Job Title: Senior Patent Attorney
Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, 31% at Target Bonus, Equity, Car Allowance, Private Medical, Share Scheme (50% Company Matched), Childcare Vouchers, Contributory Pension Scheme (Contribution double by Company up to 10%), Flexible Working Policy
Location: Peterborough, United Kingdom
Travel: 5-10%, depending on business requirements
Closing Date: 19 October 2018
Job Reference: 18000921 (Direct applicants only. No recruitment agents.)
Caterpillar is the World’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We have a long history of innovation and using leading-edge technology to provide customer solutions. Whether we're researching ways to move more dirt with less fuel, providing solutions to propel trains and ships, developing advanced engine technologies, improving the way our machines communicate and share vital information, or exploring autonomous vehicle solutions, our strength is integrating customer feedback with ideas and actions to ensure our customers' success.
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Patent Attorney to become an integral part of Caterpillar’s European IP office to support and drive the IP function. This role will consist of working with engineers up through senior management at the various UK and European facilities to develop and implement IP strategies and be responsible for:
- Patent portfolio management, including invention harvesting and working with external counsel to have patent applications drafted and prosecuted;
- IP risk management, including management of conflict matters and post-grant procedures, such as EPO opposition proceedings;
- IP agreements counselling and support; and
- General IP counselling
This work will include broad international exposure to IP matters pertaining to the European region and further afield and provide the opportunity to work closely with colleagues spread over the globe. The role will require a highly motivated individual that is looking for autonomy and flexibility, but also looking to be part of an enthusiastic team.
Candidates must have a relevant background (such as mechanical/electrical/physics) and be a qualified patent attorney, preferably in the UK and at the EPO. Whether your experience has been in-house or in private practice, you must demonstrate strong commercial judgement, excellent communication skills, and must also be prepared to undertake occasional business travel. Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.
NB. The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.
To apply for this position, please visit Log onto Caterpillar Careers (http://www.caterpillar.com/en/careers) > Careers > Search and apply > Experienced Professionals > paste the job number from then advert into the search box and then follow the application process.
For any questions, please contact Mara Kuehnle, Inhouse Recruiter: Kuehnle_Mara_I@cat.com.