, passionate and talented team of professionals, working together to develop and pursue large-scale social change. We work every day to increase access to affordable, lifesaving medicines by restoring integrity to the patent system. We at I-MAK believe:
The patent system was designed to balance the invention of medicines and the dissemination of new treatments to society.
The current patent system disproportionately represents and upholds private interests over the public good. This can and must change.
Such change should be informed by patients' needs.
Armed with the best evidence, our lawyers, scientists and health experts are giving the public a voice in a system that impacts their health and lives.
What You’ll Do As a Patent Attorney, you’ll report to our Director of Intellectual Property / Co-Founder, and work closely with our Legal / Scientific Team to enhance I-MAK’s ability to successfully navigate the patent space both in terms of legal program implementation and legal strategy development. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Legal Programs: Support I-MAK's technical work of patent landscapes, validity assessments and related efforts, including:
Creating or checking patent landscapes
Conducting patentability and freedom to operate reviews
Reviewing patent challenges filed and litigation conducted by various stakeholders including generic companies in different jurisdictions (including Europe and the U.S.)
Reviewing and searching for prior art (including existing prior art) to assist in preparing petitions, especially as it relates to identifying opportunities to strengthen I-MAK's legal arguments
Preparing memorandums summarizing and analyzing matters relating to patents and public health, including reviewing any questions from I-MAK related to strategy, law, procedure and prior art identified
Providing overall legal review and policy advice on issues such as legal standing
Preparing legal challenges and related witness declarations
Providing technical support on ongoing cases, including reviewing responses from the PTAB, patent holder and preparing legal responses under deadline
Managing a global case load, including reviewing legal drafts prepared by local attorneys, legal strategy and staying abreast of international patent law developments
Reviewing and providing analysis of licensing agreements
Working with Legal Team to create policy documents setting out a vision for reform relating to the patent system and alternative policy solutions for R&D and access
Legal Strategy & Implementation
Working with the co-founders and relevant staff members, lead the development of legal strategy focused on engaging stakeholders including goals, timelines, recommended approaches and action items, risks and opportunities analysis, etc.
Based on strategy, begin execution of activities such as developing preparatory components, meeting with key stakeholders and/or advising on media strategy related to patent stakeholders
Capacity Building & Coordination
Keep up to date with latest case law and developments on pharmaceutical patents
Provide ongoing capacity building to co-Founders and staff on US law and procedures
Work with team to maintain organization of documentation/analysis and to ensure work-plans, timelines and donor reporting stay consistently on track
Ad hoc support as needed across the organization including reviewing materials for legal accuracy, providing input into Organizational Strategy, Development, Communications, Media Relations, etc. as well as administrative compliance and team engagement.
Who You Are To be successful in this role, you will have a belief in the mission and values of I-MAK and a:
J.D and admission before a State bar
5+ years of industry or law firm experience
Registered patent attorney
Experience with international patent laws is preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or relevant scientific field preferred
What Else You Should Know This is a full time position based in NYC requiring 10%-25% travel.
Contact Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and where you heard about the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with Patent Attorney in the subject line.
Additional Info Employer Type: Non-Profit Job Location: New York, New York
Withrow + Terranova, PLLC, a mid-size patent boutique law firm located in beautiful Cary, North Carolina and next to Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC, is seeking a highly qualified Patent Attorney that possesses at least a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
An exceptionally strong technical background and aptitude in electrical circuits and computer architecture is required. Prior software experience is also preferred. The position involves assistance in patent application preparation and prosecution, client counseling, opinion work, and other related IP matters for some of the world’s leading high technology companies and research universities. The candidate should ideally possess 1-4 years of patent application preparation and prosecution experience.