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Intellectual Property Assistant/Administrator – Patents

Posted : June 25, 2019

Location : Egypt Office

Job Summary:

The IP Assistant/Administrator – Patents is responsible for effecting and completing all patent-related matters for foreign and multinational clients into the region; and is also responsible for managing patent-related matters for local and regional firms seeking advice and support for protecting their ideas in the region and beyond.

Duties/Responsibilities:

– Patent Procurement:
 Reviews, prepares and files patent applications in various countries; 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 both technical and legal support
– Consulting:
  Provides technical assistance to both branch offices/agents and clients; advises on allowability and patentability; develops strategy for local or regional patent portfolio
– Patentability Searches and Drafting:
  Prepares and advises local/regional clients on patentability of inventions; prepares draft patent applications for worldwide 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 Mechatronics (preferred), Electromechanical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
– 0-3 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
– Personal initiative and motivation to learn and grow within the firm and the industry

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