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POSITION SUMMARY: Assist with intellectual property matters, with particular emphasis in overseeing, preparing and prosecuting patent applications and (for a Patent Attorney position) advising on patent validity and infringement or (for a Patent Agent position) assisting with patent research.
Oversee, prepare and prosecute patent applications
For a Patent Attorney position, provide legal advice on patent validity and infringement
For a Patent Agent position, assist the Assistant General Counsel-Intellectual Property with patent research
Assist with other position-appropriate intellectual property matters on an as-needed basis, including (for Patent Attorney position) overseeing, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications and preparing licensing and confidentiality agreements
Conducts trademark clearance searches on new product and service names
Law Degree from an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school
Admission to practice as an attorney before the bar of any State or the District of Columbia
Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science
Minimum of 2 years experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical and software fields
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and changing environment
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Aggressive and creative problem solver with proven success in solving difficult problems
Excellent time management and follow-up skills
Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality
Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel
Demonstrates effective and accurate proofreading skills
Proven track record effectively working with internal colleagues at all levels of an organization in a customer service-oriented manner
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