Patent Preparation & Prosecution Management Counsel

Job Description

Req Number: 17887BR

Position Description:
We are seeking an Intellectual Property Attorney to join the Intellectual Property Practice Area, within the Law Organization.

The attorneys within the Intellectual Property Practice Area perform or direct the performance of legal activities within the practice area and assists the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and General Attorneys in providing world class legal services to Aramco and its partners and affiliates.

You will report directly to the head of the company’s Intellectual Property Practice Area and will work closely with internal clients and inventors in support of the company's various technologies and scientific disciplines.

Minimum Requirements:
Candidates for this position should have:

10+ years of experience working for a strong law firm or major corporation.
Experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
A strong chemicals or petrochemical background
Familiarity with the Patent Cooperation Treaty and other foreign prosecution authorities. Oil or chemical industry experience is a plus.

Must be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing in the United States, Canada, or the European Union.
An undergraduate degree in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Engineering strongly preferred but not required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Managing outside counsel in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications

Patent portfolio management

Counseling clients

Providing IP education to clients on various IP-related topics

Providing legal advice in the areas of patent portfolio strategies.

In addition, the attorney will have the opportunity to draft and negotiate research and development agreements and IP licenses.

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