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Responsibilities of the Patent Coordinator

The responsibilities of the patent coordinator can include:

  • Liaison with the outside IP counsel regarding administrative matters.
  • Presenting substantive incidents to the patent manager for decision and response.
  • Tracking deadlines with respect to the patent procurement program.
  • Coordinating internal and external events (e.g., meetings and presentations) pertaining to the patent process.
  • Taking the minutes at patent committee meetings, documenting action items arising from these meetings, and following up on the action items.
  • Administering any patent incentive program
  • Administering any patent recognition program
  • Coordinating decisions on payment of patent annuity or maintenance fees
  • Assuring the maintenance of the portfolio management database
  • Foreign filing decisions
  • Maintenance decisions
  • Review invention disclosures