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Corporate Counsel

Company: Caterpillar, Inc.
Location: Peoria
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Job Description:

**Corporate Counsel** **Description** For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc\. has been makingsustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent\.Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy andnatural resource assets\. Caterpillar is the world?s leading manufacturer ofconstruction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrialgas turbines and diesel\-electric locomotives\. We don't just build greatproducts, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics tosolve problems and anticipate customer needs\. A lasting legacy of talented andcommitted employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge\. Caterpillar is seeking anexperienced intellectual property/patent attorney to be based in Peoria,Illinois\. Caterpillar?s intellectualproperty group offers a very broad\-based intellectual property practice,including: * Patent portfolio management, including invention harvesting and workingwith external counsel to have patent applications drafted and prosecuted; * IP risk management, including management of conflict matters andpost\-grant procedures; * IP agreements counselling and support; and * General IP counselling While the position willinitially be primarily focused on portfolio management, obtaining appropriatepatent protection for a supported business unit and/or technology, andpatent drafting and prosecution \(primarilythrough working with outside counsel\) in order to learn Caterpillar technologiesand patent practices, it will expand to include patent clearance, providingclient counseling and agreement support \(working closely with centralizedagreement and conflict support teams\) and support for M&A activities\. The Caterpillar IP team has broad international exposure to IPmatters and provides the opportunity to work closely with colleagues spreadover the globe\. The role will require a highly motivated individual that islooking for autonomy and flexibility, but also looking to be part of anenthusiastic team\. Candidates must have a relevant background \(such asmechanical/electrical/physics\) and be a qualified patent attorney\. Whether yourexperience has been in\-house or in private practice, you must demonstratestrong commercial judgement, excellent communication skills, and must also beprepared to undertake occasional business travel\. **Qualifications** **Qualifications:** + Requires a law degree, as well as considerable experience in the practice of U\.S\. law\. + Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office\. + Must have demonstrated human relations and communications skills\. + 3\-5 years years of experience, preferably with a large law firm having a solid patent fundamentals training program\. **Job** Legal **Primary Location** United States\-Illinois\-Peoria **Unposting Date:** Jan 7, 2019, 11:59:00 PM Relocation assistance is available for this position\.**Req ID:** 18000COL

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