Careers


At PatentGuru, we build products that help clients make sense of the technology innovation that drive their businesses forward, using patent documents. Our systems organize and analyze large amounts of structured and unstructured patent data, uses scientific methods to extract knowledge and insights from the data and presents the data through a sophisticated dynamic user interface which enables the user to find answers to their most important questions.

 

We are committed to building a skilled team with diversity and inclusion in mind.  Working as part of our diverse team, your work will touch thousands of individual inventors, universities and research institutions, small and medium-sized businesses, global enterprises and top investors in the world.

 

As a fast-growing startup, we offer unique opportunities to highly-motivated individuals who would like to reach their full potentials and thrive with us.


How to Apply: We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.  Send your cover letter and resume to hr at patetguru dot com


Perks and Benefits:

Open, collaborative work environment

Subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance

Generous time off and paid parental leave

Fitness and wellness benefits

401k with up to 6% match

Tuition reimbursement program

Annual education stipend

Daily lunch stipend

Bonus for referring an employee

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: PatentGuru is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


UI Designer

Job Overview

If you are a passionate designer who wants to make an impact working on a product that clients love, we’d want to talk with you.

We are looking for an experienced Product designer with a passion for creating intuitive and delightful user experiences.  This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing and highly visible team. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry design projects from start to finish, owning the feedback loop of discovery, ideation, evaluation, and team review

  • Work to execute both long and short-term goals, always looking for ways to improve systems and process

  • Work with the product team to deliver wireframes, prototypes, specs, and assets

  • Contribute to our flexible design system

  • Demonstrate ideas with data, empathy, and an awareness of opportunity costs

  • Discover new tools to assist in mockups and prototyping keeping our team up to date with the newest technology

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • 1+ years of design experience with a strong portfolio showcasing complex platforms turned into engaging user interfaces

  • Experience working with data visualizations and other complex data sets

  • Advanced understanding of user interface design, user experience design, interaction design, UX design process, user research, and usability standards

  • Effective communication skills and comfortable working under tight deadlines, across many teams, with quickly shifting priorities

  • Up to date with necessary design tools including but not limited to Sketch, InVision, Adobe Suite, and Google suite

  • Experience bringing designs to life with functioning prototypes preferred


Research Associate

Job Overview

Are you a naturally inquisitive person who enjoys digging into the details? Are you looking for a role where you can make an impact, gain product operational experience, and join a rapidly growing company that has opportunities at the next level for high performers across several departments? If so, we'd love to talk!

In this role, you will join our research team with an initial focus on mastering our proprietary data entry tool and research process.  Once mastered, you will help our team collect world-wide patent data, improve data collection operations, and provide quality checks of existing data.  Please note this role is more closely aligned to a product operational role than academic or marketing research.

The Research team is one of the largest and most important teams at PatentGuru.  It is responsible for the core of what we do as a company— provide high quality patent data and intelligence.  We also believe in making Research department a fun and inviting place to be, and our traditions such as baked good Mondays, casual Fridays and monthly team outings keep us happy.

Nearly everyone in Research starts as a Research Associate.  This development approach creates a pathway for our Research Associates to grow into Senior Research Associates, Team Leads and Research Managers in the Research department, or to transition to a variety of roles on other teams at PatengGuru.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ramping up to become an expert in one of PatentGuru’s core research areas by collecting, parsing and importing data into the PatentGuru Platform

  • Reviewing previously-researched information to provide feedback to other researchers

  • Collaborating cross-culturally with global teams

  • Communicating effectively and efficiently with internal stakeholders in person and through email

  • Working with your team to develop and improve processes, tools and methodologies

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • A high attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and in written materials

  • Dedication to continuous improvement

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Interest in the intellectual property and research industries

  • 1 – 2 years of professional work experience, which could be in the form of an internship

  • Interest in leading, training or developing remote teams is a plus

  • Bachelor's degree required


Director of Research

Job Overview

The director of research will be responsible for upholding and expanding the vision for the Research department.

This person will take the lead in setting the research agenda of the team:

What are the most important trends and technologies as gleaned from our data/analysis and how should they be covered?

What can we do to better meet clients’ needs with our research?

What are the appropriate research formats and methodologies?

What will be the big ideas, the narratives, the insights being brought forth?

It is the job of the research director to be the ultimate steward of talent and the research quality on this team.  Additionally, this person will be a key part of the leadership team in the research department. The Research Department’s goal is to provide clients with the industry’s smartest, most digestible, and most actionable insight into the technologies, competitors, and market trends of tomorrow.  The director of research will collaborate closely with other research leaders in defining a larger vision and strategy to fulfill this mission.

This person will guide the work of the analysts on the team and ensure they align with the overall business goals of the company.  They must have strong leadership skills and the ability to hire and inspire others to do their best work, while always meeting our high standards.  They should have the determination to lead the team in an atmosphere that calls for aggressive experimentation and change.

The research director will build relationships with other leaders and individual contributors in the company, including within business development, marketing, and customer success, and seek input from them in terms of how the research can best help fuel their respective efforts.  The person joining in this role will be a creative partner to the department head, working closely on department-wide initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recruit, manage, and develop a team of hungry and smart analysts who have created industry-leading research on tech and innovation trends across various industries.  This includes handling research calendar for the team and assignment queues across public, syndicated, and custom research deliverables.

  • Oversee data-driven research and reports that combine our proprietary data with outside data sets to identify key trends

  • Set a client-focused agenda: Help align the team’s work with the interests of our clients and prospects

  • Help the team understand and develop forward-looking analyses and insights for top technical areas including automation, renewable energy, artificial intelligence, and more

  • Support PR requests with data and category knowledge

  • You should be passionate and knowledgeable about technology and have some background in adjacent disciplines such as venture capital, corporate strategy, corporate finance, and M&A

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Research experience a requirement – can be within the fields of market research, equity research, journalism, or consulting in related area

  • 10+ years experience overall, as well as significant experience leading a team

  • Embody humility, drive, and a solutions-oriented attitude

  • Comfortable with private and public markets including public company innovation metrics

  • Ability to synthesize data and develop meaningful conclusions and predictive insights

  • Strong communication/presentation skills and leadership abilities

  • Ability to multitask and handle the details while keeping an eye on the big picture

  • Some startup experience ideal, thick skin and high tolerance for change required

  • Strong MS Excel and Powerpoint skills

  • BA/BS required; relevant graduate degrees a plus


Sales Development Representative

Job Overview

Drive PatentGuru's growth as part of the Business Development team.

The PatentGuru Sales Development Representative (SDR) will generate interest in PatentGuru and drive prospects to demo.  Specifically, this role blends high-intellect web prospecting with sophisticated phone and email communication.  In this role you will be actively handling lead qualification and help convert leads into clients.  While it is an entry-level sales position, it is a critical component of the PatentGuru sales pod.  As such, you will have the opportunity to be closely mentored and developed by more seasoned enterprise sales professionals.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Prospecting for new clients via both phone calls and emails at high volume with an eye toward exceeding expectations

  • Qualifying leads generated by marketing which includes content and demo requests

  • Actively seeking out new potential client accounts and making the first contact with those accounts to generate interest

  • Scheduling demos of the PatentGuru platform for qualified prospects

  • Working with Account Executives to ensure qualified leads convert into paid clients by getting them timely, conducive information about PatentGuru's products

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree (In lieu of degree, 4 years relevant work experience)

  • Less than 2 years of sales experience, with a history of overachieving targets, in new business acquisition

  • Strong communication skills over both phone and email

  • Shown creative problem-solving approach and strong analytical skills

  • Strong desire and ability to move up within a sales organization