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Corporate Patent Counsel

 

A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

 

Your Role:

As a Corporate Patent Counsel, you will deliver excellent work and superior service to the organization by providing highly efficient and effective intellectual property support and counseling as part of a growing international patent department.

 

Who you are: 

  • Reporting to the Head of Patents Performance Materials US, you will be responsible for:
    • Patent Preparation and Prosecution: The full range of patent preparation and prosecution duties, including preparing, prosecuting, maintaining, and enforcing intellectual property in the US and foreign jurisdictions.
    • Legal Counseling: Providing consultation to Research and Business partners in complex patent issues, including infringement and patentability.
    • Freedom to Operate: Ensuring freedom to operate for all new products and processes.
    • Technical Agreements: Assisting in the preparation of business-related agreements (CDAs, MTAs, JDAs and Licenses)
  • Your role, as part of the Company’s global patent function, utilizes harmonized systems and combines both local and global responsibilities.
  • You will exhibit a strong understanding of business needs, be able to work in cross-functional teams, and be capable of independently managing assigned portfolios.
  • This position can be located in Tempe, AZ or Carlsbad, CA. 

 

Minimum requirements:

  • BS or higher in Chemistry, Physics or a related discipline.
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • 5+ years of experience in Patent Preparation and Prosecution.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Background in integrated circuits and semiconductor industry preferred (e.g., polymer chemistry, lithography, resists, antireflective coatings, direct self-assembly, dielectric materials, deposition materials, electronic solders).
  • Strong communication skills, with proficiency in English. Ability to communicate in another language is helpful but not required.
  • Excellent Software and Systems skills and knowledge required (MS Word, Office365, Adobe Acrobat, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Practical knowledge of query building software.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Travel Requirements: Some travel (5-10%) including international.

 

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!

 

Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com


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 their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

Job Requisition ID:  214851
Location:  Tempe
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

Careers during Covid-19
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US Disclosure
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 their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.


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