Eaton Corporation Intellectual Property - European Pattent Attorney in Torino, Italy

Eaton's Corporate Division has an opening for a:

Intellectual Property - European Patent Attorney

Location: ITALY: Torino OR UK: Slough or Titchfield OR France: Grenoble or Coignieres

The primary function of the Intellectual Property Attorney is to provide counseling Eaton’s EMEA businesses on a broad range of Intellectual property (IP) matters and to support in protecting their IP portfolios and IP positions ranging from patent prosecution, avoidance of third party IP infringement to advising on IP agreements (e.g. development, licensing and confidentiality agreements) while building close relationships with personnel at supported businesses and developing a strong knowledge of products and businesses supported.

The position is to work within the EMEA Legal Department will report to the Head of IP for the EMEA region.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide guidance with regard to the patentability of invention disclosures;

  • Filing and prosecuting patent applications; representing Eaton at the European Patent Office;

  • Review the managed IP portfolios and assist in determining which IP assets should be maintained;

  • Manage outside counsel, preparing, reviewing and negotiation IP agreements;

  • Conduct right-to-use studies; prepare infringement opinions; provide effective guidance with regard to IP risk;

  • Prepare and deliver IP training in the form of seminars or presentations for engineers, sales and marketing managers and senior business leaders;

  • Conduct IP due diligence to support acquisitions and divestitures;

  • Provide guidance for IP litigation;

  • Successfully interact with Eaton Law Department throughout the world, and participate fully in Eaton’s Law Departments’ ongoing efforts to enhance departmental performance.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree, preference for electrical, aerospace or mechanical with an European Patent Attorney qualification.

  • Minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in a law firm and/or in-house IP group.

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English any other language is a plus.

  • A strong practical knowledge of the European Patent Convention; Patent Cooperation Treaty and substantial understanding of the IP laws and systems of major European countries as well as US and CN.

  • A working knowledge of anti-competition laws in Europe and US

  • A commercial outlook and will view IP as a commercial tool to be used as part of a broader strategy.

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to interface with Eaton senior management.

  • Team player, capable of establishing and achieving stretch goals, strategic and creative thinker.

What Eaton offers:

  • Challenging projects in dynamic collaborative team

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethic is really important for us

  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day

  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully

About Eaton:

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/careers.

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Legal

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time