We are seeking a talented IP Counsel with experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications to maintain and enhance our IP portfolio. The position is based out of our Santa Monica office.
The Motional Santa Monica office is located in the heart of 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica at 312 Arizona Avenue. With all the modern amenities for productive work and play, it is steps away from the popular pedestrian outdoor shopping area and Santa Monica beach.
What You'll Be Doing
Manage the preparation and prosecution of patent applications from ideation to filing
Lead patent harvesting and brainstorming sessions across different sites
Review outside counsel work product including draft patent applications and draft office action responses
Manage and assist with growing our IP portfolio including patents and trademarks
What We're Looking For
Degree in Computer Science, Computer or Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or other relevant technical discipline
2+ years of US patent prosecution experience at a law firm or technology company with a proven track record of drafting and prosecuting applications to protect ideas related to software, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data processing, and automotive sensors
Member of at least one State bar in the US
Strong ability to write concisely and clearly
Ability to collaborate effectively with both engineers and outside counsel
Ability and willingness to work across time zones
Comfortable with a minimum of 25% travel (domestic and international) per year
Bonus Points (not required)
Master’s or higher qualification in Computer Science, Computer or Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, or other relevant technical discipline
Foreign prosecution experience (European, Chinese experience preferred)
Experience with trademark prosecution, open-source software licenses, technology licensing
Motional is making driverless vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.
Our team is commercializing a world-class driverless system. The Motional team is behind some of the industry’s largest leaps forward in the last decade, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world’s first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world’s most-established public robotaxi fleet. Strategically formed by Hyundai Motor Groupand Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives.
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