Intellectual Property Manager

Gary, IN, 46401, United States

Posted on 05/12/2019

Position Details




Manufacturing & Dist / Chemical


Biotech / R&D / Science

Job Level:

Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)


Bachelor's Degree

Reference ID:


Intellectual Property Manager

The Intellectual Property Manager will have overall responsibility for the identification, assessment and protection of intellectual property, while serving as a liaison with outside patent counsel and internal R&D.


  • Develop intellectual property strategy and manage patent portfolio
  • Design and manage internal patent databases
  • Manage drafting of patent applications for broad allowable patent claims
  • Perform technical freedom-to-operate analysis of proposed new products
  • Manage third-party freedom-to-operate inquiries
  • Review invention disclosures and determine patent filing priorities with patent counsel
  • Assist in the direction of pending patent prosecutions
  • Manage external patent watch activities


  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science, preferred
  • Patent attorney with in-house Corporate IP experience, preferred
  • 3 - 5 years demonstrated R&D and IP portfolio management experience
  • Ability to build and maintain productive work relationships
  • A team player with strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Prior experience working with external patent counsel for preparation and prosecution of patent applications
  • Ability to operate in the technical, management, and commercial environments
  • Experience working with a cross-functional team to develop an R&D or IP strategy that supports a broader business strategy