Novelis is the world’s premier producer
of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling. Drawing on our
expertise, commitment to innovation and world-leading technology, we deliver
sustainable solutions for the most demanding applications, including
automobiles, beverage cans, architecture and consumer electronics. Our customers
include major brands such as ABInBev, Audi, Ball, BMW, Coca-Cola, Crown
Packaging, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, LG, Mercedes-Benz, Rexam, Samsung and
others. The lifecycle sustainability of Novelis aluminum
brings tremendous benefits to our customers, consumers and society.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA,
Novelis has approximately 11,000 employees in 25 operating facilities in nine
counties in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The company reported revenue of $9.8 billion for its
2013 fiscal year and is investing $1.7 billion globally in expansions to meet the
growing demand for aluminum.
to the Assistant General Counsel, Operations and Intellectual Property, the
Patent Manager will be responsible for multiple aspects of new patent creation
and maintenance of the existing patent portfolio. This position will support the patent
development process and will work closely with the researchers, engineers, and
operational employees to support the creation and documentation of inventions
and protect the inventions through the development of patent applications and
trade secrets. The Patent Manager will work with the broader IP Department to
facilitate the IP Governance Process.
Specifically, the Patent Manger will review and finalize invention
records with the inventors, review and improve patent applications including
claims analysis, and lead patent portfolio reviews with Global Technology
Directors. Additionally, the Patent Manager may be asked to support other IP
related activities including evaluation of licensing opportunities, assisting
in reviewing IP agreements, monitoring the competitive patent landscape,
performing infringement analysis and litigation support, and facilitating
patentability and freedom to operate assessments. The position requires
extensive interface with outside counsel and internal client support and
- Works directly with researchers, engineers, and
operational employees to support the creation and documentation of invention
- Works with the inventors to
ensure that invention records are thoroughly completed and finalized prior to
presenting them to the IP Review Committee.
- Prepares all invention records and documentation for quarterly IP Review
- Ensures that all
Committee decisions are implemented in a timely fashion and communicated out
- Works with outside counsel to facilitate the filing of provisional
applications for all invention records determined patentable by the Committee.
- Performs domestic and
foreign patent prosecution in cooperation with outside counsel, in the development
and management of global patent portfolio.
- Directs and approves key decisions
regarding patent opposition, foreign filing country selection, termination of
prosecution, appeals and pruning of the global patent portfolio while corresponding
with inventors and outside counsel throughout the patent prosecution
- Makes quality and value
decisions on continuing prosecution, scope of claims and decisions regarding
overall adequacy and appropriateness of available protection.
- Initiates review
of strategic patent portfolios on a semi-annual basis.
training for all research and technology employees regarding IP policies and
- Evaluate licensing opportunities, assist in reviewing agreements,
monitor competitive patent landscape and perform infringement analysis.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in engineering or scientific
discipline and 5 years relevant work experience required
Agent registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark
to review and analyze technically complex documents, including scientific
papers, patents and technical specifications.
of patent application process and familiarity with reviewing patents.
communication skills, including technical writing and oral presentation.
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