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Patent Attorney / Agent

| Watertown
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WiTricity is seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of patent prosecution experience and a degree in electrical engineering or physics with exposure to power electronics.

Reporting to the Vice President of Intellectual Property Management, this position will routinely interact with members of the sales and business development team, R&D, engineers, product managers and outside legal counsel. The individual will be an integral part of the WiTricity legal team, whose primary responsibility will be to assist in the strategic direction and management of WiTricity’s intellectual property estate.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Patent preparation, prosecution and maintenance
  • Attending engineering and R&D meetings to harvest intellectual property and assist with writing invention disclosures
  • Conducting patent landscape and freedom-to-operate studies
  • Drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements (for individuals with legal experience)
  • Assist with enforcement and management of IP related disputes (for individuals with legal experience)
  • Administrative duties including preparing filing papers for US and foreign patent filings, maintaining docket of patent matters and preparing docket reports for patent portfolio
  • Supervising outside counsel on patent related matters and managing patent budget in cost efficient manner

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physics or Electrical Engineeringrequired; Advanced technical degree a plus
  • Legal degree or law firm experience a plus
  • Must have the aptitude to become an expert in electromagnetism, circuit design, electronics, magnetic induction and wireless power transfer
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic/foreign patent prosecution procedures, terminology, and deadlines required
  • Eligibility to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills, including confidence and credibility in working directly with senior management team and attorneys
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in a highly technical environment
  • Ability to work independently

Location: Watertown, Massachusetts

Please submit your resume and a writing sample to [email protected].

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • AltiumLanguages
    • MATLAB/SimulinkLanguages
    • LabViewLanguages

Location

Our company runs along the Charles River with plenty of restaurants nearby. Plus, the office is easy to get to with a bus station nearby.

An Insider's view of WiTricity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe has a start-up feel with positivity and great energy (no pun intended). Each day our labs are filled with teams testing and solving complex challenges. WiTricians are passionate, intellectual and warm professionals. There are no egos. This makes for a comfortable and fun place to work.


Kristina

VP Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

I am most excited about bringing EV wireless charging to life as a real product, to be working at the forefront of the automotive industry on a product that will have a big positive impact on the world.


Geoff

Senior Program Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Every engineer I have ever worked with wants to work on cutting edge technology with smart people they respect and who they can learn from. I feel so fortunate that we can offer all of that to prospective employees while creating an industry. People have an immediate opportunity to work across organizations and solve complex challenges."

Kim

VP Human Resources

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We are essentially creating the market for EV wireless charging so every design and spec is a challenge that we engineer for global standardization. Passing high power through the air is complex and challenging - the physics alone, not to mention the hardware and software. Our team continues to push boundaries.

Steve

VP Engineering

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My goal is to mentor talented engineers to develop the most robust and cutting edge platform available. As industry leaders in wireless power transfer we are developing innovative solutions to address the explosive growth in wireless electrical vehicle charging market. There is so much opportunity to grow here.

Aldo

Director of Engineering

What are WiTricity Perks + Benefits

WiTricity Benefits Overview

WiTricity offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package featuring 80% contribution toward health and dental insurance and generous time off. We pride ourselves on the variety and frequency of culture building events, recognition of team achievements and communication about the company direction.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can elect the maximum allowed by the IRS for medical or dependent care expenses.
Disability Insurance
We offer short and long term disability insurance at no cost to the employee.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
We offer a life insurnace benefit at no cost to the employee for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
Gym and weight loss discount programs; On-site annual flu shot clinic; Running club
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
We ioffer 9 paid holidays every year plus two floating holidays to be used at your discretion.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
WiTricity sponsors regular team outings as well as a summer and holiday event.
Stocked Kitchen
We have a fully stocked kitchen including healthy snacks, coffee, tea and soda.
Some Meals Provided
Staff comes together every Friday for a company wide sponsored lunch!
Happy Hours
We have regular on-site happy hours for the team to come together and unwind.
Parking
Free employee parking available on site as well as easy access to public transportation.
Recreational Clubs
Our running club takes advantage of the great running paths along the Charles River just outiside our front door.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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