BASF Intellectual Property Specialist/Counsel - Florham Park, NJ in Florham Park, New Jersey

At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

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 and Glassdoor as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

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Intellectual Property Specialist / Counsel - Florham Park, NJ (1702706)

The primary responsibilities of the Specialist/Counsel, Intellectual Property (IP) position are to provide, in a timely and effective manner, the highest-quality legal support for a range of business-oriented IP transactional services for, and to build partnerships with, business units within BASF Corporation requiring such services. In your role as Counsel, Intellectual Property, you will have direct responsibility for reviewing, negotiating, and drafting a range of contracts such as:

  • Confidentiality agreements with universities, research organizations, commercial partners and private sector institutions to implement long-term strategic and commercial objectives for the subject IP;

  • Material transfer agreements covering early-stage, proprietary chemistry and/or biotechnology materials and/or products;

  • Service agreements; and

  • Consultant agreements.

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.

Ingredients for Success – What We Look for in You….

  • Bachelor's Degree required.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, preferably with IP and/or transactional practice.

  • JD degree or a graduate-level degree in the field of law or jurisprudence is preferred.

  • Admission to practice before the USPTO is preferred.

  • Background and/or experience in chemistry, biotechnology, or biology is preferred.

Final offer commensurate with experience.

Job: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN-Legal North America

Title: Intellectual Property Specialist/Counsel - Florham Park, NJ

Location: NJ-Florham Park

Requisition ID: 1702706