Patent Agent

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

The position involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications on various aspects of the company’s technology before the USPTO, as well as advising foreign counsel on foreign prosecution matters. The position will also involve managing a prosecution docket including portions of the overall IP portfolio, working with outside counsel, performing prior art and other searches, and assisting in general administration of the IP department. 


Position Requirements: 

Must be registered to practice before the USPTO, in good standing, with at least five years of experience working as a patent agent in patent preparation and prosecution. 

Must have a significant technical background in a Life Science related field, for example, in molecular biology, biochemistry, or genetics, and have an advanced degree (MS or PhD) and/or significant hands-on experience working in a relevant technical field.  Must be able to communicate effectively with scientific staff in a variety of technology areas.  Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment (wet science/engineering/software) is highly desirable.  Must be self-motivating, creative, diligent, have excellent interpersonal skills, and enjoy collaborating as part of a team.  Must be capable of effectively managing multiple tasks in an efficient and organized manner.  Must be able to provide examples of patent work.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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