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
To apply, please visit this link: https://careers-chemtura.icims.com/jobs/1321/patent-attorney/job?hub=11&mobile=false&width=1217&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. Please include your resume when applying.
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Middlebury, Connecticut