Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World
Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it's equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.
"A long-lasting career at 3M comes from having vision, imagination and the ability to see what doesn't exist. 3Mers are groundbreaking innovators and it's important that we give every person the space for disruptive and creative thinking." - John Banovetz, executive vice president, chief technology officer and environmental responsibility at 3M
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
The Impact You'll Make in this Role As an Intellectual Property Liaison, you will partner with a global team of skilled researchers, R&D management, and legal professionals in the creation, management, and protection of intellectual property assets: patenting process, right to practice analysis, and trade secret protection. The ideal candidate will have a STEM degree and will have experience in chemistry or polymer/material science. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience with patents and/or managing projects or workflow streams. You will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:
Partnering with IP attorneys, patent agents, and R&D clients to create and manage patent and trade secret assets, including:
Invention identification and patentability assessment
Analysis and interpretation of technical information to support patent attorneys and agents drafting and prosecuting patent applications
Teaming with laboratory, business, IP attorneys, and patent agents to manage the IP portfolios to ensure most effective use of budget
Drafting parts or entire patent applications and prosecuting patent applications as experience and opportunity allow
Working closely with a high-performance global team of R&D client inventors, management, patent attorneys, and agents for strategic management of patent portfolios
Communicating results of a wide range of IP activities to the legal, business, and technical communities
Preparing reports, presentations, and other written documents
Providing IP education to internal clients
Your Skills and Expertise To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
One (1) year of experience in creating/managing IP assets, product R&D, or project management experience in a private, public, government or military environment
Two (2) years of practical experience in engineering, material / polymer, or chemical sciences, in a private, public, government or military environment
Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
Master's degree or higher in engineering, material / polymer, or chemical sciences (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Three (3) years of creating/managing IP assets, product R&D, or project management experience in a private, public, government or military environment
Knowledge of and experience with patent laws, regulations, and practices globally
Registered patent agent in good standing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO")
Ability to respond to rapidly changing business needs and triage multiple tasks accordingly
Experience searching and analyzing technical literature, including patents
Travel: May include up to 5% domestic/international
Relocation Assistance: May be authorized
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).
Supporting Your Well-being
3M offers many programs to help you live your best life - both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.
Resources for You
For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.
Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M. Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties. Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M's business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work. Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/ 3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.
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