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IP Agent in training (Electrical, Bio Tech)

Stratford Managers
Stratford Managers
Job Functions:
Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Legal
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on:
06/20/2022

About Stratford

Our goal at Stratford Group is simple: to help organizations and their leaders grow, improve and transform in the areas of Management Consulting, Intellectual Property, and People & Culture. We differentiate our services by focusing on providing our clients with innovative solutions that are tailored to their unique needs and business environment.

At Stratford Group we support and celebrate diversity and inclusion. We believe an engaging and rewarding place to work is a direct outcome of having talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

This role will report into the Intellectual Property (IP) business unit and will be based primarily from home with occasional requirements to be in office.

About You

You are an enthusiastic graduate in electrical engineering, computer science or biotechnology with a keen interest on becoming a registered patent agent. You're a high-potential person and effective communicator who wants more than a traditional corporate career path. You want a challenging career experience that draws upon your background, knowledge, and endless desire to learn.

You want to apply your background in STEM and perhaps have some experience in intellectual property. You crave the opportunity to learn from other experienced practitioners and grow your capabilities and deepen your skills. If you are ready for a change then Stratford Group is the place to accelerate your career!

What You Will Do and The Value You Will Add

Leveraging your education background and experience, you you will learn the ropes of IP strategy, searches, administration, patent drafts and prosecution all while taking the necessary patent courses towards the goal of passing the patent agent examinations and becoming a registered patent agent with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting patent applications
  • Providing patent prosecution support
  • Developing and implementing IP strategies for our clients
  • Working in collaboration with external counsel on activities as appropriate
  • Interfacing with clients to generate/filter invention disclosures
  • Maintaining portfolio databases and rolling budgets
  • Contributing to work products required for patent litigation
  • Sourcing new leads and client accounts to manage
  • Developing business for other Stratford practices and joint opportunities
  • Other tasks/projects as assigned by the practice lead or your clients

Required Experience:

  • Recent graduate degree in electrical engineering, computer science or biotechnology
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, versatile and efficient
  • Proactive and strategic thinking
  • Adaptable to a variety of duties
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Independent, capable of self-directing your work

Skills And Attributes for Success:

  • Action-oriented, self-starter
  • Highly collaborative
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exhibits business acumen
  • Ability to build trusting relationships
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to manage multiple objectives and multi-task
  • Responsible and deadline oriented
  • Strong communication skills - ability to work in both Canada’s official languages is an asset
  • Very comfortable being part of a team; willing to play a variety of roles is needed and especially have fun!

Want to know more; speak with one of our team members? Simply reach out to Myriam Davidson to ask questions and understand what to expect.

Apply to this great opportunity: Send your CV to:  recruitment@stratford.group

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