Senior Patent Agent – Corporation – Remote

WestRock, a large corporation, is looking for an experienced patent agent for our in-house intellectual property team, which currently is made up of two attorneys, a patent agent, and two paralegals.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications and working closely with outside counsel to prosecute international patent applications.
  • Collaborating with designers, engineers, and other technical personnel to understand new inventions and to implement drafting and prosecution strategies to ensure appropriate patent protection.
  • Conducting searches and providing analyses to support freedom-to-operate, infringement, invalidity, and other opinions.
  • Providing key business leaders with intelligence on competitor’s patent activities.
  • Assisting product teams to navigate complex patent landscape, including identifying creative “design-around” solutions to competitor’s patents.
  • Assisting in-house counsel with patent portfolio management.

What you need to succeed:

  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Knowledge of USPTO and WIPO rules and procedures.
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or similar technical field, preferably chemical engineering or materials science.
  • 3+ years of experience as a patent agent in a law firm or corporate law department.
  • Experience with patent search platforms, such as Thomson Innovation and PatSnap or similar.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work as part of a diverse team, and willingness to assist others.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills to manage and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • Ability to meet new challenges with an open mind and an optimistic response.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

What we offer:

  • ​Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential comprehensive benefits, including healthcare and 401k
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Remote