Patent Counsel

Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Shelton, CT, US, 06484-4300

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Posting Address

Shelton, CT

Job Overview

The Patent Counsel position, based in Shelton, CT, will report to the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and will support the intellectual property function with a primary focus on the patent portfolio. We are seeking a self-motivated individual with initiative and strong attention to detail who is highly organized and can multi-task competing priorities. This individual must be an ethical and compliance-oriented team player who can work with legal and business partners at all levels across the Hubbell enterprise.

A Day In The Life

  • Assist in patent portfolio management including managing patent committee portfolio review meetings and building portfolios for a diverse group of business units.
  • Solicit invention disclosures to support portfolio development for several engineering departments.
  • Manage outside counsel through the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.
  • Conduct product clearance searches and prepare analysis and manage and review outside counsel product clearance searches and analysis.
  • Conduct analysis relating to potential infringements of company patents.
  • Assist in managing the patent portfolio lifecycle including facilitating maintenance decisions.
  • Facilitate obtaining outside counsel opinions as needed.
  • Conduct mergers and acquisition IP due diligence as needed. 
  • Assist in managing several patent portfolio functions including the patent incentive program and the patent marking program.
  • Preparation of patent applications and prosecution depending on experience and resource allocation.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws.

What will help you thrive in this role?


  • J.D. degree and membership in good standing in one state bar is required.
  • Connecticut bar or ability to obtain Connecticut in-house counsel certification required
  • Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office required
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in electrical or mechanical engineering preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the area of patent law.
  • Effective communicator, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, coworkers, and colleagues.
  • Ability to work autonomously, issue spot and provide incisive, practical and business-focused advice and counsel. 
  • Strong project management experience and problem-solving skills with the ability to lead a project from initiation to completion and the ability to balance strategic and tactical issues.
  • Good judgment, a high level of professional integrity, discretion, and tact.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior in-house experience a plus.
  • Experience with PATTSY, Innography, and/or CPA/MDC Annuity Service a plus.
  • Experience or interest in trade secret, copyright and/or trademark counseling a plus.
  • Experience in managing intellectual property litigation a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Power BI, PowerPoint and Excel a plus. 

Hubbell Incorporated


Hubbell creates critical infrastructure solutions that power our customers, communities, people and the planet. Our company is strategically aligned around enabling grid modernization and electrification. As more products plug in to an aging grid, Hubbell solutions enable the transition to a more reliable, resilient and efficient energy infrastructure. Founded in 1888 our innovation has made us a leading global manufacturer of high quality electrical and utility solutions enabling customers to operate critical infrastructure reliably and efficiently.


The company operates in two segments. Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) enable the grid to conduct, communicate and control energy across utility applications and Hubbell Electrical Solutions (HES) are essential to managing power across a wide range of industries and applications. Our vertical market solutions can be applied to markets including Data Centers, Renewables, Commercial Buildings, Industrial, Telecom and Transportation. Supporting both of our business segments is our corporate and Hubbell Unified Business Solutions teams that provide consistent process, tools technologies across our businesses.


We are committed to operating sustainably and ethically while promoting an inclusive and supportive culture for our people to grow and develop in their careers. Our employees proudly work and serve our communities from our headquarters in Shelton, CT, across the United States and around the globe.


Hubbell Unified Business Solutions 


Hubbell Unified Business Services (HUBS) provides corporate shared services to support all businesses across the enterprise. Functional areas include Engineering, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Legal, IT, Human Resources, Payroll, Environmental Health & Safety, and Compliance. HUBS employees are located around the world.


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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