12 days ago

Patent Attorney


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We are recruiting a qualified European Patent Attorney to join our Intellectual Property department. You will report to the Head of Global Intellectual Property and are based in our office in Zug.

Patent Attorney

Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, bring value and foster relationships. The positions are suited to patent attorneys with experience in the field of biotechnology or chemistry.

You will: 

  • work independently across a wide portfolio of activities ranging from drafting, prosecution, licensing, and contentious proceedings
  • collaborate with scientists and partners in adjacent business functions, and display confidence in advising and defending complex IP portfolios 
  • develop into a role in which you will become a trusted business advisor, counselling Science & Technology management teams and business and commercial management teams on matters relating to IP risks and opportunities

Are you someone who wants to grow your world? Who succeeds being in a culture where you can express yourself in a creative team environment? Who wants to collaborate and learn together with your co-workers who are as passionate as you are? Then join us.

You have:

  • Advanced degree (preferably PhD) in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Chemistry
  • Qualified as a European Patent Attorney with at least 3 years of experience in corporate or private practice
  • Out-going personality, excellent interpersonal skills in order to relate and communicate with individuals at all levels within the company
  • Experience with building relationships with scientists, legal and business/commercial teams
  • Excellent verbal/written skills, demonstrating the ability to articulate complex technical and legal issues in a concise and comprehensible manner
  • Business fluent in English; other language skills are an asset
  • Willingness to travel between Givaudan’s business sites

Our Benefits:

  • Variable pension fund contribution
  • Sport and leisure club
  • Company shop
  • Staff restaurant
  • Public transportation support

Your future employer?

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers' preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that 'engage your senses'. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

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