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Patent Prosecution Attorney

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Patent Attorney for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. This attorney will provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, regulations and policies. The selected candidate will counsel on patent preparation and prosecution activities including in-house patent preparation and prosecution. The prosecution will focus on Sandia line organizations researching design of materials and structures for materials engineering, materials aging and reliability, biological sciences, silicon processing and fabrication of compound semiconductors solar cells, infrared focal plane arrays), analog and digital circuits, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, failure analysis techniques, micro fluidics, optical sensing, and ceramics. The successful candidate will also counsel on technology transfer activities, licensing negotiations, cooperative research and development agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

Sandia is seeking a patent attorney with 3 7 years of patent prosecution and licensing experience in high technology areas. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of patent protection, from reviewing invention disclosures, leading patent review committees, drafting patent applications, reviewing applications prepared by outside counsel, prosecuting patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), conducting prior art searches, and otherwise supporting technology transfer activities of a major national laboratory. The successful candidate will be responsible for counseling on licensing activities, negotiations, and contracts.


+ The successful candidate will have a degree in , chemical engineering, materials science, semiconductor physics or a relevant engineering discipline.
+ This position requires the candidate to have excellent academic qualifications with 3-7 years of law firm and/or in-house experience in intellectual property licensing and patent prosecution.
+ A U.S. law degree from the American Bar Association accredited law school, admission to practice in at least one U.S. state and current registration with the USPTO is required.
+ You must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

+ Masters or PhD level education is preferred.
+ Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are needed.
+ Candidates should have strong project, and client management skills and a proven track record of success in the patent field.
+ Active DoD or DOE Security Clearance.

Department Description:

Legal Division Intellectual Property Center

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


Posted: 2020-02-07 Expires: 2020-03-08

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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