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Intellectual Property Counsel

Company: HARMAN
Location: Novi
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

A Career at HARMAN As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you'll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day. About the RoleHarman International is seeking a patent attorney with patent prosecution experience who also will assist with and handle general intellectual property matters, licensing and contractual matters, utility/design patent prosecution, enforcement of IP, researching infringements, drafting C&D letters, patent litigation, patent clearances, and patentability and free to operate reviews and analysis.What You Will DoManage a docket of patent matters in one or more technology areas including preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO.Oversee a global network of outside counsel and provide guidance and instructions based on principles of patent prosecution, the technology/product and roadmaps, and corporate strategy, and global portfolio maintenance decisions.Support various members of the Legal team in M&A transactions with respect to IP due diligence.Collaborate across law department groups, business units and functions to improve patent operations and business processes.Draft, review and negotiate routine types of IP terms and clause for agreements, including nondisclosure, development, collaboration and licensing agreements, with, clients, suppliers, and other law department groups.Directly interact with the business product teams and research technology teams to support new product and project development.Advise and counsel internal business units on various IP matters with a particular focus on global patent issues.Interact directly with engineering to harvest invention disclosures and provide IP training.Support internal clients by providing strategic patent advice on Harman's patent portfolio and managing risk with respect to third party portfolios. Participate in patent committee meetings.Assist in patent divestitures, acquisitions and licensingWork with a global team of patent professionals made up of attorneys, paralegals and patent engineers to define and refine processes used in global patent operations.Provide patent analysis for all contexts, including litigation, potential acquisition, and licensing.Assist in proactive, strategic management of patent litigation and patent assertions.What You NeedThe candidate should have Juris Doctor and Bar admission (or equivalent in jurisdiction), and registered before the USPTO.Must have 3 years of patent prosecution experience with a strong background in global IP law.Drafted and prosecuted patent applications before the USPTO.Knowledge of utility, design, copyright and other IP areas needed.Excellent patent analysis abilities, including development of non-infringement/infringement, invalidity/validity and claim construction positionsExcellent web-based and other investigation and research skills/experience are needed.Should have sound computer skills including IP maintenance database software (e.g. Anaqua), PPT and Excel. Ability to work independently and cross-functionally.Ability to prioritize and appropriately manage risk in a corporate legal environment.Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment.Flexibility and a positive attitude.Excellent work ethic.Work well in a team environment.Very good organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task and keep everything going smoothly without dropping any balls.Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentations to senior business, technical and legal personnel.What is Nice to HaveKnowledge of foreign patent practice and rules a plus.A background or strong familiarity with electrical engineering, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering, audio components and/or acoustics.Law firm, in-house or other comparable experience with large and complex IP portfolios.Experience drafting IP related contractual documents such as co-existence and settlement agreementsWhat Makes You EligibleWillingness to 5% travelWillingness to work in an officeAny offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screenWhat We OfferAccess to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University's business and leadership academiesFlexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environmentAn inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal developmentTuition Reimbursement"Be Brilliant" employee recognition and rewards programTo protect our employees, customers, and communities, HARMAN requires all U.S. employees to disclose their vaccination status and share a copy of their vaccination card. This confidential data will be collected by a trusted third-party vendor via a secure portal upon your start at HARMAN.LI-BG1 Hybrid HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (

Keywords: HARMAN, Novi , Intellectual Property Counsel, Legal , Novi, Michigan

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