Essential Function Reporting to the VP Legal Affairs and General Counsel, this position primarily supports the University of Cincinnati's Office of Innovation, collaborating with the Office of Innovation's leadership to develop and implement patent strategy as well as protect and commercialize innovations.
Work closely with Office of Innovation leadership to develop and implement patent strategy & protect and commercialize innovations.
Effectively communicate proposed patent strategy and patent law to the UC community.
Conduct patent landscape analyses to identify new opportunities.
Search and assess prior art.
Analyze patent prosecution materials.
Prepare, file, and prosecute patent applications.
Support licensing and technology transfer.
Manage patent portfolio.
Other related duties as assigned.
Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA accredited law school. Licensed and in good standing with the Ohio bar.
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Minimum of six (6) years of experience practicing law with a law firm, corporation or university, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, drafting patent opinions, and managing patent portfolios.
Exceptional legal research and analytic decision-making skills; proficient oral and written communications and strong advocacy skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to prioritize and multi-task, and to collaborate with diverse stakeholders in a high-volume, but good-humored environment
Must qualify for appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.