专利工程师

Position Overview

A patent engineer oversees the full life cycle development of all patents. He/She collects/seeks out new inventions that are patentable. Performing an initial interview with an inventor, the engineer interprets and documents the scope of a new invention. Working with patent agent, he/she ensures that there are no issues with regard to copyright or existing patent infringement. Creating all relevant materials for an invention disclosure, he/she writes, designs drawings and double checks for accuracy.

He/She reports to Product Manager.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • To support in maintaining the High-Tech status of SUEZ NWS in China;
  • To prepare patent and application process, including background and prior art searches, drafting specifications, preparing reference figures for filing;
  • To work with innovation proposal and projects in identifying patentable inventions;
  • To draft innovation memo (in Chinese or/and in English) based on communication of inventors;
  • To understand the Chinese patent landscape relating to company’s business target;
  • To follow competitor products in China, to identify patent infringements;
  • To cooperating with Group Patent team, in creating Invention disclosures in English.
     

 

Preferred Candidate Profile:

   Education Background:

  • Master degree in environmental engineering, environmental science or information technology.

   Experience:

  • Strong technology and science background; competence in environmental related appreciated;
  • Or alternatively practical IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) experience from patent office, industry or a patent law firm.

 

Skills, Proficiency:

  • Must be good skilled writer, as this role requires the writing and interpreting of many technical reports;
  • Good analytical approach and problem solving skills;
  • Good learning ability;
  • Good communications skills;
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written), other language skills are an asset;
  • Open-minded attitude, innovative thinking.