Patent Agent/Senior Patent Agent

San Diego, California, United States Legal Full-time
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We are passionate about our mission to develop high performing products to study genomics in an unprecedented flexibility and to understand biology for the improvement of healthcare. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow, and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment. We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.

We are seeking a patent agent/senior patent agent to assist with invention disclosures, patent drafting, patent prosecution, FTO/landscape searching, and IP diligence primarily in the areas of electrical engineering, software, physics, fluidics and/or optics, with the opportunity to explore and gain exposure to multiple additional technical areas.  The successful candidate will have a passion for innovation and the desire to be a part of a world-leading inventive group. 

DUTIES

  • Interface with technical teams to identify patentable inventions and take relevant disclosures
  • Draft patent specifications and claim sets
  • Perform preliminary searches and prepare landscapes for patentability and FTO
  • Participate in prosecution with outside counsel, as necessary
  • Maintain working relationships as liaison between inventors, other members of the Legal team, and outside counsel

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • The position will involve drafting, prosecution, diligence, post-grant procedures, and will require the ability to work closely with technical teams to take invention disclosures as well as provide informed guidance in the development process.
  • Excellent technical, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Advanced degree or bachelor’s and 5+ years’ work experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Optics, or a related field
  • Admitted to practice before the USPTO
  • 5+ years’ experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S.
  • Experience with prosecution in other jurisdictions is highly desirable

LOCATION 

  • Preference for San Diego resident, but open to fully remote candidates with expectation of quarterly travel to connect with our San Diego-based research and development teams.