Patent Searcher/Analyst – Corporation – Wilmington, DE or Union Beach, NJ (hybrid)

It’s an exciting time to be part of IFF and we have an opportunity for an experienced, dynamic person to join the Intellectual Property/Knowledge Management (IPKM) group as a Patent Analyst/Searcher. The position requires a creative, inquisitive, and technologically adept individual who will work closely with R&D and legal teams to drive and support global Intellectual Property and Technology Platform development for research projects.


Conducting IP searches based on complex search strategies using various search engines for landscape analysis, prior art identification, FTO clearance, invalidity and providing a logical and complete search history
Leading the analysis of identified new technology and market opportunities and developing recommendations on those opportunities in collaboration with project teams

Integrating IP planning, strategy, and goals into the early stages of projects and ensuring that these plans stay relevant and are followed through until end of project
Creating a robust intellectual capital culture, ensuring teams are aware of IP strategy, positions, tools and their roles/responsibilities for creating, defending, and managing IP

Maintaining proficiency with commercial patent searching databases A passion for intellectual capital strategy

Job Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in one of the following areas: biotechnology, biological science, molecular biology, microbiology, human physiology, food chemistry, or biochemistry (Masters degree a plus)
  • 6 years of search experience in Biotechnology or Chemistry IP
  • Technical understanding of the invention disclosure and identification of search focus to develop a highly skilled search methodology
  • Ability to work independently, across multiple geographies, prioritize work/projects, and seamlessly pivot when necessary
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to detail
  • Good influencing and coaching skills to drive team alignment of goals and accountabilities to meet IP and business objectives
  • Commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Team player with highly organized time management and problem-solving skills to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, OneNote, OneDrive
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

This position can have a flexible schedule, working onsite occasionally at either our Wilmington, DE or Union Beach, NJ locations.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Wilmington, DE or Union Beach, NJ (hybrid)