The Intellectual Property (IP) Group of the Legal Department is a specialized legal team that protects Zebra’s IP by building, maintaining, and managing strategic patent and trademark portfolios, worldwide, by partnering with key stakeholders to actively harvest, capture and identify IP throughout Zebra. Additionally, the IP Group provides legal counseling to business units of Zebra in the areas of confidential information protection, contractual agreements involving IP, marketing material review, freedom to operate studies, and IP enforcement guidance.
The IP Legal Assistant supports Zebra in-house Patent Counsel, the Director of Patents and Technology, and the Chief Intellectual Property Officer in efforts to strategically grow and maintain Zebra’s IP portfolio. The IP Legal Assistant leads the processing of communications received from governmental entities and outside counsel to populate internal systems, including a patent docketing system, thereby enabling the IP Group to efficiently prepare and prosecution patent applications, worldwide, in a timely manner.
The IP Legal Assistant uses initiative and discretion in accomplishing assignments, supports team projects, and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish work goals. The IP Legal Assistant assists attorneys in areas of responsibility by providing information on applicable rules of various governmental entities, such as patent office procedural requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Preferred Work Experience:
Key Skills and Competencies: