Intellectual Property Attorney

Sep 04, 2023
Sep 28, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
Job Title: Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney – Well Construction

Location: Rosharon, TX – United States. Hybrid – at least 2 out of 5 days remote


TheIP Attorneyserves as an integral member of a technology center, providing IP legal services and advice in support of research. The successful candidate will have strong experience in patent drafting and prosecution, overall intellectual property protection, technology related agreements, intellectual property analysis, and providing guidance to technical persons and business management regarding intellectual property. The right candidate will enjoy learning about developing technologies in a dynamic environment and will be able to perform independently. The right candidate will be a self–starter with a team attitude and be able to anticipate IP needs and partner with engineering to secure a competitive advantage and protect disruptive technologies. He/She reports to a Senior IP Counsel.

As a valuable member of the Well Completion Systems Technology Development team, you will play a vital role in supporting our company's endeavors to enhance the performance of our production assets. From perforating to intelligent completions, and from permanent monitoring to ensuring the safety of our people and the environment, your direct contributions will be instrumental in optimizing our operations.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for an Intellectual Property docket with an emphasis on new technology development
  • Prepares and prosecutes patent applications for patent portfolio, including managing foreign filings
  • Drafts and negotiates development agreements, confidentiality agreements, collaboration agreements, and consulting agreements
  • Provides IP review and analysis through all phases of project development
  • Partners with developers to secure invention disclosures and recommends appropriate disposition to management
  • Conducts intellectual property training, advises management on IP legal issues and Company policies
  • Supports IP counsel in enforcement matters involving the technology center
  • Interacts and collaborates with IP professionals in other locations
  • Monitors intellectual property activity in relevant technology areas
  • Participates in the Legal Department training and development initiatives

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Law degree (JD or equivalent) and member of good standing in state Bar
  • Registration to practice before the USPTO
  • University technical degree required, preferably in chemistry or chemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, material science or physics, or mechanical engineering.
  • Preference is for a candidate with 2–5 years of experience after law school, working primarily with patent prosecution, patent law, and technology–related agreements.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple simultaneous projects effectively
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US without sponsorship.
  • Experience working for or representing a multinational company preferred
  • Previous experience working with oil and gas technology preferred