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Patent Portfolio Manager

Cox Automotive
Irvine, CA 92606
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*Primary Location: *195 Technology Dr, Irvine, CA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *Yes, 25 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *214648
*Cox Automotive* is currently looking for a *Patent Portfolio Manage*r to join our team. The incumbent can be located in *Irvine, CA, Dallas, TX or Atlanta, GA*.


*The Role:*


This position will serve as a partner for the Cox Automotive family of companies for management of its patent portfolio, including prosecution support, evaluation, development, protection, and strategy. This position will partner with internal teams, in-house and outside counsel, on a wide range of issues involving patents and trade secrets, including M&A, risk mitigation and licensing. This person must be able to effectively manage a diverse domestic and international patent portfolio, scout for technology, identify and develop new inventions, evaluate patentability, assist with preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications. In addition, this position will provide advice on technology issues, deliver strategic recommendations, and advise on competitive assessments of technologies and companies. This position will report to the Assistant General Counsel and be part of a team focused on intellectual property matters.


*Responsibilities:*


Prosecution




* Work closely with internal teams to identify new inventions and assess for patent application viability

* Engage with internal clients to draft invention disclosures, patent applications, declarations and assignments, respond to office actions, and advise on technology issues

* Ensure adequate claim scope to cover commercially important aspects of inventions

* Analyze and summarize Office Actions including any cited prior art, propose arguments and/or claim amendments

* Assist IP attorneys with domestic and international patent prosecution, enforcement, licensing, and portfolio management



Strategic




* Analyze infringement, validity, and freedom to operate search results and provide strategic recommendations

* Perform competitive assessment of technologies and companies, and monitor trends in relevant industries

* Create and maintain claim charts within a particular patent case as well as within patent families/trees and heat maps

* Develop patent families to create licensing opportunities and manage global licensing opportunities

* Support the implementation of strategies to maximize the value of the IP portfolio

* Assist with IP due diligence as assigned



Operations




* Identify initiatives and projects that can improve the IP teams efficiency, including creation of standard policies, procedures, benchmarks and forms; and project manage the same

* Manage outside counsel to achieve efficiency, accountability, and successful completion of goals in a cost-efficient manner

* Prepare status reports, presentations and training as needed



Other Duties




* Draft patent summaries and detailed descriptions and related analysis

* Remain abreast of changes to USPTO rules, current patent prosecution issues and trends

* Develop collaborative relationships with team members, including, subject matter experts, in-house attorneys, product and engineering teams, to ensure high service level and anticipate special needs

* Other projects and duties as assigned




Qualifications:

* BS degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics and/or Computer Science required

* 7 years of IP experience required

* Prior in-house experience required

* Experience with patenting process and patent prosecution

* Licensed to practice before the USPTO preferred

* Experience developing and maintaining technology tools, platforms, processes and initiatives

* Proficient with various project management, information governance, contract management, legal research, and business analytical tools

* Excellent communication, personal integrity, and interpersonal skills

* Ability to multitask, organize, and prioritize projects on competing deadlines

* Advanced computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products and online research

* Team player who builds relationships through collaboration, approachability, trust and credibility

* Ability to travel as necessary, up to 25% of the time



Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-07-15
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