Patent Attorney at Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool


Entry Level

Brookfield, WI, USA

Not defined

19 Sep → 19 Oct

Job Description

This individual will be responsible for the patent portfolio and new product risk mitigation for various Business Units within Milwaukee Tool.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide advice to the Business Units’ engineering and marketing leadership regarding patentability and infringement risk for new product development
  • Evaluate, develop, and implement patent filing and searching strategies for new products
  • Serve as a liaison between in-house engineering and marketing teams, global subsidiaries and affiliates, and outside counsel
  • Counsel and coach engineering and marketing personnel regarding patent issues
  • Present patent risks and updates for new projects to management in a clear and concise manner, with ability to provide practical legal advice upon which effective business decisions may be made
  • Participate in recurring new product development meetings to stay informed on changing product design features, assist engineering teams with understanding the patent landscape, and harvest strategic inventions for patent protection
  • Monitor competitor portfolios to offer strategic advice to the business
  • Chair and prepare necessary materials for IP Review Committee to inform leadership of patent risks, opportunities, and developments
  • Analyze offensive and defensive infringement positions, send and respond to patent notice letters, and support IP litigation

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or educational equivalent (mechanical or electrical engineering preferred)

  • Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school

  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office

  • Minimum 3 years experience in IP counseling, patent preparation, and prosecution (law firm or corporate legal department experience)

  • Strong communication, critical thinking, and writing skills to support effective communication with all levels of marketing, engineering, and leadership within the business

  • Attention to technical and administrative detail

  • Self-motivation to immerse with the business and engineering teams to support legal needs and to quickly learn the business’ goals and objectives

  • Ability to develop, communicate, and execute IP tactics to support those business needs

Benefits/What We offer

  • Robust health, dental and vision insurance plans

  • Generous 401 (K) savings plan

  • Education assistance

  • On-site wellness, fitness center, food, and coffee service

How To Apply

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