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Patent Agent

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: TTI Floor Care North America
Location: Glenwillow, Ohio
Date posted: 09/30/09
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

 TTI Floor Care North America is a global leader in consumer and commercial floor care products and other consumer appliances under our flagship brands, Hoover® and Dirt Devil®. We are currently seeking an in-house Patent Agent at our Glenwillow, Ohio headquarters to assist with patent preparation and prosecution and management of our patent portfolio.
Primary Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

•Prepare patent applications and office action responses.
•Assist with the preparation of invention disclosures.
•Conduct all manner of patent searches using online patent databases, Internet resources, and other patent classification systems
•Coordinate patent matters with outside counsel.
•Assist with the management of patent portfolio.
•Must be able to work collaboratively as well as independently on assigned projects
•Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Formal Education:

•A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related scientific field.

Necessary Experience:

Job-Related Experience:

•A minimum of five years experience drafting non-provisional patent applications and office action responses in the mechanical and electrical arts.
•Registered to practice with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
•Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
•Proficiency with patent databases such as Micropat, Google Patent, LexisNexis, World Patent Index
•Familiarity with PCT/US Classification codes

Requirements:

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Efficient time management and organizational skills
•Customer service focus
•Local candidates preferred

TTI Floor Care North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 

Contact: *Interested candidates please email alyssa.porter@ttifloorcare.com

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