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IP Protection and Patent Analyst






Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position:

Support implementation of the CGM intellectual asset protection policies and procedures

Identify and execute on opportunities for continuous improvement, such as new or updated system wide policies and/or associated change management actions (i.e., network DLP policy/rules changes)

Evaluate, recommend and implement additional systems/capability as decided based on three-year plan and technology roadmap

Routinely searches for and analyzes patents and patent applications for projects, technologies, and competitors

Supports attorney delivery of IP risk assessments by: conducting patent searches, facilitating interviews with key


and/or monitoring prosecution of patent applications

Supports development and management of IP Portfolio by participating on teams that review: Invention Disclosures, patent prosecution strategies, and patent maintenance (annuity) decisions

Assists in developing, executing, and updating IP strategy plans to ensure alignment with overall business strategy

Delivers IP landscapes on projects, technologies, or competitors

Facilitates IP evaluations and brainstorming for projects or technologies to identify critical Invention Disclosures

Manages, executes and/or develops standardize IP business processes

Execute trade secret audits and build customized protection plans for high value trade secrets

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Liaises between project teams and/or the IP Department as appropriate and requested by IP counsel.

Attend business, development, or engineering team meetings to provide basic IP perspective and information, resolve issues, and complete action items

Track the generation and submission of new Invention Disclosures to facilitate the timely creation of quality Invention Disclosures meeting Corning standards.

Collect relevant new patent publications related to LCD glass manufacturing and distribute to selected employees for review and input

Execute as needed patent search/analysis projects and report out to attorneys or business leaders

Participate in projects to improve effectiveness and/or efficiency of CDT IP business processes

General research and analysis including: patent publication search and analysis; IP Landscape Analysis; and IP Legal matter support

Advocate for standard methodologies for IP communications and trade secret protection, and ensures information protection guidelines are followed

Supports other related IP Department needs as requested by IP Department.

Travel Requirements:

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

40hrs/week plus travel, routine evening conference calls.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical, optics, chemical, or materials engineering or science. Advanced degree preferred.

2-5 years in technology/ engineering environment and/or 2 years’ direct involvement or experience with management of patent processes.

Required Skills:

Patent publication and/or literature searching

Capable of leading small to medium-sized projects in a matrix environment

Strong analytical capability, including actionable output

Demonstrated technical skills, including ability to understand new technology quickly

Ability to facilitate meetings with cross-functional teams

Ability to seek out information, research skills

Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel with ability and willingness to learn new software applications.

Ability to multitask and handle large/variable workload volume

Desired Skills:

Demonstrated successful participation and facilitation of cross functional teams in a global business environment (across times zones, language, and cultural challenges)

Skills to facilitate electronic data management, production of reports and visual graphics.

Internal CDT experience

Patent landscaping skills

Work experience in Corning Businesses

Multi-lingual (English and Korean, Japanese, or Chinese)

Experiences with using and creating databases

Technology development experience

Experience using Thomson Innovation

Experience with Invention Disclosure and Patent Processes

Ability to develop processes and related metrics

Ability to gather various pieces of information and create logical direction for action

Ability to create informative visuals (plots, tables or other graphics) to illustrate complex relationships for a diverse range of partners.

Work independently with general direction

Soft Skills:

Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

Ability to work in a multicultural team environment


Open and engaging – able to interface effectively with others

Facilitative, politely assertive teammate to accommodate a diverse range of team members, partners, customers and their needs

Able to maintain composure in demanding environment

Sound judgment and discretion

Willingness to take initiative and make continuous improvements

Technical curiosity and inquisitive nature

Standout colleague with ability to build networks with technical business professionals globally

Comfortable with ambiguity as well as rapid change

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Company Profile
Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment develops, manufactures, and supplies scientific laboratory products, such as general labware and equipment, as well as specialty surfaces, media, and reagents for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, including the Corning Epic technology for screening; the Corning HYPER platform of vessels for cell yields; Corning Microcarriers for cell scale-up, therapy, and vaccine applications; Corning CellBIND, Matrigel, BioCoat, and Synthemax II surfaces; and Corning stemgro media. Corning Incorporated has strategic collaboration agreement with World Kitchen, LLC. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is based in Corning, New York.

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