Student Patent Assistant

ASU Foundation
Feb 08, 2023
Feb 27, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
Student Patent Assistant Skysong Innovations is ASU's exclusive technology transfer and intellectual property management company responsible for the rapid and wide dissemination of ASU's discoveries and inventions into the marketplace for the public good. The Student Patent Assistant will assist Skysong Innovations (SI) in preparing information disclosure statements (IDS) in the context of the large patent portfolio managed by SI. Specifically, the Student Patent Assistant will be given lists of scientific papers and patent–related publications called "references." Using those lists, the Student Patent Assistant will independently obtain copies of the references and generate a list of citations in a particular format suitable for submission to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This role requires a minimum of 12–24 hours a week, with extended hours available during breaks. The position will require approximately 20 hours per week, with additional availability during the non–school year. Learn more about our student employment program here. What you'll do: Generates IDS documents for filing in United States patent applications Conducts web–based searches for scientific journal publications, including within online journal databases Reviews (at a high level) certain types of patent documents to confirm the identity of such documents Communicatees, on a case–by–case basis, with ASU researchers and/or Skysong Innovations' external patent counsel concerning documents needed to complete IDS submissions Collaborates with internal Skysong Innovations team members and its external consultants Other duties as assigned What you'll need: Strong attention to detail and thoroughness in completing assigned duties Ability to manage several activities at the same time Demonstrated ability and willingness to engage in web–based searching for scientific articles and patent documents General familiarity with research publications and searching for public documents online Demonstrated interest in intellectual property and technology transfer A general interest in technology and intellectual property Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Enterprise Partners, its subsidiaries and University business and confidential prospect information Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and by phone Relevant qualifications: A current student at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in a related field with a willingness to learn and ability to work well with others. The student must be willing to sign and abide by a confidentiality agreement. Experience with searching for scientific publications in electronic databases and comfortability with skimming them to verify date, authors, etc. The student must be willing to submit a simplified sample list of citations based on starting material provided by SI as part of the candidate evaluation process Preferred Education and Experience: Prior experience in business, commercial environments, scientific, or legal environments ASUEP follows federal guidance which requires employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated for COVID–19, except in limited circumstances in which an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation for medical or religious reasons. Benefits: Hybrid work schedule. We work from home on Mondays and Fridays! $30 bi–weekly cell phone reimbursement Hands–on experience in a professional environment Professional development plans Opportunity to network with ASUEP leaders and other ASU students Access to LinkedIn Learning and their 8,000+ courses Professional skills workshops At ASU Enterprise Partners: We serve. We serve the faculty and staff of ASU to bring them resources so they can do all the great things that they do. We innovate. We're always looking for new ideas, new solutions, new approaches and new ways to address the challenges facing ASU. We engage. We engage our donors, philanthropists, investors and partners, connecting them to ASU and helping them share their time, talent and treasure. We care. When we serve, innovate and engage, it shows that we care – about faculty, staff, donors, fellow employees and other partners as we bring resources to ASU. ASU Enterprise Partners and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that is firmly committed to promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within our organization and throughout our sphere of influence. Because we embrace a spirit of innovation and achievement, we will endeavor to maximize the talent and potential of all employees, directors, and volunteers through bold and strategic action aimed at building success and a sense of belonging. All employees are expected to act in good faith to support these actions and to not impede the efforts of others to build a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization. ASU Enterprise Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer