NAWCWD is a field activity of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), providing research, development, test, evaluation, engineering and fleet support for Navy and Marine Corps weapons and weapons systems. The Office of General Counsel Group, NAWCWD, employs 15 attorneys and support staff at China Lake and Pt. Mugu, CA, practicing primarily in the areas of federal acquisition law, civilian personnel/labor law, environmental law, intellectual property law, fiscal law, agreements, investigations, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act, ethics/standards of conduct, and litigation related to these areas.
The candidate selected for this position will provide a range of intellectual property services, including:
drafting and prosecuting patent applications,
reviewing research publications for potentially patentable material,
providing litigation support for patent infringement claims,
resolving patent and copyright administrative claims, and
counseling on contract and technology transfer intellectual property matters such as rights in inventions, patents, technical data, and computer software.
The position will be filled under the Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) personnel demonstration system, which is a pay for performance system using pay bands with salary ranges. The position will be filled in the Business and Program Management Pay Band DA-03/04/05 (comparable to GS-11/12/13). Although the Full Performance Level of the position is the DA-06 Pay Band (comparable to GS-14/15), the intent is to fill the position at the DA-03/04/05 level, with future advancement being subject to various factors (e.g., incumbent's performance, office/client need, Office of the General Counsel (OGC) and client policies, budget, etc.). Pay will be set commensurate with the successful applicant's qualifications, funding availability, and STRL pay setting guidelines.
To be eligible for selection at the DA-03 (GS-11 equivalent) level, applicants must have one year of legal experience. Recent law school graduates with less than one year of legal experience must have superior law student work or activities demonstrated by graduating in the top third of their law school class, work or achievement of significance on an official law school law review or journal, winning a moot court competition, membership on the law school's official moot court team, or membership in the Order of the Coif. To be eligible for selection at the DA-04 (GS-12 equivalent) level, applicants must have two years of successful relevant legal experience. To be eligible for selection at the DA-05 (GS-13 equivalent) level, applicants must have in excess of two years of successful relevant legal experience.
Applicants will be evaluated on: 1) the depth, breadth and quality of their experience in technical areas related to NAWCWD's mission; 2) recent and relevant experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications; 3) oral communication skills and ability to develop strong attorney-client relationships; 4) ability to work both independently and as part of a team; 5) research, analytical, and writing skills; and, 6) interpersonal skills.
Applicants with a record of making significant contributions to the advancement of the Department of the Navy OGC or equivalent Office of the General Counsel or Law Firm/Office beyond the day to day legal practice are desired.
Requirements for the position include a Bachelor of Science or higher degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, or other education and work experience clearly demonstrating an ability to perform the duties of the position, and particularly as those duties relate to the chemical arts. Experience in chemical/chemistry-related patent application preparation and prosecution is highly desired.
The successful applicant must have graduated from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association, be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia, and be admitted to practice before a state or federal court. Applicants must also be registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. citizenship is a requirement of the position, and the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.
This announcement will close on July 31, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM, EST and applications must be received by this date and time to be considered.
If the successful applicant is not currently a member of the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel, processing of the hiring action can only commence after submission of those items identified in the "Instructions for New OGC Attorneys" (see Careers section of www.ogc.navy.mil)
NOTICE OF VETERANS' PREFERENCE
There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel considers veterans' preference eligibility a positive factor for attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., DD Form 214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty'') to their submissions.
Although the point-preference system is not used, applicants eligible to claim a 10-point preference must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed. (SF-15, which lists the types of 10-point preference and the required supporting documents, is available from the Office of Personnel Management Website at www.opm.gov.)
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership service, or other non-merit factor.
an SF-171, OF-612, or resume that includes the applicant's employment and educational history, as well as a listing of state bars of which the applicant is an active member, and the applicant's registration number to practice before the USPTO;
two recent and relevant legal writing samples (up to ten pages each -- excerpts, to avoid exceeding the ten page limit, are acceptable);
the two most recent performance appraisals (if available); and
the names and telephone numbers of at least three references (other than current supervisor) who may be contacted as part of the application process (we will make every effort to advise applicants before current supervisors are contacted).
Attorneys who graduated from law school after 2012 must provide a copy of their law school transcripts, including class rank.
Additional Info Employer Type: Government Job Location: Southern California
The global law firm of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is actively recruiting an Associate to join its technology transactions and intellectual property licensing practice in Minneapolis or Chicago. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an AmLaw 50 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., plus offices in the UK and Asia. Our ideal candidate will possess four or more years of technology transactions and intellectual property contract drafting and negotiation experience, including technology licensing, outsourcing, IT transactions, and merger and acquisition support. We also desire candidates with strong academic credentials or work experience in the computer sciences and information technology sector. The candidate should be ready to apply their experience to interesting and challenging matters in a thriving and fast-paced practice. Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and strong academic credentials are required. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online and include your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and list of deal experience to www.faegredrinker.com/careers.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois
The Office of General Counsel at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks an attorney to join the team as an Intellectual Property Counsel. The Office of General Counsel is a full-service law department consisting of 9 attorneys serving the Institute and its affiliates. The ideal candidate should have approximately 4+ years of experience in life science-focused patent counseling and prosecution practice. The Intellectual Property Counsel will work both in support of more senior attorneys and independently to provide intellectual property counseling and portfolio management services to the Institute.
Work collaboratively with and in support of the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and other senior attorneys in the Office of General Counsel.
Extensive interaction required with senior administrative, research, and medical staff throughout the Institute and with outside companies and outside counsel.
Review intellectual property disclosures and interviewing participants.
Conduct prior art searches and analyzing patent and scientific papers and documents.
Render legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity, and freedom to operate.
Formulate publication and patent strategies.
Prepare and file emergency provisional patent applications.
Advise internal clients on patent filing, prosecution, maintenance, and defense.
Instruct and supervise international patent preparation and prosecution.
Understand assignment obligations and supervising assignment recordation.
Conduct due diligence assessments and providing intellectual property support for transactional projects.
Perform timely review of publication and Freedom of Information Act requests.
Build and manage external relationships with outside counsel and collaborators.
Supervise Patent Technology Specialists and support staff.
4+ years of relevant experience required, preferably in a law firm or corporate setting.
Broad scientific knowledge in chemistry, biotechnology, or a related field required
Must be registered to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.
Computer skills needed include Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel).
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail and research abilities.
Exceptional organization skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
Strong client service skills and professionalism.
Discretion, diplomacy, and good judgment.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Inari is seeking an outstanding patent attorney to strengthen our internal IP practice. You will work closely with Inari’s science and business teams to ensure freedom-to-operate for its procedures, technologies, and products and develop, grow, manage, and protect the company’s intellectual property portfolio for its innovative agricultural and science-based technologies and products. This is an extremely interactive role that requires excellent communication skills and the ability to provide pragmatic and business-savvy advice, identify innovations, and succinctly identify and communicate decisions to both scientific and executive teams. The position reports to the VP Innovation Catalyst (Head IP).
The ideal candidate demonstrates the ability to execute and manage a global patent strategy for innovative clients while being equally hands-on and able to execute at a technical/tactical level; and has a plant sciences and/or agricultural industry background with deep experience in the development and protection of IP within this industry (pharma industry background with an interest to learn about the ag industry will be considered).
The focus of support will be Inari’s product development activities at our West Lafayette, IN facility. The position is ideally based in Inari’s premises in West Lafayette, IN, though Cambridge (MA) can be considered.
As Intellectual Property Counsel, you will...
Develop, manage and execute a comprehensive and effective global IP strategy for Inari’s portfolio of products and technologies at all stages of research, development, or commercialization
Ensure freedom to operate and minimize exposure to third party IP, including establishing IP landscape and “white space” analysis in cooperation with the science team; providing and drafting opinions
Collaborate with scientific and technology teams to build strong patent portfolios around key assets to ensure a long-term competitive advantage
Lead IP due diligence, review, and participate in agreement drafting and negotiations, including in-house drafting of certain patent applications and efficient management of outside counsel
Provide general and directed IP counsel and education to Inari scientists and management while operationally supporting Inari’s corporate and business development efforts with regard to IP due diligence, competitive intelligence, IP in-licensing
Advise with regard to brand protection by working with stakeholders to implement trademark strategy
Protect patent applications and manage IP disputes, engaging external counsel if needed
Juris Doctorate and an advanced degree in molecular biology or biochemistry or related scientific field (Ph.D. strongly preferred)
10+ years of patent experience including patent preparation and prosecution, IP landscape and FTO analysis, opinion work, strategic development with 5+ years of in-house IP experience, from within an Ag or Pharma company
Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO)
Substantive transactional experience and litigation experience preferred
Extensive knowledge of patent law and procedure, incl. international and foreign patent prosecution
A flexible, agile, personable, team-oriented approach; an ability to think “out-of-the-box”, and operate in a fast-paced, early stage, small company environment
A proactive, collaborative business-partnering mindset
Proven ability to set and meet ambitious deadlines, handle numerous multifaceted legal issues and see projects through to conclusion
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with both scientists and management
Ability to distill complexity and to communicate decisively with sound judgment
Strong leadership and influencing ability at all levels of the organization and with all internal and external constituencies
Exceptional communication skills, oral and written; ability to convey a compelling story across any communication medium, especially when negotiating or defending IP matters
Curiosity; desire to continuously learn
Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold
A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
Whirlpool Corporation is seeking a Sr. Manager, Legal Counsel-Patents. This position will be responsible for providing legal counsel and services on matters involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets and other proprietary information. This position supports Whirlpool’s global product organization, including its advanced development and product engineering groups.
Advise on intellectual property issues involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and proprietary information. Specifically, you will help ensure Whirlpool’s unique and compelling innovations are a core driver of Whirlpool’s success. Specific responsibilities may include:
Developing and executing patent strategies related to assigned Whirlpool technology areas.
Reviewing inventions and advising on patentability issues and arranging for the filing and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
Preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
Establishing product clearance plans and reviewing and advising on patent infringement risks.
Supporting various innovation generation activities such as invention workshops to target development of strategic intellectual property.
Providing intellectual property advice and training to clients.
Drafting and assisting in the negotiation and administration of intellectual property related contracts, including confidentiality, development and license agreements, as well as assisting in negotiation of more general commercial agreements, including procurement and various service agreements.
Investigating and pursuing patent infringement and enforcement opportunities, including patent litigation.
Providing patent support for special projects.
Researching intellectual property issues relevant to the company’s business.
JD from an accredited law school, with strong academic credentials and Bar Admission, and admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Technical bachelor degree, preferably electrical or mechanical engineering or related field.
Minimum of 5 years of legal experience as an attorney. Ability to prioritize and manage a large volume of concurrent projects.
Strong analytical, research, organization and management skills.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and oral) skills.
Demonstrated ability to achieve results as a leader or member of a cross functional team.
Ability to provide strong strategic thought to Whirlpool’s patent processes.
Experience in patent preparation, prosecution, IP transactions (e.g., development and licensing agreements), product clearance, and patent litigation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world.
At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
Loza & Loza LLP is seeking a senior patent attorney with 10+ years of patent prosecution experience and a degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or medicine, with knowledge of the drug discovery and development processes. Experience representing clients in the pharmaceutical industry required. USPTO registration and at least one state bar license preferred, but strongly qualified patent agents will be considered. This is an "as needed" Of Counsel position where telecommuting and flexible hours are available. We will consider qualified candidates in any part of the U.S.
Contact Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing samples (two office action responses and two published/patented applications) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Nationwide or telecommute
RPX Corporation is seeking a Senior Patent Analyst who will assess patent validity. In this role, you will draw upon industry experience to thoroughly research prior art and patent validity, supporting business initiatives including RPX’s Patent Quality Initiative, defensive buying, acquisition syndication (for large portfolios), and advisory services. To be successful in the role, this person must (1) possess a broad knowledge of information technologies including software, networking, mobile communications, and semiconductors, (2) be able to arrive at well-justified conclusions based on detailed research, and (3) be able to effectively communicate complex technical principles to non-technical audiences.
About the Role
Research prior related disclosures/commercial efforts to assess viable claim constructions, novelty, and obviousness
Review patent claims and other materials to figure out basis for active or potential infringement disputes
Explore relevant market(s) to assess adoption of patent usage
Identify and locate written evidence for specific innovations that occurred prior to the filing of a patent
Coordinate with external subject matter and enforcement experts
Communicate findings to relevant internal and external clients
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related Information Technology field.
Minimum of 6 years’ experience in technical or engineering role in an Information Technology industry such as Software, Networking, Semiconductors, and/or Mobile Communications.
Minimum of 2 years’ involvement in patent issues including prosecution, litigation, and valuation viewed favorably
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to identify the market, industry segments, and products and services to which a patent claim relates
Knowledgeable of general history of various information technologies including key developments in those fields
Ability to use critical thinking skills to catalog, match, and relate similar patents, portfolios, and technologies
Results-oriented and service-minded with ability to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally
Collaborative work ethic and willingness to be a part of a team-centric culture
Ability to work with virtual, global teams
Excellent interpersonal, networking, and influencing skills
Motivated, self-directed, and proactive with a willingness to take on additional projects
Consistent track record of excellence, ownership, and accountability
Confident personality supported by focused, logical thinking and fact-based, documented conclusions and opinions
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and execute against deliverables under deadlines and competing priorities
Highly focused, organized, and detailed
Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills
Represents RPX in a manner consistent with its culture and values
Deep familiarity with a variety technology domains
Intoxalock is seeking a Patent Counsel to work in its Des Moines, Iowa, offices. This senior position has responsibility for (i) counseling all levels of the company’s management, business and technical personnel regarding patent and trade secret strategies and risks, (ii) continually assess the technology needs of the company from an IP perspective, (iii) conducting freedom to operate assessments in support of new product launches, (iv) managing overflow patent work with outside counsel, (v) providing due diligence, patent enforcement and transactional support to business acquisitions and assets, and (vi) developing and implementing a strategic strategy to identify, assess and acquire attractive targets to grow the company intellectual property portfolio.
Protect company innovations by drafting and prosecuting patent applications and collaborating closely with outside counsel on the same, as needed.
Review and clear new and modified products from a patent infringement perspective, and issue written opinions, as needed.
Forge a deep partnership with company leadership to evaluate and protect new product inventions and develop internal processes for same.
Support initiatives to regularly review, identify and enforce patents against third party infringers.
Contribute patent expertise and experience to identify and support merger and acquisition activity, as needed.
Review and approve product labeling, packaging, advertising and promotional materials and other external communications for compliance with applicable patent rules and regulations.
Develop strategies to identify attractive intellectual property based on input from company leadership, prioritize for execution and assist with negotiation and acquisition.
Collaborate with company leadership in preparation, negotiation and review of agreements relating to technology issues.
Train and educate other employees in patent related matters.
All other duties as assigned.
BS/BA or higher in mechanical or electrical engineering and JD Degree from an accredited institution.
Deep experience with drafting and prosecuting patent applications and conducting freedom to operate assessments. Significant experience with design patents is preferred, as well as experience in negotiating and acquiring rights to intellectual property.
Demonstrated strong leadership and relationship building skills that lead to successful development, implementation and improvement of patent processes across functions/organizations.
Member of at least one state bar and admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Demonstrated broad business orientation and successful ability to partner legal skills with business goals.
Will consider part-time (20+ hours per week) and partially remote work location.
Unified Patents seeks two qualified patent lawyers with post-grant experience to join its growing legal team. Applicants must have at least 5 years of law firm or other relevant experience before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) working on post-grant petitions (IPR, PGR, and CBM), reexaminations, or other administrative drafting and litigation experience.
Boehringer Ingelheim is seeking an IP Associate Director & Corporate Counsel. Provides legal services to Clients, typically at the Director level and below. Level of counseling may include drafting of legal documents and provision of legal counsel regarding the risks associated with a given business objective. Should have experience in practicing law in intellectual property and patents with the objective of gaining more in depth knowledge of an additional legal area as well as insight into practicing law within a corporate setting. Typically partners with more senior legal counsel in meeting and providing advice where there is a greater legal risk and ambiguity. The successful candidate will have experience preparing and prosecuting patents in the area of large molecule biopharmaceuticals.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Identify patentable inventions through regular interactions with internal R&D project teams, colleagues in legal and collaborators, including evaluating inventions and generating and executing on corresponding patent protection strategies.
• Prepare, for review by more senior lawyer when appropriate, patent applications and prosecution with USPTO, freedom-to-operate analyses, and opinions, as well as review IP provisions in contracts, including research, collaboration and licensing agreements.
• Understanding of federal and state laws, regulations and policies relating to US patent law; ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities.
• Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on patent portfolio.
• Influence clients by identifying and communicating to clients risks associated with day-to-day operational business activities, including training clients on applicable legal issues relating to US patent law.
• Partner with clients to proactively apply legal and regulatory framework to business activity by identifying business goals and developing alternative solutions to assist in the achievement of successful outcomes.
• Negotiate on behalf of (and sometimes partnering with) client to achieve solutions consistent with business objectives.
• Confer with other in-house and outside counsel where appropriate.
• Manage (either directly or indirectly) administrative assistants and other personnel within department.
• Keep current with of evolving legal, regulatory and business issues within lawyer’s expertise and client’s business environment.
• Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school; at least 2 years relevant legal experience; admission to at least one State bar.
• Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
• B.S/M.S/Ph.D. or significant work experience in biology, immunology, biochemistry, or other life science related field.
• A demonstrated competency in the field of biotechnology patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution for large molecule biopharmaceuticals, in particular antibodies.
• Working knowledge of pharmaceutical chemistry is preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
Coordinate administration of US and foreign patent applications and other legal protection of UIUC technologies.
Work with OTM technology managers and UIUC inventors during the technology evaluation and patenting process, including: assisting in assembly of supporting data and documentation; reviewing patent search results; monitoring preparation and filing of patent applications, providing assistance in responding to patent office actions; and providing recommendations regarding US and foreign patent processes, costs, and alternatives.
Serve as a liaison between OTM, UIUC Legal Counsel, and outside patent counsel regarding the selection, engagement process and authorization/approval of expenditures for outside counsel.
Review and approve invoices.
Assist with drafting patent licenses and other intellectual property agreements.
Monitor actions and scheduled due dates for US and foreign patent process to ensure timely responses.
Manage inventorship, ownership, and assignment issues and decision-making.
Maintain and organize patent case files.
Keep abreast of changes in patent laws and procedures.
Work with patent counsel to manage patent costs.
Assist in the preparation of the patent budget.
Provide ongoing training and updates on patent subjects.
Review all correspondence with patent counsel and take appropriate actions as required.
Participate in the development of OTM infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
Oversee accuracy and completeness of database patent or patent-related records.
Prepare Excel reports as needed from database records on patent and patent-related matters.
Work with interns to improve searching and inventor interviewing processes, and provide mentoring for interns interested in patent law.
Prepare and file certain provisional patent applications.
Participate in campus outreach to educate faculty, students and staff on intellectual property related manners.
Manage activities of patent fellow.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a physical science, engineering or related field with one to three years working knowledge of patent filing and prosecution procedures. Education must qualify the candidate to take the examination for registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Other requirements include: detail oriented with multi-tasking and strong prioritizing skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively interact with University and departmental officials/staff; ability to work in a fast-paced environment under multiple deadlines; strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with all levels of professionals within the organization; proven teamwork skills; ability to use independent judgment and make sound decisions regarding patents and intellectual property; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications; demonstrated teamwork skills in a highly complex business environment; ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and discretion.
Preferred qualifications: Advanced degree in a physical science, engineering or related field; registered patent practitioner; registered Patent Agent, if not registered, preferably has the background to meet the USPTO qualifications to become certified as a Patent Agent.
Contact For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by June 12, 2019 to: https://uajobs.hr.uillinois.edu/.
Additional Info Employer Type: Education Job Location: Urbana, Illinois
Globus Medical is seeking a Senior Patent Counsel who will work on a wide variety of Intellectual Property matters within the Intellectual Property Department at Globus including: Product Clearance, Patent Filing & Prosecution, Patent Litigation, and Licensing / Due Diligence. This senior position will require working with and through product development, sales, marketing, finance, legal, and administrative groups. In addition, this individual will assist in planning, developing and implementing overall strategy for the IP department at Globus to meet agreed performance plans.
Leadership: Create and execute strategic vision for Globus IP department including IP portfolio planning by area. Create and manage efficient processes for aggressive patent prosecution, clearances and other activities to assist Globus product development efforts.
Product Clearance: Responsible for timely clearance opinions for product development personnel to ensure timely completion of projects. Working with engineers and managers in product development early on in the development process and providing advice to ensure that the design pathway is clear of existing competitive intellectual property.
Patent Filing / Prosecution: Responsible for aggressive filing and prosecution of Globus patent portfolio to build significant intellectual property value from inventions. Also responsible for timely filing and approvals on trademarks and copyrights as required. The output of this group will be a steady increasing stream of issued patents and trademarks that will provide the foundation for having the best patent portfolio in the spinal industry.
Patent Litigation: Assisting with pending and future litigations. Work with VP and outside counsel in managing all phases of ongoing litigation. Anticipate and prepare for future potential competitive litigation.
Licensing: Assist in business development efforts of the company by providing input for the successful licensing or acquisition of intellectual property from surgeons, companies, and other entities.
Due Diligence: Assist management in IP due diligence activities for M&A transactions.
Adhere to the letter and spirit of the company Code of Conduct, the AdvaMed Code, MedTech Code, and all other company policies. Ensure Compliance with applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations, both in the United States and internationally, by completing introductory and annual training and maintaining knowledge of compliance as it applies to your role.
Represent the company in a professional manner and uphold the highest standards of ethical business practices and socially responsible conduct in all interactions with other employees, customers, suppliers, and other third parties of Globus.
At least eight years of experience in product clearances, patent procurement and prosecution, and ancillary areas with growing responsibilities preferably in the medical device field. Litigation, litigation support, and licensing experience also desired.
Experience in managing other attorneys and staff desired.
Previous law firm and corporate in-house experience preferred.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Multi-tasking abilities required for successful job completion.
Well organized, detail oriented and a team player capable of working in a deadline dictated environment.
Ability to adequately represent and reflect company philosophy as part of management team to customers, investors, regulatory agencies and industry peers.
JD, with electrical engineering undergraduate/graduate degree preferred.
However, experience with software, medical imaging, and electrical/electro-mechanical medical products with a different technical degree is acceptable as well.
Must have passed at least one state bar and the Patent Bar.
Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
Globus Medical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
The Webb Law Firm, a highly-regarded Pittsburgh-based intellectual property boutique law firm with an international and national client base is growing and is seeking multiple lateral candidates with a technical background in one of the following areas to add to its team of more than 55 dedicated intellectual property attorneys: Chemistry, with knowledge of small molecule organic chemistry; Pharma; Computer Science; Engineering
Mechanical Engineering; Science / Metallurgy
Specifically, our Firm is seeking qualified candidates holding at least a Bachelor of Science degree in the above areas with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a patent attorney/ patent agent/ technical writer. Industry experience in pharma, chemistry, software development for web-based applications, mobile devices, or social media is a plus. Preference is given to those who are registered to practice before the USPTO.
Responsibilities include preparing and prosecuting patent applications (U.S. and international) and client counseling regarding patentability, infringement and validity, with significant opportunities to practice all aspects of IP law, including litigation, licensing and counseling.
Competitive compensation and benefits package along with a collegial, flexible working environment – including full-time, part-time and potentially remote working opportunities - make The Webb Law Firm a great career decision.
Contact Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts and a writing sample to: email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alexion is seeking a patent attorney to address a full scope of global biopharmaceutical patent issues. The attorney in this position will partner with clients and other attorneys across multiple functional areas to build, maintain, defend and enforce the company’s intellectual property interests. The work will include client counseling; patent preparation and prosecution; developing legal opinions with respect to patentability, validity and freedom to operate; supporting due diligence reviews; and intellectual property related transactional work.
Provide IP support to clients within Research and Development, Business Development, Technical Operations and other functional areas through all phases of drug research, development and commercialization.
Build the company’s intellectual property portfolio through strategic patent preparation and prosecution.
Partner with other members of the company’s IP team to manage intellectual property risks within the company’s programs and pipeline, including performing freedom-to-operate analyses and preparing opinions with respect to patent infringement and validity.
Support intellectual property due diligence on strategic transactions and perform intellectual property related transactional work.
Support intellectual property litigation (offense and defense), partnering with outside counsel, other in-house counsel and clients to efficiently achieve successful outcomes.
Educate clients on important intellectual property issues and forge strong client relationships that leverage opportunities to identify, create and protect valuable intellectual property.
Cooperate with management and colleagues to develop, implement and execute policies and practices that drive a proactive, business oriented IP program.
At least 4 years of patent attorney experience with reputable, highly rated law firms and/or life sciences companies.
Excellent biopharmacuetical patent preparation and prosecution skills, with experience in global patent prosecution.
Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Experience counseling clients in biopharmaceutical research and development programs.
Understanding of intellectual property case law, rules and regulations.
Ability to develop pragmatic, business-centric approaches for managing intellectual property risks.
Ability to identify, analyze and render legal advice on complex intellectual property issues.
A global business enterprise view, with recognition of the potential commercial implications of an intellectual property issue within a region or country.
Clear potential to establish professional credibility with clients by delivering clear, concise and accurate advice, including the appropriate level of detail and anticipation of follow-up questions.
Passion and commitment to the practice of law.
Proven record of high integrity.
J.D. from a highly respected law school.
Advanced degree, preferably Ph.D., in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, pharmacology or another discipline relevant to biopharmaceutical drug research and development.
J. A. Lindeman & Co. is seeking a Patent Attorney/Patent Agent. As a member of the firm’s IP team, the attorney/agent will be involved in all aspects of software, computer science, and engineering practice, including:
Working with inventors and counseling clients
Drafting patent applications and developing patent portfolios
Preparing responses to the USPTO and to international patent offices
Analyzing patent materials and
Preparing freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions.
Candidates should be registered to practice before the USPTO and have up to 3 years’ experience in U.S. patent prosecution. Law school students registered to practice before the USPTO are encouraged to apply. Analytical thinking and problem solving skills are essential, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment is a must. A strong customer service orientation and excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with firm personnel, clients, and foreign counsel are essential.
Yangtze Memory Technologies Corporation (YMTC) is an integrated-device-manufacturing (IDM) memory company with a focus on the design, production, and sales of 3D NAND flash memory chips. YMTC's Intellectual Property Department (IP) is seeking a highly motivated patent licensing attorney. In this role, Counsel will help provide legal support for all our products and businesses across the globe. Counsel will manage patent assertions and patent licensing, advisement on all types of IP transactions, and due diligence for acquisitions.
Formulating licensing strategy
Drafting IP-related agreements
Analyzing and negotiating patent licenses and disputes with third parties
Conducting intellectual property due diligence for acquisitions
Engaging in assessment and valuation of patents and licenses
Counseling clients on all types of IP contracts
Education And Experience Required:
A B.S. degree and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computing Engineering, or Computer Science. Strong academic credentials
A J.D. degree from an accredited US law school and admission to a state bar.
Admission to practice before the USPTO
A minimum of 3-year’s working experience as a patent licensing attorney in negotiating patent licenses and disputes, and drafting licenses
HP Inc.’s Patent Development Group is seeking a highly motivated patent attorney to join its legal team. In this role, Counsel will support the Patent Development Group's efforts to build and maintain a high quality patent portfolio that furthers the goals of HP's dynamic business. More specifically, the successful candidate will be responsible for personally drafting and prosecuting strategic, high quality patent applications, while supporting the department in a number of other activities critical for its success.
This unique opportunity will offer significant promotional and rotational opportunities. Successful candidates begin their careers in the Patent Development group and personally design their career path based on their goals and interests. Future roles can include patent portfolio management in Patent Development, rotations to IP Transactions & Counseling or IP Sales & Licensing, and Director or VP level leadership roles.
Drafting patent applications and office action responses.
Managing patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by working directly with HP's inventor community, personally drafting and prosecuting high quality patent applications for strategically important inventions, and interacting with worldwide patent offices to secure valuable patent coverage
Actively participating in HP's invention disclosure review process to help ensure that HP's best inventions are identified and patented
Analyzing pending patent applications to determine their value to HP and to formulate a global filing strategy
Assisting patent portfolio managers with analysis of HP's patent portfolio, including preparation of claim charts
Collaborating with engineers in invention mining sessions, patent scrubs, and patent education sessions
Actively engaging in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities to hone technical and legal abilities and prepare for promotional or rotational opportunities
Participating from time to time as a member of a cross functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters
Education And Experience Required:
A B.S. degree and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science
A J.D. degree from an accredited university and admission to a state bar
Admission to practice before the USPTO
1 to 7 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications
Strong academic credentials
Preference for candidates who have personally drafted at least 10 patent applications
Ability to work with clients in a team-oriented partnership to help them arrive at elegant solutions to their problems
Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast paced, high-tech environment
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
A positive attitude, creative spirit, passion for IP law, and strong motivation to excel
Cruise Automation, who creates autonomous driving technology to build a safer and more efficient world, is seeking a Patent Portfolio Manager. Administer Cruise’s patent program, including promotions, incentives, recognition, and training.
Update patent guidelines and information
Manage the invention intake and review process, including adapting seamlessly to various invention disclosure communication styles
Formulate and communicate constructive feedback and intelligent suggestions to inventors on their invention disclosures
Perform prior art searches to assess patentability
Strategically encourage patenting in key areas by actively maintaining awareness of autonomous vehicle progress and approach at Cruise and in the industry
Manage the patent process by driving the workflow for patent preparation and prosecution by outside counsel
Create and distribute status reports
Forecast and budget patent costs
Monitor, maintain, troubleshoot, and improve patent management software