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Patent Attorney - Clean Tech

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Silver Spring Networks
Location: Redwood City, California
Date posted: 01/29/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:


- This individual will play a critical part of Silver Spring's product innovation process, advising design and development teams and business leaders throughout the product life cycle. In particular, he or she will be responsible for SSN's day-to-day product clearance activity, including analyzing new products and evaluating patent search reports; supervising the filing and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications; and managing patent claims, litigation and patent portfolio analysis, as needed. The role includes considerable hands-on interaction with outside counsel, as well as with customers and investors interested in conducting due diligence concerning the Company's products and services. The role also provides an opportunity to work with the sales and business development teams, advising on the inbound and outbound licensing of intellectual property.


Necessary Experience:


- 5+ years of experience in a law firm and 2+ years experience in-house as a practicing Attorney. Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, with the ability to work together collaboratively with professionals from across the organization, including engineering, design, sales, marketing, and finance. Thorough knowledge of patent concepts, practices and procedures, with solid expertise in substantive and procedural requirements of domestic and international patent prosecution in software, hardware,
- The ideal candidate will have top analytical, research and drafting skills and knowledge of federal and international regulations and procedures governing patent matters. Additional requirements include a JD or LLM from an ABA accredited law school, and active membership in good standing in at least California state bar association required. The candidate must be admitted to practice before the USPTO in patent cases. Experience with software, wireless networking and related fields is preferred. Some patent litigation experience is also preferred.

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