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Intellectual Property Agent Responsibilities: Perform patent searches and investigate competitor technology. Conduct patent clearance investigations. Develop knowledge of business unit patent and trademark portfolios. Develop knowledge of competitor IP. Help maintain patent marking websites. Implement IP processes. In coordination with company personnel and outside counsel, develop strategy to grow patent portfolio. Review competitor patents and classify them. Review work performed by outside counsel. Draft patent applications and office action responses. Interact with inventors and coordinate invention disclosures. Review and draft license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and other contracts. Provide support for IP litigation. Conduct trademark searches and provide input on trademark filings.
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Qualifications: 4-year degree in engineering/engineering management or other hard science. Patent Agent with experience drafting patent application and Office Action responses. Admitted to practice before USPTO. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience in patent searching, drafting, and prosecution. Ability to manage patent activities of outside counsel. Preferred: Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, physics, or material science. JD Degree from accredited law school and admitted to practice in at least one state. 2-5 years of patent prosecution/patent drafting experience. Previous engineering experience a plus. Experience with PTAB proceedings. Knowledge of foreign patent laws, especially Canada. Hands-on ability. Knowledge of and background with off-road vehicles.
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