IP Engineer - Windfarm and Turbine Control Technology
GE Renewable Energy
Bengaluru 560066, Karnataka, India
1d ago


Job Description Summary

The IP Engineer for windfarm and turbine control technology will find and act on new patent literature to enable new developments related to the control of individual wind turbines and their interactions in a wind farm and promotes inventions.

Job Description

As IP Engineer for windfarm and turbine control technology, you will monitor the new published patent literature. Together with the experts in the engineering teams and with business’ IP Counsel you will collaborate on the most up to date technology to ensure freedom to practice.

This includes support and encouragement to teams to create new inventions for the shaping of a world-class patent portfolio.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Contact person for engineering, management and IP counsel concerning various IP topics related to individual turbine control and to windfarm control technology.
  • Perform IP clearance programs on assigned technical developments (NPI / NTI / DTO / RCA) and ensure freedom to operate, in cooperation with a global team and IP counsel
  • Monitor industries’ patent applications with focus on Wind Turbine technology, especially on individual control of wind turbines and on windfarm control technology.
  • Classify and distribute the relevant publications to engineering teams, track patents of potential concern. Use patent search tools and databases, like DerwentInnovation, USPTO PAIR, Espacenet, Anaqua, etc

  • Initiate oppositions on identified patents of interest with searches for published and specific prior art, in close cooperation with technical experts and IP counsel.
  • Support internal or external attorneys with technical and business information for preparation of opposition filings and proceedings

  • Train engineering teams on IP rights (patents) and support inventors on creation of new and valuable inventions (IDF), support and guide them during the patent preparation and filing process
  • Be an active and influencing member / host of Patent Evaluation Board to assess new disclosed inventions and provide filing recommendations.
  • Track and update metrics on IDF status for assigned cases until final decision is made

  • Plan and execute IP landscaping, enable competitor IP awareness in technical teams and reveal white space uncovered with IP for own IP generation
  • Recognize, prioritize and support potential competitor infringements of GE patents
  • Qualifications / Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in electrical engineering, physics or equivalent
  • Relevant working experience on machinery control strategies / power conversion / grid integration / power electronics, with preference in wind turbine system-related projects, issues and / or technologies
  • Registered Patent Agent or minimum 3 years work experience in an engineering organization or patent department as IP engineer or equivalent with proven experience in IP clearance, patent literature search, inventions
  • Affinity to verbal explanation of technical matters. Very good text comprehension skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English language.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional and global environment
  • Conscientious and organized workstyle, motivating and tactful
  • Desired Characteristics

  • Knowledge about Wind Turbine design and control theory, measurement technology, electrical systems, grid integration of renewable energy systems, dynamic mechanical / electrical interactions of wind turbines in a wind farm, grid codes for the connection of renewable energy into an electrical network
  • Successful work experience in a global team (India, China, USA, Germany, Spain, ...)
  • Effective communication verbally and in writing, respect to different cultures.
  • Commitment to timely deliverables without compromising quality, continuous improvement mindset
  • About Us

    GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    Disclosure of your Gender or Sexual orientation is completely Voluntary and not mandatory.

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    Relocation Assistance Provided : Yes

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