At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world's biggest consumer product companies. Geltor is looking for a Senior Patent Agent to join our team.
The Senior Patent Agent will join a newly formed legal team, serving as a champion of intellectual property at the organization. This key role offers the opportunity for an ownership- minded patent agent to apply their passion for science in a meaningful and impactful way, driving commercial success by building a foundational patent portfolio. This position will be trusted to serve as the primary point of contact for our patent portfolio as both process owner and technical liaison. This role will report to Associate General Counsel.
Prepare and prosecute high quality patent applications together with outside counsel as the primary internal patent portfolio manager
Scout and drive patentable inventions through regular interactions with technical teams
Perform patentability and FTO searches in support of R&D and business development teams
Build knowledge base and establish ongoing monitoring of competitor patent portfolios
Perform IP landscape surveys in support of current and future product opportunities
Acquire a deep technical understanding of the R&D together with the business goals, and help formulate appropriate IP strategies to protect innovations
Provide education and guidance regarding patent matters across the organization
Lead by example, champion Geltor, and uphold company values
Advanced degree in life sciences, molecular biology and related fields, Ph.D. preferred
Admitted to practice before the USPTO
Strong patent prosecution experience in a biotechnology industry IP/legal department
Demonstrated independent function and oversight over invention harvesting, pertinent filings, deadlines, and workflows
Command of both US and international patent rules and practices
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including executive leadership, R&D, Commercial, Regulatory, Legal, and third-party contacts
Superior attention to detail and sense of client service
Creative problem-solving skills and initiative, flexibility, and ability to work independently
Cultural and emotional intelligence to develop and nurture collaborative relationships in a diverse environment with global reach
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. is seeking attorneys with 2+ years of patent preparation and prosecution experience for our Denver, Kansas City and Orange County offices. We are seeking candidates who are a member of the USPTO Patent Bar. Candidates with a background in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or software experience are preferred. Deep learning/artificial intelligence, graphics rendering, computer hardware, and/or similar experience is recommended for the Orange County position.
Kubota & Basol LLP is are looking for patent agents that have at least one year of patent prosecution experience to join our team. Electrical engineering and/or computer science backgrounds preferred, though other backgrounds will also be considered.
We are open to different levels of experience. Compensation will match experience level.
We are a new law firm looking to grow--get in on the ground floor!
Kubota & Basol LLP is looking for a mid-level associate/attorney who has three to five years of patent prosecution experience. Electrical engineering and/or computer science degrees are required.
Compensation will match qualifications. Partnership prospects are high! Our office is located in Los Angeles, but we are open to remote working arrangements with regular visits to the Los Angeles office (when COVID allows).
We are a new law firm looking to grow--get in on the ground floor at a firm where you can shape the firm, our culture, and your own practice and development!
Kubota & Basol LLP - Our roots are in BigLaw, but we are not BigLaw. Kubota & Basol LLP (K&B) was formed to be distinctly different — free of the rigid cost structures and financial performance-focused expectations and competition that drive many law firms to seek the top of every measurable performance statistic, at the expense of their clients. We provide highest-quality patent legal services with the agility and flexibility to sustainably meet your patent needs into the future.
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-5 years' experience to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. Ideal candidate must have an Electrical Engineering or Computer Science degree and experience in drafting patent applications in the AI and machine learning space. The ideal candidate will also have experience with providing technical litigation support, such as preparing invalidity contentions and charts and preparing infringement contentions and charts. Candidate will have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence, and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. USPTO admission required along with California bar admission. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
Agilent's Legal Department is seeking an experienced patent attorney to join our Intellectual Property team. The role will support Agilent’s Diagnostics & Genomics Group in areas related to development and commercialization of next generation cancer detection, monitoring, and diagnostics products, as well as technologies involving molecular & cellular biology, biopharma services and companion diagnostics. Responsibilities will include strategic IP planning, competitive patent analysis & product clearance reviews, innovation capture & patent prosecution, transactional support & license negotiation, and business partnering & counseling addressing a variety of intellectual property issues.
This position can be performed anywhere in the US.
The salary range for this position may differ based on your actual work location. For CO, the salary range is $163,507 and $266,125.
JD Degree or equivalent, membership in good standing of the California Bar (or member in good standing of another state).
Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Advanced degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related discipline.
At least 8-10 years in-house or law firm experience, including having written and prosecuted a significant number of patent applications and having the ability to critically review patent applications, manage external patent counsel, and undertake & manage a variety of intellectual property matters.
Opus 12 is a Berkeley, California based startup focused on recycling CO2 into higher-value products. We are passionate about green chemistry and a shared vision to re-write the story of waste carbon dioxide. Our team partners with industry leaders in electrolysis and plant design to implement our technology at scale.
We are currently hiring for a Director of Intellectual Property to manage and grow our IP portfolio.
As the Director of IP, you will work with Opus 12 engineers and researchers to identify innovations and coordinate with outside counsel to prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications. In this role you will also work with partner contracts where the primary concerns relate to IP development.
What You Will Do:
Develop and oversee Opus 12’s intellectual property strategy
Take primary responsibility in communicating with and directing activities of outside counsel
Actively assist in preparing, filing, and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications
Work with the technical team to identify patentable innovations and draft invention disclosures
Become familiar with and keep abreast of the competitive landscape related to CO2 electrolysis technology
Educate and train other employees on intellectual property protection
Communicate IP strategy and status of portfolio to the management team
Review contracts with partner organizations and work with outside counsel when necessary to negotiate IP and other terms
Who You Are:
3+ years of experience managing an international patent portfolio
5+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications
Patent agent or attorney preferred
You have a Masters or PhD degree in a STEM field
You are familiar with electrochemical technologies (e.g. batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers)
You have outstanding verbal and written communication/presentation skills
You are adept at working with cross-functional teams and multiple stakeholders
Opus 12 Benefits:
Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Paid sick days and vacation
Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
Pivot Bio is seeking a Intellectual Property Counsel to manage and develop IP arising from Pivot Bio’s third-party collaborations. Combining a strong background in patent law with an ability to evaluate and understand IP rights under collaboration agreements, this role will synthesize disparate information sources into IP portfolio development. Working cross functionally, the incumbent will support technical and collaboration management teams to identify and ensure IP filings and rights are correctly apportioned between Pivot Bio and its third-party collaborators. This position will also play an important role in helping the company leverage its third-party collaborations to develop internal and in-licensed IP arising for work and discoveries made as a result of the company’s third-party collaborations. The incumbent will be adept at evaluating new inventions, especially in the context where multi-party rights to IP are likely to exist.
Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops. We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population. Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN.
Be Pivot’s eyes for review of third-party IP developed over the course of third-party collaborations, ensuring new filings are appropriately scoped, and inventorship and rights to the IP are correctly established, based on collaboration agreement ownership provisions.
Provide ongoing support for third-party filings, providing Pivot’s input on prosecution to ensure continued compliance with collaboration IP ownership provisions and patenting of claims supporting Pivot’s commercial interests.
Development of Pivot patents in-line with collaboration inventions owned by Pivot and complementary to those produced by third-party collaborators.
Represent Pivot and its interests in discussions between internal and collaborator technical teams and legal counsel.
Review of established agreements to ensure collaborating parties are developing their IP in compliance with agreement terms.
As needed, support of new agreement development and/or revision of established agreement IP provisions.
Qualifications and Experience:
Combination of technical and legal background, J.D. and Ph.D. in biology, chemistry or related
3+ years of experience with patent preparation and prosecution; law firm + in-house experience preferred (More experienced candidates will be considered for a Senior IP Counsel position)
Prior experience in row crop agriculture preferred
Deep appreciation for and understanding of appropriate handling of company and third-party confidential information
Prior experience with collaboration IP management preferred
What we offer:
Competitive package in a disruptive startup
Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums
Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability policies
Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts
401(k) plan, 3% Match
Annual Training & Development support
Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule
Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team
Knobbe Martens, a prominent IP law firm, seeks motivated candidates to join our team. Applicants should have one to three years of patent prosecution experience to assist in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. This is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school. Graduate degree desired, but not necessary. Must be licensed to practice law, preferably with the State Bar of California. Candidates must have superior technical writing skills. If you are forward focused and ready for a challenge, apply online at knobbe.com.
Knobbe Martens, a prominent IP law firm, seeks motivated candidates to join our team. Applicants must have a strong interest in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution to assist in the drafting and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. This is a non-partnership track position. This position requires a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other similar technical field and a J.D. from an ABA accredited school with a GPA of 3.0 or above. A graduate degree is desired, but not necessary. Candidates must be bilingual in both Japanese and English languages, preferably with experience as a Japanese patent attorney or working with a Japanese law firm. At least three years of patent prosecution experience is desired. Strong Japanese interpersonal skills and business etiquette are essential because the candidate will be expected to maintain, strengthen and build relationships with key Japanese clients and potential clients. Candidates must have superior technical writing skills and be willing to engage in business development activities, including seminars, client social interactions and international travel. If you are forward focused and ready for a challenge, apply online at https://www.knobbe.com.
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP is a growing San Francisco Bay Area patent law firm with over 25 registered patent practitioners and a diverse client base. We are seeking patent attorneys, agents, engineers and scientists with at least two 2 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Applicants should have a background in computer science or electrical engineering, or have a graduate degree in physics. We are particularly interested in practitioners with a knowledge of wireless digital communication, ML/AI, optical device/semiconductor processing and/or chip design such as microprocessor architecture. We are seeking motivated applicants who want a full-time position and full workload. We offer a percentage-based compensation plan that generously rewards hard-working practitioners while providing flexibility to maintain a reasonable work/life balance. We have a supportive and friendly work environment and a highly-trained support staff. Our main office is in Oakland, CA, near the 12th Street BART station. Our new Silicon Valley office is in Menlo Park, CA. Remote work arrangements are available.
Faegre Drinker is actively recruiting an Intellectual Property Patent Agent to join our thriving Intellectual Property practice. This position offers the opportunity to be involved with all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution in our Chicago, Denver, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Silicon Valley or Wilmington Offices.
Successful candidates should be a registered patent agent with a technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related technology. This position will further enhance our expertise in software related patent work while offering the opportunity to do sophisticated work with excellent clients. Candidates must be collaborative and motivated to succeed in a client-focused, team-oriented environment. Preferred candidates will have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations.
WilmerHale, a large law firm, is seeking an intellectual property associate and senior associate for their offices in San Fransisco, Boston, Denver, New York, Palo Alto, or Washington DC.
Our Intellectual Property (IP) Department is interested in discussing positions with attorneys who have graduate degrees in Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering with a computer architecture focus, or five or more years work experience in those fields. Experience as an IT system administrator, or software developer, is helpful.
WilmerHale's IP Department offers a broad platform and includes: post-grant proceedings and interferences and strategic IP advice in the United States and worldwide. The IP Department counsels clients on IP portfolio development, drafts and prosecutes patents, copyrights and trademarks, and conducts IP audits. The transactional side of the IP Department works with the Corporate Practice in our Transactional Department and assesses risks and opportunities associated with IP licensing, technology transfer, sponsored and collaborative research agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliance and similar matters. The IP Department also works with the Litigation/Controversy Department in IP litigation matters at the trial and appellate levels, including international arbitration and ITC proceedings.
WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.
Knobbe Martens is seeking a bilingual (Japanese/English) patent scientist for their offices in California, Seattle, New York, or D.C. Patent Scientists work on complex projects wherein substantial judgment and initiative are required. These projects, which aid in the successful prosecution of patent applications through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and foreign patent offices, may vary in length from only a few hours to several months. Each Patent Scientist is required to participate in many different aspects of the patent application process. The Patent Scientist works directly with partners of the firm, as well as associate attorneys. Working as a team, they divide tasks in the preparation of individual patent applications. Patent Scientists are expected to communicate effectively and efficiently with attorneys, office staff, inventors, patent examiners at the USPTO, clients (domestic and foreign) and foreign attorneys on a daily basis while appropriately representing the firm’s professional atmosphere.
Each client brings extremely novel and diverse technologies to our firm. Therefore, the candidate will learn about a variety of new technologies, learn to identify inventive features, learn to describe the inventions, and learn to convince the Patent Office to allow a patent for the technology. The position requires a candidate to possess an excellent attention to detail and the ability to describe the related technology in a way that is concise and vividly descriptive.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Review new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
Create technical diagrams and drawings that describe the invention.
Write patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
Review issued patents.
To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. They must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom, while still communicating progress to attorneys and assistants in a timely fashion. Each Patent Scientist should have an interest in intellectual property law. In addition, each candidate will eventually participate in a patent law course and become registered with the United States Patent Office.
Education and Experience:
B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or other similar technical subject is required
At least three to 10 years of patent prosecution experience is strongly desired
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with regard to technical and legal terminology, both verbally and in writing, in both Japanese and English languages.
Japanese patent attorney or Japanese law firm experience is preferred
Strong Japanese interpersonal skills and business etiquette are essential because the candidate will be expected to maintain, strengthen and build relationships with key Japanese clients and potential clients
Must be willing to engage in business development activities, including seminars, client social interactions and international travel
Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level
Qualified candidates will possess exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Holland & Hart LLP is seeking an IP specialist. The Intellectual Property Specialist supports the growing, innovative, electronics-focused patent practice. This supportive position is responsible for patent-related tasks, helping to prepare and prosecute patents for some of the largest and most innovative technology companies in the world. This role joins a dynamic, collaborative environment focused on excellence and work/life balance and specifically supports the Electrical Engineering IP practice.
Supports patent attorneys in docket and practice management
Performs tasks associated with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications
Manages and performs range of duties related to an internal electronic file system
Generates templates for patent applications, and responses to various Office Actions (including but not limited to: a Filing Receipt, Notice to File Missing Parts, Response to Office Action, Notice of Publication, Notice of Allowance, Issue Notification; and Letters Patent) as they relate to correspondence/filing with USPTO, PCT, and foreign associates
Prepares additional templates for various legal documents (Declaration, Powers of Attorney, Assignments)
Reviews formalities of filed patent documents to ensure proper form, including Filing Receipts, Declarations, Recordings, Information Disclosure Statements, allowed patents ready to issue, etc.)
Performs electronic filings at the USPTO
Manages new client intake and opening of matters
Maintains proficiency in required technologies such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, iManage, USPTO products, Intapp, etc.
Performs other functions as assigned
Job Qualifications (Education, Experience and Certification):
All career-focused, interested candidates able to demonstrate the following will be considered:
Strong work ethic and attention to detail
Excels within a dynamic, positive, professional, team-oriented culture
Quickly learns and comprehends complex concepts and processes
Thinks critically to understand how each task fits into a broader workflow
Works efficiently, using available technology and striving to make tasks easier and more efficient.
Requires superior proofreading
Requires superior oral and written communication
Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office suite products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Visio is a plus), Adobe Acrobat, iManage, USPTO products, Intapp, etc
A Bachelor’s degree or 3-5 years experience in a professional environment required.
Minimum 3+ years patent prosecution experience required
Knowledge of USPTO systems and processes
Knowledge of patent preparation and prosecution
Functional/Technical Expertise – Understands necessary information, processes and procedures to carry out job responsibilities.
Customer Orientation – Views the firm through the eyes of the customer and goes out of their way to anticipate and meet customer needs.
Communication – Recognizes the essential value of continuous information exchange.
Team Player – Team oriented; maintains composure and is adaptable to the changing needs of the team.
Results Orientation – Maintains appropriate focus on outcomes and accomplishments.
Change Agility – Effectively adjusts habits, procedures, and behavior as needed.
Business Thinking – Understands the bigger picture and how individual actions fit in.
High Standards – Takes pride in putting forth high-quality work product.
Initiative – Proactively seeks ways to contribute to and enhance the success of the team.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee must have the ability to sit, stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; manipulate (lift, carry, move) weights of at least ten (10) pounds; have repetitive wrist/hand/finger movement to work on a computer and/or related office equipment; speak clearly and concisely so listeners can understand; and regularly understand the speech of another person.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Professional office atmosphere. Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting or standing for prolonged periods. Position may require occasional off-hour meetings and events.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those this position may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-5 years’ experience in IP litigation to join its growing Intellectual Property Practice Group in its Silicon Valley office. Ideal candidate must have strong academic credentials, superior writing ability, a quick-study aptitude and the ability to engender client confidence and thrive in a creative, entrepreneurial and collegial environment. California bar admission required; technical background preferred but not required. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Davidson Sheehan LLP is an IP boutique headquartered in Austin, Texas looking for skilled and productive patent attorneys and agents to join our team. We serve a diverse group of sophisticated clients for whom we do exceptional work in a team-oriented environment.
Qualified applicants will possess an electrical engineering or computer engineering degree, and be registered to practice before the USPTO. At least two years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications is required, ideally in the areas of virtual reality, graphics, mixed signal technology, and software. Candidates should possess a working understanding of these areas, as well as a willingness and affinity for learning new technologies.
Candidates in the Austin, TX area will be given priority, but we are also willing to consider exceptional candidates who are ready to work remote and travel to Austin on a quarterly basis. We provide competitive pay and benefits in a positive work environment. Candidates with the availability to work a trial period on a contract basis may also be given priority.
Contact Please send resume and two writing samples (preferably one patent application and one prosecution response) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Austin, Texas (possibly remote)
Umberg Zipser LLP is a premier business litigation and intellectual property boutique law firm. Drawing on decades of experience in some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms, as well as national and state government service, our lawyers are recognized for providing exceptional legal work product and service. We have the ability to meet our clients’ unique needs by offering a range of flexible billing arrangements that promote efficiency and predictability.
Prefer someone with at least 2 years experience as a registered patent agent prosecuting patent applications in the life science space. Prefer someone with Masters or Ph.D. degree in biology, chemistry, or related field with deep understanding of cell biology, immune biology, cancer vaccines, and molecular biology. Prefer someone with excellent writing, analytical, technical, and critical-thinking skills requiring an aptitude for detail, precision, and logic with comprehensive knowledge of patent prosecution process. Someone must be friendly and enjoy working in a cooperative environment.
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP is a growing San Francisco Bay Area patent law firm with over 25 registered patent practitioners and a diverse client base. We are seeking lateral patent agents and patent attorneys with at least two 2 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. Applicants should have a background in computer software, databases, machine learning, or electrical engineering, or a graduate degree in physics, chemistry, or a bioscience. We are particularly interested in practitioners with a knowledge of 5G networks and/or chip design such as microprocessor architecture. We have lots of work and seek motivated applicants who want a full-time position and full workload. We offer a percentage-based compensation plan to reward hard-working practitioners while providing flexibility to maintain a reasonable work/life balance. We have a supportive and friendly work environment and a highly trained support staff. Our main office is in Oakland, CA, near the 12th Street BART station. Our new Silicon Valley office is in Menlo Park, CA. Remote work arrangements are available.