HP’s Patent Development Group Is Seeking a Patent Attorney

HP’s Patent Development Group is seeking a highly motivated patent attorney to join its legal team in either their Houston, TX or Vancouver, WA location.

In this role, counsel will support the Patent Development Group’s efforts to build and maintain a high-quality patent portfolio that furthers the goals of HP’s dynamic business. More specifically, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a patent portfolio, personally drafting and prosecuting strategic, high-quality patent applications, while supporting the department in a number of other activities critical for its success.

This full-time, permanent position is open to hire in any of these locations: Houston, TX, Vancouver, WA.

This opportunity will offer significant promotional and rotational opportunities. The successful candidate will join the Patent Development Group and personally design a career path based on their goals and interests. Future roles can include rotations to IP Transactions or IP Sales & Licensing groups, senior Patent Development positions, and Director- or VP-level leadership roles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing patent applications throughout the patent lifecycle by working directly with HP’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 participating in HP’s invention disclosure review process to help ensure that HP’s best inventions are identified and patented
  • Analyzing pending patent applications to determine their value to HP and to formulate a global filing strategy
  • Analyzing impact of patents in HP’s portfolio, including preparation of claim charts
  • Collaborating with engineers in invention mining sessions, patent scrubs, and patent education sessions
  • Actively engaging in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities to hone technical and legal abilities and prepare for promotional or rotational opportunities
  • Participating from time to time as a member of a cross-functional team to provide support in licensing, litigation, or other matters

Education and Experience Required:

  • A B.S. and/or advanced degree with significant chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, materials engineering, life sciences, or similar content
  • A J.D. degree from an accredited university and admission to a state bar
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO
  • 3 to 5 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical, life sciences, or materials-science arts
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Preference for candidates who have personally drafted at least 10 patent applications
  • Ability to work with clients in a team-oriented partnership to help them arrive at effective solutions to their problems
  • Flexibility to accept new and different challenges in a fast-paced, high-tech environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • A positive attitude, creative spirit, passion for IP law, and strong motivation to excel

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates are asked to Apply Online with their resume, cover letter, and a recent writing sample, such as a published patent application and/or published office action response.

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About HP:

You are out to reimagine and reinvent what is possible—in your career as well as the world around you. So are we. We love taking on tough challenges, disrupting the status quo, and creating what is next. We are in search of talented people who are inspired by big challenges, driven to learn and grow, and dedicated to making a meaningful difference.

HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world united in creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Our history: HP’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion – it is just who we are. From the boardroom to factory floor, we create a culture where everyone is respected and where people can be themselves while being a part of something bigger than themselves. We celebrate the notion that you can belong at HP and bring your authentic self to work each and every day. When you do that, you’re more innovative and that helps grow our bottom line. Come to HP and thrive!

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