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Technology Manager-Intellectual Property

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Lubrizol
Location: Wickliffe, Ohio
Date posted: 04/02/10
Salary: From $58,000 to $95,000
Job Description:

 The Lubrizol Corporation is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improve the quality and performance of our customers' products in the global transportation, industrial, and consumer markets. We are a Fortune 500 company and eight-time winner of the NorthCoast 99 Award, honoring great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. In 2009, we were named one of the greenest companies in America by Newsweek and Company of the Year by Chemical and Engineering News. Lubrizol consistently recruits the best and brightest. Put your valuable skills to work and join us! We currently have the following opportunity for a Technology Manager for Intellectual Property (IP) available in the Driveline Lubricants group at our Wickliffe, OH location: 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Work with the Commercial, Technical and Legal teams to develop and implement an IP strategy that will improve sustainable competitive advantage 
• Function as liaison between Commercial, Technical, and Legal teams to identify, prioritize and support patent procurement, patent maintenance and patent defense activities. 
• Maintain competitive patent awareness including maintaining, reviewing and documenting competitive IP. Report findings to appropriate IP, Technology and Commercial teams. 
• Ensure that the business can operate without being encumbered by external IP by identifying non-infringement areas, or supporting the Legal team in identifying prior art for invalidity opinions or patent oppositions. 
• Work with Legal team to raise awareness of IP and legal issues such as secrecy agreements, copyrights, patents, etc. 

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 
• Master’s degree in Chemistry or related technical discipline 
• Minimum 2 years experience working in the chemical industry 
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
• Analytical ability 
• Effective written and verbal communication skills 
• Ability to handle multiple projects and demands 
• Interest in patents and patent processes 

CONSIDERED A PLUS: 
• Ph.D. in Chemistry or related technical discipline 
• Experience with Organic Chemistry 
• Knowledge of patents and patent processes 
• R&D experience 

SALARY RANGE: $58,000 TO $95,000 
BONUS ELIGIBLE 
NO RELOCATION AVAILABLE

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Contact: Please apply online at: https://lubrizol.recruitmax.com//main/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=3743&szCareerPortalID=169&szUniqueCareerPortalID=f1fe4bc4-9680-41a2-9ecf-e7b74fe07e80

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