Corporate Patent Counsel

Posted 10 Oct 2018

Burlington, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 182609


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Your role : Within Patents/Life Science provide counseling and IP support to R&D teams and business managers. Represent

the company before the US PTO and manage representation in procedures at other patent offices such as the EPO and JPO.

Your activities include participation on international project teams, drafting patent applications and evaluating complex patent

landscapes and issues in the context of our development projects and businesses from a legal as well as an economic point of

view. Manage and prosecute an active and expanding global patent portfolio, participate in a regular patent committee

meetings, devise, implement and revise IP strategies for the IP portfolios and businesses. Provide IP advice on collaborations,

service and other such agreements and negotiate and draft licensing agreements. Monitor third party patent activity in your

area of responsibility.

Who you are :

Minimum of a Masters degree, preferably a Ph.D in Molecular Biology or BioChemistry

Registered member of at least 1 state Bar in good standing

Registered with the US Patent Office as a Patent Attorney for 3 - 7 years

3-7 years work experience as a Patent Attorney in a law firm or corporation

Experience in international patent law and ability to assess third party patents

Fluency in English required. Knowledge of other languages are an advantage

Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills required

Must be self-reliant, with sound decision making ability and an ability to effectively present and communicate abstract and

complicated issues

Strong attention to detail

Understanding of economic/business concepts

Able to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of time


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.


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