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vendredi 27 septembre 2019

Offre d'emploi



Position: Patent Attorney
Location: Brussels (Belgium) or Rueil-Malmaison (Paris, France)

Company 
Schneider Electric is a global company which creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbldHPFltQQ.

Specifically, Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. We make it possible for IoT-enabled solutions to seamlessly connect, collect, analyze and act on data in real-time delivering enhanced safety, efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. To further support these activities, Schneider Electric is looking to recruit a Patent Attorney.

Position Description (Essential Functions): 
This role will principally focus on patent procurement and portfolio development, including:
- drafting and filing patent applications;
- coordinating international extension filings;
- managing patent portfolios
- including reviewing office actions and drafting response based on feedback from the Business;
- communicating with outside attorneys;
- training and assisting technologists in recognizing patentable inventions and submitting invention disclosures;
- preparing freedom-to-operate/clearance studies regarding third party patent rights;
- participating in design review meetings, brainstorming sessions and innovation workshops;
- leading invention identification sessions within selected projects;
- overseeing and involvement in the invention disclosure submission and evaluation processes; and
- providing other assistance and support to R&D, marketing, and Legal department staff as required, including on litigation matters.

The primary responsibility of this role will be to support France based R&D and some travel to R&D centers in France will be required.

Professional Qualifications/Requirements: 
- European Patent Office qualified/partly qualified patent attorney and French national qualification (non-qualified with qualification in progress and experience in patent prosecution will also be considered);
- Have a MSc. degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or mechanical engineering, preferably with software expertise;
- Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience in the field of intellectual property in developing patent portfolios;
- Preferably professional experience in both Law Firm and In-House multinational environments;
- Knowledge (relative to experience) of laws, rules regulations and practice under EPO and preferably French national patent system;
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement standards ensuring procurement of patents of the highest quality and business relevance; and
- Demonstrated ability to direct and manage outside counsel.

Personal Qualities: 
- Self starter / proactive
- Proven ability to quickly identify, prioritize, and analyze issues, to create solutions, to communicate in a counseling role, and to work effectively and team with all levels of management;
- Good commercial acumen;
- Clear communication skills - written and oral; and
- Fluency/proficiency in French and English (oral & written) required, with another European language would be a plus.

If you see yourself as meeting the requirements for this role and are up to the challenge of being part of the Schneider IP team, please contact us today and send your cv to IPJobs@se.com.

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