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Intellectual Property Manager

Chicago, IL
March 04, 2019

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I am an analytically driven and problem-solving individual with more than 25 years of complex Intellectual Property expertise consisting of IP Operations Portfolio Management, Patent Data Analytics, Patent Searching and IP Docket Management. I am is very detail oriented and highly organized seeking a challenging opportunity which will engage me, utilize my unique IP skill set and allow me to acquire new abilities.

Software Skills

Proficient in Thomson IP Manager; CPI; Foundation IP; Anaqua; Pattsy; DIAM’s, IPfolio, Pro-Law; Invent it; IPDAS; iManage; Innography, IP Forecaster, Salesforce; Questel Orbit, Oracle, People Soft, SAP, Horizon, Jabber; Elite; Global IP Estimator; Safe keeper Plus; Tabs; SharePoint; First-to-File; Relativity; Concordance; CT Summation; Case Logistix; iCONECT; Crystal Reports; Carpe-Diem; Microsoft Lync; Office 365; Windows 10; Inspire; iconnex; Endeca; YouReveal; RSA Archer eGRC Solution; ProofPoint; Xceedium; Microsoft Forefront TMG; Solar winds; DB Protect Pro; RSA Tokens; McAfee DLP; Tenable Security Center; McAfee IDS; Palantir; Splunk; HP Tipping Point; Cisco Nexus Series; Symantec DLP; BlueCoat; RSA NetWitness; Juniper VGW; Lectora Enterprises; Outlook 2007-2010, Adobe Acrobat, ZApproved Z-Discovery Suite, SimpleLegal, Skype for Business 2016

Professional Experience

Global IP Legal Systems PMP Lenovo, Chicago, IL 08/2016 – Present

Act as conduit between internal portfolio managers, outside counsel and other third party vendors: frequently interface with vendors to ensure that they adhere to established prosecution processes and established data entry standards into our IP asset management software; identify issues and ensure satisfactory resolutions.

Lead the department’s transition to a new IP asset management software platform implementation, as well as its integration of processes and workflow of a recently-acquired patents team.

Process and follow up on departmental vendor invoices, wire payments and statements of account.

Coordinate portfolio review meetings: prepare agenda, assemble and distribute documents, and record meeting results.

Perform database queries and generate portfolio-related reports for use by portfolio managers, senior management and other areas within the business.

Effectively convert query results and reports into presentable documents, charts, tables and presentations.

Manage global IP portfolio legal systems by assuring that the Intellectual Property group of the law department has a stable computing environment, which incorporates Legal applications and effective end user support and training.

Perform best-in-class benchmarking by identifying all possible solutions, performing cost-benefit analyses, implementing new solutions and measuring results.

Manage the operational needs of the Intellectual Property practice group.

Assist in the development of practice group business plans, working closely with the IP Practice Group Leader.

Develop annual IP practice group budgets and track adherence to established budgets.

Work with the IP practice group to develop more efficient work processes for achieving client needs in patent and trademark prosecution and litigation.

Lead all Legal systems integrations and implementations as the project lead.

Intellectual Property Manager Neil Gerber Eisenberg, Chicago, IL 12/2015 – 08/2016

Identified opportunities to promote efficiency and implement improved practices.

Developed and maintain best practice procedures for the IP Practice Group by improving existing IP administrative processes and reviewing and enhancing key administrative functions; including file intake, foreign counsel docketing, electronic and paper correspondence workflow, and docket interfaces with the firm’s records management, litigation docket, accounting and IT departments.

Oversaw the management of projects within the IP Practice Group such as transfers into and out of the firm and electronic file conversions.

Developed and maintained consistent IP docket procedures, including overseeing software enhancements, upgrades and improved report functionality.

Supervised responsibilities of the IP Docket team, including training on updated firm established and approved IP docket procedures.

Manager, IP Operations AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, North Chicago, IL 08/2014 – 12/2015

Directed managed and supervise the day-to-day workflows of Global IP Operations staff.

Provided coaching advice on IP administrative issues.

Developed and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders including Operations, Legal, Finance, Accounting and Human Resources.

Managed the IP Operations team which consisted of responsibility for foreign filing, docketing, annuities, file maintenance and database administration. Developed and executed IP best practices in support of the Patent and Trademark department, compliant with Abbott policies, procedures and country law. Analyze business

Firm-wide Docket Manager Stoel Rives LLP, Salt Lake City, UT 08/2013 – 08/2014

Managed all incoming docket prosecution correspondence for patent, trademark and copyright for Domestic, Foreign & TTAB matters.

Served as end of the day docket clearance reconciler assuring that all items were in full filing compliance.

Implemented the firms IP docketing standard operating procedures.

Supervised, trained & mentored staff.

Attended attorney led practice patent review committee weekly/monthly meetings.

**Additional work experience provided upon request**


DeVry University, Columbus, OH – Electrical Engineering,


Project Management Professional (PMP)

Professional Memberships

Intellectual Property Administrators Group (IPAG)

Patent Information Users Group, Inc. (PIUG)

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