United Technologies Corporation Patent Liasion in Charlotte, North Carolina

Job ID: 50853BR

City: Charlotte

State: North Carolina

Country: United States

Category: Legal: Compliance

Job Type:


Every second a plane takes off with UTC Aerospace Systems equipment onboard. From space exploration and defense to today’s more electric, more intelligent, more integrated aircraft – our systems make modern flight possible. And by “make it possible,” we mean: we start it, power it, control it, ventilate it, quiet it, land it, stop it and monitor it. We have more than 41,000 employees across 150 countries working at the forefront of technological innovation. Thanks to their efforts, our global reach and our market-leading position, we do big things no one else can do.

The nature of our global business is complex, and we rely on our Legal, Contracts and Compliance (LCC) team to help us get the job done. As a valued partner across our business, the LCC team plays a key role in our company’s success. Our LCC team members bring their passion, expertise and humor to everything they do, from safeguarding our employees' creative ideas to helping us maintain the highest standards of ethical behavior. Enjoy working with diverse groups? Want opportunities to grow your career at a fast-paced, global enterprise? If you want to bring your legal expertise to the aerospace industry, our team could be a great fit for you.

Job Responsibilities

The Patent Liaison is a member of the IP Legal team providing technical expertise and interfacing with internal UTAS technical and program personnel as well as external patent search and IP law firm personnel.

The role focuses on, among other activities, product patent clearance, competitor non-infringement and invalidity analysis, patent landscaping, patentability assessments, portfolio analysis, and patent/product mapping.

In addition to patent research and analysis, the role involves:

  • Gathering relevant engineering, technical, and business background information,

  • Interacting with external patent searcher and IP law firm personnel, and significant collaboration with in-house IP attorneys.


*Experience / Qualifications


3+ years of experience with on-line patent research and analysis tools e.g., Thomson Innovation, Delphion, Derwent, USPTO, EPO, etc.


  • Aerospace engineering experience

  • Admission to practice before the USPTO

  • Familiarity with Anaqua IP management database

  • Ability to conduct non-patent literature and public domain searches

Other computer proficiency:

  • Microsoft Office suite, especially Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Internet Web browser software (Internet Explorer) and Search Engines (Yahoo, Google, etc.)


  • Excellent organization, written, verbal and interpersonal skills

  • Strong ability to work well in a team environment

  • Process oriented

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage aggressive deadlines

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.