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Patent Specialist for R&D company

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Volt Workforce Solutions
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date posted: 01/07/10
Salary: From $55,000 to $70,000
Job Description:


About Us
At Volt Workforce Solutions, we connect talented people with respected companies. Every day, leading global employers ask us to present them with talented candidates for their most in-demand positions. Volt offers you unique access to these employment opportunities, matching your skills with intriguing projects and cutting-edge technologies. Employment options - from contract and contingent, temporary-to-direct hire, and direct placement - are designed to support your availability and career requirements. Comprehensive benefits programs and training opportunities further empower employees to contribute their best ideas and insights.

With locations and opportunities across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, Volt is a Fortune 1000 leader that has been helping leading companies locate the right people for over 50 years. To learn more about our diverse opportunities where your talents can make a world of difference, view our current postings below or connect with your local Volt office.

Responsible for the preparation and coordination of invention disclosures with outside counsel as required for preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications based on company inventions. Provides support and advice to senior executives for the protection of all intellectual property including copyrights and trademark items. Essential duties include: works with technical staff regarding development and patentability of new ideas including assisting with identification of new inventions. Coordinates with staff to collate information and material necessary for patent application preparation and assists with preparation of invention disclosure forms. Reviews invention disclosures and maintains record keeping system. Performs analysis of background information, searches technical literature, patent databases etc. to identify documents relevant to company technology and patent applications and presents results to staff. Works with outside counsel to coordinate IP portfolio. Assists outside counsel in preparation of patent applications for filings and in preparation of responses to patent office actions for pending applications. Coordinates searches for freedom to operate reviews, externally and internally. Leads Patent Review Committee while supporting intellectual property functions of Chief Technical Officer.

Volt is an EOE.

Necessary Experience:

Bachelor's degree in technical field; advanced degree a plus. Minimum 3 years hands-on experience with patent processing or administration. Familiarity with polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, or electrochemistry helpful. Demonstrated ability to perform searches of technical literature through the use of databases.


Contact: Volt Professional Search (Administrative)
Volt Workforce Solutions
5255 E. Williams Circle, Ste. 5400 West
Tucson, AZ 85711
PH: 520/323-6903
FX: 520/323-6780

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