Knowledge of state and federal laws governing intellectual property and patents.
Knowledge of patent related case law from the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. District Courts, and experience in analyzing the patentability of inventions and the validity of patents, and drafting related opinions and or other legal documents.
Ability to demonstrate experience and expertise in contract drafting and negotiation.
Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical, interpersonal, persuasion and reasoning skills.
Required: J.D., member of CA or other State Bar; license to practice law in the state, and minimum of five years patent prosecution experience; plus registration to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Experience reviewing and drafting contracts is a plus.