The Intellectual Property (IP) Analyst supports the achievement of incident-free operation in Oronite’s component and product change management processes and improves innovation in the Oronite patenting process. The Analyst has primary responsibility for monitoring competitive patent art relevant to Oronite’s business and works with business, legal and technical personnel to ensure that there is no unacceptable competitive patent risk in commercializing new components, processes and products. The Analyst supports Oronite’s own patenting activities by working with inventors and patent attorneys to define the scope of potential inventions. Depending upon the level of expertise, the Analyst may participate in the drafting and negotiation of technology agreements and review proposed technical publications.
Performing patent Freedom to Operate (FtO) Analyses.
Enhancing Oronite patenting efforts by performing patentability searches, working with inventors to develop invention disclosures, and working with attorneys to deveop patent strategies.
Developing arguments for attorneys with respect to patent infringement and validity opinions.
Supporting internal patent monitoring systems.
Ph.D. in chemistry or equivalent experience.
Ability to logically analyze the literal language of patents, understand patent claims, understand contract language, and apply the analysis to proposed products, processes, and the broader business.
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with technical, legal and business individuals in a team environment under tight deadlines to meet business goals.
Ability to communicate effectively (clear, concise, accurate) both orally and in writing.
Ability to work up to 6 hours/day in a computer based environment and employ computer based tools.
Working knowledge of intellectual property law and/or contract law, to the level of having been involved in the drafting of patent applications or technology agreements.
Knowledge of oil field chemicals including chemicals for enhanced oil recovery.
Knowledge of computer/database programming.
About Chevron Oronite Company
Chevron Oronite Company is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of performance additives for fuels and lubricating oils. It is a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. We market a broad range of products in 16 different product lines including automotive, natural gas, railroad and marine engine oils. Chevron Oronite is organized into three primary functions (Supply & Manufacturing, Sales, and Products & Technology) that operate globally across three major regions (Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe/Africa/Middle East). Our primary US research facility is located in the San Francisco bay area in Richmond, CA. Please visit our web site for more information: https://www.oronite.com/ .