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United Technologies Corporation Assistant IP Counsel in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Job ID: 01286050

City: Windsor Locks

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Legal

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

Date Posted:

2019-01-10-08:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems, or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Position will entail intellectual property responsibility for several businesses in Collins Aerospace’s Power & Controls unit, which focuses on electric systems, engine controls and environmental controls in commercial and military aviation.

Primary Responsibilities:

The position will involve a broad mix of protecting the businesses’ IP, transactional work, and client counseling, including:

  • Providing effective, concise and timely advice to senior management, general legal counsel, engineers and commercial colleagues on IP matters, particularly in the areas of patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright law, and related disputes.

  • Negotiating and advising colleagues on various IP agreements and IP aspects of commercial agreements with customers, suppliers and partners.

  • Developing and implementing IP strategies for key enterprises, products and technologies. Active engagement on IP issues throughout product development processes.

  • Interacting with engineers and supervising outside counsel with regard to assessing invention disclosures, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, and protecting trade secrets.

  • Monitoring and assessing third party patents and applications, particularly with regard to questions of infringement risk and/or validity, with goal of addressing legal risks before products are brought to market.

  • Working with engineers to monitor competitor products and advising as to whether competitors infringe Collins Aerospace patents. Advising Senior Management as to potential infringement issues and overseeing European patent litigation as required.

  • Learning and implementing current IP department tools and policies, and working willingly with members of IP department with goal of continuous improvement of department processes.

  • Reviewing and clearing IP-related content for publication.

  • Conducting IP due diligence with regard to M&A matters in technical areas of responsibility.

  • Striving to independently resolve issues arising in area of responsibility but consulting with peers, the Chief IP Counsel and the General Counsel when appropriate.

  • This individual should be proactive, dynamic and assertive.

JOB LOCATION: Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Some travel will be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical, mechanical, aerospace or comparable engineering or technical field

  • Juris doctor

  • 3 plus years of IP legal experience required

  • Admitted to the Bar of one or more US state

  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or significant Patent Litigation experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Aerospace (e.g., as an engineer, in-house attorney, or patent prosecutor)

  • Patents: preparation & prosecution; transactions, and litigation

  • US government contracts intellectual property

  • 5 plus years of IP legal experience preferred

  • Engineering experience is beneficial

  • 10-20% travel may be required.

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Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

Note:

  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screens for re-hires only performed for previous employees who have been gone from the company for more than 1 year

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Qualification:

United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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