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The Motherson Group is one of the 21 largest and fastest growing full system solutions providers to the global automotive industry, serving multiple further industries, such as rolling stock, aerospace, medical, IT, and logistics, with over 135,000 employees across 41 countries worldwide.

Farmington Hills, MI

Your tasks:

  • arrange drafting, prosecution and defense of patent applications nationally and internationally

  • functional lead of the prosecution team
  • support for the monitoring and appeals procedures of industrial property rights of third parties
  • Task management between partner law firm and IP department
  • advice on development projects and cooperation agreements
  • Support in monitoring technology fields and identify opportunities, gaps and risks
  • cooperation with R & D / engineering and product management teams to capture innovative ideas, to categorize and review of the potential value of such ideas as well as the coordination of novelty search
  • cooperation with the global IP teams inclusive "IP champions" in engineering centers
  • Internal patent analysis to determine the strength and value of existing portfolios

  • Perform patent analyses of third party portfolios for several business purpose
  • maintain a database for the collection of innovation ideas and coordination of permits to track potential patents
  • groundwork for national and international litigation and enforcement measures -care of the patent database and coordination of the expenses for their care
  • support for the preparation of quarterly reports for all patent and intellectual property activities

  • propose applications to extend the patent portfolio to prepare protection of new technologies align with the technology roadmap

-build a patent fence on key technologies especially for the US patent portfolio part

Your profile:

  • A completed bachelor's degree in electronics engineering or mechatronics and ideally experience in the patent area

  • very good understanding of US patent law for prosecution activities

  • registered US Patent Agent

  • experience as Patent Agent

  • Ideally industrial experience in electronics engineering

  • strong technical understanding and a able to learn quick

  • strong analytical thinking and systematic

  • precise and on-schedule work

  • teamwork and active communication skills

  • interested in an intercultural working environment

  • good computer skills (especially in MS Office)

What we offer:

Benefits: 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, Referral program, Tuition reimbursement, Vision insurance

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At Motherson we believe that our people are our biggest assets and that the capability of the company is the combined competence of all of us. Join our team and experience the spirit of a well-networked global enterprise offering exciting projects and outstanding development opportunities.