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IP Counsel

Company: Ancestry
Location: lehi
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About Ancestry:

When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person's story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.

With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people's lives? You belong at Ancestry.

Ancestry is seeking an IP Counsel to join our vibrant and growing legal team in the Lehi, Utah office. This key role will be supporting the development and maintenance of a vibrant patent and trademark portfolio. Applicants should have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a passion for innovation. This role will report to our Director of IP.

What You Will Do:
  • Engage Ancestry inventors during the invention disclosure process.
  • Perform prior art searches and patentability analyses.
  • Prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications before the USPTO and other regional patent and trademark offices in collaboration with foreign counsel.
  • Assist with management of outside patent counsel.
  • Conducting various legal analyses and assist with patent-related opinion projects, such as non-infringement and invalidity analyses as well as clearance studies.
  • Provide contract review and other transactional support for a number of IP-related projects.
  • Develop and maintain technical expertise with DNA sequencing technologies, population genetics, and bioinformatics as well as with AI/ML technologies and applications of data science more generally.
  • Implement internal trainings related to IP for inventors and business personnel.


Who You Are:
  • You are a registered patent attorney with a degree in the field of engineering, computer science, physics, math/stats, genetics, or computational biology (advanced degrees in the biosciences preferred).
  • You have at least 3 years of IP experience working with a law firm.
  • You exhibit strong analytical, research, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


Additional Information:

Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law. For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.

Keywords: Ancestry, Lehi , IP Counsel, Other , lehi, Utah

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