Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Wooster, Ohio or Troy, Mich.

Schaeffler, Schaefflera global automotive and industrial supplier, is seeking a Patent Agent at our State of the Art North American Automotive Center in Troy, MI, or our campus in Wooster, OH. The primary role of this position will be drafting and prosecuting Schaeffler Group patent applications based on regionally submitted invention disclosure and priority patent applications first - filed in Germany.

Primary tasks:

  • Preparing patent applications based on submitted invention disclosures
  • Working with internal and external drafters to prepare patent drawings and providing hand sketches when necessary
  • Re-drafting German priority applications for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark office (USPTO)
  • Drafting responses to USPTO office actions

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO or willing to study for and sit for the patent agent exam within 1 year of hiring
  • At lest 1 year experience with automotive drivetrain components and assemblies
  • At least 1 year experience reading, drafting, and prosecuting patent claims or at least 5 years experience drafting technical documents
  • Demonstrated ability to work individually to meet strict deadlines
  • German language skills are a plus

To apply, please email Amanda Bayliss at

Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wooster, Ohio or Troy, Michigan

The Schaeffler Group develops and manufactures precision products and is synonymous with creative technology. We set the world in motion with our three brands - INA, FAG, and LuK. Our engineering solutions increase the performance of equipment for the Automotive, Industrial and Aerospace industries. More than 76,000 employees work at 180 locations in 50 countries to serve our customers worldwide. Schaeffler is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.