Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Patent Diligence Engineer

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Amazons Legal Department and Intellectual Property team are at the forefront of protecting Amazons freedom to operate in todays complex and dynamic ecosystem. We are looking for a Patent Diligence Engineer to help us drive due diligence on patents and technologies.The successful candidate must be passionate about technology, patents, and business. Responsibilities include:

  • Support overall patent strategy taking into consideration Amazons current and future product and technology roadmap as well as existing and planned IP programs, litigations, projects, and initiatives.

    • Conduct external patent searches

      • Create and apply advanced methodologies for patent characterization based on proprietary taxonomy, classifications, family status, and semantic analysis.

        • Complete analysis of third party patents

          • Interfacing across multiple job functions including patent attorneys, litigation attorneys, engineers, and finance

            • Perform technical due diligence

              • Drive the legal review process both file history and prior art review

                • Interface with business professionals

Basic Qualifications

  • 8 years in technology, at least 3 working specifically with patents.

  • Understanding of patent basics including claim construction and patent law.

  • Experience in IP mining and analyzing patents.

  • Understanding of technologies relevant to the businesses of Amazon e-commerce, telecom, cloud computing, devices, and/or networking.

  • Understanding of basic elements of patent valuation encumbrances, exhaustion, standard obligations, royalties, infringement, and prior-art.

  • Experience explaining technology and patents and patent law in laymans terms to a variety of audiences.

  • Experience with 3rd party tools like Innography for portfolio analysis and searches.

  • Experience conducting patent landscapes.

  • Experience managing multiple projects at once.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with IP due diligence, valuation or transactions.

  • Assisted in IP infringement/enforcement analysis and litigation support.

  • Understanding of basic NPV financial modeling

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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