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ProfilePatent Counsel The candidate will support the Patent Development Group's efforts to build and maintain a high quality patent portfolio. Will be responsible for managing patent portfolios, personally drafting and prosecuting strategic, high quality patent applications, while supporting the department in a number of other activities critical for its success. Manage patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by working directly with company's inventor community, personally drafting and prosecuting high quality patent applications for strategically important inventions, and interacting with worldwide patent offices to secure valuable patent coverage. Actively participate in company's invention disclosure review process to help ensure that company's best inventions are identified and patented. Analyze pending patent applications to determine their value to company and to formulate a global filing strategy. Assist patent portfolio managers with analysis of company's patent portfolio, including preparation of claim charts. Collaborate with engineers in invention mining sessions, patent scrubs, and patent education sessions. Actively engage in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities to hone technical and legal abilities and prepare for promotional or rotational opportunities. Participate from time to time as a member of a cross functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a B.S. degree and/or advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or computer science. Should also have a J.D. degree from an accredited university and admission to a State Bar. Admission to practice before the USPTO is required. Must have 4-10 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and patent portfolio management. Strong academic credentials are needed. Should preferably have personally drafted at least 10 patent applications.
Job ID: 3032428. Send resume, cover letter, and a recent writing sample, such as a published patent application and/or published Office Action response.
12800 Ne 4th St
Vancouver, WA 98684-5095