Patent Engineer

American Honda Motor Co Inc
Dec 05, 2023
Dec 07, 2023
Trademark Agent
Contract Type

Patent Engineer

Location: Torrance, CA
Grade: EX3
Workstyle: Remote in CA (1–2 days in office)

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future–focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of "power" that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize "the joy and freedom of mobility" by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a "zero environmental footprint."

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position:

The Patent Engineer helps to develop and protect Honda's intellectual property. The Patent Engineer has the required scientific and technical background to search for prior art, file patents, and revise rejected patent applications, and recommend whether it's best to abandon an application. In this way, the Patent Engineer has similar qualifications and proficiencies to a patent attorney because they both have comprehensive knowledge of the regulations covering the patent application process and are able to file patents at the Patent Office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with inventors to expand or adapt their ideas to the broadest extent possible and evaluate their inventions for patentability, perform and review patent searches and prepare opinion reports, including patentability analysis, and infringement and invalidity analysis under the guidance of an attorney
  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications and all tasks related to managing the assigned portfolio of patent applications through the patent offices
  • Business liaison and outreach for clients in specialized areas to understand and encourage submission of inventions, ensure compliance with freedom to practice and supporting IP workflow
  • Manage portfolio of issued patents, including value analysis and recommendations for annuities and awards and evaluate them for potential commercialization opportunities
  • Evaluate research, development, manufacturing and sales projects for potential patentability or clearance necessity, patent landscapes, and licensing
  • Who we are seeking:

    Required Work Experience:

  • 5 years+ of experience in the patent prosecution area in a law firm or corporate law department
  • Required Education:

  • BA/BS in Business, engineering, computer science, physics, or other applicable scientific discipline
  • Additional Position Factors:

  • Workstyle: Hybrid
  • Travel: 5%
  • At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high–quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

    What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?

    Total Rewards:

  • Competitive Base Salary: $77,800 to $116,700
  • o Pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to geographic location, work experience, education, etc.

  • Annual Bonus
  • Overtime Pay
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Career Growth:

  • Advancement opportunities
  • Career mobility
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs
  • Additional Offerings:

  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite
  • Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.