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Intellectual Property Coodinator

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: SloanLED
Location: Ventura, CA
Date posted: 08/13/10
Salary: $60,000
Job Description:
Manages the IP Portfolio for growing technology company

SloanLED is a rapidly growing industry leader in low-power, solid state LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting systems. Drawing on our experience and expertise with LEDs we have developed a broad range of products for use in a wide array of industries. Key markets include commercial signage, architectural projects and illumination for spas, retail shelf lighting, aircraft and automobiles. Our LED-based products provide high reliability, energy efficient, maintenance free and cost effective lighting solutions to our customers. SloanLED is widely recognized in the markets it serves for high-quality products, excellent customer service and strong technical support. For more information, please visit

The research and development team at SloanLED is seeking a technically oriented individual to coordinate activities related to intellectual property and safety agency investigations leading to certification.

This position requires a professional skilled at managing multiple projects. These projects require exceptional attention to detail, excellent organization and good communication skills. Also, this seasoned team player must have the ability to understand technical aspects of LED systems combined with the temperament to work with patent lawyers, safety agency engineers, safety agency administrators and design engineers while working as a liaison for the product design team.

This individual will be expect to work directly on the existing IP portfolio, investigate potential patent violations, recommend needed IP protection for our current and developing products, as well as perform patent searches that support and advise design engineers on existing patents. All responsibilities must be carried out with discretion and confidentiality in a close client relationship and highly competitive product development environment.

Additional responsibilities include: maintaining a library of safety agency standards that apply to the products in our industry, and working with the design engineers team to advise and direct safety agency certification projects, as well as working directly with the personnel of those agencies to lead and coordinate required investigations and files.

Required Experience and Education:

BA/BS degree, preferably in a technically oriented discipline.

Five years experience in a product development environment.

Very strong background with Microsoft Word and Excel

Desired Experience:

Exposure to the patent application, PCT and patent search processes.

Experience with UL, TUV, CSA, FCC, NSF and ETL safety agency organizations.

Experience with Standards applying to LED systems and Class 2 power supplies. (e.g. UL48, UL8750, UL2108, UL1310, UL60950, Low Voltage Directive and EMC Directive for the EU, UL1598, EN55022/CISPR 22 Class B, EN6100-3-2…)

Necessary Experience: 5-10 Years Experience
Contact: N/A

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