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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
5/12/2013
Job Category:
Consulting
Staff Counsel - Intellectual Property
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The Opportunity:Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) seeks a professional, innovative and detailed individual for our Staff Counsel - Intellectual Property position in Pullman, Washington. This is an entry level position.

SEL’s corporate office is located in Eastern Washington where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

Staff Counsel – Intellectual Property

Responsibilities:
Help protect SEL worldwide intellectual property portfolio.
Advise management in all IP matters including patent, copyright, licensing, trade secret, and trademark.
Work with US and foreign outside counsel to timely prepare and prosecute patents.
Work closely with R&D to identify and protect patentable inventions.
Advise and train other departments in all IP matters.
Assist Lead Counsel with infringement matters.
Draft and negotiate IP clauses and agreements including NDAs and licensing agreements.
Identify, measure and improve intellectual property processes.

Qualifications:
B.S. in Electrical Engineering or other discipline related to SEL purpose
J.D. degree from an accredited school of law
Member in good standing of a state bar
Member in good standing of U. S. Patent and Trademark Office bar
Working knowledge of the U.S. and international patent process
Exceptional interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
Background check results satisfactory to SEL
Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications:
2-5 years of relevant legal experience

To Apply For This Position:We ask all candidates to submit their resume through our website at www.selinc.com/applynow. If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of resumé submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

An Award Winning CompanySchweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets to include international customers and OEM markets.

In 2012, SEL earned a spot on the FORTUNE Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This prestigious ranking celebrates the SEL 100% employee-owned culture as one of the best in the country. SEL has received numerous awards, including the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State (1999 through 2003, 2010, and 2011), Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (1990, 1991, 2008, 2010, and 2011), the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Manufacturing, Workplace, and Community Service Award (1998 through 2010), the Washington State Quality Achievement Award (WSQA), and the Washington Secretary of State Corporations for Communities Award (2010). Puget Sound Business Journal has also ranked SEL as one of Washington State’s Top 100 Largest Private Companies every year since 2007.

In an independent survey conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company, SEL ranks first in all performance categories including: technology, features, security against hackers, web/internet information ability, technical service and support, maintenance cost, relay setting PC software, and price. Since 2006, SEL has also held the elite VPP STAR status certification from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Less than 2,000 companies in the U.S. earn the VPP STAR status for outstanding safety and health programs.

Apply Your Talent. Make a Difference. Enjoy the Rewards.Are you ready to be part of a highly motivated and well-equipped team? Are you a quick learner who likes new challenges? If so, then you are ready to join us at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III delivered the first commercial digital protective relay in 1984. Under his technical, managerial, and fiscal leadership, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has expanded to become a leader in the power industry, employing over 3,700 people world-wide. Dr. Schweitzer understands and supports the need for investing in employees. In return, he expects that we hire only the best, most highly motivated team members, and that we deliver simple, reliable, and cost-effective products and solutions.

Our products and solutions must be simple and reliable because they protect the largest, most complicated machine on earth: the electric power grid. Blackouts in the U.S. and Canada remind us that reliable electric power is crucial to our society. SEL provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering of utility and industrial electric systems worldwide.

Our company and our products exist to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. That purpose has made SEL very successful, and the company is managed with sound fiscal judgment and that purpose in mind. Profits are reinvested to