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‘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.
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
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.
Successful and fast-growing hi-tech member of 90-year old family owned and professionally managed group of food and beverage companies offers rare opportunity for attorney to grow into senior management role. This individual will initially provide hands-on assistance in leveraging highly valuable patent portfolio in high stakes litigation and otherwise, while participating in training program through which he/she will eventually garner broad expertise in most all areas of business.
The successful party will be integrated into gifted team of in-house counsel who work in close coordination with nationally recognized outside counsel. This in-house team includes, among others, an attorney with LLM from Edinburgh University and several years of intensive patent litigation experience at 200-plus attorney firm; an attorney with JD with honors and 11-plus year patent background in both litigation and PTO proceedings at 1,100-plus attorney firm; an attorney with JD with honors and broad-based litigation experience at 200-plus attorney firm and an attorney with JD with honors and extensive litigation background at 1,200-plus attorney firm and 200-plus attorney firm.
Zies, Widerman & Malek, a law firm headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, seeks a patent attorney to join a busy and growing patent practice in our Florida office.
The firm seeks candidates with 2+ years of patent drafting experience, although less experience will be considered with well qualified candidates who closely match the desired technical background.
The ideal candidate will have experience writing patent applications. Patent bar qualified is an absolute must. Candidates who are already members of the patent bar are preferred. Admission to the Florida Bar, or willingness to sit for the Florida Bar, is required.
The firm has a heavy patent drafting and prosecution emphasis on electronics and electrical devices, mechanical devices, medical devices, computer software and systems. With this in mind, an electrical engineering or computer engineering background is strongly preferred. Candidates without an electrical/computer background are still encouraged to apply but must have practical patent experience drafting patent applications associated with electrical devices, computer software and systems.
Serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks and providing inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It’s an effort that contributes to a strong global economy, encourages investment in innovation, and cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st century.
The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 10,230 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. all dedicated to accomplishing the USPTO’s mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles.
The USPTO is currently seeking applicants for a non-paid summer 2013 externship — the Patent Experience Externship Program (PEEP). This externship program is intended to give students an opportunity to experience what it’s like to work at PTO, as well as interact with experts in several disciplines, explore opportunities and develop or enhance personal and professional skills. The program is an 8-10 week summer program. There will be two entry on duty dates, one on May 28th and the other on June 10th, 2013. Those selected will be notified of their entry on duty date and made a formal offer to participate.
Over the last week the news has been all over the Internet in blog after blog after blog. According to NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, the employment rate for 2011 law school graduates is the lowest in 18 years. See Law School Grads Face Worst Job Market Yet. As if that news wasn’t bad enough, the NALP announcement went on to explain that less than 66% of law school graduates from the Class of 2011 are employed in jobs that require bar membership. That means that over 0ne-third of law school graduates from the Class of 2011 are either back in school, working jobs that did not require them to go to law school in the first place, or they are simply unemployed.
“For members of the Class of 2011, caught as they were in the worst of the recession… the entry-level job market can only be described as brutal,” said James Leipold, NALP Executive Director. “When this class took their LSATs and applied for law school there were no signs that the legal economic boom was showing any signs of slowing, and yet by the time they graduated they faced what was arguably the worst entry-level legal employment market in more than 30 years.”
As with most presentations to inventor or entrepreneur groups things quickly moved into answering questions from the audience, who then dictate where we spend our time. On the other hand, my presentation to the law students at Duquesne and Pitt were remarkably predictable. Whenever I travel to speak at law schools I inevitably get asked questions about what students should be doing to (1) set themselves up in a position to be hired; and (2) how to ultimately land a job. With that in mind I thought it might make sense to do a primer on steps that can be taken in order to find a legal job.
How to Write a Patent Application is a must own for patent attorneys, patent agents and law students alike. A crucial hands-on resource that walks you through every aspect of preparing and filing a patent application, from working with an inventor to patent searches, preparing the patent application, drafting claims and more.
Without hesitation I recommend One Simple Idea and think it should be required reading for any motivated inventor. There is so much to like about the book and so much that I think author Stephen Key nails dead on accurate. The book is educational, information and inspirational. For the $14 cover price it is essential reading.
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