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Intellectual Property Specialist

Company name
E-Z-Go Textron

Location
Saint Cloud, MN

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Patent Agent- Textron Specialized Vehicles

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Be the driver of your career. At Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., our culture allows you to grow within the company while building your career. Developing new leaders and encouraging innovative ideas are critical to the success of our organizations. Textron Specialized Vehicles (TSV) is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground support equipment. TSV markets products under the E-Z-GO, Cushman, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, TUG, Douglas, and Premier Engineering & Manufacturing brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves. From design to drive, TSV has become an industry leader through our belief in having the right people in the right place at the right time. Are you ready to fuel your career?

Summary:

TSV seeks a patent attorney or patent agent to work in cross-functional capacity with outside counsel, internal legal personnel, engineering, and others to protect and grow the business' IP portfolio.

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 TEXTRON 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

Required 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

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in patent searching, drafting, and prosecution

  • Ability to manage patent activities of outside counsel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from accredited law school and admitted to practice in at least one state

  • Knowledge of foreign patent laws, especially Canada

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, physics, or material science

  • 2-5 years of patent prosecution/patent drafting experience

  • Previous engineering experience a plus

  • Hands-on ability

  • Knowledge of and background with off-road vehicles

  • Experience with PTAB proceedings

Company info

E-Z-Go Textron
Website : http://www.ezgo.com

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