Business development

In-house IP Manager (or Director), Luxembourg

For this position, we are looking for an experienced in-house IP manager for our Luxembourg office.

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with engineering teams to understand technology and business priorities, and identify and harvest strategic inventions
  • Works closely with Artec’s external counsel on IP issues and strategy for protecting and enforcing Artec’s intellectual property rights around the globe
  • Supports external counsel on preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications relating to Artec’s innovations and trademark applications
  • Develops, maintains, and implements best practices and processes for identification and protection of Artec’s IP consistent with Artec’s business goals
  • Identifies IP training needs within Artec and assists in the development and presentation of training materials on relevant IP laws and related business issues
  • Evaluates, responds to, and works closely with Artec’s outside counsel to defend against IP assertions [optional]
  • Advises Artec’s management on intellectual property aspects of corporate partnerships and acquisitions[optional]
  • Manages IP issues associated with the use or contribution of open source software [optional]
  • Manages IP licensing, including licensing related to Standard Setting Organizations
  • Oversees payment of annuities[optional]

Requirements:

  • A patent lawyer or a patent agent registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and
    Trademark Office and/or EPO
  • At least a B.S. [or an equivalent] in electrical engineering, applied physics, or in other
    relevant technical fields
  • A minimum of 5 years [negotiable] of relevant experience at a law firm and/or an in-house IP department, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications in hardware and software technologies, such as analog/digital circuitry, signal processing, wired/wireless communication
  • Familiarity with both U.S. and non-U.S. IP rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Fluency in non-patent IP matters (including trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) and related strategic issues
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written – with the ability to express
    thoughts clearly and concisely to senior business executives, engineers, and lawyers
  •  Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally, multi-task, manage multiple priorities, problem solve, and deliver timely and effective results in a fast-paced environment
  • Fluency in English

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