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Intellectual Property Counsel

Company/Firm: Alstom Power Inc.
Location: Knoxville, TN
Date posted: 05/28/09
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 Intellectual Property Counsel
ALSTOM Power Inc., a global leader and provider of power generation engineering products and services, is seeking an Intellectual Property Counsel. The position will be based at our Knoxville, Tennesee location.

The Intellectual Property Counsel will advise management in all areas of intellectual property (IP) law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The position's primary responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing IP strategies for Alstom's Environmental Systems and CO2 Capture activities

Managing patent and trademark portfolios to support these IP strategies

Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating IP related contract terms and conditions

Enforcing Alstom's IP portfolio, including handling pre-litigation patent disputes and inquiries

Developing business plans and product designs to avoid IP infringement

Reviewing, preparing, and prosecuting patent and trademark applications

Conducting IP due diligence for transactions and acquisitions

Providing IP training to Alstom employees

Reviewing and monitoring IP budgets for Alstom businesses

Managing relationships with outside counsel

Monitoring compliance with the company's legal agreements, legal procedures and management instructions

Performing other duties and ad hoc projects, as assign

Necessary Experience:

Qualified candidates will have 10+ years experience in IP law, a Bachelor's degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, admission to a state bar, and registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Preference is given to candidates with in-house experience and experience working in an international environment.

The candidate must also exhibit strong self-starting behavior, have a positive attitude, work well as a team player, and display a level of initiative to handle the various projects and responsibilities of the position. Must have demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment and possess strong communication and organizational skills.

Candidates wishing to be considered for this position must have the legal right to work and live in the USA. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance or expatriate status. Candidates must be prepared to accept local terms and conditions.


Through the development of advanced public transport and cleaner electric power production, 76,000 Alstom employees in over 70 countries are helping to address some of the key issues that face the planet today. If you are looking for a world of economic, social and environmental change, look no further. As a leading global player in energy and transport infrastructure we suggest it's time to act and think of the future. Your future

ALSTOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer


ALSTOM is a Drug Free Workplace


Additional Information:

Travel Percentage: 10%



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