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Patent Attorney - Remote anywhere in US (PST) (Chino)

Company: VACO Technology
Location: Chino
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

***Patent Attorney******Legal Team of 6 is in CA - Remote anywhere in US (PST)******Upto $200k + 10% - 15% Bonus + RSUs + Benefits*** ***Benefits include 401k, 4 weeks' vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Health, Medical, Dental, etc.******MUST HAVE Experience in Biotech with Patent litigation***ABOUT CLIENT:Our client develops commercial biobased processes to make widely-used chemicals that enable better, more sustainable everyday products. That enables our partners and leading brands to offer better food packaging, home and personal care products, nutraceuticals, auto parts, clothing, carpets, and more.They've commercialized processes for bio-BDO (for plastics) and for biobased butylene glycol (for cosmetics); and our technology drives the world's first commercial-scale biobased plant for a major intermediate chemical. We're working on polyamide intermediates (nylon) and nutraceuticals and other home and personal care products; and we're helping numerous companies with their bioprocesses. We have more on the way.JOB DESCRIPTION:We are seeking a biotechnology/chemical Patent Attorney or Patent Agent who thrives in a fast-paced, cutting-edge, innovative yet collaborative R&D and business development environment.Primary responsibilities include:Managing part of client's global patent portfolio, Managing new patent preparation and creating a related global IP strategy, and Providing guidance on intellectual property related issues.The successful candidate will have demonstrated: Expertise in relevant legal, technical and, preferably, business areasManaging and building a biotechnology and commercial product patent portfolioDrafting and prosecuting patent applications globallyProviding IP guidance to R&D, executive and commercial teamsExperience in spotting strengths and weaknesses in patents Effective collaboration with external R&D and business partnersIndependent and creative thought; and ability to multi-task on projects across diverse technical areas and legal issues. Preferably the ideal candidate has participated in and managed patent challenges and defenses and has supported technology-related contract negotiations.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Manage all aspects of a portion of client's patent portfolio and one or more technology areas, working with the Senior Director of IP and managing outside patent counselIdentify, assess, and make recommendation on inventionsCreate patent strategies consistent with Business goals, R&D status, partner's input, and competitive spaceManage preparation and filing of new applicationsProvide third party IP analyses, working with R&D, outside counsel, and search servicesProvide guidance to R&D and Senior Management on third party IPPerform and review patent and scientific literature searching as neededManage challenges to third party patents or defenses to the managed patent portfolioSupport other actions related to the patent portfolio being managed and assigned technology areasRepresent company on external collaborator IP committees Present IP best practices training to R&D, Business Development and Senior ManagementSupport business, R&D and commercial teams as needed in activities and transactions involving technology or IP related to the patent portfolio being managed and assigned technology areasQUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required in order satisfactorily perform in this role.Education:Recognized to practice before the USPTO.At least a BS, preferably Ph.D., in life sciences, chemistry or related technical field. Preferably a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admitted to a US state bar in good standing, and more preferably admitted to practice in California. Experience:At least 7+ years in a law firm and/or company drafting, reviewing, and editing patent applications, managing a patent portfolio, guiding R&D in IP issues, leading patent challenges, generating FTO analyses, and providing a range of other IP-related services in the biotechnology or chemical industry, including advising clients on related legal and business issues and risks. Knowledge Requirements:Excellent and demonstrated knowledge at least of patent laws and patent procurement practices of the U.S. and other major countries, of best practices and considerations for patent drafting, of patent opposition practices and grounds, of considerations for patent value and issues assessment, of law firm services and billing practices, of best practices for IP protection and exploitation, of patent searching, of basic principles and issues of patent and technology licensing and commercial use of inventions, of drafting arguments and counterarguments related to patent strengths and weakness, invalidity, infringement, and other IP issues.Competencies:Ability to respond sensibly and rapidly to urgent and demanding situations. Excellent, demonstrated oral and written communication and presentation skills, preferably experienced directly in drafting arguments and counterarguments related to patent strengths and weakness, invalidity, infringement, and other IP issues.Excellent, demonstrated business acumen and ability to deliver solid, concise, solution-oriented, win-win approaches and advice, in the context of evolving competitive, business and/or R&D scenarios.Proactively develop and/or implement approaches to enhance efficiency and cost-savings related to IP administrative matters. Associated topics: attorney corporate, compliance, compliance office, counsel, court, courtroom, internal, legal, legal affairs, legal department

Keywords: VACO Technology, Chino , Patent Attorney - Remote anywhere in US (PST) (Chino), Other , Chino, California

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