Eaton Careers

Patent Engineer

Pune, India


Job Description

Primary Function-  

We are looking for a Patent Engineer to join the Intellectual Property (IP) team of Eaton supporting Eaton’s businesses in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). As a Patent Engineer, your primary role will be to support our Patent Attorneys regarding handling and evaluating invention disclosures, patent prosecution, and patent assessment. You will interact not only with other team members in the IP team but also cross-functionally with engineers, business stakeholders (i.e. decision makers across the EMEA region), as well as outside counsels.


This position will be located at Eaton Corporate Office in Pune (India) and will report to the Chief Counsel (India) based in the same location and functionally to a qualified Patent Attorney based in Europe.


Essential Function-

  • Support inventors to prepare invention disclosures

  • Interface with engineers across different business units to gather technical information related to  invention disclosures

  • Assist our Patent Attorneys in assessing the patentability of inventions

  • Prepare and conduct meetings with business stakeholders and decision makers to obtain portfolio related decisions

  • Instruct outside counsels

  • Support the preparation and prosecution of patent applications by gathering input from the inventors

  • Inform engineers and inventors on the patenting process, including the status of their invention disclosures

  • Conduct and/or coordinate various patent searches (such as patentability, freedom to operate and patent invalidity) using open and specialized patent as well as non-patent literature databases

  • Study patent publications and communicate patented technologies/concepts in an easy-to-understand format to business and stakeholder to drive informed decisions

  • Support the patent to product mapping process

  • Participate in the ongoing efforts to enhance departmental performance


  • B.E./B.Tech in mechanical, aerospace or comparable technical field with 7-10 years’ experience as a R&D engineer or M.Tech in mechanical, aerospace or comparable technical field with 2-3 years’ experience as a R&D engineer,
  • Technically sound to quickly understand a broad range of technologies, especially technologies related to vehicle, aerospace, and hydraulics
  • Experience in and/or practical understanding of patent law and patent prosecution around the world, viz. searching for and analysing technical aspects of patent and patent-related documents
  • Experience of working in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is must
  • Fluency in both written and spoken German will be a big advantage

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Legal

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 063676