Director of Patent Research – Other – Washington, D.C. / Telecommute Possible

unifiedUnified Patents is seeking a Director of Patent Research. This position is for a passionate and independent professional who is interested in developing a new business line at Unified Patents to complement our existing ones. The candidate must be client facing, and have extensive experience doing their own patent analysis, not outsourcing.

Senior Patent Agent – Large Corporation – South San Francisco, Calif. or Guilford, Conn.

thermo-fisherThermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Our five premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com

Senior Patent Engineer, Software and Computing Technology – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

rpxRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since our founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. We acquire patent rights in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise become a costly problem for our clients. The company’s groundbreaking approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. We also execute large-scale structured transactions on behalf of our clients, provide litigation insurance, and deliver in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to our growing client network.  Additionally, our wholly-owned subsidiary Inventus Solutions provides top tier e-discovery management services to Fortune 1000 corporations, global law firms, and government agencies.

Senior Patent Engineer (Semiconductor) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

rpxRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since our founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. We acquire patents in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise become a costly problem for our clients. The company’s groundbreaking approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. We also execute large-scale structured transactions on behalf of our clients, provide litigation insurance, and deliver in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to our growing client network.

Senior Patent Engineer (Wireless) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif.

rpxRPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk management solutions. Since our founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. We acquire patents in the open market and out of litigation that would otherwise become a costly problem for our clients. The company’s groundbreaking approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. We also execute large-scale structured transactions on behalf of our clients, provide litigation insurance, and deliver in-depth market intelligence and strategic advisory services to our growing client network.

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Flexible

fialaFiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. is seeking part-time and full-time patent attorneys and agents to assist us with our growing practice. Opportunities are available primarily for preparation and prosecution work for a variety of clients in the electrical, electro-mechanical, software, and Internet technology areas. Persons with law firm experience and/or tech industry experience, as well as present and former Examiners, are all encouraged to apply. We offer excellent compensation and a relaxed work environment. Inquiries are treated in absolute confidence. Portable business is not required. Applicants may be remotely located. USPTO registration (in good standing) is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or related field is desired, and advanced degrees and/or industry experience in these areas are a plus.

Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Los Angeles or San Francisco, Calif.

arentArent Fox LLP has two positions open for a patent agent or attorney with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution for their San Francisco or Los Angeles office. Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in electrical or computer engineering. Experience with telecommunication, circuit transistor, and layout circuit technologies is a plus. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, excellent academic credentials, and a desire to excel in a law firm environment.

Med Tech Associate – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

cooleyCooley LLP is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with 3-6 years of substantive patent prosecution experience to join our busy life science patent counseling, prosecution, and litigation practice.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

cooleyCooley LLP is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with substantive industry experience and a Ph.D. in biotechnology or a related field to join our busy life science focused patent counseling, prosecution, and litigation practice.

E.E. Circuit / Semiconductor / Telecommuting – Law Firm – Nationwide

hauptmanHauptman & Ham, LLP, an intellectual property law firm located in Northern Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for its patent prosecution practice due to rapid growth.  Capability in all aspects of semiconductor and circuit technology is a must.  Versatility in other technical areas is a plus.

Senior Vice President (IP Asset Management) – Small Corporation – San Francisco, Calif. or Salt Lake City, Utah

clairvolexClairvolex Inc. is seeking a business management function to lead a business unit by planning and executing all items related to work, resources, quality, and client relationships. The person will report to the Business Head on all matters of business to ensure execution of the yearly goals as per the plan.

Patent Associates / Agents – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif. or Telecommute

Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally recognized and San Francisco based IP law firm, is seeking motivated attorneys/agents to represent the firm’s Fortune 500 and other clients. Due to our geographically diverse clientele and current telecommute technologies, we can accommodate attorneys and agents who want to work from home in locations outside of Northern California. We are alternatively willing to pay moving expenses to San Francisco. Candidates must have patent prosecution experience and a degree in EE, CS and/or Physics.

Technology Specialist / Patent Agent (IP Group) – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join our IP Group in one of the Washington, New York, Palo Alto, and Chicago offices. Duties include working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required. Ideal candidates will have (1) an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, pharmacology, or chemistry, or (2) an advanced degree or work experience in electrical engineering or computer science. Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required. If interested, please submit an online application here.

EE / CS Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks an Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago. Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in patent litigation (District Court and/or International Trade Commission) with a degree in electrical engineering or computer science. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required. If interested, please submit an online application here.

Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

steptoeSteptoe, an AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a Life Sciences Patent Litigation Associate to join its rapidly growing IP practice in either New York, DC, Palo Alto, or Chicago.  Ideal candidates will have 1-4 years of experience in life sciences/pharmaceutical patent litigation with a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in biology, molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, biochemistry, or chemistry.  Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills, are required.  If interested, please submit an online application here.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

baker-bottsBaker Botts L.L.P. is seeking an experienced Patent Agent. As part of the firm’s Intellectual Property team, this position is responsible for performing highly complex and sensitive client work requiring a high level of professional capability and skill. The primary responsibilities of this position include preparing draft patent applications and draft response to communications from the USPTO. This role assists attorneys in the delivery of quality legal services to clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. The person in this position should have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering, be a self-starter and have a can-do attitude, possess excellent administrative skills, must have excellent academic credentials, experience writing patent applications. The person in this position must be qualified to sit for the patent bar, and preferably already be licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is a full-time, exempt position and is intended to be located in either our Palo Alto or San Francisco Office.

Patent Prosecutor (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Bioinformatics) – Law Firm – Oakland, Calif.

wavs-ipWeaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP, a growing East Bay patent firm, is seeking experienced Patent Attorneys or Agents with backgrounds in chemistry, chemical engineering, and bioinformatics and at least two years of drafting and prosecution experience. We are located near Oakland City Center, a short BART ride to San Francisco. We offer immediate exposure to interesting clients, various career path options, and a competitive percentage-based compensation plan to provide you with autonomy and control over your practice.

Patent Attorney / Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco or Los Angeles, Calif.

logoArent Fox LLP is seeking a patent agent or staff attorney with 2-5+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution for their San Francisco or Los Angeles office. Candidates must possess a 4 year degree in electrical or computer engineering. Experience with telecommunication, circuit transistor, and layout circuit technologies is a plus. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, excellent academic credentials, and a desire to excel in a law firm environment.

IP Associate – Law Firm – Multiple Locations

logoPatterson + Sheridan, LLP is seeking IP attorneys with a computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, chemistry, or biochemical background and 1 - 6 years of patent law experience, including patent preparation and prosecution, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions.

Patent Agent – Law Firm – San Francisco, Calif.

logoThe San Francisco office of Bryan Cave LLP is seeking to hire an experienced patent agent to support its growing life science practice. Responsibilities include supporting attorneys and working with the firm’s clients on all aspects of the patent practice, including assisting in the evaluation of invention disclosures, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and supporting intellectual property due diligence.