Innovation and IP Strategist

Santa Clara, California, United States (USA), Momentus Space [MS-IIPS]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Procurement and Legal
Job type

About this job

Momentus is providing in-space transportation services by building spacecraft that carry satellites and hosted payloads between orbits in space. Our spacecraft are propelled by a new type of electric propulsion system (microwave electrothermal) which uses water as a propellant. Momentus is the first to demonstrate this type of thruster in space.

We are seeking a creative, hard-working, and very intelligent Innovation and IP Strategist to assist in defining and implementing our IP strategy. A successful candidate has demonstrated success in science/technology with a strong track record of professional journal and conference publications.


  • Work closely with research and technical staff to document and identify new discoveries and inventions and formulate how they can best be protected
  • Formulate Momentus’ IP strategy that supports the company’s technical roadmap
  • Understand emerging and existing technology relevant to the company’s technical roadmap and identify potential IP opportunities
  • Work closely with legal counsel in the preparation, submission, and prosecution of patent applications
  • Formulate strategies to organize and manage Momentus’ IP portfolio
  • Assist the technical team in the preparation of conference and professional journal publications


  • A graduate degree (MS or PhD) in aerospace, physics, or other engineering discipline
  • Truly outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Must have a passion for communicating ideas clearly and precisely
  • Strong programming and data analysis/presentation abilities. Proficiency with python possibly latex a plus
  • A good understanding of the patent process and requirements

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