Intellectual Property Assistant – Patents – Egypt Office

Job Summary: Responsible for effecting and completing all patent-related matters for foreign and multinational clients. Is also responsible for managing patent-related matters for local and regional firms seeking advice and support for protecting their ideas.

Duties / Responsibilities:

–         Patent Procurement:
 Reviews, prepares and files patent applications; reviews, advises and replies to examination reports;   completes registration of application on grant, publication and issuance

–          Patent Portfolio Management:
 Monitors deadlines; applies and utilizes guidelines and procedures for prosecution and invoicing; familiarizes oneself with specific client technology(ies) and provides required support

–        Consulting:
  Provides technical assistance to both branch offices/agents and clients; advises on allow-ability and patentability; develops strategy for local or regional patent portfolio

–         Patentability Searches:
Prepares and advises local/regional clients on patentability of inventions; prepares patent applications for filing; advises on filing strategy and provides support from filing to registration of patents
  Develops and maintains relationships with local/regional clients by offering advice, training and support

–         Familiarizes oneself with patent laws and regulations in multiple countries and maintains current knowledge on updates and changes

–          Familiarizes oneself with Saba IP’s electronic management system (IPMS) for docketing, tracking, updating and analyzing filings and portfolios

–          Attends, participates and/or presents at local, regional and international conferences to promote patents and Saba IP in the region

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably Mechatronics) or Pharmacy
  • 2-5 years of experience in the field
  • Exposure and experience in IP is a plus
  • Excellent command of Arabic and English (French is a plus)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office