Stilla is hiring a Patent Engineer – Microfluidics / Genomics

Stilla is hiring a Patent Engineer with expertise in Microfluidics and/or Genomics, whose main missions will be to support the Company’s patenting activities, from invention identification to filing, and perform Freedom-to-Operate investigations.

Missions for the Patent Engineer, Microfluidics / Genomics
1. Support the Company’s patenting activities
In close interaction with R&D, Operations and the Company’s patent counsels:
– Organize and manage creativity workshops
– Facilitate invention identification and reviews within project teams
– Assist inventors in the preparation of invention disclosures
– Perform prior art searches
– Serve as the main point of contact between Company and counsels during prosecutions.

2. Perform Freedom-to-Operate investigations
In close interaction with the Company’s patent counsels:
– Screen patent activities of competitors
– Perform thorough investigations of specific patent families
– Perform prior art searches
– Make comprehensive reports regarding Freedom-to-Operate findings
– Make recommendations to the Company’s management regarding FTO and filing strategy.

3. Familiarize and train employees about invention management and IP
With support for the management (CEO) and the Company’s patent counsels:
– Explain the basics of invention management to R&D and Operations employees
– Train a selected number of employees regarding invention management (invention identification, invention disclosure, etc…)
– Progressively implement an invention management process within the Company.


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