The Walt Disney Company Patent Engineer / Patent Agent in Burbank, California

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Patent Engineer / Patent Agent is responsible for harvesting inventions that will contribute to the development of our patent portfolio. This person will be measured by their ability to understand and capture inventions from our technical team and communicate the concepts to audiences of varied technical competency. Additionally, they will need to be able to assist in the drafting of patent applications, prior art searching and patent litigation matters.

Responsibilities :

  • Conduct patent mining sessions and work with engineers to identify patentable inventions

  • Communicate inventions to members of the intellectual property community for approval

  • Conduct patentability searches

  • Prepare drafts of patent applications (software & hardware)

  • Assist in patent litigation matters

Basic Qualifications :

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the patent field

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing with attorneys, staff and external contacts

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a heavy workload in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements, while maintaining exceptional accuracy

  • Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external contacts, regarding non-legal matters of a routine nature

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative, enthusiastic and friendly manner to accomplish position functions and participate in team efforts

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Proficiency with USPTO systems (PAIR, PatFT, EFS Web)

  • Understanding of U.S. and foreign patent laws

  • Admission to the US Patent & Trademark Office

Required Education :

  • BA/BS in an engineering discipline (electrical preferred, will also consider computer science and mechanical)

Company Overview :

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Additional Information :

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.

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Job ID: 494671BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)