Patent Engineer / Inventor

Somerville, MA /
R&D – Patent Engineer / Inventor /
Full Time
Background & Overview
Sublime Systems’ mission is to have a swift and massive impact on reducing global CO2 emissions by decarbonizing cement, the key ingredient in concrete. Founded in 2020, Sublime Systems has taken on the challenge of transforming the cement production process. Leading investors including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital have funded Sublime’s technology, recognizing that this paradigm shift in production has set us on the path to deliver high performance, net-zero solutions to concrete producers, thereby driving gigaton-scale reductions in CO2 emissions.
If you are galvanized by seeking solutions to hard problems, inspired to combat climate change, and have a “hard hat” in your DNA, contact us today to learn more about Sublime Systems. We are seeking extraordinary scientists, engineers, market and business development strategists, and operations experts to propel innovation and market transformation.
Position Overview
Sublime Systems seeks a Patent Engineer / Inventor to develop and manage our intellectual property portfolio. This contributor will be responsible for identifying, improving, and documenting our inventions. The Patent Engineer / Inventor will work closely with Sublime’s leadership and technical team and will make a large impact on the business by helping to protect our proprietary technology. This is an exciting opportunity to combat global climate change by transforming how the world makes cement.
Responsibilities include:
       Establishing and running a process to manage Sublime Systems’ intellectual property portfolio
       Identifying new patentable inventions created by Sublime’s team
       Gathering the information needed to understand and describe our inventions from Sublime’s scientists and engineers as well as written documentation
       Performing prior art searches of published patents and other literature
       Writing invention disclosures and patent applications
       Contributing to ideation and development of inventive concepts related to Sublime’s technology for decarbonized cement manufacturing
       Working with Sublime’s IP attorneys to file patent applications
       Responding to office actions from the US Patent and Trademark Office
       Thinking strategically about the best approaches to protect Sublime’s intellectual property
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
The Patent Engineer / Inventor will be a critical member of Sublime Systems’ team with significant responsibilities and impact. The ideal candidate will be innovative, organized, independent, self-motivated, a quick learner, a clear communicator, and an effective collaborator.
       B.S. in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, applied physics, or a related field plus 5 or more years of relevant work experience, OR
M.S. in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, applied physics, or a related field plus 3 or more years of relevant work experience, OR
Ph.D. in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, applied physics, or a related field plus 2 or more years of relevant work experience
       Experience with the patent process from start to finish, including concept generation, application, examination, and patent issuance
       Excellent written and verbal communication skills
       Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to listen, distill information, consult, and suggest new approaches
       Ability to pay close attention to detail, focusing on accuracy and quality, without losing sight of the bigger picture
       Ability to set up and run an organized process for manage an intellectual property portfolio
       Balance, perspective, and a good sense of humor
       Patent agents or candidates with legal training are preferred
       Experience with patent litigation is a plus
       Research or product development experience in chemical processes, electrochemistry, and/or construction materials is a plus
Sublime Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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