Patent Attorney - Brookhaven National Laboratory - Upton, New York
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a nonprofit research and development institution whose purpose is to advance ideas and knowledge through a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research. Our Intellectual Property Legal Group currently has a full time opportunity for a Patent Attorney.
The Patent Attorney will identify and conduct patentability analysis of BNL inventions from scientific departments as assigned, and report on patentability to Chief Intellectual Property Counsel. In this role you will work closely with the Office of Technology, Commercialization and Partnerships in support of its licensing program/strategy for individual technologies from various scientific departments.
Responsibilities: • Provide IP legal review, as needed, of all agreements including licenses, user agreements, CRADAs, WFOs, NDAs and MTA. • Review manuscripts, abstracts and other documents from scientific departments as assigned for inventive disclosure. Participate in scientific department activities as appropriate, including seminars, retreats and staff meetings. • Obtain patent protection in the U.S. and where appropriate in foreign countries for BSA owned inventions in the fields of scientific departments as assigned. • Oversee outside counsel and patent agents in the Office of Technology, Commercialization and Partnerships with respect to patent prosecution for all U.S. and where appropriate foreign filings. • Assist in discussions between industry participants as necessary to address IP legal issues. • Provide IP legal counseling to Licensing and Sponsored Research managers. • Obtain DOE approval for and obtain copyright protection in the U.S. if appropriate. • Advise staff on release of Open Source Software and obtain DOE approvals as needed. Requirements include: • At least 2 years as a registered patent attorney (J.D., registration before the U.S. P.T.O., and license to practice in at least one state). • Copyright and trademark experience – preferable. • Strong technical knowledge (minimum B.S. in a technical area – materials science or computer science preferred). • Ability to work independently with some guidance, and interact with clients and co-workers with a professional, approachable and positive demeanor.
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes but is not limited to: • Medical Plans • Vacation • Holidays • Dental Plans • Life Insurance • 401(k) Plan • Retirement Plan • On site Child Development Center, Swimming Pool, Weight room Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Contact: We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, apply online at http://www.bnl.com and click Jobs, then click Search Job List and apply to job #15117. Brookhaven National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce.
Additional Info: Employer Type: Law Firm Job Location: Upton, New York (Long Island)