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IP Assistant/Administrator – Patents – Head Office

Job Summary:

The IP Assistant/Administrator – Patents, reports to the Patents Manager, 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 or Master’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 across varied audiences
  • 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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