Company Name KWS
Location Einbeck, Germany
Date Posted Oct 12, 2016
Category Default
Job Type Full-Time


European Patent Attorney (m/f)/IP Operations Manager (m/f)
Life Sciences/Biotech/Breeding

With a strong focus on patent prosecution we are looking for a creative team player with several years of work experience on a
permanent and full time basis, who has strong management and communication skills and the ability to analytical and problem
solving thinking. The position on a full-time and permanent basis is located at KWS SAAT SE in Einbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Your tasks:
Responsibility for all patent prosecution matters related to inventions
from plant biotech, breeding, seed technology and other areas,
including management of patent drafting, filing and prosecution for all
major jurisdictions with a special focus on China
Pro-actively screen for inventions and act as the first line of contact for
inventors, along with offering professional IP advice
Development and Management of KWS patent portfolio in close
connection with stakeholders, including the creation and
implementation of global patent filing strategies
Provide IP and business advise and training to R&D and breeding
teams, licensing teams and other in-house clients on IP rights
Responsibility for competitor IP analyses, including monitoring and
development of defense strategies

We offer:
A competent, motivated and growing team
An interesting, international and diverse function with interfaces to R&D, Breeding, Business Development and Legal Affairs
Targeted professional and personal development opportunities
Flexible working hours

Your profile:
Full professional qualification as a European
Patent Attorney
MSc or PhD in life sciences, biology,
agronomy, plant breeding or in a related
Working experience in patent practice
Profound knowledge about German
Employee Inventions Act
Excellent analytical and problem solving
Ability to communicate and present to all
hierarchy levels of the global organization
Excellent English and German language
Chinese language skills are of advantageous

KWS Services Deutschland GmbH
Human Resources, Robert Graf
P.O. 1463, 37555 Einbeck; Germany
Phone: +49 5561 311-1239

Please send your detailed job application quoting the job posting number,

job posting number:
378 E

KWS has been breeding crops for the moderate climatic zone for more than 160 years. The company is now one of the world’s leading seed producers. It has some 4,700 employees and a footprint touching more than 70 countries.
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