Corporate Patent Counsel / Enabling Functions (Tokyo)

Posted 14 Nov 2023

Tokyo, Tokyo - Japan

Req Id 269015

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 [Job Description]

MiliporeSigma AldrichVersum Materialsのビジネスを含むメルクグループの一員としてメルクジャパンで工業化学品の分野を担当します。









[Candidate profile]






言語:①日本語ネーティブレベル;英語ビジネスレベル(口語コミュニケーション:Conversational level以上;文書コミュニケーション:Business level以上)。もしくは、②日本語コミュニケーションレベル;英語(口語、文書ともに)ビジネスレベル以上。

好ましい特性: 責任感、誠実、粘り強さ、向上心、コミュニケーション力


[Job Description]
The role will handle Industrial Chemical field of our product in Japan, as one member of the  global company including previous Millipore, Sigma Aldrich, Versum Materials's business.
Mainly supporting internal R&D customers in Japan. There are chances to communicate with internal global customers.
Prosecution: Draft patent application. Response to Patent office actions.
Manage pat. portfolio
Pat. counsel works. Hold pat. lectures.
Patent clearance
Disputes, contracts  
[Candidate profile]
Pat. practitioner.
Experience of drafting patent claims, handling response to Patent office action. It is preferable to have experiences of full insourcing.
Patent knowledge: Patent law and practice, at least relevant knowledge of Japan local law and work experience required; preferably experienced in global patent prosecution
Technical knowledge: Organic and/or Inorganic chemistry.
Language: ①Native level in Japanese and Business above in English in write and read, conversational above in verbal commutation. ②Or Business level above in English including verbal and Conversational level in Japanese.
Candidate with strong sense of responsibility, transparency, resilience character preferred, ambition, and communication skills 



Recruiting Contact: Maiko Yamasue




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