Patent Engineer

Remote
about 1 month ago
Full time role

Company

Twelve

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Job Description

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

Job Brief 

As a Patent Engineer at Twelve, you will work with engineers and researchers to identify innovations and coordinate with outside counsel to prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications. In this role you will also work with the Director of IP to assess the related patent landscape and continually optimize Twelve’s patent strategy. This is a great opportunity for a self-starter who is passionate about green technology and has a desire to join a rapidly growing team and highly innovative company.

What You Will Do

  • Actively assist in preparing, filing, and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications
  • Be responsible for communicating with and directing prosecution activities of outside counsel
  • Work with the technical team to identify patentable innovations and draft invention disclosures
  • Perform freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses across multiple related technology fields including but not limited to polymers and polymer membranes, electrochemistry, electrolysis, material fabrication processes, and plant design 
  • Assist the Director of IP in developing Twelve's patent strategy
  • Become familiar with and continually keep abreast of the competitive landscape related to CO2 electrolysis technology
  • Educate and train employees on invention disclosure and patent process workflows
  • Communicate IP strategy and status of the portfolio to the management team
  • Develop and maintain a broad understanding of Twelve’s business including research, products, and product development

Who You Are

  • 5+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Patent agent or attorney preferred
  • You have a Masters or PhD degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, preferably with a focus on polymer chemistry
  • You are familiar with electrochemical technologies (e.g. batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers)
  • Familiarity with government grants and contracts is a plus
  • You have outstanding verbal and written communication/presentation skills
  • You are adept at working with cross-functional teams and multiple stakeholders

Twelve Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

 

Want to work with us but don't see a current opening that fits your background? Email us at talent@twelve.co. 

 

Twelve

Berkeley, CA, USA

We're Twelve, a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning ...

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