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Patent Attorney / Agent

Department: Legal

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara, Seattle

Req#: 2968

Every day, SONOS turns ideas into beautiful product innovation.  We have disclosed well over 500 product ideas at Patent Offices around the world. Our patent portfolio includes over 250 patents covering fundamental aspects of the SONOS experience and it is growing at a pace of over 2 patents per week. 
A Patent Attorney / Agent at SONOS will join our cross-disciplinary IP and Innovation team in promoting innovation at SONOS and developing our highly strategic patent portfolio. A successful candidate will have experience in securing high-impact patents, a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a highly-collaborative team setting, and a passion for technology and music. 
About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do
You will:
  • Provide broad-based support in the development, maintenance, enforcement and defense of SONOS’s patent portfolio
  • Prepare and review invention disclosures and advise on patentability issues
  • Prepare and prosecute own docket of U.S. and worldwide patent applications directed to important SONOS product innovations
  • Actively manage outside counsel in preparation and prosecution of patent applications
  • Work closely with SONOS’s IP & Innovation team members to develop and execute on patent portfolio strategy
  • Drive diligence regarding industry-wide product functionality
  • Interface with innovators across all SONOS groups regarding technical features, product details, and the patent process
Skills You’ll Need
You have:
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent strong academic credentials.
  • Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Minimum 3+ years patent prosecution experience within a law firm
  • Strong knowledge of USPTO and PCT regulations and systems
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a large prosecution docket
  • Strong analytical, research, writing, organizational, and management skills, detail-oriented and results-oriented
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication (both written and oral) skills
How to Audition
We will review all applicants and respond within one week.
More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.