Friday, February 10, 2017

PATENT AGENT/ATTORNEY

Sandvik is looking for a

Patent Agent/Attorney

Do you seek challenges in an international business with a vast and interesting product portfolio? Do you want to work in a company that’s growing in new areas, where you have to be prepared to take on different projects? Then consider a legal career with Sandvik!
Patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights form vital and high-priority elements of the Sandvik business operations. Sandvik Intellectual Property AB (SIP) is a part of Group Function Legal with global responsibility for the coordination and integration of Group IP operations, including protecting and enforcing IP rights.
This role is a member of the Product Area Patent team at Sandvik Intellectual Property/Sandvik Hyperion.
Sandvik Hyperion is a leading, world-class supplier of hard and super-hard materials and solutions to the manufacturing industry. We have a diverse base of customers in industries like automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy and general engineering that we support with ~1,500 employees in multiple global locations.
Key performance areas
As a Patent Agent/Attorney, you will provide Intellectual Property (IP) services, mainly in the field of Patents & Designs, to support Sandvik Hyperion. A key function of this role will be securing the business model of the Sandvik Group and further strengthening the offer to the market of products and services with maximum added value for the customers. This role is based at our Worthington, OH facility.
Additionally, the Patent Agent/Attorney will:
  • Liaise with – and provide counseling for – inventors, project managers, R&D managers and product managers
  • Perform patentability analyses
  • Assist in avoiding infringements and ensure that new products can be launched in the market, as well as in the invention disclosures evaluation process
  • Perform patentability assessments
  • Ensure that inventions and other intellectual property developed within Sandvik receive proper protection and attention
  • Assist in performing and reporting competitor patent surveillance
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications and oppositions
  • Conduct Freedom to Operate analysis and Clearance analysis
  • Assist in the education and mentoring of SIP Patent Engineers
  • Arrange IP education for the Business Area: e.g. for R&D engineers, product managers, etc. Enforcement of Patent & Design rights
As a Patent Agent/Attorney, you may be required to travel.
Your profile
The Patent Agent/Attorney should possess a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or other relevant academic degree, with a Master’s degree preferred. Registration before the US Patent and Trademark Office is required. Two to five years of IP experience in a law firm, the Patent Office or a corporate legal patent department required. You have excellent knowledge of the patenting process, from idea to granted patent, and possess a high level of competence with IP docketing systems. The Patent Agent/Attorney also should have strong knowledge of opposition proceedings in at least one jurisdiction, IP enforcement and IP competitor monitoring. SAP front end experience is preferred, and strong Excel skills are necessary.
Where others see many, we see you – personally. We recognize and value your passion and personality as well as your excellent interpersonal skills. You are self-motivated and work well under limited supervision, and are ready to hit the ground running. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and look forward to developing your department while managing individual expectations and the expectations of the business effectively. Your communication skills (verbal and written) are excellent, and you are an analytical problem solver.
Benefits
Sandvik offers a comprehensive total compensation package including a competitive benefits package of life, health, dental, and disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. In addition, we provide opportunities for professional competence development and training, as well as opportunities for career advancement.
How to apply
For immediate consideration, please visit http://www.home.sandvik/careers to apply to the Patent Agent/Attorney position, JO# 349534
EOE M/F/D/V
Deadline: Not set
Job-ID: 349534

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