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Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation Associate - Squire Patton Boggs (posted 4/27/2021)

Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Technology - Goodyear (posted 4/20/2021)

Docket Administrator - Renner Otto (posted 4/1/2021)

Intellectual Property Paralegal - Nordson (posted 3/25/2021)

IP Docket Clerk/Legal Secretary/Paralegal - Walter | Haverfield (posted 3/18/2021)

Attorney - Wegman Hessler (posted 3/9/2021)



Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation Associate - Squire Patton Boggs (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 Cleveland, Ohio; Northern California; or Washington DC.  Candidates with a minimum of two years of experience and an Undergraduate STEM degree or equivalent STEM background will be considered.

Responsibilities
Legal research, drafting appellate briefs and motions, discovery, court appearances, case management, and client communications on IP Litigation matters.  The advocacy process from pre-filing considerations through trial/hearing and appeal.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

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


Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Strong legal writing skills required
  • Excellent communications (written and oral) and judgment are essential.
  • Strong analytical skills, especially ability to analyze patents (e.g. assessments of infringement and invalidity, and claim interpretation)
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others on complex matters.
  • Capable of handling routine discovery with limited oversight 
  • Deposition experience
  • Potential to develop strong stand-up skills 
  • Must be a self-starter, have the ability to prioritize workload; display good judgment and work well under pressure.
  • Admission to USPTO and patent prosecution experience preferred, but not required
  • Courtroom experience a plus, but not required

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).  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.

To apply:
https://careers.squirepattonboggs.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=3

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, sex, national origin, 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.



Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Technology - Goodyear (Akron, OH) 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company NASDAQ: GT  
200 Innovation Road Revenues: $15.4 Billion 
Akron, Ohio Market Cap: $209 Million 
330.815.3655 www.goodyear.com 

COMPANY

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies.  It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world.  It offers various lines of rubber tires for automobiles, trucks, buses, aircrafts, motorcycles, earthmoving/ mining equipment and industrial equipment under the Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Debica, Sava, Fulda brands.  In addition, Goodyear operates approximately 1,000 tire and auto centers that offer consumers a wide range of both tires and automotive services.  The company sells its products through a network of independent dealers, regional distributors, retail outlets and retailers.  Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.  For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Technology works closely with executive and technical leadership and other business  functions at Goodyear to define and implement an IP & technology strategy, protect intellectual property rights, and provide legal advice to management and staff on all aspects  of global intellectual property, including inventions, patents, emerging technologies, copyrights and trademarks, and licensing. 

This position directs and supervises the delivery of the Intellectual Property department's services to meet client needs and objectives, and ensures responsive, timely, ethical client support.  This position will partner with internal departments (e.g., Technology,  Engineering, Sales & Marketing) and Goodyear's New Mobility and Goodyear Venture Capital Fund divisions to support innovative product development, technical collaborations, and technology-based venture capital initiatives.  
The responsibilities of the Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Technology will include, but not be limited to the following:  
  • Client partnering/strategic design - Collaborate with technology, engineering, product, and strategy teams to shape IP & technology strategy and collaborate across business units to identify and seize high value innovation. 
  • Analyze and mitigate risks in view of business goals and objectives, third party IP and trends, legal updates, and/or other environmental factors, and apply sound tactical approaches to solutions to maintain our investments' values and move the business forward. 
  • Actively evaluate and manage patent, technology, trademark and licensing  work to ensure quality and timely work and maximizing value of property. 
  • Supervise patent associated activities including assessment and evaluation of invention disclosures, preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications, management of global patent portfolio and conflicts with third parties. 
  • Supervise patent and trademark clearance activity for new products and services and the Company's global trademark portfolio, domain name portfolio and Goodyear Licensed Product business, including potentially evaluating acquisition and licensing opportunities. 
  • Actively evaluate and direct delivery of agreement services against the objectives of the relevant business plan and work streams of the RDE&Q organization, Information Technology organization, Procurement and Business Development 
  • Serve as advisor and provide guidance and education to researchers, engineers and business teams on IP & technology issues and provide counsel on IP & technology terms in commercial and corporate matters. 
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to IP & technology; Counsel and prepare documentation on nondisclosure agreements and provide negotiation and legal services as needed. 
  • Manage Annual Operating Plan (AOP) of Intellectual Property Department (D823); Cost-effectively manage high quality intellectual property work by outside counsel in the US and abroad; Prepare for and participate in legal proceedings, as needed, including research and preparation of arguments, for successful outcomes 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in Intellectual Property Law in a law firm and/or corporate law department 
  • Member in good standing with a State Bar 
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team providing timely, clear and concise legal advice 
  • Experience managing IP portfolio; Experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications is preferred 
  • Experience managing legal team is preferred 
  • Self-directed professional with ability to prioritize and manage complex workload delegating where appropriate to team members and support staff 
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills with an ability to develop  business oriented and cost-efficient solutions 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to establish trusted partnerships with Executive and Senior Management 

EDUCATION
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school is required. 
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Chemistry or Engineering is desirable; Admitted to practice before the USPTO also desirable. 

Please email your resume to nicole_coult@goodyear.com 



Docket Administrator - Renner Otto (Cleveland, OH)

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

The Docket Administrator position supports the firm in overall operations.  Responsibilities include: 
  • Maintains the firm’s docket for patent and trademark matters
  • Oversees any changes to client files and updates the docketing system accordingly
  • Integrates USPTO and foreign office documents with docketing system
  • Manages the firm’s general inbox and processes incoming mail/emails/faxes from clients, foreign associates and intergovernmental agencies worldwide
  • Manages the global docket, ensuring that tasks are complete and clears unneeded tasks
  • Implements and improves upon administrative processes for more efficient workflow

Required skills include:
  • Communication - Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing.Organization/Planning - Must be able to create schedules, manage multiple priorities and accurately track extensive details.
  • Computer/Technical - Expertise in MS Office products and ability to learn docketing systems, firm management/e-billing software, etc.
  • Legal knowledge - Knowledge of a variety of legal documentation.  Ability to acquire knowledge of licensing, patents, trademarks, and intellectual property.

Formal requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree, Paralegal certification, or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of prior experience specifically in IP docketing or as an IP legal assistant/paralegal.
  • Experience with IP docketing software.  Familiarity with Anaqua preferred.

Please send resumes in confidence to Luis Carrion at
lcarrion@rennerotto.com or recruiting@rennerotto.com
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Intellectual Property Paralegal - Nordson (Westlake, OH)

Collaboration drives Nordson’s success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology.  Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed.  You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Summary/Position Overview:
As an IP Paralegal, you will assist with the management of Nordson’s worldwide intellectual property portfolio.  We are looking for someone who is detail oriented and able to do a variety of IP related work, including non-disclosure agreement review, managing and coordinating domestic and foreign patent and trademark work with internal and external counsel, budget creation support, and assistance with administration of the innovation incentive program for employees.  We are looking for someone who can suggest and help implement process improvements.  Although you will provide primary support to the Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers in the Legal group, you will also support, as needed, general legal matters, and legal and compliance training and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain overall quality control, daily maintenance, and operation of patent and trademark portfolios from prosecution through post-grant activity
  • Support and assist internal counsel with communications to Nordson businesses and outside counsel relating to patent and trademark prosecution updates and requests for instructions
  • Use patent and trademark related searchable databases to conduct patent and trademark searches and research
  • Process new invention disclosures, coordinate next steps with patent attorneys and Nordson businesses and outside counsel as needed
  • Coordinate and assist with patent review meetings with businesses, prepare materials for review, including patent-to-product mapping and upcoming annuities, review active invention disclosure records, foreign filing decisions, high-priority projects, year-to-date spend/budget details, etc.
  • Process incoming/outgoing patent and trademark correspondence (US and non-US) and update matter management software as needed
  • Review and revise non-disclosure agreements and IP provisions in terms and conditions and commercial agreements, in accordance with internal guidelines
  • Open/maintain IP matters in matter management software
  • Assist with preparation of IP dashboards and other periodic updates for presentation to management, including summaries of IP activities and analysis of spend/budget
  • Review/process incoming invoices in e-billing software, assist in preparing and managing annual IP budget
  • Manage IP-related licensing activities, including coordinating royalty receipt and payments, and providing reports to third parties
  • Monitor improper online use or infringement of Nordson IP
  • Manage and assist with Nordson innovation award program
  • Support implementation, launch and tracking of ethics, compliance and IP training to Nordson employees through the company Learning Management System (LMS)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • General knowledge of different type of IP protection, including knowledge of filing requirements, prosecution requirements, annuity laws, renewal data, and expiration data
  • At least 5-7 years experience as an Intellectual Property Paralegal, or equivalent, with both law firm and in-house experience, highly preferred
  • Familiarity with legal research, including conducting and reviewing patent and trademarks searches
  • Bachelor’s degree, associates degree, or paralegal certificate preferred
  • Familiar with patent and trademark terminology, and patent and trademark record maintenance.   
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to accomplish tasks within agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization
  • Writing and communication skills for concise and easy-to-understand instructions and responses to internal clients and external counsel
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and collaboratively as a team player.
  • Proficient knowledge of software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), familiarity with Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker e-billing software is a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and accountability
  • Must be able to work remotely as needed, with reliable internet connectivity

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.  No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status or any other reason prohibited by law.
Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.  No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.

The details of the position can be found at https://nordsonhcm.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/nordsoncareers/job/USA---Ohio---Westlake/Intellectual-Property-Paralegal_REQ23624.  If anyone has an interest in this position, application details are in the link, but a resume can also be sent directly to: megan.shaffer@nordson.com




IP Docket Clerk/Legal Secretary/Paralegal - Walter | Haverfield (Cleveland, OH)

Mid-sized, full-service, downtown Cleveland (AV-rated) law firm having offices in Cleveland and Columbus seeks an IP Docket Clerk/Legal Secretary/Paralegal.  The ideal candidate will have experience with patent and trademark prosecution.  Familiarity with docketing (CPI) and USPTO electronic filing is a plus.  Competitive benefits and equal opportunity employer.  Send detailed resume, salary requirements and references to Jo Ann Chapman (hiring@walterhav.com) with a copy to James Pingor (jpingor@walterhav.com
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Attorney - Wegman Hessler (Cleveland, OH)

Wegman Hessler is seeking an attorney to join its Intellectual Property Department.  Preferred candidates will have at least two years of experience in patent preparation, prosecution and/or opinion preparation and a degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering, 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.
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 Jason A. Worgull at jaworgull@wegmanlaw.com.

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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