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Celebrating its 80th year 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 2018. Learn more at



Job Title:  Patent Legal Intern

Location:  Latrobe, PA


Job Description:


Patent Department Legal Intern - Will provide assistance as needed to Chief Patent Counsel, Senior Patent Counsel, and Legal Assistant as needed. 


Typical projects may include:


1.  Intellectual Property legal research (e.g., issues pertaining to infringement, e-commerce, novelty).

2.  Review and update invention disclosure and confidentiality agreement forms.

3.  Review contracts and update docket system with contract information.

3.  Interview inventors and assist in documenting and supplementing invention disclosures.

4.  Perform electronic database novelty searches and prepare preliminary novelty opinions.

5. Trademark and patent application and amendment preparation.


Candidate Qualifications (major, degree level, special skills, personal competencies, etc.):


Law student having technical background (B.S. in Engineering, preferably Material Science, Metallurgy, Ceramics or Mechanical Engineering), having completed one, two or three years (if part-time/night student) of law school and having an interest in a career practicing intellectual property law.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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