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Patent Agent

Company: Chervon North America
Location: Naperville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

At Chervon, new ideas have a way of becoming great products that change the market. - We are dedicated to giving our users the best in outdoor power equipment and power tools. Better Tools. - Better World. Bringing passion and dedication together - there is no telling what's achievable! Chervon leverages its research, design, engineering and manufacturing expertise to build better tools for the global marketplace that are consciously designed to make work better, easier and more efficient. Innovation is one of the core tenets of Chervon, and many innovative products have been launched in the market and achieved great success.IP is very important in Chervon, and the IP department has built patent portfolios in key technology areas and products to provide Chervon with a competitive advantage.Summary of Responsibilities: The patent agent is responsible for the patent portfolio. - The agent is also responsible for preparation and prosecution of patent applications as well as responses. - The patent agent may assist with foreign patent applications. - The Patent Agent assists in patent search analysis and patent research; - does patent knowledge consultation with various departments and shares new patent information; is responsible for the maintenance of the patent information database; investigates and analyzes relevant patent and technical information and develops and executes North American intellectual property (IP) strategy. - -Responsibilities:

Drive the building of patent portfolios in key technology areas Lead or co-lead invention harvesting or brainstorming sessions with innovators Conduct a range of patent analyses and assessments such as related to new product innovations or technology landscapesProvide advice to R&D engineers and product managers regarding patentability during new product developmentEvaluate, develop, and implement patent filing for new productsReview US patent file from overseas IP colleaguesCompetencies:
Strong communication, critical thinking, and writing skills to support effective communication with all levels of marketing, engineering, and leadership within the businessSelf-motivation to immerse with the business and engineering teams to support business' needs and to quickly learn the business' goals and objectivesAble to multitask in a fast-paced environmentAble to work in Nanjing, China at least three months at beginning of joining Chervon (intermittently)Able to work in Nanjing, China -about one month every year from the -following -yearIndependent problem solverKnowledge of the power tool and outdoor power equipment industry is preferred - Ability to work with little or no supervisionWillingness to learn new skills to meet the ever-changing Power Tool and Outdoor Power Equipment industryRequired Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or educational equivalent (mechanical or electrical engineering preferred)Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office5+ years' experience in patent strategy, patent portfolio, patent preparation, and prosecution (worked in power tool industry preferred)Knowledge of IP tools like PatsnapTravel:Travel is expected to be 20% including international. - Initially it will be more.About Our Working EnvironmentChervon North America operates in a casual and fun environment. We offer a very competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, short/long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) and a competitive time off program.Chervon North America is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, age, religion, color, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender, pregnancy, military status, order of protection status, transgender status, genetic information, or any other category protected by law.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Chervon North America, Naperville , Patent Agent, Sales , Naperville, Illinois

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