Major, Lindsey & Africa has been retained to handle a Managing IP Counsel search for GE Appliances. Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc., d/b/a “GE Appliances”, is a North American division of a global appliances division of a Chinese based, conglomerate, entitled, “Haier Group.” GE Appliances also operates manufacturing facilities in Decatur, Alabama and has wholly-owned subsidiaries in LaFayette, Georgia, and Selmer, Tennessee. In 2016, Haier Group acquired GE Appliances. Being a part of this large global organization provides GE Appliances with additional resources to continue to innovate and sell its products internationally. GE Appliances is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
The successful candidate will have will have a minimum ten (10) years of intellectual property experience, with a particular focus on patent procurement and prosecution (among other areas). Litigation, litigation support, and licensing experience are also desired. This position requires top law firm training; prior in-house experience is also preferred. Electrical engineering undergraduate / graduate degree desired; however, experience with mechanical and electrical/electro-mechanical products with a different technical degree is acceptable as well.
Please send a resume in Word format and cover letter to GEA-IPCounsel@mlaglobal.com for consideration. Please do not contact the company directly; resumes sent to the company will be routed back to MLA.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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