6 days ago

Senior Patent Attorney (m/f), 100%

EDP Personalberatung GmbH

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Our client, DSM Nutritional Products, is a global Life Science company with approximately 25’000 employees worldwide, of which over 2’000 based in Switzerland. As a world leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other nutritional solutions, DSM delivers innovative solutions in markets such as Animal Nutrition & Health, Human Nutrition & Health and Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients.

With the dramatic increase of patent filings in China in recent years, DSM needs support within the Nutrition Innovation Center in Kaiseraugst, near Basel. For this reason we are looking for a Chinese speaking, highly motivated and solution oriented

Senior Patent Attorney (m/f), 100%


  • Key role in the implementation and protection of the company’s IP strategy within a team of highly qualified professionals
  • Guide Management to define and realize an adequate IP strategy and contribute to the creation, development and exploitation of the DSM patent portfolio
  • Pursue market changes; support the company acquisitions and divestments
  • Monitor, share and implement IP developments concerning Asia, especially China
  • Globally coordinate IP activities with IP agents, principally in Asia/Pacific
  • Take responsibility in licensing and contract negotiations
  • Defend own patents and attack third party patents where appropriate, particularly in written and oral opposition, and appeal proceedings before Patent Offices worldwide
  • Handle numerous cases simultaneously, many of which are subject to strict deadlines
  • Instruct and manage outside counsels, especially in China
  • Advise and build interactive relationships with customers in R&D, Business, Licensing and Legal department on IP-related matters


  • Chinese Patent Qualification
  • Degree in Chemistry/Life Sciences
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the field of IP for a Senior Patent Attorney, of which at least three years in Chinese patent prosecution and third-party patent evaluation
  • Professional experience in the Life Science sector
  • Good understanding of international patent law
  • Proficient oral and written command of English and Chinese
  • Flexible and proactive approach, excellent analytical skills and ability to take responsible and adequate decisions
  • Independent and well-organized personality with an ability to operate in a multinational environment


In case of any questions please contact Maja Wermelinger-de Vos at 061 269 90 60.

EDP Personalberatung GmbH
Frau Maja Wermelinger-de Vos
Freie Strasse 17
4001 Basel
061 269 90 60