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Invention Harvester Trainee (100% WFH)

Schweiger & Partners is looking for an Invention Harvester Trainee.

We are a team of self-starter people that think alike. Think “Premier League”. Is being part of such a motivated team a goal that is worth pursuing for you? If yes, then continue reading.

Who are we looking for

Are you ready to turn initial ideas into reality, influencing the future of innovation? Your main tools will be paper, pen, computer, and the vast expanse of the internet. Your responsibility is to connect an inventor’s vision with tangible innovation, going beyond their expressed ideas to uncover hidden possibilities.

In this active role, you will learn how to gather information and draw out insights that the inventor may not be aware of. You will also learn to translate concepts onto paper and navigate the complex world of invention which will be crucial in turning early-stage ideas and groundbreaking solutions into patent applications. If you enjoy uncovering extraordinary possibilities in ordinary things, this role as an invention harvester trainee is ready for your unique contribution.

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as an invention harvester trainee. This role is ideal for someone looking to develop a career in intellectual property and invention management. As an invention harvester trainee, you will receive comprehensive training to equip you with the skills necessary to identify, document, and assist in the protection of innovative ideas and inventions.

Job Description

Your main job is to help inventors communicate about their inventions. If they cannot explain their ideas well, you will fill in the gaps. And if someone can only draw, you will turn their pictures into clear and detailed explanations. This role needs you to understand different ways people communicate and capture the main idea of inventions, even when it is hard for the inventors to explain.


Technical Aptitude:
  • Basic understanding of engineering principles, technology, and science.
  • Willingness to learn about different fields of technology and their applications.
  • Ability to focus on detailed aspects of an invention or a technical process.
  • Skill in noticing subtle differences in technical documents and drawings.
  Analytical Skills: 
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and logical thinking.
  • Capacity to analyze and synthesize complex information.
  • Able to discern between important and unimportant information.
Communication Skills: 
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to explain technical concepts in a clear and understandable manner.
  Computer Literacy: 
  • Familiarity with computer-aided design (CAD) software is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel.
  Research and Information Gathering: 
  • Skill in conducting thorough research and compiling comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to use various sources to gather technical information.
  Creativity and Innovation: 
  • An aptitude for creative thinking and the ability to see potential applications of new technologies.
  • Interest in staying updated on emerging technologies and industry trends.
  Ethical Conduct and Confidentiality: 
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality in handling proprietary information.
  • Strong sense of integrity and professional ethics.
  • High school diploma or equivalent; further education in a technical field is advantageous.
  • No prior experience in invention harvesting required; training will be provided.
  • This trainee position is a unique opportunity to enter the exciting world of innovation and intellectual property. You will gain hands-on experience and develop a set of skills that are highly valued in the tech industry and beyond. If you are curious, motivated, and ready to learn, we encourage you to apply.

Growth Opportunity

  • Innovation Navigator: Charting the course of innovation for our clients, playing a crucial role in their long-term success.
  • Patent Drafting Robot Operator: Utilizing technology to streamline the patent drafting process, ensuring efficiency and accuracy.
  • Freedom-to-Operate Facilitator: Assessing the landscape to ensure freedom to operate and avoid infringement issues.
  • Innovation Marketing Facilitator: Collaborating on strategies to market and promote innovative solutions.
  • Competitors Watch & Survey Mining Expert: Keeping abreast of industry trends and competitors, providing valuable insights for strategic decision-making.
  • IP Intelligence: the systematic gathering, analysis, and strategic utilization of information related to Intellectual Property (IP) assets.
  • Patent Attorney – European/German/Singapore

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