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Company Description

HRL Laboratories is a physical science and engineering research laboratory. It focuses on pioneering research and providing technology solutions using state of the art equipment. It has a 250,000 square feet lab space, 72-acre land in its headquarters in Malibu, California. its mission is to develop and apply world-class science, engineering, and technology to achieve its clients’ goals. its vision is to be a leading destination for the country’s best scientists and engineers while being an authority in its field. Its core values include integrity, customer satisfaction, and excellent delivery. Its products include power amplifiers and multi-chip modules. It offers wafer services, foundry services, pilot product manufacturing services, device modeling, and epitaxial growth. The following job opportunities are available; machine learning and computer vision scientist, simulation engineer, integration engineer, SQL database administrator, data engineer, hardware design engineer, etc. Employee benefits include an insurance package, a retirement savings plan, and paid time off.

Job Description

Patent Attorney - (1903.02) Job Requisition ID: 1903.02 Job Title: Patent Attorney Job Type: Full-Time Location: Malibu, CA Job Description:

EDUCATION DESIRED: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related discipline, plus a JD Degree.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Responsible for HRLs Intellectual Property portfolio including advising management on IP issues, identifying patentable inventions, patent prosecution, management of outside counsel. Responsibilities shall also include: Assisting inventors prepare invention disclosures, conduct prior art searches; providing guidance and support to HRL technical personnel in the assessment of technology for patentability; supporting the administration and management of the HRL Legal Information system, ensuring required United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) deadlines are met; supporting the management of outside counsel for patent matters. Acting as liaison with customers, government agencies, outside counsel and LLC members for all IP matters. Handling associated assignments in support of the HRL General Counsel. Support Contracts by reviewing and interpreting contract terms and conditions for commercial and government contracts. Support business development efforts through the preparation of data rights assertions for proposals.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Practical experience (7+ years) as an engineer or in-house counsel required. Status as a Patent Attorney in good standing required. Work experience (1) drafting, preparing, or prosecuting patents; and/or (2) analyzing technology for export control classification is desired. Experience with the USPTO Electronic Filing System is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to engage with the technical staff to further hone and manage HRLs IP portfolio including identifying the kernel of the invention, identify and resolve potential patentability issues, assist the technical staff with office actions, review and improve draft patent applications prepared by outside counsel. The successful candidate will be able to engage with the technical staff on a technical level as well as on a legal level. The successful candidate will also support HRLs business development plans with timely production of patent applications, Ex Parte Re-exam applications, freedom to operate analyses, and IP roadmaps to guide future research efforts.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Ability to quickly learn U.S. government regulations, directives and practices regarding contracts, export and import operations. In-depth knowledge of ITAR, EAR and customs regulations is desired but not a requirement.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Excellent written and verbal communications skills required to communicate effectively with HRLs organization, external agencies and LLC members; analytical skills; work in a fast-paced environment. Work with VDT/monitors. Be sufficiently mobile to travel throughout site. Through experience, knowledge, skill and performance become the go to person for all IP issues at HRL.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. drivers license, special tools or restrictions): U.S. Citizenship required. Active DoD security clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing


  • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Vacation & Paid Time Off

HRL Laboratories LLC


Company - Private




$25M to $50M


3011 Malibu Canyon RoadMalibu, CA, 90265and others





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