Epiq Counsel, a large corporation, is seeking an in-house Corporate Patent and Licensing Attorney to work remotely.
Roles and Requirements:
Minimum of eight years’ of Intellectual Property experience with a deep focus on the patent process and commercialization of patents from ideation to launch.
Deep expertise in patent prosecution, portfolio management, and technology transfer.
Experience in-house, at a laboratory, university, or government setting.
Expertise in strategically aligning IP assets (including patent applications) with clients’ commercial objectives, analyzing and mitigating risk across the organization, and ensuring quality deliverables tailored to clients’ commercial objectives.
Demonstrated skill in and knowledge of the concepts and processes involved in preparing for negotiations, conducting negotiations, and counseling clients regarding developments and options in a negotiation relating to intellectual property.
Client service orientation with excellent communication skills, including the ability to manage a large patent portfolio while collaborating closely with a variety of internal business clients, outside counsel and inventors to drive expert support and guidance.
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
Undergraduate or postgraduate experience in biology or physics preferred but not required.
Registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Member in good standing of a Bar of at least one state or the District of Columbia.
Partner with the legal and business teams focused on the intersection of national security and science.
Support the licensing group by understanding their key business strategies.
Manage, oversee and coordinate on a large patent portfolio across a variety of sciences and technologies. Including but not limited to patent preparation and prosecution functions between the business division, inventors, licensing group, and outside counsel for multiple patent sub-portfolios.
Intuitive Surgical, a large corporation, is seeking a Patent and Trademark Attorney to work in Sunnyvale, CA.
The Patent and Trademark Attorney will be primarily responsible for managing the company's trademark assets but will also perform some amount of patent-related work. The role may require the attorney to both manage and perform direct work on many varied intellectual property and legal matters, including patent, trademark, trade secret, licensing, contract, and litigation matters. The attorney will interact daily with engineers, engineering management, clinical specialists, and marketing/branding personnel. The attorney will also manage both in-house and outside lawyers and supervise their work products to ensure that company legal and intellectual property rights are maximized.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Counsel engineers and managers about how best to protect and exploit new company intellectual property.
Evaluate benefit of patent or trade secret protection for various particular inventions.
Evaluate benefit of applying for United States and foreign patents in various markets to protect particular inventions.
Supervise preparation and prosecution of United States and foreign trademark and patent applications to ensure marks and inventions are properly protected.
Ensure trademark and patent applications are filed to meet legal department production goal deadlines by working with product managers, marketing/branding personnel, inventors, and outside lawyers.
Edit patent applications and responses to patent office actions authored by outside lawyers, both in the United States and in various foreign jurisdictions.
Personally author patent applications and responses to patent office actions.
Analyze various patents and patent portfolios owned by others.
MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP is looking for a local or remote, full-time or part-time, patent professional to prepare and prosecute patent applications, draft opinions, and provide IP counseling for our clients, which include many Fortune 500 companies.
MH2 currently seeks a patent attorney or agent with a background in software, computers, and/or electrical engineering. Candidates must have a technical degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent fields.
At least two years of recent preparation and prosecution experience with software-related technologies experience is required. Patent examiner experience or prior job experience as a software developer are also a plus. Must be willing and able to learn new technologies quickly and need minimal training.
MH2 offers innovative, transparent, production-derived compensation, bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes 401(k) matching. Our attorneys and agents enjoy a work/life balance that they set for themselves. Our professionals are directly responsible for, and interact directly with, our clients and the USPTO, with the expert support of our highly experienced staff and the latest technologies. We encourage, support, and train our professionals in client development and pay bonuses for successful efforts. And, we support each other and promote a collegial environment.
How to Apply:
Interested professionals should send a cover letter, a resume, and two writing samples (a software-related patent application and a software-related office action response) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we support workplace diversity. For more information, visit our website at www.mh2law.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Tysons Corner, Va. or Telecommute
Patterson + Sheridan is seeking a technical advisor, patent agent or patent attorney with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, and/or Electrical Engineering with hardware experience. The ideal candidate has 1 – 4 years of patent law experience, including patent preparation and prosecution. This position is expected to take invention disclosure interviews from inventors, draft specifications with minimal supervision, and generate claims requiring only moderate review. Patterson + Sheridan offers career progression, leadership training, and the opportunity to build client relationship skills.
Patterson + Sheridan is seeking a technical advisor, patent agent or patent attorney with a background in Electrical Engineering and patent law experience, including patent preparation and prosecution. The ideal candidate has 2 – 8 years of experience and is expected to take invention disclosure interviews from inventors, draft specifications with minimal supervision, and generate claims requiring only moderate review.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer Ltd., a Chicago-based intellectual property law practice of over 80 attorneys and technical advisors, seeks an experienced patent associate to join our growing Boulder office. Candidates should possess 3+ years of patent prosecution experience and be registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. An advanced degree or industry experience in Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering is required. Candidates should possess superior academic credentials, and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Annual salary range is $160,000 to $235,000 based on experience and performance. Benefits include a great work environment; medical/dental/vision benefits; flexible spending/health savings account; life/long-term disability/shorty-term disability insurance; MedjetAssist; 401(k)/profit sharing; professional development account; parental leave; and an opportunity for a bonus based on billings.
Interested candidates should e-mail resumes with complete undergraduate, graduate (if applicable) and law school transcripts to: email@example.com.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Boulder, CO
Advent, LLP is an intellectual property, innovation and technology law firm with creativity built into its DNA. At Advent, we have eliminated the traditional law firm billable hour model to greater align with our clients’ needs and are on the forefront of the law practice of the future. We are continuing to grow and evolve and are looking for curious and entrepreneurial intellectual property attorneys or agents to join our amazing team of experts.
At Advent, we believe that trust, teamwork, curiosity and flexibility are keys to delivering value to our clients and building an inspiring place to support the innovation of today and tomorrow. We are looking for like-minded individuals who have a background in various aspects of intellectual property, including technology and IP related contracts, trademarks, patents, copyrights and related services.
Pay is not capped. Bonuses are paid monthly based on production and are calculated using a completely transparent and objective rules-based process. Starting base pay will be commensurate with background and experience.
Qualified candidate requirements:
Demonstrable connection and desire to live in the upper Midwest (required);
Ability to work in Advent’s offices in Omaha, Nebraska (required);
Strong oral and written communication skills (required);
At least three (3) years of experience in intellectual property (preferred);
Experience with IP searching, IP analysis, and IP clearance analysis (preferred);
Qualified candidates should submit resumes, transcripts and a cover letter by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Omaha, NE
Harrity & Harrity, LLP is looking for remote patent professional superstars to prepare patent applications for leading global technology companies, including numerous Patent 300® companies.We offer true Life/Work balance – work where you want, when you want, and how much you want. We provide ample, steady preparation and prosecution work from a mix of leading electrical and mechanical technology companies. We provide an excellent compensation package that is production-based, and includes comprehensive benefits. We provide opportunity for client counseling through direct client interaction, as all clients are firm clients, and we provide opportunity for career growth/development including training in business development and client management. We have an innovative, inclusive, and family-friendly firm culture including cutting edge technology, collaborative work environment, and dedicated support team.
Who you are:
You have excellent writing skills
You have excellent communication skills
You have substantial (4+ years) recent patent preparation/prosecution experience in software/electrical/computer technologies
You can get going quickly with minimal training
You have a great eye for detail
You love winning
You are a great teammate
You love making clients happy
You have a positive attitude
You love learning
Former examiner experience is a plus
You must reside within the US. USPTO registration is preferred
Aurora Consulting, a small corporation, is seeking a Patent Agent and Search Analyst to work remotely.
What you’ll do: You will help us navigate a very dynamic growth stage by assisting, as needed, in a wide array of disciplines including:
Patent portfolio management. Working closely with each client’s business, legal, technical, and management teams, you will assist with the client’s patent strategy and portfolio development efforts, including identifying and capturing inventive technologies, preparing applications, guiding patent prosecution, and IDS management.
Patent Search and Analysis. You will perform patent searches (patentability, FTO, state of the art, etc.), analysis, and competitive landscape monitoring.
Administrative backend. We’re working toward more automated solutions, but we still have several monthly tasks around reporting and project management that require human touch. Helping with additional administrative tasks like preparing client contracts and preparing various response shells would also be immensely beneficial to the team.
Growth initiatives. You will help us continue our growth trajectory via active participation in networking, business development, speaking engagements (virtual or in-person as comfort allows), podcast participation, and content development. This is compensated time and eligible for profit sharing.
Who you are: You have an undying love for people and supporting inventors and team members with the highest level of quality, high-touch service. Ideally, you’ll also be a good mix of the following:
Scientist or Engineer. Registered USPTO Patent agent with a background in bioengineering, engineering, biotechnology, chemistry, or related technical discipline.
Quality-focused, highly-efficient practitioner. 2 years as a patent agent who is technically skilled and comfortable drafting and reviewing utility and design patent applications that exceed client expectations. It would be a bonus if you are able to share an office action response that resulted in an issued patent and provide any published application or patent numbers for which you participated in drafting.
Search Sleuth. 2+ years experience performing various types of patent and non-patent literature searching. Desire to be an integral part of shaping and growing our search business.
Insatiable Tech Geek. Ability to review and analyze technically complex documents, including scientific papers, patents, and technical specifications.
Hyper-organized, crisp communicator. Excellent organizational, verbal communication, and writing skills.
Intuitive Collaborator. Team player with proven ability to work with dynamic and diverse groups of engineers, inventors, and business and strategy teams.
Hungry for autonomy. Can self-direct, manage, and motivate. Takes personal ownership and responsibility for driving high-quality results and consistently hitting deadlines.
OCD about detail. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Include a cover letter and resume with your submission. It would be a bonus if you are able to share an office action response that resulted in an issued patent and provide any published application or patent numbers for which you participated in drafting.
Additional Info Employer Type: Small Corporation Job Location: Remote (U.S. Only)
Knobbe Martens provides an opportunity for engineers and scientists to further their professional growth and career development in exciting, challenging ways. Put your technical degree to work on issues involving science, technology, and the law. The candidate will assist with the successful procurement of patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate the designs of new products, and assist with the evaluation of competitor products.
Each client brings 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 work with the Patent Office to allow a patent for the technology. The position also requires a candidate to possess the ability to explain and describe new technologies in a way that is concise and descriptive.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Reviewing new client technologies to determine potentially patentable features.
Writing patent applications with clarity and technical accuracy.
Drafting persuasive responses to patent office rejections.
Reviewing issued patents.
To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator, both written and oral. The candidate must be able to work independently, with a large amount of working freedom. 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 is required. M.S. or Ph.D. is preferred.
One to five years of patent prosecution experience is strongly desired.
Must be independently motivated to succeed and measure success on a team level.
Qualified candidates will possess strong academic credentials and communication skills.
Knobbe Office Locations: Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
EOE/Vet/Disability. Knobbe Martens will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
The Faegre Drinker Patent Team is seeking an experienced Patent Agent for our thriving Intellectual Property practice. Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an Am Law 50 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. This position offers the opportunity to play a key role in growing our existing patent practice in our Chicago, Denver, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., 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. Current firm plans for returning to work include an average of 2-3 days in the office. If you are looking for an opportunity with a growing, collaborative firm, please apply online and include your cover letter, resume, writing sample and law school transcript.
Pursuant to Part 2 of the State of Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (C.R.S. §§ 8-5-201 to 8-5-203), employers are required to provide expected compensation for posted positions resident in Colorado. The salary range for this position in our Denver office is $103,000 - $172,500. Actual salary will vary and may be above or below the range based on experience. The range listed is just one component of Faegre Drinker's total compensation and benefits package for associates, which includes productivity and discretionary bonuses; life, health, accident and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.
Smith & Hopen, P.A. is seeking entry-level intellectual property candidates. Candidates must be registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and hold a state bar registration. Remote working is an option after a period of employment, but training and periodic meetings are held at the Tampa office. Candidates must have strong academic credentials and technical expertise.
Proactive Patents, LLC is seeking a patent attorney for preparation/prosecution. This is a part-time or full-time, remote position focused on handling patent preparation and prosecution in the software, telecom, networking and semiconductor fields (sorry but no chem/bio/mechanical). We provide production-based compensation with the potential for bonuses while providing the freedom to work when and where you please.
7+ years of recent preparation and/or prosecution experience
Registered Patent Attorney at the USPTO
Technical degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer -Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent fields
Self-motivated individual that can hit the ground running
Dorsey’s Patent group is seeking an associate with two to three years of experience and a technical background in electrical engineering or computer science to be based in Seattle or Denver. You will join an exceptional team of attorneys, agents, paralegals, and staff servicing a wide array of clients – from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurs and innovative startup companies. You will have responsibility for an active docket of patent prosecution matters – from drafting applications through all phases of domestic and foreign patent prosecution. You will have the opportunity to counsel clients on patent strategy, and gain exposure to conducting searches and preparing patentability, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions. In our general practice firm, there are also opportunities to support litigation and transactional practices.
Dorsey’s patent group includes a diverse team of 35 Patent attorneys and 5 agents and technical advisors spread across five of Dorsey’s offices (Denver, Minneapolis, Palo Alto, Salt Lake City, and Seattle) who advise clients around the world on developing domestic and international intellectual property portfolios; conducting patent prosecution, including reexamination, reissue, and foreign filings; preparing patentability, validity and infringement opinions; supporting intellectual property commercialization and technology transfers; and performing M&A intellectual property due diligence. We are supported by a talented and dedicated team of paralegals and legal staff.
The following qualifications are required:
Two to three years of patent attorney or agent experience
B.S. and/or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or a B.S. in Engineering with relevant technical Electrical Engineering or Computer Science work experience
Strong academic performance and writing ability
Preferred candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, client-centric team where they enjoy a significant amount of responsibility for seeing matters through to completion.
Colorado bar admission preferred for Denver candidates. Washington bar admission preferred for Seattle candidates.
In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample.
Dorsey offers opportunities for advancement within a collaborative and dynamic environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Our benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance; domestic partner benefits (for same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners); Dorsey & Whitney 401(K) Retirement and Savings Plan; 15 weeks of paid parental leave, plus an additional 6-8 weeks of paid short-term disability for lawyers who give birth; adoption assistance; back-up child care program; education and college advising programs; well-being programs and activities; a 24/7 employee assistance program with confidential counseling; and more!
Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive work environment. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We believe that everyone should feel at home and part of our community.
You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.
Dorsey participates in E-Verify.
For Denver applicants only (as required by the Colorado Equal Pay Act): The starting salary for associate positions in our Denver office is $150,000. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Associates are eligible to participate in Dorsey’s associate bonus program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.
Clients have relied on the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP since 1912 as a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner. With locations across the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia, Dorsey provides an integrated, dedicated approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey’s diverse client base includes more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies.
Our lawyers apply superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of business and industry. We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six key industries in which we have excellent depth and a history of achieving client success:
Banking and Financial Institutions
Development and Infrastructure
Energy & Natural Resources
Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
Dorsey’s distinguished alumni include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, noted law professor and scholar William Prosser and former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale. Recognized for our dedication to community, Dorsey has met the ABA Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge every year since the Challenge began in 1993 by devoting more than 3% of billable hours to pro bono work.
One of our greatest strengths is a friendly, cooperative culture that values and appreciates each individual. Dorsey has received external recognition for our welcoming workplace, including:
Mansfield Certification Plus (Diversity Lab)
Best Law Firms for Women (National Association of Female Executives and Flex-Time Lawyers)
100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index (Human Rights Campaign)
Gold Standard Certification (Women in Law Empowerment Forum)
Adoption Advocate (Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)
How to Apply:
Dorsey accepts online applications at http://www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5149.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, or Seattle, WA
Commvault was formed in 1988 as a development group within Bell Labs, and later designated as a strategic business unit of AT&T Network Systems. In 1996, it was incorporated as an independent company. In the 20 years since, we’ve experienced tremendous growth, pioneered numerous industry-shaping innovations, and established ourselves as a respected leader in data and information management.
Work closely with internal teams to identify new inventions
Manage a significant personal docket to prepare and prosecute high-quality patent applications protecting Commvault’s products and services worldwide
Closely supervise and collaborate with outside counsel responsible for aspects of Commvault’s patent portfolio, including attorneys and support staff
Provide infringement, validity, and freedom to operate opinions based on prior art search results and other analysis
Identify strategic business value and market dynamics associated with various technologies and competing products
Advise internal stakeholders at various levels regarding IP issues
Assist with protecting Commvault’s trademark assets
Provide IP support as a member of cross-functional legal teams in licensing, litigation, and other matters
Partner-track or equivalent in-house attorney with 4+ years of patent prosecution experience at a large law firm or major corporation
Registered to practice before the USPTO
BS and/or advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience in the software field
JD from a top-tier ABA-approved law school
Proven track record of extensive successful software patent prosecution, particularly regarding computer architectures, data networking, and data storage
Patent prosecution experience in non-US jurisdictions
Trademark prosecution experience preferred.
Prior non-legal work experience in software development, computer system design, and/or data networking is a plus
Superior academic credentials
Exceptional professionalism, communication, personal integrity, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work with clients in team-oriented partnerships to achieve outstanding results
Flexibility to accept diverse challenges in a fast-paced high-tech environment.
Proactive and self-sufficient practice management skills, including strong productivity combined with high-quality output
Excellent attention to accuracy and detail in all aspects of responsibilities
A positive attitude, a dynamic personality, and a creative spirit
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.
McNeill Baur was founded six years ago by a group of former big law attorneys who continue to practice high value, strategic patent prosecution and client counseling but in a small firm environment. We have multiple unique opportunities for patent attorneys or agents specializing in the fields of chemistry and biology.
We are looking for one or more attorneys or agents with a least 5 years relevant experience in complex patent prosecution and/or patent counseling. Exceptional scientific and legal training from prestige universities and companies and/or firms is required.
McNeill Baur attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in life sciences patent prosecution and counseling. The firm has been ranked as a recommended firm for patent prosecution for multiple years.
We strongly prefer an advanced biology or chemistry degree, preferably a PhD, from a superior institution.
We particularly seek candidates with a track record of performing work for innovative life science, biotech, and/or pharmaceutical corporations based in the United States.
Strong candidates will have demonstrated scientific expertise and persuasive writing skills, deep knowledge of best practices in patent prosecution, and effectively present work product orally.
Successful candidates must be admitted to practice before the USPTO and capable of working independently.
The successful candidate will support partners in multiple locations and must be comfortable working independently.
This is a unique opportunity to practice law at a big firm level, while benefiting from the firm's strong commitment to respecting employee work-life balance.
There is no work origination or business development requirement in this position.
Attorneys and agents design their own work plan, including schedule and billable hour goals, in consultation with partners.
The firm has never had a central brick-and-mortar location and instead uses advanced cloud-based networking capabilities. This eliminates commuting and allows employees to reside in the city of their choice.
We will consider candidates for both part-time and full-time positions. We also welcome on-ramp candidates who want to return to the workforce.
The firm offers health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, an EAP program, a competitive salary, and a 401K plan with generous matching component.
Dorsey & Whitney is a trusted legal advisor and valued business partner with locations across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We are a premier legal counselor to companies worldwide in a wide range of industries, including technology, banking, energy and natural resources, food and agribusiness, health care, and development & infrastructure.
Dorsey’s Patent group is seeking a Patent Agent or Technical Advisor with one to five years of patent prosecution experience to be located in our Denver or Seattle offices. Patent bar-eligible candidates with the right technology background and writing experience will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a passion for understanding and writing about software and electrical technologies, including enterprise cloud and distributed systems, circuit designs, wireless communication technologies, and artificial intelligence. All relevant technical backgrounds will be considered. Strong academic credentials and USPTO admission or eligibility are required. A good candidate will look forward to:
Conduct inventor interviews in preparation for drafting original patent applications.
Draft patent applications and prosecute patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark office (USPTO) and foreign jurisdictions via communications with local counsel.
Prepare office action responses for local and international patent applications.
File documents with the USPTO when required.
Support patent litigation and perform due diligence on a per case basis.
Perform patent searches, analyze invention disclosures, scientific or technical documents, and review issued patents in order to evaluate patent specific issues such as patentability and validity.
Conduct freedom to operate searches, competitive landscape searches, and review prior art.
Manage a U.S. and foreign patent prosecution docket such that deadlines are met.
Conduct interviews with examiners at the USPTO.
Work closely with our collaborative team of attorneys, agents, paralegals, and legal assistants to ensure excellence in client service at all times.
We are looking for the right person, not just the right resume or experience level. Collegiality and teamwork are highly valued, and broad skills and curiosity can be as important as a specific technical degree.
The following qualifications are required:
One to five years of agent/advisor experience.
At least a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
Strong academic performance.
USPTO admission is preferred.
Dorsey offers a competitive pay and benefits package including health care plans, a generous paid time off policy, paid holidays, retirement savings plan, profit sharing contribution, and more.
Dorsey values the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive workplace. It contributes to the success of our people and our clients and enriches our experience. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP is an EEO/AAP/Disabled Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.
How to Apply:
Dorsey & Whitney LLP accepts online applications. Patent Agent candidates may apply at www.dorsey.com/staffjobs and Attorney candidates may apply at www.dorsey.com/attorneyjobs. We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5178.
In addition to submitting your cover letter, resume, and transcript with your application, please also submit a patent prosecution writing sample.
Please note that Dorsey is not currently accepting search firm submissions in connection with this opening.
Additional Info Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Denver, CO or Seattle, WA
Visa is seeking a Patent Counsel. In this position, the Patent Counsel provides intellectual property (IP) legal services to clients primarily in the computer software and hardware arts.
Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
Preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
Advising clients on freedom to operate in view of 3rd-party patents.
Assisting in drafting and negotiating agreements, including licenses, joint development agreements, technology agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.
Providing IP subject matter expertise to commercial attorneys.
Assessing claims involving intellectual property rights by and against 3rd parties.
Advising clients in the development and implementation of intellectual property protection strategies to support the needs of individual business units.
Four to seven years of experience in drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications; prep and pros experience in the software arts required.
Expertise in subject matter eligibility required.
Juris Doctorate degree and undergraduate, or graduate, degree in applicable engineering or science, preferably in electrical engineering or computer science.
Admission to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admission to at least one State or District of Columbia Bar.
Eligible for Registered In-House Counsel status in California.
Experience evaluating third party patents, performing freedom-to-operate studies, and drafting freedom-to-operate opinions.
Ability to implement and monitor intellectual property strategies to support business needs and make changes to such strategies as needed.
Experience drafting license agreements, development agreements, and nondisclosure agreements.
Experience practicing in both a large law firm and an in-house legal department desired.
Varies upon the needs of the department
This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.
This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, reach with hands and arms, and bend or lift up to 25 pounds.
Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.