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Sr. Patent Engineer

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:25:53 PM
  • 2852681
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Headquarters
Location(s): United States; Massachusetts, Nevada, California, Colorado; Billerica, Longmont, San Ramon, Minden


About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Oil & Gas fuels the future. We push the boundaries of technology to bring energy to the world. We are inventing the next industrial era in the oil and gas sector. In our labs and factories, and in the field, we constantly push the boundaries of technology to solve today’s toughest operational & commercial challenges. We have the skills, knowledge and technical expertise to bring together the physical and digital worlds to fuel the future. GE Oil & Gas is a “fullstream” company, working from exploration and production to downstream. A $19 billion leader designed for a world of complex resources. The deeper, the hotter, the more remote, the more logistically difficult or environmentally sensitive the challenge – the more GE Oil & Gas can help.

Through project management expertise and technology innovation, we work to help lower costs, make things faster, simpler and more productive for our customers.

In today’s era of complex resources, the deeper, the hotter, the more remote, the more logistically difficult or environmentally sensitive the challenge – the more we can help. The GE scale helps us bring new solutions to market quicker to help our customers adapt to the industry’s changing environment.

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We’re at work today, to ensure the next generation is equipped and empowered to go further and deeper, helping to
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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.

Role Summary:
As a member of Patent Engineering & Technology Intelligence Team, the Senior Patent Engineer has a pivotal role through the whole patenting process. He or she will contribute to the successful R&D process by providing support to identify competitive technical data and existing patents and helping the project team to develop strong patent portfolios.

Essential Responsibilities:
In the role of Sr. Patent Engineer you will:

  • Work with Sr. IP Attorney to implement division-wide IP strategy
  • Conduct patent scrubbing and harvesting sessions with technology teams to identify protectable IP and ensure proper conversion of identified IP to formal Invention Disclosure Letters (IDLs) for assessment by a Patent Evaluation Board
  • Organize and manage numerous Patent Evaluation Boards to evaluate IDLs
  • Perform patent searches using patent search tools and databases
  • Support inventors to analyze scientific or technical documents, including previously-filed patents, to assess whether an invention is novel and non-obvious
  • Assist the patent application drafting and/or write detailed descriptions of inventions (patent drafts)
  • Direct and manage outside counsel in the day-to-day prosecution of a large portfolio of patent applications and ensuring that decisions are consistent with the business’ overall IP strategy
  • Organize and manage freedom-to-operate and clearance projects for new products and services, including reviewing search results and managing outside counsel assisting with the same
  • Analyze and identify patents for monetization opportunities
  • Actively contribute to creating a culture of patent excellence
  • Contribute to and deliver reports to evaluate products and technology trends from competitors, analyzing potential innovative solutions and value-added technological features and searching for recently-published patents / published applications on a regular basis

    Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical engineering or in an Engineering field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in patent engineering

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Patent Agent registration with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Genuine interest in technology, an eye for detail and an analytical mind
  • Experience / passion for working with intellectual property
  • Experience working with global teams
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (for GE Employees)

    PLEASE NOTE: Billerica, MA is the preferred location, however other U.S. locations may be considered.

    GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. 
    Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with GE Oil & Gas! 

    Locations: United States; Massachusetts, Nevada, California, Colorado; Billerica, Longmont, San Ramon, Minden

    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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