Posted Apr 17

Counsel - Intellectual Property

Cleveland, OH Full Time

Job Description

Eaton is seeking Intellectual Property Counsel to join its global Law Department, to provide practical guidance and other legal services for the Company's Electrical Business.

The position will be located at Eaton Center in Beachwood, a southeastern suburb of Cleveland. Primary functions will include providing guidance with regard to the patentability of invention disclosures, supervising outside counsel, preparing and negotiating intellectual property agreements, conducting right-to-use studies, preparing infringement opinions, providing effective guidance with regard to IP risks, conducting intellectual property due diligence to support acquisitions and divestitures, providing guidance for IP litigation, conducting intellectual property law training, efficiently and actively managing the IP portfolio, and successfully interacting with Eaton regional IP law groups throughout the world.

Successful candidates will fully participate in the Law Department's ongoing efforts to enhance its operational performance by supporting and improving Law Department initiatives, processes, and tools. In addition, successful candidates will foster an environment that promotes Eaton's goals and philosophies, and will encourage continuous improvement by demonstrating a highly collaborative and team-focused approach.

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)

Basic Qualifications:

5 years experience practicing intellectual property law.

Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school.

Registered as a patent attorney by the USPTO.

Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship. No relocation offered, candidate must reside within 50 mile radius of Beachwood, OH location.

Preferred Qualifications:

Engineering or physics /physical sciences degree, preferably a B.S.E.E. and/or C.S.E.

Experience working in engineering.

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