Patent Agent

Hayward, CA, United States
Feb 20, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pulse Biosciences (Nasdaq: PLSE) is a bio-electric medicine company committed to health innovation that has the potential to improve and extend the lives of patients. The CellFX® System will be the first commercial product to harness the distinctive advantages of our proprietary Nano-Pulse Stimulation™ (NPS™) technology. The unique cell-specific effects of the NPS mechanism of action have the potential to significantly benefit patients across multiple medical applications, including dermatology, our first planned commercial application.

We exist to make a positive difference in the lives of patients, physicians, healthcare providers, shareholders and our Pulse Biosciences team members. We take pride in hiring the best and brightest minds to our world-class company. Individuals who are creative, forward-thinking, and who approach challenges with an innovative attitude will excel in our culture.

Position Summary:

The Patent Agent is responsible for assisting in the management and development of our IP portfolio, working closely with the Company’s Intellectual Property counsel, Engineering, and management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drafting new patent applications and prosecuting existing applications,
  • Assisting with patent and trademark portfolio management, including coordinating efforts between inside and outside counsel, as well as R&D, product marketing, new business development, etc.,
  • Managing internal patent database and docket,
  • Analyzing new invention disclosures, meeting with inventors, formulating search strategy and performing patentability searches,
  • Analyzing patents in connection with due diligence or freedom to operate opinions, and evaluating patentable subject matter,
  • Reviewing patent alerts and patent watches,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:

  • At least 7 years relevant experience with emphasis on medical device or life science technologies, with 2 years in-house experience in medical device or life science company preferred.

  • A strong scientific background, with BS or MS degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biology, bioengineering, or immunology required.
  • Electric or electro-mechanical background.
  • A broad experience conducting patentability, validity and freedom to operate searches, assisting with freedom to operate analysis, assessing patentability, validity and infringement.

  • Substantial experience in drafting and prosecuting high-quality complex patent applications in the medical device field is required, responding to US and foreign office actions and assisting with instructions to foreign patent and trademark firms; in-house experience preferred.
  • Biomedical and immuno-oncology research experience is a plus.
  • Registered patent agent with the USPTO

Skills, Abilities, and Other Requirements:

  • Proficient knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office Suite applications.

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the AppColl patent docketing system.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn patent searching tools, such as PatBase (Minesoft).
  • Strong scientific/technical writing skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with members of senior management, clinicians, engineers, and attorneys.
  • Ability to work conscientiously and with minimal direction, using good judgment, taking initiative to accomplish short and long-range projects, and recommend actions with minimal direction.
  • Ability to work as a team member, multi-task and be very flexible to adapt to the ever-changing work priorities and requirements of a dynamic, fast growing company.
  • Ability to lift 10-15 pounds.

Our corporate headquarters is located in Hayward, California. To learn more about us, visit our website at

At Pulse Biosciences, we are committed to providing a respectful work environment to our diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, age, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Principals only; unsolicited candidate submissions from recruiters or third-party agencies will be considered free referrals.