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Intellectual Property Specialist (Patent Agent)

REQ: REQ-126439 Legal

Panasonic Corporate
  • United States
  • Torrance, CA, United States
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Panasonic – Intellectual Property Specialist 

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What You'll Get To Do:

  • Patent Consulting Services for Startups
  • Evaluate candidates for and delivering patent consulting services for third-party companies/startups
  • Identify, evaluate, and assess potential innovations (invention harvesting)
  • Analyze patentability and marketability of innovations
  • Draft patent consulting materials
  • Provide general patent consulting support (feedback on patent applications, office actions responses, etc.)
  • Patent Litigation Support
  • Support counsel in handling client patent litigation matters
  • Perform patent analyses (infringement, validity) and conduct legal research
  • Review draft documents prepared by outside counsel and in-house staff
  • Licensing Authority Supervision
  • Act as a company representative in the licensing partnerships (LLCs) activities to monitor each entity’s management
  • Attend and participate in partnership meetings
  • Periodically report to company about partnership activities 

Other Tasks:

  • General IP Support
  • Advise in-house/outside clients regarding IP-related issues including new developments in patent laws and policies
  • Draft and review IP clauses in business contracts
  •  Team Development & Cooperation
  • Provide proper IP professional training to the team.
  • Independently identify tasks and services reasonably necessary to maintain good relationships with in-house clients.
  • Administrative

What You’ll Bring:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in the Physical Sciences or Engineering
  • Registration with the USPTO
  • Patent prosecution practice in a law firm or corporate in-house IP department – about 5 years
  • Experience supporting non-prosecution patent matters (e.g., litigation, licensing, counseling) in a law firm or corporate in-house IP department – about 2 years
  • Startup knowledge/experience a plus
  • Native-level or fluent English speaking and writing skills
  • Japanese skill is a plus (Knowledge of Japanese as a second language or familiarity with Japanese business and culture)

Other Requirements:

  • Preference for local candidates in the Torrance, CA area
  • Ability to travel as job duty requires
  • Flexibility to operate efficiently in a large multinational organization where internal clients are located both in Japan and the U.S.
  • Ability to quickly understand Clients’ needs and to advise proper actions under each given circumstance if involved risk or transaction is significant, but independently as to routine matters

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • 401K
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.


REQ: REQ-126439 Legal

  • United States
  • Torrance, CA, United States
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