Genus is seeking an Associate General Counsel, I.P.
Directs, coordinates, and manages legal advice and services related to patents, trademarks, IP licenses and other intellectual property matters for ABS, PIC and R&D management teams. Provides direct line management for the IP team to ensure attainment of established strategies and objectives.
Providing leadership and management to the Global IP team
Develops and implements appropriate strategies for patent families and has significant experience in drafting, filing and prosecuting patents
Able to perform freedom to operate searches and conduct due diligence activities for internal and external business opportunities
Works closely with R&D teams to implement Genus’ stage gate review process and identify and define new inventions
Efficiently managing the global patent docket sytem to ensure the filing prosecution and maintenance of Genus’ patents
Planning, assigning, and directing IP strategy and work-loads for the IP team
Drafting and negotiating contracts for corporate acquisitions, R&D collaberations or licences;
Maintaining the global IP budget
Ensuring appropriate IP resource allocation for the various R&D teams and other functions within the Genus group
Providing high quality IP and legal advice to the R&D teams and business as necessary
Analysing IP and commercial risk of potential business strategies and effectively managing such risks
Assisting in the management of IP litigation through external counsel as required
Providing effective management of external advisors
Be responsible for all aspects of company's patent practice, including assisting in evaluating invention disclosures, drafting patent specifications and claims, preparing and prosecuting applications, and working on proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Work with creative and inventive people at Whole Biome, whether in R&D, marketing, or any other function, to identify and refine patentable inventions and file strong new patent applications at an aggressive pace. Provide guidance and input on data generation to further enable and strengthen patent claims.
Implement winning strategies to ensure broad coverage and issuance of claims.
Prosecute and manage the full docket of patent applications with USPTO and with foreign patent offices, while working in close coordination with external IP counsel.
Oversee and evaluate freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses.
Analyze competitive threats on a dynamic basis by performing periodic reviews of third party patents and patent applications. Provide summary digests to company management.
Educate and train scientists and company personnel on relevant IP matters.
Stay on top of company's rapidly moving scientific progress and continuously review draft publications, poster presentations, conference abstracts, etc. for potential patentable content.
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience as a Patent Agent at a law firm is required
Registered to practice before the USPTO
An advanced degree in biology, pharmacology, immunology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or similar fields
Team-oriented individual able to interact with individuals in different functions
Lab training in biological sciences would be highly preferred
Prior experience at a small-mid size biotechnology company is a plus
Dority & Manning is committed to maintaining the highest standard of client care, with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area. To provide such comprehensive IP-based services, our attorneys and agents combine technical and legal expertise with practical experience to help our clients fully protect and commercialize their intellectual property.
Our office is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Conveniently situated between Atlanta and Charlotte on the I-85 business corridor, the Greenville area is home to multinational corporations such as General Electric, Michelin, BMW, Samsung, and Mitsubishi. The Greenville area offers a high quality lifestyle, and has received numerous accolades including Top 10 America's Best Downtowns (Forbes), Top 10 Best Places to Live 2016 (Men’s Journal), #1 America's Best Urban Bike Paths (Fodors), #3 Friendliest City in America (Travel + Leisure), Top 4 Best Places to Raise a Family (MarketWatch), and, most recently, the Washington Post featured an article about Greenville’s relaxed culture and unique charm in the You're Going Where? article.
Viksnins Harris Padys Malen LLP is searching for a patent attorney to fill a partnership track position in our Bloomington, Minnesota office. Resumes will be accepted from individuals meeting the following requirements:
Ph.D. in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry
Registered to practice before the USPTO
3-5 years of experience practicing in a Law Firm or Corporate Law Department
The position will provide a competitive salary, generous benefits package, and reasonable hourly billing requirements.
Contact To apply, please firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a resume and cover letter to Michelle McCullough, Director of Legal Services.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Bloomington, Minnesota
Wave Life Sciences is seeking Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. Responsibilities include:
Lead implementation and build-out of structure, processes and personnel for effective and efficient operation of Wave’s in-house IP function
Manage the in-house IP team, outside counsel, and IP-related budgets, forecasting and resources. Able to coach, mentor and develop team members, and proactive in sharing knowledge and collaborating with teams and stakeholders
Counsel key stakeholders, including management and the board of directors, in protecting and defending Wave’s IP rights worldwide, with particular attention to key assets, platform technology, and early stage research programs
Understand, monitor and advise Wave team members regarding the competitive IP landscape for the company’s platform and product IP, and provide strategic counsel in connection therewith
Provide broad-based strategic and portfolio advice, with demonstrated leadership skills and a vision of success tied to larger organizational goals
Proactively counsel all levels of the organization on IP matters, ranging from broad strategic objectives to day-to-day collaboration with Wave’s research and development teams
Collaborate with in-house and outside counsel on IP-related proceedings and challenges
Oversee and manage Wave’s in-house IP team and outside counsel in drafting, prosecuting and maintaining Wave’s patents, trademarks and applications. Ability to provide hands-on direction and input, and to draft and review a wide variety of work product
Identify and navigate patent and trademark opportunities and risks for Wave’s programs and operations worldwide
Conduct and enhance Wave’s IP-related processes and protections, including portfolio reviews and long-range planning, patent review committee, invention disclosures, pre-publication review, and drafting/review of IP-related contract provisions
Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on patent portfolio
Lead IP due diligence, technology assessments and freedom-to-operate analyses in potential strategic transactions (including strategic partnerships, licensing and financing), as well as supervise outside counsel in the same
Anticipate future business, competitive and legal risks, and identify creative solutions and opportunities
Perform freedom-to-operate analyses and opinion work
Stay current with relevant laws, developments and practices; educate and advise colleagues on issues, developments and competitive landscape
• At least 5+ years of experience specifically in US/foreign trademark prosecution (search, filings and responses to office actions), domain name disputes, TTAB proceedings, trademark/patent litigation, licensing, and cease and desist letters.
• IP litigation experience in federal court - trademark, patent, copyright and/or corporate/contracts.
• Large law firm or IP boutique law firm experience required.
• Proven record of client development, must have at least a few portable clients as proof.
• At least one state bar license required.
Contact If you are interested in working with us, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Nationwide or telecommute
Loza & Loza LLP, a fast growing and dynamic intellectual property practice, is seeking an EE/software patent attorney with at least 4 years of experience in patent prosecution.
Firm Culture: Our firm is made up of experienced, tech-savvy, entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We have a cohesive group of attorneys with unsurpassed technical expertise and work quality. Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate(s), and there is no minimum hourly requirement. This is a great opportunity for those who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service.
Compensation: Our firm has one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry, matching or exceeding large firm compensation. Additionally, we have a yearly profit-sharing plan that rewards client origination.
Electrical Engineering or Software/Computer Science Bachelor/Master Degree.
At least 4+ years of patent preparation, prosecution and consulting experience.
Strong grasp of complex technologies (e.g., you are the attorney your colleagues turn to for technically difficult/complex cases).
Large law firm or boutique patent law firm experience required.
Proven track record of developing clients.
USPTO patent bar registration and at least one state bar license and good standing is required.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and can handle significant client contact.
Contact If you are interested in working with us, please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (office action and published/patented application) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Nationwide or telecommute
Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP, a midsize IP firm located south of Boston in Canton, MA, seeks a patent attorney having an EE or a CS degree with at least two years of industry experience preferred. Firm attorneys work in a wide range of interesting technology areas for large and small corporate, institutional and individual clients. Compensation and benefits competitive with Boston area.
Contact E-Mail resume to email@example.com or fax (781-401-9966) to Hiring Attorney, Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee LLP, 354 Turnpike Street - Suite 301A, Canton, MA 02021.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Canton, Massachusetts
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.
Lane Powell PC is seeking a Senior Patent Associate/Agent to advise clients on patent prosecution, opinion work, and related services. The ideal candidate will have 4-7+ years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the medical device, biotech, and software and electrical arts. A candidate with medical device experience is a plus. The candidate will be part of an integrated team that is passionate about partnering with clients to build strategically focused patent portfolios. Strong candidates will have excellent client service and technical writing skills along with an ability to independently run projects, mentor junior team members, and be part of a highly-functioning team.
McNeill Baur PLLC, a certified woman-owned biotech and pharma-focused IP boutique, has a unique opportunity for a technical specialist or patent agent. Primary responsibilities include drafting applications, responses to office actions for US and foreign applications, and supporting attorneys in the technical aspects of opinions and other counseling projects.
Successful technical specialist candidates must have a PhD in a life science discipline from a superior institution. Patent agent candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO, and we have a strong preference for candidates with PhD in a life science discipline. We will also give preference to patent agent candidates with at least 3-5 years of experience. We will consider candidates for both part-time and full-time positions. The successful candidate will support partners in multiple locations and must be comfortable working independently.
McNeill Baur has been recognized as the 2017 IP Firm to Watch by LMG Life Sciences, recommended by LMG Life Sciences in the patent prosecution and patent strategy and management categories, and named 2016 and 2017 IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). Our attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their field, through individual accolades and by our clients who entrust us with their most important patent matters. McNeill Baur has also been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise.
Competitive salary. 401K plan with generous matching component.
McNeill Baur PLLC does not accept resumes through search firms or other third parties. We only accept resumes directly from candidates who are interested in joining our firm.
Contact Please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, desired hours per year, and a portfolio listing US patents or published applications that you have drafted and/or prosecuted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, or Georgia
Dority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property firm, seeks registered patent attorneys and agents with two to four years of relevant experience with degrees in electrical engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering. D&M also seeks an experience litigation attorney with a technical background.
Candidates can expect to work primarily on matters related to patent prosecution and litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients. The firm’s practice is global in nature, representing major companies in Europe, Korea, Japan, China, South America and in virtually every region of the United States.
The Portland, Oregon office of Stoel Rives LLP, a full service regional law firm, seeks a patent agent or technical writer to join its Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) practice group in Portland. The Firm’s TIP practice group is multidisciplinary and includes talented professionals with experience in business, litigation, and technical matters.
Candidates for this opening should have a B.S.E.E. degree, at least two years of relevant experience in electrical engineering, and the following skills:
Although not required for this position, registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or eligibility for admission to the examination for obtaining USPTO registration is preferred.
Mintz Levin is looking for a Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences to join their San Francisco office. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of experience. Patent Agents work under the supervision and guidance of associates and partners in our Intellectual Property section and perform a variety of patent-related activities, primarily in the areas of patent prosecution, freedom to operate analysis, and due diligence work. Specific duties include the following:
Assess scientific literature, patents and patent application documents, each encompassing a variety of biology fields, including cell biology, cancer biology, immunology, crystallography, and molecular biology, and possibly materials science and multiple chemistry areas, including organic, synthetic, and physical chemistry.
Understand, critique and provide insightful opinion on scientific data relating to inventions. Conduct comprehensive search for scientific articles, patents and patent application documents relevant to the subject of an invention. Perform in-depth analysis comparing an invention with existing discoveries or inventions. Identify essential elements, features or components of an invention.
Draft and prosecute patent applications. Coordinate world-wide prosecution with foreign associates in various foreign jurisdictions.
Draft responses to rejections of a patent application for an invention from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and other foreign patent offices.
Collaborate with colleagues on various projects. Adapt effectively in different team environment. Present ideas, reasoning and conclusions in a concise way to colleagues. Provide insightful feedback and arguments to colleagues on their ideas.
Work on IP landscapes to identify third party patents and patent applications in a field of interest.
Assist clients in identifying white space to help shape their research and development plan.
Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related area.
Demonstrated knowledge in the following scientific fields: biology, cell biology, cancer biology, immunology, molecular biology, and chemistry (preferred).
Demonstrated scientific writing ability using proper grammar and vocabulary which also includes the following skills: analyzing and explaining abstract scientific concepts and terms synthesizing a large amount of scientific or technological literature into a systematic and concise description of the state of the art; and differentiating and describing important differences among related scientific discoveries or technological breakthroughs.
Demonstrated skills verbally presenting scientific concepts, terms, and discoveries to wide audiences, including scientists and non-scientists.
AuerbachSchrot LLC, an intellectual property law firm in Rockville, MD, is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, USPTO-registered, senior patent agent or attorney, preferably a member of the Maryland Bar, to assist in its growing domestic and international biotechnology and high technology patent prosecution practice.
Applicants must be fluent in USPTO and PCT practice and policy, as well as relevant judicial case law. A master’s or Ph.D. degree in immunology, or cell biology or biochemistry and at least 5 years of high-level prosecution experience in a law-firm setting is required for the position.
Applicants must have superior technical writing capabilities, excellent verbal and written communication skills, an unwavering attention to detail, high computer proficiency and the ability to independently prioritize and perform multiple tasks and address multiple deadlines.
AuerbachSchrot offers excellent benefits, training, a competitive compensation package and an opportunity to work in a congenial environment in suburban Maryland. AuerbachSchrot is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Applicants should send a copy of their resume and a cover letter to the attention of Ms. Penny Amir at email@example.com. AuerbachSchrot LLC also notes that its Partners will be attending the 2017 AIPLA Conference from October 19th -21st if potential Applicants are available for a brief meeting at the AIPLA Conference. Applicant submissions will be maintained as confidential.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Rockville, Maryland
The Seattle office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent prosecution associate attorney to join its Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and at least two years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. patent office, preferably in matters relating to medical devices. To be considered, you should have a background in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, and/or physics and must be admitted to the USPTO.
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is seeking a patent agent. The scientific advisor or patent agent will provide technical support and scientific expertise to assist with all aspects of patent protection, both US and foreign, focusing on the pharmaceutical and biotechnical arts. The scientific advisor will assist in searches and reviews for due diligence, patentability and freedom to operate analyses as well as the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications.
Ph.D. in Chemistry
4 or more years of research experience in organic chemistry, and one or more of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology
1 - 4 years patent experience preferred
Superior technical, verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical and problem solving abilities
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and resolve conflicting workload assignments, and adapt to changing conditions
A full-service intellectual property firm is seeking an IP Litigation Associate with two to five years of litigation experience with a degree in any technical field (e.g., Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, or a Life Science). The ideal candidate will be a high performer with superior academic credentials and excellent communication skills who desires a quality firm experience.
Candidates can expect to work primarily on matters related to intellectual property litigation for Fortune 100 companies as well as other national and international clients.
Counsel clients on complex intellectual property infringement issues
Draft motions and discovery for pending litigation
Interpret patent, copyright, and trademark laws, rulings, and regulations for clients
Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making
The firm’s practice is global in nature, representing major companies in Europe, Korea, Japan, China, South America, and in virtually every region of the United States.
Contact Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample and unofficial undergraduate and law school transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Loza & Loza LLP, a fast-growing and dynamic intellectual property practice, is seeking a biotech/pharmaceutical patent attorney with a proven record of client development who is interested in a lateral move.
Firm Culture: Our firm is made up of experienced, tech-savvy, and entrepreneurial attorneys, and we hope to add similar attorneys to our team. We have a cohesive group of attorneys with unsurpassed technical expertise and work quality. Attorneys set their own work schedule and hourly rate(s), and there is no minimum hourly requirement. This is a great opportunity for those who pride themselves in providing excellent work quality and client service.
Compensation: Our firm has one of the most generous compensation structures in the industry, matching or exceeding large firm compensation for attorneys who are self-sustaining. Additionally, we have a yearly profit-sharing plan that rewards client origination.
Qualifications: We are looking for a patent attorney located in any major US city with a proven record of client development and at least 6 years of experience in patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling. Knowledge of or experience in pharmaceutical products is preferred. The ideal candidate is able to develop and manage clients and is a self-starter and proactive problem solver who can work autonomously and can handle significant client contact. USPTO patent bar registration and at least one state bar license and good standing is required.
ResMed (NYSE:RMD) changes lives with award-winning medical devices and cutting-edge cloud-based software applications that better diagnose, treat and manage sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other chronic diseases. ResMed is a global leader in connected care, with more than 3 million patients remotely monitored every day. Our 6,000-strong team is committed to creating the world’s best tech-driven medical device company – improving quality of life, reducing the impact of chronic disease, and saving healthcare costs in more than 120 countries. We are pioneering the future of healthcare with smart devices and digital solutions.
We are currently seeking applications from driven Patent Attorneys/Patent Counsel to join our high performing in-house Intellectual Property team based in Sydney. We are seeking applications from candidates in all locations who are looking for the opportunity to live in or relocate to one of the world’s most vibrant and beautiful cities.
Let’s talk about the role:
As a resourceful and highly collaborative world class IP professional with a strong personal commitment to quality you will work with local and global teams internally and externally. Your day to day interactions will be with inventors, designers, management and outside counsel, giving you the opportunity to grow and expand within your role as ResMed increases its impact in existing markets and enters and disrupts new ones.
In the role, you will have the opportunity to work on:
IP Portfolio development: Drafting and Prosecution of patents, designs and trademarks.
Provision of Independent Legal Advice on the scope and validity of IP rights, including IP Freedom–to–operate.
Contentious IP matters
IP Intelligence – Analysis, strategic advice in relation to market and competitor activity.
At ResMed the way that the successful candidate interacts and operates is of paramount important to success in the role. The role is technically centric but requires collaboration, engagement, learning agility and curiosity. This role requires the ability to connect the dots, link business strategy, hunt for opportunity and make and build business connections.
Let’s talk about you:
Our ideal candidate will live and breathe IP. At ResMed we all have a passion for our craft which means when we look for new people to join our team they must be highly immersed in their field and in striving to do things better.
You will be a fully qualified AU, US or European Patent Attorney, and have at least 5 years post registration experience. A degree in Biomedical engineering or similar is preferred.
You will be highly professional and conduct yourself with an impressive level of personal and professional ethics. Importantly, you will be highly engaging and have the ability to take people with you and execute IP strategy from scratch. This means you will probably be highly commercial and have the ability to translate IP language to actionable business outcomes in a simple and concise way.
Why join ResMed?
This role offers an ambitious and talented IP Counsel the opportunity to work for a dynamic and future focused organisation. This is a world class opportunity, filled with excellent career development opportunities, an engaging working environment and the genuine opportunity to help people through the work that you produce. Join ResMed, and help us leave the world better than we found it.