Job Description

Requisition Number 07123
Department Name: Legal Office
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Patent Counsel (Organic Chemistry)
Position Summary:

The Patent Counsel (Organic Chemistry) will be responsible for working closely with the Chief Patent Counsel to manage the patent counsel function, ensuring maximum productivity and efficiency, and providing excellent service to internal customers including faculty and other scientific staff.

Position Description

The Patent Counsel (Organic Chemistry) will be responsible for working closely with the Chief Patent Counsel to manage the patent counsel function, ensuring maximum productivity and efficiency, and providing excellent service to internal customers including faculty and other scientific staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
* Prepare and prosecute assigned patent applications in field of expertise
* Work with Chief Patent Counsel to develop IP prosecution strategies
* Interview inventors to collect disclosure information
* Provide prosecution support for other staff attorneys and assist co-counsel in interference and litigation proceedings
* Assist in management of Office of Patent Counsel (OPC) staff and projects
* Review assigned contracts for IP-related issues including licenses, MTZ, RFOA, NDA and collaboration agreements and utilize legal expertise to advise on recommendations for improvement
* Manage assigned Authorizations of Unlicensed Matters
* Conduct art searches
* Instruct outside patent counsel on licensed matters
* Interface with Scripps Research employees of all levels including executives, faculty, and administrative staff
* Communicate and negotiate with outside companies, universities & institutes on patent-related matters
* Execute documents on behalf of Office of Patent Counsel (OPC) for Scripps Research

DECISION MAKING
Identifies, researches and thoroughly assesses pertinent facts and material information to provide recommendations for action to TSRI Executive management. Establishes and/or refines procedural systems to accomplish effective compliance, disclosure, reporting and training programs for TSRI faculty and staff.

SCOPE AND COMPLEXITY
Works on multiple, diverse and complex issues where in-depth analysis of a variety of factors is required. Demonstrates sound judgment and a strong understanding of professional concepts and applicable federal and state laws.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS
Will have no direct reports initially but will be expected to demonstrate leadership and cross-functional supervision on project teams and in the course of discharging responsibilities and duties. May supervise outside counsel on select matters.

Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
* Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or similar field
* Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
* California Bar membership preferred or willingness/ability to become admitted to the CA Bar
* Must be registered with the U.S. Patent Office
* 5+ years’ experience as a patent attorney specializing in organic chemistry-related patents
* Prior experience successfully working with scientists on patent matters required
* Prior experience managing legal staff preferred
* Desire and ability to contribute where needed, regardless of level

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
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EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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