BASF Intellectual Property Counsel - Florham Park, NJ or Wyandotte, MI in Florham Park, New Jersey

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2015. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking Counsel to join our Intellectual Property team. The Intellectual Property Counsel will support various research & development and business groups in order to support BASF Corporation’s global initiatives for a broad range of business groups. The role will advise various R&D and business functions to support both technical developments and address contract needs related to IP issues in order to deliver IP related support across various BASF business groups.

Intellectual Property Counsel – Florham Park, NJ or Wyandotte, MI (1700357)

You will be responsible for a broad range of intellectual property matters, focused primarily on transactional matters. You will be self-motivated to maintain awareness of legal and technical issues relevant to the assigned clients, as well as having a strong interest in the underlying business, to provide pragmatic, cost-effective, business-friendly solutions to the IP issues that arise and further support driving change throughout the R&D and business organizations.

Formula for Success: You Will…

Contract and Transactional Work

  • Drafting, negotiating, implementing, and interpreting a variety of intellectual property agreements, including chemistry related secrecy agreements, material transfer agreements, licenses, technology transfer agreements, research collaboration contracts with both public and private sector institutions, joint development agreements and other agreements having a significant intellectual property component.

  • Work with R&D and business unit leaders on both a regional and global level to ensure proper agreements are identified and put in place.

Other IP-Related Legal Work

  • Provide day-to-day IP guidance and counseling in North America to R&D, General Legal, Tax, and relevant business functions, both line management and senior management, expanding advice to global team members and management as may be required.

  • Develop and provide IP training in coordination with other members of BASF's international patent and general legal teams.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Juris Doctorate degree, licensed to practice in a U.S. jurisdiction and before USPTO; minimum 2 years overall legal experience

  • 2 years of IP transactional work experience, including technology transfer; licensing; joint collaboration, development, acquisition and other complex agreements having a significant IP component; and IP due diligence at a large law firm;

  • Ability to provide quality and timely work product with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to handle a significant amount of work to protect innovations through intellectual property in a budget constrained environment

  • Ability to convey strong business judgment and social skills for the role in mediating between competing business interests

  • Strong communication skills with all levels in the organization

You may also have…

  • Knowledge and/or experience in patent drafting and prosecution and/or IP litigation

Job: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN-Legal North America

Title: Intellectual Property Counsel - Florham Park, NJ or Wyandotte, MI

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1700357

Other Locations: US-MI-Wyandotte