Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Melville, N.Y.

Leviton Leviton is seeking a patent agent to work in Melville, New York. The individual is responsible for the execution of all aspects of the company’s patent procurement activities. The individual will review invention disclosure submissions, scheduled department review of same to determine filing strategy, communicate company strategy to patent counsel and manage patent counsel performance. The individual will also be responsible for managing all patent prosecution outside of the U.S. by working directly with foreign patent counsel. The individual will also support corporate IP counsel in any IP clearance and enforcement matters.

• Prepare, file, and prosecute U.S. and foreign patent applications
• Assist IP Attorneys with handling various in-house patent prosecution matters
• Assist IP Attorneys and inventors with capturing, documenting and reviewing novel ideas and inventions
• Effectively communicate and interact with inventors
• Manage out side patent counsel in US and abroad
• Provide support of international filing/prosecution efforts
• Active, pull-through collaboration with engineers in patent creation
• Routinely works with reviewers of invention disclosures to set priorities for specific disclosures. May suggest priority based on fit with business strategy
• Routinely meets with inventors and attorneys during initial patent drafting meetings for at least high priority applications. May suggest approaches to broaden patent coverage
• Conducts prior art searches as requested. Can conduct patentability searches and landscape searches independently
• Can make detailed suggestions to inventors about areas to strengthen their invention disclosure

Skills & Abilities:
• Must have strong communication skills, including mastery of the English language
• Ability to contribute as a team member and work independently
• Must be organized and resourceful

Education & Experience:
• B.S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience
• Patent Agent registered before the USPTO
• Applicable knowledge of patent law, including 3+ years with preparing, filing, and/or prosecuting of patent applications
• Experience with all common Microsoft Office software

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Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Melville, New York