Ensure compliance and quality system requirements.
Advice senior management on intellectual property.
Track company’s patent and trademark portfolio.
Track patent and trademark maintenance fees.
Educate and inform management on intellectual property issues.
Forecast and guard against company IP legal risks.
Suggest company policy and position on IP legal issues.
Coordinate research of IP issues.
Maintain work of outside IP legal counsel.
Support inventors to prepare invention disclosures.
Search on third party patent to support infringement clearance opinions.
Review and approve documents to prepare and prosecute patent applications.
Support patent counsel to prepare and prosecute patent applications through inventor input coordination.
Collaborate portals to support internal and external collaboration outside counsel.
Attend project meetings of patent counsel to manage project status.