Klein Tools has a 160-year history of serving the hand tool needs of professional tradesmen with products that represent a standard of excellence, innovation, technology and quality in our industry. We are looking for candidates who want a career working with The Premier Brand of Hand Tools.
We are currently looking for a Patent Attorney to be located in our Lincolnshire, IL Facility.
The Patent Attorney is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and protecting patentable and strategic inventions and minimizing the risk that the Company’s inventions and intellectual property infringe on the intellectual property rights of others. This position will work with the product development team in a dynamic, growth‐oriented environment and collaborate with other in‐house and outside attorneys to review, draft, and coordinate intellectual property documentation and related agreements.
Must be a member of the Illinois State Bar in good standing or qualified to obtain either Admission on Motion pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 705 or Limited Admission of House Counsel pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 716.
An active registration with the United States Patent Office is preferred, and a minimum of seven ﴾7﴿
years of applicable intellectual property legal experience at an outside firm or as in‐house counsel is required.
JD from an accredited law school and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required. Two years of working with a manufacturing company is preferred. Experience with a number of patent and publication search tools and methods.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Service‐oriented focus with ability to work as part of cross‐functional teams and drive results. Highest integrity, excellent judgment and the ability to pro‐actively recognize and effectively communicate legal issues to engineers and management.
Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:
If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your cover letter and resume.
No phone calls please.