IP Counsel (U.S. Attorney) – Large Corporation – Crawley (near London), United Kingdom

Edwards Edwards - Vacuum Pumps & Abatement Technologyis a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, abatement systems and related value-added services. These are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells; are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications, steel and other metallurgy, pharmaceutical and chemical; and for both scientific instruments and a wide range of R&D applications. We are seeking a Intellectual Property Counsel (US Attorney) - Physics/Engineering/Chemical Engineering.

This is a unique opportunity to work in-house for an innovation focused company that is the global leader in its field.

The Role – the Candidate will:
• Be a talented US qualified attorney. This role is based in the UK to support our engineering and commercial projects.
• Take responsibility to support Edwards research and development of innovative vacuum and abatement technologies.
• Provide IP support for development teams and research project teams across several technical areas and from conception to production.
• Provide IP counselling and education.
• Advise internal clients about securing appropriate US IP protection and preparing and filing patent applications.
• Ensure that patentable inventions are recognised and protected.
• Draft, file and prosecute US patent applications and manage global outside counsel to support portfolio activities.
• Assist in IP agreement work.
• Carry out Freedom to Operate analysis.
• Advise and manage contentious issues such as Infringement & Validity and Oppositions/ Appeals.
• Closing date for applications is Monday 26th August 2013.

The Candidate will:
• Possess an excellent first degree in a relevant physics, engineering or chemical engineering science discipline. A PhD would be advantageous.
• Be a qualified US Patent Attorney with proven success working ‘in-house’.
• Be highly motivated and proactive with the drive and determination to assist in the development of Edwards patent portfolios and IP assets.
• Have excellent 'client facing' skills.
• Be confident, motivated and enthusiastic.

Contact:
Please contact Marlow IP Recruitment Ltd on either +44 (0)1423 522838 or +44 (0)203 0512123 or alternatively email your CV to Graham Marlow, Managing Director or Sophie Caygill, Head of Research quoting reference number 1981; graham@marlowiprecruit.com or sophie@marlowiprecruit.com

All third party applications will be forwarded to Marlow IP Recruitment for assessment.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Crawley (near London), United Kingdom

With 3200 employees located in over 30 countries and dedicated to providing innovative vacuum technologies at the highest levels of service to their customers around the world; Intellectual Property (IP) is highly valued as a key component in ‘adding commercial value’. With two global teams – one focusing on the semiconductor industry and the other on the many general vacuum industries, Edwards is built around its customers.

Edwards has a substantial patent portfolio, spanning all aspects of vacuum science and abatement. It is a measure of the success of their on-going multi-million dollar investment in R&D that Edwards currently holds more than 1,700 live patent cases related to vacuum and abatement technologies and the portfolio is growing. These technologies require IP support and advice to ensure that Edwards achieves their commercial goals and objectives. As an IP Counsel you will be entrusted to 'make a difference'.

Patent Litigation Counsel (In-House) – Large Corporation – Southern Germany

Our client is one of the leading global players in the pharmaceutical industry and develops, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of products, including world-famous brands. Our client's continued success is based on the company’s innovative culture and high standards.

We are seeking a US patent attorney to manage the company’s patent litigation cases, with a focus on the US market.

The Candidate:
The candidate will have a minimum of 4 years of experience in a law firm or corporate law department managing complex intellectual property litigation matters. In addition, the candidate will be commercially-oriented and have the ability to communicate across multiple stakeholders.

A J.D. from an accredited US law school and a license to practice in at least one state.

At least a Bachelors in Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry or similar discipline.

An energetic, self-starting personality with a strong executive presence, including strong communication skills and excellent organizational skills.

Requisite flexibility to work in a multicultural environment.

Ideally have a connection to Germany via family, former study, or language ability.

This role is your opportunity to enjoy working in a creative and dynamic environment for one of Europe’s most successful companies. Further, the candidate will work in a region that is continuously ranked as having one of the highest quality of life worldwide.

Lastly, due to recent immigration reforms, accompanying spouses will likely have free access to the German labour market, including the possibility of self-employment.

Contact:
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample (no more than 10 pages, please), and law school transcript to: careers@swob-online.de.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Southern Germany

Patent Engineer Manager – Other – Cheseaux, Switzerland

Kudelski Group - Nagravision Kudelski Group - Nagravisionis seeking a Patent Engineer Manager to work in its Cheseaux, Switzerland offices. This position reports to the VP and Chief Patent Counsel.

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for one or more Group Patent Committees, including: managing the entire invention life cycle (disclosure to patent application to patent to valorization) for selected portfolios, educating and working with Group inventors and R&D leaders worldwide to encourage an environment of innovation and active participation in the patent process, and operating within an approved annual budget.
• Collaborate closely with the internal team of patent professionals and outside prosecution counsel throughout the world, cultivating relationships as appropriate.
• Support Group IP initiatives and specific projects as assigned, including freedom to operate studies, litigation and oppositions / re-exams, patent purchasing, joint R&D operations, IP aspects of agreements, market analysis and licensing.
• Develop and run focused invention sessions to fully capture the inventiveness of the Group, applying analysis of future technology trends to increase overall patent asset values.

Skills and Profile:
• MS or PhD in Computer Science/Engineering, Systems or Electrical Engineering or Physics (or equivalent) and at least 2+ years commercial / technical experience. Excellent academic record and involvement in IP-related or project management-related activities required.
• At least one year of patent procurement experience preferred, although related commercial alliance, M&A, or R&D collaboration also desirable. Experience in patent / product licensing or litigation in a law firm or corporate IP/legal department a plus, as is financial and market analysis experience.
• Strong communicator and manager with a track record of delivering successful implementation of projects on time and on budget.
• Professional demeanor, highly focused attention to detail, demonstrated integrity and commitment to success will characterize the successful candidate. Must be decisive, able to exercise independent judgment and assimilate information quickly, and able and willing to learn and improve patent portfolio management processes.
• Bilingual in French-English preferred; fluent English essential, a working knowledge of French is helpful but not required.
• Must be eligible (or able to quickly become eligible) to practice before either the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or the European Patent Office. Admission to practice before the EPO or USPTO a plus.

Additional Skills in the Preferred Candidate:
• Prior work experience at the USPTO or EPO.
• Information security or video signal processing experience, preferably in connection with both commercial and consumer systems.
• Directly related work experience in the digital media industry.
• A track record of successful research accomplishments, published papers, and/or patent applications.
• Significant management experience in demanding business environments in which IP plays a significant role.

Contact:
Apply by emailing us at: careers@nagra.com.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Other
Job Location: Cheseaux, Switzerland

About the Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group is the world’s leading supplier of integrated conditional access, content protection and rights management solutions designed for television operators and content providers. The company offers DTV operators secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. Its services and content protection technologies are used by 120 pay-TV operators, securing content delivered to over 150 million active devices worldwide. Kudelski also has business interests in ski resort, parking and stadium physical access and security.

Technical Expert/Patent Agent Trainee – Law Firm – Munich, Germany

The Viering, Jentschura & Partner German firm Viering, Jentschura & Partner is seeking recent physics/engineering graduates with interest in and/or experience in intellectual property law for a position as trainees in our main offices in Munich, Germany.

Candidates with electrical engineering or physics backgrounds are preferred, but candidates with other engineering backgrounds will also be considered. Candidates must possess a degree in physics or engineering (Master's, Doctorate, or equivalent scientific or technical work experience preferred), have strong writing skills in English, and be eligible to be licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. In particular, candidates must possess the requisite scientific/technical background to take the USPTO Agent’s Exam.

U.S. citizenship is required, as candidates will need to be able to obtain/keep their registration to practice before the USPTO while living abroad. No German language skills are required, but candidates must be prepared to learn enough German to function in society and to meet requirements for a long-term residence visa.

Successful candidates will work in a small U.S. team within the firm's Physics and Electronics department to assist attorneys with preparing and prosecuting our clients’ U.S.-style patent applications and with coordinating their world-wide patent prosecution activities.

Compensation will depend on education/experience. Our German offices strive to provide a pleasant working environment and good work/life balance.

Contact:
Apply by contacting the firm directly at vjp-mu@vjp.de.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Munich, Germany

Lawyer – Small Corporation – Berlin, Germany

For its headquarters in Berlin, Sigram Schindler Beteiligungsgesellschaft, a holding and majority shareholder of TELES AG, a dynamic corporate group in the telecommunications growth market, is looking for a fully qualified Lawyer.

Your tasks:
• To support the company in the defense of its intellectual property rights against those of third parties in domestic and international patent disputes
• To coordinate and collaborate with litigators retained domestically and abroad
• To manage patent examination proceedings with patent offices in close coordination with the inventors and patent lawyers retained domestically and abroad

Your profile:
• A competitive J.D. or LL.M. degree and an outstanding bar-exam in an Anglo-American legal system
• At least two years of experience in a legal practice or in the legal department of an internationally aligned company
• A broad knowledge of patent and IP law
• Detailed knowledge of and experience with the characteristics of international and US patent systems, especially experience with US patent litigation
• Good communication and presentation skills
• A high level of motivation and flexibility and a willingness to travel, as well as an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
• Fluent in spoken and written English

We guarantee challenging work with a dynamic company in which decisions are made efficiently and promptly. As part of an international and highly motivated team, you will receive a salary commensurate with your performance and the opportunity to further your studies if you wish.
Your place of work will be Berlin/Germany.

Contact:
Please send your CV and motivation letter, including references, your earliest start date and salary expectations, to Rosemarie Riedel: jobs@teles.de. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sigram Schindler Beteiligungsgesellschaft
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 8, 10587 Berlin, Germany, www.teles.de

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Berlin, Germany

Patent Agent – Large Corporation – Salem, Va.

Novozymes Biologicals, Inc.  Novozymes Biologicals, Inc.is seeking an energetic, results-oriented Patent Agent to conduct various aspects of our intellectual property activities. The vast majority of the IP responsibilities are focused on patent preparation and prosecution; however, you will also provide guidance on intellectual property matters to our Industry Strategy Groups. This position affords the opportunity to foster strong collaborative working relationships with R&D staff in Salem and patent counsel in both the U.S. and Denmark.

Requirements:
B.S. in a technical discipline; Microbiology or Molecular Biology desired; M.S. strongly preferred.
Minimum 3 years experience in patent application preparation and prosecution; previous experience within Biotechnology highly desired.
Registered to practice before U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Ability to work independently and effectively manage multiple projects.
Willingness and ability to travel both domestically and internationally (10%).
Ability to work in the US without sponsorship.

Contact:
Interested applicants should apply by visiting this link: http://www.jobs.us.novozymes.com/fe/tpl_novozymes01.asp?newms=jj&id=34824.

In addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter with salary requirements and two writing samples. Novozymes is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Salem, Virginia

Novozymes is the world leader in bio-innovation.  We create tomorrow’s solutions by applying technology to nature, to the benefit of both our customers’ bottom line and the planet.  Novozymes serves a broad array of industries using enzymes, microorganisms, biopolymers, and biopharmaceutical ingredients.

With over 700 products in 130 countries, Novozymes’ bio-innovations improve industrial performance and safeguard the world’s resources because they represent superior and sustainable solutions for tomorrow’s ever-changing marketplace.