Patent Attorney – Large Corporation – Middlebury, Conn.

LANXESS is seeking a Patent Attorney to work in its Middlebury, Connecticut offices.


  • Work with assigned business units to identify inventions and draft patent applications covering such inventions for LANXESS Solutions US Inc. and its affiliates.
  • Prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for LANXESS Solutions US Inc. and its affiliates.
  • Manage a global patent portfolio based on a patent strategy developed with the assigned business units, including overseeing outside counsel’s prosecution of foreign filed patent applications.
  • Provide counseling on legal issues relating to the enforcement of LANXESS' intellectual property rights and compliance with third parties’ intellectual property rights, including Freedom to Operate opinions.
  • Negotiate, draft and review IP related agreements, including confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements, and joint development agreements.
  • Assist in the selection and management of outside counsel in the prosecution/defense of various IP legal issues, including freedom to operate and infringement opinions.
  • Interpret court decisions, conduct legal research, have knowledge of statutes and governmental regulations to provide legal advice on current and pending IP legal developments.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of business and operational goals and objectives of the assigned areas.


  • Juris Doctorate
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science
  • License to practice law in at least one state (including a CT House License where appropriate)
  • Admission to practice before the USPTO
  • 3-5 years of experience in Patent Law, in-house experience preferred
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Middlebury, Connecticut