Join TuSimple and help change the way the world moves.  Together we're making freight transportation safer, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly.

This opportunity is located in San Diego, CA.  Remote friendly during COVID-19 

You can apply to the job with this email address: legal__senior_patent_agent__8c6702ed2us@ivy.greenhouse.io

TuSimple Company Overview

Come join a higher calling and find a deeper purpose!   

TuSimple is a fully commercialized autonomous trucking company.   As a multi-national Artificial Intelligence Technology Company, we are at the epicenter of the Autonomous Vehicle Universe. Our breakthroughs are leading the industry in autonomous trucking.  

While inventing the framework of Autonomous Driving, our live fleet of autonomous Trucks have fully evolved land freight.    TuSimple is leading the way by hiring the most talented researchers, engineers, and scientists.  

TuSimple was founded half a decade ago with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and Artificial Intelligence, TuSimple has created the first commercially viable Autonomous Freight Network. 

Opportunity Overview 

TuSimple’s Senior Patent Agent performs highly complex and sensitive work, in the harvesting of Intellectual Property (IP) and the prosecution of patents in support of our short- and long-term organizational objectives. As a US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) license holder, the Senior Patent Agent fully owns the patent application process, partnering with our technical teams to ensure completeness and inclusion of all patent-worthy IP. The Senior Patent Agent liaises with outside counsel and our international teams to ensure global IP protection, and supports our Patent Attorneys with various IP counsel matters.

Role Responsibilities

  • Builds strong relationships and acts as a strategic partner to TuSimple’s technical teams to support the harvesting of intellectual property and align the patent portfolio with the Organization's short- and long-term objectives. 
  • Develops and leads patent training and invention harvesting meetings. Organizes and coordinates invention disclosure reviews and evaluations. 
  • Partners with technical teams, and other cross-functional teams, to ensure accuracy of all patent applications and associated documentation. 
  • Prepares, files, and prosecutes patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), ensuring the inclusion of all critical IP. Communicates with, and liaises between, technical teams and the USPTO throughout the patent application process. Responds to USPTO’s communications in a thoughtful and timely manner. 
  • Liaises with outside counsel and other service providers, coordinating workflow, and ensuring work product meets or exceeds defined work scope and TuSimple’s needs. 
  • Conducts patent analysis projects, including art searches, competitive intelligence analysis, infringement analysis, portfolio analysis, validity analysis, etc. 
  • Identifies, analyzes, and solutions for complex patent issues. 
  • Supports the IP Paralegals with docket database management, invention disclosure tracking, and IP reporting, as necessary.
  • Provides support to attorneys with IP transactions, litigation, post-grant proceedings, and other IP counsel needs. 
  • Stays abreast of relevant technology trends and current patent prosecution trends/issues

Experience & Skills Required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field required. (Master’s Degree in Computer Science,Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field preferred). 
  • 4 years of patent prosecution experience
  • Deep knowledge of US and international patent laws, rules, and procedures. 
  • Strong knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for drafting a range of complex and technical patent documentation. 
  • Understanding of current and emerging technical developments and trends, particularly within the Autonomous Driving industry. 
  • Proven success with building relationships with cross-functional technical teams resulting in consistent harvesting of IP. 
  • Strong understanding of patents including claim construction and current patent case law. 
  • Proficient in patent mining and/or analysis. 
  • Ability to discuss and transition between high-level architecture and low-level implementation when discussing technologies. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of patent valuation – licensing, encumbrances, exhaustion, standard obligations, royalties, infringement, and prior-art. 
  • Ability to conduct patent research and formulate an opinion regarding infringement, validity, and economic impact. 
  • Experience explaining technology and patents in layman’s terms to a variety of audiences. 
  • Experience conducting patent landscapes. 
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings/plans/documents/data/etc.
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing engineering fundamentals and testing methods.
  • Mandarin fluency, preferred  

TuSimple Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you and your family
  • Work visa sponsorship available
  • Relocation assistance available
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served every day
  • Full kitchens on every floor with unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more
  • Stock options / equity
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly team building budget
  • Learning/education budget  
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short disability

TuSimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.

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This opportunity is located in San Diego, CA.  Remote friendly during COVID-19 

You can apply to the job with this email address: legal__senior_patent_agent__8c6702ed2us@ivy.greenhouse.io

 

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