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  • Job reference: RMS0161655

Patent Leader - Electrical - 29468

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/08/2016
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (18/10/16)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Patent Leader / Technical Writer Technical liaison and single point contact between the Future Infotainment Team and our clients global Patents Department in order to support and facilitate the protection of intellectual property originating from pre-development activities conducted by the team. The role will involve inspecting / identifying new and innovative ideas, features and technical solutions created by the team and drafting, with the support of the inventors, detailed technical descriptions which can be fed into the Patent Department’s patent creation process for eventual preparation and filing as patent applications. Also, the role will be required to liaise with the patent specialist or patent attorney engaged to prepare the patent applications, to provide technical support and to facilitate communication between the attorney and the inventors. Preparing detailed technical descriptions of inventions for feeding into our clients invention management software (ANAQUA) for review by the patent specialists and attorneys in our clients global Patents Department;
· Liaising with the patent specialists and attorneys to support the preparation of patent applications and facilitating communications between the attorneys and the inventors;
· Conducting patent and technology searches to identify new innovation opportunities and facilitate patent preparation;
· Promoting an IP-aware culture across the wider Infotainment group.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
3 key skills;
1. Preparing detailed technical descriptions of inventions for feeding into invention management processes
2. Conducting patent/technology searches to identify relevant background information (prior art)
3. Strong communicator, verbal/written

Preparing detailed technical descriptions of inventions for feeding into our clients invention management software (ANAQUA)
· The person should have a broad knowledge of all the technologies used in Infotainment
· Experience of Identifying potentially protect-able IP (ideas, inventions, features, technical solutions etc.) arising from up-coming projects
· Conducting patent/technology searches to identify relevant background information (prior art)

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Should be able to understand new the inventions that are submitted and where appropriate advise the inventor on if sufficient detail has been supplied. If insufficient detail, advise engineer on the appropriate level of detail. Proactive in talking to the engineers to see what they are working on and encouraging them to add to the feature hopper for early ideas or go straight to Anaqua for more substantial ideas/inventions The person should be able to lead others on writing documentation, flowcharts etc to explain the invention, but should not be relied on to invent missing parts of the submission Monitoring R&D projects"

Additional Information :
Candidate must be approachable, easy to converse with, readily engaging others in the team, and beyond. This role will entail also working with US team members and may also involve some flexible working and International travel.
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