Preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications and managing outside prosecution counsel,
Collaborating with researchers to identify inventions, record relevant information and draft, submit and manage invention disclosures,
Conducting prior art searches,
Conducting patentability, freedom to operate, infringement and validity analyses,
Collaborating with technical staff to capture data through experimentation in support of patent filings,
Assisting with preparations for patent review meetings,
Responding to inquiries from inventors and business decision-makers regarding patent applications and portfolios, and
Assisting in managing intellectual property relationships in connection with the company’s licensing, joint development and research collaboration relationships, and in working working with contracts related to such work.
Candidates should have legal and/or technical experience relating to cyanobacteria or other prokaryotic organisms, especially relating to cellular genetic transformation.
At least an undergraduate degree in biology or a related technical field is required, and an advanced degree is preferred. A J.D. (2009 or earlier) is required, with experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Registration with the U.S.P.T.O. is required.
Generous compensation package includes performance-based bonus and stock award programs, medical, dental, and life insurance, 401(k) plan, and childcare benefits.
Applicants must submit their cover letter; curriculum vitae and references as one PDF document. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Only applications meeting the outlined qualifications and providing all requested information will be considered. Send application packet to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Job Code (IP-01) in the subject line.
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Fort Myers, Florida