Electrical Intellectual Property Engineer
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 15, 2019
Polaris Industries prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Polaris is transforming from a North American based company to a global company with over 9,000 employees in 16 different countries spanning five continents of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER and RZR side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles. Job Summary: As a member of the Intellectual Property Team within Engineering Operations, maintain awareness of technical developments and focus on Intellectual Property (IP) issues in assigned product and project teams. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Maintain a strong knowledge of assigned Polaris product lines Integrate with assigned product and project teams Implement LEAN operation principles to create optimized and efficient IP processes Perform competitive patent searches to identify industry technology trends, develop a strategy to protect key technologies, and assess the competitive patent landscape Providing IP intelligence to the business through investigation and monitoring of third-party intellectual property. Managing outside counsel in the U.S. and abroad, and working within a budget. Perform and distribute regular competitive patent search reports for Off-Road, Snow, Motorcycle, Powertrain, SxS, LEV, international, and diversification initiatives as required, and categorize competitive patents by system and component Provide periodic overview of the competitive patent landscape to the product and project teams Conduct product patent mining sessions and assist in the development of a patent filing plan Review and approve new invention disclosures Prepare and present IP updates through the Polaris development process for assigned product and project teams Provides assistance to engineers in the preparation of complete invention disclosures as an integral part of the technical development process. Perform competitive patent clearance searches and facilitate reviews within assigned product and project teams Collaborate with outside patent counsel to prepare and prosecute patent and design applications IP Engineer requirements: Minimum of 4 year degree, BSEE or BSME degree with control system and electronics experience preferred. Would consider other technical degrees with qualifying experience. Must have the ability to read and understand complex patent laws, rules, and procedures. Must be able to communicate complex concepts in an easy to understand format. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prefer 3-5 years Engineering experience. Prefer experience in patent searching and patent prosecution. Motivated, proactive and confident with a strong drive and will to perform, while also being flexible to handle both large and small projects with enthusiasm. Must be able to take ownership of projects and responsibilities in a fast-paced and ever-changing business environment. Sr. IP Engineer Requirements: Additional 2-5 years of experience practicing patent prosecution in a law firm or corporate IP department with a sophisticated patent practice. Thorough knowledge of patent law and international patent procurement practices and procedures. Must be registered to practice before the USPTO. Experience with the manufacturing and/or consumer product industries Polaris offers you an opportunity to make a difference. We offer a competitive salary, profit sharing, product perks, and a comprehensive relocation package. To round it off, a benefits package that allows you to work hard and play harder. WE HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE! Please send resume to austin.holt(at)polaris.com indicating in the subject line the title of the position.
Keywords: Polaris, Minneapolis , Electrical Intellectual Property Engineer, Engineering , Saint Paul, Minnesota
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