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Legal Specialist - Intellectual Property - Parker (posted 8/8/2022)

Intellectual Property Operations Specialist - Renner Otto (posted 7/26/2022)

Intellectual Property Legal Administrative Assistant - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (posted 7/19/2022)

Patent/Trademark Attorney/Patent Agent - Walter Haverfield (posted 7/13/2022)

Patent Attorney/Patent Agent - Wentsler LLC (posted 7/5/2022)

Adjunct Professor - Case Western Reserve University School of Law (posted 6/20/2022)

Patent Engineer - Rockwell Automation (posted 6/18/2022)

Patent Prosecution Associate - Electrical Engineering / Computer Science - Renner Otto (posted 5/20/2022)

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)



Legal Specialist - Intellectual Property - Parker (Mayfield Heights, OH)

Parker is seeking a Legal Specialist having intellectual property experience in its legal department located at its corporate headquarters in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.  The position includes providing administrative support to a number of Parker attorneys, including four (4) Intellectual Property attorneys.  Candidates must have experience in performing and managing intellectual property related activities including the procurement of US and foreign patent applications, communication with supporting counsel, managing dockets, etc.

In addition to supporting the IP related activities, other administrative support will include file management, preparing and filing expense reports, preparing travel arrangements, and incoming billing administration.  Experience with electronic docketing and matter management required, and familiarity with Memotech and Tymetrix T360 a plus.

This is currently a hybrid position and allows two days of remote working.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience in patent and intellectual property law.  This position requires a person familiar with intellectual property language and procedures, particularly those relating to patents and USPTO regulations; extensive experience in the preparation of legal documents required for patent filings; maintaining legal dockets; and excellent computer skills (particularly Word and Excel).  This position requires strong follow-up skills, prioritization skills for meeting statutory deadlines and handling a diverse workload; a strong attention to detail and adherence to exacting professional standards; strong organizational skills; the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time; excellent interpersonal skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization and outside counsel and staff in a positive and professional manner.  The individual must be proactive in identifying key actions and communicating on a regular basis with each assigned attorney or paralegal to ensure that all required actions are taken on a timely basis to protect the company's legal rights.

With annual sales exceeding $15 billion, Parker-Hannifin Corporation is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems.  Parker provides precision engineering solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets.  The company employs more than 55,000 worldwide in 50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.parker.com.

If interested, go to Parker’s career website at URL: https://parkercareers.ttcportals.com/jobs/search to apply.



Intellectual Property Operations Specialist - Renner Otto (Cleveland, OH)

Position Description
Renner Otto, an intellectual property (IP) law firm located in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, is seeking an Intellectual Property Operations Specialist (role previously known as Legal Assistant) who will be responsible for assisting with processes relating to patent prosecution.  IP Ops Specialists will be expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing outstanding value-added service to clients and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Renner Otto is committed to “Advancing Innovation” because we believe that a great idea can change the world.  Our highly skilled and professionally recognized attorneys have focused on protecting those ideas since 1880.

Essential Functions and Duties
The IP Ops Specialist position supports attorneys in the overall operations of the firm.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • Performs daily maintenance and overall operation of patent prosecution for assigned attorneys
  • Drafts documents and letters using proper templates
  • Manages legal documentation and correspondence in strict confidence
  • Integrates new files and records in the client/matter database
  • Processes incoming mail/emails/faxes from clients, foreign associates, and intergovernmental agencies worldwide
  • Implements and improves upon administrative processes for more efficient workflow
  • Participates in team meetings with a focus on problem solving and contributing new ideas


Required Skills

  • Communication - Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing
  • Computer/Technical - Expertise in MS Office products, docketing systems, firm management/e-billing software, etc.  Technology savvy with a preference for working digitally
  • Organization/Planning - Must be able to create schedules, manage multiple priorities and accurately track extensive details
  • Legal Knowledge - Knowledge of a variety of legal documentation.  Knowledge of patents, trademarks, and intellectual property strongly preferred


Critical Competencies

  • Detail Oriented – Shows a high level of care for the quality of the work and the accuracy of detailed information
  • Flexible – Able to manage multiple priorities and respond quickly/positively to shifting demands and opportunities; ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple, detailed tasks
  • Learning Agile – Proactively learns new skills, willing/able to learn new technologies, open to feedback and willing to take direction
  • Team Oriented – Prefers working in a team environment.  Establishes and maintains good working relationships.  Willing to help others and share knowledge and expertise
  • Professional – Communicates and behaves in a way that reflects positively on the firm and creates a great client experience
  • Demonstrates discretion – Can be trusted to handle confidential information discreetly
  • Problem Solving – Takes initiative to find ways to do things more simply and effectively
  • Critical Thinker – Has the ability to analyze a situation and determine priority level, identify problems requiring attention, and suggest solutions


Basic Qualifications

  • 1-2 years prior experience (or equivalent formal education) in a legal administrator/paralegal position or other position requiring complex, high-volume work that requires the ability to maintain information with accuracy and reliability
  • High School Diploma required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using software technology including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and IP docketing software


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and/or Paralegal certification preferred, or
  • 3+ years of experience in the field of intellectual property with a law firm and/or in-house counsel as an assistant or paralegal


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Intellectual Property Legal Administrative Assistant - Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
(Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati Office)

Description
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (Calfee), a full-service corporate law firm with offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York and Washington, D.C. is seeking an experienced Intellectual Property Legal Administrative Assistant to join its Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati office.

This position will be responsible for providing administrative support for the Intellectual Property group in a collaborative team environment.  The ideal candidate will have prior patent and trademark prosecution experience as well as domestic and foreign filing and electronic filing experience.  The candidate will be a self-starter, able to work effectively, independently and as a team.  The highest attention to detail, as well as professionalism, is required for this position. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare patent applications and prosecution documents including amendments, responses, Information Disclosure Statements, and appropriate transmittal forms during all stages of patent and trademark prosecution for attorney review.
  • Preparation of communication to clients regarding progression of prosecution of cases in portfolio.
  • Review and manage docket, providing updated information to attorneys.  Regularly update docketing department regarding actions taken.
  • Prepare client matter request forms for submission to docket department for new cases.
  • Prepare legal documents and general correspondence from dictation or written format in an accurate and timely manner; draft standard correspondence; proofread, edit, and format documents.
  • Organize and maintain electronic and paper document files.
  • Manage and coordinate attorney calendars, scheduling, and travel plans. 
  • Input time entries accurately and efficiently into the firm’s timekeeping system.
  • Attention to other administrative tasks including client bills, mail, check requests and expense reports.


Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 3-5 years of Intellectual Property experience in a law firm or other legal department.
  • Experience with PCT filings and e-filings.
  • Experience with domestic and foreign documents.
  • Excellent organizational and follow up skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple, competing deadlines and priorities in an effective manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong focus on client services.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Minimum typing speed of 65 wpm.


We offer a competitive compensation and benefits program and an excellent work environmen
t.  Qualified candidates should send their resume to: Lori Stenger, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, 1405 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114, or E-mail: hr@calfee.com

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CAL1006/JobBoard/f0e26486-463c-bd3a-86a4-126e6e86d383/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=ec409b92-46e5-4cf9-b5de-cdf974b769c9



Patent/Trademark Attorney/Patent Agent - Walter Haverfield (Cleveland, OH)


Walter Haverfield, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is seeking a patent/trademark attorney or a patent agent with 1-5 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience (software, electrical, mechanical) to join our team!  Ideal candidates will possess a strong work ethic, excellent written and oral communication skills and a corresponding technical degree or other requisite experience.  Responsibilities will include patent preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, and other intellectual property projects.  Experience in trademarks, transactional doc prep and IP litigation is a plus.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume in confidence to hiring@walterhav.com.

https://www.walterhav.com/positions/patent-trademark-attorney-patent-agent/



Patent Attorney/Patent Agent - Wentsler LLC (Mentor, OH)

Wentsler, located in Mentor, Ohio, is seeking a patent attorney or a patent agent with 0-5 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  Ideal candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills and a degree in biomedical or mechanical engineering.  Responsibilities will include patent preparation and prosecution, conducting prior art searches, and other patent projects.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume in confidence to
swentsler@wentsler.com.



Adjunct Professor - Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Cleveland, OH)

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is seeking an adjunct professor to teach and supervise students in the Intellectual Property Venture Clinic of the Milton and Charlotte Kramer Law Clinic starting in August 2022.  The candidate must be a USPTO-registered patent attorney, as they will focus on the Clinic’s patent clients and curriculum.  The successful candidate will teach as part of a team, with the other professor focusing on the Clinic’s trademark clients and curriculum.

The Clinic’s patent practice includes provisional patent applications awaiting examination, non-provisional patent applications awaiting office action, and non-provisional patent applications to be filed.  The Clinic enrolls between 4 - 8 JD and Master in Patent Practice students each semester.  Some of the students are patent-bar eligible.

The time commitment is approximately 15 hours/week per semester which includes class time, class preparation, meetings with students, review of student work, and some administrative responsibilities flowing from the Clinic’s membership in the USPTO Law Clinic Certification Program.  Through this program, our
 interns receive their own temporary registration numbers and file patent and trademark applications directly with the PTO rather than coaching clients through their own application process.

The Clinic will provide course modules, assignments, lesson plans and a proposed syllabus, as well as a complete instructor’s manual.

More information about the Clinic can be found here:  
https://case.edu/law/practical-training/law-clinic/intellectual-property-venture-clinic-ipvc

If interested, please contact Sarah M. Polly at 
sarah.polly@case.edu.



Patent Engineer - Rockwell Automation (Mayfield Heights, OH & Milwaukee, WI)

locations: Milwaukee - Wisconsin
United States of America Mayfield Heights

time type: Full time
posted on: Posted June 17, 2022
job requisition ID: R22-6230

Job Description
Rockwell Automation is the largest company in the world dedicated to industrial automation and information.  Here, we connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to make the world more intelligent, more connected and more productive.  From improving the production of medicines that boost human health to reducing waste in an oil and gas plant, the work we do changes how we live.

We truly believe we are doing things never before possible.  And we need the brightest minds to help make that happen – the makers, the forward thinkers, the problem solvers.  That’s where you come in.

The Legal Department has an interesting position on the IP team as a Patent Engineer.  This is an excellent career opportunity for an engineer who has a passion for technology, and enjoys detailed, analytical work with technical and legal documents.  The successful candidate will obtain early exposure to company innovations and strategic product development plans.  The role is to assist IP Counsel in implementation of the company’s IP strategy, the continuous development of a world class IP portfolio and assisting in enforcement proceedings by and against the company.

The position could be located in either of our Milwaukee, WI or Mayfield Heights, OH offices and will report directly to the VP & Chief IP Counsel although work assignments will regularly be set by company IP Counsel.
Under the direction of IP Counsel, the Patent Engineer will:

  • Draft responses to USPTO office actions relating to pending patent applications
  • Draft original patent applications for company inventions
  • Assist with CPD tollgate processes to mitigate risk of infringement and identify patentable innovations
  • Conduct and evaluate searches of prior art documents
  • Maintain company patent portfolio maps; develop maps of competitive patents
  • Assist in foreign opposition proceedings
  • Assist in infringement analysis
  • Assist in determination of whether company patents should be maintained or dropped
  • Draft instructions to outside patent counsel relating to prosecution of patent applications


Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or related field.
  • USPTO Patent Agent status is required.
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required.  We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this role.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Typically requires 8 years of related experience
  • Minimum of three years of Patent Agent experience in a law firm or technology company.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in design engineering.
  • Advanced degrees are preferred.
  • Uncompromised ethics and capability to work on multiple confidential projects.
  • Superior communication skills, particularly in writing (writing samples required).
  • Self-motivated, proactive, results oriented and capable of meeting deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of Rockwell Automation products and services, particularly software products.
  • Understanding of software development processes.
  • Proficiency with MS Office tools, particularly manipulation of large data sets and report generation


This position is part of a job family.  Experience will be the determining factor for position level and compensation.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (844) 404-7247.

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Patent Prosecution Associate - Electrical Engineering / Computer Science - Renner Otto (Cleveland, OH)

Renner Otto, a growing intellectual property (IP) law firm located in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, is looking for a Patent Prosecution Associate.  Renner Otto is committed to a world class work environment with very competitive compensation for outstanding work.

  • Description: Responsibilities include all aspects of patent practice including preparation and prosecution of patent applications and patent opinion work.  This is a partnership track position.
  • Qualifications: Successful candidates must have excellent academic credentials with a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.  Work experience in engineering also a plus.  Admission to the Patent Bar and JD from an ABA-approved law school is required.  Ohio state bar member is preferred but not required.  The ideal candidate will have between 2 and 5 years of patent drafting and prosecution experience in electrical and computer technology.
  • Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience and may include salary or percentage of billings in addition to comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, life, 401(k) and many other excellent benefits.
  • Please send resumes in confidence to recruiting@rennerotto.com.



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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    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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