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Patent Counsel

Company/Firm: LS9, Inc.
Location: South San Francisco, CAlifornia
Date posted: 07/07/09
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

LS9 is the market leader for hydrocarbon biofuels and is rapidly commercializing and scaling up DesignerBiofuels products to meet market demands, including construction of a pilot facility leading to commercial availability. While initially focusing on fuels, LS9 will also develop sustainable industrial chemicals for specialty applications.

We are seeking an experienced Patent Counsel whose primary responsibilities will include all aspects of intellectual property related to LS9s product development and technology innovation efforts. In particular, the Patent Counsel will:

Draft and Prosecute patent applications, both in the United States and internationally, and manage outside counsel involved in prosecution
Participate in the formation and implementation of policies, procedures/guidelines related to intellectual property protection
Participate in developing and implementing a corporate IP strategy
Review and analyze competitor patents and industry technology and provide analysis for developing both defensive and offensive IP strategies
Provide advice on LS9 product and technology development in light of the competitive IP landscape
Provide legal counsel regarding infringement and validity issues, and patentability of new products and technologies
Provide education to staff and departments and integration of corporate IP strategy

Necessary Experience:

The successful candidate will have 4 to 8 years of patent experience with highly developed skills in drafting and prosecuting applications in Biotech environment. A JD is required and an advanced degree in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry is preferred. Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and a State Bar are also required.

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