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Mechanical Patent Attorney

LOCATION: 

Passirana di Rho, Milan, IT, 20017

REQ ID:  30841

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.8 billion in sales in 2019 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 124 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

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.
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: 30841 

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.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.
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