Patent Attorney / Agent
Driven by its mission to bring affordable, reliable, and clean power to the world, EtaGen has developed advanced power generation technology that unlocks the full potential of distributed generation. The Linear Generator produces on-site electricity that provides customers with an unmatched combination of economic returns, resiliency, and carbon savings.
Modular units can be installed both on the customer-side and grid-side of the meter for the $750B global electricity equipment market. In addition, the Linear Generator can operate on gaseous and liquid fuels, which provides additional resiliency and also enables operation in regions without access to reliable natural gas infrastructure. The first pilot has been installed and sold to a top US energy company, and there is a substantial sales pipeline for commercial installations starting in 2018.
The technology and founders came out of Stanford University and the company is funded by top-tier venture and strategic investors such as Khosla Ventures and Bill Gates.
EtaGen has an extensive portfolio of US and foreign issued and pending patents and is looking to hire its first Patent Attorney/Agent to lead, grow, and enhance its IP portfolio. This Patent Attorney/Agent will work closely with EtaGen’s management, engineering, and product teams to develop and successfully execute on IP strategy and prosecution.
Interact with upper management to develop IP strategy.
Identify and research potential IP opportunities.
Review and manage employee generated invention disclosures.
Draft new patent applications with the aid of outside counsel.
Prosecute new and existing patent applications with the aid of outside counsel.
Prosecute new and existing copyright and trademark applications with aid of outside counsel.
3+ years of patent counsel/agent experience in a technical- and hardware-focused field
Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
Proven track record of patent prosecution in the US and EPO
Exceptional English written and oral technical communication skills
Excellent analytical reasoning
Advanced degree in mechanical or electrical engineering
Admitted to the CA bar
Agreement and transactional experience