Patent Prosecution Attorney at Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies


Mid Level


$140.000 - $210.000

31 Aug → 30 Sep

Job Description

At Zebra, we’re reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge - helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before. A dynamic community of builders, doers and problem solvers, we each play a unique role - shaping new technologies, bringing solutions to market, and partnering with companies on the front line of business. Being a part of Zebra means making your mark as we make digital transformation a reality. It means growing into a leader at a leading company that makes a distinct difference - because together, we’ve only just begun. Build Today. Create Tomorrow. Become a leader at a leading company. Become a Zebra.

The Intellectual Property (“IP”) Group has global responsibility for all intellectual property matters at Zebra, which includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The IP Group helps drive Zebra’s success by building valuable IP assets that contribute to both the competitiveness and defensibility of the company. Zebra’s IP Group works with a variety of business partners, such as those employees in Engineering, Marketing, Product/Project Management, Procurement, Sales, Human Resources, and Finance. The Patent Prosecution Attorney demonstrates leadership in providing legal counsel and services on matters involving invention capture and harvesting for his/her assigned business partners. The Patent Prosecution Counsel relies on experience and judgment to manage his/her docket and execute Zebra’s global IP strategies with minimum supervision.

The Patent Prosecution Attorney maintains and provides reports, as needed, to keep Legal management and key stakeholders abreast of the status of the patent portfolio. Key responsibilities of the Patent Prosecution Attorney are preparing and prosecuting patent applications, managing assigned patent portfolio, managing outside counsel, interacting closely with business partners to understand business needs and objectives, understanding competitive landscape, and invention harvesting activities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares and prosecute patent applications, worldwide, for an assigned patent portfolio, and actively manages outside counsel to do the same
  • Interacts closely with outside counsel, business partners, and other members of the legal department to foster relationships, to understand business needs and business objectives, and to ensure that matters are being handled in a timely and competent manner
  • Provides legal counsel in areas of expertise to patent review committees and other business partners, as assigned
  • Leads and/or supports invention harvesting activities to assist assigned business units in capturing inventive activity
  • Partners with key stakeholders to execute global IP strategies for assigned portfolio
  • Works with Legal team members to assist in evaluating assigned patent portfolio and making strategic decisions related to the assigned patent portfolio
  • Actively participates in patent review committee meetings and other activities related to the review and evaluation of invention disclosures, and advise on patentability issues related to assigned Zebra technology areas
  • Leads and/or supports virtual patent marking activities for his/her assigned portfolio
  • Generates and presents training materials, as assigned, to educate and inform business partners on various intellectual property matters
  • Understands competitive landscape for assigned business unit(s)
  • Understands, analyzes, and articulates up to moderately complex issues and/or relevant laws, worldwide, and recommend solutions or course of action
  • Prepare reports and provides work product to the legal counsel for review
  • Engages business partners and legal colleagues to gain knowledge and understanding of Zebra’s business units/functions as they relate to area(s) of responsibility
  • Assists in special projects, as assigned

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Legal experience in-house or with a law firm

  • State bar admission and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark

  • Excellent analytical, research, and organization skills.

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills

  • Ability to provide strong strategic thought to Zebra’s patent processes and best practices

  • Ability to work under pressure with aggressive deadlines, in a dynamic environment, including managing and prioritizing a large prosecution docket

  • Acts as a leader to provide advice in a business manner based on principles of appropriate risk management rather than risk avoidance

  • Exercises initiative to solve up to moderately complex issues with minimum supervision

  • Ability to manage assigned docket items to closure with minimum supervision, and the judgement;to know when to ask questions and escalate issues

  • Participates as a team player both within and outside the Legal Department

  • Strong business acumen

  • Unquestioned ethics and integrity

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