Patent Agent Job Description Sample
Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.
Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.
Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.
Position reports to Associate Vice President in Intellectual Property department. Responsibilities will include drafting and prosecuting patent applications and instructing foreign law firms regarding the same, drafting patentability opinions and advising the company on patent-related issues, and assistance as appropriate with freedom to operate, infringement and validity opinions, patent oppositions, and IP due diligence issues. This position primarily involves patent preparation and prosecution.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Patent preparation and prosecution
Education and Experience
Minimum four years of patent prosecution experience at a law firm or corporate law department.
B.S. degree required, M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry (preferred), biology or other life science. Must have a USPTO registration.
Large law firm training.
Strong knowledge of US patent office procedures and practice.
Substantial experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution.
Experience in IP due diligence and/or patent litigation support.
Exposure to a wide range of intellectual property matters in areas including patent origination and prosecution, patent opinions, licensing, IP related transactions, international expertise, internal processes around intellectual
property development, conflict resolution and intellectual property litigation.
Strong background in pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device (including tissue implants and/or fillers) field.
Interpersonal ability to inspire confidence among senior management and outside counsel.
Strong decision-making skills desired.
Ability to work with a great deal of autonomy desired.
Strong communication skills desired.
DuPont's Safety and Construction (S&C) business has an opening for an experienced U.S. Patent Agent in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a highly visible, key role within DuPont's newly created S&C business. An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, and sound legal judgment.
The S&C Patent Agent has diverse responsibilities including U.S. patent drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent administrative proceedings, IP portfolio strategy, product clearances, invention development, inventor education, patentability, and landscape analysis. Job Qualifications
In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:
B.S degree and strong background in chemical or materials engineering or chemistry;
Ability to connect scientific details of research projects with patentability considerations;
Minimum 5 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting chemical or materials patent applications as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent;
Experience working with foreign associates to assist and coordinate filing and prosecution of international patent matters;
Experience developing and implementing IP strategies, assisting with freedom to-operate analyses, and IP portfolio analyses;
Drafted and filed at least 15 priority patent applications on distinct inventions within the chemical/materials subject matters, during the past 3 years;
Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction;
Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects;
Superior communication and networking skills;
Positive and collaborative attitude; and
Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated by original writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions, and other communications.
The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function:
Advanced degree. in chemical or materials engineering, chemistry or other like disciplines;
Post-graduate R&D laboratory or product manufacturing experience for 2 or more years;
J.D. degree is a plus;
Some law firm experience is a plus; and
Experience in working with business and technical teams to develop IP strategies for technical programs.
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.
The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.
Patent Agent - Midlevel Patent Law Job #S20171114 – Palo Alto, California
The Palo Alto office of Perkins Coie is seeking a patent agent with 2+ years of experience to join its growing Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must have a degree in electrical engineering or computer science, a strong academic record, and admission to practice before the USPTO. To apply, please click on the link below and attach your cover letter, resume, transcripts and a technical writing sample.
Perkins Coie LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veterans, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.
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This position will provide support to the Assistant General Counsel of IP with management of the Company's Patent portfolio.
Preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office and corresponding foreign filings
Managing and instructing patent filings and prosecutions of outside counsel
Manage the company's docketing and electronic filing room systems
A bachelor's degree (and preferably an advanced degree) in engineering (preferably mechanical engineering) or related discipline
Registered patent agent
A minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience
Demonstrated experience in examining or preparing and prosecuting patent applications (utility and preferably design)
Excellent writing and research abilities are a must, as well as proficiency in written and verbal communication, and strong organizational skills
Self-driven and able to work independently
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.
Patent Agent Or Patent Attorney
Agenus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body's immune system to fight cancer. The Company's vision is to expand the patient populations benefiting from cancer immunotherapy by pursuing combination approaches that leverage a broad repertoire of antibody therapeutics, proprietary cancer vaccine platforms, and, through its subsidiary AgenTus Therapeutics, T cell receptors and chimeric antigen receptors designed to supercharge human immune effector cells to seek and destroy cancer.
Who are we looking for?
Exceptional Patent Attorney or Patent Agent
Technical background and advanced degree in immunology or related field
3+ years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution and due diligence analyses
What are we looking for?
Learning Agility: Ability to think through problems from a fresh point of view and comfort with ambiguity and complexity. Willingness to challenge the "status quo." Curiosity and passion for ideas. Love of learning.
Autonomy: Comfort in handling delegated responsibilities with a large degree of autonomy. Confidence in effective execution of tasks and goals. Sound judgment in highlighting issues for supervisory or team discussion and review.
Detail Orientation: Ability to bring laser focus and attention to detail to critical projects. Comfort operating "in the weeds" without losing sight of the big picture. Aptitude for mastering operational specifics of each project to facilitate its efficient advancement.
What are we offering?
Exposure to cutting-edge science and intellectual property innovation
Involvement in setting and implementing IP strategy
Manager who is a proven mentor and coach
Challenging and out-of-the-box environment, stimulating growth and implementation of innovative solutions
Career support and leadership opportunities within IP team
Membership within a growing, dynamic and collegial department
We are seeking an exceptional Patent Agent or Patent Attorney to join a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting company in the immuno-oncology space. The qualified individual will have a technical background and advanced degree in immunology or a related field. At least three years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution as well as due diligence analyses (including freedom-to-operate and related analyses) is required. The qualified individual will be a key contributor to assisting the company in evaluating and supporting development of new technologies. The qualified individual will also perform administrative intellectual property duties as needed. Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office is required. Excellent academics and strong written and oral communication skills are necessary, as this position will interface regularly with scientists and management.
Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in immunology or related life-sciences discipline
At least three years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution and IP due diligence analyses in the biologics space in a law firm or corporate setting
Registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Knowledge of antibody drug development is a plus
Experience with contested proceedings (e.g., litigation, oppositions, IPRs) is a plus
Must have solid organizational skills and ability to think strategically and systematically, analyze complex business issues, and utilize sound judgment in deriving conclusions
Demonstrated ability to achieve results
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Strong written and oral communication skills
Patent Agent (18-108)
Sarepta Therapeutics is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of precision genetic medicines to treat rare neuromuscular diseases. The Company is primarily focused on rapidly advancing the development of its potentially disease-modifying Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). For more information, please visit www.sarepta.com.
Sarepta Therapeutics is seeking a chemistry Patent Agent with 3+ years of experience to join its dynamic and collegial Legal team. Reporting to the Vice President, Chief IP Counsel, this person will directly support Sarepta's DMD exon skipping programs across its chemistry platform as well as other disease areas. The successful candidate will directly work on a broad range of global patent preparation & prosecution matters in a fast-paced environment to build and maintain a strong intellectual property portfolio in support of the company's drug discovery, development and commercialization efforts. In addition, the successful candidate will support attorneys in the Legal IP group on transactional and contentious matters. It is highly desired for the successful candidate to have meaningful patent prosecution experience in the fields of nucleic acids, oligonucleotides, peptides, gene therapies, small molecules, and/or drug discovery technologies. The role will require the development of partnerships with research and development teams as well as within the Legal Department.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Identify patentable inventions through frequent interactions with internal and external R&D project teams, facilitate the creation of appropriate patent protection strategies and execute on those strategies with guidance as needed
Independently provide strategic direction to foreign agents on patent filing and prosecution matters on a global basis
Prepare and prosecute patent applications directly with the USPTO
Review proposed publications and presentations for potential impact on patent portfolio
Support the provision of patentability and FTO opinions for R&D pipeline programs and Business Development opportunities
Assist in the negotiation and drafting of agreements with IP implications (e.g., CDAs, MTAs, research agreements, licenses, etc.)
Assist in IP contentious matters in US and foreign patent offices and courts
Educate and advise colleagues on intellectual property issues and good practices
Education and Skills Requirements:
Superior academic credentials from well-regarded institutions
Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry preferred; BS/MS degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry with substantial relevant research experience will be considered
Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
3+ years of demonstrated experience in prosecuting and preparing technically relevant patent applications at a highly regarded law firm and/or corporate legal department; Ideal candidates will have practiced patent law at a highly-regarded law firm and in a corporate legal department
Preparation and prosecution experience with therapeutic antisense oligonucleotides or a related technology is highly preferred
Experience with US and EP post-grant patent office proceedings is a plus
Familiarity with regulatory exclusivities and the Hatch-Waxman Act for drug candidates filed under a NDA
Familiarity with agreements with IP implications;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated interpersonal interaction skills;
In-depth computer proficiency skills in MS Office suite;
Strong analytical thinking and attention to detail;
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage and drive projects cross-functionally across departments; and
Strong prioritization skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities, and the ablility to quickly adjust to shifting priorities and demanding deadlines when necessary.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Sarepta Therapeutics offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.
Sarepta Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and participates in e-Verify.
Senior Patent Agent
Job Field: LEIN - Legal & Insurance Location:
Florham Park, NJ, US Company: BASF Corporation Job Type: Standard Job ID:
EN_US_1802267 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Description At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry.
As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work.
BASF has been recognized as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine and Glassdoor .in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… In this role, the Senior Patent Agent is integral in the continued development and protection of the global chemical patent portfolio, working under the oversight of the Patent Operations Leader.
If selected for this position, you will be expected to provide high-quality legal support in a timely and effective manner. You will be a pivotal link between the R&D, Business Development, and Legal teams. In addition, you will support the development and implementation of the BASF Global IP Strategy, working collaboratively with counterparts in the US and Germany.
You will identify and pursue valuable intellectual property generated in a dynamic research and development environment. The position requires an individual with initiative, strong legal skills, and extensive experience in patent portfolio development, including preparing patent applications and obtaining patents with limited to no supervision, plus a degree, or equivalent experience, in the chemical arts. Formula for Success:
You Will… Directly handle the following transactional responsibilities: • Manage a global patent portfolio in line with the Global IP Strategy, including: Obtain robust patent protection for critical technologies and products with limited to no supervision. Act as IP project leader for individual research projects, global business units, and operating divisions; identify and articulate opportunities for patent protection; and develop, advocate, and implement patent strategies.
Lead patent portfolio reviews with business units and operating divisions. Independently draft, file, and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO, including conducting examiner interviews and negotiations with the agency, with limited or no supervision. Directly manage and provide detailed filing and prosecution instructions and drafts to U.S. and foreign patent counsel.
Prepare and manage the patent portfolio budget, aligning with business unit and operating division goals, and proactively seeking cost saving measures without compromising quality or patent scope. Conduct competitive analysis of patent portfolios with a detailed understanding of BASF products and technical developments. Provide training on IP issues to R&D and business colleagues.
Provide patentability advice with limited to no supervision, conduct (under direction and supervision of counsel) analyses, including infringement and validity assessments, and perform landscape analyses. Support patent-related due diligence for commercial transactions, such as collaborations and licensing. Effectively communicate with IP colleagues, businesses (e.g., IP Managers, management, R&D) in Germany and other global sites at all levels in the organization, regarding patent matters, departmental and overall BASF processes, and to proactively address other concerns.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career.
With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success.
Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You… Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Arts or a related discipline; advanced degree preferred.
A minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience on Intellectual Property and/or legal teams. Registration before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In-depth understanding of US patent law, and general knowledge of foreign patent laws, including Europe and Asia.
Self-starter as well as team player, working well with other patent practitioners and support staff. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills. Ability to work effectively in a changing environment, prioritize demands, and use keen judgment.
Proficiency in working with intellectual asset management software (e.g., Anaqua), the USPTO Electronic Filing System (EFS), and PAIR. Experience in the chemical industry, particularly related to catalysts (e.g. emission catalysts) and related devices. Background in a corporate environment preferred, including experience working with various functional groups, building strong and enduring relationships.
Experience in intellectual property post-grant procedures and litigation. Transactional and contract experience, particularly as it relates to protection of intellectual property and due diligence. Practical laboratory experience in chemistry or a related field. Relocation assistance is available for this position.
Patent Agent - Intellectual Property
This position will report directly to an Intellectual Property Counsel in GM's Legal and Public Policy Department. This person will prepare and prosecute US patent applications and assist with foreign patent prosecution. The successful candidate will supplement exceptional patent prosecution skills with a demonstrated understanding of complex product development. Responsibilities primarily include patent drafting, patent portfolio development and review (in conjunction with IP Counsel), patent prosecution (office actions and appeals), and possibly post-grant proceedings. Other responsibilities may include patentability searches and assisting IP Counsel with infringement analysis.
Subject Matter Requirements:
Reviewing invention disclosures and advising clients on patentability issues
Drafting and prosecuting patent applications, including supporting foreign prosecution
Conducting prior art searches and state-of-the-art searches
As a member of the GM Legal & Public Policy Department, the Patent Agent will strive to be a role model for the Company by delivering high performance legal services with high integrity. The GM LPPD's objectives are to deliver timely, best-in-class business advisory and legal services in close collaboration with business partners to accomplish their objectives while simultaneously protecting GM's high standards of legal, ethical, and financial integrity. Each member of the LPPD, including the Patent Agent, is expected to adhere to these standards:
Workplace and Product Safety
Compliance & Ethics
Responsive & Accountable
Real-time Transparency and Communication
Superior Work Product Quality
Strong Work Ethic
Company and Industry Knowledge
Community Involvement and Professional Development
Qualifications & Experience:
Admitted and in good standing to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Minimum 4-5 years' patent experience with a focus on patent preparation and prosecution, preferably with a mix of law firm, in-house, university and/or government experience
While experience in the automotive industry is strongly preferred, a successful candidate will have expertise in IP relevant to automotive engineering, powertrain development, and/or telematics/connectivity
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in a scientific or engineering (electrical and mechanical are desirable) discipline is required
Patent Agent (51313)
Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company TM, Dentsply Sirona's products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona's global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company's shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. This position is located in York, Pennsylvania. Offering the cultural attractions of a big city and the down-home charm of a small town, York, PA is an extraordinary place to live, work and play. York is located in south-central Pennsylvania and is within 25 miles of Gettysburg and Lancaster, 45 miles of Baltimore and Hershey, and 100 miles of Washington, DC and Philadelphia. Engrained with a rich history and heritage and becoming one of the fastest growing cities in Pennsylvania, York is a place where the past and the present comfortably coexist.
Bringing out the best in people
As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we're looking for the best to join us.
Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:
Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.
Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.
Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.
Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.
The Patent Agent's primary function is to protect and enhance the worldwide patent rights of the Company by drafting, prosecuting, obtaining and maintaining patents worldwide; assisting in the review of new products and the preparation of freedom-to-operate opinions; and, assisting with patent-related counseling to Company personnel. The Patent Agent is a member of the Company's Legal Department and reports to the Director of Patents.
At the direction of and in collaboration with the Director of Patents or a designated Patent Counsel, the Patent Agent's duties include:
Working actively with product development personnel regarding the patent rights associated with new Company product development activities.
Advising business management in patent matters as required.
Assisting with providing patent infringement clearance opinions for new products to assure that the Company can freely manufacture and market new products throughout the world, in accordance with the Company's policies.
Protecting the Company's present and future patent endeavors by obtaining worldwide patent coverage.
Procuring and maintaining patent rights for the Company in those countries of the world designated by management.
Assisting in defending the Company from the assertion by others of patent rights throughout the world.
Participating with patent counsel in due diligence related to acquisition of IP for new businesses or products.
Supervising necessary patent searching activities worldwide.
Assisting with company patent-related litigation matters.
Maintaining current knowledge of Patent Office Regulations and Rules, and changes in procedures.
Maintaining Company legal, technical and trade secrets and privileged or confidential materials.
Assisting in other substantive duties and special projects as requested by the Director of Patents or a designated Patent Counsel.
Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
Admitted to Practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering or other related field.
Minimum 3-5 years' experience
A professional with a high sense of ethics and integrity, who develops a relationship of trust with colleagues in the organization.
Self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to provide prompt, proactive and practical business and patent-related recommendations and decisions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Reasoning ability including the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
Ability to interact with technical and business people at all levels.
Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.
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