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Intellectual Property Specialist

Northridge, California Job ID: 118482 Additional locations: None

A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

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About the Role

As our IP Specialist, you will provide Harman's Global IP team and the Northridge, CA office with a wide range of support including administrative matters.

What You Will Do

  • Assist with legal matters such as intellectual property prosecution and opposition matters, preparing intellectual property related evidence for global proceedings and litigation matters
  • Assist with the management of the global intellectual property management portal and docketing intellectual property matters
  • Assist with managing domain and enforcement actions including identifying counterfeits, analyzing global data, preparing reports, and working closely with investigators and vendors
  • Update all contact lists, tradeshow list and other relevant information for the IP team
  • Manage annuity payments for the global design portfolio
  • Draft correspondence and other documents; file documents electronically and in paper format
  • Coordinate trainings, meetings and events, and prepare presentation slides and expense reports
  • Serve as a central point of contact for general team information and respond tactfully and promptly to inquiries; keep the team organized in a fast-paced constantly changing environment

What You Need

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience as a Legal Assistant or similar support role in a corporate law department
  • Trademark, anti-counterfeiting, design patent and intellectual property docketing and management experience
  • Domain management experience
  • Advanced level proficiency with MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)

What is Nice to Have

  • Experience with document management systems a plus, including Anaqua, Conga (f/k/a Novatus) and Tracker (f/k/a Serengeti)
  • Litigation experience a plus
  • Design patent management a plus
  • College degree preferred

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to work in an office in Northridge, CA
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, etc.)
  • Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (


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