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Patent Engineer
Farmington Hills, MI

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Posted 12/09/2019

Required Skills

  • A completed bachelor's degree in electronics engineering or mechatronics and ideally experience in the patent area
  • Very good understanding of US patent law for prosecution activities
  • Experience as Patent Engineer or Patent agent
  • Ideally industrial experience in electronics engineering
  • Strong technical understanding and an able to learn quick
  • Strong analytical thinking and systematic
  • Precise and on-schedule work
  • Teamwork and active communication skills
  • Interested in an intercultural working environment
  • Good computer skills (especially in MS Office)

Job Description

  • Supports drafting, prosecution and defense of patent applications nationally and internationally
  • Supports the monitoring and appeals procedures of industrial property rights of third parties
  • Manages task between partner law firm and IP department
  • Advises on development projects and cooperation agreements
  • Supports monitoring technology fields and identify opportunities, gaps and risks
  • Cooperates with R&D / engineering and product management teams to capture innovative ideas, to categorize and review of the potential value of such ideas as well as the coordination of novelty search
  • Cooperates with the global IP teams inclusive "IP champions" in engineering centers
  • Does internal patent analysis to determine the strength and value of existing portfolios
  • Performs patent analysis of third-party portfolios for several business purpose
  • Maintains a database for the collection of innovation ideas and coordination of permits to track potential patents
  • Prepares basis for national and international litigation and enforcement measures
  • Care of the patent database and coordination of the expenses for their care
  • Support for the preparation of quarterly reports for all patent and intellectual property activities
  • Proposes applications to extend the patent portfolio to prepare protection of new technologies align with the technology roadmap
  • Builds a patent fence on key technologies especially for the US patent portfolio part

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