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Intellectual Property Lawyer; Patent Agent; Patent Engineer

  • Country:US
  • State:MULTIPLE
  • City:MULTIPLE CITIES
  • Category:Legal
  • Required Education:Bachelor's Degree
  • Position Type:Early Professional
  • Employment Type:Full-Time
  • Contract Type:Regular
  • Req ID:119714BR
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Job Description
Positions are available at one or more of our three Patent Center locations (Endicott, NY; Hopewell Junction, NY; and Rochester, MN). To be considered, please submit a cover letter with your application, and provide an ordered list of your location preferences within your cover letter.

Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Security, Mobile and Social technologies are changing how we create, collaborate, and engage. IBM is a leader in this global transformation, and we are looking for talented professionals to navigate this new world with us. You will be part of an innovative team that strives to make the world work better and help our clients visualize a future they did not think possible..

The Patent Attorney, Patent Agent, and Patent Engineer positions provide the opportunity to perform patent procurement work on a wide variety of IBM inventions, while interacting with IBM professionals (domestic and foreign) in nearly every business unit of the company. As part of the IBM Patent Center, you will work in a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting work environment, with opportunities to develop and share best practices throughout the Patent Center.

Responsibilities:

• You will work in the innovative and collaborative IBM Patent Center, which prepares and prosecutes patent applications within a broad range of technologies, including, for example, technologies pertaining to cloud, cognitive computing, analytics, mobile, social, and security.

• In addition to writing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications in the USPTO, the role may also comprise assisting in the development of best practices for doing such patent procurement work, and assisting and mentoring others in the Patent Center.

• Communicating directly with IBM inventors, and with IBM Patent Attorneys, Agents, Engineers, and Administrative Professionals both inside and outside of the Patent Center.

You should have strong organization, writing, and communication skills to both write and prosecute patent applications with high quality and efficiency. You should also be timely, dependable, and willing to learn.

Join IBM. Make an Impact.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • B.S. or B.E. degree and qualified to sit for the USPTO Registration Exam.


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Preferred technical backgrounds/degrees include: Computer Science; Computer Systems Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Information Technology; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering, Biology; Materials Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Physics; or Another science or engineering field with significant course work in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, or Physics.
  • The preferred candidate will be registered to practice with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Preferred Education: Doctorate Degree Commissionable: No
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