Textron Intellectual Property Specialist in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Intellectual Property Specialist

Description

Patent Agent- Textron Specialized Vehicles

Position Details

Be the driver of your career. At Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., our culture allows you to grow within the company while building your career. Developing new leaders and encouraging innovative ideas are critical to the success of our organizations. Textron Specialized Vehicles (TSV) is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground support equipment. TSV markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, TextronOff Road, Arctic Cat, TUG™, Douglas™, and Premier Engineering & Manufacturing brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves. From design to drive, TSV has become an industry leader through our belief in having the right people in the right place at the right time. Are you ready to fuel your career?

Summary:

TSV seeks a patent attorney or patent agent to work in cross-functional capacity with outside counsel, internal legal personnel, engineering, and others to protect and grow the business’ IP portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform patent searches and investigate competitor technology

  • Conduct patent clearance investigations

  • Develop knowledge of business unit patent and trademark portfolios

  • Develop knowledge of competitor IP

  • Help maintain patent marking websites

  • Implement TEXTRON IP processes

  • In coordination with company personnel and outside counsel, develop strategy to grow patent portfolio

  • Review competitor patents and classify them

  • Review work performed by outside counsel

  • Draft patent applications and office action responses

  • Interact with inventors and coordinate invention disclosures

  • Review and draft license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and other contracts

  • Provide support for IP litigation

  • Conduct trademark searches and provide input on trademark filings

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

· 4-year degree in engineering/engineering management or other hard science

· Patent Agent with experience drafting patent application and Office Action responses preferred

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in patent searching, drafting, and prosecution

  • Ability to manage patent activities of outside counsel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, physics, or material science

  • 2-5 years of industry related experience

  • Previous engineering experience a plus

  • Hands-on ability

  • Knowledge of and background with off-road vehicles

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Legal

Primary Location US-Minnesota-St. Cloud

Recruiting Company Textron Specialized Vehicles

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 263910