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Intellectual Property Assistant

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Akron, OH, US

Company: Goodyear

Requisition ID: 46790 
Sponsorship Available: No 
Relocation Assistance Available: No 

Goodyear. More Driven.




Primary Purpose:

Provide a variety of supporting administrative functions within the guidelines of company policy and office procedure including:  (1) Preparing applications, responses and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as foreign patent prosecution; (2) File maintenance; (3) Monitoring, processing and satisfying attorneys’ dockets; (4) Performing research and compiling data as requested by attorneys; and (5) Other duties as assigned.  Work is detail orientated with an emphasis on numerical and technical accuracy and consistency.  Work is generally short-cycled, and incumbent operates under general supervision with limited guidance of Intellectual Property attorneys or Intellectual Property Coordinator.           


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Inputs and processes legal documents and/or data into appropriate databases, transmitting to supervisor and/or attorney
  • Opens mail, analyzing correspondence to determine how it should be handled; creating and maintaining paper and/or computer fill correspondence and documents
  • Prepares, drafts and notarizes (as necessary) legal documents for signature; preparation and routing of Intellectual Property Agreements.
  • Obtains translations of foreign language documents and orders drawing from outside vendors for patent applications.
  • Reviews invoices for accuracy, processes same for payment and maintains related files; working with Accounts Payable in researching billing discrepancies



  • High School Diploma
  • BA Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate preferred
  • 5 years of secretarial experience with a law firm or corporate law department
  • Experience with Patent and Trademark matters, including docketing, is preferred



Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, or any other part of the employment process, please contact the Goodyear Candidate Care Line at 330.796.4500.

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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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