Patent Portfolio Manager
Align Technology - San Jose, CA

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Job Description SUMMARY

The primary responsibility of this role is to provide timely, effective, and high quality legal support by developing, preparing and prosecuting patents. He/she will support US and International patent prosecution, patent strategy development, IP litigation and portfolio analysis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Manage the development, prosecution and maintenance of the US patent portfolio;
  • Manage US outside patent prosecution counsel;
  • Manage the US patent program and provide IP strategy;
  • Budget and manage US Patent Portfolio expenses;
  • Provide training on company IP related matters;
  • Co-Manage Patent Review Committee;

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
  • Assist in managing International Patent Portfolio and outside patent prosecution counsel;
  • Assist in managing Submitted Idea Program;
  • Assist with Competitor watch and portfolio analysis;
  • Assist in managing and providing advice on possible, threatened and actual IP related litigation or other adversarial situations;
  • Assist with IP due diligence in support of litigation and acquisition;
  • Assist with aspects of patentability, validity, infringement, freedom-to-operate;
  • Assist in advising and consulting on IP transactional matters.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Research and present on new patent law rule changes;
  • Advise and maintain Patent Program policies;
  • Travel outside of the US on occasion.

Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS

Registered Patent Attorney, law school graduate (California Bar preferred)

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
  • 7-10 years experience as patent practitioner preferably with both in-house and law firm patent prosecution experience
  • BS in mechanical or electrical engineering preferred. Experience in dental or orthodontics, software, optics, and/or digital imaging a plus.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Align Technology, Inc. is a global medical-device company that pioneered the invisible-orthodontics market with the introduction of the...