Job Description Position: Patent Associate I Reporting To: Sr.
Patent Attorney Position Objective Become and active integrated
member of the Nitto Denko Technical (NDT) Intellectual Property
(IP) department by supporting intellectual property related
activities under the supervision of the Sr. Patent Attorney. Tasks
include support of patent drafting and resolution of patent-related
issues and support of development activities to addressing general
in-house counsel-related issues as well as issues related to
intellectual property. Work as part of a closely integrated IP team
advising scientists, other company counsel, vice presidents, and
the president, on IP matters. Major Job Functions Independently
draft patent applications for patent attorney review and approval.
Execute prior art searches to support patent drafting activities.
Constructively review and comment on other patent applications
during different phases of prosecution. Draft and/or support office
action responses and other prosecution actions, foreign and
domestic. Perform technology surveys to support development areas.
Responsibilities include searching art in response to scientists
queries and providing feedback to scientists to shape development
Perform Export Administration Regulation assessments regarding
current and/or future technical performance prior to possible
regulation subject activity as necessary. Direct, coordinate, and
optimize work with outside counsel and other business units. Review
intellectual property agreements and provide feedback on legal
ramifications to supervising counsel as well as key stakeholders.
Monitor the intellectual property docket and support patent
prosecution activities by coordinating completion of patent
prosecution tasks by stakeholders and inventors.
Education, Licensure and/or Experience Must have sufficient
education and/or training to be able to meet the scientific and
technical training requirements for admission to the Examination
for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases before the United
States Patent and Trademark Office (i.e., Patent Bar).
Bar licensure or recent passage of Bar Examination, preferred
ability to practice law in California.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to articulate legal
positions with other members of the company.
Strong Microsoft Office skills including the use of Microsoft Word,
Excel and/or PowerPoint Preferred Qualifications
Preferred technical education is at least: (1) Masters of
Science or equivalent in a science or technology related discipline
from an accredited school or university or (2) Bachelors of Science
or equivalent in a science or technology related discipline from an
accredited school or university with 2-3 years of practical
experience in a related field. Science or technology related
disciplines should be in engineering, material sciences, biological
sciences, physics, chemistry, or related fields.
Preferred to have taken Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Patent
Prosecution, or related course in law school with a passing
Preferred admission as a patent attorney before the United States
Patent and Trademark Office.
Physical Job Requirements: This occupation setting can be in a
remote office environment. While performing the duties of this job,
the employee may regularly operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and
telephone keypad. Job duties may also involve writing. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include ability to able to
read electronic documents.
Disclaimer: This job description reflects managements assignment
of essential job duties; and nothing in this herein restricts
managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities
to this job at any time.
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Company Description Nitto Denko Technical Corporation (NDT,
www.ndtcorp.com) is a subsidiary R&D center and a member of
NITTO DENKO Group (www.nitto.com). The mission of NDT is Creating
New Technologies for the Business Centers of Tomorrow. Founded in
2000, NDT now has three research divisions with over 50 scientists.
Our primary focus is on cutting edge technologies that will provide
practical solutions for leading industry sectors such as
Opto-electronics, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and others. Our
long-term vision, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team of
researchers makes NDT a vibrant and exciting center of new ideas
and brilliant technologies.
NDT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy
status, military status, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NDT complies
with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in
employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
training. Learn more about what we do at www.ndtcorp.com.