Patent Professional - Agent or Attorney (US Remote)

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Posted 13 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments - when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments - when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn't miss the school bus home.

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.

Department Overview

The Patent Professional will work in an innovative and collaborative Motorola Solutions Patent Strategy and Operations (PS&O) group focused on a broad range of next generation public safety technologies, including but not limited to, cloud computing, data and video analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, media processing and distribution, call routing technologies, call taking applications, responder dispatch applications, in-field mobile device applications, in-vehicle mobile applications, and other technologies.

Job Description

The Patent Professional may be responsible for one or more of the following:

Attending and participating in patent committee review meetings,

identifying high-value disclosures that would be additive to our existing portfolio

Working with inventors to properly capture their ideas and inventions and submitting corresponding disclosures to the proper patent committee for consideration

Participating in innovation scrubs of product and/or software releases

Writing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and in foreign patent offices

Securing and preparing source code and APIs for registration with the United States Copyright Office

Overseeing outside counsel on certain aspects of outsourced cases

Being the lead 'patent contact' for a particular business unit, including handling client training and development, understanding client business and existing patent portfolio(s), and guiding business and engineering professionals in generating high-value, high-impact assets

Working and interacting with other MSI Patent Attorneys, Agents, Engineers, and Administrative Professionals on a daily basis, both inside and outside of the PS&O group

Participating in invention mining / harvesting sessions. Some litigation / licensing support may also be periodically requested by litigation / licensing leads in the PS&O and/or Business Legal groups

Mentoring inventors with nascent ideas to help expand and develop them to meet the company's strategic portfolio needs

Aiding in managing the current issued patent portfolio for their assigned business and the strategic focusing of that portfolio. This may include making and/or assisting with annuity decisions, foreign filing decisions, patent classifications, portfolio analysis, mining existing applications for additional coverage, competitive analysis, and identification of further strategic focus areas, among other possibilities

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience drafting, editing, and/or reviewing patent disclosures and/or patent applications in stated field(s) of expertise, including at least 3 years of experience in a law firm or corporate law department environment
Strong organization, leadership, and communication skills to draft invention disclosures and/or draft and prosecute patent applications with high quality and efficiency
Ability to present technical materials to technical and non-technical audiences.
Great interpersonal and team-work skills.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Knowledge of software development principles (OOP, Agile Dev., etc.), programming languages (such as Python, C#, Swift), cloud development and deployment principles, networking principles, and/or telecommunications principles a plus.
Knowledge of various software technologies relating to security, encryption, data analytics, mixed reality, video / audio processing and analytics, blockchain, and/or machine learning and CNNs a plus.
Demonstrated experience in successfully working in a multi-discipline legal and/or technical office and the ability to work with and across multiple legal and/or technical disciplines.
Extensive knowledge of U.S. patent laws and introduction to and/or knowledge of foreign patent laws.
Experience and/or awareness of U.S. and Int'l export control requirements and/or processes.
Prior familiarity with USPTO's PAIR, EFS, and EPAS systems, Google Apps for Business, and/or Lecorpio preferred but not required.

Basic Requirements

Juris Doctor Degree
Need to be a member of the USPTO patent bar and a member of at least one state bar, both in good standing
Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems or Computer Engineering, or Computer Science or comparable field of study

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Motorola Solutions and maintain compliance with these requirements.

Travel Requirements

Under 10%

Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S. Benefits include:

Incentive Bonus Plans
Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
9 Paid Holidays
Generous Paid Time Off Packages
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Paid Parental & Family Leave
and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.