Job at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Industrial Property Rights Specialist( Deadline : 25 October 2018 )
? Monitor technology development, including newly developed Industrial Property and Industrial patents that are relevant to NIRDAs Value Chains.
? Work closely with the R&D function to analyse new IP and assess relevance to local industries.
? Connect with Inventors and manufacturers to understand inventions and processes to follow to be granted patents.
? Analyze scientific and technical documents, including previously granted patents, to assess whether an invention is new and innovative
? Advise on the drafting, and filing of patent applications to the business inventor
Master’s Degree in Law with a major in Intellectual Property Laws with a minimum of three years working experience in Industrial Information, Intellectual Property, Marketing and Business Development
Key technical skills and knowledge required:
? Strong command of written and spoken English
? Understanding of the national, regional and international context of research and development agenda
? Mastery of local, regional and international Intellectual Property laws applying to industrial research and development.
? Ability to assess business technological potential and conduct with ease research on industry technology development
? Ability to conduct extensive research on technology IP landscape for various value chains.
? Ability to communicate and present legal perspective and guidance to various audiences
? Demonstrated excellent report writing and presentation skills
? Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint