Patent Agent/ Sr. Patent Agent

San Francisco, California
May 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Gladstone Institutes is an independent, not-for-profit research institution affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), which is transforming the health and well-being of all people through medical research, education, and outreach. Gladstone comprises three Institutes, as well as various Centers and Programs, focusing approximately 500 members on our mission: Science Overcoming Disease. Located in an award-winning building adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay Campus, Gladstone offers a competitive salary and benefits program within a highly interactive environment for those seeking to maximize their potential. Please consider Gladstone and make a difference in human health.

We are currently looking to hire a Patent Agent/Senior Patent Agent. S/he will manage Gladstone Intellectual Property (IP) from receipt of invention disclosure through patent prosecution, working with general oversight from Gladstone's in-house counsel. Work closely with Gladstone inventors and outside patent counsel. Make recommendations for patent filings and patent prosecution decisions. Assist with Gladstone licensing efforts. Maintenance of IP dockets (both internal and web-based). Review all patent prosecution legal bills. Work with other departments (Grants, Corporate Liaison and Ventures (CLV) regarding the Gladstone IP portfolio. Do iEDISON and CIRM reporting for related inventions. Perform other IP tasks as needed.

  • Life Sciences degree required; PhD preferred.
  • Must be familiar with current research techniques and tools.
  • Registration with the USPTO as a patent practitioner.
  • Hands-on experience with patent prosecution.

Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.