Patent Agent at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: Legal

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

Building the Best Battery

QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage with solid-state lithium-metal battery technology. The company’s next-generation batteries are designed to enable longer range, faster charging and enhanced safety in electric vehicles to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future.

We are expanding our team with the addition of a proactive, forward-thinking individual that can apply an unconventional approach to managing and growing our patent portfolio.

What You'll Do:

- Work collaboratively with the engineering team to evaluate patentability of inventions

- Provide detailed guidance to outside counsel for the preparation of response to office actions

- Perform on a wide range of projects/issues including portfolio management, freedom-to-operate, competitor and landscape analysis, due diligence, and licensing work

- Conduct inventor interviews and intellectual property training with focus on patent and trade secret protection

The Team You'll Join:

You will report to the Director of Intellectual Property and join a dynamic and growing legal team

**Education & Experience: **

We are looking for a strong patent professional to properly secure the groundbreaking inventions developed by our R &D team

At a minimum, you will have a Master’s degree in a scientific discipline (a Ph.D. is a plus), be registered to practice with the USPTO, and at least 2 years of combined law firm experience and/or in-house experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

You are able to analyze facts and apply legal knowledge to translate and provide advice in terms that are easily understood by technical and business leaders.

You are energetic, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and can easily handle multiple and shifting priorities.

You work independently to produce a high-quality work product that shows good judgment and attention to detail.

You are highly collaborative and resourceful in finding the information you need, and comfortable when facing uncertainty or ambiguity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Patent Agent
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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