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Patent Analyst - Robotic Systems Development

Kion Group AG

Kion Group AG

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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The base pay range for this role is estimated to be $53,000 - $113,000 at the time of posting. Final compensation will be determined by various factors such as work location, education, experience, knowledge, and skills.

Tasks and Qualifications:

Core Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate the ability to read a disclosure in particular a patent disclosure quickly and understand the technical nuances which may potentially distinguish it from patents/non-literature patents.

  • Perform a comprehensive search to ensure the most relevant patents/non-literature patents is located and provide a logical and complete search history.

  • Prepare a written opinion applying the most relevant patents/non-literature patents to the disclosure.

  • Maintain proficiency with commercial patent searching databases and other proprietary databases of technical publications.

  • Maintain consistent timeliness and superior quality of deliverables.

  • Participate patent portfolio analysis and risk assessment of both internal portfolios and third-party portfolios including assessment of areas of focus, management of outside vendors and communications to leadership of status and recommendations.

  • Coordinate with Business-IP StratOps and IPM in development and improvement of IP processes (e.g., patent process), methodologies (e.g., invention assessment), IP strategies to drive IP Strategy development and implementation.

  • Coordinate and develop IP training programs across different geographies, IP domains (patents, TMs, Design, etc.), functions and platforms.

  • Coordinate with regional/local IPM teams and global Business-IP StratOps in harvesting and review of Invention Disclosures to assure IP protection in alignment with Line of Business IP Strategy

Required Experience:

  • 3 years + track record in innovation or R&D department in industry, research institute, law firm or from management consulting

  • BS required in one of the following areas: Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering

  • Hands-on/ experience in patent matters and/ or related patent search as well as related analysis tools

  • Expertise in the field of intralogistics mechatronics or software is an asset

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit in combination with business strategic thinking

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Experience in planning, execution and moderation of innovation workshops and ideation sessions

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Open minded, human-centered attitude and social competence

  • Track record, proven experience in application of creative & team tools

  • Willingness to work with international teams

  • National as well as international travel

  • Ability to juggle many priorities and competing demands