Intellectual Property Lead Engineer

Job Description

If you desire to be part of something special, to be part of a winning team, to be part of a fun team – winning is fun.  We are looking forward to a(n) Intellectual Property Lead Engineer - APAC Region in Eaton’s Electrical business, based in Shanghai, China.  In Eaton, making our work exciting, engaging, meaningful; ensuring safety, health, wellness; and being a model of inclusion & diversity are already embedded in who we are - it’s in our values, part of our vision, and our clearly defined aspirational goals.  This exciting role offers opportunity to:

  • Reviews and submits disclosure of PQ APAC range
  • Instructs and proofreads each patent application
  • Deals with prior art searching and analyzing
  • Works with agency and IP attorney to grant patent application

  • Works with IP attorney to do analyzing for IP infringement case

  • Do internal training for RD about IP knowledge and process

  • Provides the Technology/Competitive intelligence reports regularly

  • Builds up IP landscape studies for key programs
  • Organizes and leads PQ APAC PRC (Patent Review Council)


  • Bachelor’s or above degree in Electrical related or Mechanical related

  • Over 8 years intellectual property experience work with RD organization

  • Skillful English reading, writing and speaking
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative style
  • Strong ownership, work positively, will challenge difficulty

    Yes! Because you are the one we are looking for, we hope to hear from you now!


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: Engineering

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: PQD DPQD Distributed Power Quality Division

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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time