Patent Engineer


(Hybrid) Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  52058
Category:  Legal

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!


Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.


In this role: This position is responsible to provide assistance in the development and implementation of intellectual property protection to include patents, copyrights and trademarks.


What you will be doing:


Product Portfolio

  • Support post-merger integration on assigned product lines to understand status of patents, copy rights, trademarks and trade secrets, and help manage the IP portfolio
  • Mining for inventions in R&D team(s), and capturing inventions in filing
  • Coordinate the drafting, filing and prosecution of intellectual property applications and maintains all related documentation with outside counsel
  • Conduct Patentability and Freedom to Operate searches
  • Initiate and interpret intellectual property searches and data; prepare analysis of results in relation to potential infringement, validity and competitiveness
  • Assist internal or external counsel with appeal and interference proceedings.
  • Learn, use and manage patent portfolio software, including search and annuities applications


Patent Guidance

  • Provide patent guidance to the business to include training and education on the processes required to meet and maintain status of patent, copyrights or trademarks during process and solution development
  • Identify competitive IP threats and assess with internal legal as needed
  • Provide guidance to R&D and Products with respect to Stratasys’ IP portfolio coverage and strategy, and ensuring alignment of the IP portfolio with Stratasys’ corporate strategy


Must have for this role: 

  • Four Year Degree; Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (4 Years of experience in lieu of education)
  • 8+ years in chemical / mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years with IP-related matters
  • 5+ years’ experience in risk management, or intellectual property to include
  • 3+ years with patent related matters.
  • Knowledge of polymers technologies  


Nice to have:

  • Proficient experience with patent searches and patent management databases
  • Proficient experience with patent management and annuities systems (preferably ANAQUA)
  • Patent agent 
  • Masters preferred in Chemical Engineering
  • Working experience with multinational companies and various non-legal teams in the organization


Travel Requirements: 10%


What​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​part​ ​of:


Additional Information:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. All offers of employment with Stratasys, Inc are contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.


Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

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