Patent Support Clerk

Posted 26 Mar 2024

Tempe, Arizona - United States

Req Id 273424


Work Your Magic with us! Start your next chapter and join EMD Electronics.


Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.  


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:
As a Patent Support Clerk, you will provide essential support to our patent attorneys and assist with various tasks related to patent prosecution and intellectual property management. You will work effectively and collaboratively with internal patent group in multiple sites, internal clients, and outside agents.

Job duties will include:

  • Patent prosecution support
  • Assist in preparing, filing, and managing patent applications
  • Conduct research to gather relevant information for patent prosecution
  • Organize and maintain patent files, forms, and documents
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining the patent docketing system
  • Coordinate patent portfolio reviews and status updates
  • Review and manage legal documents, including patent applications, responses, and correspondence
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records of patent prosecution activities
  • Facilitate communication between patent attorneys, inventors, and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate with external counsel for patent-related matters
  • Contribute to group projects and assist in balancing the group workload to ensure completion of projects within established time frames and quality standards
  • Work in Microsoft O365 applications such as, MS Word, Acrobat Adobe, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint


Who You Are:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of experience in an administrative role


Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree or enrollment
  • Proficiency in spelling, grammar, proofreading and writing skills
  • Familiarity with patent docketing systems and intellectual property databases 
  • Knowledge of patent prosecution processes and procedures
  • Ability to work in a changing field of work, multi-task to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment and multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

We are committed to an equitable hiring process for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. As part of this commitment, applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. Please contact, if a reasonable accommodation is needed or if you otherwise need assistance to participate in the hiring process.

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