GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.
The GPO has an open position for a Patent Attorney based in Shelton, CT. The GPO Attorney will report to a manager of the GPO and partner with selected GE businesses to develop and execute business specific strategies for procuring global patents for those businesses.
Work with business’ marketing and engineering functions and patent evaluation boards to review invention disclosures
Make patent application filing decisions that maximize the scope of world-wide patents protection consistent with the business’ strategic goals
Conduct and review patentability studies for disclosed inventions and technologies
Prepare, file, and prosecute U.S. patent applications to issue and throughout the process work closely with inventors and business attorneys to develop high quality, strategic application content
Closely manage the quality and content of selected U.S. patent applications prepared and prosecuted by GE’s preferred providers of patent services
Direct the filing and procurement of international patent applications for selected GE businesses
Participate on and lead teams focused on the development and nurturing of GE’s IP professionals, and GE’s tools, processes and best practices relating to the creation and management of patent and other IP rights. This development and nurturing will enhance the positive impact IP has on each business’ bottom-line growth and also yield increased levels of productivity in the GPO and across the GE IP function
Bachelor of Science degree in physics, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering with minimum 2 years of experience drafting and prosecuting U.S. and global patent applications in the mechanical and / or electrical arts
Must have good standing to practice law in at least one U.S. state
Must be Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
Demonstrated understanding and command of U.S. patent laws and regulations, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office practices and procedures, Paris Convention rules and Patent Cooperation Treaty rules and practices
Experience working with management and business teams in creating effective worldwide patent portfolios aligned with business strategic objectives and goals
Experience in handling a wide variety of patent procurement matters including reviewing invention disclosures, making well-reasoned patent applications filing decisions, preparing and filing high quality patent applications, and appealing adverse patentability decisions
Section 19 Job
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 19 OF THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ACT.
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