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Faegre Baker Daniels Seeks Patent Agent for Denver Office

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am | Written by JobOrtunities™ Help Wanted | No Comments »
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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP seeks a patent agent with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science or physics to join our thriving Intellectual Property Group in our Denver office. Faegre Baker Daniels is an Am Law 100 firm with offices located throughout the U.S., Europe, and China. Our IP practice includes all areas of intellectual property law for a national and international client base.

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates will have 2+ years patent drafting and prosecution experience and be a member of the patent bar. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. This position offers competitive compensation and unlimited potential for professional growth. All candidates should have excellent academic credentials, strong writing skills and professional recommendations.

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Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am | Written by Gene Quinn | 6 comments
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Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)

On August 8, 2014, Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the newly minted Majority Leader in the United States House of Representatives, explained that the 44 “jobs bills” passed by the House and dead in the Senate would be voted out once again by the House as part of one big jobs bill. See McCarthy Sets up Votes on Messaging Bills Ahead of Midterms. According to Speaker.gov, one of the bills that is a “jobs bill” that was dead in the Senate was the Innovation Act, sometimes referred to in the industry as the Goodlatte Bill, which would have among other things enacted fee shifting legislation and expanded post grant review of patents. See House Passes Innovation Act and also IPWatchdog coverage of the Innovation Act.

Of course, the Innovation Act has absolutely nothing to do with jobs, job creation, job retention or spurring the economy in any way, but save that issue for another day.



Australia Court Says Isolated DNA Patent Eligible, Slams SCOTUS

Posted: Friday, Sep 5, 2014 @ 12:38 pm | Written by Gene Quinn | 30 comments
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Posted in: Australia, Biotechnology, Gene Quinn, International, IP News, IPWatchdog.com Articles, Patentability, Patents, Technology & Innovation

Yesterday it was reported that the number of Americans submitting a claim for unemployment rose again this week. This morning news broke that the U.S. economy added only 142,000 jobs during the month of August, which was far less than the 225,000 jobs expected to be added during August. According to the Wall Street Journal, “around 60,000 people dropped out of the labor force in August, pulling the labor-force participation rate down to 62.8%.” Job creation at these levels are barely enough to keep up with the population growth, and a far cry from the 300,000+ jobs created that would signal a truly healthy and healing economy.

On the very same day that the U.S. jobs report shows unexpectedly weak growth, the Federal Court of Australia issued a ruling directly opposite to the ruling rendered by the United States Supreme Court relative to gene patents. In Yvonne D’Arcy v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., the Federal Court of Australia ruled that Myriad’s claims to isolated DNA are patentable under the laws of Australia. That is the correct ruling, and it is the ruling the U.S. Supreme Court should have reached in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. As the patent eligibility laws of the U.S. become increasingly inhospitable to high-tech innovative businesses we can expect more job losses and worse news for the U.S. economy on the horizon.



Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 @ 2:51 pm | Written by Renee C. Quinn | No Comments »
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Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), parent company of PING, Inc., maker of PING golf equipment, is seeking Patent Counsel to oversee a broad range of intellectual property-related work within the company. The successful candidate will work with the business to strategically build and prosecute the associated worldwide I.P. portfolio and strategy. The position reports to the Vice President/General Counsel and will have overall responsibility for identifying patentable inventions; securing high quality patents; providing technical and legal analysis; developing strategies; managing challenges; supporting transactions & licensing, and working closely with engineering and other internal business organizations to understand priorities and challenges. This position will also participate in tasks supporting due diligence, enforcement, standards, and litigation activities.



Morgan Lewis Seeks Patent Prosecution Associate for its San Francisco Office

Posted: Monday, Jul 7, 2014 @ 8:00 am | Written by Renee C. Quinn | Comments Off
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* Job Title / Position: Patent Prosecution Associate
* Job Location: San Francisco

The San Francisco office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP an international law firm with some 1,400 attorneys, seeks a highly motivated, junior to mid-level associate for our Intellectual Property Practice.

The ideal candidates must have patent prosecution experience in the fields of life sciences, preferably with an advanced degree in biochemistry, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, immunology, and/or biology. Candidates must possess excellent academic credentials and strong research, writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Candidates must be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a member of the California bar.



San Francisco Firm Seeks Patent Prosecution Lawyer

Posted: Monday, Jun 30, 2014 @ 4:35 pm | Written by JobOrtunities™ Help Wanted | Comments Off
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The San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a patent prosecution lawyer with a minimum of four years of legal experience in the fields of electronics, software, networking and related fields to join our IP/Patent team, or one to four years of legal experience coupled with commensurate industry experience.

Qualified applicants will have a JD degree and be a member of the California State Bar; have a BS degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related discipline; have experience working as a patent prosecution attorney (in-house or outside counsel); a strong work ethic; comfort with complex technology; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Please upload a cover letter addressed to Dan DiResta, Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager, resume, a copy of your law school transcript, and a brief writing sample, through our Self Apply site: http://www.dwt.com/Patent-Associate-Lateral-Lawyers/.



Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back: A Policy for America’s Future

Posted: Monday, Jun 16, 2014 @ 3:49 pm | Written by Gene Quinn | 11 comments
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By and large we are exporting our intellectual property so foreign companies and subsidiaries around the world can engage in manufacturing.  Unfortunately, when manufacturing exits a country R&D funding dwindles in direct response, thereby creating an enormous problem. This has been and will continue to be an acute problem for the United States moving forward. With countless manufacturing jobs already gone what the American economy thrives on is intellectual property, particularly in the form of innovation.

This is an issue that has come to mind are the result of a recent article in POLITICO titled As factories die, income gap grows. This article starts by telling the tale of a married couple from Reading, Pennsylvannia, Dave and Barbara, who back in 2008 were making $22 and $19 an hour respectively working for Baldwin Hardware, a unit of Stanley Black & Decker Corp. Layoffs came, long term unemployment followed, and now the couple are among the tens of millions of Americans who are under employed. They had to run through all their retirement savings to stay afloat, and now they each make $10 an hour; Dave as a janitor and Barbara cleaning houses while she looks for something permanent. 

The American story of lost manufacturing jobs dates back for decades. Bruce Springsteen’s song My Hometown, which is actually about my hometown of Freehold, New Jersey, immortalized the tale of a textile mill closing down, jobs leaving and never coming back, which leads to vacant stores throughout the town. The line ? Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain’t coming back” ?has proved to be eerily prophetic, repeated in once thriving manufacturing and industrial communities all across America. 



Job Opening: Patent Attorneys/IP Lawyers, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 @ 9:07 am | Written by JobOrtunities™ Help Wanted | Comments Off
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Patent Attorneys/IP Lawyers, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering backgrounds, 5+ years

Seeking high caliber Patent Attorneys to join SABIC’s global legal function in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”) is one of the world’s leading and most profitable manufacturers of chemicals, plastics, fertilizers and metals. With annual revenues of $50 billion and around 40,000 employees in 40 countries, SABIC was estimated by Forbes in 2011 to be the second largest global diversified chemicals company in the world. With significant investments in technology and innovation planned for 2013 and beyond, the Company is poised to continue its rapid global expansion. To help support this growth, it is now recruiting a number of high caliber Patent Attorneys to join its global legal function which already boasts 100 legal professionals worldwide.



Arnold & Porter Seeks Patent Prosecution Associate for DC Office

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 @ 4:51 pm | Written by JobOrtunities™ Help Wanted | Comments Off
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Arnold & Porter‘s Washington office is seeking a mid-level registered patent associate for the Intellectual Property Practice Group to work on USPTO inter partes matters. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in patent prosecution and preferably exposure to inter partes matters and evidence of excellent writing skills. Candidates must have a PhD in the life sciences, material sciences, or biomedical engineering fields. DC bar or ability to waive into DC bar required.

Qualifications:

  • A PhD in either the life sciences, material sciences, or biomedical engineering fields
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in patent prosecution
  • Must have excellent academic credentials
  • Must have excellent  writing skills
  • Must be able to supply Arnold Porter with excellent references


Job Opening: Chemical, Life Science Patent Attorney/Agent

Posted: Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 @ 11:17 am | Written by JobOrtunities™ Help Wanted | Comments Off
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IP Lawyers/Patent Attorneys/Patent Agents: Entry Level, 2+ or 4+ PQE 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — Highly Attractive Tax Free Package + Bonus

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (“SABIC”) is one of the world’s leading and most profitable manufacturers of chemicals, plastics, fertilizers and metals.  With annual revenues of $50 billion and around 40,000 employees in 40 countries, SABIC was estimated by Forbes in 2011 to be the second largest global diversified chemicals company in the world. With significant investments in technology and innovation planned for 2013 and beyond, the Company is poised to continue its rapid global expansion. To help support this growth, it is now recruiting a number of high caliber IP professionals to join its global legal function which already boasts 100 legal professionals worldwide.

You will be primarily responsible for supporting the Lead IP Counsel, KSA, Middle East & Africa, Manufacturing and Technology & Innovation leaders in developing and implementing IP strategy, providing legal and IP counseling and contract support to enhance the value of SABIC technology.  This will include patent preparation, prosecution and maintenance, drafting and negotiating IP agreements, patent litigation and IP due diligence.