Analyst, Intellectual Property

3-5 years
a month ago
Job Description

Description

About Avient:

Avient Corporation Provides Specialized And Sustainable Material Solutions That Transform Customer Challenges Into Opportunities, Bringing New Products To Life For a Better World. Examples Include

  • Dyneema, the world's strongest fiber, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility

Avient employs approximately 10,000 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work. For more information, visit www.avient.com

Why Avient

At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professionals), Pride at Avient and Embrace to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.

At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions in hiring, promotion, development, compensation and advancement are based upon non-discriminatory factors such as, for example, qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.

Job Specification: Analyst, Intellectual Property (Hybrid)

Job Location: Renaissance Industrial & Warehousing Complex, Unit No. A-06, Village Vashere, Padgha-Kalyan Toll Road, Tehsil -Bhiwandi, District Thane 421302, Maharashtra

Job Summary

A member of Avient's global IP team and legal department, the role of Analyst, Intellectual Property is primarily responsible for providing patent searching, analysis, and related information services to Avient's R&D teams and other stakeholders worldwide. Coordinating with Avient's IP attorneys and other IP team members, the Analyst, Intellectual Property contributes to the organization's success by accelerating the R&D teams understanding of new technical spaces and identifying opportunities that have high potential for IP protection and low risk of being blocked by third party IP rights.

Essential Duties & Resp.

  • Thorough knowledge of patent landscaping and competitive analysis using all free and certain licensed (such as Derwent) search platforms.
  • Provide overarching patent landscape assessments on platform research projects in a timely fashion.
  • Capable of independently developing relevant search strings based on subject matter inputs and executing patent searches and reporting concise summary of relevant search results.
  • Develop dashboards with regular competitive patent activity assessments for review with segment leadership teams.
  • Capable of providing patentability and freedom to practice recommendations in consultation with the Corporate Legal department to business segments based on the identified prior art.
  • Capable of coaching and developing junior IP analysts in the team.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned.

Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • PhD or Masters in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Plastics Technology, or related fields.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably with a multinational company, including 3+ years of patent searching and analysis experience required.

Skills

  • Patent searching, landscaping, claim analysis, technical competency and business awareness.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a cross functional collaborative environment.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong sense of self-initiative and focus on continuous improvement.
  • Strong IT skills, including proficiency with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong ethics/judgement in handling confidential information with professionalism.
  • English language proficiency.

Additional Particulars

  • Role requires flexibility in availability to participate as needed in meetings with participants in other regions and time zones including the Americas and Europe.
  • Role may require occasional travel to other Avient sites including those in and outside of India.

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long period of time (up to 60% of the workday). Must be able to traverse to/from required meetings. Must be able to input data into a computer. Typically, work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.

Competencies

Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.

EH&S Requirements

Avient integrates EH&S into all aspects of our operations. Each position at Avient is responsible for complying with all applicable EH&S requirements. Additionally, employees and management are responsible for reporting all EH&S incidents immediately to ensure we keep EH&S a priority within the organization.

  • Security includes physical security and cyber security.
  • Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.

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