Tobii Dynavox, named a Top Workplace, is the world leader in eye tracking and speech generating devices - products that help individuals with speech and motor impairments live a richer and more independent life. Headquartered in Stockholm Tobii covers a global market with offices in USA, Germany, Norway, Japan and China. If you want to work with meaningful products and solve interesting problems, we might be the right company for you!
US Patent Agent or Attorney
We give people a voice. We help people with various disabilities “speak” with their hands and their eyes, interact and communicate with technology, in completely new and often game changing ways. Have a look at our users Steve , Katie , and Stephen to get an idea of how our products can completely change people’s lives. Every day we help people with disabilities ranging from ALS and Cerebral Palsy to Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke.
Tobii is seeking a US Patent Agent or Attorney, based in Pittsburgh, to join our close-knit Legal/IP team. The successful candidate will be an experienced, self-motivated, outgoing and business-focused individual who takes ownership of issues and achieves results. The role will support all three business units (Tobii Dynavox, Tobii Pro and Tobii Tech) and will provide the successful candidate with exposure to multiple jurisdictions and all manner of legal issues that one would expect in a growing technology company.
The role and responsibilities
In this role, you will be responsible for/work with:
Drafting and filing new patent applications
Prosecuting patent applications, including drafting and filing replies to Office Actions in the US, preparing instructions to foreign associates, completing patent formalities (filing paperwork, assignments, declarations, information disclosure statements, etc.), docketing and monitoring deadlines, and managing case files
Contributing to the development and implementation of Tobii’s global IP strategy
Contributing to IP provisions in agreements
Working closely with colleagues in the IP and engineering teams to identify, develop, and protect inventions
Assisting with the drafting and interpretation of the IP provisions in a wide range of agreements
All our jobs at Tobii are about innovation, passion and not the least- making things real.
At Tobii we want you to be yourself and we welcome applicants from all walks of life. No matter if you wear high heels or sandals, or if you spend your nights at the gym or prefer playing Dungeons & Dragons with your colleagues. Welcome to Tobii!
Apply as soon as possible by our website. We handle applications ongoing, don't wait! At Tobii Dynavox, we move quickly.
Working at Tobii you will find yourself in an innovative environment and work with passionate colleagues from all around the world. Our technology brings a voice to people with speech impairments, it helps us understand human behavior and it is revolutionizing the way we interact with technology.
If you want to build a company rather than just work for one, if you take pride in honest hard work and want to perform freely in an open environment where you can be yourself, you will feel right at home.
It’s all about innovation, passion and making things real.
Tobii Dynavox values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. Tobii Dynavox does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, physics, electrical engineering or similar
Relevant experience and/or education in the high-tech industry
Registration with the USPTO as a patent agent or attorney
Skills needed to be successful in this position:
Self-driven with the ability to independently handle workload and prioritize tasks
Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
Experience performing patent prosecution and opinion work. The ideal candidate would have experience working both at a law firm and for a technology company
Familiarity with foreign patent prosecution, particularly in jurisdictions such as Europe and China, is a plus
About Tobii Dynavox
Tobii Dynavox, www.tobiidynavox.com , the largest business unit in the Tobii Group, is the world leader in eye tracking and assistive technology for communication-products that help individuals with speech and motor impairments live a richer and more independent life. Tobii Dynavox was formed in 2014 when Tobii Assistive Technology (founded in 2005) merged with Dynavox Systems (founded in 1983). The merger created the world leader in devices, software and tools for alternative communication making thousands of people around the world able to communicate despite any limitations. Have a look at this fantastic video on the way we impact peoples lives and give them the power and ability to be who they are: