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Intellectual Property Administrative Assistant – Reising Ethington

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Reising Ethington P.C. is looking for a full-time IP Secretary.
Candidate Requirements:
The candidate will provide secretarial support to attorneys related to the patent prosecution process including: Preparing routine correspondence, reading and routing mail, file maintenance; Preparing applications, responses and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and reporting filings to clients; Monitoring, processing and satisfying attorney’s dockets; Experience is a plus.
About Reising Ethington P.C.:
Since its founding in Detroit in 1865, Reising Ethington has specialized solely in the practice of intellectual property (IP) law. Areas of expertise include IP prosecution and litigation, managing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, trade secrets, licensing and other IP-related agreements. The firm represents some of the world’s most innovative and foremost IP owners: automotive manufacturers and suppliers, medical technology companies, aerospace companies, universities, industrial equipment makers, robotics companies, and consumer product companies.
Reising Ethington makes it a priority to attract great employees and to keep them. This is evidenced by the professionalism and long term stability of our work force, from our attorneys to our staff. In addition to competitive wages, we offer many other benefits including, but certainly not limited to, competitive health care coverage, paid time off and a profit sharing plan for retirement.
If you meet the requirements above and believe that you would be a great long term contribution to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Henriett Strebe
Reising Ethington PC
755 W. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 1850
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: (248) 689-3500
Fax: (248) 689-4071
STREBE@REISING.COM
www.reising.com

Expires on - 05/03/2017

IP Engineer (Electrical or Software) – Polaris Industries, Inc.

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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

LOCATION
Wyoming or Roseau, MN

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

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

Danet Dziengel
Polaris Industries, Inc.
7290 Viking Blvd. E.
Wyoming, MN 55092
Phone: (651) 408-7200
danet.dziengel@polaris.com
https://polaris.gr8people.com

Expires on - 06/30/2017

Patent Attorney or Agent – Honigman Miller (Ann Arbor)

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Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP seeks an attorney or patent agent for its Patent Practice Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This position is appropriate for attorneys with 1-3 years of experience or patent agents having at least 5 years of experience in patent prosecution. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, or a related field and a strong record of academic achievement. The position involves drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the life science, chemical, biopharmaceutical, bioengineering, and biotechnological arts.

Honigman is a leading business law firm based in Michigan with an international practice. Headquartered in Detroit with offices in Lansing, Bloomfield Hills, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois the firm has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration. Honigman’s highly-credentialed attorneys and staff, along with its customer-service focus, provide clients in a wide variety of industries timely and cost-effective counsel. The Patent Practice Group has developed a specialized practice that combines technical proficiency, industry experience, and extensive legal knowledge. The firm represents a wide array of clients in such areas as software, business methods, consumer products, automotive, medical services, medical devices, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology.

Abby Stover
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn
2290 First National Building, 660 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 465-7482
Fax: (313) 465 -7483
astover@honigman.com
www.honigman.com

Expires on - 07/28/2017

Patent Legal Assistant/Secretary – Brooks Kushman

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Brooks Kushman, P.C. is currently seeking an experienced patent prosecution legal assistant. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of recent patent prosecution experience.

The patent legal assistant will assist attorneys with the preparation, prosecution and maintenance of domestic and international patents, and provide general intellectual property legal assistant support.

Specific patent prosecution responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: preparing documentation and electronically filing U.S. and PCT patent applications, Declarations, Assignments, Application Data Sheets, Responses to Office Action, and other standard patent prosecution documentation; preparing Information Disclosure Statements, including cross-referencing to extensive patent families; proofreading issued patents and preparing Requests for Certificate of Correction; corresponding with foreign counsel; drafting reporting correspondence to clients; maintaining physical and electronic files; determining next steps for incoming correspondence, including setting up shell working documents; substantively reviewing and updating patent docket; shared responsibility with attorneys for ensuring all deadlines are met; and other related tasks and duties as requested.

General intellectual property legal assistant responsibilities include preparation of substantive communications under attorney direction, performing internet research and reporting results, and general secretarial duties.

Erin Green
Brooks Kushman P.C.
1000 Town Center, 22nd Floor
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: (248) 226-2894
Fax: (248) 358-3351
egreen@brookskushman.com
www.brookskushman.com

Expires on - 08/15/2017

Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Associate – Brinks Gilson & Lione (Ann Arbor)

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BRINKS GILSON & LIONE, an intellectual property law firm with more than 135 attorneys and scientific advisors, seeks an attorney with an electrical or mechanical engineering background and 1-3 years of patent prosecution and litigation experience for its Ann Arbor office. The ideal candidate can prepare and prosecute patent applications and write opinions relating to a wide range of electrical and mechanical arts. The candidate also has superior academic credentials, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please apply online at www.brinksgilson.com or send cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and a writing sample to Mary Kate Driscoll, Director of Recruitment, Diversity, and Attorney Development at Brinks Gilson & Lione, NBC Tower, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Suite 3600, Chicago, IL 60611. (mkdriscoll@brinksgilson.com)

Mary Kate Driscoll
Brinks GIlson & Lione
Address: 455 N Cityfront Plaza Drive, NBC Tower Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 321-4200
mkdriscoll@brinksgilson.com
www.brinksgilson.com

Expires on - 08/16/2017

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Drafting/Illustration – C.A. Design, Inc.

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C.A. DESIGN, INC. illustrates intellectual property. We serve law firms, major corporations, and small businesses. Our automotive experience is extensive. We use computer assisted drafting software which saves time and facilitates editing. This results in lower costs. Our prices are competitive. One week delivery is normal, and we expedite drawings when necessary. All drawings, invoices, and correspondence may be delivered via the internet or by other expedited means. References available upon request.

Michael Ainsworth
8254 West Parkway
Detroit, MI 48239-1156
Phone: (313) 563-5951

Drafting/Illustration – Legalclad

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LEGALCAD is the first full service drafting and printing company specifically tailored to serve law firms. Since our inception in 2000, we have provided the legal community an alternative to the traditional vendor. By way of our size, experience, and efficiency, LEGALCAD provides better service, better pricing, and offers a complete solution for your drawing requirements. We manage all forms of illustrations within the legal, business and engineering communities and specialize in patent drawings.

Phone: (517) 485-0822
Phone: (877) 6PATENT
info@legalcad.com
www.legalcad.com

Drafting/Illustration – Graphtech Design, Inc.

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GRAPHTECH DESIGN, INC., a growing patent drafting/ illustrating firm seeks additional clientele in the Detroit Metro area. MIPLA member currently servicing respected IP firms with fast turnaround, accurate work, competitive rates, and excellent references.

Michael Gajor
c/o GraphTECH Design, Inc.,
3525 Elizabeth Lake Road, Suite E
Waterford, MI 48328
Phone: (248) 681-3800
Fax: (248) 681-8295
graphtech@comcast.net
www.graphtech.info

Product Development and Rapid Prototyping – Beanworks LLC

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Our services include:

  • 3d/CAD services
  • Presentation, visualization and marketing assets
  • Rapid Prototype services
  • Software development

Beanworks caters to inventors and small companies who require low cost, high quality product development services.

Brian Donovan
Beanworks LLC
28525 Beck Rd. #123
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone: (248) 504-0046
beanworksconsult@yahoo.com

Industrial Design and Product Development – Botzen Design

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Botzen is an Industrial Design studio in the Detroit area specializing in product design and development, and computer visualization. We design consumer products ranging from hard to soft goods and can guide you through the design and manufacturing process. We also have in house rapid prototyping and 3D printing capabilities. Botzen design was founded by Eric Strebel in 1990, designing products ranging from sunglasses for Bauch & Lomb, entry level luxury vehicles for Ford, to the wireless charging PowerMat for Homedics and consulting for Zingermans. He has designed monsters for Clive Barker and recently won the Wildest Concept prize in the Local Motors 2085 Terra prix contest. Currently he consults for various companies in the Detroit area and around the globe.

Eric Strebel
Botzen Design
30516 Everett St.
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 202-2201
www.botzen.com