Honeywell Lead Patent Attorney in Des Plaines, Illinois

Lead Patent Attorney

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An excellent career opportunity is currently available for a Lead Patent Attorney of the Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) business in Des Plaines, Illinois. The position will serve as the lead contact point for IP-related legal affairs across all of HPS’s lines of businesses and functions, as well as more broadly support the Honeywell Connected Plant (HCP) and IIoT initiatives within the PMT-HPS-UOP businesses. This position will report to the Chief Counsel-Technology & IP for Honeywell PMT-UOP/HPS/HCP.

Provide counseling on all IP-related and technology law issues of critical importance to these businesses, including strategic alliances, M&A activities, and acquisition/licensing/protection of key IP assets, transactional support to HPS general commercial lawyers on IP-related provisions in all of the foregoing, and lead IP adversarial matters (oppositions, revocations, invalidation actions), and dispute resolution of IP-related conflicts

Conduct detailed IP risk-opportunity analyses of potential transactions and new product/process introductions, and prepare and deliver opinions of counsel relating to the same

Oversee and manage patent portfolio of the HPS and creation of other IP-related protection strategies for HPS and related HCP and IIoT initiatives including in conjunction with PMT-UOP

30 Develop IP enforcement

30 IP Protection Strategies

10 Educate management and staff

10 Drive freedom to practice

20 M&A due diligence

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YOU MUST HAVE

  • Bachelor of Science minimum in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, with industrial process control, software, and network systems coursework
  • Juris Doctor from ABA-accredited law school

WE VALUE

  • State Bar of Illinois admission or eligibility for reciprocal admission; USPTO registration number
  • Significant experience handling complex intellectual property issues (transactional, adversarial, prep/pros of cases), with primary experience in software IP law and technical arts
  • Outstanding personal integrity and judgment
  • Strong intellectual capacity and high standards of excellence
  • Personal presence, communicationsskillsand credibility necessary to effectively interact with and influence senior management
  • Ability to set priorities for himself/herself, as well as for other members of legal department, and the discipline to execute to those priorities
  • Demonstrable record of providing clients with practical advice that blends legal experience with an understanding of, and appreciation for, a client's business objectives
  • Self-motivated, dedicated team player who will take a proactive approach to manage and continuously improve internal legal function

Due to US export control laws, must be a US citizen, permanent resident or have protected status.Exempt How Honeywell is Connecting the World

INCLUDES
  • Some Travel Required
  • Continued Professional Development
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Job ID: HRD5884
  • Category: Legal
  • Location: ., Des Plaines, IL 60017-5016 USA

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