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General Electric Intellectual Property Legal Assistant- GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio

Job Description Summary

The IP Legal Assistant is responsible for administering the Company’s IP portfolio docketing processes, including ensuring the accuracy of the Company’s IP management system (Anaqua), and tracking completion of portfolio management tasks both internally and externally.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supports execution of tasks assigned by patent attorneys/agents relating to the implementation of the Company’s IP strategies, including engaging and instructing outside counsel, submitting defensive publications, implementing trade secret protection protocols, and carrying out maintenance/drop actions for existing portfolio assets.

  • Tracks status of IP matters, coordinates incoming and outgoing file transfers, and manages execution of formal documents to meet deadlines.

  • Receives and processes incoming correspondence from outside counsel and patent offices. Prepares and transmits correspondence including government and other contractual reporting letters.

  • Organizes and manages IP dockets relative to filing deadlines, including communicating workflows to attorneys, inventors, and other stakeholders.

  • Organizes IP files, agreements, and other operational documents.

  • Liaise with and support internal IP clients and external stakeholders as needed regarding calendaring, docket transfers, and other case management needs, as well as Company-wide initiatives and tasks.

  • Assesses compliance by outside counsel with applicable engagement requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree (or High School Diploma / GED from an accredited school or institution + 4 years work experience)

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant work experience, specifically in U.S. patent prosecution

  • General familiarity with United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) forms, rules and procedures, and at least a basic understanding of foreign patent prosecution procedures is strongly preferred

  • Experience with best practices for docketing and protection of Intellectual Property rights, including use of patent docketing applications and systems

  • 3+ years working with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and an aptitude for learning other computer applications

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Paralegal certificate (or working towards certification)

  • Experience with Anaqua is strongly preferred

  • Superior attention to detail, problem solving capabilities, strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills including editing and proofreading

  • Self-starter and proactive problem solver

  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit and treats others with respect

  • Team player; experience working in a fast-paced environment

  • Flexibility and willingness to work towards meeting deadlines as circumstances require

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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