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Patent Agent or Paralegal Minnetonka, MN or Chicago, IL or Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel/Intellectual Property, this position is responsible for assisting the IP Legal team with matters related to patent prosecution and patent portfolio management. -This individual will join a small in-house team of IP attorneys, paralegals and patent agents, they should have a flexible and collaborative style and be willing to work closely with their immediate team members. -To be successful, this individual must have strong technical skills, be detail oriented and efficiently manage their time and work to proactively meet the demands of a fast-paced and growing IP portfolio. -Team members will be expected to work with employees and business leaders across the enterprise; therefore, strong customer service skills that shine through both oral and written communication is critical. -This individual must be approachable, easy to work with and comfortable communicating via phone and video conference. - You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Minnetonka, MN or Chicago, IL (Hybrid) preferred. (Cannot be fully remote in the Minneapolis, MN or Chicago, IL area). Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage patent prosecution deadlines
  • Maintain internal systems for tracking patent disclosures and application filings
  • Assist with initial review of invention disclosures
  • Interface with invention teams to move concepts through patent filing process.
  • Coordinate with inventors to obtain information and documentation for patent filings
  • Prepare reporting on patent portfolio
  • Assist in the maintenance of internal IP procedures (this may include data tracking budgets and billing, incentive programs, annual reporting, etc.)
  • Prepare correspondence and materials for use with business leaders
  • Develop and maintain IP Legal educational content
  • Perform internet research projects and other special projects on an as needed basis You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. Required Qualifications:
    • 4+ years of patent experience (paralegal or patent agent) in a law firm or technology company -
    • Experience managing patent prosecution deadlines
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to manage, handle and prioritize multiple projects
    • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
    • Detail-oriented and deadline focused -
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree in software-related science discipline
      • Registered to practice as a Patent Agent with the USPTO -
      • Experience with Salesforce based platforms
      • Understanding of software related technologies and related patent eligibility standards
      • Solid -data analysis skills and attention to detail
      • Proven success in collaborating across a matrixed business and legal environment
      • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates, clients and outside counsel -
      • Ability to work within a small team - sharing work and assignments as needed to ensure priority projects are handled within the appropriate timeframe To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment. Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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