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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
The Northern California offices of Squire Patton Boggs is seeking a Patent Attorney or Agent with a minimum of three years of experience in patent prosecution to join our Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Candidates throughout the US with an undergraduate degree and preferably also an advanced degree in immunology, molecular biology or related field will be considered.
Responsibilities will include mid-level patent attorney work such as drafting, filing and prosecuting US patent applications, managing and coordinating international patent application strategies, preparing patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions, and overall intellectual property counseling.
Academic and Professional Qualifications:
J.D. degree preferred; admitted to a state bar and in good standing. Must be registered and in good standing to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Candidates should possess an undergraduate degree and preferably also an advanced degree in immunology, molecular biology or related field.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
At least three years of experience practicing patent law and proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others on complex matter
Demonstrated experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
Excellent communications (written and oral) and judgment are essential.
Proven ability to independently manage a case and move it forward, but also to work in a collaborative team environment.
Must be a self-starter, have the ability to prioritize workload; display good judgment and work well under pressure.
Genomatica develops commercial biobased processes to make widely-used chemicals that enable better, more sustainable everyday products. That enables our partners and leading brands to offer better food packaging, auto parts, clothing, tires, carpets, and more.
We’ve commercialized processes for bio-BDO (for plastics) and for biobased butylene glycol (for cosmetics); and our technology drives the world’s first commercial-scale biobased plant for a major intermediate chemical. We’re working on polyamide intermediates (nylon) and on butadiene (tires); and we’re helping numerous companies with their bioprocesses. We have more on the way.
Genomatica is seeking a biotechnology/chemical Patent Attorney or Patent Agent who thrives in a fast-paced, cutting-edge, innovative yet collaborative R&D and business development environment.
Primary responsibilities include (a) managing part of Genomatica’s global patent portfolio, (b) managing new patent preparation and creating a related global IP strategy, and (c) providing guidance on intellectual property related issues.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated: expertise in relevant legal, technical and, preferably, business areas; managing and building a biotechnology and commercial product patent portfolio; drafting and prosecuting patent applications globally; providing IP guidance to R&D, executive and commercial teams; experience in spotting strengths and weaknesses in patents; effective collaboration with external R&D and business partners; independent and creative thought; and ability to multi-task on projects across diverse technical areas and legal issues. Preferably the ideal candidate has participated in and managed patent challenges and defenses and has supported technology-related contract negotiations.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manage all aspects of a portion of Genomatica’s patent portfolio and one or more technology areas, working with the Senior Director of IP and and managing outside patent counsel
Identify, assess, and make recommendation on inventions
Create patent strategies consistent with Business goals, R&D status, partner’s input and competitive space
Manage preparation and filing of new applications
Provide third party IP analyses, working with R&D, outside counsel, and search services
Provide guidance to R&D and Senior Management on third party IP
Perform and review patent and scientific literature searching as needed
Manage challenges to third party patents or defenses to the managed patent portfolio
Support other actions related to the patent portfolio being managed and assigned technology areas
Represent Genomatica on external collaborator IP committees
Present IP best practices training to R&D, Business Development and Senior Management
Support business, R&D and commercial teams as needed in activities and transactions involving technology or IP related to the patent portfolio being managed and assigned technology areas
Qualifications & Experience:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required in order satisfactorily perform in this role.
Recognized to practice before the USPTO.
At least a BS, preferably Ph.D., in life sciences, chemistry or related technical field.
Preferably a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admitted to a US state bar in good standing, and more preferably admitted to practice in California.
At least 5-8 years in a law firm and/or company drafting, reviewing and editing patent applications, managing a patent portfolio, guiding R&D in IP issues, and providing a range of IP-related services in the biotechnology or chemical industry, including advising clients on related legal and business issues and risks.
3. Knowledge Requirements
Excellent and demonstrated knowledge at least of patent laws and patent procurement practices of the U.S. and other major countries, of best practices and considerations for patent drafting, of patent opposition practices and grounds, of considerations for patent value and issues assessment, of law firm services and billing practices, of best practices for IP protection and exploitation, of patent searching, of basic principles and issues of patent and technology licensing and commercial use of inventions, of drafting arguments and counterarguments related to patent strengths and weakness, invalidity, infringement, and other IP issues.
Ability to respond sensibly and rapidly to urgent and demanding situations.
Excellent, demonstrated oral and written communication and presentation skills, preferably experienced directly in drafting arguments and counterarguments related to patent strengths and weakness, invalidity, infringement, and other IP issues.
Excellent, demonstrated business acumen and ability to deliver solid, concise, solution-oriented, win-win approaches and advice, in the context of evolving competitive, business and/or R&D scenarios.
Proactively develop and/or implement approaches to enhance efficiency and cost-savings related to IP administrative matters.
Work Environment/ Physical Demands:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position involves working in an office setting. As such this position requires the ability to use computers and office equipment. The position requires communication with other individuals, inside and outside the company, through a variety of methods. There are no specific lifting requirements. This position may require the ability to work outside normal business hours on an as needed basis. Ability to travel for business meetings, conferences, and partnered meetings may be necessary.
Genomatica is committed to providing exciting career opportunities in an environment that values trust, respect, openness, teamwork, creativity, enthusiasm, and diligence. We strive to create a culture that enables and encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. We are committed to be a company where everyone feels they have equal opportunity to reach their potential. Everyone is accepted and appreciated for who they are and what they bring to Genomatica.
We promote the continued development of an inclusive environment that values diversity through Geno4All, our employee led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee. We are looking for innovative, highly motivated, and collaborative people who enjoy the challenges and rewards of a company devoted to commercializing cutting-edge sustainable technology.
Check us out on our LinkedIn Life page. Genomatica is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
Cepheid is searching for a creative, dynamic and collaborative registered Patent Agent to join the IP legal team. The team is responsible for executing and developing Cepheid’s intellectual property strategy relating to its molecular diagnostics platform, as well as assisting with general legal matters.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment and be capable of developing a comprehensive understanding of Cepheid’s technology while working closely with R&D and product development teams. Experience working on global teams is beneficial and the successful candidate will be expected to understand the importance of operating with a global mindset and model global and cultural sensitivity.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Develop and implement national and international patent prosecution strategies
Assist with the drafting and filing of new patent applications
Work closely with outside counsel to prepare responses to office actions on existing US and international patent filings
Coordinate activities with outside counsel and foreign patent associates
Confer with the company’s scientists and product development teams to identify patentable inventions
Conduct prior art searches, analyzing patents and assist in the preparation of freedom-to-operate opinions
Assist in due diligence projects in connection with a range of strategic transactions, including significant collaborations and M&A transactions
Attend R&D and/or product development meetings to serve as a liaison for the IP team
Identify, analyze and monitor 3rd party patent filings and technical literature.
Registered to practice in front of the USPTO.
Bachelors degree with at least 5 years relevant experience or a Masters Degree with at least 3 years relevant experience, including at least 2 years of experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications and IP strategy and portfolio management.
Strong scientific background, preferably an advanced degree (or equivalent lab experience) in a biological science, biochemistry, chemistry, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or other field relevant to life sciences, medical diagnostic or medical device industry.
Comprehensive understanding of USPTO patent prosecution practices, rules, regulations and strategies.
Experience with global patent prosecution strategy and process.
Duane Morris LLP has an opening for an associate with 2-4 years' experience in patent prosecution to join its growing Intellectual Property practice group. An ideal candidate would have a Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or Physics degree; however, candidates possessing an Electrical or Chemical Engineering degree and medical device experience are encouraged to apply. 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 and state bar admission required in office of practice. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
Netflix is transforming entertainment, changing what television is and how it can be enjoyed. Fueled by the broad appeal of being able to instantly watch unlimited movies and TV shows, Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 196 million members in 190 countries currently enjoying more than two billion hours per month of original series, documentaries, and feature films.
This growth makes Netflix a target for patent assertion by patent trolls and operating companies in the US and abroad. The Legal team seeks an experienced patent litigator to join its patent and litigation teams and defend against those assertions. The position may be based either in Los Gatos or Los Angeles, California. The position will report to the Director of Litigation & IP, will partner with our patent team, and will collaborate with our product, commercial legal, and public policy groups in carrying out their responsibilities.
In this role, the successful candidate will oversee Netflix’s patent litigation matters. They will partner with outside counsel to set strategy, review filings, facilitate discovery, and oversee every other phase of litigation from complaint to judgment. They will also be responsible for analyzing licensing “opportunities,” contributing to Netflix’s patent policy advocacy, advising on patent risk for the patent and product legal teams, and partnering with the product team to manage patent risk.
The successful candidate will thrive in an environment where freedom and responsibility are tenets, innovation and curiosity are mandates, and long-term vision and thoughtful judgment are prioritized over corporate processes. Strong risk tolerance and an experienced perspective on litigation are also critical in this role.
A JD and be a member of a state bar with 10 years experience in patent litigation, with additional experience in patent prosecution or licensing a plus.
A background in computer science or computer engineering, with experience with audio/video encoding and internet technologies preferred.
In-house experience preferred, but not required.
The successful candidate will also have:
Excellent judgment and concise and candid communication.
An ability to work proactively and independently.
Strong and interesting views on patentable innovations, litigation shenanigans, and emerging technologies.
A sense of humor, which is patent trolls’ secret weakness.