RES000991Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges.
We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Our products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability.
Our lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, our formulations optimize the use of resources, and our performance chemicals improve air and water quality.
Position : Patent Counsel Site : São Paulo orPaulínia
Entity : R&I / Intellectual Assess ManagementTo reinforce our Intellectual Assets Management (Corporate R&I) presence in LATAM, we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Patent Counsel who will report to the Pole Novecare, Tech Solutions & Latam.
The position is based in Sao Paulo, Campinas might be an option.Job Overview and Responsibilities Key responsibilities :
Persistently partner, challenge and counsel internal clients on opportunities to protect their inventions;
Draft, file and prosecute patents from internal inventors such as for new products, novel manufacturing processes, novel uses thereof;
Prepare opinions regarding Freedom-to-Operate (FTO), validity of third parties' IP rights, and other IP-related matters;
Monitor patent prosecution of third parties patent rights under survey and regularly consult and advice related businesses on possible action plans;
Negotiate and draft confidentiality agreements and actively participate to any other IP-related agreements;
Support intellectual property litigation;
Continuously deepen professional expertise and proactively share with IP community advances / news / peculiarities of BR / Latin America patent law, case law, doctrine, of interest for the entire group;
Be able to understand all underlying technicalities and challenges of ongoing R&D&T projects and constantly improve effectiveness in interactions with scientists’ community.
Education and Experience- Excellent educational background to Master degree level or beyond in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science or a related chemistry discipline;
Professional experience in IP either from industrial background or from private practice in Brazil;
Experience in consulting / searching in Latin America patent office databases, in particular INPI-BR database.
Expertise in Brazilian patent law and related IP law, including experience in general counseling on IP-related issues / opportunities;
Skills-Be able to autonomously work with minimum supervision and a remote reporting;
Be highly motivated, with the ability to pro-actively organize a challenging workload and promptly adapt planning when confronted with unforeseen changes;
Possess excellent interpersonal skills together with the ability to relate easily at all levels within the organization, particularly to those in the Research, Development and Business;
Be focused with an attention to detail balanced by sound common sense;
Be keen to work in a multicultural and cross-border professional environment;
Be prepared to travel as and when the occasion demands.-Optimum proficiency in both verbal and written English and Portuguese (both working language);
Spanish or French is a plus;Additional Information Talent Acquision HR : Nicolle Lima
Posting date : 21 / 09 / 2018
Application's Deadline : 20 / 10 / 2018