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Patent Counsel in Fairlawn, OH at Continental

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Fairlawn, OH
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/28/2018

Job Description

The ContiTech organization of Continental is seeking a highly motivated Chemical Engineer, Chemistry, Electrical Engineer, or Mechanical Engineer Patent Attorney with at least 5 years of patent application preparation and prosecution experience to add to its IP team. You will work with engineers, patent counsel in Germany and in the US as well as with business units to audit and manage a patent portfolio, prepare, file and prosecute patent applications and assist with other work, including opinions, agreements, managing outside IP counsel and litigation support. The work includes an interesting mix of rubber technologies and clients. Collegial atmosphere provides a great work environment and an opportunity to grow. Admission to the U.S. patent bar required.

The patent counsel will report to the ContiTech U.S. patent counsel, and may also support other ContiTech locations.

• Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering preferred with a minimum of 3 years of patent application preparation and prosecution experience on U.S. and foreign patent filings.
• Responsible for controlling and tracking spending to stay within budget guidelines.
• Extensive knowledge of USPTO and PCT rules, regulations, forms; ability to perform research in the MPEP and to share knowledge with and train others.
• Experience should include drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications, conducting product clearances, freedom to operate and patentability searches. Some experience with trademarks and IP ¬related agreements, such as non¬disclosure, licensing, litigation support, supplier and development agreements would be helpful.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills that adhere to Continental Business System’s collegial and respectful interpersonal communications policy.
• Must be flexible and able to work independently and within a highly functional team under tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks, work collaboratively, think creatively, take initiative and respond quickly to changing priorities.
• Able to work in a collaborative teamwork style work environment and be willing to assist/support others.
• Strong computer skills including an ability to actively learn and utilize software including, Microsoft Office, the USPTO's EFS, and Continental's IP docket management database.

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