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Job Posting Title
Senior Patent Engineer
Summary
In-house senior patent engineer handling various aspects of the company's patent protection and clearance efforts. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop and manage the company's patent portfolio including capturing inventions, assisting in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, conducting patentability searches, conducting product clearance, and assisting with third party IP issues including supporting litigation, dispute resolution and licensing with respect to execution of the company's IP strategy.
This position is hands-on. The successful candidate will have detailed and extensive experience in patent matters and be comfortable working directly with and supporting various key departments including game design, engineering, product management, compliance, and sales on gaming-related patents.
What You'll Do• Conduct patentability searches• Conduct product clearance for patents• Support investigations of patent validity and infringement• Create patent landscape to support business objectives• Prepare regular reporting of detailed industrywide IP holdings and trends• Develop IP landscape and business overview reports for entry into new markets and product lines• Partner with technology teams to identify and capture design and development innovations for protection through the "invention disclosure program" (process to encourage innovation, track lab notes and ideas and convert this data to IP rights)• Managing patent portfolio related activities, including the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, both design and utility• Conduct patent research and provide patent analysis• Other tasks as assigned
What We're Looking For
  • Strong knowledge of patent related matters (utility and design) and processes required for consideration
  • A deep understanding of a wide variety of patent issues, and ability to provide practical recommendations and guidance to all levels of the organization
  • Meticulous attention to detail while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills - ability to handle multiple ongoing projects with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, business, negotiation and communication skills - you must be able to absorb complex issues and communicate these issues in a simple and understandable manner to business and technical associates
  • Strong investigative, analytical and research skills
  • Excellent business judgment with an ability to think strategically including translating risk analysis in support of business recommendations
  • Positive attitude, be comfortable taking initiative, embrace teamwork
  • Domestic travel required; mainly to satellite office(s) and gaming shows
  • Should have experience working in a heavily matrixed environment
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience in games, game design, system and network configuration and operation, electronics and software preferred
  • Knowledge of patent search tools preferred
  • Knowledge of CPi or similar docketing system preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years intellectual property experience in the technology sector, focused on patent prosecution or patent analytics, preferably at a gaming company working in a cooperative environment directly with business and technical associates
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other related discipline
  • Gaming, game design/development experience preferred
  • Strong academic credentials

Why Aristocrat?
Aristocrat is a world leader in gaming content and technology, and a top-tier publisher of free-to-play mobile games. We deliver great performance for our B2B customers and bring joy to the lives of the millions of people who love to play our casino and mobile games. And while we focus on fun, we never forget our responsibilities. We strive to lead the way in responsible gameplay, and to lift the bar in company governance, employee wellbeing and sustainability. We're a diverse business united by shared values and an inspiring mission to bring joy to life through the power of play.
We aim to create an environment where individual differences are valued, and all employees have the opportunity to realize their potential. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, cultural background, disability status or LGBTQ+ identity. We offer a range of flexible working options through all.flex, our flexible hybrid work model and invite you to have a conversation with us about flexible working. EEO M/F/D/V
  • World Leader in Gaming Entertainment
  • Robust benefits package
  • Global career opportunities

Our Values
  • All about the Player
  • Talent Unleashed
  • Collective Brilliance
  • Good Business Good Citizen

The US based roles may require registration with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and/or other gaming jurisdictions in which we operate.
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What are Aristocrat Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Aristocrat

What are some social events your company does?

The company has social events for all major holidays such our annual Christmas Party, Mardi gras, and Diwali where we get together as a group.

Chris Tisdale

Associate Architect

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m always most excited about the next one. With each new game we create we look to build upon previous success, implement learnings for new opportunities, and provide the player with a new or unique experience. It’s during this creation phase where we define the foundation of the game - the emotions we want players to feel while playing.

Kim Rogers

Director, Game Design – Studio 54

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been able to access internal mobility early in my employment, finding a new role that suit my skills and my career goals.

Shannon Leyden

Product Manager

What's something quirky about your company?

If I tell someone I work at Aristocrat, then I get a funny look and a “what’s that?”. If I say I work for the company that makes the Buffalo Game, then instantly everyone knows what I am talking about. I get comments of “Buffaallloo” or “ I love that game.” Or “Oh that’s my favorite”.  

Liz Orola

Quality Assurance Manager

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