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Sandia National Laboratories Counsel - Technology Transfer Attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

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Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Technology Transfer Attorney/Patent Attorney for its Legal Technology Transfer Center. The attorney will provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, policies, and procedures. The attorney will counsel on technology transfer activities ranging from non-disclosure agreements, cooperative research and development agreements, user facilities agreement, license agreements and negotiations as well as copyright licensing, litigation, and trademark registration. The selected candidate will manage a patent docket and prepare and prosecute Sandia patent applications. The patent prosecution will focus on Sandia’s materials, chemical and electrical engineering, bioengineering, mechanical, civil, aeronautics, and component engineering areas, as well as Sandia’s weapons system engineering technologies.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Provide legal advice and assistance in all matters involving or relating to intellectual property issues, policies, and procedures.

  • Counsel on technology transfer activities ranging from non-disclosure agreements, cooperative research and development agreements, user facilities agreement, license agreements and negotiations as well as copyright licensing, litigation, and trademark registration.

  • Manage a patent docket and prepare and prosecute Sandia patent applications

  • Routinely advise management and staff and engage at all levels of the company.

  • Interact with corporate counsel, DOE/NNSA counsel, and outside counsel.

  • Advise management on complex projects and intellectual property legal matters in order to anticipate, identify, and protect the corporation against legal liability.

    Required:

  • A U.S. law degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice in at least one U.S. state and current registration with the USPTO is required.

  • Excellent academic qualifications with at least ten (3 to 7) years of law firm and/or in-house experience in licensing and technology transfer experience as well as patent prosecution experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in materials, chemical and electrical engineering, bioengineering, mechanical, civil, aeronautics, and component engineering areas or a relevant science or engineering discipline.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

    Desired:

  • Masters or PhD level education.

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills are needed.

  • Strong project and client management skills.

  • Proven track record of success in the patent field.

    Department Description:

    The Legal Technology Transfer Center provides legal counsel and advice, protects IP, mitigates risk, and works to enable corporate IP strategies.

    About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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 Q-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 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.

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