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IP Specialist

Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering

Squamish, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Grow your career. Be the difference. Leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures CO₂ directly from air is challenging and exhilarating. As a member of the CE team, you’ll be surrounded by smart, adventurous, curious people committed to progressing our Direct Air Capture (DAC) and AIR TO FUELS TM technologies. We’re a diverse team of innovators hailing from around the world with a shared vision, purpose, and commitment to deliver large scale climate change solutions. Our headquarters is in Squamish, B.C., and our presence is expanding in many other markets around the world as we commercialize our technologies

Our culture combines our heritage as a small company with our ambitious goals. We have a passion for what we do and believe our work will have a true and lasting impact on the world. Many of our employees are drawn to CE because of the direct connection between the game-changing work we do and their own personal values.

At our core, Carbon Engineering values integrity, growth, excellence in execution, and fun. This is an environment where people matter, and contributions are noticed. Our employees work hard and are given the opportunity to learn and grow from mistakes. Diversity is embraced, and we value an inclusive work environment where every employee has an equal opportunity to be heard. We work in a dynamic environment and thrive on tackling rewarding and complex problems as a team.

Position Scope

You are an Engineer. Reporting to the Director, IP, the IP Specialist contributes to the development and support of CE’s intellectual property portfolio. You will contribute to developing the IP strategy as CE’s business grows and expands.

You are the inventor interface for the development of invention disclosure forms (IDFs) and patent applications, you contribute to drafting and prosecution activities, and provide IP awareness and support of all IP activities within CE. You will research, analyze and present IP landscape or related technical results to internal Senior Management and/or external parties and partner with the Legal, Technical, Commercial and Business Development teams to prepare technical reports for CE’s IP development and licensing requirements. These IP activities include, IP training seminars and contractual support for non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and licensing activities.

This position requires the candidate to be onsite at our Innovation Centre based in Squamish, BC at least three days per week. There is flexibility to WFH two days per week based on business needs. CE offers a flexible work schedule to promote a work-life balance.


You will be part of an experienced & talented IP team, supporting the Director, IP with:

  • Main interface with inventors for invention disclosure activities
  • Managing intellectual property assets
  • Corresponding with external IP counsel on patent & trademark matters
  • Review of IP sensitive disclosure material
  • Updating, execution of IP Protocols and training
  • Review of IP provisions within various contracts/agreements
  • Technology and IP document control
  • Interdepartmental dissemination of technical info including TEA, IP analytics and technology licensing data
  • Project Management of internal and external projects relating to the above technical fields
  • Supporting Legal and Technical teams with IP and Confidentiality provisions associated with NDAs, contracts, licensing and government funding activities


  • Technical Analysis, Writing and Presentations of:
    • Patents - including but not limited to drafting, and prosecution
    • Freedom to Operate activities
    • Patent Infringement and Validity activities
  • Creation and management of technical documentation for:
    • Patent Landscape Analysis
    • Techno Economic Analysis (TEA)
    • Technology licensing updates and reports
    • IDFs and patent applications
    • Due diligence activities

Education and Experience


  • BASc/BEng degree in Engineering or Equivalent


  • 5 to 7 year’s work experience
  • Expertise in claims drafting and patent strategies
  • Experience in technology licensing
  • Ability to distill complex problems into simple solutions
  • Experience working directly with inventors to distill inventions into patent applications
  • Ability to collaborate in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team environment; including the ability to effectively communicate and navigate through the interfaces between technical, business, legal and administrative teams

Key Competencies

  • Experience and comfort working in a fast paced commercial and/or R&D environment.
  • Desire to learn and apply engineering knowledge.
  • High level of independence and self-motivation – ability to come to the table ready with solutions.
  • Passionate about innovation and its application to addressing climate change.
  • Thrive on doing things that have not been done before (explorer mindset) and tackling challenging problems.

Offers and Benefits

Carbon Engineering offers a competitive compensation package including extended health benefits. Base Salary for an Intermediate level role is $93,330 to $122,000 with additional bonus pay.

Our location in the outdoor recreation hub of Squamish gives you access to world class skiing, mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and other outdoor activities within minutes of the office, while in close proximity to Vancouver, one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse cities in Canada.

Joining Carbon Engineering provides you more than a career – it’s a calling for those who are ready to make a difference in climate action. We provide hope.

Carbon Engineering is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.