Brewer Science, Inc., a major innovator of high-technology solutions for the semiconductor / microelectronics markets is currently seeking a highly motivated and energetic candidate to fill an open position as a Intellectual Property Specialist located in Rolla, MO.
Provide services to help plan and execute Brewer Science’s intellectual property strategies, including performing literature and patent searches and review and revision of documents for patent prosecution and external communications. Assist with legal issues relating to intellectual property and relationship management.
Support invention activities and intellectual property protection, including performing and summarizing literature and patent searches, assisting with patent planning and drafting, assisting with office action research and strategy, and record keeping
Review and revise external communications to ensure that they appropriately convey Brewer Science intellectual property in a clear, professional manner
Assist with legal issues and communications related to intellectual property and relationship management
Proactively educate internal clients to ensure that intellectual property goals and objectives are met
Credentials and Education
BA/BS Degree, physical science or engineering preferred, or 8 semester hours of chemistry or 8 semester hours of physics, and 32 semester hours of chemistry, physics, biology, or engineering
Equivalent combination of education and related experience
Basic understanding of various patent systems
Paralegal or patent agent certifications or experience a plus
Strong skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
Contact To apply for this position please complete the online application at www.brewerscience.com This position is open until filled. Screening will begin immediately.
Additional Info Employer Type: Other Job Location: Rolla, Missouri
Brown & Michaels, PC is seeking a registered U.S. patent attorney with 3+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Our work includes patent prosecution, trademarks and opinion work. We work with of-counsel relationships for all litigation work. Our ideal candidate would have a computer science or electrical engineering and significant patent preparation and prosecution experience, but we are less concerned with a specific technical background than the variety and quality of the patent prosecution experience..
Brown & Michaels, PC offers a flexible & competitive compensation structure along with various benefits including health care and retirement benefits. Our current professionals are committed to a collegial and competent work environment. Our compensation system is designed to allow the flexibility to work different schedules and automatically varies the compensation to the billable hours worked.
Please forward a resume/CV and a list of several patent prosecutions that are published on PAIR with your work product. We just need the application serial number and we will review the file history on PAIR.
The German firm Viering, Jentschura & Partner is seeking candidates with interest in and/or experience in intellectual property law for a position as Patent Paralegal in our offices in Dresden, Germany.
The candidate will be asked to support multiple patent attorneys/agents, manage US and foreign dockets, assist with US and foreign patent filing and prosecution, to assist in the preparation, filing and prosecution of US patent applications including: preparation and submission of Office Action responses, Information Disclosure Statements, Amendments, formal document preparation and execution (Declarations, Assignments, Powers of Attorney) and to draft correspondence to attorneys/agents/clients.
Administrative/paralegal experience in intellectual property law and/or Paralegal certificate preferred. Basic knowledge of US and foreign patent procedures is required. Excellent docket review skills and proofreading skills are essential. Experience with IP Management software; IP Digital Document Management software; and PTA calculation, review and analysis is a plus.
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. is looking for qualified patent attorneys having strong technical skills in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or, with an advanced degree, chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications for wireless-related and software-related inventions. Suitable candidates will have 2+ years of experience in patent drafting and prosecution. SLW offers a family-friendly work environment with competitive salaries. Positions are available in the Minneapolis, San Jose and Austin, as well as satellite locations across the country for attorneys with 5+ years of experience.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Jose, California; or Austin, Texas
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A. provides intellectual property services for emerging and established corporations and research institutions. The firm was ranked first in overall patent quality by PatentRankings, LLC, as reported in IP Law & Business for three years in a row, with top-ten rankings in chemical, biotech, computers/electrical and medical patents. Since its inception in 1993, the firm has grown to over 110 patent attorneys, representing a spectrum of Fortune 500 companies that are leaders in high technology. The firm focuses on preparation and prosecution of patent application, post grant procedures and patent analytics.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is seeking a 2nd-4th year associate (2013-2015 JD) to join the Patent department in our New York office. This associate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of patent-related projects, including patent prosecution, licensing, and IP due diligence. Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collegial and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.
A minimum of two years of patent prosecution experience and eligibility to be admitted before the USPTO are required. We strongly prefer candidates who are USPTO registered and have a B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering. Strong academic performance (top third of class) and excellent writing skills are required.
In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit two writing samples (one application and one prosecution document, such as an office action response).
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.
Contact Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/careers/attorneys. 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 612-492-5186.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: New York, New York
Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C., an Intellectual Property Law Firm located in prestigious Tysons Corner, Virginia seeks a registered Patent Attorney with three to five years of patent preparation and prosecution experience, and a degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering with substantial experience drafting patent applications in the computer and software related fields with trademark experience being a plus, though not required. The ideal candidate will have sufficient portable business to occupy at least 25%, but not more than 50% of the attorney’s time.
RMSC² is looking for a highly motivated attorney that can work substantially independently to assist in supporting a patent prosecution docket and conducting infringement/validity analysis.
Contact Please email your resume to: email@example.com, and please visit our website. RMSC² is an equal opportunity employer. RMSC² does not reimburse for relocation expenses. Compensation discussion will happen at interview.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: McLean, Virginia
Paul and Paul, a historic highly client-focused boutique intellectual property firm in Center City Philadelphia, seeks a senior patent attorney to play a key role in our select team of IP specialists. Candidates for this position should have at least six years of broad IP experience, preferably including both patent and trademark prosecution as well as litigation in state and federal courts. Candidates with chemical or mechanical technical qualifications and with portable business are preferred.
Contact Candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reichel Stohry LLP is seeking an experienced and motivated patent attorney to handle overflow patent preparation and prosecution work and to take active steps to grow the firm’s intellectual property practice. The position could be part-time or full-time, depending on how the needs of the candidate align with the needs of the firm. Telecommuting is an option, but a physical presence in Indianapolis is preferred. This is a great opportunity for an experienced attorney interested in growing his or her practice, or a motivated attorney with some prior experience in patent law seeking to develop his or her legal skill sets.
Our firm has three intellectual property attorneys who handle a broad range of matters, including patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Our immediate need is for a suitable candidate to handle overflow patent preparation and prosecution work with minimal oversight based on instructions provided for each task. No particular scientific or practice area background is required, but education/experience in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or chemistry is preferred. The majority of our current patent work is in the life sciences field, but the firm handles patent matters in all technology areas.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable working directly with clients and have a proven record of generating business. A traditional “book of business” is not required, but the preferred candidate has some of his or her own active client work and possesses other strong client relationships. A minimum of 2-3 years of prosecution experience is required, as are strong writing skills.
We are a casual attire and casual atmosphere office, which is uncommon for a firm with such a diverse client base and our overall quantity of legal work. Each of us previously worked at a large law firm, and we enjoy the small firm lifestyle. We work closely with one another, so a good attitude, a willingness to learn, and a desire to be an active part of a strong team are musts.
Please no e-mails or phone calls from search firms or placement agencies.
Contact Please e-mail your resume and any other information you believe is important for us to consider to email@example.com. Please also visit our website –www.rsindy.com – for more information about our firm.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Patent-Arts, PLLC, a unique boutique IP firm located in Gainesville, Florida, is seeking an EE Patent Attorney or Agent to complement strong life sciences capabilities in the firm and help grow the business.
The ideal candidate has a book of business and a desire to work in a unique firm environment.
Depending on portables, partner position is a possibility.
Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk seeks a highly qualified individual to prepare, draft, and prosecute patent applications relating to chemical inventions. This individual will also counsel clients and prepare Opinions. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry.
Position: Director, Patent Portfolio Development
Location: Bangalore, India
Employer: Clairvolex (India)
Industry: Intellectual Property and IP Asset Management
Reports to: Associate Vice President, Portfolio Development
Primer: 18-24 months of work assignment in India, after which the individual may relocate to one of Clairvolex’s US offices in Silicon Valley, Seattle, Salt Lake City or Philadelphia.
Overall Role Responsibilities:
Responsible for IPAM – Enterprise program:
Lead, manage and train teams of patent engineers to build patent portfolios for large enterprise customers.
Hands-on work profile, whereby the person is expected to work closely with patent engineers to prepare response to office actions from USTPO, EPO, JPO, SIPO, KIPO and IPO.
Function as a mentor and guide, individually and collectively to the team.
The Director, Patent Portfolio Development is expected to write specific office action responses and demonstrate the art and craft of patent prosecution to the team. (the drafting craft, the choice of words, sentences, crisp language, the legal brevity in distinguishing prior art references, how legal training, and legal methods reflect in the draft, the deep technical understanding of the claimed invention, the up to date familiarity with case law, the methods of citing precedents to substantiate arguments, and finally the experience in complying with the formal requirements of getting a patent application in condition for allowance).
Responsible to support IPAM – Elements program:
Director, Patent Portfolio Development must demonstrate effective patent drafting and prosecution capabilities in the team by honing their language, technical, and legal skills.
The training must inculcate the use of legal precedents and a deep technical understanding of the claimed subject matter to substantiate arguments during patent prosecution.
Drafting patent applications, developing well-crafted claim set that conforms to US, EP patent legal and procedural standards, interviewing inventors, reviewing invention disclosure statements, drafting provisional specifications, overseeing draftsmen developing drawing figures, developing Industry-customer-technology specific IP strategies, and helping Elements Customers (primary interface will be CTO, Head of Engineering) execute the IP strategies.
Team Leadership: This is primarily a team leadership role. The Director, Patent Portfolio Development, will lead an initial team of about 5 patent engineers and will be responsible for work product quality of patent application drafts and office action response drafts of the team. The Director will also be responsible for meeting all associated deadlines.
Coordination: The Director, Patent Portfolio Development, will work with and coordinate all activities of patent portfolio development within the team and with paralegal teams. In addition, the Director will liaise with customer-specific Program Management Office to manage and exceed customer expectations.
Educational qualifications: Must possess a Juris Doctor degree from a reputed law school. Must possess at least a bachelor’s degree in EE, CS, Physics, or similar field.
Experience: At least 4 years of experience at an IP law firm or in the patent practice of a general law firm. Needs to have handled a large volume of patent preparation and prosecution in the fields of telecommunications, software, semi-conductors, microprocessors, and electrical engineering.
Specific Task Responsibilities:
Oversee all prosecution functions for multiple clients, totaling over 1,000 assets.
Oversee team functions, including patent engineer functions (patent application preparation and prosecution) as well as paralegal functions (docketing, IDS management, invoice processing, and form preparation).
Ensure flawless delivery of work product
Attend governance calls
Support Program Management Office -- Candidate will work closely with Program Management Office to provide
Customer-specific strategy and articulation;
Customer-specific portfolio guidance and process development;
Timely delivery of all work; and
Communication and governance of outside counsel relationships.
Quality Control -- Candidate will be responsible to:
Ensure all work is delivered at the highest levels of quality;
Provide specific feedback and mentor-ship to patent engineers; and
When necessary, candidate will need to participate in drafting applications and/or office action responses.
Training -- Candidate will be responsible to
Provide on-going training and assistance to team members for patent prosecution in US and foreign jurisdictions;
Develop training materials to train patent engineers; and
TherapeuticsMD is seeking an intellectual property attorney. Under the direction of the General Counsel, the IP Counsel will primarily provide patent drafting and prosecution support to the Company, including planning and execution of life cycle management technologies.
This position is located at the Boca Raton, Florida company headquarters. There will be opportunity to work on diverse legal matters such as business-strategic protection of IP, licensing, IP litigation management/support, dispute settlement, regulatory exclusivity, and contracts. It is anticipated that no more than 15% domestic travel may be required.
BS or higher degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering (pharma), molecular biology, or comparable technologies
JD degree and licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
Registered as patent attorney at USPTO
5+ years of experience in US patent prosecution and IP legal practice
Experience prosecuting foreign patents
Experience with patent portfolio development, licensing, and enforcement in a corporate context is highly desirable
Hatch-Waxman experience is highly desirable, including a well-rounded understanding of regulatory exclusivity and the intersection between IP and the FDA regulatory environment
Other Required Skills:
Demonstrated ability to write and prosecute clear patent applications, amendments, legal and business documents
Demonstrated ability to efficiently prosecute patent applications
Legal creativity and the ability to think originally
Strong oral communication skills
Ability to analyze patentability and patent freedom-to-operate matters
Technical competence in one or more of the following fields: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering (pharma), Molecular Biology, or comparable technologies, is required.
Candidates having prior experience prosecuting pharmaceutical/small molecule are preferred.
TherapeuticsMD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
AM LAW 100 firm with top IP practice has immediate need for Chemistry Patent Prosecution Associate (JD2011-JD2016) with degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and experience in Organic Chemistry. Polymer experience helpful. Work with dynamic and collegial patent group with great practice. Competitive comp and relocation benefits. First time posted.
Global Patent Group is an intellectual property law firm serving the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, plant sciences, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and medical device industries. We believe that success in today’s competitive marketplace requires a team effort with our client, to provide strong IP protection of innovation and a strategic approach that is integrated into the client’s overall business plan. At GPG, we go beyond the science to understand the competitive landscape and the overall commercial strategy, to achieve a long-term return on our client’s R&D investment with the right intellectual property portfolio.
GPG is offering an opportunity for an experienced Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to join its biotechnology/molecular biology practice. The attorney or agent will cooperate with firm colleagues and interface directly with clients to implement a total patent strategy, including:
preparation, prosecution, and portfolio management of patents;
search and analysis for patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, and infringement (or support thereof); and
transactional and due diligence preparation and support.
Applicants should be registered practitioners with the USPTO, hold an advanced degree in a relevant discipline such as molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry, and have at least 3 years of experience with a law firm or corporation. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must, as is an aptitude for client interaction across a wide range of disciplines for the purpose of serving long-term business relationships.
GPG has offices in St. Louis and Miami, but job location is negotiable.
MacroGenics is a leader in the discovery and development of innovative medicines that utilize our next generation antibody-based technologies. Our team of 300+ dedicated individuals is advancing a pipeline of product candidates to treat patients with cancer as well as various autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases. Our products and platforms have attracted multiple partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies around the globe.
The Company considers its employees to be its most valuable asset and we are committed to providing opportunities for individuals to learn and grow as a means to further their professional development. MacroGenics' corporate culture promotes an atmosphere of innovation, open communication and teamwork where employees can see firsthand how they contribute to the success of the organization.
Summary of Position:
The Sr. Patent Agent/Patent Agent is responsible for identifying, supporting, and protecting the company’s intellectual property efforts, particularly with respect to patent portfolio preparation, invention harvesting, patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio development and management, and due diligence in technology acquisition. Agent also actively participates in engaging and representing to the business the Intellectual Property legal position on opportunities that arise from the patent work.
Responsibilities and Job Duties:
Contributes to intellectual property strategies for the organization and related intellectual property counseling. Participates in strategic development of Intercept patent portfolios, including formulating patent strategies and pharmaceutical lifecycle management.
Conducts patentability research and freedom-to-operate searches, and assessments relating to MacroGenics’ inventions and research activities Partners with Research group to identify and capture patentable inventions and provides patent counseling where appropriate to maximize business decisions.
Assists in the preparation, filing and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Processes invention assignments, declarations, assignments and information disclosure statements.
Monitors and analyzes competitive intellectual property, managing IP collaboration, litigation support and IP-related transactional work and communicate relevant information to the Business Development team or other relevant team members.
Reviews draft scientific publications to ensure effective invention capture and protection of corporate IP assets.
Supports due diligence activities of potential business development transactions and provide recommendations and risk assessments as needed. Proactively provides IP perspective to key internal decision-makers.
Works with collaboration partners on management and resolution of issues relating to collaboration-related IP to protect corporate IP assets and ensure strong alliance management related to IP issues.
Reviews abstracts, posters and publications prepared by the Company’s research and development teams prior to submission.
Prepares and supports the prosecution of worldwide patent applications relating to MacroGenics’ inventions. Assist in opposition, interference, litigation matters and other IP-related disputes.
Other duties as assigned
Additional Responsibilities and Job Duties at Senior Level:
Develops system to identify and capture value from intellectual property and make recommendations and proposals to senior management.
Analyzes and reviews IP provisions in licensing arrangements and other IP-related contractual matters.
Education & Credentials
Ph.D. in a relevant field (biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or the like)
Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Sr. Patent Agent
A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in handling intellectual property matters related to drug development of biologics and protein engineering and manufacturing
Prior experience writing patent applications and assisting in the development of IP strategy
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in handling intellectual property matters related to drug development of biologics and protein engineering and manufacturing
Prior experience writing patent applications and assisting in the development of IP strategy
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of USPTO and WIPO rules and procedures
Willingness and commitment to keep abreast of changes in PTO rules and procedures
Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to influence and work effectively with varied audiences
Previous experience in-house in a biopharmaceutical company preferred
Cesari and McKenna, LLP is seeking an experienced attorney with a background in patent prosecution. The position is ideal for a candidate that is looking to develop and grow an existing practice in a boutique environment, among a supportive team.
A minimum of seven years of practice is preferred. A candidate must have substantial experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications. Additional experience in patent portfolio development, infringement and invalidity opinions, Inter Partes Review proceedings/Reexaminations, International Trade Commission proceedings, trademark prosecution or related matters is desirable. A degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, or biology is preferred, however, other technical backgrounds will be considered.
An ideal candidate will have a book of portable business, and the demonstrated ability to manage client relationships.
Cesari and McKenna, LLP offers a highly competitive compensation package including percentage-based profit sharing, generous benefits and a flexible working environment. The firm represent fortune 500 companies and individual inventors, handing a diverse range of matters in a variety of technology areas. The firm is seeking self-motivated attorneys looking for a platform to build their practice.
Contact To apply, please email Joan Barry Walsh, CLM, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Thermo Fisher is looking for an IP Counsel to work in its Hillsboro, Oregon, office. When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher, you’ll do important work, supporting our R&D teams who are helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.
What you'll do
Under the direction of the Division Intellectual Property Counsel and as part of a small group, the IP Counsel will primarily provide patent drafting and prosecution support to the Materials, Scientific, Process and Environmental Instruments businesses, including research and development centers located in Europe as well as in the United States.
Located at the Hillsboro, Oregon division headquarters, there will also be opportunity to work on diverse legal matters such as business-strategic protection of IP, licensing, IP litigation management/support, and dispute settlement. Approximately 20% domestic and European travel is required.
How you'll get here
BS or higher degree in physical sciences or a related engineering discipline
JD in law, licensed to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
Registered as patent attorney at USPTO with 5+ years of experience in US patent prosecution and IP legal practice
Experience in US patent litigation, European patent practice, patent portfolio development, licensing, and enforcement in a corporate context is highly desirable
Experience in international IP law and international trade preferred
Other Required Skills:
Demonstrated ability to write clear patent applications, amendments, legal and business documents
Demonstrated ability to efficiently prosecute patent applications while maintaining strategic focus of original filing
Strong oral communication skills
Ability to analyze patentability and patent freedom-to-operate matters
Technical competence in one or more of the following fields: Scientific instruments, Optics, Physics, Chemistry, or comparable technologies, and demonstrated ability to learn new scientific and technological fields relevant to Thermo Fisher product offerings
Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status
Abel Law Group, LLP is seeking a chemical/materials practitioner with 1+ years of experience. Successful candidate must be mature, have exceptional client handling skills, and be a pragmatic, results-oriented practitioner.
Candidate will have exposure to a wide variety of areas, including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, clearance/right to practice analyses, M&A due diligence, and invalidity and non-infringement opinion generation. Preference given to candidates with in-house and private practice experience. The open position is for strong candidate seeking exposure beyond typical prep/prosecution duties. Strong client handling skills are required as candidate will have direct client contact with sophisticated in-house counsel.
Above market average compensation available to the ideal candidate.
Abel Law Group, LLP is one of the largest IP firms in Austin, TX, and boasts a stellar support staff, a collegial, casual work environment, and strong benefits package.
Florek & Endres PLLC, a New York intellectual property law firm, seeks associate attorney for a full range of intellectual property work, with particular emphasis on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, preparing patent opinions and legal research and writing. Some trademark prosecution, opinions and opposition/cancellation actions in the United States Patent and Trademark Office are also anticipated.
A pharmaceutical, chemical or chemical engineering degree and Bar membership are required. Registration as a U.S. Patent Attorney is required, but may be obtained after hiring.
The position calls for good writing skills, attention to detail, the ability to complete assignments on time, a positive attitude and a desire to learn.
Contact Candidates with 0-3 years of experience are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: New York, New York
Boutique law firm seeks a per diem/part of counsel patent attorney with 5+ years of substantive patent prosecution experience. The attorney should be experienced in one or more technical areas of patent preparation and prosecution, including but not limited to the following: medical, electrical engineering, communications, data management, robotics or software. Work includes preparing patentability opinions and freedom to operate analyses, preparing and filing applications and prosecuting applications.
The candidate must possess the ability to exercise independent judgment and communicate effectively. We are seeking a team player who works well under pressure and can multi-task. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Portable business a plus. Please reply with three (3) writing samples that include at least one issued patent and one published patent application. Preferably writing samples should not be more than three years old.
Alternative practice area/full time arrangements will be considered.
This is an extremely desirable opportunity for the right candidate. We are a highly-productive, successful & fun-loving law office.