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Legal Support Intern

  • GE Global Operations
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/1/2017 3:55:14 AM
  • 2838526
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Business Segment: Global Operations Global Law & Policy
Location(s): Hungary ; Budapest


About Us:
GE Global Operations is GE's multi-functional shared services organizations focused on delivering better outcomes at lower cost for our businesses and our customers. The strong partnership between Global Operations and GE Businesses creates a collaborative work culture and broadens best practice and industry knowledge sharing across the enabling functions. We believe that by keeping GE customers at the heart of everything we do, we will help GE work smarter, better and faster, allowing GE businesses to be more competitive in the global marketplace.

We are teams of functional process and domain experts, focused on the solutions that deliver results for the company. We think Big, we act as One, We deliver with Speed … so GE Works

Role Summary:
You will be an integral member of the Global Patent Operation (GPO), the team entrusted with the mission of protecting GE’s considerable investment in technology that changes lives and the world. You will be empowered to partner with GE businesses to provide services that help perfect patent protection. Ultimately you will be a key participant in the implementation of the strategies through the preparation and prosecution of high quality patent applications that provide IP protection.

Essential Responsibilities:
Through the experience as an intern in the Global Patent Operation, the intern will have opportunities to develop the fundamental skills and knowledge of global patent practice, specific intern responsibilities comprise the following:

  • Reviewing electronic correspondence received from global patent offices, preferred providers of legal services, GE business partners, GPO colleagues, etc. and assessing the intern actions required based on the content of the correspondence
  • Entering patent related actions, and information relating to pending applications or issued patents in GE's patent information database (PAGE)
  • Maintaining GE’s paperless work environment by accurately managing information loaded into GE’s digital document repository referred to as IP Libraries
  • Corresponding with inventors to obtain signatures for Combined Declaration and Assignment Forms
  • Researching and gathering information to secure a complete patent filing package

Further potential development would be to work with the Global Patent Operation team in Europe on related formalities tasks such as:

  • Postal tasks which include reporting stages of prosecution to the businesses then adding documents to Box.
  • Helping to complete European specific validations in EP countries once EP application is granted

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    • Ongoing studies for at least 6 months (BA/MA)
    • Availability to work min. 30 hours per week
    • Proficient oral and written English
    • Good user level MS Office skills (Excel pivots, vlookup/MS Outlook)
    • Flexibility
    • Analytical thinking
    • Ability to learn and adapt
    • Team player, communicates well

      Desired Characteristics:

      • Successful applicant will be legally eligible to enter into an employment relationship under the laws of Hungary
      • SSCHU

        Locations: Hungary ; Budapest

        GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  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.
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