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Intellectual Property Legal Counsel - PPS

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Baker Hughes
Location: Houston, TX
Date posted: 11/05/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Baker Hughes Incorporated has an opening for an Intellectual Property Legal Counsel located at the BHI Pressure Pumping research center in Tomball, at 11211 FM 2920, Tomball, Texas. This position will primarily oversee and manage the BHI IP Portfolio for Pressure Pumping. As a leader in the oilfield services industry, Baker Hughes offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high performance organization. Our leading technologies and our ability to apply them safely and effectively create value for our customers and our shareholders. Baker Hughes is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer.

• Manages intellectual property legal services in support of pressure pumping and related services. Specific duties include the following: • Managing an international patent and trademark portfolio including oversight and management of the filing, prosecuting, and maintenance of patent and trademark applications worldwide; • Working with the client to assure registrations are obtained in strategic areas, and overseeing all post registration actions; • Managing intellectual property litigation for the assigned businesses; • Drafting, negotiating, and enforcing license agreements, joint development agreements, and related transactional activities; • Assisting in the acquisition and divestiture of intellectual property rights when appropriate; • Reviewing third party patents, providing clearance, validity and infringement opinions to management and assisting in the development of strategic patenting opportunities for the client ; • Perform additional duties as necessary or requested.

Education/Experience Requirement:

• Bachelor’s and law degrees; • Must be licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office; • Hold a JD from an ABA accredited law school and be licensed to practice law in at least one state, preferably Texas; • Minimum five years patent and trademark prosecution experience, as well as transactional experience, and litigation experience is required. • Preferred educational backgrounds in Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering. • Experience with the upstream oilfield business in general and oilfield service business in particular is preferred.

Skill Requirements:

• Knowledge and experience with managing an assigned intellectual property portfolio including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets; • Overseeing the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent & trademark applications; • Assisting in developing global IP protection strategies; and providing related legal counseling to world class scientists and corporate management staff regarding intellectual property matters; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Ability to work in a team-based environment.

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