Patent Agent Job Description Sample
AtHologic, we're an innovative medical technology company that enables healthierlives everywhere, every day. We are also a company that prospers and grows,which is why we've been able to expand our offerings to empower even morepeople and champion women's health
Whatpowers our growth across Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostics, GYNSurgical and Medical Aesthetics Solutions is also what differentiates us: theexceptional and clinically proven capacity of our products to detect, diagnoseand treat illnesses and other health conditions earlier and better. Thisclinical superiority creates high expectations, which we fulfill by continuallychallenging ourselves to improve health through better technology, educationand market access.
Noneof this would be possible without the talent and passion of our employees.Together, our expertise and dedication to developing and sharing more robust,science-based certainty drives our global presence and a promising pipelinethat responds to the unmet health and wellness needs of women, families andcommunities.
We are currently lookingfor a registered patent agent with approximately 3 to 5 years of experience asa practicing patent agent to help support the intellectual property needs ofHologic's Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions Division. This is a new position that has been added tohelp support a fast-paced and growing division of the company.
Responsibilities of thisrole include:
Manage allaspects of US and foreign prosecution including drafting applications andresponses to Office Actions and/or coordinating outside counsel on same.
Manage intake ofPatent clearance study requests and conduct searches for Freedom to Operateassessments.
Manage intake ofinvention disclosures and review disclosures for patentability, includingconducting patentability searches.
Conductinfringement and invalidity studies in support of litigation, as well assupport other aspects of litigation.
Manage docketand database management and coordinate the distribution of employee patentawards.
Train engineersand other stakeholders on patent issues, and work closely with same on reviewand evaluation of patents, such as surveillance and clearance activities.
Perform allother related duties as directed.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree is required with a preferencefor a Master's Degree in Engineering, Physics, or medical device design field.
Minimum of 3 years of patent experience, eitherat a law firm or in-house.
Preferred candidates have experience withmedical device patent prosecution, as well as clearance and landscape searchesand analysis.
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent& Trademark Office.
Preferred candidates have experience with supportingM&A activity and/or IP litigations.
Demonstratedexcellent academic credentials and strong communication, interpersonal, andorganizational skills.
To be successful in this role, it is important that you areinnovative, inquisitive, collaborative, solution-oriented, business-minded,forward-thinking, adaptable, responsive, and capable of communicating effectivelyacross technical and non-technical audiences. These skills are necessary because, at Hologic, the legal team does notfunction on the periphery. We are full members of our business teams andexpected to contribute towards our shared business goals, always driving thebusiness forward. In return for yourcontributions you will be embraced and supported by a team of smart, creative,hard-working and passionate colleagues dedicated to a purpose much higher thanthemselves.
Sound interesting? If so, we'd love to talk to you.
Agency and Third PartyRecruiter Notice:
Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have acurrent executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the HumanResource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates topositions for which they have been invited to do so by a HologicRecruiter. All resumes must be sent tothe Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.
Hologic, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employerinclusive of disability and veterans.
The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.
The laboratory of Dr. James Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades.
We have emerged as the 'go-to' organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.
Due to our success, we are currently seeking a Patent Agent, to partner with our discovery and translational teams to assist in the development of patent applications to protect the Intellectual Property (IP) of GTP.
As the Patent Agent, you will proactively partner with research scientists to determine the current/future patenting needs. You will conduct database searches to determine patentability, analyze documents and papers to support patent prosecution and defense, gather relevant data needed by IP counsel, draft high-quality provisional patent applications, and support the preparation of responses to patent office requests and actions.
You will be providing mentorship/guidance to research scientists regarding data and record requirements for supporting defensible patent applications. You will maintain a close working relationship internally with the GTP scientists, personnel from the Penn Center for Innovation (PCI) and the external IP Counsel of GTP. DM-Gene Therapy Program
Do you have a passion for protecting intellectual property? Would you look forward to harvesting inventions from world-class engineers, preparing patent applications for complex innovations, and prosecuting them to successful completion? Would you thrive in a collaborative environment with the support of an experienced manager and seasoned paralegals? This position will report to Quantcast's Director of IP and Privacy. We invite you to apply to join our growing in-house legal team to help build and strengthen our established IP portfolios.
Manage IP incentive programs, including invention harvesting, patent, and trade secret incentives
Prepare and prosecute complex software patent applications by working directly with engineers responsible for building our products
Assist with maintenance and expansion of our trademark portfolio
USPTO Registration Number
Minimum 3 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience in a law firm or in house.
Technical expertise in software (evidenced by your advanced degree or equivalent experience with patent clients)
Experience with and willingness to fight Section 101 rejections by the USPTO in Technology Center 3600
Patience, empathy, tenacity, and a sense of humor
Quantcast owns and operates the world's largest audience insights and measurement platform on the open internet. Fueled by live data drawn from more than 100 million web and mobile destinations, Quantcast applies machine learning technology to help marketers, publishers, and agencies grow their brands by better understanding and predicting consumer interactions in real-time.
Founded in 2006, Quantcast is headquartered in San Francisco and employs more than 700 employees in over 20 offices across 10 countries. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone can be their authentic self.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading international law firms with almost 4000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices is seeking a Patent Agent for the IP-Life Sciences Practice Group reports directly to an IP-Life Sciences Partner. Morgan Lewis is a leading choice for businesses seeking protection of valuable Intellectual Property rights. The firm has more than 150 intellectual property professionals and technical specialists. We are widely regarded as a leader in providing strategic patent advice to startups and Fortune 500 companies alike. One of the major focuses of our office is patent prosecution for the life sciences industry, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. We also routinely handle complex post-grant proceedings at the US Patent Office. This position will reside in the Boston Office and will be responsible for:
Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office
Performing prior art searches and analysis
Engage in practice development activities to build and maintain client relationships.
Prepare substantive client correspondence.
Instruct foreign filings and Office Actions.
Assist in patent clearance studies and other patent-related opinion projects
Experience / Qualifications
An advanced degree with excellent academic credentials
At least two years of relevant patent prosecution experience in the fields of chemistry, biology or biomedical engineering
A registered Patent Agent
Strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at www.morganlewis.com and selecting "Careers."
Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Patent Agent Or Junior Patent Associate (Biological Sciences) - Boston, MA
Top-notch law firm in Boston s currently seeking an associate or Patent Agent with one to three years of experience and a strong technical background in biological sciences. Some experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications and conducting IP due diligence and FTO analyses is required. Advanced degree required (PhD preferred; will consider an MS with substantial industry experience). Registration with the USPTO required; prior firm experience preferred. Candidates should have an excellent academic record, top-notch communication skills and a creative and entrepreneurial perspective on IP.
To Apply: Please email your resume, transcripts, and a writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org
US Patent Agent Or Attorney
Tobii Dynavox, named a Top Workplace, is the world leader in eye tracking and speech generating devices - products that help individuals with speech and motor impairments live a richer and more independent life. Headquartered in Stockholm Tobii covers a global market with offices in USA, Germany, Norway, Japan and China. If you want to work with meaningful products and solve interesting problems, we might be the right company for you!
US Patent Agent or Attorney
We give people a voice. We help people with various disabilities "speak" with their hands and their eyes, interact and communicate with technology, in completely new and often game changing ways. Have a look at our users Steve , Katie , and Stephen to get an idea of how our products can completely change people's lives. Every day we help people with disabilities ranging from ALS and Cerebral Palsy to Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.
Tobii is seeking a US Patent Agent or Attorney, based in Pittsburgh, to join our close-knit Legal/IP team. The successful candidate will be an experienced, self-motivated, outgoing and business-focused individual who takes ownership of issues and achieves results. The role will support all three business units (Tobii Dynavox, Tobii Pro and Tobii Tech) and will provide the successful candidate with exposure to multiple jurisdictions and all manner of legal issues that one would expect in a growing technology company.
The role and responsibilities
In this role, you will be responsible for/work with:
Drafting and filing new patent applications
Prosecuting patent applications, including drafting and filing replies to Office Actions in the US, preparing instructions to foreign associates, completing patent formalities (filing paperwork, assignments, declarations, information disclosure statements, etc.), docketing and monitoring deadlines, and managing case files
Contributing to the development and implementation of Tobii's global IP strategy
Contributing to IP provisions in agreements
Working closely with colleagues in the IP and engineering teams to identify, develop, and protect inventions
Assisting with the drafting and interpretation of the IP provisions in a wide range of agreements
All our jobs at Tobii are about innovation, passion and not the least- making things real.
We are looking for someone who has:
Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, physics, electrical engineering or similar
Relevant experience and/or education in the high-tech industry
Registration with the USPTO as a patent agent or attorney
Skills needed to be successful in this position:
Self-driven with the ability to independently handle workload and prioritize tasks
Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
Experience performing patent prosecution and opinion work. The ideal candidate would have experience working both at a law firm and for a technology company
Familiarity with foreign patent prosecution, particularly in jurisdictions such as Europe and China, is a plus
At Tobii we want you to be yourself and we welcome applicants from all walks of life. No matter if you wear high heels or sandals, or if you spend your nights at the gym or prefer playing Dungeons & Dragons with your colleagues. Welcome to Tobii!
Apply as soon as possible by our website. We handle applications ongoing, don't wait! At Tobii Dynavox, we move quickly.
Working at Tobii you will find yourself in an innovative environment and work with passionate colleagues from all around the world. Our technology brings a voice to people with speech impairments, it helps us understand human behavior and it is revolutionizing the way we interact with technology.
If you want to build a company rather than just work for one, if you take pride in honest hard work and want to perform freely in an open environment where you can be yourself, you will feel right at home.
It's all about innovation, passion and making things real.
Tobii Dynavox values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Tobii Dynavox does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
Equal Opportunity Employer/AA Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled
Patent Agent/Technical Specialist - Biology/Chemistry - Washington, D.C.
Top-notch law firm, seeks a Technology Specialist or Patent Agent to join their IP Group in their Washington D.C. office.
Working with clients to identify inventions, assisting attorneys in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, assisting attorneys in patent searching and patent analysis, and providing technical assistance to attorneys in IP litigation and IP transaction. Strong academic credentials, as well as outstanding organizational, interpersonal and writing skills, are required.
Ideal candidates will have an advanced degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, or pharmacology. Patent Bar admission is desirable, but not required
To Apply: Please email your resume, transcripts, and a writing sample to: email@example.com
- The successful candidate will provide support to the Intellectual Property Law team by assisting with the cataloguing and storage preparation, filing (including e-filing), prosecution, and maintenance of patents and patent applications both U.S. and Foreign countries.
- Duties may include word processing, copying, faxing, scanning, maintaining filing systems (including on-line filing systems and utilizing on-line services (document orders, shipping, office supplies, etc..
- Exceptional communication skills – oral and written
- Excellent time management and project management skills
- Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
- Ability to pay close attention to detail and manage several projects simultaneously
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Resourceful, creative, flexible and team player
US Patent Attorney/Patent Agent (Cambridge)
BlueRock Therapeutics is seeking a biotech Patent Attorney with 5+ years of experience to join its Legal team. The successful candidate will directly support one or more of BlueRock’s therapeutic programs, contribute to global patent preparation & prosecution strategy and, help build the company’s intellectual property portfolio. In addition, the successful candidate will provide diligence support to research and business teams as needed. The successful candidate should have meaningful patent drafting and prosecution experience in cell therapy, immunology, and/or gene editing technologies and significant research or technical experience in one or more of these fields.
Identify patentable inventions through regular interactions with internal R&D project teams and collaborators, including evaluating inventions, conducting prior art searches, and generating and executing on corresponding patent protection strategies.
Manage outside counsel on patent preparation and prosecution matters.
Perform FTO/patentability searches, analyses, and opinion work in support of R&D and Business Development teams.
Monitor and analyze competitive intellectual property.
Review proposed publications and presentation for potential impact on IP positions.
Review nondisclosure, research, material transfer and service agreements involving the use, transfer, or ownership of intellectual property.
Educate and advise colleagues on IP processes and issues
J.D. with admission to at least one state bar.
Ph.D. in a molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, or related discipline is preferred; B.S./M.S. with significant work experience in cell therapy and/or gene engineering may be considered.
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
5-10 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology patents for a law firm or corporate law department; experience with cell and/or DNA/RNA-based therapeutics is highly preferred.
Proven track record of communicating complicated IP issues to scientists, management, and business leaders within the company.
Capable of recognizing, assessing, and responding to urgent matters with timely, practical, and clear solutions.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple matters simultaneously and independently.
Patent Assistant - Boston, MA
Top-notch Law Firm is seeking a Patent Assistant to support their patent prosecution attorneys with all aspects of preparing US and foreign patent filings.
Responsibilities will include: assisting with drafting and filing IDS forms, PCT forms and direct national filing papers; obtaining formalities, communicating with foreign patent associates, the US PTO and World Intellectual Property Organization regarding patent status; preparing reporting and other relevant correspondence to clients; tracking patent deadlines; collaborating with patent attorneys/docketing team to ensure deadlines are met.
Must have experience obtaining formalities, communicating with foreign patent associates, the US PTO and World Intellectual Property Organization regarding patent status, preparing reporting and other relevant correspondence to clients, tracking patent deadlines and collaborating with patent attorneys/docketing team to ensure deadlines are met.
Candidates must have the ability to juggle multiple assignments and deadlines simultaneously, and work as a member of a team. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, as there will be frequent contact with clients and attorneys.
To Apply: Please email your resume for immediate consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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