Oshkosh Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment and fire & emergency. Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation has manufacturing operations in nine U.S. states and in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Romania. The company currently employs approximately 12,100 people worldwide.
Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 350, multi-billion dollar company. Oshkosh Corporation designs and builds the world’s toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.
The purpose of this position is to serve as the intellectual property corporate center of excellence providing IP counsel at corporate and all business segments. The role will identify, assess, protect and manage the Company’s intellectual property assets and provide advice and counsel to Company’s management on intellectual property issues. In addition, he or she will be responsible for identifying intellectual property issues in proposed transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, government contracts, and domestic and international commercial transactions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Provide practical IP legal advice to meet business objectives
· Partner with business leaders to set and implement appropriate IP strategies
· Negotiate licenses and technology agreements
· Manage external counsel providing IP advise and support to the company.
· Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field
· Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
· 3-5 years’ experience as IP counsel in corporate or law firm environment
· Licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction within the United States
· Current knowledge of US Patent laws and regulations
· Familiarity with International Patent laws and regulations
· Prior experience developing domestic and international IP strategy
· Admission to practice before the United States Patent Office
Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.
Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation’s legal duty to furnish information.
Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be “U.S. Persons,” as defined in these regulations. Generally, a “U.S. Person” is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.