BASF (Senior) Patent Counsel (m/f) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

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Job Field: Legal & Tax

Location: Ludwigshafen, DE

Company: BASF SE

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: EN57050633ONLE3

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, without regard to gender, age, origin, sexual orientation, disability or belief. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Ludwigshafen is the world's largest integrated chemical complex and home to BASF Group headquarters. Located in the heart of Europe's Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, you will find this to be an attractive place for both work and leisure time.

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What you can expect

In the position of Patent Counsel (m/f) within the Global Intellectual Property unit, you will be the point of contact for all issues associated with intellectual property rights.

  • In the process, you will advise marketing, research, development and production teams on identifying ideas that merit protection and will be involved in preparing global patent strategies.

  • You will analyze third-party IP rights and be responsible for monitoring and supporting an existing patent portfolio, drafting new applications and the associated grant, opposition and appeal procedures.

  • You will support the market launch of products and advise the operational business in complex intellectual property rights situations.

  • You will be involved in contract negotiations and will draft contracts regarding intellectual property rights.

What we expect

  • After earning your degree in chemistry or engineering, you have already gathered several years of professional experience in the area of industrial property rights.

  • Ideally, you have passed the exam to become a German "Patentanwalt" and/or European Patent Attorney.

  • You have already drafted patent applications on your own and have experience working on the relevant procedures before the patent offices.

  • It is easy for you to identify and depict complex technical and legal matters.

  • You are familiar with the common standard IT applications and preferably have knowledge and skills in the area of contracts relating to intellectual property rights.

  • You actively contribute within the team in order to achieve goals together, seek out entrepreneurial opportunities, advance topics on your own initiatives and communicate and argue persuasively in both German and English.

We offer

  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and "on-the-job" training as part of a committed team.

  • Support of all employees by using different measures to ensure the balance of professional and private life.

  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

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