Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Raleigh, N.C.

The Red Hat Legal team is looking for a Patent Agent to join our Intellectual Property team at our corporate headquarters in Raleigh, N.C. The primary focus of this role will be to ensure that Red Hat files and prosecutes top-quality, strategic patent applications. You will interface with Red Hat engineers and developers to generate strategic invention disclosures, and assist in managing the quality of patent prosecution work and other patent-related projects performed by outside counsel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist senior patent counsel in managing day-to-day operations of Red Hat’s patent program for inventors, including directing outside the counsel's preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and reviewing draft applications, office action responses, and other prosecution documents
  • Contribute to Red Hat’s patent-related intranet sites and educational efforts, as well encourage employee participation through training and employee meetings
  • Work with Red Hat inventors to develop strategic invention disclosures
  • Participate in the Red Hat patent committee to review disclosures and make filing decisions
  • Assist other Red Hat intellectual property group members with reviewing patent acquisition opportunities, analyzing defensive capabilities of Red Hat’s patent portfolio, and supporting important third-party patent-related alliances
  • Assist with ongoing litigation as needed, as well as patent assurance, patent licensing, and M&A due diligence

Required skills/Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in all aspects of patent prosecution practice
  • Some in-house patent and technical experience is preferred
  • Technical background in software, like a bachelor's degree in computer science or electrical and computer engineering, or programming experience
  • Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier college
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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