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Manager, Intellectual Property

Company name
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Milwaukee, WI

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Manager, Intellectual Property','WD30038180250','!*!Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology

and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150

countries. Our 130,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy

solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems

that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and

communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885,

with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to

helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our

stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth

platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us

@johnsoncontrols on Twitter.


Job Description:


The Intellectual Property Manager works within the

Intellectual Property Department to support the delivery of a wide range of

quality legal services to internal clients globally. Under minimal supervision,

this position will provide intellectual property support to the Controls

division of the Building Technology & Solutions business, and the Distributed

Energy Storage business, two cutting-edge business sectors.  The Controls business relates to software

implementation that controls and monitors the building’s mechanical and electrical

equipment such as ventilation, lighting, power systems, fire systems, and

security systems.   The Distributed

Energy Storage business relates to optimized use of a stationary power in a

building in combination with the energy grid.






As an Intellectual Property Manager, you will be

responsible for management of Patent Review Committees, managing inventor

awards, acting as intellectual property liaison to the business for the product

development process, and assisting the Director of Intellectual Property on

various projects and outside counsel management




Management of

worldwide patent filing and prosecution activities, including arrangement of preparing

and distributing of agenda and other information for regular Patent Review

Committee meetings, take meeting minutes, and coordination of follow up

actions.Support of Patent

Review Committee relative to patent annuity decisions.Management of

outside counsel performing patent prosecution activities.Manage inventor

award process, including tracking and auditing of inventor awards, and making

of arrangements for payment with HR.Act as liaison between

the intellectual property department and the business relative the product development

processAssist in the

management of the patent database, including learning of capabilities and

training of others to be a resource to others, searching and generating of IP reports,

work to extend use of database to other businesses, and aptitude to learn new

features and capabilities of the database.Performing of

searches of online IP databases, websites, and other resources.Assist in

creation and management of IP budget, and invoice approval.Assist Director

of Intellectual Property on special projects.#external


3-5 years’ experience as patent agent or equivalent, or

7-10 years’ experience as a patent paralegalExperience in computer science or software-related

technologies is desirable but not requiredProficiency in the FoundationIP patent management system,

or dedication to becoming an expert in the systemProject management skills. Detail oriented, self-motivated and analytical.Must be able to multi-task, be flexible, and be able to

prioritize and complete projects effectively and efficiently under time

sensitive deadlines.Effective oral and written communication and organization


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Company info

Johnson Controls, Inc.
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Company Profile
Johnson Controls, Inc. is engaged in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. Its Building Efficiency segment designs, produces, markets, and installs integrated heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as well as building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. This segment also provides technical services, energy management consulting, and operations of real estate portfolios for the non-residential buildings market. In addition, this segment offers residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products. The company’s Automotive Experience segment designs and manufactures interior products and systems for passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles serving original equipment manufacturers. This segment offers seating systems and components; cockpit systems consisting of instrument panels and clusters, information displays, and body controllers; overhead systems, such as headliners and electronic convenience features; floor consoles; and door systems. The company’s Power Solutions segment produces lead-acid automotive batteries, as well as offers absorbent glass mat and lithium-ion battery technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles. It serves automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Electric Service Company and changed its name to Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1974. Johnson Controls, Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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