Company: Halliburton
Skills: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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We are looking for the right people - people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world-s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.


Manage Intellectual Property (IP - patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights) for a Fortune 500 energy services and technology company, as part of a sophisticated in-house legal team.- Company is based in the U.S. but has operations worldwide. Attorney position that is responsible for providing legal advice to clients on a wide range of IP matters, including: engaging and managing outside counsel, managing patent prosecution docket, providing guidance on internal IP development, including managing brainstorming sessions and advising on foreign protection activities, managing and advising internal clients regarding freedom to operate studies for new product development projects, managing infringement risk (including analysis and response to infringement assertions), and managing IP transactions (including generating and reviewing joint development and other IP transaction agreements), and managing IP due diligence.- This position will report to the Chief Patent Counsel in the U.S. and will be located in Houston, TX. This attorney will have primary responsibility for IP activities associated with certain client operations and products, but will work as part of the company IP team, and where appropriate commercial attorneys, and other staff supporting IP matters.


-Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The ideal candidate will contribute to the implementation of the company's overall strategy for the protection of intellectual property. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting legal documents, including joint development and non-disclosure agreements
  • Managing the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, including coordination with outside US and foreign patent prosecution counsel
  • Supporting the company-s patent strategy and engaging in activities to enhance the company-s patent portfolio
  • Managing one or more patent committees
  • Representing the company in patent office proceedings e.g., oppositions, IPRs and other adversarial proceedings in patent offices and courts
  • Conducting and managing freedom-to-operate studies to avoid patent disputes, including infringement analysis and competition patent portfolio analyses, managing and reviewing outside counsel opinions
  • Ensuring that internal worldwide clients are fully aware of the significance of intellectual property matters, including providing intellectual property training on obtaining patents, and protection of copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
  • Resolving legal issues and providing proactive legal advice and counsel in relation to intellectual property matters
  • Researching and summarizing laws and cases
  • Working with outside counsel on select matters
  • Communicating advice and status of IP matters to internal clients and IP management team


-Critical Competencies/Behaviors:

  • Strong IP legal skills
  • Ability to recognize the business consequences of legal advice
  • Strong, logical legal mind with the ability to apply abstract concepts of law to make timely, well-reasoned and appropriate decisions to solve problems
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Ability to function autonomously, yet understands necessity of advising management of work progress and any unusual situations
  • Multitasking skills essential
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics
  • Commitment to diversity and a respect for others
  • Oil field service company experience preferred


-Education and Licenses:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering/technology field, with oilfield service technologies experience preferred.
  • U.S. qualified lawyer (J.D.) with current state license
  • -Registered to practice as patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Work Experience:

  • Minimum 5-10 years active practice within the intellectual property field, including preparing and negotiating license agreements and other intellectual property related contracts, experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. and/or in other jurisdictions (e.g. PCT, EPC), evaluating and preparing patent opinions, and supporting litigation of patents and other intellectual property disputes.
  • Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for a higher level role given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs. Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available, including Counsel and Sr. Counsel.


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E.,-Houston,-Texas,-77032, United States


Job Details

Requisition Number:-63394--
Experience Level:-Experienced Hire-
Job Family:-Support Services-
Product Service Line:-Legal--
Full Time / Part Time:-Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With over 50,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities, and operations in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction, completion and production optimization.  Halliburton's fascinating and proud history reveals a continuous focus on innovation and expansion that began with the company's founder, Erle P. Halliburton. After borrowing a wagon, a team of mules and a pump, he built a wooden mixing box and started an oil well cementing business in Duncan, Oklahoma.


In the 1930s, Halliburton established its first research laboratories where the company tested cement mixes, began offering acidizing services to break down the resistance of limestone formations and increase the production of oil and gas, and performed its first offshore cementing job using a barge-mounted cementing unit at a rig in the Creole Field in the Gulf of Mexico. This was the beginning of what was to become the world's most extensive offshore service.


Halliburton took the initial steps toward becoming a worldwide company in 1926. We sold five cementing units to an English company in Burma, the start of our Eastern Hemisphere operations, and Erle P. Halliburton sent his brothers to open our business in Alberta, Canada. We opened in Venezuela in 1940. By 1946, the company – using its innovative technology – had expanded into Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the Middle East and began performing services for the Arabian-American Oil Company, the forerunner of Saudi Aramco.


In 1951, Halliburton made its first appearance in Europe as Halliburton Italiana SpA., a wholly owned subsidiary in Italy. In the next seven years, Halliburton launched Halliburton Company Germany GmbH, set up operations in Argentina and established a subsidiary in England.


In 1984, Halliburton provided all of the well completion equipment for the first multiwell platform offshore China. Two years later, Halliburton became the first American company to perform an oilfield service job on the China mainland


The final decade of the 20th century brought more changes and growth to Halliburton. The company opened a branch office in Moscow in 1991.


The company realigned its work into Eastern and Western Hemisphere operations in 2006, and in 2007, divided its service offerings into two divisions: Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation.


Today, Halliburton offers the world's broadest array of products, services and integrated solutions for oil and gas exploration, development and production.


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Halliburton is an equal opportunity employer.





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