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Electrical Engineering Attorney / Mechanical Attorney in Benton Harbor, MI

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Company name

Whirlpool Corporation

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Benton Harbor, MI

Date Last Verified

Oct 19,2017

Posted on

Aug 23,2017

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Legal Counsel - Patent The candidate will advise on intellectual property issues involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and proprietary information. Will help ensure company's unique and compelling innovations are a core driver of company's success. Develop and execute patent strategies related to assigned company technology areas. Review inventions and advise on patentability issues and arrange for the filing and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications. Prepare and prosecute patent applications. Establish product clearance plans and review and advise on patent infringement risks. Support various innovation generation activities such as invention workshops to target development of strategic intellectual property. Provide intellectual property advice and training to clients. Draft and assist in the negotiation and administration of intellectual property related contracts, including confidentiality, development and license agreements, as well as assisting in negotiation of more general commercial agreements, including procurement and various service agreements. Investigate and pursue patent infringement and enforcement opportunities, including patent litigation. Provide patent support for special projects. Research intellectual property issues relevant to the company's business. Provide legal counsel and services on matters involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets and other proprietary information. Support company's global product organization, including its advanced development and product engineering groups.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school, with strong academic credentials and Bar admission, and admission to practice before the USPTO. Technical Bachelor's degree, preferably electrical or mechanical engineering or related field, is preferred. Must have 5+ years of legal experience as an attorney. Experience in patent preparation, prosecution, IP transactions (e.g., development and licensing agreements), product clearance, and patent litigation is required.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 8143

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 N. M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692