Patent Services Intern (Year Long Position)

Recruiter
General Electric
Location
Fairfield
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 09, 2016
Closes
Oct 07, 2016
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
**Job Number**



**Business**

GE Corporate

**Business Segment**

Corporate Global Law & Policy

**About Us**

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

**Posted Position Title**

Patent Services Intern (Year Long Position)

**Career Level**

Experienced

**Function**

Legal

**Function Segment**

Intellectual Property

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

**U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces**

Connecticut

**City**

Fairfield

**Postal Code**

06828

**Relocation Assistance**

No

**Role Summary/Purpose**

Role Summary/Purpose In 2014, GE established a Patent Asset Development Center of Excellence (PAD- COE), which is headquartered in Fairfield, CT. The mission of the PAD-COE is to partner with GE businesses to develop IP strategies that will add business value and to implement the strategies through the preparation and prosecution of high quality patent applications that provide IP protection consistent with developed strategic IP plans.

**Essential Responsibilities**

GE has open positions for Patent Services Interns in its Fairfield operation. Through the experience as an intern in the PAD-COE, the Patent Services Intern will have

opportunities to develop the fundamental

skills and knowledge required in patent paralegal practice. This is a paid job.

The Patent Services Intern will work with attorneys and IP paraprofessionals on a variety of patent-related projects. Specifically, the Patent Services Intern will:

* Review both electronic and hard copy correspondence received from both domestic and international government agencies, GE businesses, and outside counsel to determine the content/data entry requirements

* docket all patent related actions requiring a response by a GE attorney in GE's docketing system (PAGE)

* Enter data associated with any patent application or issued patent in PAGE

* Upload documents to GE's electronic document System (IP Libraries)

* Scan paper files and discrete paper correspondence into IP Libraries

* Interface with GE's preferred providers of patent legal services and the GE businesses

as required to ensure that docketing and data entry is accomplished with the requisite

precision and timeliness

* Maintain quality and integrity of data in

GE's patent retention systems

* Conduct on-line database and internet research for patent data

* Assist with M&A, data validation and specialized business support in docketing, and data quality management

* Electronically filing office action responses and/or patent applications with

the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office through PAIR and EFS.

* Completing in a timely manner and at a high level of quality specifically identified matters on dockets

* Drafting and transmitting engagement letters to GE's outside counsel

* Interfacing with GE's preferred providers of patent legal services globally and the GE businesses as required to ensure that filings are made by the required dates and deadlines

* Miscellaneous GE projects & initiatives related to patent matters

**Qualifications/Requirements**

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree (or currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree) in Administration, legal studies and/or Paralegal Certifaction at a college of university

* Must be able to work 20 hours per week on site during the academic semester and 40 hours per week on site during the summer and winter breaks

* Must be willing to work out of an office in Fairfield, CT

**Additional Eligibility Qualifications**

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

**Desired Characteristics**

* Outstanding technical and writing skills

* Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively and concisely and work with all levels of GE management 6d2aded98f1447f3b23bd439ff4f7723