Manager of Intellectual Property - Americas

    Country
    USA
    City
    Gastonia
    Section
    Legal/Patents/Revision
    Level
    Experienced professionals
    Contract type
    Unlimited

    Your challenge

    • Responsible for handling patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and related intellectual property matters for the MANN+HUMMEL Group in the Americas
    • Identifies and recommends inventions for patent protection. Prepares patent applications and examiner responses for filing in USPTO. Patent prosecution before the USPTO for patent applications both originating from inside and outside the U. S.
    • Provides freedom to operate advice and actively supports research and engineering in development projects
    • Supports the brand management on trademark matters
    • Drafts and negotiates IP agreements
    • Part of the global MANN+HUMMEL Intellectual Property team, and acts as its representative for the Americas.
    • Provides intellectual property advice to business and legal colleagues

    Your profile

    Education:

    • Bachelor in science or engineering, preferred technical backgrounds include: Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Information Technology; Chemistry or Chemical Engineering; Materials Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Physics
    • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school

    Experience:  

    • A minimum of 5 years intellectual property experience in a law firm or in-house legal department
    • Admitted to at least one state bar and registered to practice before the USPTO
    • Hands-on experience drafting and prosecuting U. S. patent applications
    • Experience in freedom-to-operate analyses for new products, including preparation of opinions relating to non-infringement and invalidity

    Required Skills:

    • Ability to work directly with research and engineering personnel to capture inventions and resolve IP questions

    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience in trademark prosecution matters

     

    Are you full of ideas? Are you keen to take on responsibility and really achieve something? Then our doors are open to you. This is a company that lives out its values, gives people the freedom to use their own initiative, offers many development opportunities and many exciting projects – all of which awaits you here.