SpicyIP Jobs: Patent Attorney and University Patent Consultant for US Firm


A friend of mine who works for a US corporation out of Bangalore informs me that they are looking to hire. I extract portions of his email to me spelling out what the respective jobs entail. If you are interested in either of these positions, please write to me at [email protected], with your resume. Please also specify which of the below positions you intend to apply to. Also, please feel free to forward this announcement to friends etc who might be interested.@gmail.com>
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@gmail.com>@gmail.com>1. Patent Development Manager@gmail.com>
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The selected person will be responsible for managing outside patent attorneys and overseeing the patent application, patent issuance, and patent optimization process. Patent development managers will build, review, and manage a group of outsourced patent attorneys to ensure that the company has a balanced mix of relationships at the best economic cost such that enough patent filing slots are available for use. Candidates should have a patent attorney / agent background locally and have working knowledge of U.S. patent law and processes. Also, it would be ideal if the candidate already has some experience with drafting of US patents@gmail.com>.
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2. Business Development Manager@gmail.com>
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Business development managers are persons with business skills that will be responsible for building relationships with inventors, the inventors’ sponsoring institutions, government agencies, law firms, and other business partners. The primary mission for a business development manager is to build and nurture relationships with institutions, such as universities and to create and implement marketing strategies that build the overall company brand.@gmail.com>
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@gmail.com>Ideal candidates will have experience in dealing with universities and research institutes and in business development for businesses that require long lead times to fully nurture and realize transactions from relationships. The position requires creativity – the ability to achieve short-term goals while managing an overall relationship strategy that will produce steady results over a long period of time. Over the long term a Business Development Manager will help build a the brand in India. They will also develop marketing programs, material and IP products for the Indian inventors. They should be able to connect with best inventors in India, understand the needs of inventors and build long term relationships.@gmail.com>
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So if you are a tech transfer officer or have some experience with tech transfer etc, this is the job for you. You also need to have very good sales and relationship building skill and talent. You should also have experience building a brand and managing marketing programs.@gmail.com>
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3. Invention Development Manager (IDM)@gmail.com>
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Invention development managers are persons with technical skills or subject matter experts that work with inventors to drive invention disclosure flows. The number of technical experts hired in each office will vary according to the technology sectors that a country has strength in and by the number of institutions and inventors signed. Invention development managers are expected to assist inventors on a day to day basis, to build and nurture relationships with inventors, and to build and be able to mine a database of inventors to optimize channeling invention topics to the right inventor to maximize disclosure flow. Invention development managers are also expected to be able to participate in the creation of invention topics and in triage of disclosures, and to assist portfolio architects in managing the invention topics relevant to their domain area and within their respective country. @gmail.com>
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These managers should have extensive technical experience in one or more technical fields. Candidates should also possess a keen interest in technology areas other than the one area they may have specialized in – given our broad technology categories, the ideal candidate will possess working knowledge or at least have the capacity to tap into a network of specialists across a broad technology category (IT is one example, where we may find a semiconductor specialist who keeps up with latest developments in other IT fields). @gmail.com>
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Ideal candidates will have invented, have applied for patents, who are passionate about inventing. Candidates who are personable, able to build and nurture relationships. Candidates who are eager to explore new technology areas, who are creative problem solvers. @gmail.com>
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Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof (Dr) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He is currently the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. He is also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Professor Basheer joinedAnand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Prof Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP and the Stanford Technology Law Review. He is consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also serves on several government committees.

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