Job Description: As the Patent Agent/Attorney you will be part of a team responsible for the overall IP portfolio of the Company. Main responsibilities of the job are:
Draft and file new patent applications (US, PCT and foreign).
Prosecute patent applications in the US including responses to office actions.
Provide instructions to foreign associates on prosecuting applications globally.
All other patent-related activities like performing patent searches, harvesting and documenting invention disclosures, docketing, maintaining case files and tracking deadlines.
Work closely with engineers to identify possible inventions and develop them in to viable IP.
Conduct quarterly IP review meetings with the technology team and senior management.
Develop and implement the global IP strategy together with senior leadership team.
Lead and implement competitive monitoring and analysis of white space opportunities.
Provide support and guidance on all IP-related matters to the business.
Participate and conduct training as and when required.
Create and foster a “Safety First” culture.
Conduct business in an ethical manner in compliance with the company’s policies.
Employee Profile: The ideal candidate for this position will possess a Science/Engineering degree (Material Science, Ceramics, Chemical, Mechanical or equivalent) with at least 5 years of experience in a similar role as a patent agent/attorney in a law firm or large company. Specific skill sets required / desired for this position include:
Strong legal educational background and qualifications in case of a Patent Attorney.
Registration with the USPTO as a patent agent or attorney.
Familiarity with foreign patent prosecution (Europe, China, Japan, Korea, India etc.)
Experience with trademark filings and prosecution is highly desirable.
Experience with IP database systems like CPI, FoundationIP etc. is desirable.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office, Adobe etc.
Self-motivated and adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing to meet strict deadlines.
Excellent inter-personal skills.
Moderate travel (domestic and international).
Benefits: Hyperion Materials & Technologies offers a total compensation package that includes a comprehensive benefits package of health, dental and disability insurance along with a 401(K) retirement savings plan. In addition, the company provides opportunities for professional development and training, as well as avenues for career advancement.
About Hyperion Materials and Technologies
Hyperion is a leading, world-class supplier of hard and super-hard materials and solutions to the manufacturing industry. We have a diverse base of customers in industries like automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy and general engineering that we support in multiple global locations.