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Patent Counsel - Solvay Materials Division

Company: Solvay (FR)
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Important EEO information related to opening in the US Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.--Click on the links to read "The EEO is the Law" poster and the "EEO is the Law" poster Supplement .-- Job Overview and Responsibilities The Patent Counsel position is part of Solvay's Intellectual Asset Management ("IAM ") team and supports Solvay's Materials division in all global, patent-related matters that are strategically critical to selected businesses and product lines. The Patent Counsel is a critical role that is responsible for contributing to the creation of Solvay's competitive advantage in a quickly growing and highly competitive industry. The position reports to the US Operations Manager and is based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The possibility of full time remote working from a location outside of Georgia will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. As part of the IAM team dedicated to supporting Solvay's Materials division, the Patent Counsel will work in a highly integrated team of global patent practitioners who are all dedicated to delivering individual and collective, top-tier patent related support, to each other as well as to the businesses. Solvay's Material division is a global leader in the research and development, manufacturing and commercialization of high performance polymers, through its Specialty Polymers entities, and advanced composite materials, through its Cytec entities. The Patent Counsel persistently partners, challenges and counsels relevant technical and business stakeholders on opportunities to protect their technological advancements, as well as to identify, assess and mitigate patent related risks associated with current and prospective business opportunities.. The Patent Counsel also strategically develops and manages a worldwide patent portfolio to meet Solvay's business goals. This position offers the Patent Counsel the possibility to continuously deepen the effectiveness of her/his legal problem solving abilities by working with a global community of scientists, business managers and fellow legal colleagues to provide best-in-class patent-related solutions to complex business issues. More specifically, the Patent Counsel's main job responsibilities are: --- Developing, in conjunction with technical and business stakeholders, patenting strategies in her/his domain of responsibility --- Drafting, filing, and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications --- Managing outside counsel in prosecution of selected, non-US patent applications --- Drafting and presenting to technical and business stakeholders, freedom-to-operate, invalidity and other patent-based opinions --- Managing a global patent portfolio of assigned technologies, businesses and projects through routine communication and (re)alignment in the context of dynamic business goals --- Acting as an in-house expert on U.S. patent law to provide support and counseling to foreign patent attorneys in Solvay's Materials division --- Participating and contributing to team routines/tools/decision-making processes for all relevant, patent-related matters --- Drafting and negotiating non-disclosure agreements and, eventually, other IP related agreements including patent licensing, joint-development and research agreements (patent agents may work on agreements under the supervision of a licensed US attorney) The Patent Counsel is expected to at least efficiently draft and prosecute patent applications with minimal supervision. Education and Experience --- Bachelor's degree in chemistry, materials science, or a related chemical discipline --- USPTO registered patent agent or patent attorney --- Minimum 3 years of experience in patent practice, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications --- Comfortable working in a multicultural and international professional environment Skills --- MUST BE A TEAM PLAYER who is willing to be proactive in assisting her/his IAM colleagues --- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills --- Good analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills --- Self-motivated, open-minded, structured and collaborative --- Ability to organize a challenging workload and promptly adapt planning when confronted with unforeseen changes --- Ability to relate easily at all levels within the organization, particularly to those in the Research and Innovation and in Business --- Knowledge of a foreign language, such as Chinese or French, is a plus, but is not mandatory. Job ID 12529 If you'd like to find out more about what happens next with your application or get some tips on how to complete it. If you are experiencing difficulties in completing or sending your application, help is available.

Keywords: Solvay (FR), Alpharetta , Patent Counsel - Solvay Materials Division, Legal , Alpharetta, Georgia

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