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Mechanical Patent Attorney

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Passirana di Rho, MI, IT

Sealed Air partners with customers to solve their most critical packaging challenges with innovative solutions that leave our world, environment, and communities better than we found them. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands includes Cryovac® food packaging and Bubble Wrap® protective packaging which respectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.7 billion in sales in 2018 and has approximately 15,500 employees who serve customers in 123 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

MISSION:

As a member of the Intellectual Property (IP) team of Sealed Air’s Global Legal Department, the primary functions of the Mechanical Patent Attorney - National or Fully/partly EQE qualified are to pro-actively identify, acquire, and perfect IP assets for the company; provide business support in the form of counseling, analysis, and opinions pertaining to IP issues associated with new and existing products; and increase IP awareness and knowledge within the company by engaging and educating company personnel in both formal and informal training sessions.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct in-depth interviews with inventors to ascertain patentable subject matter.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications.
  • Perform or commission and analyze patent searches of all types, including state-of-the-art, landscape, freedom-to-practice, validity, and patentability.
  • Evaluate company and third party IP; provide infringement, validity, and freedom-to-practice assessments and opinions; determine, effectively communicate, and build consensus on all necessary actions resulting from such assessments, and lead the implementation thereof.
  • Advise product development/research teams with regard to potential risks relating to third parties’ IP rights.
  • Negotiate and draft IP-related agreements, including confidentiality, licensing, and joint development agreements.
  • Provide IP litigation support in coordination with litigation counsel.
  • Contribute to the formation of IP strategies and policies.
  • Acquire and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current IP laws and practices.
  • Provide IP training and IP counselling to company personnel.
Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Technical University degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automation engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent.
  • National patent attorney qualification.
  • Full European patent attorney (EQE) qualification preferred; will consider partial qualification.
  • Computer literate.
  • Solid experience dealing with mechanical inventions.
  • Fluent in English, and preferably basic knowledge of German or French.  
  • Time-management skills, detail-oriented & organized, strong analytical mind, pro-active and responsive, a team player, able to build relationships across functions.

Requisition id: 29428 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).

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