> Thu, 8 Oct 1998 17:46:54 -0400
>From: Joann Schwartz <[log in to unmask]>
>To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Position Open at Ford Motor Company
>Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 17:46:50 -0400
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>I am writing on behalf of Robert Schwarzwalder at Ford Motor Company. Ann
Zimmerman suggested that we contact you about placing the following
position announcement on the FEDLIB-L listserv. May I ask you to forward
the message below to the list? Thank you.
>Technical Information Specialist,
>Ford Motor Company
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>Ford Motor Company's Research Library & Information Services (RLIS) has a
opening for an Information Specialist in the area of Intellectual
Properties. This position will deliver and coordinate intellectual property
services from the Research Library. Acting as a resource for Ford's U.S.
and German research organizations, he or she will:
>1) Conduct searches and analyses of global patents, patent applications,
and other literatures to be used in support of Ford's patentability (prior
art), infringement (litigation), and competitive intelligence efforts;
>2) Act as liaison between Ford Research and Legal communities to support
the Company's patent application process and to provide Research
administration with information of the status of patent applications;
>3) Work with Research staff to develop data visualization tools for using
the patent literature as a research planning and competitive intelligence
>4) Participate as a team member in other services and projects of the
RLIS group of libraries in support of Research and Ford Motor Company.
>The successful applicant must:
>1) have at least 2 years of experience in performing in-depth patent
>2) have a degree in information science or an equivalent degree;
>3) be able to demonstrate an understanding of engineering (esp.
Mechanical) through an academic degree or relevant work experience;
>4) display a in-depth understanding of U.S., Japanese, European and WPO
patents and patent processes;
>5) display excellent communication (verbal and written) skills;
>6) be well versed in using common microcomputer software packages; and
>7) have a documented work history as a productive person who supports a
>While not required, experience with web page design and fluency in
Japanese or German is desirable.
>Located in Dearborn, Michigan, RLIS serves Ford's global community through
a combination of advanced information technology and traditional
information services. Identified as a cutting edge information center, RLIS
is profiled in Online magazine's September/October issue. Ford Motor
Company is a major manufacturer of motor vehicles and the world's second
largest corporation. We are looking for a person with creativity and drive
who can help us expand existing IP services and create new ones.
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the names and
telephone numbers of three references. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled.
>Inquiries can be sent to:
> Bob Schwarzwalder
> Ford Motor Company
> MD 1153, Scientific Research Laboratories
> Dearborn, MI 48121
> Fax: 313/323-7936
> Voice: 313/323-2789 (leave message as to when I can return your call)
> Email: [log in to unmask]
>By choice, Ford Motor Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.