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Senior Patent Counsel

Company name

Penumbra Inc.

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Valid Through

Nov 26,2019

Posted on

Aug 13,2019

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Alameda, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Senior Patent Counsel
Duties: Manage prosecution of pending patent applications; prepare and prosecute patent applications for new inventions. Work with engineers on the R&D team to capture invention disclosures. Review third party patents for impact on existing and new products as well as relevance to patent applications. Conduct intellectual property due diligence prior to potential acquisitions and contractual relationships. Manage outside counsel and maintain strong working relationship with USPTO. Oversee protection of trademarks and copyrights. Review and revise intellectual property protection and disclosure practices. Assist in resolution of intellectual property disputes and litigation. Negotiate and document intellectual property licensing arrangements. Provide pragmatic, business-oriented advice on the retention or acquisition of intellectual property rights. Communicative effectively, both in writing and verbally, with other departments and senior management to convey intellectual property strategy.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Should have J.D. and membership the California Bar or at least one other state’s bar and the ability to obtain registered in-house counsel status. Admission to practice before USPTO. 6+ years of relevant legal experience. Undergraduate degree in mechanical or biomedical engineering preferred. Ability to process a high volume of work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Experience with medical devices strongly preferred, ideally with those used in vascular and endovascular procedures. Software engineering or computer science background a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Penumbra Inc.
1351 Harbor Bay Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94502

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