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Patent Expert

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Nike, Inc

Location
Beaverton, OR

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Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

NIKE’s rapid pace of innovation demands a Legal team that is always on the offense. And they’re always on their game – with the mission to advance and guide NIKE’s business through innovative, offense-minded counsel. NIKE attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to NIKE’s global business. As NIKE changes the future of sport, the NIKE Legal team drives competition, ingenuity and integrity in the marketplace.

Description

At Nike, innovation is in our blood. As a key member of the Nike Patent team, the Patent Expert will collaborate closely with our cutting-edge Apparel and Footwear innovation teams. To be successful, the Patent Expert will need to maintain a high level of awareness of current Nike innovations, development projects, production techniques, and materials.

Primary responsibilities will include monitoring innovation projects, researching utility patent application opportunities, directing the drafting and prosecution of patent applications by outside counsel, and working with the Nike Patent team, outside counsel, and innovators to drive the patent process. The Patent Expert will also monitor Nike’s and its competitors’ respective product launches to strategically build and align our patent portfolio.

The role will report to an Assistant General Counsel on the Patent team and will also assist Nike’s IP Litigation and IP Transactions teams in a variety of other patent-related activities such as patent invalidation/opposition proceedings, freedom to operate assessments, portfolio mining, patent litigation matters, and the negotiation of IP-focused agreements.

To accomplish these important goals, the Patent Expert will possess a technical background (science/engineering) and a strong ability to interface with colleagues having a wide array of expertise in the areas of design, technology, engineering, and IP law in a dynamic environment.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or above in science or engineering.

Registered to practice before the USPTO.

3-5 years of experience of patent drafting and/or prosecution, preferably in the chemical and/or mechanical arts.

Technical and/or patent experience in the fields of consumer products, footwear, apparel, and/or textiles; experience with knitting, weaving, and/or braiding technologies is highly desirable.

Preferred candidates will exhibit:

Ability to communicate patent and technology concepts in both written and verbal form.

Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment.

Aptitude to understand new areas of technology.

Strong collaboration skills, organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail.

Ability to thrive in ambiguity and to self-manage/prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

Willingness to provide assistance outside of defined job description.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or above in science or engineering.

Registered to practice before the USPTO.

3-5 years of experience of patent drafting and/or prosecution, preferably in the chemical and/or mechanical arts.

Technical and/or patent experience in the fields of consumer products, footwear, apparel, and/or textiles; experience with knitting, weaving, and/or braiding technologies is highly desirable.

Preferred candidates will exhibit:

Ability to communicate patent and technology concepts in both written and verbal form.

Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment.

Aptitude to understand new areas of technology.

Strong collaboration skills, organizational skills, multi-tasking skills, and attention to detail.

Ability to thrive in ambiguity and to self-manage/prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

Willingness to provide assistance outside of defined job description.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Job ID:

00385832

Location:

United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category:

Legal, Corporate Services

Company info

Nike, Inc
Website : http://www.nike.com

Company Profile
NIKE, Inc. is the world’s leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories. NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories, as well as in the provision of services to men, women, and kids worldwide. The company offers products in seven categories, including running, basketball, football, men’s training, women’s training, NIKE sportswear, and action sports Under the NIKE and Jordan brand names. It also markets products designed for kids, as well as for other athletic and recreational uses, such as baseball, cricket, golf, lacrosse, outdoor activities, football, tennis, volleyball, walking, and wrestling. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

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