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Patent Attorney/Agent - Wegman Hessler (posted 4/22/2022)

Patent Attorney/Agent - Walters & Wasylyna (posted 4/20/2022)

Contracts Systems Specialist Administrator - Lubrizol Corporation  (posted 4/14/2022)

IP Legal Secretary/Paralegal - Cooper Legal Group, LLC (posted 2/4/2022)

Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property - Parker-Hannifin Corporation (posted 1/14/2022)

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent - Cooper Legal Group, LLC (posted 12/24/2021)

Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation Associate - Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (posted 12/15/2021)



Patent Attorney/Agent - Wegman Hessler (Cleveland, OH)

Wegman Hessler is seeking an attorney to join its Intellectual Property Department.  Preferred candidates will have at least three years of experience in patent preparation, prosecution and/or opinion preparation and a degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science, or a related science.

Wegman Hessler enjoys a diverse and interesting mix of intellectual property work, as well as opportunities for meaningful client contact.  The firm provides a strong benefits package to go along with competitive compensation based on experience, and an opportunity to work remotely.

The successful candidate will be licensed to practice before the USPTO.  While not required, trademark experience is a plus.

Please send resumes in confidence to Julie D. Hawk JDHawk@wegmanlaw.com.



Patent Attorney/Agent - Walters & Wasylyna (Cleveland, OH)

Walters & Wasylyna is seeking a patent attorney/agent to join its growing patent preparation and prosecution practice.  The candidate must be a USPTO-registered patent attorney/agent (or eligible for such registration) and must have a strong technical background.  Preferred are candidates with engineering degrees.

Qualified candidates may submit a resume and salary history/expectation to:

Victor J. Wasylyna
Walters & Wasylyna LLC
8193 Avery Road, Suite 101
Cleveland, Ohio 44147
Email: victor@wwiplaw.com


Walters & Wasylyna is a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property matters.  The firm is highly active in patent preparation and prosecution, both in the United States and around the world.  Please visit wwiplaw.com for more information about the firm.



Contracts Systems Specialist Administrator - Lubrizol Corporation (Wickliffe, OH)

Date: Apr 5, 2022
Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092
Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries.  We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world.  Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

CONTRACT SYSTEMS SPECIALIST ADMINISTRATOR
The Lubrizol Corporation, headquartered in Wickliffe, OH, has an opening for a Contract Systems Specialist Administrator to support Lubrizol’s Legal Division, with a focus on administering a contract life cycle management system.  The Contract Systems Specialist Administrator is responsible for managing the contracts life cycle system and its database and the workflow for intellectual property (IP) contracts for Lubrizol and its subsidiaries.  The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a fast paced and high-volume environment, provide organized execution of work under time constraints and build relationships with Legal Division and business personnel.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and administer the contracts life cycle management system including the automated agreement process and the manual agreement process
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the automated process and database, uploading documents and inputting metadata into the contract system
  • Train and assist users on the contracts life cycle management system and using the database
  • Prepare draft IP contracts (e.g., confidentiality, consultant, and material transfer), amendments, addendums, and statements of work with Lubrizol attorneys
  • Develop reports and analyze data to monitor and manage the contracts process
  • Interface between attorneys, business personnel and third parties regarding IP contracts
  • Revise and update IP agreement templates
  • Support Lubrizol’s Legal Division by providing administrative support to its attorneys and paralegals

Qualifications:
  • One to two years of experience in a document/contract management system such as Agiloft, Hyland, Icertis, Contrax and e-signature software such as DocuSign, Adobe, HelloSign, PandaDoc as well as Access, and S4Hana
  • A minimum of two years of experience in an administrative, legal operations analyst/specialist or contract management role in a corporation or law firm
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and complete them under time constraints
  • Excellent computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, and Adobe
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues both inside and outside the legal division

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries.  Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron
Job Segment: System Administrator, Purchasing, Clerical, Developer, Outside Sales, Technology, Finance, Administrative, Sales

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IP Legal Secretary/Paralegal - Cooper Legal Group, LLC (Cleveland, OH)

Cooper Legal Group, LLC, an Intellectual Property law firm located in Hinckley, Ohio, is seeking an IP legal secretary/paralegal.  The position is primarily virtual/remote but may require occasional on-site attendance to handle mail and/or the like.  The ideal candidate will have experience with docketing and patent and trademark prosecution.  Familiarity with electronic billing is a plus.  While full-time is preferred, part-time arrangements may be considered depending upon the needs and skills of the applicant.  Exceptional compensation and benefits offered.  Please send resume to admin@cooperlegalgroup.com.



Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property - Parker-Hannifin Corporation (Cleveland, OH)

a. Position Summary:
  • Responsible for providing intellectual property related legal support and assistance to one or more business groups within Parker.  The work will include (i) counseling on a broad range of intellectual property related issues; (ii) preparing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, (iii) drafting opinions relating to patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, and right to use, (iv) negotiating intellectual property related contracts or contract clauses, (v) managing third party disputes relating to intellectual property, and (vi) managing outside counsel.

b. Scope, Supervision & Interaction:
  • Reports directly to the VP Law, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.
  • Does not currently have direct reports.


c. Essential Functions:

  • Counsel business clients on various intellectual property related issues.
  • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications, typically in the mechanical or electro-mechanical arts.
  • Manage a docket of inventions disclosures and pending patent applications.
  • Manage outside counsel on various issues including preparation and prosecution of patent applications, drafting of opinions, and litigation support.
  • Providing opinions as to patentability, non-infringement, invalidity, right to use and other intellectual property related topics.
  • Negotiating intellectual property agreements such as confidentiality agreements, development agreements and license agreements and supporting negotiation of intellectual property related clauses in other types of agreements or terms.
  • Collaborating with other in-house counsel supporting the business group(s).
  • Collaborating with others in Parker’s Intellectual Property Practice Group to improve our processes, create standard work for increased efficiency and develop, coordinate and conduct training for Parker team members.
  • Lead and actively participate in Legal Department strategy deployment and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Positively represent and impact Parker and Legal Department culture and values.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Occasional travel to U.S. and overseas facilities.


d. Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school.
  • Active license to practice law in one or more jurisdictions as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Five or more years (eight or more preferred) of relevant, progressive experience as a practicing lawyer dealing with intellectual property related issues.
  • Strong technical background with at least an undergraduate degree in engineering or physics.
  • Experience with government contracts is a plus, not a requirement.
  • Ability to perform each essential function with skill, efficiency and practicality.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to effectively facilitate, influence and negotiate across regions, personalities, styles and cultures.
  • Ability to operate and address a variety of legal and business issues independently with minimal supervision.
  • Creative self-starter with ability to develop and implement innovative, flexible, balanced and practical legal and business solutions.
  • Collaborative with others, able to work as part of a team to accomplish goals.


e. Location of Position:

  • Parker’s Corporate Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio

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Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees.  Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Resident is required for most positions.  (“Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/VEVRAA Federal Contractor”)


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.  It is intended to describe the general nature of the position.



Patent Attorney/Patent Agent - Cooper Legal Group, LLC (Hinckley, OH)

Cooper Legal Group, LLC is a growing IP firm seeking a patent attorney or patent agent to primarily handle patent preparation and prosecution in the semiconductor, electrical, and/or mechanical arts.  Candidates will ideally have degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and/or the like.  Remote working arrangements and flexible hours are available.  Exceptional compensation and benefits offered.  Please send resumes to admin@cooperlegalgroup.com.



Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation Associate - Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP (Cleveland, OH)

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, a global law firm, is currently seeking an experienced, detail-oriented, and highly motivated Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation Associate to be based in our Cleveland, Ohio office.  Candidates with a minimum of two years of experience and an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent Engineering background will be considered.  Patent litigation or patent prosecution experience is a plus.

Responsibilities
Collaborating with a team of IP litigators to prepare cases for trial, including those involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  Performing legal research, drafting motions and pleadings, drafting written discovery requests and responses, interviewing and deposing witnesses, working with experts, appearing in court, assisting with case strategy and management, and communicating with clients about their IP litigation matters.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • JD and admitted to at least one state’s bar
  • Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent background
  • At least two (2) years of patent litigation experience
  • Admission to USPTO preferred

Qualities, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting
  • Strong legal writing skills are essential
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, both written and oral
  • Consistently excellent judgment is essential
  • Must be a self-starter, have the ability to prioritize workload, and work well under pressure
  • Having strong analytical skills is essential
  • Experience and skill in analyzing patents is essential
  • Patent prosecution experience is preferred, but not required
  • Must me capable of handling routine tasks with limited oversight
  • Deposition and courtroom experience is preferred, though not required
  • Potential to develop strong stand-up skills is essential

How to Apply

Please apply online to be considered for this position.  Resumes should be accompanied by unofficial law school transcript and a recent writing sample (10 pages max) relating to IP litigation.  Please include a cover page with your writing sample that describes the piece you are submitting and how you may have modified it from its original format.

We are not accepting third party submissions.

About Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Squire Patton Boggs is a full service global law firm providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet, giving you a voice, supporting your ambitions and achieving successful outcomes.  With more than 2,600 colleagues, across 45 offices in 20 countries, we are well-established geographically with strong local and regional positions in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America, and our practice experience spans all key sectors.

Squire Patton Boggs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion or creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other condition protected by applicable law.  This non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment.

    The qualified candidate will be a registered Patent Attorney and a member of at least one state bar, with strong technical and legal credentials and an ability to perform technical and legal writing projects efficiently and effectively.  Technical degree or industry experience in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials science is preferred.  Relevant industry experience is a plus.

    Curatolo Sidoti offers a collegial, professional, relaxed, supportive office environment, with comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health, life and disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan with matching contribution.  Compensation package is competitive with Cleveland area IP firms and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The firm is located in Cleveland’s western suburb of Westlake, in the King James business campus.

    Qualified candidates may submit a resume, writing sample and salary history in confidence to:

    Vincent A. Cortese, Partner

    cortese@patentandtm.com

    No third-party inquiries accepted.

    Curatolo Sidoti Co., LPA

    24500 Center Ridge Road, Suite 280

    Cleveland, Ohio 441


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