Carestream Dental Careers

Patent Agent

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

  • Patent portfolio strategic planning, communication and execution with internal business stakeholders, inventors, patent legal staff and external patent support services;
  • New patent application planning, patentability analysis, drafting, and filing, including preparation of application filing documents. Anticipated 4-6 new patent applications drafted each year;
  • Patent application prosecution support and office action response preparation and filing, including preparation of response filing documents and interaction with internal and outside patent counsel. Anticipated 15-20 responses to patent office communications each year;
  • Product freedom-to-use (FTU) investigation and coordination between technical teams and patent legal staff. Anticipated support for a minimum of three FTU matters each year;
  • Patent landscape analysis to identify trends in a technology field and deliver competitive intelligence;
  • Strategic patent searching for patentability (novelty), validity/invalidity, freedom-to-operate and non-infringement investigations;
  • Intellectual property training for technical and management staff, including delivering training on basic intellectual property topics and internal processes to new employees, specialized topics for targeted audiences, and coordinating in-depth training on a regular basis within the corporate training program;
  • Product ideation and expansion of existing inventions for broader patent scope;
  • Analysis of internal patents for potential licensing and 3rd party infringement.