Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites.
Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
We are seeking a patent attorney with a chemistry background. As a member of our group responsible for small molecule pharmaceutical products, you will advise our scientists on the patenting of inventions in this field. You will secure patent protection, freedom to operate and market exclusivity during the life cycle of Roche's products in close collaboration with the members of all functions involved.
Handling of invention reports and drafting of patent applications in close collaboration with Research & Development, reviewing of planned publications
Responsibility for patent aspects of small molecule projects and products, including prosecution, defense and enforcement of patent rights
Patent portfolio management, supporting the decision making process for worldwide filings, maintenance and abandonment of patent filings
Performing freedom to operate analyses
Evaluate contract terms related to IP and coordinate with the Legal and Licensing departments on the drafting and negotiating of same.
Who you are
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
A strong chemistry background, preferably with PhD, and a broadly based interest in science and technology. You are a qualified or partly qualified European Patent Attorney or have an equivalent training/or work experience
English language skills, knowledge of additional languages, in particular German will be an advantage
Strong interest in patent law and interdisciplinary matters with a will to broaden horizons in this field and taking pleasure in a variety of intellectually stimulating work
Well-developed analytical and writing skills, finely honed interpersonal skills
The ability to work to tight deadlines and to handle several projects simultaneously
A well-structured, reliable and precise style of work, strong business acumen