Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your career… or your job title…it's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

This is an intellectual property (IP) attorney role that will support global business units on the development and deployment of IP strategy and initiatives. The role generally includes patent procurement, contract generation, IP risk mitigation and legal counseling. Must engage with Senior Staff and other business leadership to identify IP opportunities and resolve issues or claims involving IP. Willing to engage with all aspects of the IP role (for patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) and to dynamically balance among competing priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively partner with business stakeholders in the setting of business goals
  • Set IP strategy in furtherance of business goals
  • Oversee and execute patent generation; inclusive of driving strategy, engaging outside counsel, and managing the patent application process
  • Serve as Lead Counsel for specialized contracts with heightened IP requirements
  • Support Internal Commercial Counsel on complex IP aspects of their deals, such as licensing terms and data ownership
  • Guide Engineering and Technical teams on third party IP risks during product development
  • Provide legal counsel generally on IP related topics and provide subject matter expertise

Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily)
  • Registered with the US Patent Bar and in good standing as an attorney with at least one State bar (Essential)
  • 7+ years' experience with broad and in-depth leadership experience in an intellectual property organization (Essential)
  • Experience in directing and overseeing IP asset procurement and management; and some background in IP-related contract work (Essential)
  • Both in-house counsel and law firm work experience (Preferred)
  • Global patent experience (Preferred)
  • Experience in a scientific, hi-tech or industrial setting (Preferred)
  • Transportation industry experience (Preferred)

Relocation assistance may be provided if eligibility requirements are met.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.