Intellectual Property Engineer
Hydro-Gear - Sullivan, IL

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Provide engineering support for the development of patent applications and other Intellectual Property Department activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Monitor company departments to identify patentable subject matter.
•Attend product design reviews to identify potential intellectual property issues.
•Interview inventors to document & describe the scope of their inventions.
•Describe the construction & function of an invention in writing to enable development of a patent specification.
•Assist in defining the drawings necessary to support a patent application.
•Read patent specification drafts for technical accuracy.
•Develop an ability to write the description section of a patent application.
•Monitor changes to company product lines that trigger updates to patent labels.
•Develop a working knowledge of IP processes and systems, including USPTO databases
Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education And/Or Experience
BA/BS degree from four year college or university in a technical discipline with one year related experience and or/training; or an Associates degree in a technical discipline with two years related experience and/or training.
•Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to draft technical reports, descriptions and product evaluations.
•Effective multi-tasking skills.
•Demonstrated technical innovativeness and creativity.
•Demonstrated project leadership skills.
•Demonstrated attention to detail.
•Must be proficient in Microsoft Office