Role details

Senior IP Attorney

Schaffhausen, Switzerland   •  Permanent

About Our Client

Our client is a global leading speciality chemical company with European headquarters based in Schaffhausen.

Job Description

  • Prepare and prosecute patent applications
  • Assess patentability and defensibility of prospective intellectual property (IP)
  • Manage disputes and litigation concerning IP
  • Support M&A/due diligence activities; work with Company's business development group to assess potential M&A targets
  • Support Company's research and development stage-gate process and new product development
  • Draft agreements related to IP such as secrecy agreements, licenses and joint development agreements
  • Manage quarterly patent maintenance decisions globally
  • Prepare and prosecute new trademark applications globally; manage trademark renewals, watches and oppositions globally (including domain names)
  • Develop global IP strategies
  • Develop guidelines and practices to assist in compliance
  • Train personnel in IP legal issues and best practices
  • Audit activities for compliance with IP Policy
  • Supervise work performed by outside counsel; process/reconcile invoices for attorney approval/signature

The Successful Applicant

  • Law degree; attorney in good standing
  • Degree in chemistry or chemical engineering desired
  • Registered to practice before the European Patent Office and/or US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Working knowledge of patent docket database
  • Five or more years of law firm and/or in-house IP practice providing counsel to global business; major law firm
  • experience a plus
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; experience in leading teams
  • Excellent breadth of knowledge and legal experience in U.S. and global IP law practices
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and networking skills
  • Very good oral and written communication skills

What's on Offer

Competitive package.

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