The Patents Specialist , reporting to the Patents Manager, is responsible for effecting and completing all patent-related matters for foreign and multinational clients into the region; and is also responsible for managing patent-related matters for local and regional firms seeking advice and support for protecting their ideas in the region and beyond.
Review, prepare and file patent applications in various countries; review, advise and reply to examination reports; complete registration of application on grant, publication and issuance.
Patent portfolio management:
Monitor deadlines; apply and utilize guidelines and procedures for prosecution and invoicing; familiarize yourself with specific client technology(ies) and provide both technical and legal support.
Provide technical assistance to both branch offices/agents and clients; advise on allowability and patentability; develop strategy for local or regional patent portfolio.
Patentability Searches and Drafting:
Prepare and advise local/regional clients on patentability of inventions; prepare draft patent applications for worldwide filing; advise on filing strategy and provide support from filing to registration of patents.
Develop and maintain relationships with local/regional clients by offering advice, training and support.
Familiarize yourself with Patent laws and regulations in multiple countries and maintain current knowledge on updates and changes.
Familiarize yourself with the firm's electronic management system (IPMS) for docketing, tracking, updating and analyzing filings and portfolios.
Attend, participate and/or present at local, regional and international conferences to promote patents and Saba IP in the region.
Bachelor or Master Degree in mechanical, industrial, electrical or mechatronics engineering
2-3 years of working experience in the field
Exposure and experience in the domain of Patents or Intellectual Property (Preferred)
Excellent command of Arabic and English (French also preferred)
Good communication skills across varied audience
Ability to work independently and within a team as is needed
Personal initiative and motivation to learn and grow within the firm and the industry