European Patent & IP Consultant - San Francisco

European Patent & IP Consultant - San Francisco

Consultant

European Patent/IP Law, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field

San Francisco

European Patent & IP Consultant -San Francisco
 
About Us
 
Kilburn & Strode is one of Europe’s leading firms of patent and trade mark attorneys. We hire the best people and we do excellent work for the world’s finest organizations – companies like Aston Martin, Boeing, and Cisco.
 
We deal with all aspects of patents, trademarks and designs. We work for a broad range of clients from major international corporations through to individual inventors – we’re often at the forefront of cutting-edge innovations. 
 
London is our international headquarters, we also have offices in Munich, The Hague, Amsterdam and San Francisco – and we collaborate across offices to give our clients the best service. We truly understand our clients’ points-of-view to give them an excellent experience, but we work hard to create a friendly and innovative culture where like-minded people want to work.
 
We know that our reputation as a firm is based entirely on the quality of the individuals who work here. That’s why we’ve always been uncompromising in seeking out people who are not only at the top of their game, but who also share our enthusiasm and outlook.
 
The Opportunity
 
Responsibilities:
Utilize his/her specialization in the areas of European Patents and Intellectual Property (IP) in order to provide advice and guidance to US clients conducting business in Europe. Consult on European rules and requirements  relating to all aspects of patents and IP protection, including:  reading descriptions and discussing details of inventions; undertaking searches to establish that inventions are novel; producing detailed legal descriptions of inventions; and  submitting, defending and negotiating patent applications before European patent authorities. Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing clients by providing thoughtful and timely thought leadership on IP issues. Deliver training courses on various European IP matters to both existing and prospective clients. Stay apprised with developments in intellectual property law, and supervise and train junior staff, where appropriate.  Attend and speak as a European Patent expert at relevant conferences to proliferate firm expertise in US market. 
 
Required Educucation/Experience:           
Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in European Patent/IP Law, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field and five (5) years of progressive post baccalaureate experience as European Patent Attorney/Patent Counsel/Patent Agent or in a related role.
 
Special Requirements:     
European Patent Attorney examination certification. Experience with: drafting and prosecuting European Patent Applications before the European Patent Office (EPO); supervision and mentoring of inventors, including drafting and management of Invention Disclosures Records (IDRs); and management of international IP portfolios.
 
Location: 2 Embarcadero Centre, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
 
Extremely competitive total rewards package.
 
If you’re interested in this role, please apply now or send an up to date copy of your CV to hiring@kilburnstrode.com.
 
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