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Corporate Patent Counsel/ Group function (Tokyo)


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. 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.


Corporate Patent Counsel

Location: Tokyo

Report to: Head of Corporate Patent Japan

Team: 4 members

Direct report: 0


(Japanese follows English)


[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

Patent clearance

Pat. counsel works. Hold pat. lectures.  


[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 Japan local law and practice; 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, and resilience character preferred.



[Job Description]

旧Milipore、Sigma Aldrich、Versum 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。








[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


Recruiting contact: Fang Liu


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


Job Requisition ID:  222179
Location:  Tokyo
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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