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Patent Engineer
Location:  Minneapolis, MN 
Recruiter Name:  Tom Goettl
Job ID:  15591
Category:  Mechanical Engineering
Job Type:  Contract
Minimum Experience:  -
Required Education:  -
Salary:  $ 48.00 - $ 70.00
Job Description
Patent Engineer (Part-Time)
Advanced engineering company in the Minneapolis metro area is seeking an accomplished Patent Engineer to join their team on a part-time contract basis.  You will work with next-generation technologies, polymers, coatings, and nonwoven materials to create scientific documents for patent applications.  
You'll get to:
  • Provide support for Intellectual Property related tasks as a core member of the Advanced Research and Development team.
  • Support the Legal Team in the development and prosecution of intellectual property.
  • Conduct the required intellectual property research and analysis needed to support global IP positions through consultation with inhouse patent attorneys.
  • Seek out new patentable inventions through collaborative interaction with our global R&D teams in the U.S.
  • Administrate existing record of invention and patent development process in accordance with the corporate strategy.
  • Monitor, analyze and benchmark 3rd party patent trends in technology fields of interest.
  • Execute and/or assist with patent clearance searches for new product designs in the R&D cycle using patent database software.
  • Administrate patent risk assessments & mitigation with patent attorneys as needed.
  • Create and present clear and concise patent search/analysis reports to R&D engineers or corporate managers.
  • Facilitate the coordination of drafting technological legal contracts (e.g. IP related articles in joint-development agreement, non-disclosure agreement or license agreement etc.) between engineers and attorneys.
Job Requirements

You'll Bring:
• Degree in science or engineering with preferred expertise in polymers, coatings and nonwovens
• Patent Agent Certification preferred but not required
• Experience in: scientific method, scientific writing, patent prosecution, patent search, patent competitive analysis
• Expertise in Intellectual Property Management or Intellectual Property System/Law
• Engineering experience in a corporate environment preferred
Other Requirements:
• Strong technical writing skills to describe new inventions clearly and concisely
• Working knowledge of professional patent database software
• Knowledge and understanding of fundamental patent terminology, processes, requirements and systems
• Strong logical analysis skills to be able to compare inventions or product designs 
Konik PrimeStaff is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.

 Konik PrimeStaff has been a leader in the technical staffing industry for more than 45 years, providing the fastest and easiest link between employees and employers. Konik PrimeStaff has specialized in placing professional, qualified personnel in Minnesota and western Wisconsin businesses since its inception and maintains a strong commitment to customer service.

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