Kennametal Inc. USA Patent Legal Intern in Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Reference #: 9641 Patent Department Legal Intern - Will provide assistance as needed to Chief Patent Counsel, Senior Patent Counsel, and Legal Assistant as needed. Typical projects may include: 1. IP legal research (e.g., issues pertaining to infringement, e-commerce, novelty). 2. Review and update invention disclosure and confidentiality agreement forms. 3. Review contracts and update docket system with contract information. 4. Interview inventors and assist in documenting and supplementing invention disclosures. 5. Perform electronic database novelty searches and prepare preliminary novelty opinions. 6. Trademark and patent application and amendment preparation. Candidate Qualifications (major, degree level, special skills, personal competencies, etc.): Law student having technical background (B.S. in Engineering, preferably Material Science, Metallurgy, Ceramics or Mechanical Engineering), having completed one, two or three years (if part-time/night student) of law school and having an interest in a career practicing intellectual property law. Kennametal delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge. Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Kennametal's portfolio of well-respected brand names and broad global presence enable us to help customers of all sizes in virtually every geography drive success at every stage of their value chain. Strategically aligned across our two core businesses - Industrial and Infrastructure - our products and services touch nearly every manufacturing process. People around the globe can see and touch these results throughout many aspects of their day, from the light switch they turn on to the car they drive. Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.