European Patent Attorney
Porvoo, Finland or Stenungsund, Sweden
The Opportunity: You have the opportunity to join Borealis, one of Europe's leading producers of polyethylene and polypropylene, which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. This opportunity has arisen due to the continual growth of patent activities and the on-going heightened profile and visibility of their IP business. Intellectual property has taken on ever-increasing importance in business-critical decisions and has become regarded as a provider of value-added services in support of Borealis’ commercial objectives. In mirroring the evolving commercial objectives, the IPR department has increased its engagement with the business, ensuring that it is part of decision-making and supportive of the daily challenges. In addition, the IP department provides strategic advice and expertise along the entire value chain, interacting with all R&D units but also with the commercial function and business development units. The Head of IPR is looking to appoint a European Patent Attorney who comes with more than just the professional substantive IP experience. She is looking for someone who can engage with the business, who understands how IP influences the objectives of research, and who is interested in taking on a full and varied caseload with the possibility of attending Oppositions and Appeal proceedings.
You will be educated in chemical engineering, chemistry, process engineering or a related degree and have at least five years’ experience in either private practice or inhouse. The breadth of the technologies allows for some flexibility on your scientific background. This role is a key appointment into the team and as such you need to be European (or US) qualified in order to manage the more complex cases, particularly at opposition stage, as well as adding input and value to the growth and development of the IPR Department. Substantial experience of patent capture and prosecution. Much of the substantive component of the work can be outsourced depending on workload commitments. Understanding of FTO investigations is also of key importance in the position in order to better advise the business on strategic decisions. Successfully handling patent opposition and appeal proceedings, including oral proceedings.
Applications: Please contact MWA on +44 113 3910862 or alternatively e-mail Kieron Wright, Director or Sophie Caygill, Search Associate: [email protected]
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All third party applications will be forwarded to MWA for assessment.