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BroanHartford, WI
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Company Description

Broan-NuTone company is a residential indoor air quality. The Company was started in 1932 headquartered in Hartford Wisconsin United States. It is a manufacturing industry leads in residential ventilation products customized climate and indoor quality service and solutions Range Hoods Bath Exhaust Ventilation Fans Central Vacuum Systems Doorbells and Balanced Ventilation/Fresh Air Systems. Broan manufacturing, marketing, and sales locations are situated with more than 2,500 employees engaging in the industry. The Locations are California, Ohio, Canada, Chile, China, and Mexico.Energy Star U.S Building council's leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes and the National Association of Home Builder's Model Green Home Building are the wide selection of products is offered by Broan that help meets the requirements of all three major green building programs. Broan provides a fast-paced innovative work environment with outstanding benefits Equal Opportunity Employer in this world-class organization.

Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the General Counsel, this role provides patent related legal support to the US and Canadian operations of a $600 million global manufacturing business. This includes managing patent prosecution, performing and managing FTO analyses, advising business on patent related legal issues, performing risk analyses, implementing policies and providing training.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage patent prosecution process from invention disclosure through issue.
  • Perform freedom-to-operate analyses, engaging and managing outside counsel when necessary.
  • Provide legal guidance to the Engineering and Marketing functions on patent related issues.
  • Act as patent SME and serve as a member of the NPD team.
  • Draft and negotiate patent related contracts and provisions.
  • Draft and implement legal processes and tools to increase efficiency and consistency in the NPD and clearance processes.
  • Develop proactive/preventative legal guidelines.
  • Develop and deliver training programs on patent related legal matters.
  • May assist the General Counsel in managing domestic patent related litigation.
  •  Job Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and a BS or MS in engineering.
  • Admitted to practice law in any US jurisdiction.
  • Seven years of experience as a patent attorney, some in-house legal experience preferred.
  • Direct experience participating in a corporate NPD processes.
  • Experience managing outside counsel.
  • Experience managing legal budgets.
  • Some exposure to international patent issues.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Understands business implications of decisions.
  • Aligns work with strategic goals and develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment and changes approach to best fit the situation. Able to manage through frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Ability to address difficult and contentious issues without acrimony.
  • The ability to persuasively support and articulate complex positions.
  • The ability to stand firm on critical positions, even in the face of opposition.
  • Rational, reasoned, fact-based approach to resolving conflict.
  • Creativity, persistence and resolve, particularly in the face of obstacles to accomplishing objectives.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Appropriate sense of urgency.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks, often within time constraints.
  • May require limited travel to company locations in Canada and the US.

    • Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.
    • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations.
    • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
    • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.


    • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
    • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


    • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
    • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Personnel and Human ResourcesKnowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
    • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.



    Company - Private




    926 W State St.Hartford, WI, 53027and others


    Heating Contractors



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