Solvay Patent Attorney in Milano province, Italy

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Solvay Group/Research & Innovation/Intellectual Assess Management

is looking for :* *Patent Attorney

Qualification/Experiences and knowledge

  • excellent educational background to Master degree level or beyond in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science with focus on polymer science, or a related chemistry discipline;

  • at least three years of professional experience in IP either from industrial background or from private practice;

  • ideally, but not necessarily, holding EQE qualification; candidates not qualified/part qualified will be equally considered provided commitment to complement IP training through EQE qualification;

  • experience in drafting and prosecuting applications with the minimum of supervision;

  • expertise in European patent law and related IP law, including experience in general counseling on IP-related issues/opportunities.

Other key skills and attributes:

  • Good personal and communication skills, optimum proficiency in both verbal and written English (working language); deep knowledge of an additional foreign language would be a plus;

  • Be able to autonomously work locally to provide IP services to technical and business stakeholders based in Bollate (IT) within a global IP team, sharing global policies, strategies and approaches;

  • Be highly motivated, with the ability to pro-actively organize a challenging workload and promptly adapt planning when confronted with unforeseen changes;

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills together with the ability to relate easily at all levels within the organization, particularly to those in the Research, Development and Business;

  • Be focused with an attention to detail balanced by sound common sense;

  • Be keen to work in a multicultural and cross-border professional environment;

  • Be prepared to travel as and when the occasion demands.

Key responsibilities associated to the proposed position:

  • Persistently partner, challenge and counsel internal clients on opportunities to protect their inventions;

  • Draft, file and prosecutepatentsfrom internal inventors such as for new products, novel manufacturing processes, novel uses thereof;

  • Take parts in preparation of opinions regarding Freedom-to-Operate (FTO), validity of third parties' IP rights, and other IP-related matters;

  • Continuously deepen professional expertise and proactively share with IP community advances/news/peculiarities of EP/IT patent law, case law, doctrine, of interest for the entire group;

  • Be able to understand all underlying technicalities and challenges of ongoing R&D&T projects and constantly improve effectiveness in interactions with scientists’ community;

  • Ensure monitoring of IP scenario in certain product lines/fields of endeavors of interest to Solvay group and proactively disseminate information within RD&T and business community;

  • Consistently endeavor to ensure respect of Solvay’s IPRs in specific fields of activity of Solvay Group, including supporting Solvay teams (Business, Sales and Marketing, RD&T) for detecting possible infringement acts and systematically advice on actions to be undertaken;

  • Progressively share active responsibility for handling and managing patent portfolio of certain technologies/businesses, targets, and projects.

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Title: Patent Attorney

Location: Italy-Milano province-Bollate

Requisition ID: GBU003086

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