Senior Patent Specialist
Konami Gaming Inc. - Las Vegas, NV

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DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for planning and managing Patent prosecution primarily for gaming machines and associated systems. This position includes researching utility and design invention disclosures, directing external counsel in the drafting of applications and overseeing the finalization of patent applications to be submitted to global Patent Offices.
This position also requires project management responsibilities in developing and implementing patent related initiatives, such as brainstorming sessions and reviews of potential patent purchases, or other initiatives that may arise from time to time. This person conducts some risk assessment analysis for development products, provides design-around solutions and creates opinion letters with external counsel. In addition, this person reports regularly to the Director on recent activities and maintains a high-level of awareness of existing products and all current development projects, and patents relating to the gaming products and its competitors.
This position also requires the flexibility to act autonomously at all times while adhering to overall department and company polices and procedures.

DUTIES

  • Establish and implement patent strategy to enrich company's patent assets
  • Uncover and prioritize patentable ideas associated with product development
  • Conduct patentability search, file patent applications and handle office actions
  • Search and analyze competitors' patents and create opinions in order to protect company and its products from threats of intellectual property battle that could be raised by competitors.
  • Coordinate meetings with external counsel and Japanese subsidiary office to discuss and solve various patent issues
  • Reports to the Director any discrepancies, changes or recommendations, and/or problems requiring resolution.
  • Aligns and coordinates timelines and information in order for goals to be met.
  • Complies with the company's regulatory guidelines and corporate policies at all times.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding the company, products and employee information.
QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields.

Minimum five years related patent application and prosecution experience at patent agent or electronics/digital industry. Bilingual in Japanese-English preferred. Strong and proven communicator and leader in delivering successful implementation of projects. Flexible, multi-tasker, analytical and logical thinker; work experience in global or international team operations preferred. * Establish and implement patent strategy to enrich company's patent assets
  • Uncover and prioritize patentable ideas associated with product development
  • Conduct patentability search, file patent applications and handle office actions
  • Search and analyze competitors' patents and create opinions in order to protect company and its products from threats of intellectual property battle that could be raised by competitors.
  • Coordinate meetings with external counsel and Japanese subsidiary office to discuss and solve various patent issues
  • Reports to the Director any discrepancies, changes or recommendations, and/or problems requiring resolution.
  • Aligns and coordinates timelines and information in order for goals to be met.
  • Complies with the company's regulatory guidelines and corporate policies at all times.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding the company, products and employee information.

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