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With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.




Patent Counsel

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our Cultural Beliefs. More specifically related to this position, Kennametal seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:
• BS or advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy, or Ceramics or similar field
• Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
• Pennsylvania Bar membership preferred or willingness/ability to become admitted to the PA Bar
• Must be registered with the U.S. Patent Office
• 5+ years' experience as a patent attorney
• Demonstrated leadership skills with desire and ability to contribute where needed, regardless of level
• Proven business judgment and personal maturity to interact with and counsel business clients;
• Ability to work collaboratively, cross-functionally, and cross-culturally;
• Outstanding interpersonal, decision-making and communication (written and verbal) skills.
Your Tasks And Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Patent Counsel, are to:
• Provide legal advice and counsel for (Intellectual Property) IP matters, including preparation and prosecution of patents and trademarks preparation and negotiation of agreements including confidentiality, joint development and licenses;
• Participate in the development and implementation of IP strategy including developing/adopting procedures and best practices for patent preparation and prosecution
• Interview inventors to collect disclosure information
• Conduct prior art searches, freedom to operate and infringement searches
• Provide leadership in securing and maintaining meaningful worldwide IP protection;
• Evaluate and manage legal risk in areas of responsibility including analysis, advice, and status of all legal matters affecting Kennametal
• Work with outside counsel to ensure Kennametal receives high quality services in a timely and economical manner.

Equal Opportunity Employer