Updated: Feb 10
About Metawave: Metawave is pioneering disruptive millimeter wave technologies that accelerate the transition to highly automated and fully autonomous ground and aerial vehicle operation meeting safety and emerging services goals. With its patented, high-resolution all-weather imaging SPEKTRA radar modules, and associated software stacks, Metawave is delivering the missing sensor with unmatched long-range sensing and perception based on novel machine learning and AI to automotive, tracking, trains, aerial and drone customers. Its SPEKTRA™ radar is the first automotive analog beamsteering radar with resolution capable of distinguishing objects close to each other, in difficult driving scenarios and in all-weather conditions, making cars safer and smarter. Metawave TURBO™ active repeaters and KLONE™ passive reflectors enable faster, more efficient, and lower cost 5G deployments, bringing connectivity to billions of users both indoors and out. Metawave’s AWARE™AI object classification platform is the first demonstration of real-time radar object classification. Founded in 2017, Metawave is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Visit us at www.metawave.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us on Twitter @metawavecorp, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Your Role: We are currently looking for a patent practitioner to join our legal team working with highly skilled engineers on complex topics. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated excellence in understanding technology and business, working with engineers, preparing and prosecuting patent applications and developing filing strategies. Responsibilities:
Work closely with Metawave team members to identify and define innovations.
Work with chief legal officer to build IP portfolios
Counsel technologists on protection of intellectual property
Prepare and prosecute patent applications for Metawave core technologies
Work with foreign counsel to protect innovations worldwide
Collaborate with software and hardware teams to develop patent strategies for automotive radar and cellular communications
Perform other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of goals
Minimum Qualifications: Experience
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with technologists
Outstanding writing and analytical skills, and top academic credentials are essential.
At least 5 years drafting and prosecuting high-quality, complex patent applications for major technology companies.
Ability to perform prior art searches and freedom to operate analyses.
Candidate must be a confident self-starter, capable of working both on her/his own as well as part of teams.
M.S./Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Physics
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office registration required
Experience with millimeter wave RF systems, including radar and cellular.
At least 3 years of working experience in industry
For attorneys, at least one state bar registration.
A broad background in many different aspects of IP is helpful, including re-examinations, continuations, and appealss
Experience in the Automotive Industry
Experience in Mobile and Fixed Wireless Network Industry
Previous experience with startups transitioning to growth stage and beyond
Perks + Benefits:
Competitive salary package
Stock options for every employee
Hybrid in office and work from home plan
Healthcare + dental + vision + life & disability insurance
Flexible time off & paid holidays
Relocation assistance + reimbursement
Metawave is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview.